As an intellectual and commercial activity of long tradition, publishing started an important mutation when using other supports than paper. Will research practices of information be then deeply affected ? Shall we assist to a metamorphosis implying deep changes, or will it be just an additional avatar, new uses added to the previous long list of modifications known by our old occidental culture ? Will there be a disruption or an adaptationin matter of scientific and technical information communication ? We shall try to bring to all these questions, if not full answers, at least some elements of thought.