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ERIC Number: EJ1044679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
Understanding Textual Authorship in the Digital Environment: Lessons from Historical Perspectives
Velagic, Zoran; Hasenay, Damir
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v18 n3 suppl Sep 2013
Introduction: The paper explains how the modern understanding of authorship developed and sets out the problems to be considered when discussing digital authorship. Method: The contextual analysis of contents of the key themes is employed; in the articulation of the conclusions, analytic and synthetic approaches are used. Results: At each turning point, a new layer, immanent to the modern concept, was assigned to authorship. Reference is made to changes reflecting the specifics of digital authorship, emphasising the context conditioning the position of author and the attitude to an authorial work. Conclusions: A digital author is more independent of a publisher; the work is more visible; attention is directed at the work at the expense of its medium. However, digital authors own material and moral rights to the work, which are international, while their position is made relative and re-examined. The behaviour of authors, the possibilities of publishing and accessing the work and the paradigm of preserving a work are changing in the digital environment. [This paper was published as part of: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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