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Walls are falling: electronic publishing and the cybrary
Author(s): Giuliana A. Lavendel
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Paper Abstract

Electronic publishing rightfully belongs with that elusive puzzle academics and government officials call 'The Digital Library,' which focuses almost exclusively on the storage and retrieval aspects of information management. But electronic publishing is also part of the new 'knowledge ecology' of how information is created, distilled disseminated and utilized. It provides a staple which will remain tied to printers and paper in the foreseeable future; this is because human factors intervene to limit how much can be learned and retained from what we hear or see on a screen, no matter how richly pixel- endowed. This presentation by a longtime information manager/librarian in a Fortune 100 corporation will touch on the dilemmas faced by her profession, by publishers, and by all participants in the information market, which now represents 60% of the GDP in the United States.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3300, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts III, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298303
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Giuliana A. Lavendel, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3300:
Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts III
Giordano B. Beretta; Reiner Eschbach, Editor(s)

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