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Hypermedia Online Publishing: the Transformation of the Scholarly Journal


8.7.1 Overview

This project, based in the library at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), has been working on a range of publishing activities since 1989 [McMillan, 1995]. The project homepage is available online at <http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/> .

The Scholarly Communications Project was selected because of the diversity of its activities, and because it operates in a service rather than cost-recovery environment. The project

"assists primarily Virginia Tech faculty who are editors of professional journals when they want to also make their publications available to their colleagues in distributed academic communities via the Internet. It assists traditional academic publishers adapt their publications to the Internet and access by the worldwide academic communities. It has also works with a variety of units within the university to extend access to their clients locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally." [Scholarly Communications Project, 1997]

The main informant at the Scholarly Communications Project (SCP) was Gail McMillan, Project Director since 1994. James Powell, Technical Director, and Professor Ed Fox, who has been active in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations initiative were also interviewed.



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