BL RIC logo The impact of electronic publishing on library services and resources in the UK

Title: Report of the British Library Working Party on Electronic Publishing
Editors: Peter Vickers and John Martyn.
Report ID: Library and Information Research Report 102. ISBN 0712332936.
Publishers: The British Library Board 1994.

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The report provides a summary of the present state of development of electronic publishing and its impact on libraries and information services, with particular reference to management, professional and operational implications. It includes a number of recommendations for action to be taken to overcome the problems that electronic publishing has introduced. These relate to networking, information and library strategies, access to information, legal deposit, copyright and contracts, education and training, standards, economic modelling, and future developments such as system integration. Further recommendations are incorporated in guidelines regarding licence agreements between suppliers and users of electronic publications.

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