VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

January 1992

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Date:         Mon, 27 Jan 1992 15:37:51 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:        list purpose
 
In order to better coordinate the production of E-journals here at VPI, I've
set up VPIEJ-L.  Membership will be limited to library staff, editors, and
their assistants involved in publishing or interested in publishing E-journals
at Virginia Tech.  Here we can discuss various ways of producing E-journals:
ASCII vs. PostScript, formatting of journals, and share issues of other
journals for discussion.  With this list, I hope we can all keep each other
up-to-date in terms of the progress on a particular title, as well as expose
each other to new and better electronic processing and publishing methods.
 
Everyone who receives this message is already subscribed.  Feel free to
encourage anyone thinking about publishing electronically to subscribe also.
 
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Date:         Mon, 27 Jan 1992 15:54:01 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      E-Journal cover
 
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What does everyone think of the layout of the "title page" of E-Journal?  Do
you like the logo?  What about the listing for number of lines in the issue?
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        / /__         / / ______  __  __  __ ___  __ ___    _____    / /
       / ___/   __   / / / __  / / / / / / //__/ / //__ \  / ___ \  / /
      / /____  / /__/ / / /_/ / / /_/ / / /     / /   / / / /__/ / / /
     /______/ /______/ /_____/ /_____/ /_/     /_/   /_/  \___/_/ /_/
 
  March 1991          _EJournal_  Volume 1 Issue 1            ISSN # 1054-1055
 
             An Electronic Journal concerned with the implications
                     of electronic networks and texts.
 
             University at Albany, State University of New York
                         ejournal@albnyvms.bitnet
 
                    There are 421 lines in this issue.
 
CONTENTS:
 
 Electronic Journals of Proposed Research           226 lines.
        by Robert K. Lindsay
           Mental Health Research Institute
           University of Michigan
 
DEPARTMENTS:
  Letters                                           11 lines.
  Reviews                                           10 lines.
  Supplements to previous texts                     12 lines.
  Pointers to texts appearing elsewhere             21 lines.
  Information about _EJournal_                      92 lines.
 
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This electronic publication and its contents are (c) copyright 1991 by
_EJournal_.  Permission is hereby granted to give away the journal and its
contents, but no one may "own" it.  Any and all financial interest is hereby
assigned to the acknowledged authors of individual texts.  This notification
must accompany all distribution of _EJournal_.
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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1992 08:16:21 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         "Harry M. Kriz" 
Subject:      Re:   list purpose
In-Reply-To:  Message of Mon, 27 Jan 1992 15:37:51 EST from 
 
Sounds neat James.
 
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Harry M. Kriz            KRIZ@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU  PHONE: (703)231-7052
Automation Librarian
University Libraries
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Blacksburg, VA   24061-0434
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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1992 08:19:22 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         "Harry M. Kriz" 
Subject:      Re: E-Journal cover
In-Reply-To:  Message of Mon, 27 Jan 1992 15:54:01 EST from 
 
I think the title is almost unreadable. The slash character is to
insubstantial.  Perhaps it looks better on some other monitors.
 
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Harry M. Kriz            KRIZ@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU  PHONE: (703)231-7052
Automation Librarian
University Libraries
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Blacksburg, VA   24061-0434
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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1992 08:36:11 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      Re: E-Journal cover
In-Reply-To:  Message of Tue, 28 Jan 1992 08:19:22 EST from 
 
I agree - it is too overpowering on a 80 x 25 screen.  It looks good on paper
and maybe if it were smaller it would look better on the screen.  I've seen
some library systems with logos created from characters and some are quite
nice.  A couple even simulated a 3-D effect.
 
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.........................James Powell.........................
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..\    /../  /..............FAX (703) 231-3694................
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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1992 08:58:52 -0500
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         "Lon K. Savage" 
Subject:      list purpose
 
 *** Reply to note of 01/27/92 15:48
          Scholarly Communications Project
          1700 Pratt Drive; 961-4922
 James - How about subscribing the following to VPIEJ-L?
 1.  Mahmood A. Khan, Editor of Hospitality Research e-journal. KHANMA at VTVM1.
 2.  Eliza Tse, Assoc. Editor of JIAHR.  POLICY at VTVM1.
 3.  Mike Olsen, head of Hotel-Rest. Mngmnt. OLSENMD at VTVM1.
 All three are heavily involved in JIAHR and should be interested in VPIEJ-L,
 along with explanatory material. - Lon
 
     POLICY  --VTVM1
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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1992 09:03:01 -0500
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         "Lon K. Savage" 
Subject:      E-Journal cover
 
 *** Reply to note of 01/27/92 15:57
          Scholarly Communications Project
          1700 Pratt Drive; 961-4922
 I think jazzing up the E-journal cover is a good idea generally, as it helps
 win over those wedded to the benefits of print.  The E-JOURNAL cover, in
 particular, is a bit too big, I think, but on balance I like it.
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Date:         Tue, 28 Jan 1992 08:59:04 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         MSANDERS@VTVM1.BITNET
Subject:      Re: E-Journal cover
In-Reply-To:  Message of Mon, 27 Jan 1992 15:54:01 EST from 
 
I think the EJournal cover page looks ok.  Perhaps ejournals/ will be the
driving force for postscript based computers (as the NEXT is now) so that we
could all enjoy real graphics instead of quasi-sprite graphics like those
used on the EJournal cover.  It reminds me of the artwork created on mainframe
computer printouts a decade ago with X's and O's...  Crude, but better than
nothing at all...
 
The listing of line number is helpful.
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Date:         Thu, 30 Jan 1992 09:01:27 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      customized listserv welcome
 
The customized listserv welcome message for the Catalyst electronic journal
is now in place.  Feel free to sign off and subscribe again to receive it.
Instructions on how to retrieve articles can be embedded in this welcome
message by modifying a template which defines the text of these messages.
 
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.........................James Powell.........................
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.\  \/  /../  /.............Blacksburg, VA - (703) 231-4987...
..\    /../  /..............FAX (703) 231-3694................
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....\/../__/..........INTERNET.....JPOWELL@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU....
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Date:         Thu, 30 Jan 1992 13:10:46 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         James Powell 
 
I just saw a message that there are now PostScript printers attached to VM.
Perhaps this will make processing PostScript E-Journals easier.  I will let
you know or check Fastline for details.
 
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.........................James Powell.........................
___....____________......Systems Support and Development......
\  \../  ___   ___/.........University Libraries, VPI & SU....
.\  \/  /../  /.............Blacksburg, VA - (703) 231-4987...
..\    /../  /..............FAX (703) 231-3694................
...\  /../  /.................................................
....\/../__/..........INTERNET.....JPOWELL@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU....
..........................(OR).....JPOWELL@VTTCF.CC.VT.EDU....
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Date:         Fri, 31 Jan 1992 08:01:46 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         MSANDERS@VTVM1.BITNET
In-Reply-To:  Message of Thu, 30 Jan 1992 13:10:46 EST from 
 
On Thu, 30 Jan 1992 13:10:46 EST James Powell said:
>I just saw a message that there are now PostScript printers attached to VM.
>Perhaps this will make processing PostScript E-Journals easier.  I will let
>you know or check Fastline for details.
>
Great.  How do we access the postscript printers?  Are they 300 dpi or have
they connected a higher resolution device (e.g. Linotronic 300) to the VM's?
 
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>..\    /../  /..............FAX (703) 231-3694................
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Date:         Fri, 31 Jan 1992 08:39:59 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
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From:         GMCMILLA@VTVM1.BITNET
In-Reply-To:  Message of Fri, 31 Jan 1992 08:01:46 EST from 
 
There is a Computer Center User Guide (DOCS PR04) dated 1/29/92 about Post
Script printers at Virginia Tech.  You could request this to find out more
details.
 
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James Powell