VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

December 1992

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Date:         Tue, 1 Dec 1992 08:20:06 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         Christopher Batchelor 
Subject:      Re: Call for Editors: Electronic Journal on Virtual Culture
 
 
 
 
 
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> Date:         Sun, 29 Nov 1992 12:18:19 EST
> Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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>   
> Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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>   
> From:         ERMEL STEPP 
> Subject:      Call for Editors: Electronic Journal on Virtual Culture
> To:           Betsy Coles ,
>               Diane Childs ,
>               "Michael V. Sullivan" ,
>               Anne Powell ,
>               christopher batchelor 
>
> <<< Call for Editors >>>
>
> The Arachnet Electronic Journal on Virtual Culture
> has been created and will be published by Arachnet. Virtual
> culture is computer-mediated human experience/behavior
> /action/interaction, such as electronic mail, conferences,
> and journals; information distribution/retrieval; the
> construction and visualization of images/representations/
> models of reality and/or worlds; and global connectivity.
> The purpose of the refereed journal is to foster, encourage,
> advance, and communicate scholarly thought, (including
> analysis, evaluation, and research) in multiple disciplines
> about virtual culture.
>
> Ermel Stepp, Marshall University, Editor-in-Chief
> Diane Kovacs, Kent State University, Co-editor
> A. Ralph Papakhian, Indiana University, Consulting Editor
>
> In addition to the three editors named, the journal
> will have the following editorial contributors: Editorial board,
> consulting editors, special issue editors, associate editors/
> urors/referees/readers, columnists, and correspondents. Full
> recognition and credit will be attributed to contributors.
>
> Editors are sought for The Arachnet Electronic Journal
> on Virtual Culture. General qualifications include an academic
> degree, expertise in computer networking and/or electronic
> journals, nominations and suitable references, and
> verifiability.
>
> Consulting editors shall provide advice on substantive
> and/or technical issues about virtual culture to the
> Editor-in-Chief as need arises.
>
> Special issue editors shall take responsibility for special
> or supplementary issues of the journal devoted to a particular
> theme or idea. The responsibility includes the selection of
> the topic, announcing the special/supplementary issue and
> call for papers jointly with the Editor-in-Chief, receiving
> submissions, obtaining peer review by associate editors and
> other specialized referees, and necessary communication with
> authors, referees, and the Editor-in-Chief.
>
> Associate editors shall be standing jurors/referees/readers
> on substantive topics such as specific networks and bbs,
> discussion groups/conferences, ejournals/, information
> distribution/retrieval, databases, networking tools, or
> virtual reality. An associate editor shall read submitted
> papers, judge the quality of papers submitted for blind
> review, edit papers submitted for blind review, and advise
> the Editor-in-Chief about the worthiness of papers reviewed,
> and recommend whether to publish submitted papers as
> articles in the journal. Specific qualifications include
> experience as an editor/juror/referee/reader and relevant
> publications.
>
> If you are qualified and interested in an editorial role
> with the journal, please send an electronic message giving a
> notification of interest with the following details:
>
>  1. Role/position of interest
>  2. Statement of interest
>  3. Professional postal address
>  4. Electronic mail address
>  5. Academic degree(s)
>  6. Computer networking experience
>  7. Editorial experience
>  8. Relevant publication(s)
>  9. References (with titles, postal and electronic addresses)
> 10. Notifications to be made in case of appointment:
>     a. Chief executive officer
>     b. Professional organization(s)
>     c. Media
>     d. Electronic forum(s)/conference(s)
>     e. Others
>
> Send electronic mail to:
>
>      Ermel Stepp
>      Editor-in-Chief
>      The Arachnet Electronic Journal on Virtual Culture
>
>      BITNET   M034050@Marshall
>      Internet M034050@Marshall.wvnet.edu
>
> All notifications of interest shall be screened by the
> Editor-in-Chief and submitted with recommendations to
> the Editorial Board for appointments to all roles.
> Appointments shall be made by the Editorial Board on
> or before January 15, 1993, and all applicants will
> be notified of the decisions no later than February 1,
> 1983.
>
> <<< Information about the Journal >>>
>
> The refereed journal will have an ISSN and a copyright.
>
> The journal will publish certain information in
> every issue, including, for example, ownership, editorial
> contributors, editorial requirements, disclaimer, and copyright
> statement, and subscription instructions.
>
> The journal will be distributed in collaboration with existing
> discussion groups, networked archival systems, and libraries.
>
> The journal will be issued monthly commencing with the
> first issue on March 15, 1993.
>
> Each issue of the journal will be less than 100 type-written
> pages in length in the first year.
>
> The official language of the journal will be English.
> Translations into other languages for limited issues may
> be approved by special arrangement.
>
> Deadlines for the submission of manuscripts will be the
> first of the month preceding the next issue. The deadline
> for the submission of manuscripts for the first issue is
> February 1, 1993.
>
> Articles will be 5-20 type-written pages in APA form and
> style and in ASCII format.
>
> All manuscripts will be given at least two blind reviews
> by a jury of referees.
>
> Authors will be notified within twenty days after receiving
> their manuscript of the disposition of the manuscript, except
> notification about submissions for the first issue will be
> distributed by March 1, 1993.
>
> When appointments are made announcements will be widely
> distributed to the chief executive officers of the appointees'
> institutions, professional organizations and media, and
> computer teleconferences.
>
> All submissions and communication about manuscripts will be by
> electronic mail.
>
> The endorsement, sponsorship, and collaboration of organized
> groups and professional organizations  will be sought after
> three issues of the journal have been distributed.
>
> As soon as possible, alternatives to ASCII, such as postscript
> and hypertext, will be considered for formatting versions of
> the journal.
>
> No print version of the journal is contemplated.
>
> No subscription fee for the journal is contemplated.
>
> The journal will be available via listserv@uottawa through
> the electronic conference Arachnet. To subscribe to Arachnet
> send an e-mail message to listserv@uottawa with a one-line
> message in the text:
>
> subscribe Arachnet Your-first-name Your-last-name
>
> Of course, use your own real first and last name.
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Date:         Tue, 1 Dec 1992 15:03:18 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         JUNGHO KIM 
Subject:      electronic hournals in heat transfer/fluid mechanics
 
Dear Sir:
 
        I write to inquire about any information you may have
regarding electronic journals dealing with topics in heat transfer and fluid
mechanics.  I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Denver, and would like to participate
in electronic forums of this sort.  Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
Jungho Kim
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Date:         Tue, 1 Dec 1992 15:03:42 EST
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From:         MICHAEL STRANGELOVE <441495@acadvm1.uottawa.ca>
Subject:      Scholars Press to Publish Electric Mystic's Guide
 
 
     SCHOLARS PRESS TO PUBLISH THE ELECTRIC MYSTIC'S GUIDE
 
     In mid 1993 Scholars Press will publish the first
     edition of _The Electric Mystic's Guide to the
     Internet: A Directory of Electronic Documents, Online
     Conferences, Serials, Software, and Archives Relevant
     to Religious Studies_, by Michael Strangelove
     (University of Ottawa, Religious Studies Department).
     This represents the first time that a network-
     accessible Postscript document will be used as the
     master text for the production of a hardcopy version.
 
     The publication of _The Electric Mystic's Guide_ will
     expand the present models of concurrent print and
     electronic publication in the following ways:
 
     (1) The guide will be printed in three-ring binder
     format to allow users to add supplements. Supplements
     will be provided via the Net in Postscript and low
     ASCII text on LISTSERV and FTP file servers. Scholars
     Press will publish annual revised editions.
 
     (2) The author will maintain full copyright over the
     work.
 
     (3) The full text of _The Electric Mystic's Guide_ will
     continue to be fully and freely available on FTP and
     Listserv as a WordPerfect, Postscript, and low ASCII
     files. These network-accessible texts will be updated
     regularly.
 
     (4) The full text of the guide will be mounted on a
     gopher server, which will allow Net users to read the
     guide from a remote site while online, without having
     to retrieve the document. Not only will the gopher
     server allow for full text, online browsing of the
     guide, but it will enable users to actually read many
     of the network-accessible files indexed by the guide.
     For example, users will be able to read an index of
     electronic reviews and also read the actual reviews,
     all through the gopher server.
 
     (5) The guide will be maintained as three separate
     volumes. This is done to accommodate the large size of
     Postscript texts.
 
     Scholars Press' proactive support of this project will
     enable the creation of a central index to network-
     accessible resources in religious studies. The creation
     of such an index represents a necessary step in the
     further development of the Net as a research and
     pedagogical tool. Scholars Press is a consortium of
     over two dozen university presses.
 
 
     Volumes One and Three of the guide may be accessed via
     Listserv at LISTSERV@UOTTAWA or
     LISTSERV@ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA as MYSTICS V1-TXT
     and MYSTICS V3-TXT
 
     The guide may be accessed via FTP at the node
     PANDA1.UOTTAWA.CA in the directory /pub/religion/ as a
     variety of files.
 
     The gopher server should be operational by 1993.  The
     hardcopy version will be available in mid 1993. Further
     details will be announced throughout the Net as the
     project develops.
 
 
Michael Strangelove
Department of Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
 
         BITNET: 441495@Uottawa
         Internet: 441495@Acadvm1.Uottawa.CA
         S-Mail: 177 Waller, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 CANADA
         Voice:  (613) 747-0642
         FAX:    (613) 564-6641
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Date:         Wed, 2 Dec 1992 14:11:12 EST
Reply-To:     mzltov@nwu.edu
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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Comments:     Warning -- original Sender: tag was hjacob@CASBAH.ACNS.NWU.EDU
From:         Herbert Jacob 
Subject:      e-journal on gopher
 
The Law and Politics Book Review is now available on the gopher server at
Northwestern University:  gopher@nwu.edu.  Choose "Northwestern University
Information" on the first menu and "Law and Politics Book Review" on the
next menu.
Herbert Jacob, Northwestern University
Voice Mail 708 491-2648
e-mail mzltov@nwu.edu
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Date:         Mon, 7 Dec 1992 07:49:18 EST
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From:         Tosolini Paolo 
Subject:      Overseas email books orders ?
 
I often need to buy books in USA about Computer Science and
Human Computer Interaction.
In my city there are some bookstores that do this service but the
cost normally doubles and the time of supply is not acceptable.
 
I would like to ask everybody if you know good bookstores that can
accept overseas orders (by email, too ?) and have fast service
togheter to many computer titles and editors available
(i.e. Microsoft Press, Addison Wesley ...).
 
Should I be useful here in Italy for anyone, don't hesitate to contact me.
 
Thanks in advance
 
Paolo Tosolini
Student in Political Science
University of Trieste, Italy
 
tel. +39-40-275030      fax. +39-40-311850
email: tosolini@uts340.univ.trieste.it          tosolini@univ.trieste.it
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Date:         Tue, 8 Dec 1992 08:12:44 EST
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From:         Joan Boorstein 
Subject:      RE: Overseas email books orders ?
 
Paolo asks:
 
>I would like to ask everybody if you know good bookstores that can
>accept overseas orders (by email, too ?) and have fast service
>togheter to many computer titles and editors available
>(i.e. Microsoft Press, Addison Wesley ...).
 
Here are two that I know of:
 
1.  Quantum Books in Cambridge, MA -- an excellent technical bookstore
whose email address is quanbook@world.std.com.  I've always had good
service with them -- haven't used email ordering, though, as I live nearby
and it is always a fun trip over there -- always buy more than I intend.
 
2. techbooks in Beaverton, Oregon: techbook.com is their domain name.
I have not dealt with them, so I do not know who one addresses orders to.
 
Hope this helps.
--- Joan Boorstein (boorstein%umbsky.dnet@ns.umb.edu)
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Date:         Tue, 8 Dec 1992 08:13:22 EST
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From:         W Schipper 
Subject:      Re: Overseas email books orders ?
In-Reply-To:  <9212071255.AA18591@morgan.ucs.mun.ca>; from "Tosolini Paolo" at
              Dec 7, 92 7:49 am
 
 
Walden Books takes orders through CompuServe, but you may need to sign
on to Compuserve before you can do so. I'll see if they have an account
number to which you can send an Internet message
 
Bill
 
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W. Schipper                         Email: schipper@morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Department of English,              Tel: 709-737-4406
Memorial University                 Fax: 709-737-4000
St John's, Nfld. A1C 5S7
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Date:         Tue, 8 Dec 1992 08:13:50 EST
Reply-To:     mzltov@nwu.edu
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Comments:     Warning -- original Sender: tag was hjacob@CASBAH.ACNS.NWU.EDU
From:         Herbert Jacob 
Subject:      Law & Politics Book Review on Gopher
 
My previous posting had an error.  If you have a gopher client, point it to
gopher.nwu.edu.  (The gopher port is #70).  You will not need a login or
password.  Once in the NU gopher, choose "Northwestern University
Information" and in the next menu, choose "Law and Politics Book Review".
Herbert Jacob, Northwestern University
Voice Mail 708 491-2648
e-mail mzltov@nwu.edu
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Date:         Thu, 10 Dec 1992 15:40:56 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         James Powell 
Subject:      welcome/update
 
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Owner: James Powell 
 
James Powell >>> Library Automation, University Libraries, VPI&SU
             >>> JPOWELL@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU                                   O+>
             >>> jpowell@borg.lib.vt.edu - NeXTMail welcome here
             >>> Owner of VPIEJ-L, a discussion list for Electronic Journals
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Date:         Fri, 11 Dec 1992 08:15:35 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         "James J. O'Donnell" 
Subject:      E-Preprint/Paraprint Initiative
 
ELECTRONIC PRE-PRINT and PARA-PRINT DATABASES:
an invitation to collaboration
 
 
Following a working group meeting earlier this year, a small
committee of researchers, librarians, and scholarly society
publishers has been laying groundwork to create a standard
interface and a common searching engine for independent databases
of scholarly and scientific `preprints'. These might comprise any
form of academic discourse not yet ready for `publication'.  We
have labelled another category of publications 'paraprints,' works
which may exist in network databases alongside formally printed
counterparts.
 
There are already individual databases of either citations or
aritlces, in numerous fields, chiefly sciences, and in the
humanities many listserv discussion groups have collections of
scholarly papers available for list members on the listserver.  The
purpose of the preprints initiative is to rationalize such forms of
distribution and make the material they contain as widely and
easily available as possible. Several specific initiatives are on
the point of coming on-line in the next weeks and months.
 
The preprint group is now broadening its initiative.  FIRST, we are
inviting other parties with a serious interest -- i.e., those who
would be interested in actively participating in creating and
maintaining such databases as part of a loose consortium -- to join
the ongoing discussion as we formulate standards and discuss
practical issues of management and finance.
 
Appropriate participants in the expanded working group might
include (but would not be limited to)
 
-- representatives from learned societies
-- individuals from research libraries
-- university presses publishing journals
-- listowners maintaining adjunct files of scholarly articles
-- specialists in disciplines or subdisciplines with an interest in
and a commitment to enhancing the flow of information and
discussion.
 
Business of the group is conducted on a closed listserv list.  To
express interest in joining the electronic working group, contact
Listowner: James J. O'Donnell, University of Pennsylvania, Classics
Department jodonnel@mail.sas.upenn.edu
 
SECOND, we are beginning a Preprints/Paraprints database
clearinghouse and invite your submissions and listings of such
enterprises.  They will be maintained in a central file updated as
new information arrives. The descriptions will be detailed as to
type of files and access.
 
To add listings to the Clearinghouse files, contact:  Ann Okerson,
Association of Research Libraries, ann@cni.org
THIS PROJECT IS CONDUCTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF:
 
Association of Research Libraries (Washington, DC)
Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing
Ann L. Okerson
 
Center for Computer Analysis of Texts
University of Pennsylvania
James J. O'Donnell
 
American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Review
David L. Rodgers
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Date:         Fri, 11 Dec 1992 15:40:53 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         Tosolini Paolo 
Subject:      Thanks for help
 
I want to thank all the persons who very kindly sent me interesting sources
to order books by email, also overseas.
I collected all the mails in a file and I will be glad to send it to
everyone who is interested.
 
Paolo Tosolini, Italy
tosolini@uts340.univ.trieste.it
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Date:         Fri, 11 Dec 1992 15:41:39 EST
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From:         SPACE COWBOY 
Subject:      Newsletter Subscr./Woman's Collection
 
The Texas Woman's University Library has revived its newsletter DATA ENTRIES
and is making it available in electronic form through free subscription over
the Internet.
 
DATA ENTRIES will cover events at the Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library in
Denton, Texas, as well as developments in public services and the Woman's
Collection (see below for more information about TWU's several special
collections.)
 
To subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, simply send a note requesting a
subscription to one of the following addresses:
 
                            s_natale@twu (BITNet)
                                      or
                         s_natale@twu.edu (Internet)
                                     ---
 
                  <<<<<:::::<<<<<-----*----->>>>>:::::>>>>>
                                 ============
 
                            TWU Woman's Collection
 
Perhaps it's not surprising that Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas,
has a "woman's" collection in the library, but the fact that this collection
is among the finest in the nation may be a surprise to many.  Begun in 1932 at
the behest of one of the university's presidents, biographies of significant
women were collected to serve as role models for the students at Texas State
College for Women, later to be called Texas Woman's University.
 
Today, the Woman's Collection, housed at the Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library on
the TWU campus, contains more than 42,000 books and periodicals, 2500 feet of
manuscript and archival records, and approximately 20,000 photographs.  In
addition, the library acquires many of the large microfilm editions of
manuscripts and printed collections published by other libraries and boasts a
woman's clothing and textile collection.
 
The historical manuscripts include the personal papers of Hermine Tobolowsky,
the "Mother of the Texas Equal Legal Rights Amendment," Sarah Weddington (Roe
v. Wade), and authors Claire Myers Owens, LaVerne Harrel Clark, and Edith
Deen.  In addition, the library has collected the records of significant
women's organizations such as the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, The Texas
Federation of Business and Professional Women, the American Association of
University Women (Texas), and the Texas state archives of Delta Kappa Gamma.
In addition, to add to its growing collection on women in the military, TWU
acquired the records of the WASP, Inc., the veterans organization for the
Women's Airforce Service Pilots who flew during World War II.
 
The Cookbook and Menu Collection has become one of the major collections in the
world since the acquisition of the Julie Benell Cookbook Collection and the
greater portion of the Cookery and Gastronomy Library of Mrs. Thomas M. Scruggs
and Margaret Cook.  The entire collection numbers approximately 12,000
volumes.
 
TWU, the largest university primarly for women in the U.S, has approximately
10,000 students and is located 35 miles north of the Dallas-Fort Worth
metroplex.  The Library houses more than three-quarters of a million items.
For questions about the Woman's Collection, contact Dawn Letson
817-898-3754 or at s_letson@twu.edu (Internet).
 
                  <<<<<:::::<<<<<-----*----->>>>>:::::>>>>>
 
To access the Texas Woman's University Library Collections via Internet:
 
1. TELNET to TWU.EDU
 
2. At the USERNAME: prompt enter IRIS
 
3. At the login: prompt press ENTER
 
4. At the ONLINE CATALOG Menu enter 1
 
To exit enter E from the Main Menu, then enter 3
 
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Date:         Mon, 14 Dec 1992 08:40:39 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Jian Liu 
Subject:      Re: Thanks for help
 
On Fri, 11 Dec 92 16:19:58 EST,  wrote:
 
>I collected all the mails in a file and I will be glad to send it to
>everyone who is interested.
 
Please send me a copy of the file.
 
Thanks
 
 
 
_____________________
Liu Jian
Indiana University
jiliu@ucs.indiana.edu
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James Powell >>> Library Automation, University Libraries, VPI&SU
             >>> JPOWELL@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU                                   O+>
             >>> jpowell@borg.lib.vt.edu - NeXTMail welcome here
             >>> Owner of VPIEJ-L, a discussion list for Electronic Journals
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Date:         Mon, 14 Dec 1992 08:43:52 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Chris Locke 
Subject:      Re:  Thanks for help
 
I'd be very interested in getting a copy of your list.  I sent you
one source (biblio@csn.org); the owners said they would be very happy
to take your orders there!
 
Thanks
 
Chris
 
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     Christopher Locke          947 Walnut Street
     VP, Business Development   Boulder, CO 80302
     Avalanche                  chris@avalanche.com
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Date:         Mon, 14 Dec 1992 08:44:30 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" 
Subject:      PACS Review Issue on E-Publishing
 
 
+ Page 1 +
 
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            The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
 
Volume 3, Number 8 (1992)                          ISSN 1048-6542
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command given after the article information to LISTSERV@UHUPVM1
(BITNET) or LISTSERV@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU (Internet).  To retrieve the
article as a file, omit "F=MAIL" from the end of the GET command.
 
 
                            CONTENTS
 
COMMUNICATIONS
 
The New Publishing: Technology's Impact on the Publishing
Industry Over the Next Decade
 
     By Gregory J. E. Rawlins (pp. 5-63)
 
     To retrieve these files: GET RAWLINS1 PRV3N8 F=MAIL
                              GET RAWLINS2 PRV3N8 F=MAIL
 
This report discusses technology's impact on the products,
revenue sources, and distribution channels of the publishing
industry over the next decade.  It examines the threats and
opportunities facing the book publishing industry, and presents a
strategy for publishers to meet the threats and to use the
opportunities to decrease risk and increase profit.  The strategy
also benefits education, science, and technology by making books
cheaper, more flexible, and more easily and quickly available.
 
1.0  Overview
     1.1  Electronic Books and Copy Protection
     1.2  Subscription Publishers
 
2.0  Threats to Contemporary Publishing
     2.1  Paper Copying
     2.2  Electronic Copying
     2.3  The Future of Copyright
 
3.0  Electronic Book Advantages
     3.1  Reader Advantages
     3.2  Library Advantages
     3.3  Publisher Advantages
 
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4.0  Retailing Schemes
     4.1  Disc Bookstores
     4.2  Electronic Bookstores
     4.3  On-Demand Bookstores
     4.4  Locked-Disc Publishers
     4.5  The Future of Retail Books
 
5.0  Changes in Education
     5.1  Electronic Science Books
     5.2  Other Educational Books
     5.3  The Frailties of Print
 
6.0  The New Publishing
     6.1  Mapmakers, Ferrets, and Filters
     6.2  Stage I Penetration
     6.3  Stage II Penetration
     6.4  Stage III Penetration
 
7.0  Gearing Up
     7.1  A New View of Economics
     7.2  Why It Will Work
     7.3  A New View of Publishing
 
8.0  Getting There From Here
     8.1  The Short Term
     8.2  The Mid Term
     8.3  The Long Term
 
9.0  Pricing, Positioning, and Profits
     9.1  Lures to Subscribe
     9.2  Global Publishers
     9.3  Competition
     9.4  Entrepreneurs
 
10.0  Technological Hammers
 
Appendix A.  Electronic Book Technology
 
Appendix B.  Electronic Book Players
 
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Date:         Mon, 14 Dec 1992 19:39:56 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         MICHAEL STRANGELOVE <441495@acadvm1.uottawa.ca>
Subject:      List for Net Document Authoring
 
I am often faced with editing questions when writing documentation
or articles about the Net and am uncertain where best to turn for
a Listserv forum. I wonder if others feel the need for a semi-private
(to keep volume reasonable) list for editors/authors of net stuff?
 
For example, what is the proper  rendering of "listserv"? I have seen
listserv (small case in bold), LISTSERV and Listserv. Recently had a telephone
conversation with an editor as we tried to figure out the proper spelling
of freenet for a forthcoming piece.  Turns out its Free-Net...
 
I hate to throw a series of such questions up on HELP-NET (too many answers,
often contradictory) and would prefer to speak to those in the "business".
 
Any thoughts on this?
 
 
Michael Strangelove
Department of Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
 
         BITNET: 441495@Uottawa
         Internet: 441495@Acadvm1.Uottawa.CA
         S-Mail: 177 Waller, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 CANADA
         Voice:  (613) 747-0642
         FAX:    (613) 564-6641
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 08:06:28 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         David Robison 
Subject:      Re:  List for Net Document Authoring
 
Michael Strangelove wrote:
 
I am often faced with editing questions when writing documentation
or articles about the Net and am uncertain where best to turn for
a Listserv forum. I wonder if others feel the need for a semi-private
(to keep volume reasonable) list for editors/authors of net stuff?
 
***********************
I think this is a great idea. I too am also faced with these
(somewhat) esoteric concerns fairly often. It would be nice
to have input, and we might even foster some standardization!?!
 
David F.W. Robison                   Internet: drobison@library.berkeley.edu
Editor, Current Cites                  Bitnet: drobison@ucblibra
Library Technology Watch Program        Voice: (510)642-7600
UC Berkeley Library                       Fax: (510)643-7891
Berkeley, CA 94720
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:56:49 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Jim Gerland - Network User Support 
Subject:      Re: List for Net Document Authoring
In-Reply-To:  Message of Mon,
              14 Dec 1992 19:39:56 EST from <441495@acadvm1.uottawa.ca>
 
On Mon, 14 Dec 1992 19:39:56 EST MICHAEL STRANGELOVE said:
>                  I wonder if others feel the need for a semi-private
>(to keep volume reasonable) list for editors/authors of net stuff?
 
I agree.  I would be willing to setup such a list here if someone would
play Owner and moderator.  I think it should be a moderated or perhaps
even a closed list.  It would be a good start at developing a style guide.
 
 
Jim Gerland  - Consultant, Network User Support           University at Buffalo
Academic Services, Computing & Information Technology     Buffalo, NY 14260
716.645.3557 Work                                         716.645.3734 FAX
gerland@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu                              gerland@ubvms.bitnet
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:57:43 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Timothy J. Anderson" 
Subject:      Re: List for Net Document Authoring
In-Reply-To:  
 
I could use this kind of help. I'm not sure another list is
the best place for it or whether we should try to use VPIEJ-L.
I just sent off a guide to the literature of virtual reality to
the publisher, and am still not sure about the capitalization
of many network resources, such as the WELL (or Well) and
USENET or Usenet. Also when to use  for net
addresses. Come to think of it, I don't know if "angle bracket"
is the right name for those marks.
 
tim
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:58:27 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         MICHAEL STRANGELOVE <441495@ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA>
Subject:      Re:  List for Net Document Authoring
In-Reply-To:  Message of Tue,
              15 Dec 1992 08:06:28 EST from 
 
Judging by the number of reponses I have received seems that my experience
of a need for conventions is shared. I hate the thought of yet one more list
so will suggest that we find a list that will accept discussion of writing
conventions regarding net words (the volume will not be too heavy, I suspect).
 
I will maintain a working document for the group and make it available
on ftp and listserv. Others have suggested that we aim to create an
informal style sheet that will address some of the typographical
issues and help standardize spelling of such animals as Free-Net and LisTSERv.
 
If the list owner(s) of VPIEJ-L is agreeable to the use of VPIEJ-L for such
discussion, I would suggest that, as a courtesy to the rest of the list,
we use the subject prefex CONVEN: in all convention postings, so those
not interested can quickly delete.
 
Once, and if, we get agreement from the list owner, I would like to discuss
the matter of listserv, LISTSERV, Listserv... under the subject heading:
CONVEN: Listserv
 
If we do not find an agreeable list, I can create one, but would rather not
do so.
 
 
Michael Strangelove
Department of Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
 
         BITNET: 441495@Uottawa
         Internet: 441495@Acadvm1.Uottawa.CA
         S-Mail: 177 Waller, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 CANADA
         Voice:  (613) 747-0642
         FAX:    (613) 564-6641
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:58:55 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Stevan Harnad 
Subject:      Re:  List for Net Document Authoring
 
> Michael Strangelove wrote:
>
> I am often faced with editing questions when writing documentation
> or articles about the Net and am uncertain where best to turn for
> a Listserv forum. I wonder if others feel the need for a semi-private
> (to keep volume reasonable) list for editors/authors of net stuff?
 
Some of the questions that arise are dealt with on the Bitnet listowners'
list: lstown-l@indycms.bitnet
Also the Usenet moderators' list: moderators@cs.purdue.edu
 
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:59:44 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Lee Jaffe,
              Microcomputer & Network Services" 
Subject:      Re:  List for Net Document Authoring
 
This reminds of an idea I had a while back to start a Discussion
Group within ALA for newsletter editors.  The problem was where
to place the group and I was starting to lose interest in working
the hallways of ALA.  I was wondering whether you'd consider
making the proposed list a little broader to include editors
 electronic ones.  I mean, if the problem you are
having is spelling, a print editor would be just as helpful.
I'm not directly interested myself - I just finished a 3-year
stint as editor of a newsletter - but I would guess that other
editors would jump at the chance to have someone to talk to.
 
-- Lee Jaffe, UC Santa Cruz
 
=============================================
 
Michael Strangelove wrote:
 
I am often faced with editing questions when writing documentation
or articles about the Net and am uncertain where best to turn for
a Listserv forum. I wonder if others feel the need for a semi-private
(to keep volume reasonable) list for editors/authors of net stuff?
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Date:         Tue, 15 Dec 1992 16:17:24 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Jim Gerland - Network User Support 
Subject:      Re:  List for Net Document Authoring
In-Reply-To:  Message of Tue,
              15 Dec 1992 14:59:44 EST from 
 
The list CCNEWS@BITNIC often has these discussions of style and usage.
Perhaps we should use it.  My major problem with it is that it is a
moderated list and comes out on a regular but unpredictable basis.  I
would prefer at minimum a daily moderated list and at best an open but
controlled (by the participants) discussion.
 
 
Jim Gerland  - Consultant, Network User Support           University at Buffalo
Academic Services, Computing & Information Technology     Buffalo, NY 14260
716.645.3557 Work                                         716.645.3734 FAX
gerland@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu                              gerland@ubvms.bitnet
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Date:         Wed, 16 Dec 1992 08:48:24 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Peter Graham, Rutgers U., (908) 932-2741" 
Subject:      Re: List for Net Document Authoring
 
 
I'm not sure what Michael S meant when he started this thread.  There is a
listserv for listserv owners--pretty inactive--is that it?
 
A listserv is a name of an address-space on a computer.  In some respects
it's rather like an ExLibris or a VPIEJ-L or a graham (as in graham@zodiac).
 
From a document of the creator of the technique:
"  Revised LISTSERV System Reference Library, release 1.7b
          -----------------------------------------------------
              (c) Eric Thomas 1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991
 
      ************************************************************
      *                                                          *
      * LISTSERV command reference cards:                        *
      *                                                          *
      *-> LISTSERV REFCARD: General user commands                *
"
 
From another:
 
>"  Revised LISTSERV System Reference Library, Release 1.7c
          -----------------------------------------------------
                     Copyright (c) Eric Thomas 1992
                     Last update: April 19th, 1992
 
              *********************************************
              * Frequently asked questions about LISTSERV *
FAQ    LISTFAQ MEMO
"<
 
And I'm about to forward some text from the creator that shows spelling
and intent.
 
             From:  Peter Graham, Rutgers University Libraries
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Date:         Wed, 16 Dec 1992 08:48:46 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Peter Graham, Rutgers U., (908) 932-2741" 
Subject:      Re: List for Net Document Authoring
 
 
Following is re "listserv/LISTSERV/Listserv" etc.:
 
>"      Revised List Processor (LISTSERV@FRECP11), Release 1.5d
         ----------------------------------------------------
             (c) Eric Thomas 1986 Ecole Centrale de Paris
 
 
LISTMEMO PP "What is LISTSERV? . . . "
 
  You can  skip the introduction  and go  to the commands  description by
instructing your text editor to  locate the string "GENCOM" (eg "/GENCOM"
under XEDIT).
 
 
***********************************************
* What is LISTSERV? What is Revised LISTSERV? *
***********************************************
 
    LISTSERV stands for "list server"...  but what does that mean? Origi-
  nally, LISTSERV  was a mailing-list  server which was designed  to make
  group communication easier.  The first version of  LISTSERV, written by
  EDUCOM and  installed at BITNIC  under the userid of  LISTSERV, offered
  basic "mail-exploding" capabilities. People  with a common interest (eg
  network protocols,  issues related to handicapped  people in education,
  system administration problems)  were grouped in a list  which was then
  stored on LISTSERV. They could then communicate with each other by sen-
  ding mail to  a special network address (eg UG-L@BITNIC).  Any piece of
  mail sent to these special user-ids would then be automatically distri-
  buted by the list server to each  and every person on the list. You did
  not have to know all the names and network addresses of the people sub-
  scribed to  the list. The  usual messages  sent by the  mailing systems
  when mail  has been successfully delivered  were sent to LISTSERV  -- a
  big relief  for the sender...  People could join  a list by  asking the
  "list coordinator" (actually the person  who maintains the list server)
  to be added to the list and it was a very convenient way to meet people
  and participate in interesting discussions/forums.
 
    As LISTSERV became  popular and the number of lists  grew, it started
  to show some weaknesses and  limitations. Even though LISTSERV was ins-
  talled at a central site, it generated a very important traffic because
  there was an important number of  people from distant nodes in the net-
  work. If there  were ten persons of  the same node on a  given list, it
  sent ten copies of each piece of mail to the node. List maintenance be-
  came a problem  because of the evergrowing number of  requests for sub-
  scription. Mail headers became bigger and  bigger, and 30 lines was not
  an uncommon size. Some non-VM  users had troubles accessing the server,
  could not send commands  nor mail to it and received  files in a format
  their system was not able to read.  Non-mail files could not be sent to
  a list. The server was often caught  looping on a rejection mail from a
  network  mailer. No  help  or command  description  was available,  and
  unknown  commands  were  ignored.  Sending a  "HELP"  command  did  not
  produce any kind of answer from the server.
 
    Revised LISTSERV is  a brand new list processor  which was developped
  at the Ecole  Centrale de Paris in France to  overcome the restrictions
  and lack of functionnality of the first version of LISTSERV. It retains
  the basics of the old LISTSERV and provides good ascending compatibili-
  ty,  while offering  more sophisticated  functions, helpfiles  and more
  user-friendliness. Revised  LISTSERVs can be linked  together to create
  peer lists for better network efficiency in a way that is nearly trans-
  parent for the user. Users can send a command to the server to subscri-
  be to  a list. For more  information about the differences  between the
  BITNIC-type LISTSERV  and Revised LISTSERV, send  the following command
  to the nearest Revised LISTSERV:   Info FEATures   (or just: I FEAT)
 
!   Additionally,  Revised LISTSERV  provides powerful  file-server func-
! tions which  allow list moderators  to make pertinent  datafiles and/or
! programs available to the subscribers of their lists. For more informa-
! tion on  this new feature, issue  the following command to  the nearest
! Revised LISTSERV:  Info FILE
[end of excerpt]"<
 
This file is available from most, uh, listservs.
             From:  Peter Graham, Rutgers University Libraries
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Date:         Wed, 16 Dec 1992 08:49:19 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Joseph Raben 
Subject:      Re: List for Net Document Authoring
In-Reply-To:  Message of Tue, 15 Dec 1992 14:56:49 EST from 
 
I would be interested in joining a list of network editors (i.e., people
who exercise some editorial control over their lists), but only if the
topics as well as the traffic are restricted to the central interests of
of the group. Too many of the lists I join drift off into totally unre-
lated areas, and I have to unsub. If someone will organize a reasonably
disciplined list, I'd be happy to try t for a while.
 
Joseph Raben, City University of New York
Director, Project SCHOLAR
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Date:         Fri, 18 Dec 1992 17:14:45 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Christine Sundt 
Subject:      VRA New Technologies Roundup
 
                         A N N O U N C E M E N T
 
                        New Technologies Roundup
                      Visual Resources Association
              11th Annual Conference - Seattle, Washington
                         Stouffer Madison Hotel
                       Thursday, February 4, 1993
                              11 AM - 1 PM
 
 
The Visual Resources Association is pleased to announce the following
lineup of vendors/developers who have responded to our call for
participation in the New Technologies Roundup program.  This is still a
tentative list, although most have made firm commitments to date.  An
updated lineup will be distributed via this network closer to the time
of the conference.
 
For you convenience, I am also attaching a copy of the VRA Conference
Pre-Registration form.  If you have already received a copy by mail or
net, please excuse this duplication.
 
Besides the New Technologies Roundup, two other programs dealing with
electronic imaging are scheduled:  Electronic Imaging: A Visual
Resources Perspective (February 4, 4:45-6:15 PM) at the Seattle
Convention Center, and Electronic Imaging: Copyright Issues (February 5,
8:30-10:30 AM, Stouffer Madison Hotel).  We look forward to seeing you
at the conference to take advantage of this impressive gathering of
technology experts and information.
 
                           VENDORS/DEVELOPERS
      VRMS - Slideware, Sausalito, California
                  software for visual resources collections
      Visual Information, Inc., Denver, Colorado
                  computer imaging systems
      Willoughby Associates, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
                  museum and visual resources image/data management
      The Voyager Company, Santa Monica, California
                  videodisc and CD-ROM products
      University Products, Holyoke, Massachusetts
                  new label technology
      ART/AAT, Santa Monica, California
                  on-line Authority Reference Tool
      Graphic Detail, Raleigh, North Carolina
                  ImageMaster (developed for Duke University)
      AXS/Optical Technology Resource, Berkeley, California
                  ArtAccess imagebase
 
Awaiting final confirmation from:
      GTE ImageSpan, Stamford, Connecticut
                  Digital Album
      Microsoft INCARTA, Redmond, Washington
                  multimedia encyclopedia
      Museum Informatics Project, University of California, Berkeley
                  coordinated campus information technology
 
For further information, please contact Christine Sundt
(csundt@oregon.uoregon.edu), 503-346-2209.
 
ATTACHMENT:  VRA CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM********************
 
Only the pre-registration form is included here.  Anyone needing more
information about conference activities should contact Becky Hoort, VRA
Vice-President and 1993 Conference Coordinator, directly by phone
(313)747-3328 or by e-mail at GEX4@UMICHUM (Bitnet) or GEX4@UM.UMICH.EDU
(Internet).  If you have access to the Visual Resources Association
Bulletin, the full conference schedule is included in the fall issue.
The conference dates are February 3-6, 1993.  The conference hotel is
the Stouffer Madison in Seattle, phone (206) 583-0300.  Conference rates
for the hotel are $85.00 for a single and $99.00 for a double room.
Hotel arrangements should be made directly with the hotel.  The
conference registration fee must accompany the pre-registration form.
To obtain the pre-registration conference rate, pre-registrations from
North America must be postmarked no later than January 1, 1993.  Pre-
registrations from outside the contient must be postmarked no later than
December 24, 1992.  Payment must accompany the pre-registration form.
Please mail these to:
     Barbara Stevenson
     VRA Secretary
     Carleton University
     SSAC: Art History
     DT2203, Ottawa Ontario K1s 5B6
     CANADA
Please note that first class postage to Canada from the U.S. is 40
cents.
 
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VRA CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
 
 
Name/Institution _______________________________________________________
 
Address ________________________________________________________________
 
City, State, Zip _______________________________________________________
 
Telephone ______________(work) ______________(home)
 
New member _____    Is this your first meeting? _____
 
*
Conference fee (pre-registration rate)
     VRA member                                            $55.00 _____
     Immediate family of VRA member                        $55.00 _____
     ARLIS/NA member (not also VRA member)                 $55.00 _____
     Non-VRA or ARLIS member (includes 1993 membership)    $95.00 _____
 
*
Paid Events
     AAT Workshop, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Feb. 3; limit 25      $10.00 _____
     Seattle Public Art Tour, 1:00-4:00 PM, Feb. 3; limit 20
                                                           $ 5.00 _____
     Seattle Public Art Tour, 9:30AM-12:30PM, Feb.6; limit 20
                                                           $ 5.00 _____
     Kitsap Peninsula Tour, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Feb. 6;limit 27
                                                           $30.00 _____
                                                         TOTAL    _____
*
Day trip to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia - 7;30 AM to
7:45 PM, Feb. 6th.  Make individual reservations for the Victoria
Clipper ferry by phoning 1-800-888-2535; pay be credit card; fare is
non-refundable, non-transferable.  Two-week advance purchase is $59.00.
Tickets may also be purchased at the time of departure for a fare of
$74.00; seniors $64.00.  U.S. citizens must have a valid driver's
license or other picture identification.  Please enquire when making
reservations.
Ferry leaves Seattle, Pier 69, at 8:00 AM.  Participants meet at the
hotel at 7:30 AM for accompaniment to the pier.
               I am interested in participating in this event. _____
*
Free Events
Limited enrollment.  Please indicate which you would like to attend.
_____ Tour of Interactive Home Systems (Continuum Productions, Corp.),
      1:00-4:00 PM, Feb. 3 (limit 24)
_____ Tour of Boeing Company Archives Photograph Collection,
      1:00-4:00 PM, Feb. 4 (limit 30; U.S. citizens only)
_____ Tour of Seattle Art Museum; 7:45-8:45 PM, Feb. 4 (limit flexible)
*
University of Washington campus tours, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Feb. 5
_____ Art Slide Collection (limit flexible)
_____ Architecture Slide Collection (limit flexible)
_____ Special Collections (limit 30)
*
Round-table Discussion Sessions
2:00-3:30 PM, Feb. 4. Limit 10 per topic.  Please prioritize your
choices (i.e., 1,2,3).
_____ Architecture slide collection concerns
_____ Museum slide collection concerns
_____ Small collection concerns
_____ Trends in projection equipment and facilities
_____ Changing world geography; its effect on classification schemes
_____ Problems in cataloging tribal arts
_____ Cataloging and indexing concerns in automated slide database
systems; to include a discussion of MARC
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Date:         Mon, 21 Dec 1992 08:14:18 EST
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From:         Christine Sundt 
Subject:      VRA New Technologies Roundup
 
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                         A N N O U N C E M E N T
 
                        New Technologies Roundup
                      Visual Resources Association
              11th Annual Conference - Seattle, Washington
                         Stouffer Madison Hotel
                       Thursday, February 4, 1993
                              11 AM - 1 PM
 
 
The Visual Resources Association is pleased to announce the following
lineup of vendors/developers who have responded to our call for
participation in the New Technologies Roundup program.  This is still a
tentative list, although most have made firm commitments to date.  An
updated lineup will be distributed via this network closer to the time
of the conference.
 
For you convenience, I am also attaching a copy of the VRA Conference
Pre-Registration form.  If you have already received a copy by mail or
net, please excuse this duplication.
 
Besides the New Technologies Roundup, two other programs dealing with
electronic imaging are scheduled:  Electronic Imaging: A Visual
Resources Perspective (February 4, 4:45-6:15 PM) at the Seattle
Convention Center, and Electronic Imaging: Copyright Issues (February 5,
8:30-10:30 AM, Stouffer Madison Hotel).  We look forward to seeing you
at the conference to take advantage of this impressive gathering of
technology experts and information.
 
                           VENDORS/DEVELOPERS
      VRMS - Slideware, Sausalito, California
                  software for visual resources collections
      Visual Information, Inc., Denver, Colorado
                  computer imaging systems
      Willoughby Associates, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
                  museum and visual resources image/data management
      The Voyager Company, Santa Monica, California
                  videodisc and CD-ROM products
      University Products, Holyoke, Massachusetts
                  new label technology
      ART/AAT, Santa Monica, California
                  on-line Authority Reference Tool
      Graphic Detail, Raleigh, North Carolina
                  ImageMaster (developed for Duke University)
      AXS/Optical Technology Resource, Berkeley, California
                  ArtAccess imagebase
 
Awaiting final confirmation from:
      GTE ImageSpan, Stamford, Connecticut
                  Digital Album
      Microsoft INCARTA, Redmond, Washington
                  multimedia encyclopedia
      Museum Informatics Project, University of California, Berkeley
                  coordinated campus information technology
 
For further information, please contact Christine Sundt
(csundt@oregon.uoregon.edu), 503-346-2209.
 
ATTACHMENT:  VRA CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM********************
 
Only the pre-registration form is included here.  Anyone needing more
information about conference activities should contact Becky Hoort, VRA
Vice-President and 1993 Conference Coordinator, directly by phone
(313)747-3328 or by e-mail at GEX4@UMICHUM (Bitnet) or GEX4@UM.UMICH.EDU
(Internet).  If you have access to the Visual Resources Association
Bulletin, the full conference schedule is included in the fall issue.
The conference dates are February 3-6, 1993.  The conference hotel is
the Stouffer Madison in Seattle, phone (206) 583-0300.  Conference rates
for the hotel are $85.00 for a single and $99.00 for a double room.
Hotel arrangements should be made directly with the hotel.  The
conference registration fee must accompany the pre-registration form.
To obtain the pre-registration conference rate, pre-registrations from
North America must be postmarked no later than January 1, 1993.  Pre-
registrations from outside the contient must be postmarked no later than
December 24, 1992.  Payment must accompany the pre-registration form.
Please mail these to:
     Barbara Stevenson
     VRA Secretary
     Carleton University
     SSAC: Art History
     DT2203, Ottawa Ontario K1s 5B6
     CANADA
Please note that first class postage to Canada from the U.S. is 40
cents.
 
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VRA CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
 
 
Name/Institution _______________________________________________________
 
Address ________________________________________________________________
 
City, State, Zip _______________________________________________________
 
Telephone ______________(work) ______________(home)
 
New member _____    Is this your first meeting? _____
 
*
Conference fee (pre-registration rate)
     VRA member                                            $55.00 _____
     Immediate family of VRA member                        $55.00 _____
     ARLIS/NA member (not also VRA member)                 $55.00 _____
     Non-VRA or ARLIS member (includes 1993 membership)    $95.00 _____
 
*
Paid Events
     AAT Workshop, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, Feb. 3; limit 25      $10.00 _____
     Seattle Public Art Tour, 1:00-4:00 PM, Feb. 3; limit 20
                                                           $ 5.00 _____
     Seattle Public Art Tour, 9:30AM-12:30PM, Feb.6; limit 20
                                                           $ 5.00 _____
     Kitsap Peninsula Tour, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Feb. 6;limit 27
                                                           $30.00 _____
                                                         TOTAL    _____
*
Day trip to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia - 7;30 AM to
7:45 PM, Feb. 6th.  Make individual reservations for the Victoria
Clipper ferry by phoning 1-800-888-2535; pay be credit card; fare is
non-refundable, non-transferable.  Two-week advance purchase is $59.00.
Tickets may also be purchased at the time of departure for a fare of
$74.00; seniors $64.00.  U.S. citizens must have a valid driver's
license or other picture identification.  Please enquire when making
reservations.
Ferry leaves Seattle, Pier 69, at 8:00 AM.  Participants meet at the
hotel at 7:30 AM for accompaniment to the pier.
               I am interested in participating in this event. _____
*
Free Events
Limited enrollment.  Please indicate which you would like to attend.
_____ Tour of Interactive Home Systems (Continuum Productions, Corp.),
      1:00-4:00 PM, Feb. 3 (limit 24)
_____ Tour of Boeing Company Archives Photograph Collection,
      1:00-4:00 PM, Feb. 4 (limit 30; U.S. citizens only)
_____ Tour of Seattle Art Museum; 7:45-8:45 PM, Feb. 4 (limit flexible)
*
University of Washington campus tours, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Feb. 5
_____ Art Slide Collection (limit flexible)
_____ Architecture Slide Collection (limit flexible)
_____ Special Collections (limit 30)
*
Round-table Discussion Sessions
2:00-3:30 PM, Feb. 4. Limit 10 per topic.  Please prioritize your
choices (i.e., 1,2,3).
_____ Architecture slide collection concerns
_____ Museum slide collection concerns
_____ Small collection concerns
_____ Trends in projection equipment and facilities
_____ Changing world geography; its effect on classification schemes
_____ Problems in cataloging tribal arts
_____ Cataloging and indexing concerns in automated slide database
systems; to include a discussion of MARC
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Date:         Tue, 22 Dec 1992 11:20:41 EST
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From:         James Powell 
Subject:      email book ordering
 
The list of vendors who provide email book ordering is available from the
archive listserv@vtvm1.cc.vt.edu as email books.  The data will also be
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   This list is courtesy of Tosolini Paolo tosolini@uts340.univ.trieste.it
 
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