Scholarly Communication through E-Publishing In Digital Libraries
E-publishing or electronic publishing is the distribution of information art or software, delivered electronically via Internet, CD-ROM, or other electronic devices. This material could be in the form of journals, books, music, information sites, reports etc. It allows us almost immediate access to information anytime, anywhere.
E-publishing uses new technology to deliver scholarly material like journal, books and other content to readers. E-journals and E-books are electronic versions of journals and books which are delivered to consumers in digital formats.
The beginning of 21st century has been the confluence of two powerful, long term trends in the present world, i. e. the shifting of the economy from goods to services and the rapid expansion of the information economy and electronic networks. The confluence has given rise to the era of e-service, which is defined as the provision of services over the Web, where e-publishing has brought a new meaning to education. Its culmination brings the substitution of the conventional memory based learning system. The fast development of scholarly communication through e-publishing is treated as a viable alternative to traditional communication methods which has become inevitable, and has given the wide spread acceptance to the Internet as a vehicle for knowledge transmission, channel of communication, and information retrieval.
Keywords: Electronic Publishing, Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Publishing, Major Types of e-Resources, Success of e-Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Digital Libraries
Librarian/Research Officer, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies
Section Officer, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority India
“Applying New Technologies in Digital Libraries” - TCEA Educational Technology Research Symposium, 5 - 6 February 2007, Austin, Texas, USA. http://www.tcea.org/symposium/ - (accepted for presentation)
“The E-books in libraries” has been accepted for presentation – The 5th International Conference on the Book, Madrid Spain, 20-22 Oct. 2007. (The International Journal of the Book, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.57-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 478.467KB).