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Publication date: 1 April 1992

Donald T. Hawkins, Frank J. Smith, Bruce C. Dietlein, Eugene J. Joseph and Robert D. Rindfuss

Results of an in‐depth study of the electronic publishing (EP) industry, with particular emphasis on the consumer marketplace, are presented. EP was defined as the use of…

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Results of an in‐depth study of the electronic publishing (EP) industry, with particular emphasis on the consumer marketplace, are presented. EP was defined as the use of electronic media to deliver information to users in electronic form or from electronic sources. EP is contrasted to electronic‐aided publishing, which is the use of electronic means to format and produce a conventional information product. An “information chain” model of the information flows between publishers (or producers) and users was helpful in understanding the boundaries of EP and defining its markets. Following a review of the conventional publishing industry, a model of the forces driving the EP industry was derived. Although technology is the strongest driving force, it is by no means the only one; the others are economics, demographics, social trends, government policies, applications growth, and industry trends. Each of these forces is described in detail in a “cause and effect” scenario, from which keys to success in the EP marketplace are derived. Although there is some turmoil in the industry, with new services continuing to appear and disappear, the overall picture is one of optimism. EP should be a significant part of consumers' lives by the end of the decade.

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Internet Research, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

Donald T. Hawkins

This is the first update of the bibliography on online information retrieval that was published as a supplement to Vol. 1 of this journal. The update contains 436 references. The…

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This is the first update of the bibliography on online information retrieval that was published as a supplement to Vol. 1 of this journal. The update contains 436 references. The subject coverage is the same as that of the earlier bibliography, but some types of literature are included which were not previously covered, e.g., government reports, user manuals when published as reports etc. Many of the references in this update, therefore, date back to the time period covered in the original bibliography.

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Online Review, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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Publication date: 1 April 1978

Donald T. Hawkins

Some bibliometric characteristics of the literature of online information retrieval have been studied. A total of 1051 references in two recent bibliographies were examined. The…

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Some bibliometric characteristics of the literature of online information retrieval have been studied. A total of 1051 references in two recent bibliographies were examined. The literature grew rapidly from one paper in 1964 to 185 papers in 1975. The most rapid growth took place between 1970 and 1975. It appears that the annual growth rate has slowed since 1975. Most of the literature appeared as articles in 138 journals. 19 journals contained five or more papers each and contributed 392 papers (38% of the total). Papers on online information retrieval are dispersed in a wide variety of journals, many of them not devoted to library or information science. An unsuccessful attempt was made to apply Bradford's Law to the literature. A total of 1059 authors are cited in this literature. 22 of them contributed six or more papers each for a total of 206 papers (20% of the total). 369 of them published a paper in 1976 or 1977.

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Online Review, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1984

Donald T. Hawkins

A bibliometric study of the online retrieval literature, published in 1978, has been updated. The data are based on a recent bibliography containing 3337 references. The…

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A bibliometric study of the online retrieval literature, published in 1978, has been updated. The data are based on a recent bibliography containing 3337 references. The literature continued to grow, reaching a peak annual output of 504 papers in 1981. A plateau, predicted in 1978, was not observed. The conference literature, dispersed at the time of the 1978 bibliometric study, has become centralized in four major proceedings: the annual meetings sponsored by Online, Inc., two conferences sponsored by Learned Information, and the annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science. Online retrieval papers have appeared in 479 journals, 47 of which have published five or more papers on the subject. The distribution of papers follows Bradford's Law if conference publications and journals are considered in the total corpus. Thirty‐one authors have contributed ten or more papers.

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Online Review, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1982

Donald T. Hawkins

This is the fifth annual update of the bibliography that was published as a supplement to the first issue of Online Review. It is also the second update of the concatenated…

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This is the fifth annual update of the bibliography that was published as a supplement to the first issue of Online Review. It is also the second update of the concatenated bibliography that contained the original issue plus the first updates.

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Online Review, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1977

Donald T. Hawkins and Betty Miller

The coverage of the literature on on‐line retrieval systems by eight major machine‐readable data bases was determined. A search profile executed on these data bases produced 397…

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The coverage of the literature on on‐line retrieval systems by eight major machine‐readable data bases was determined. A search profile executed on these data bases produced 397 unique references. Ranking the data bases by journal coverage, relevance percentage, and the number of relevant items retrieved only from that data base showed that at least six data bases needed to be searched to obtain a comprehensive bibliography. These six data bases, in order of productivity, are INSPEC, CA Condensates, Social Sciences Citation Index, ERIC, MEDLINE, and BIOSIS. The need for an on‐line data base in library and information science is discussed.

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Publication date: 1 February 1981

Donald Hawkins

This is the fourth update to the bibliography that was published as a Supplement to the first issue of Online Review. Previous updates have appeared each year in the March issue…

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This is the fourth update to the bibliography that was published as a Supplement to the first issue of Online Review. Previous updates have appeared each year in the March issue of this journal. A concatenated bibliography, consisting of the original issue and the first three updates has just been published; this update is the first for the concatenated bibliography.

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Online Review, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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Publication date: 1 March 1984

Donald T. Hawkins

This is the seventh annual update of the bibliography that was published as a supplement to the first issue of Online Review. It is also the first update to the recently published…

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This is the seventh annual update of the bibliography that was published as a supplement to the first issue of Online Review. It is also the first update to the recently published concatenated bibliography containing the original issue plus the first six updates. This update covers the approximate time period late 1982 through early 1984. It contains 931 references.

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Online Review, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

Article
Publication date: 1 April 1984

Donald T. Hawkins

This is the seventh annual update of the bibliography that was published as a supplement to the first issue of Online Review. It is also the first update to the recently published…

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This is the seventh annual update of the bibliography that was published as a supplement to the first issue of Online Review. It is also the first update to the recently published concatenated bibliography containing the original issue plus the first six updates. This update covers the approximate time period late 1982 through early 1984. It contains 931 references.

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Online Review, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1987

Alison Jameson

Downloading and uploading offer labour‐saving advantages and are now accepted as useful options in online searching. All aspects are here considered, from recent technical…

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Downloading and uploading offer labour‐saving advantages and are now accepted as useful options in online searching. All aspects are here considered, from recent technical advances, applications and legal attitudes. There is also a review of current software for downloading. Recent developments mean a trend to higher internal memory and storage capacity, and greater transmission speeds. Packages now offer access to more than one host, give maximum assistance to the user without being menu‐driven and incorporate the latest developments in artificial intelligence. Disadvantages are in the length of time involved in the process and the fact that the legal issue of copyright has not yet been finalised. Database producers have turned to licensing under contract law, but there is still need to rely on user ethics, and the need for a standard permissions form is highlighted.

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Library Management, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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