About us | About Scoope | Contact us
Scopelogo
 
google

 
  
 Sponsor Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
resources
White Papers STM PUBLISHING INDUSTRY RESOURCES
| Articles | White Papers | Presentations 
 


White Papers                                                                                      TOP

Content Conversion Strategies for the Multi-Channel Publishing Environment

Multi-channel publishing has developed into a business imperative. Its growth was led by an escalation in the cost of production, as previously there was no proper means to reuse content. Media-neutral formats like the XML have now been identified as cost-effective methods to reuse and deliver content. XML, due to its portability, is being recognised as a de facto standard in content management, authoring and delivery. This white paper discusses the possible challenges faced due to content conversion and examines plans to minimise the cost and effort of conveying an XML-based content management system (CMS) to the clients. There are case studies of three publishers for better illustration.
   
Click here

reUSE White Paper on Digital Repositories

reUSE is a joint project of various European national and university libraries that seeks to gather, archive and make accessible publications from a variety of sources within their area of influence. The sources include public sector bodies, non-profit organisations, higher education and other organisations circulating textual documents into the public domain. The two vital points on which the reUSE White Paper on Digital Repositories is based are an environmental scan of recent advancements and international open issues, and a position check and cross-analysis of the current execution work at the reUSE supporters.
   
Click here

Institutional repositories to address multiple issues

Institutional repositories have received a positive response from universities, libraries and taxpayers. Universities that contribute to a study find it unfair when required to buy the published reports. Libraries struggle to allocate money from their stringent budgets to buy high-priced journals. Taxpayers realise that the tax money is invested in scientific studies and refuse to pay twice for the same study. An alternative to the problems faced by the three parties is to maintain a repository of the research reports.
   
Click here

Dealing with the 'Serials Crisis'

The 'Serials Crisis' refers to the practice of STM commercial publishers increasing the journals' cost at a staggering rate. Obtaining STM journals has begun to seem far-fetched to universities and libraries due to stringent budgets. Authors Judith M. Panitch and Sarah Michalak examine the pricing problem and its reasons, and suggest some practical alternatives.
   
Click here

Means to protect online data

Information technology has enabled the once confined print scholarly content to move beyond pages and library walls. The content can be accessed through Internet services provided by public libraries and academic institutions. However, easy availability of electronic data has resulted in increased information abuse or theft of databases. The paper released by the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) suggests approaches to protect online data.
   
Click here

For banner ads click here