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Free Content How are electronic journals and CD-ROMs being accepted in Japan?

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The market for electronic journals and CD-ROMs in Japan is analysed. The electronic journal is changing the roles of the main players: publishers, libraries, and agents. Publishers go directly to libraries, while agents are trying to survive as coordinators for libraries to finalize licence agreements. CD-ROMs are selling as an alternative to books although not all the advantages of their digital format are yet being fully exploited. The time, however, is close when CD-ROMs will generate revenue by usage through a campus local area network.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/095315101300059558

Affiliations: Kubota Associates International

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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  • Editor in Chief: Alan Singleton
    North American Editor: Diane Scott-Lichter
    Reviews Editor: Pippa Smart

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