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Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier

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Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier

Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier
Mit Pr | ISBN: 0262161575 | 1996-01 | PDF | 363 pages | 2.5 Mb

Scholarly publishing is changing and the changes will have an impact on all members of the academic community and on how they will go about creating and maintaining scholarship. Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier examines the critical issues facing universities, academics, libraries, and scholarly presses in the turbulent time when publishing is likely moving from a print to an electronic paradigm. The essays by all of the major participants in this "electronic revolution" explore the technical, social, and organizational impact of computer-mediated communication. They examine both ends of the continuum and everything in between – from how the system might be completely overhauled to a gradual retrenching where much remains the same but paper is no longer the communication medium. Some of the subjects, implicit in the various possible futures for scholarly publishing and covered here, include the role of the library with respect to electronic publications, protection of intellectual and economic property, and plagiarism. From Current Cities Magazine, Volume 7, No. 4, April 1996