This chapter explains the influence of the development of technology on media, libraries and publishing. Historical and contemporary examples of the interconnection between technology and publishing are given, starting from early stages to contemporary developments. Attention is given to new developments in publishing in the electronic environment, with emphasis on libraries as publishers, and on e-transition and its influence on the convergence of media. Advantages of electronic publishing are described, especially in regard to academic libraries as e-publishers.
libraries and e-publishing