Sunday, March 16, 2008

B - Electronic publishing in librarianship and information science in Latin America

Johnson JM, Cano V. Electronic publishing in librarianship and information science in Latin America – a step towards development? Information Research 2008, 13(1, March)

The paper draws on the results of studies carried on between 2004 and 2007 as part of Project REVISTAS, supported by the European Commission's ALFA Programme. Through a variety of methods results, the weaknesses of the printed scholarly publication process for library and information science is pointed out. The emergence of electronic publication is identified and the potential it presents is discussed. If scholarly publication in this discipline within Latin America is to achieve its potential, both in the dissemination of research and in the education of students, the opportunities presented by electronic publication and archiving must be grasped, but the full benefits cannot be achieved without attention to the need for peer review and other quality control methods. We believe this considerations are valid also in other fields. The value of this articles is also in pointing out the major information networks of Latin America




http://informationr.net/ir/13-1/paper331.html

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