Scholarly Communication through e-Publishing in Digital Libraries

By Kamani Perera and Dinesh Chandra.

Published by The Technology Collection

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E-publishing or electronic publishing is the distribution of information art or software, delivered electronically via Internet, CD-ROM, or other electronic devices. This material could be in the form of journals, books, music, information sites, reports etc. It allows us almost immediate access to information anytime, anywhere.
E-publishing uses new technology to deliver scholarly material like journal, books and other content to readers. E-journals and E-books are electronic versions of journals and books which are delivered to consumers in digital formats.
The beginning of 21st century has been the confluence of two powerful, long term trends in the present world, i. e. the shifting of the economy from goods to services and the rapid expansion of the information economy and electronic networks. The confluence has given rise to the era of e-service, which is defined as the provision of services over the Web, where e-publishing has brought a new meaning to education. Its culmination brings the substitution of the conventional memory based learning system. The fast development of scholarly communication through e-publishing is treated as a viable alternative to traditional communication methods which has become inevitable, and has given the wide spread acceptance to the Internet as a vehicle for knowledge transmission, channel of communication, and information retrieval.

Keywords: Electronic Publishing, Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Publishing, Major Types of e-Resources, Success of e-Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Digital Libraries

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp.33-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 617.020KB).

Kamani Perera

Librarian/Research Officer, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kamani Perera is currently working as the Librarian/Research Officer of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has over 20years library experience at Tea Research Institute and Rubber Research Institute in Sri Lanka. She has presented papers on automated library system and conducted library user seminars regionally. She underwent training on computerized library system in Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand and Military Library Training at National Defense University, Washington DC, USA. She has also presented papers on digital library sector nationally and internationally and compiled several cumulative indexes and bibliographies. She has visited Thailand, India, USA and Greece for trainings/paper presentations on digital library sector. Her papers have been accepted for presentation in International Conferences held in India, Egypt, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Greece, USA, and UK. Her paper on “Traditional Systems on Knowledge Organization in Digital Environment” presented for the International Conference on Digital libraries, (ICDL 2006), 5-8 Dec. 2006, New Delhi. ( – adjudged one of the best five posters in the Poster Session of the Second ICDL 2006 held in New Delhi, India from 5-8 December 2006, organized by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). She served as an Associate Editor (2007) – The International Journal of the Book, Vol. 5(1) (, Common Ground Publishing Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia and Paper Reviewer - The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Educational Technology Research Symposium, 2008, Austin, Texas, USA. She is an Associate Network Member of Digital Curation Centre, United Kingdom.

Dinesh Chandra

Section Officer, New Delhi, India

Dinesh Chandra is currently working as Section Officer, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), New Delhi and is presently looking after the Quality Management System under ISO 9001:2000 in the Organization. He is a Graduate in Science in 1994 from Delhi University, India. He has done Library and Information Science for his Masters Degree in Total Quality Management (TQM). He has also undergone training in “Human Resource Records Management” from RIPA International, London and is a successful Lead Auditor (IRCA, UK accredited) under ISO 9001:2000. He is an Associate Network Member of Digital Curation Centre, United Kingdom. His co-authored/ authored papers have been published in conference proceedings, International Journals etc - “Applying New Technologies in Digital Libraries” - TCEA Educational Technology Research Symposium, 5 - 6 February 2007, Austin, Texas, USA. - “The e-books in Libraries” has been published– The 5th International Conference on the Book, Madrid Spain, 20-22 Oct. 2007. The International Journal of the Book, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.57-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 478.467KB). “Preservation for Long Term Access in Developing Countries” (poster Session) has been accepted for presentation in 3rd International Digital Curation Conference, 11-13 Dec. 2007, Washington DC, USA. He has submitted more papers/posters on e-publishing, digital preservation and digital library sector for the forthcoming international conferences all over the world.


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