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The Impact of Electronic Publishing on the Academic Community

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Contents

Preface
The Working Group
Abbreviations

Session 1: The present situation and the likely future
Introduction
I. Butterworth
The impact of information technology and networks: new perspectives for scientific, technical and medical publishing
A. de Kemp
- Electronic version not available
Electronic publishing and the academic community: a publisher's perspective
A. Dixon
Electronic publishing in astronomy
P.B. Boyce
Cutting the pie in a new way: the case of the Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence
E. Sandewall
All or none: no stable hybrid or half-way solutions for launching the learned periodical literature into the post-Gutenberg galaxy
S. Harnad and M. Hemus
The future of the Worldwide Web and its impact on our institutions
D.M. Sendall
Update, September 1996
Paul Ginsparg

Session 2: Legal and political issues
Introduction
S. Strömholm
Legal and ethical issues; managing legislation
A. Turner QC
Copyright principles in a digital scientific world
T. Dreier
Managing copyright in a digital environment
J. Bing

Session 3: The content and quality of academic communication
Introduction
M. Jacob
The traditional journal
P. Landshoff
A system for electronic peer review
A.G. Cohen
Peer review and electronic publishing
J. Zinn-Justin
The impact of electronic publishing on the physics community: the point of view of a physicist
F. Laloë
- Electronic version not available
A blueprint for electronic publishing in physics
J.C. Sens

Session 4: Social and cultural issues
Introduction
P. Zanella
Electronic publishing trends and advances
F. Mastroddi
The impact of information technologies on research and development activities in Georgia
P.J. Kervalishvili

Session 5: Digital libraries and archiving of electronic information
Introduction
P.J.D. Drenth
Digital library work: meeting user needs
M.G. Lindquist
Scholarly communication and the licensing of electronic publications
A. Okerson
The development of digital libraries
J. Meadows
The future has arrived
R. Peek
Organizing for digital archiving: new distribution models in the scientific information chain
J. Mackenzie Owen
Choices in digital archiving: the American experience
D.J. Waters
Preservation of research materials: a domain crossing national boundaries
Y. de Lusenet
Discussion after Session 5
P.J.D. Drenth

Session 6: Access to scientific data repositories
Introduction
E.J. Neuhold
Electronic databases and the scientific record
G. Cameron
From private data to public knowledge
O. Kennard
Political decisions and economic issues
B. Levrat

Session 7: Supplementary papers
Introduction
Scientific communication as an object of science
J.G. Kircz
Riding the knowledge waves of the centuries to come
H.-D. Böcker
From the book to the electronic edition of literary texts
T. Orlandi
Open questions with some answers on the impact of electronic publishing on the academic community
D. Corpakis

General conclusions
I. Butterworth

List of participants
Subject index
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