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This paper offers seven things one should know about open textbook publishing. These seven facts are: (1) The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-reader devices, and a trend in publishing toward…
Descriptors: Textbook Publication, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information, Internet
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King, Donald W.; Griffiths, Jose-Marie – Library Trends, 1995
Examines economic issues of electronic scholarly journal publishing. Highlights include costs, supply and demand, library article-borrowing versus journal-purchasing, and future perspectives. Publication and distribution information is provided in eight tables and three figures. (AEF)
Descriptors: Costs, Economic Factors, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing
Foster, W. Tad – 1990
This guide contains a proposed curriculum for an introductory secondary and postsecondary course in electronic publishing. The course is designed to allow students to develop technical competence and knowledge in a real-life, practical environment that fosters the development of problem-solving, decision-making, and creativity. The teacher…
Descriptors: Computers, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Electronic Equipment
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Reitmeyer, Morgan T. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
The article explores three WAC/WID programs that were presented in 1990 in "Programs That Work: Models and Methods for Writing Across the Curriculum" by Toby Fulwiler and Art Young. The author interviewed current directors of the University of Michigan program, the University of Chicago Little Red Schoolhouse, and the George Mason…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Writing Across the Curriculum, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes
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Liu, Ziming – Information Processing & Management, 2003
Explores trends in transforming scholarly publishing and possible implications for electronic publishing and digital libraries. Topics include changes in collaborative research; changes in volume of information production; and age of cited documents and how older documents are used in today's network environment. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals
Wallas, Philip – 1996
Trends in publishing, advances in technology and pressures on library budgets have combined to put libraries and publishers at odds with each other. Research libraries expect broad, easy access to electronic information, greater convenience and faster delivery but at reduced cost. Publishers are exploring new channels for distributing their…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Security, Document Delivery, Electronic Publishing
Okerson, Ann Shumelda, Ed.; O'Donnell, James J., Ed. – 1995
This document presents an Internet discussion that took place on a number of electronic forums about scientific and scholarly journals and their future. Six principle discussants and about two dozen others advance both radical and traditional views. Topics include housing a comprehensive scientific electronic publishing system, responsibility for…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Costs, Discussion Groups, Electronic Journals
Koch, H. William – 1983
Three general features of scholarly journals--internal processing, format, and form--are examined with regard to journals published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Reasons for the minor impact of electronic processing on output forms and display formats in physics journals are discussed, including the dependence of such journals on the…
Descriptors: Automation, Display Systems, Editing, Information Retrieval
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Brichford, Maynard; Maher, William – Library Trends, 1995
Addresses issues of electronic publishing from an archival perspective, including authentication, mutability, reformatting, preservation, editorial and administrative policies, costs, the role of librarians and archivists, technical procedures, access and the rights of privacy and freedom of information, and standards. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Costs, Electronic Publishing
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Hakala, Juha – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2006
Purpose: This article aims to describe the state of the art of bibliographic identifiers used in digital libraries. Design/methodology/approach: A model with seven layers is used to define the scope of the identifiers that exist within the digital library field. Findings: Based on an analysis of the identifiers a conclusion is drawn that many new…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Identification, Electronic Publishing, Models
Schwerin, Julie B. – Electronic and Optical Publishing Review, 1987
Presents the estimated market values of optical data disk products in 1987 and 1988, and describes the primary and secondary market indicators used to evaluate product standings. The discussion covers issues affecting electronic publishing and the optical disk industry. (CLB)
Descriptors: Databases, Electronic Publishing, Evaluation Criteria, Online Vendors
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands). – 1986
Presented as part of a roundtable discussion by editors of library journals at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, "Electronic Publishing," by Hirokazu Iwata of Japan, discusses Dai Nippon Printing's response to new media and electronic publishing. Various aspects of the computerized processing…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
Chuck, Lysbeth B. – Searcher, 1998
Examines electronic book selling and publishing, with a detailed look at, National Association of Science Writers, and *bylines* sites. Discusses costs/profits; differences between traditional and electronic book selling; customer feedback; ordering procedures; membership; out-of-print titles; the Direct-to-Web model of electronic…
Descriptors: Books, Business, Costs, Development
Shirrell, Robert – 1997
This paper comments on three presentations (Janet Fisher, Malcolm Getz, and Bill Regier) at the Scholarly Communication and Technology Conference; it focuses on publisher costs, and also discusses the electronic publishing efforts undertaken at the University of Chicago Press. Janet Fisher, from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Press,…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing
Whiteley, Sandy – American Libraries, 1992
Provides brief company profiles and describes sales methods and electronic publishing ventures for six encyclopedia publishers: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.; World Book; Grolier; the P.F. Collier encyclopedia division of Macmillan Publishing; Funk & Wagnalls; and Standard Educational Corp. (MES)
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Encyclopedias, Merchandising, Profiles
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