The Impact of Electronic Publishing: The Future for Publishers and Librarians

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Walter de Gruyter, 2008 - Computers - 355 pages
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The title aims to quantify the future size of the electronic publishing industry, and provides practical data to support investment decisions in information systems for electronic media and serves as an aid to forward planning. The Impact of Electronic Publishing is the new, second edition of the popular 1996 title 'Electronic Publishing and Libraries: Planning for the Impact and Growth to 2003', resulting from the need for accurate, up-to-date information in the face of fast changing technologies. Two improvements in particular make this edition stand out: on the one hand, material is structured according fields significant to electronic publishing, which makes finding the information desired even easier. On the other hand, the larger format of this edition allows it to present the detailed diagrams more clearly. Further, all sources of the original book are revised and updated.

 

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Contents

Background
1
Phase
8
End User Behaviour
29
Measuring the Value of Information
47
Electronic Information Industry Structure
65
The Key Players
73
Publication Formats
103
Legal Developments
127
Technology as a Driver for Change
229
Data and Datasets as a Driver for Change
243
Mining of Text and Data
255
Escience and Cyberinfrastructure as Drivers for Change
263
The Semantic Web as a Driver for Change
271
Archiving and Preservation as Drivers for Change
279
The Google Generation
287
Web 2 0 and Social Collaboration as Drivers for Change
301

Australia
138
Drivers for Change
157
Funding Research as a Driver for Change
185
Efficiency Improvements as a Driver for Change
211
Trust
319
Summary and Recommendations
329
References
341
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Richard Boulderstone is Director of e-Strategy and Programmes, The British Library.

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