Definition of electronic journal (Wendy Hope Riedel) 15 Oct 1992 17:52 UTC

Cross-posted on VPIEJ-L and SERIALST -- please forgive the duplication:
A committee which is developing a manual of acquisition procedures has asked me
to provide a glossary entry for "electronic journal." Do any of you have a
definition you have found useful in describing these beasties?

Apart from the issue of "journal/newsletter" vs "list/digest" vs "Hypercard
stack/etc" cited in Strangelove's introduction to EJOURNL1, is there consensus
on whether "electronic" is limited to publications initially distributed by
network transmission or includes distribution on CD-ROM or other
optical/magnetic media which are distributed by mail/FedEx/UPS?  Would you
consider newsletters and other publications distributed by fax to be electronic