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Scholarly Communication in the Next Millennium: Selected Papers from Canada's Policy Conference
     

Scholarly Communication in the Next Millennium: Selected Papers from Canada's Policy Conference

by Rowland Lorimer (Editor), John H.V. Gilbert (Editor), Ruth J. Patrick (Editor)
 

Profound changes in the production, acquisition and use of scientific and scholarly knowledge have occurred since World War II.

Scholarly Communication in the Next Millennium explores a rich mosaic of issues — from technical to ethical; science to humanities; authors to readers; students to scholars — presented by electronic publishers,

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Profound changes in the production, acquisition and use of scientific and scholarly knowledge have occurred since World War II.

Scholarly Communication in the Next Millennium explores a rich mosaic of issues — from technical to ethical; science to humanities; authors to readers; students to scholars — presented by electronic publishers, information specialists, librarians, government officials, scholars, scholars’ associations, business consultants and researchers in the field.

Their inspired considerations and recommendations are presented here along with a synopsis of the policy priorities and actions recommended by the participants.

Scholarly Communication in the Next Millennium: Selected Papers from Canada’s Policy Conference, a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication (Vol. 22, No. 3/4), is essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of scholarly publishing and the effects of electronic technology.

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Contains papers from a March 1997 conference describing recent developments in scholarly communication, especially scholarly journal publishing. Topics discussed include human and economic factors affecting the acceptance of electronic journals by readers, electronic publishing in science, a faculty perspective on scholarly publishing in Canada, and needs of students. Appendices offer final reports from the conference. Co-published as a special issue of the (v.2, issues 3/4). No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780969898320
Publisher:
Canadian Journal of Communications Corporation
Publication date:
01/08/1998
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rowland Lorimer is editor of the Canadian Journal of Communication and director of the Master of Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University.

Ruth J. Patrick is university librarian at the University of British Columbia.

John H.V. Gilbert is professor and coordinator of Health Sciences, University of British Columbia.

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