VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

February 1992

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Date:         Mon, 3 Feb 1992 16:20:00 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      Catalyst
 
As of 4:20PM, the official announcements sent out by Lon Savage for Catalyst
have generated 50 new subscriptions since Friday afternoon.  I'll forward
the announcement to the list if anyone is interested.  It was very effective!
 
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Date:         Tue, 4 Feb 1992 07:58:19 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         GMCMILLA@VTVM1.BITNET
Subject:      Re: Catalyst
In-Reply-To:  Message of Mon, 3 Feb 1992 16:20:00 EST from 
 
Sure, let's see the announcement that generated so much interest!  Thanks, Gail
 
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.........................Gail McMillan........................
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Date:         Tue, 4 Feb 1992 08:28:26 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         Lon Savage 
 
Here's the news release we sent out to various electronic media.  I
understand it will run in some others soon. - Lon.
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                    20-YEAR-OLD PRINT JOURNAL
                    IS OFFERED ELECTRONICALLY
 
 
        The Community Services CATALYST, a refereed print journal that
has been serving community college educators for more than twenty
years, henceforth will be distributed as an electronic journal in
addition to its print version, its editor has announced.
 
        Subscriptions to the electronic version of the journal
are now available free of charge via Bitnet and the Internet,
according to Dr. Darrel A. Clowes, editor of the journal and a
member of the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University.  Already, interested persons may receive the last two
issues of the journal by entering an electronic subscription, and plans
are to make all future issues, and perhaps all past issues, available
electronically, as well.
 
        The quarterly journal is published by the National
Council on Community Services and Continuing Education, an
affiliate council of the American Association of Community, Junior and
Technical Colleges.  The journal is being made available in its
electronic form by the Scholarly Communications Project of
Virginia Tech, which is seeking to explore some of the new frontiers
in electronic communication of scholarly work.
 
        CATALYST currently is distributed in its print form to
dues-paying members of the Council, as a benefit of their
membership, and to libraries and other non-members at
subscription prices of $20 per year in the U.S., $25 outside the
U.S.  The journal has a paid circulation (including members) of
approximately 1200.  When offered via Bitnet, a computer network of
of educational and research institutions, and the Internet, a network
of networks, the journal has the potential of reaching many new
readers worldwide.
 
        It is believed to be one of the first traditional
journals, distributed in print at subscription prices, to be offered
electronically at no charge.
 
        Clowes said the Council approved offering the journal
electronically last summer.  One reason for the action was to make
the journal more readily accessible to academic librries, an
under-utilized market at this time, Clowes said.  The Council is not
concerned at this time that the electronic version may undercut paid
print subscriptions, Clowes said, because most circulation is a
function of members' dues.  If the electronic version should
prove to cost the journal significant numbers of paid
subscriptions for the printed version, Clowes said the Council
will address that situation at the time.  The Council is a non-
profit organization.
 
        To subscribe to the electronic journal, one need send
only the command "SUBSCRIBE CATALYST Firstname Lastname" [where
Firstname Lastname are the first and last names of the individual
subscriber] by electronic mail to the address: LISTSERV@VTVM1 on
Bitnet and LISTSERV@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU on the Internet.  John
Doe, for example, would send the command SUBSCRIBE CATALYST JOHN
DOE.  Electronic subscribers will receive instructions on
how to order a list of available articles, how to
retrieve full texts of those articles, and how to cancel their
subscriptions.
 
        Electronic subscribers, in addition to having access to
past issues of the journal, will be sent the Tables of Contents
of future issues as those issues are published; the subscribers
then may order full texts by electronic mail from their own
computers of any and all articles they wish to read.  Currently,
all articles from Issues Number 3 and 4 of Volume 21 (1991)
are available on line.  Consideration will be given to adding all
articles from the remaining back issues to the archive.  With all
parts of the journal on line,
electronic subscribers anywhere in the world at any time of day
or night would be able to obtain at their own computers full texts
instantly of all the articles the journal has published.
 
        To make access to the journal more manageable, access is
provided to individual articles, rather than to entire
issues.  Interested readers, of course, may order all articles
from an issue, on an individual basis.
 
        CATALYST is reviewed and indexed in the CURRENT INDEX TO
JOURNALS IN EDUCATION and in ERIC and is available in microfilm
and microfiche from University Microfilms International.
Articles submitted for publication are reviewed by the editorial staff
and editorial board.  Initiated in 1971, CATALYST is the second
oldest continuously published journal in the community college field.
It publishes practictioner-oriented articles on practices in continuing
/community education as delivered by community colleges, including
papers on research in the field.  The journal is printed
at Virginia Tech, a fact that makes it easier to coordinate the
printed and electronic versions.
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Date:         Wed, 5 Feb 1992 08:26:07 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Comments:     Resent-From: James Powell 
Comments:     Originally-From: GMCMILLA@VTVM1
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      Re: Output of your job "GMCMILLA"
In-Reply-To:  Your message of Thu, 30 Jan 92 15:03:02 EST
 
Has anyone had this problem yet?  What did you do?  Seems like it is going
to be a problem sooner or later.  If only CMS supported subdirectories...
(I finally found it Gail!)
 
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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....
----------------------------Original message----------------------------
 
On a related matter, do you realize that if libraries subscribe to several e-
journals, when they receive the files in their filelists, they can't tell one
journal from another because the filename is "contents" (or something similar).
It would make more sense if, instead of contents or index or whatever, they
could receive: "Catalyst v21n4".  Just a concern that may not have been
addressed.
 
Thanks, Gail Mc
 
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.........................Gail McMillan........................
___....____________......Serials Team Leader..................
\  \../  ___   ___/.........University Libraries VPI&SU.......
.\  \/  /../  /.............Blacksburg, VA - (703) 231-9252...
..\    /../  /..............FAX (703) 231-3694................
...\  /../  /.................................................
....\/../__/..........INTERNET.....gmcmilla@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU....
......................BITNET.......gmcmilla@VTVM1.............
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Date:         Wed, 5 Feb 1992 08:50:54 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals at Virginia Tech" 
From:         "Harry M. Kriz" 
Subject:      Re: Output of your job "GMCMILLA"
In-Reply-To:  Message of Wed, 5 Feb 1992 08:26:07 EST from 
 
Having numerous files named INDEX is a common problem. See any FTP site.
If you get indexes from many of them you winde up renaming them for
your own purposes.
 
I agree that it would be nice if the name of the file gave some
indication of its origin and contents. Getting something reasonable
in the 8/8 pattern may not always be easy.
 
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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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James Powell