Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Abstract

A European market of 28 million requests for scientific, technical and medical documents by 1990 has been forecast. A substantial part of the requests could be fulfilled by electronic document delivery. However, the growth of this market in Europe as well as in US and Japan, is hampered by a series of technical incompatibilities, lack of suitably priced infrastructure and adequate hard and software facilities, as well as uncertainty about the impact of electronic services on traditional publishing and on such issues as international copyright protection and transborder data flow. The Commission of the European Communities has identified the main requirements for the development of electronic- based services. In November 1982, a Call for Proposals was launched for experiments which would provide, on a pre- commercial basis, a full set of functions for an electronic document delivery or an electronic publishing service. By start 1984, it is expected that the CEC will co-finance around ten major experiments, which will be expected to demonstrate, on a comparable basis user acceptance of the service, technical performance and economic viability.

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Authors: VERNIMB C, CEC LUXEMBOURG;MASTRODDI F CEC LUXEMBOURG, CEC LUXEMBOURG
Bibliographic Reference: 7TH INTERNATIONAL ONLINE INFORMATION MEETING, LONDON (UK), DEC. 6-8, 1983 - WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31168 ORA
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989122020600 / Last updated on: 1992-11-03
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en