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Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: Opportunities and Challenges of Electronic Journal Publishing

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Petra Chu presentation in "Transforming Publishing Practices in the Arts" session at the VRA + ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: Opportunities and Challenges of Electronic Journal Publishing

  1. 1. Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide Opportunities and Challenges of Electronic Journal Publishing Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Managing Editor NCAW
  2. 2. Outline Brief History Description Issues Advantage of Electronic Publishing Challenges Tentative concluding remarks
  3. 7. Advantages <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Speed of production </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Storage (for individuals and libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>Searchability </li></ul><ul><li>Size of readership </li></ul>
  4. 9. Challenges <ul><li>Initial dismissive view of electronic journals (has been largely overcome) </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>No easy financial model </li></ul>
  5. 10. Concluding remarks <ul><li>Electronic publishing will increasingly become the preferred form of scholarly publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access is the most democratic and sensible way of e-publishing, esp. scholarly </li></ul><ul><li>Museums and other owners of art works in the public domain will abandon the practice of “licensing” </li></ul><ul><li>Financial model: Public radio and television </li></ul>

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