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Re: Future models for serials Anita Sundaram 12 Feb 1996 15:39 UTC

I am a doctoral candidate in Library and Information Science at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  My dissertation is titled
"Towards the design of a hypermedia journal" and deals with the
structure and applications of the next stage in electronic publishing
to something I call the h-journal.  Very simply, I propose the h-journal
as the next model for elecronic serials.  There's a print article coming
out in Serials Review and another one in Advances in Serials Management.

You can find an early draft of my dissertation proposal at the URL:

A more succinct statement of my research can be found as part
of a discussion document I submitted to the Allerton Clinic in 1995
on Digital Libraries Users' Studies.  URL:

Finally, Vivienne Monty at York Univ. Canada made a presentation on
ejournals at the Meckler Online Conference in early Jan. 1996 and
you can find her piece at the homepage her colleagues created
for the conference. It's at

Do be aware that she made two presentations and you'll have to therefore
look for the one on ejournals.

I am very interested in this topic and think that not enough attention
has been focussed on the models of serials (in terms of their actual
structure and applications) that will be usable and useful in the electronic
domain for different professional domains or user groups.  There is also
some evidence that "retrospective conversion projects" of print serials
are value-added services that libraries can offer to targeted
client groups.  I am therefore very happy to see somebody questioning
about this. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Good luck in your research.

Anita Sundaram

Graham Black wrote:
>I am preparing a paper on future models for serials for a seminar in
>March.  I was wondering if any SERIALSTers could point me to any
>recent publications which have dealt with the same topic.