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As we move towards the Information Society, the European Commission has stressed the importance of the development of a strong content publishing industry which builds on the historical tradition of publishing in Europe. This study complements and reinforces the views expressed in earlier works sponsored by the Commission, in particular the study performed by the Consulting Trust in 1993 entitled, New Opportunities for Publishers in the Information Services Market, and the study by IEPRC in 1995 entitled, The Future of Media and Advertising. The present work was proposed by the Commission in the context of the INFO 2000 programme to act as a tool for analysing the changes that have taken place in the European publishing horizon over the last three years and understanding what these mean for the future. Most notably, this study is centred on developments in the field of online publishing and the explosion of Internet-based services which use the World Wide Web.

This executive summary contains:
ten theses on the fundamentals of electronic publishing;
ten perspectives for the year 2000;
ten recommendations for different types of publishers and other stakeholders.

These offer a focused overview of the findings of the study.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 43pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XIII-E, Rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU), Fax: +352-43013-2847
Record Number: 199710460 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en