Online Currents (OLC) [Decommissioned]
Reviews, news and analysis for the online information industry
About the Journal
Online Currents (ISSN: 0816-956X) is the journal for the online information industry. It provides critical review, news and analysis of online and internet products and services.
Combining in depth analysis and review with latest happenings, profiles and event listings, Online Currents is the nexus between knowledge management and technology innovation.
Initially published by Enterprise Information Management from 1986 to December 2005, Online Currents was relaunched by Thomson Reuters in September 2006. The final issue of Online Currents was published in June 2016 (Volume 30 Part 2).
Mary E Coe
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Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
By Rose Holley. In 2007 the National Library of Australia (NLA) began a large-scale newspaper digitisation program that aimed to digitise one million pages per year. By the end of 2009 the NLA had learnt 10 key lessons about ramping up its digitisation activities into a mass-scale operation.
By Paul Bentley. This article reviews personal digital practices in a Web 2.0 world and the implications for cultural heritage institutions. A number of issues are raised that need further attention.
By Jon Jermey. Unfortunately, the distribution stage is still the bottleneck in the ebook process. Ebook distribution is piecemeal and poorly structured, with unnecessary difficulties in the way users look for particular books.