October/November 2006

Building an information structure in the UK

Collecting electronic theses, sharing image collections between universities and automatically transferring content from institutional repositories to national libraries are just some of the projects going on in the UK, as Julie Allinson and Roddy MacLeod report

Users should be at the centre of Web 2.0 plans

For some, Web 2.0 is the next Big Thing, while others are sceptical about any buzzword worship. But how will this new internet philosophy affect scholarly publishing? Charlie Rapple of Ingenta reports

Focusing on the users

Studies of user behaviour are helping to shape current and future e-content platforms, writes Gary Coker of MetaPress

Outsourcing helps to meet user needs

There is a trend towards sub-contracting to save money. But Elsevier's chief information officer, Tony Coorey, believes that outsourcing can help publishers offer more to their customers

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