The Web A Means of Delivering and Publishing Serials with an Examination of Copyright Issues

Vicki L. Gregory, University of South Florida
Anna Perrault, University of South Florida
David Whitemarsh, Alpha Future Integrating Systems


conomic forces have created the need for librarians to explore new methods of delivering information. Technological developments have created the means for librarians themselves to move into electronic publishing to increase cost-efficiency. A new consor tium model is proposed in which members would both generate scholarly work and access it at a lower cost. Included are overviews of scholarly publishing, copyright issues, technological feasibility, value added features, and the effects of the proposed consortium.