Re: New Study on Electronic Publishing

Subject: Re: New Study on Electronic Publishing
From: Emanuella Giavarra (
Date: ke 23 loka†† 1996 - 13:01:42 EEST

Prof. Charles Oppenheim wrote:

What role did the publishers have in mind for the librarians???

The concept is that STM publishers should focus more on the reader than on
the author. There is competition from the libraries for the same readers. This
means that STM publishers should set up clearing houses and will deliver to
libraries and readers. They will also do the rights clearences. Publishers should
become a 'one stop shop' for readers.

Kind regards,
Emanuella Giavarra

> At the Frankfurt Book Fair, DGXIII launched the publication of its
> latest study "Strategic Developments in the European Publishing
> Industry towards the Year 2000" produced by Andersen
> Consulting. A summary of this study can be obtained at:
> The full report is available at the INFO2000 Central Office, email:
> At the STM meeting, one day earlier than the launch of this
> study, the International publishers community got a private
> introduction. I happen to be there and I must say that I was a little
> surprised about the role they have in mind for the library community.
> I hope that we can start to discuss this study on this list, because it
> will have an impact on the policy of the European Commission.
> Kind regards,
> Emanuella Giavarra
> Moderator

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