Electronic Publishing
A Workshop for Candidates in the Masters in Information Management, University of Western Cape, Cape Town
4-5 June 2002

Roger Clarke

Principal, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra

Visiting Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Australian National University

Version of 26 May 2002

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The home-page for the Workshop is at http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/EC/EPublWksp.html

09:00-10:00 - Presentation

The purpose of this session is to review key aspects of the context within which electronic publishing is developing. The session commences with a presentation, under the following headings:

  1. The Internet
  2. Cyberspace
  3. Cyberculture - The Positive
  4. Cyberculture - The Not-So-Positive

The following readings are recommended to accompany the presentation:

10:00-10:30 - Question-and-Answer Session

10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break

11:00-12:15 - Group Breakout Session

  1. Which Internet protocols and services are most suitable to support electronic publishing?
  2. What differences do you think mobile technology might make to electronic publishing?
  3. Is the behaviour of people in electronic communities likely to influence their behaviour as e-consumers? If not, why not? And if so, what differences are there likely to be?
  4. You already have many kinds of resources available to you as a result of the application of electronic publishing technologies. Which resources do you find particularly valuable, and which are not worth much to you?
  5. People are used to buying reference materials like dictionaries, and travel guides, and even newspapers. If the same information is available to them gratis on the net, will they continue to pay for it?
  6. There are various kinds of dysfunctional behaviour in cyberspace. Which kinds represent risks to electronic publishers?

12:15-12:30 - Groups report back in Plenary Session

12:30-13:30 - Lunch Break


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