Push Technology

Anna Perrault, University of South Florida
Vicki Gregory, University of South Florida

Presented at Computers in Libraries '98 in Medford, NJ on March 2nd, 1998.


Using scholarly communications as an example, this presentation explores a consortial model of electronic publication with copyright held by the consortium and the utilization of PUSH technology to deliver the electronic publications to the membership. It focuses on the need for a new economic model as scholarly publishing moves from a strictly print environment to an electronic one as well as a new concept for ownership of intellectual property along with a new view of copyright. The model discussed does not focus on profit, but rather on an in-kind return to universities on the investment made in the generation of research and scholarship.