Impact of Electronic Publishing: The Future for Libraries and Publishers, 1st Edition

  • David J. Brown
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  • ISBN-10: 3598440138
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440137
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 355 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This book is the second edition of the popular 1996 title Electronic Publishing and Libraries: Planning for the Impact and Growth to 2003, which is an essential update arising from the need for scholarly information dissemination in this area due to the rapid pace of change.

There are two noticeable improvements to this edition compared to the last one. Firstly, the organization of the material is separated into groups involved in the electronic publishing industry, making it easier for users to find relevant information. Secondly, the book is now larger in size allowing it to present the detailed diagrams more clearly. Like the previous edition, the title still 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. Plus, all the sources of the original book are revisited and updated.

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background.
2: Phase One.
3: Industry Evolution.
4: End User Behaviour.
5: Measuring the Value of Information.
6: Phase Two.
7: Electronic Information Industry Structure.
8: The Key Players.
9: Publication Formats.
10: Legal Developments.
11: Geographical Trends.
12: Research Disciplines.
13: Phase Three.
14: Drivers for Change.
15: Financial and Administrative Drivers.
16: Business Models as Driver for Change.
17: Funding Research as a Driver for Change.
18: Technological Drivers.
19: Efficiency Improvements as a Driver for Change.
20: Technology as a Driver for Change.
21: Data and Datasets as a Driver for Change.
22: Mining of Text and Data.
23: E-Science and Cyberinfrastructure as Drivers for Change.
24: Workflow Processes and Virtual Research Environments.
25: The Semantic Web as a Driver for Change.
26: Mobile Devices as Driver for Change.
27: Archiving and Preservation as Drivers for Change.
28: Social Drivers.
29: The Google Generation.
30: Findability as a Driver for change.
31: Web 2.0 and Social Collaboration as Drivers for Change.
32: Trust.
33: Timeline – Emergence of Electronic Publishing.
34: Summary and Recommendations.
Figures and Tables.