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Paper 116_elpub2007:
Expectation and Reality in Digital Publishing: Some Australian Perspectives

id 116_elpub2007
authors Martin, Bill; Deng, Hepu; Tian, Xuemei
year 2007
title Expectation and Reality in Digital Publishing: Some Australian Perspectives
source ELPUB2007. Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Vienna, Austria 13-15 June 2007 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Bob Martens. ISBN 978-3-85437-292-9, 2007, pp. 199-208
summary This paper presents a brief summary of the findings of a Web-based survey of the views of Australian publishers, on the potential impact of digital technologies, followed by three case studies conducted between January and April 2007. The survey results indicate that the most influential technologies currently in use in publishing are the Internet and the World Wide Web, with little or any interest being shown in for example, semantic technologies. There is however, widespread realization of the importance of providing enhanced customer value through digital content and delivery channels, with consequent implications for changes to value chains and the emergence of new and transitional business models, which however, are likely to complement rather than replace existing business models. The case studies drawn from a set of eight selected to include a range of value propositions and business models suggest that in Australia publishers are optimistic about the prospects of digitisation but are nonetheless cautious in its uptake and application.
keywords digital publishing; business model; value chain; case study; Australia
series ELPUB:2007
type normal paper
email hepu.deng@rmit.edu.au
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/elpub2007/presentations/116.ppt
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