Production, distribution and sharing of scientific and technical information

The often composite nature of scientific and technical information, and the needs of scientists themselves to exchange information, whether in space or in time, are some of the many factors that are today orientating publishers towards choosing multimedia publications. To be able to gather texts, graphics, and fixed or moving images on the same support, to allow access to flexible and modular information, to communicate through networks, are all assets of electronic publications. All participants in the production chain must reflect on matters concerning the overall treatment of information.