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Adobe's Acrobat -- the Electronic Journal Catalyst?

By David F. Brailsford


Adobe's Acrobat software, released in June 1993, is based around a new Portable Document Format (PDF) which offers the possibility of being able to view and exchange electronic documents, independent of the originating software, across a wide variety of supported hardware platforms (PC, Macintosh, Sun UNIX etc.). The principal features of Acrobat are reviewed and its importance for libraries discussed in the context of experience already gained from the CAJUN project (CD-ROM Acrobat Journals Using Networks). This two-year project, funded by two well-known journal publishers, is investigating the use of Acrobat software for the electronic dissemination of journals, on CD-ROM and over networks

Publisher: University of Manitoba
Year: 1993
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Provided by: Nottingham ePrints

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