The demands of users and the publishing world: printed or online, free or paid for?

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Abstract

This chapter examines the extent of the digital migration of reference works from print to screen, and the effect this is having on dictionary publishers and dictionary users. It discusses the place of the human lexicographer, and possible new sources of e-dictionary revenue in the new ‘give-away’ internet environment. It also considers the automatic and collaborative generation of dictionary content, quality issues, and the needs and preferences of dictionary users around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Lexicography
EditorsPhilip Durkin
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages579-589
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780199691630
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2015

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Nesi, H. (2015). The demands of users and the publishing world: printed or online, free or paid for? In P. Durkin (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography (pp. 579-589). Oxford: Oxford University Press.