From: "Iain D. Brown" <email@example.com> (41)
Subject: Electronic publishing conference
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'Electronic Publishing---New Models and Opportunities'
ICCC/IFIP Conference on Electronic Publishing
14--16 April 1997
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
The ICCC (International Computer Communications Council) in conjunction
with IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) is
organising a conference on Electronic Publishing at the University
of Kent at Canterbury. The title of the conference is 'Electronic
Publishing---New Models and Opportunities'.
In addition to plenary sessions for papers and discussions that cover
the whole of electronic publishing, there will be two parallel streams:
one on technical issues and one on socio-economic issues.
The technical stream includes, but is not limited to, new developments
in networking, possibilities of new technology, author/reader
requirements and the need for Standardisation.
The socio-economic stream includes, but is not limited to, the changing
roles of publishers, subscription agents, librarians and others involved
in the current models of information dissemination, author/reader
requirements, subject differences, and economic/financial questions.
A major underlying theme of the conference is the promotion of
an 'exchange of experience' between the participants - especially
between academics researching in the area and publishers and others
with practical experience.
Professor Jack Meadows of Loughborough University, Chairman of the
Programme Committee, said of the conference, "We intend that this
conference be a stimulating experience, with a great deal of cross-
fertilisation of ideas. The combination of practical experience and
the latest discoveries of academic research will undoubtedly lead to
new models of academic and other publication in the near future."
Anyone interested in attending the conference can obtain further
information from the Web at URL:
< http://www.ukc.ac.uk/library/ICCC/index.htm >
or they can contact:
Department of Information and Library Studies
Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Telephone: +44 (0)1509 223039
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223053