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Adobe's Acrobat -- the Electronic Journal Catalyst?

Brailsford, David F.


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.


Brailsford, D. F. (1993). Adobe's Acrobat -- the Electronic Journal Catalyst?.

Conference Name International Conference on Refereed Electronic Journals.
End Date Oct 2, 1993
Publication Date Jan 1, 1993
Deposit Date Nov 1, 2005
Publicly Available Date Oct 9, 2007
Publisher University of Manitoba
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Acrobat, PDF, FTP, Gopher, CD-ROM; electronic journals.
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