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Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services by Bhaskar Mukherjee

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Preface

The process of scholarly communication has changed through history. Just as Gutenberg’s invention of movable type replaced the ‘Shruti’ (or oral) communication process of the ancients, so, too, has Charles Babbage’s invention of computers replaced paper with the less-paper world. Although the mode of delivery of scholarly communication has changed from the oral to the written to the printed and now to the electronic, the form and function of scholarly communication means have remained essentially unchanged in the last three centuries. One of the most important means of scholarly communication is the journal. Scholarly communication through journals was first reported in 1665. During the last 340, information technology – from moveable ...

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