UKOLN Internet Librarian International 2000 Conference - 20-22 March 2000

Electronic Magazines: Issues In Implementation

Brian Kelly and Bernadette Daly co-authored a paper on Electronic Magazines: Issues In Implementation which was delivered by Brian Kelly at the Internet Librarian International Conference held at Olympia, London on 20-22nd March 2000. The talk was given from 4.00-4.45 on Monday 20th March.


This session provides an overview of some of the prominent electronic journals in the library/networking communities. It focuses on common issues such as electronic format, access, language, retrospective adjustments, delivery, etc. It highlights, in brief, case studies of magazines that have addressed some of these issues and provides basic guidelines for implementing an electronic magazine in 2000.

Scope and Intended Audience

The paper is based on UKOLN's experiences in providing two web magazines which are aimed at the library and information community (Ariadne and Exploit Interactive) and on plans for a third magazine which is aimed at the museums and archives community.

The paper will be of interest to organisations which provide or are thinking of providing a web magazine.


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Biographical Details

Brian Kelly is "UK Web Focus" - a JISC-funded post which provides advice to UK higher educational institutions on web developments. Brian has given many talks at conferences on a variety of aspects of the web. He has given talks on web standards, including an Update on Standards for Web Authoring at LibTech International 99. Other presentations given recently include a poster presentation at the International WWW8 conference (held in Toronto in May 1999) and participation in a panel session at Online Information 98.

Brian has also published many articles. Two articles ("The Evolution of Web Protocols" and "How Is My Web Community Doing? Monitoring Trends In Web Service Provision") were published in the Journal of Documentation in January 1999. He publishes regular columns in the Ariadne and Exploit Interactive web magazines.

Contact Information

Mr Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus
University of Bath

Phone: 01225 323943
FAX: 01225 826838