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Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: IAN.WORTHINGTON@classics.utas.edu.au Subject: announcing new e-venture *DIDASKALIA: ANCIENT THEATER TODAY* Sallie Goetsch (Founding Editor) Oliver Taplin (Consultant) Ian Worthington (Publisher and Contributing Editor) Peter Toohey (Publisher and Contributing Editor) CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS AND SUBSCRIBERS More and more classicists are getting involved with Greek and Roman plays as performance texts; theater practitioners have always been so. Dialogue between the two groups of specialists, and among individual artists and scholars, is essential. During the course of the conference on Sophocles' *Electra* at Northwestern University in May 1993 (reviewed in *BMCR* 4), Oliver Taplin addressed the need for an electronic newsletter devoted to publicizing modern productions of ancient theater. *Didaskalia* has as its aim the timely dissemination of news relevant to those who work on ancient theater and its modern incarnations. The main feature of *Didaskalia* will be advance listings of upcoming productions and other drama-oriented events. We will also publish short previews and reviews of books and productions and lists of forthcoming publications pertaining to ancient theater. Each issue will contain updates on the dramatic doings of our subscribers and contributors, and provide a forum for the airing of complaints and the exchange of opinions. Suggestions for other features are welcome. Those interested in becoming regular regional correspondents should contact the editors. *Didaskalia* will appear monthly beginning in March 1994. It will be distributed from the University of Tasmania, Australia, under the direction of Ian Worthington, and may be accessed via ftp or gopher in the same way as *Electronic Antiquity*. Distribution will be exclusively electronic, except possibly for the Listings section. Listings should include, at minimum, title, venue, opening date and length of run, director, translator if there is one, address, phone, fax, and e-mail of a contact person, and a short description of the approach to the play. Submissions and inquiries may be sent electronically to: email@example.com Hardcopy contributions or queries may be addressed to: Sallie Goetsch, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003, U.S.A. Phone (313) 930-6594 Fax (313) 763-4959 --------- Ian Worthington, Department of Classics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Tel. (002) 202-294 (direct) Fax (002) 202-288 e-mail: Ian.Worthington@classics.utas.edu.au ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 15:36:42 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Margaret E Sokolik Subject: Libraries I have a question for those who have dealt with libraries in the distribution of your journals. We at TESL-EJ are wondering what the best method of contact might be. We are offering free distribution to libraries. How has contact been handled? = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Maggi Sokolik, Editor TESL-EJ firstname.lastname@example.org = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 15:37:18 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Stevan Harnad Subject: More on peer review and the Net Date: Mon, 29 Nov 93 14:50:20 EST From: Fred L. Bookstein To: email@example.com (Stevan Harnad) I've just read your engrossing interchange with Quinn. I don't recognize the list to which you distributed it, and so I don't know if that readership expects continuing commentary. If you think it appropriate, pass the following comments on to that group (of course with any intercalations you like), or bank it to go out with others you have received. Fred B. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frank Quinn and Stevan Harnad are engaged in a dialogue about the nexus among peer review, reliability of the mathematical research literature, and electronic publication. As a working statistician and applied geometer in an offbeat speciality (biological shape), I would like to add to their exchange by explaining the stance of another community of participants having a hybrid point of view. 1. "The mathematical literature." Quinn notes that mathematics is unusual among the disciplines in the reliability of its primary literature. It is also most unusual in the elegant variations of its secondary literature. For a century or more there has been a tradition of true diversity and ingenious beauty in the arguments of advanced textbooks and monographs that are NOT primary announcements but distillations or syntheses. (Perhaps this tradition is strongest in geometry, the field I mainly apply.) Each of the "big books" I keep on my shelf explains its subject (differential geometry, tensors, kinematics, space) differently. And all are worth having: the simplification of a proof, the exegesis accessible to the smart high-school student, the demonstration of the convertibility between notations, the formulary so popular earlier in this century---all are worth preserving. Likewise in mathematical physics: the published lectures of Feynman, Schrodinger, Fermi are at least as lasting as their original technical papers. It follows that any discussion about preserving the "reader-oriented" essence of the literature must distinguish among kinds of readers as carefully as among kinds of papers. The lifetime of the monographs I just referred to is far longer than the life of the primary papers on which they are based. For instance, several houses (Chelsea, Dover, etc.) thrive by keeping nineteenth-century monographs in print. This would not make sense had these works been superseded by newer texts or journals. 2. Novelty and authority. I am the guru of a small (200-address) morphometrics bulletin board. My main function there is to supply authoritative answers to a broad range of practical or theoretical questions: a sort of Agony Column of the shape business. I can save a researcher anywhere in the world several days of library ransacking, and sometimes several months of parallel developments, by pointing out where in the earlier literature a particular perplexity has been clarified, a particular formalism crafted. (Other bulletin boards in quantitative biology also spend considerable bandwidth on such postings.) Whenever possible, my citations directly set out formulas rather than referring to them in any remote form. When direct reproduction is not possible, it is better to refer the researcher to older books, likelier to be in scattered libraries, rather than to the primary journals, which are typically much harder to retrieve (especially away from the major American research universities). The format of these pointers is, by now, somewhat stereotyped: "You want to use the estimate of the Uniform Factor, Sigma y-bar (dx,dy)/Sigma y-bar squared." If a printed text must be cited, the older the better: "See Hilbert and Cohn-Vossen, page 203." If the citation is to a new book, let it at least be one I know intimately: "See the Orange Book" (my 1991 textbook) "where Figure 5.3.1 draws the formula on page 159." Of course the advice can be customized, also: "Set up your analysis the way Reyment did in Section 4.3 of the 1991 book, except that your variables should omit the deficient coordinates." In this global conversation, questions often arise for which, in my experience, no answer can be unearthed. When I can, I construct a new answer, in a closely reasoned technical argument of a few dozen lines that is, I suppose, a novel form of primary mathematical publishing, perhaps the very one Quinn is worried about. But, as Harnad notes in his commentary, it surely can share one crucial characteristic with other forms of primary applied mathematics: I make sure that the new formulas in these "announcements" are peer-reviewed by three colleagues who go over every single manipulation, check my computer codes, etc. What is lacking is instead one other common feature. The "articles" have no bibliographies-- if citations could have been supplied, it would not have been necessary to write in the first place. These articles are "published" over my own signature--on my own recognizance, as it were--and those who need to know the trick henceforth retrieve them from the e-mail archive. The more "traditional" forms of publication of the same material--usually chapters in obscure Proceedings volumes--are necessary for the health of the curriculum vitae, but are of no use in getting the message out to my audience. Instead, the better archives are publicly distributed software (canonical implementations) and the occasional review article or textbook chapter. In this system the issue that most concerns Quinn, the issue of quality (peer review), is not problematic. But novelty now plays a somewhat anomalous role: it is a characteristic to be avoided, since the most novel techniques have the fewest exemplars. This degree of conservatism is quite out of keeping with the structure of prestige of most scientific communities, but it suits the morphometric synthesis just fine: to build a field that bridges several extant special variants, invent only when you absolutely must; otherwise, borrow. Nevertheless, Harnad's principal forecast is already in evidence at every turn--the network is as far from flat as I can make it, by personal prestige, by rhetoric, and by perseverance of pedagogy. 3. Proofs and facts. While I'm in agreement with Quinn about the unusual social-cognitive structure of the world of mathematics, a topic that has fascinated a lot of philosophers of science as well, I see much more possibility for a synthesis of his position with Harnad's than was presented in the original posting. The potential of e-mail to enhance the freedom of scholarly exchanges, one of Harnad's favorite homiletics, corresponds to features of the existing system of publishing mathematics to which Quinn chose not to draw attention: the perseveration of classic monographs, the aesthetics of simplification and elegant variation of pedagogy, the quotidian mathematical task of "looking up the formula." As unusual as the purity of the primary literature of mathematics, then, is the durability of the secondary. While the retrieved formulae, conversions of notation, etc., are perhaps "less pure" mathematics than what Quinn had in mind, mathematics they are nevertheless. Quinn has (inadvertently?) restricted the literature "of mathematics" to the production of novel theorems. But that is not all that mathematicians do, even peer-reviewed mathematicians; and in any case other communities need to refer to other parts of that literature. If my play along Internet is at all effective, the promise of electronic publication to ease our very real retrieval problems for the "facts" of the matter--notation, decompositions, identities--is more important than access of equal immediacy to the axioms and proofs that concern the mathematicians creating these works for the first time. That is not the only moment of creation that matters. ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1993 10:09:09 EST Reply-To: David Robison Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: David Robison Subject: Re: Libraries In-Reply-To: <9312032046.AA28329@norman.nwnet.net> I would suggest writing a release announcing the journal that specifically mentions distribution to libraries, but also terms for other subscribers (if they are different). The announcement should be sent to lists related to the topic of the journal (Teaching English as a Second Langauge). If there is a searchable archive, that information should be included in the release, and the release could also be sent to the Library Gopher list (G04LIB-L@UCSBVM). You could also announce the journal to PACS-L@UHUPVM1, the largest library lis, with over 6,0000 (or is it 8,000?) readers. This list is called the Public-Access Computer Systems forum, and is devoted to library issues relating to computers. Hope this helps, David --------------------------------------------------------------------------- David F.W. Robison firstname.lastname@example.org Educational Documentation Specialist 206.562.3000(Voice) Author, Internet Passport (5th ed.) 206.562.4822(Fax) NorthWestNet --------------------------------------------------------------------------- P.S. Hi Maggi! On Fri, 3 Dec 1993, Margaret E Sokolik wrote: > I have a question for those who have dealt with libraries > in the distribution of your journals. We at TESL-EJ are > wondering what the best method of contact might be. We > are offering free distribution to libraries. How has > contact been handled? > > = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = > > Maggi Sokolik, Editor > TESL-EJ > email@example.com > > = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = > ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1993 10:09:45 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: News from the IPPE =========================================================== News from the International Philosophical Preprint Exchange =========================================================== 30 Nov 93 ------------------------ Usership and submissions ------------------------ In recent weeks, usage of the IPPE has remained steady at about 4500 accesses per month. However, probably due to the approaching end of the semester in many parts of the world, the rate of new submissions has temporarily dipped. Approximately 20 new papers are at some stage or other of the submission process, and we hope to be able to announce several batches of newly available papers within the next few weeks. -------------------------------- Books, journals, and conferences -------------------------------- Other new developments are also in the works. We shall soon be opening a new directory (and Gopher menu) for journals, book series, and conferences, within which we will be making available abstracts, tables of contents, and in some cases introductory essays of forthcoming issues of journals, forthcoming volumes in book series, and papers to be presented at conferences. Thus far, we have firm arrangements with two journals and with one book series. We would be glad to hear from others who might be interested in a similar arrangement. -------------------------- North American mirror site -------------------------- Courtesy of Professor Michael Hart of Project Gutenberg, a mirror image of the IPPE archive will shortly be available for ftp users at a North American mirror site, mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu (the main site in Japan, Phil-Preprints.L.Chiba-U.ac.jp, will of course also remain available to users worldwide). North American users, as well as certain others, may prefer to ftp to the North American site. On mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu, the IPPE archive can be found in the directory etext/ippe. Please note that mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu cannot accept IPPE submissions; for submission information, see below. ------------------ Other mirror sites ------------------ Other sites interested in keeping an automated mirror image of the IPPE archive are desired, especially in parts of the world which do not yet have a nearby IPPE mirror. We would especially like to have additional mirror sites in Europe and Australasia. To mirror the IPPE, you need to be able to commit a considerable amount of disk space (no less than 100 MB, although only half that will be needed immediately), to be willing to install and run the Washington University ftp server (wuftpd), and to be willing to transmit the relevant potions of the ftp server's log files to the Chiba site periodically (we have automated software that will accomplish this). All interested parties are invited to contact us at the address to discuss matters. ------------------------------------------- Placing your own working papers on the IPPE ------------------------------------------- The IPPE welcomes working papers in all areas of philosophy. Authors who place their papers on the IPPE benefit from the comments and criticisms of philosophers worldwide: on average, a paper placed on the IPPE is read twice a day, in the first month alone. Authors retain copyright, and papers remain fully publishable. If you wish to place a paper on the IPPE, please contact Carolyn Burke (email@example.com), who will be pleased to guide you throught the processs of submitting your paper by email, ona diskette, or by ftp. (Expert ftp users may wish to simply connect to Phil-Preprints.L.Chiba-U.ac.jp, read the file pub/submissions/README, and upload their papers using the procedure described therein.) =========================================================== Accessing the International Philosophical Preprint Exchange =========================================================== By gopher: "gopher apa.oxy.edu" or "gopher kasey.umkc.edu". By ftp: "ftp Phil-Preprints.L.Chiba-U.ac.jp", or "ftp mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu" By email: "mail phil-preprints-service@Phil-Preprints.L.Chiba-U.ac.jp". To place a paper or comment on the IPPE: see pub/submissions/README. If you have questions: send mail to . ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1993 10:11:01 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: IAN.WORTHINGTON@classics.utas.edu.au Subject: PLEASE READ RE: *EA* This is an apology to everyone who keeps getting mail aimed at either myself or both editors of *EA*. It would appear that someone wrote to me and accidentally got me on the distribution list I keep for subscribers of *EA*, and that two others (please God no more) have simply replied via the first message and in the process bounced their messages off this list. Please make sure if you write that you do so either to my own e-mail address or the journal's address. Many thanks, and apologies again. Ian W --------- Ian Worthington, Department of Classics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Tel. (002) 202-294 (direct) Fax (002) 202-288 e-mail: Ian.Worthington@classics.utas.edu.au ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 08:07:32 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Ellen Sleeter Subject: Old BIP question Friends, In response to the question about BIP online, I had technical difficulty while trying to send the message below, and don't know if I ever posted something to the net in lieu of this message. |======================================================================| | Ellen L. Sleeter < firstname.lastname@example.org > | v-mail: 212-705-7146 | | Project Manager | fax: 212-705-7122 | | Publications Information Services | | | IEEE | | | 345 East 47th Street, New York NY 10017 | | |=======================================================================| Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1993 10:12:08 From: esleeter (Ellen Sleeter) To: VPIEJ-L@VTVM1.BITNET Subject: Re: _Books-In-Print_ online? Message-ID: In-Reply-To: <9311231343.AA00664@omega.ani.ieee.org> Re: Books in Print, online... Also, OCLC has just announced a joint venture with Bowker, publisher of Books In Print, that will link the OCLC Union Catalog with the BIP database to facilitate book ordering by members of OCLC, available in Fall of 1994. Saw a news item in the IDP Report, November 5, *1993*, p. 6. (Don't ask me what IDP stands for... I think it has to do with _D_atabase _P_ublishing, which would be why we subscribe to it) :-) |======================================================================| | Ellen L. Sleeter < email@example.com > | v-mail: 212-705-7146 | | Project Manager | fax: 212-705-7122 | | Publications Information Services | | | IEEE | | | 345 East 47th Street, New York NY 10017 | | |======================================================================| ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 08:08:23 EST Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: "Larry W. Virden" Organization: Nedriv Software and Shoe Shiners, Uninc. Subject: Re: Bark Magazine? I saw this CNN note - I think it was on Future Watch this past weekend. Bark is supported by some Record company. They have an online BBS or some similar setup where young folk can log on and submit stories. Then the editorial crew format things into a newspaper format and apparently create paper copy and ship it out. I too was interested in finding out more. Along similar lines, apparently somewhere in the electronic wilderness Nickelodeon TV has online support - anyone know details of this? As a last hurrah, this week's NextStep techie show announced their Compuserve address after doing an article on the president and vp's internet availability. The Science Fiction Channel's 'news' program Sci-Fi Buzz has been threatening to tell us theirs, another member of the channel's staff _has_ been arond on rec.arts.tv.sf, the discovery channel and the learning channel have sections on the electronic newsstand and mtv's Adam Curry has his own mtv.com system. Of course, Time (or is it newsweek) and Disney magazine have their sections on America Online, and a number of other mags I know are out there on Compuserve, etc. Sure would be nice to have an electonic 'phone book' of all these contact addresses... The non-computer media is taking notice of the electronic frontier. -- :s Great net resources sought... :s Larry W. Virden INET: email@example.com :s Personal: 674 Falls Place, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-1614 The task of an educator should be to irrigate the desert not clear the forest. ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 08:24:37 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Steve Minton Subject: JAIR I'd like to let this group know about a new e-journal which is pursing an interesting strategy. The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) started accepting submissions in June of this year. From an e-publishing point of views, it's notable because: -- it's published both electronically and by a traditional publisher. (Note: the publisher will be publishing each complete volume, not individual issues.) - the electronic version is free over the internet. (Articles are published in PostScript.) Although we have only been publishing for a few months, it looks as if the electronic version of the journal will be successful, judging from the number (and quality) of the submissions we have been receiving. In addition to the two points above, JAIR's success in attracting good submissions has been aided by having a prestigious international editorial board, and by making sure our turnaround time (reviewing, etc) is much faster than any other journal in the field. The electronic form of JAIR also presents some added value over traditional journals, for instance, we allow source code, experimental data, and demos to be electronically "published" in on-line appendices to articles. Basically, this journal can be distributed for free because almost everything is done by volunteers (the editorial staff), as part of their normal jobs as academics and researchers. The journal itself is run by a non-profit corporation, which has granted the publisher rights to publish the hardcopy volume. We been greatly aided by several universities and research labs that have allowed us to use their facilities as electronic archive sites. The publisher has also been very helpful. Presumably, the publisher's revenue will come primarily from sales to libraries and individuals who don't want to rely completely on an electronic archive. Since we will basically give them a finished product to publish, they have very little in the way of costs. (We are not sure what the role of the publisher will be in 5 years, but we will be happy to work with them to see what added value they can provide.) Also critical to the success we have had (so far), is that our readership consists of computer scientists. They generally have easy access to the internet and are used to passing around PostScript articles over the net. I suspect that in the future, as the net expands, and e-publishing tools improve, that journals like JAIR will be possible in many communities besides computer scientists. JAIR is available over the internet via gopher, a USENET newsgroup, ftp, automated email, etc. For more information about the journal, send electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ``autorespond'' and the message body ``help'', or contact email@example.com. Below is an announcement that went out over the net earlier this year which explains the basics. (I've edited it a bit to make it shorter.) - Steve Minton firstname.lastname@example.org ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNOUNCEMENT The AI Access Foundation is pleased to announce that the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is now available over the internet. JAIR is a refereed publication, covering all areas of AI. In addition to being published electronically, each complete volume of JAIR will be published by Morgan Kaufmann. JAIR offers AI researchers several advantages over existing journals: -- To promote rapid publication of research results, articles sent to JAIR will be reviewed and returned to the authors in approximately 6 weeks. Electronic publication will occur immediately after the editor receives the final version of an accepted article. -- Articles will be distributed free of charge over the internet via ftp, automated email, and a newsgroup. Articles will be available in postscript. -- Subscribers will be able to take full advantage of the electronic medium. JAIR will support a variety of electronic services, such as online appendices containing data/code. JAIR will only publish articles of the highest quality. Submissions will be evaluated on their originality and significance. All claims should be clearly articulated and justified either empirically or theoretically. Papers should describe work that has both practical and theoretical significance. We encourage authors to be concise. Short, high-quality articles will be welcomed, in addition to the longer articles that traditionally appear in AI journals. JAIR will also publish technical notes -- very brief papers that extend or evaluate previous work. We invite submissions in all areas of AI, including automated reasoning, cognitive modeling, knowledge representation, learning, natural language, perception, and robotics. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- EXECUTIVE EDITOR Steven Minton ASSOCIATE EDITORS Jon Doyle Richard Korf Fausto Giunchiglia Wendy Lehnert Henry Kautz Richard Sutton Daniel Weld EDITORIAL BOARD Yuichiro Anzai Julia Hirschberg Ross Quinlan Rodney Brooks Lawrence Hunter Edwina Rissland Murray Campbell Takeo Kanade Paul Rosenbloom Thomas Dean Hiroaki Kitano Stuart Russell Rina Dechter Pat Langley Erik Sandewall Gerald DeJong Ramon Lopez de Mantaras Bart Selman Johan de Kleer David McAllester Stuart Shieber Didier Dubois Kathleen McKeown Douglas Smith Edmund Durfee Stephen Muggleton Luc Steels David Etherington Hideyuki Nakashima Anthony Stentz Oren Etzioni Nils Nilsson Peter Struss Kenneth Forbus Toyoaki Nishida Hozumi Tanaka Michael Georgeff Christos Papadimitriou Austin Tate Matthew Ginsberg Judea Pearl David Touretzky Walter Hamscher Tomaso Poggio Michael Wellman ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 08:25:21 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Ken Laws Subject: Free Trial, Computists' Communique Greetings! I'm the editor of the Computists' Communique, an AI/IS/CS weekly news service of Computists International. Send me email saying where you saw this announcement for a free two-month get-acquainted subscription. You'll get job ads, journal calls, NSF announcements, grant and research news, online resources, career and business tips, and commentary. The Communique is about 32KB (8 pages) per week, with a high signal-to-noise ratio -- eclectic, but with special focus on AI research, information technology, software applications, and entrepreneurship. I try to capture "old boy" knowledge in a way that's time-saving, timely, and useful. Write for your free trial now, or for membership details and testimonials. (Full membership is $135/year, but discounts may apply. Unemployed computer scientists may join free.) Sample issues are available on request. Dr. Kenneth I. Laws Computists International (415) 493-7390, Palo Alto Internet email@example.com Feel free to forward this message to other lists, with or without your own comments. When requesting a free trial, remember to say where you saw the offer. You must respond by 12/31/93, to firstname.lastname@example.org. ------- ========================================================================= Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1993 10:20:49 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Strangelove Press Organization: fONOROLA Subject: The Internet Business Journal 1.5 Online Sample The Internet Business Journal Commercial Opportunities in the Networking Age The first and foremost information source for the commercial Internet community. Volume 1, Number 5 - November 1993 For subscription information, contact Mstrange@Fonorola.Net Note that The Internet Business Journal is a hardcopy (print) publication. For a complete electronic sample copy, e-mail Mstrange@Fonorola.Net and request the file ibj.6 New Editor The publishers are pleased to announce a new Editor-in- Chief for The Internet Business Journal -- Aneurin Bosley. Mr. Bosley will continue to guide the growth of IBJ into a resource-orientated, practical, and easy-to- read survey of the latest trends, resources, tools, and strategies for both the new and experienced business user of the Internet. CONTENTS IN BRIEF: Advertising on the Internet This article discusses some of the pitfalls that advertisers will encounter when they venture onto the Internet. Satellite-Delivered Usenet Newsfeed Home satellite receivers are now available which can deliver Usenet news from over 6000 groups right to the user's home. Ideal for those without access to all newsgroups. Software on the Net Documentation on eight useful pieces of publicly available software that will help you use the Net more effectively. 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But the language of the Internet, for the majority of its population, and for some time to come, is low ASCII (Aa-Zz, 1-9 text plus a few miscellaneous characters). More than being a mainly text-based environment, the Internet is first and foremost an oral culture, where the keyboard mediates the spoken word to a complex matrix of subcultures. Sensitivity to Internet culture will define success for any business entering into this global matrix. The business world is going to have to learn a new language when it communicates to the Internet community -- the language of content-based, interactive, community-orientated dialogue. Unidirectional pontification coming from the lofty heights of corporate sales and marketing offices will only alienate the typical Internet user. To be accepted by the majority of Internet users, a business will need to participate in the virtual communities they wish to reach. 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For quite some time to come, the Internet will not represent a mass market such as TV where content is controlled and packaged to a limited number of predefined and demographically homogenous audiences consisting of millions of viewers. There are no mass markets on the Internet -- only micro communities with distinct histories, rules, and concerns. The challenge for the Internet-facilitated business is to find a way to reach these communities on their terms, respecting their local customs. Watch this column for specific techniques on using the Internet to engage in that unique form of business communication called advertising. For subscription information, contact Mstrange@Fonorola.Net (TEL: 613-565-0982 FAX: 613-564- 6641, Subscription Manager, 208 Somerset Street East, Suite A, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K1N 6V2) Copyright (C) 1993 by Strangelove Internet Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. This document may be archived for public use in electronic or other media, so long as it is maintained in its entirety and no fee is charged to the user; any exception requires written consent from Strangelove Internet Enterprises. ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1993 08:29:54 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Howard Pasternack Subject: Re: The Internet Business Journal 1.5 Online Sampl What is the difference between this online sample and a publisher's blurb advertising a new publication. And isn't there something peculiar about the Internet Business Journal being a *print* publication. Howard Pasternack Brown University ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 08:36:43 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: email@example.com Subject: Press Rel: Digital Quill Award CONTACT: Ron Albright Digital Publishing Association 1160 Huffman Road Birmingham, AL 35215 Voice: (205) 856-9510 FAX: (205) 853-8478 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org PRESS NOTICE: For Immediate Release DPA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE SECOND ANNUAL "DIGITAL QUILL" AWARDS Birmingham, Alabama - December 6, 1993: The Digital Publishing Association, the first and only trade organization for the electronic publishing industry, today announced the winners of the Second Annual "Digital Quill" Awards for Excellence in Electronic Publishing. The Quill Award competition, originating in 1992, was open to all authors and publishers, regardless of DPA membership status. The only requirement was that the materials submitted for judging must have been previously published in electronic format. Submitted materials must have either been uploaded to an online system or distributed on disk for reading by computer as digital materials. In making the announcement, Ron Albright, President of the DPA, said "This volume and quantity of this year's entries clearly show that digital publishing is 'alive and well' at the grassroots level. While the industry press shows that the "big players" are just sticking their toes in the electronic publishing waters, the grassroots authors and publishers are already swimming about in the waters. This year's Quill entries were an amazing array of quality works that are pushing 'paperless publishing' to the limit of their imagination and skills. It is clear to the DPA that 1993 was a 'breakthrough' year for digital publishing and that the industry is poised to take off in the next 12 months." The Quill Awards are awarded during the DPA's annual November "Digital Publishing Month" activities. Additional acitivites are planned during the month to publicize the electronic publishing industry to both the computer and literary consumer. The winners for the existing categories are as follows: Award Categories: Serial Publication - a weekly, monthly or otherwise regularly-scheduled publication that has been issued for at least 6 months (or at least 3 editions) available prior to July, 1993. This category included both fiction and non-fiction magazines and newsletters. First Place - Ruby's Pearls (Del Freeman, Editor) Second Place - WonderDisk (Walter Gammons, Editor) Third Place (TIE) - Smoke & Mirrors (Lucia Chambers, Editor) Randon Access Humor (Dave Bealer, Editor) Short Story - a single original story appearing either alone or as part of an anthology or magazine and published in digital format. First Place - "Kent's Place" (Fictional Series; Del Freeman, Editor from "Ruby's Pearls" electronic magazine Second Place - "How To Roll A Perfect Cigarette" - Jeffrey Osier Third Place - "The Dirt Eaters" - Richard Cox Fiction Book - an original (eliminating reprints of the "classics" in digital format) fiction work. Minimum: 30,000 words. First Place - Vamp! (Larry Blasko) Second Place - The Angel of Death (Bruce Gilkin; FloppyBack, Inc.) Third Place - Eternal Man (Vernon Davis) Non-Fiction Book - an original non-fiction book in digital format. Length: 35,000 words minimum. First Place - Civil War Computer Archive (Bob Patterson) Second Place - Prism Guide (Gary Smith) Third Place - Financial Survival (Vernon Davis) Publishing software - a software program (Shareware or traditionally marketed) designed for publishing text and/or graphics and facilitating their distribution and viewing. Nominations will be accepted from users as well as original authors. First Place - DART (Ted Husted) Second Place - ReadRoom (Michael Gibbs; Exhibit A Communications) Third Place (Tie) - Orpheus (Rod Willmot) HyperRead Generator (David Leithauser) Miscellaneous - a niche to encompass poetry, graphic collections, comics, CD-ROM and other publications outside the standard categories. First Place: NEWSBYTES Archives (Newsbytes Staff; CD-ROM) Second Place: "It All Comes Down to ___" (Robert Kendall) Third Place: "Mack the Mouse" (Don Lokke) # # # ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1993 13:38:09 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: phil-preprints-admin@phil-preprints.L.chiba-u.ac.jp Subject: News from the IPPE =========================================================== News from the International Philosophical Preprint Exchange =========================================================== 12 Dec 93 -------------------------------------------------- Contents and summaries of _Poznan Studies_ volumes -------------------------------------------------- The IPPE is pleased to announce the first fruits of the invitation we issued last fall to editors of journals and book series, and to organizers of conferences, to make materials available through the IPPE. The tables of contents and guest-editors' introductory essays of volumes in the _Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities_ are now being made available on the IPPE, starting with the current volume (_Social System, Rationality and Revolution_. Leszek Nowak and Marcin Paprzycki, eds. _Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities_, vol. 33). Tables of contents and editor's summaries of future volumes of the _Poznan Studies_ will be available on the IPPE several months in advance of publication. In addition, information on all the back volumes will be added over the next several months. The Poznan Studies data can be found in a new directory/gopher menu on the IPPE, named Journals_Books_and_Conferences. --------------------------------------------------------------- Contents and abstracts from _Philosophy of the Social Sciences_ --------------------------------------------------------------- Starting in January, the Journals_Books_and_Conferences directory/gopher menu will also contain tables of contents and abstracts from forthcoming issues of the journal _Philosophy of the Social Sciences_. Details will be announced shortly. ------------------------------------------------------------ Other journals to be available soon; invitation remains open ------------------------------------------------------------ We hope to be able to announce the finalization of several more cooperative ventures with journals and major conferences in the coming months, and our invitation to editors and organizers remains open. Since we consider the IPPE to be a medium for the distribution of philosophical texts, rather than advertising, we look most favourably on proposals to make significant portions of books, journals, or conference proceedings (chapters, whole papers, introductions, or at least abstracts, rather than just publication information or bare tables of contents) available on the IPPE. Please contact us at phil-preprints-admin@phil-preprints.L.chiba-u.ac.jp for more information. ---------------------------------------------------------- Submission queue lengthens, but more submissions solicited ---------------------------------------------------------- Due to end-of-semester slowdowns, over a dozen papers are delayed at various stages of the submission process. As always, however, we encourage more submissions. If you have a working paper you would like to make available on the IPPE, please contact Carolyn Burke (email@example.com), who will be happy to guide you through the submission process. We hope to have several batches of papers available in the next few weeks, and to eliminate the queue early in the new year. ---------- Questions? ---------- If you have any questions about the IPPE, you may find them answered in our "Frequently asked questions (with answers)" document, which is available on the system. Please feel free also to write to the email address given at the very end of this message if you have a comment, a question not answered in the "Frequently asked questions" document, or a problem. Accessing the International Philosophical Preprint Exchange: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By gopher: "gopher apa.oxy.edu" or "gopher kasey.umkc.edu". By ftp: "ftp Phil-Preprints.L.Chiba-U.ac.jp", or "ftp mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu". By email: "mail phil-preprints-service@Phil-Preprints.L.Chiba-U.ac.jp". To place a paper or comment on the IPPE: see pub/submissions/README. If you have questions: send mail to . ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1993 09:50:19 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: IAN.WORTHINGTON@classics.utas.edu.au Subject: *ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY* 1, 7 *Electronic Antiquity* will be taking its summer holidays in December and January: the next issue (Vol. 1 Issue 7) will be published in February, 1994. The editors welcome contributions. Submissions to *Features* (articles) are peer-reviewed. Further subscriptions, submissions and enquiries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers. Peter Toohey Ian Worthington --------- Ian Worthington, Department of Classics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Tel. (002) 202-294 (direct) Fax (002) 202-288 e-mail: Ian.Worthington@classics.utas.edu.au ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1993 16:01:31 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: James Powell Subject: VPIEJ-L holiday schedule No mail will be forwarded to VPIEJ-L between December 22 and December 28th. I would encourage you to hold all postings until the 28th. I would also like to remind subscribers that they can suspend mail delivery for as long as they desire by sending a SET VPIEJ-L NOMAIL message to email@example.com. Please refrain from using message back systems such as the UNIX vacation utility. These fill up my mailbox and might interfere with my receiving postings. If I receive more than two messages telling me you are on vacation, I will temporarily remove you from the list. You will, of course be welcome to resubscribe, and I only do it to reduce mail traffic, not to "punish" anyone. I appreciate your cooperation. Happy Holidays. James Powell ... Library Automation, University Libraries, VPI&SU 1-4986 ... JPOWELL@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU ... firstname.lastname@example.org - NeXTMail welcome here ... Owner of VPIEJ-L, a discussion list for Electronic Journals Archives: http://borg.lib.vt.edu:80/ gopher://oldborg.lib.vt.edu:70/ file://borg.lib.vt.edu/~ftp ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1993 19:43:05 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Strangelove Press Organization: fONOROLA Subject: Internet Business Journal Gopher INTERNET BUSINESS JOURNAL GOPHER ARCHIVE Gopher gopher.fonorola.net THE INTERNET BUSINESS JOURNAL now has a freely accessible Gopher archive. The complete text of the November 1993 issue is now available. Also available is the complete text of Internet Advertising Review issue 1.1. All future issues of Internet Advertising Review will also be made available through this Gopher. Stay tuned to this Gopher for the complete text of the Directory of Internet Trainers and Consultants (First Edition) and the Directory of Electronic Journals and Newsletters (Third Edition) -- both will be available in the next two weeks. Special thanks to fONOROLA Inc., for making this Gopher archive possible. gopher.fonorola.net Select: Internet Business Journal/ Sample Issues/ November 1993/ 1. November_1993_Full_Text_[1866-lines]. 2. Table_of_Contents. 3. Advertising_on_the_Internet. 4. The_Newspaper_of_the_Future. 5. Industry_Profile. 6. Satellite-Delivered_Usenet_Newsfeed. 7. The_Essential_Internet. 8. The_Merger. 9. Resources_for_Business. 10. Government_Online. 11. How_to_Use_the_Internet. 12. Internet_Publishing_News. 13. Software_on_the_Net. 14. Internet_Access_News. For a complete sample copy by e-mail (Issue 1.5), contact Mstrange@Fonorola.Net ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1993 19:53:09 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: David Scott Lewis Subject: FREE E-Newsltr on Advanced Computing * * * P R E S S R E L E A S E * * * P R E S S R E L E A S E * * * B R I E F R E L E A S E FREE NEWSLETTER Free, electronic newsletter features article summaries on new generation computer and communications technologies from over 100 trade magazines and research journals; key U.S. & international daily newspapers, news weeklies, and business magazines; and, over 100 Internet mailing lists & USENET groups. Each monthly issue includes listings of forthcoming & recently published technical books and forthcoming shows & conferences. 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