Modern Hebrew literature on the Web: a content analysis

Judit Bar-Ilan, Nurit Groisman

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In this study, a set of freely accessible Web sites were examined, as a first step in understanding the ways the Web is utilised for disseminating, publishing, discussing, studying and selling modern Hebrew literature. The sites were classified according to different facets using the method of content analysis. The results show that amateurs have great interest in publishing their works on the Web, either on their own private sites or on sites that encourage the users to upload their literary works and to interact with other writers and poets. Educational networks and organisations make use of the technology for advancing the teaching of literature. The most popular genre is poetry, closely followed by prose. Almost all sites enable some kind of interaction with the users; larger sites utilise the interactive capabilities of the Web to create virtual communities, to enable uploading of literary texts and to develop discussions about the works published on the site. Publishers, bookstores and a few electronic journals are also present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalOnline Information Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Content analysis
  • Electronic publishing
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Virtual organizations
  • World Wide Web


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