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Summary
International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME) is an international
organisation of linguists and information scientists working with English machine-readable texts. The aim
of the organisation is to collect and distribute information on English language material available for
computer processing and on linguistic research completed or in progress on the material, to compile an
archive of English text corpora in machine-readable form, and to make material available to research
institutions.
The ICAME organisation is currently using traditional publishing method to distribute its journal, and it is
suffering from increasing costs of journal publication, decreasing number of subscribers, necessity for
countermeasure to the global movement of online journals, and other related matters.
The overall aim of this project was to investigate publication, promotion and distribution of e-journals,
with a concrete case study: transferring ICAME journal to a web-based e-journal. A survey of different
conceptions of ‘hard-copy’ journals and web-based e-journals was carried out, and a website was
implemented to enable users to view journals online. This online system was analysed and designed by
following SSADM (Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology).

Contents
SUMMARY……………………………………………………………………………………………… I
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS………………………………………………………………………… II
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………………. 1
1.1 Problem Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………………….1
1.2 Aim and Objectives ………………………………………………………………………………………………2
1.3 Deliverables ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
1.4 Methodology…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2
1.5 Project Schedule …………………………………………………………………………………………………..3
1.6 Structure of the report ………………………………………………………………………………………….3
CHAPTER 2 BACKGROUND RESEARCH………………………………………………… 4
2.1 eCommerce…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4
2.2 ePublishing …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5
2.3 eJournals ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………5
2.3.1 Traditional paper journals ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 6
2.3.2 Web-based online journal ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
2.4 Solutions ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
2.4.1 Subscribe to an e-publisher………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
2.4.2 Implement a Web Site…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
2.5 Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9
CHAPTER 3 BUSINESS ISSUES……………………………………………………………. 10
3.1 The Value Chain …………………………………………………………………………………………………10
3.1.1 Promotion Mechanisms …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12
3.1.2 Charging Mechanisms ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
3.1.3 Distribution Mechanisms…………………………………………………………………………………………… 15
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3.1.4 Publication Mechanisms ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
3.2 The Customers……………………………………………………………………………………………………15
3.3 Marketing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..16
3.4 Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………16
CHAPTER 4 TECHNOLOGY ISSUES……………………………………………………… 17
4.1 Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) ………………………………………………………………18
4.2 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) ………………………………………………………………………………18
4.3 Database – Microsoft SQL Server………………………………………………………………………..18
4.4 Active Server Pages (ASP) …………………………………………………………………………………..19
4.5 Portable Document Format (PDF)……………………………………………………………………….19
4.6 Client Software Requirements……………………………………………………………………………..20
4.7 Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………20
CHAPTER 5 SYSTEM DESIGN ……………………………………………………………… 21
5.1 Existing Online Journal Web Sites……………………………………………………………………….21
5.2 Database Design………………………………………………………………………………………………….22
5.2.1 Entity-Relationship Modelling……………………………………………………………………………………. 22
5.2.2 Relational Model ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
5.2.3 Functional Dependency …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
5.2.4 Normalisation ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
5.3 Web Site Design ………………………………………………………………………………………………….27
5.3.1 Laying the Foundation ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 27
5.3.2 General Design Issues……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
5.3.3 Specific Design Considerations ………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
5.4 Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………32
CHAPTER 6 SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION………………………………………………. 33
6.1 Database …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….33
6.1.1 Creating Tables ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
6.1.2 Connecting Tables…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
6.1.3 Collecting Data ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
6.1.4 Creating Full Text Indexes…………………………………………………………………………………………. 35
6.2 Website……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….35
6.2.1 Layout…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35
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6.2.2 Content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
6.3 ASP ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………37
6.3.1 Processing Forms……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37
6.3.2 Connecting to the Database ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
6.3.3 Adding Data to the Database ……………………………………………………………………………………… 40
6.3.4 Sending Email………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 41
6.3.5 Retrieving Data from the Database……………………………………………………………………………… 42
6.3.6 Searching through the Database………………………………………………………………………………….. 43
6.3.7 Creating password protected web pages ………………………………………………………………………. 44
6.4 Maintainability issues………………………………………………………………………………………….44
6.5 Summary ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………45
CHAPTER 7 SYSTEM EVALUATION ……………………………………………………… 46
7.1 Testing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..46
7.2 Evaluation ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….47
7.2.1 Solutions comparison………………………………………………………………………………………………… 47
7.2.2 Online journal web sites comparison…………………………………………………………………………… 48
7.2.3 Functionality Evaluation……………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
7.2.4 Future development ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
7.2.5 Summary…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 49
7.3 Future of Online Journal …………………………………………………………………………………….50
CHAPTER 8 CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………… 51
REFERENCES……………………………………………………………………………………… 54
APPENDIX A – PERSONAL REFLECTION……………………………………………… 57
APPENDIX B – VISION DOCUMENT………………………………………………………. 58
APPENDIX C – INTERVIEWING ELAINE BLAIR ……………………………………… 63
APPENDIX D – INITIAL WEB SITE DESIGN……………………………………………. 65
APPENDIX E – CREATING FULL TEXT INDEXES …………………………………… 67
APPENDIX F – ASP CODES………………………………………………………………….. 68
APPENDIX G – PROJECT SCHEDULE……………………………………………………

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