The Electronic journal and its implications for the digital library

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105169
Title:
The Electronic journal and its implications for the digital library
Author:
McKnight, Cliff; Dillon, Andrew; Shackel, Brian
Editors:
Harrison, Teresa M.; Stephens, Timothy
Citation:
The Electronic journal and its implications for the digital library 1996, :351-368 Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
Publisher:
New York: SUNY Press (SUNY Series in Computer-Mediated Communication)
Journal:
Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105169
Submitted date:
2006-08-02
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: McKnight, C., Dillon, A. and Shackel, B. (1996) The electronic journal and its implications for the digital library. In T. Harrison and T. Stephens (eds.) Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. NY: SUNY Press, 351-368. 1. INTRODUCTION: It is now over ten years since the first electronic journal experiments (e.g., EIES, BLEND) and the intervening years have not seen researchers being idle in this field. Indeed, while experiments have continued apace in an attempt to answer various questions such as the appropriateness of particular interfaces, electronic journals have continued to appear. The third edition of the ARL list (Okerson, 1993) contains 45 electronic journals while the first edition, only two years earlier (Okerson, 1991), listed only 27. This might suggest reasonably rapid growth but in actual fact represents a high rate of turnover also -- 16 of the original 27 do not appear in the latest list. We therefore start this chapter from the assumption that electronic journals will continue to be a feature of the scholarly communication process, although not all will survive. Our second assumption arises from our experiences in the design, implementation and evaluation of information technology based systems in general, not just electronic journals. That is, we assume that in order to be acceptable, any system attempting to replace an existing technology must enable users to perform their necessary tasks in a way which is at least as easy as the existing system. The new system must offer at least as much (and preferably more) than the existing system, otherwise motivation to move from the old to the new is not high. In the present context, this means that the successful electronic journals will be those which not only support the scholarly communication process and all the other user requirements satisfied by paper based journals, but also support additional, enhanced facilities such as tailorable presentation formats, integrated interactive discussion about articles, flexible indexing and retrieval, hypertext linking and so forth.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Digital Libraries; Cognitive Science; Scholarly Communication; Psychology; Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorShackel, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.editorHarrison, Teresa M.en_US
dc.contributor.editorStephens, Timothyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-02T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:31Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-02en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Electronic journal and its implications for the digital library 1996, :351-368 Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105169-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: McKnight, C., Dillon, A. and Shackel, B. (1996) The electronic journal and its implications for the digital library. In T. Harrison and T. Stephens (eds.) Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. NY: SUNY Press, 351-368. 1. INTRODUCTION: It is now over ten years since the first electronic journal experiments (e.g., EIES, BLEND) and the intervening years have not seen researchers being idle in this field. Indeed, while experiments have continued apace in an attempt to answer various questions such as the appropriateness of particular interfaces, electronic journals have continued to appear. The third edition of the ARL list (Okerson, 1993) contains 45 electronic journals while the first edition, only two years earlier (Okerson, 1991), listed only 27. This might suggest reasonably rapid growth but in actual fact represents a high rate of turnover also -- 16 of the original 27 do not appear in the latest list. We therefore start this chapter from the assumption that electronic journals will continue to be a feature of the scholarly communication process, although not all will survive. Our second assumption arises from our experiences in the design, implementation and evaluation of information technology based systems in general, not just electronic journals. That is, we assume that in order to be acceptable, any system attempting to replace an existing technology must enable users to perform their necessary tasks in a way which is at least as easy as the existing system. The new system must offer at least as much (and preferably more) than the existing system, otherwise motivation to move from the old to the new is not high. In the present context, this means that the successful electronic journals will be those which not only support the scholarly communication process and all the other user requirements satisfied by paper based journals, but also support additional, enhanced facilities such as tailorable presentation formats, integrated interactive discussion about articles, flexible indexing and retrieval, hypertext linking and so forth.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNew York: SUNY Press (SUNY Series in Computer-Mediated Communication)en_US
dc.subjectDigital Librariesen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Scienceen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.titleThe Electronic journal and its implications for the digital libraryen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalComputer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Centuryen_US
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