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ERIC Number: ED387145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-942308-43-3
Changing Roles in Information Distribution. 1994 NFAIS Report Series, 1.
Cunningham, Ann Marie, Ed.; Wicks, Wendy, Ed.
This report tracks the evolution of information through the eyes of the five traditional "players"--author, primary publisher, secondary publisher, distributor, and information consumer. It maps the trajectory of publishing through the media landscape--from print to online to CD-ROM to networks. Representatives from each constituency describe the impact of the following factors on their identities and missions in the distribution chain: vertical integration/consolidation; economics and pricing; proprietary rights; ownership information; data scrutiny; peer review; liability issues; formats/media; multimedia permissions; and changing distribution flows. Future changes in the roles of the five players during an era of evolving distribution technologies and industry consolidation are analyzed. The five chapters are: "The Author in the Digital Environment" (Elisabeth Davenport); "The Publisher's Position: Survival in an Electronic World" (Robert Campbell); "The Evolving Information Chain and Secondary Publishers" (Dennis Auld and Nancy J. Jamiolkowski); "The Changing Business of Information Distribution" (John A. Hearty and Robert D. Smith); and "The Information Consumer in Transition" (Barbara Quint). (Each chapter has several references.) (MAS)
National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, 1429 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, Philadelphia, PA.