What is Electronic Publishing?


Now that it is firmly established in the consumer sector, electronic publishing is beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the boundaries between print and digital, still image and video, passive and interactive. Modern digital workflows support all manner of possible publication, from traditional print to digital, web, video, and even interactive content. Building in the full spectrum of potential publishing avenues — print, web, video, mobiles and tablets, and interactives — from the beginning is not only a way to streamline production overall, but also to increase the reach of the materials produced by leveraging the content over a wide range of media. Modern media companies have been at the vanguard of this conversion. Magazine writers, for example, will produce a piece so that it will work in the magazine, on the web, and in video — and the finished product may appear in any or all of those outlets. Educational institutions and their publishing arms generally do not have sufficient staff, infrastructure, and systems in place to manage the workflows for simultaneous publication across multiple media, nor do they typically see the potential in ways that commercial publishers do.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • - auer2212 auer2212 Aug 7, 2012 Electronic Publishing will replace (at least in STEM) the traditional publishing on paper.
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(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • - auer2212 auer2212 Aug 7, 2012 A very important trend are so-called Open Access Publications (journals, books, ...).
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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on STEM+ education?

  • - auer2212 auer2212 Aug 7, 2012 Live cycles of engineering products are decreasing dramatically. Only by electronic publication of (learning) resources we can keep up with this shorter times to market.
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(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?


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