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1 Publishing Web Magazines, e-Journals and WebZines: What Are They? Marieke Napier UKOLN is funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher and Further Education Funding Councils, as well as by project funding from the JISC and the European Union. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based. Pres 3 MN

2 2 What Are Webzines, E-Journals and Web Magazines? In small groups attempt exercise C-1 E

3 3 Electronic Publications Electronic publishing is a term that can refer broadly to the publication of any document in electronic media Webzines E-Journals Web Magazines Electronic Newspapers

4 4 What Is A Publication? To qualify as a publication a document should conform to the following characteristics: It must be fixed It should be publicly available It should be persistent Authenticity must be guaranteed A bibliographic record that describes the work should be available There should be a commitment to access and retrievability through archiving Based on Defining and Certifying Electronic Publication in Science at

5 5 Characteristics Added to continually Content may be fixed No notion of issues, volume, etc. Can be professional, social, etc. Web Site Electronic Publication Are published Contain articles Have a publication date Have (an external?) publisher Can be professional, social, etc Professional (academic / scholarly) online publications will have notions of fixed content / permanent record Peer reviewed / Editor / editorial board Author-defined quality Issues of Quality: Webzine Web magazine Online journal Terminology: Weblogs Vanity press Self-publication Content Academic Publicity / promotion News Articles Consistent look-and-feel

6 6 Electronic Journal A journal is a serial. A serial can be defined as: "A publication, in any medium, issued in successive parts, usually having numerical or chronological designations and intended to be continued with no predetermined end." ISO 3297 standard

7 7 E-Journal Characteristics It is a Journal, usually scholarly, that can be read in an electronic form –though further divisions can be made into scholarly and non-scholarly or scientific and popular-scientific Within it articles by different authors are published Usually a full text journal ISSN

8 8 E-Journal Names Ezeitschrift E-journal Internet journal Cyber journal Online journal Electronic Journal

9 9 Web Magazine Informative - content is king Articles should be original The magazine should be static and not change after publication The intention is to create an online community Identifiable look

10 10 Webzine A shorter, more snappy version of a Web Magazine Usually written by and for fans like fanzines Quite often only one writer

11 11 Definitions….. NOTE The boundaries between these definitions are very blurred. You need to decide what purpose your publication should have and set yourself guidelines prior to publishing.

12 12 Questions Any questions?


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