VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

April 1994

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Date:         Fri, 1 Apr 1994 09:21:42 EST
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         Ann Okerson 
 
The address to direct any e-journals information in our "desperately
seeking message" should be:
 
edirect@cni.org           (not e-direct@cni.org)
 
 
Ann Okerson/ARL
ann@cni.org
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Date:         Fri, 1 Apr 1994 09:22:00 EST
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From:         Paula Presley 
Subject:      Re: SCANNER SOFTWARE
In-Reply-To:  In reply to your message of THU 31 MAR 1994 08:20:11 CST
 
We use OmniPage software, by Caere Corporation, 100 Cooper Court, Los
Gatos, CA 95030. 1-800-535-SCAN. This semester we have been using it as
it is installed in two other depts. on campus--one with Macs and the
other with Windows. They are both wonderful. You can manipulate how you
want the text scanned (e.g. omit running heads and page nos, omit
portions of the page, etc.).
 
Our student help uses it for us, scanning manuscripts of book reviews
mainly. It does a great job with dot matrix, laser printer,
typewriter...all kinds of text. The students tell me that they have used
the scanner in the library and the scanner in the computer lab
("cheapie" brands, but I can't remember what they are). The results from
OmniPage are far, far superior....hardly any massaging of the text is
required.
 
We have tried to budget for a flatbed scanner and OmniPage for the comin
g fiscal year. I'd appreciate any comments about flatbed scanners to use
with Macs. Brands, prices, companies.
 
By the way, I have Caere's literature for other products that sound
wonderful: OmniSpell (It says OmniSpell "fixes most of the spelling erro
rs for you--even before you import the text into your word processor,
page-layout program, or spreadsheet. ... does an amazingly accruate job
of recognizing text qnd reading nearly every font, no matter what size
or column format. ... first desktop application geared specifically to
work with OmniPage). I guess it stops at every smudge and even corrects
those!
 
Other literature discusses OmniDraft..."no more waiting faround for the
scanner; using OmniDraft, you can scan text printed in draft or document
mode in a fraction f the time needed by OmniPage running alone...reduces
your computers "think time" by over 100% ...
 
Then there's OmniProof "when all you have are printed verisons of the
same document. ... scan both documents with OmniPage, then use OmniProof
to see an instant onscreen comparison, with insertions, deletions,
replacements, and moved text--all clearly indicated...compares documents
prepared on different word processors, including most popular
programs...
 
There now...that's all I have. Good luck
 
Paula Presley
 
Assoc. Editor, The Thomas Jefferson University Press
Copy Editor, The Sixteenth Century Journal
 
Northeast Missouri State University
McClain Hall 111L
Kirksville, MO 63501
(816) 785-4525  FAX  (816) 785-4181
Bitnet: AD15@NEMOMUS  Internet: AD15%NEMOMUS@Academic.NEMOState.EDU
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Date:         Mon, 4 Apr 1994 11:12:59 EDT
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From:         Mike O'Donnell 
Subject:      Re: SCANNER SOFTWARE
In-Reply-To:  Your message of Fri,
              01 Apr 1994 09:22:00 -0500. <9404011423.AA00621@cs.uchicago.edu>
 
 
The Information Sciences Research Institute at the University of Nevada Las
Vegas does systematic performance evaluation on software for optical
character recognition. If you are interested in their results, check their
WWW server at http://www.isri.unlv.edu/ or send questions by e-mail to
isri-info@isri.unlv.edu.
 
Mike O'Donnell
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Date:         Mon, 4 Apr 1994 11:17:30 EDT
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From:         Sherri Helwig 
Subject:      Information Please
 
The art gallery for which I work (The Power Plant Contemporary Art
Gallery in Toronto) is currently gathering informtion regarding art
and technology for its upcoming exhibtion entitled "Press/Enter".  I
have discussed the possibility of including / utilizing electronic
journals (either in the exhibition proper or as an appropriate means
for disseminating our catalogue / research material) with our Chief Curator.
 
If anyone has any information, opinions, and ideas which may be
helpful, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
 
(I apologize for any duplication of this message).
 
Sherri Helwig
(shelwig@epas.utoronto.ca)
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Date:         Mon, 4 Apr 1994 11:18:53 EDT
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From:         Frank Harris 
Subject:      The DELHI Oxford University Press
 
Dear Friends:
 
Would someone please tell me the person or e-mail address at Oxford
University Press where I can find out more about the following problem?  I
hasten to add that Oxford University Press in England is the victim, not the
culprit.
 
I recently ordered some books from India, and I have noticed something very
disturbing.  (Please do not be put off by the titles of these books.  These
are books of some literary, historical, and I beleive, anthropological
importance.)  The implications of this problenm may extend to the sciences.
 
In the books by Jim Corbett, "The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag," and
"Man-Eaters of Kumaon," the text has been altered in several places,
sometimes to the exact opposite of the meaning of the passage in the first
edition.  In several places material has been cut.  I suspect the total is
about 50 to 60 pages of altered or missing material.
 
There is a pattern to the alterations.  Every passage that praises the Moslem
poor of India has been cut, as well as a few that reflect badly on the Hindu
elite.  The final passage of the first book, which expressed little
confidence in the results of partitioning British India into India and
Pakistan, has been altered to express confidence in the ability of the
Gharwallis to rule all of India.
 
At no place is there warning that the text has been altered or abridged.  The
only indication is the words "Hardcover edition (Reset) 1988." in the
printing history.
 
Has the real Oxford University Press taken any action to stop publication of
this butchered edition, or to restrict distribution?  Do the present
computerized card catalogs have any way to indicate that this sort of fraud
has taken place?
 
These books are still available in 1994, and at 1/3 the price of other
editions (that may be the correct text).  This has ominous implications for
any publisher who licenses a book or periodical to be printed in India.  They
may not only alter the text, they may also undercut the legitimate price.
 
Sincerely,
 
Frank E. Harris                      fharri@osa.org
Optical Society of America           fharris@aip.org
2010 Massachusetts AVE NW
Washington, DC 20036-1023            Phone - 202-416-1904
 
I express the above opinions as an individual, and not as the representative
of any organization or company.
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Date:         Tue, 5 Apr 1994 11:34:27 EDT
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From:         Guedon Jean-Claude 
Subject:      Re: Information Please
In-Reply-To:  <199404041538.AA02264@condor.CC.UMontreal.CA> from "Sherri
              Helwig" at Apr 4, 94 11:17:30 am
 
>
> The art gallery for which I work (The Power Plant Contemporary Art
> Gallery in Toronto) is currently gathering informtion regarding art
> and technology for its upcoming exhibtion entitled "Press/Enter".  I
> have discussed the possibility of including / utilizing electronic
> journals (either in the exhibition proper or as an appropriate means
> for disseminating our catalogue / research material) with our Chief Curator.
>
> If anyone has any information, opinions, and ideas which may be
> helpful, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
 
As founder and co-editor of the electronic journal Surfaces, a journal
devoted to cultural studies, we might be able to collaborate with you.
We are now publishing our fourth volume, have been funded by SSHRC and the
Quebec Department of Higher Ed and Science. We are indexed in MLA and the
journal is fully refereed. It is also fast becoming the model for e-journals
at least in Canada and in several parts of the USA as well.
 
You can take a peek at it through anonymous ftp at ftp.umontreal.ca
in the Surfaces directory. It is also accessible through gopher at
gopher.umontreal.ca in the litteratures/revues path.
 
Let me know what you think.
 
Best,
 
Jean-Claude Guedon
 
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        Jean-Claude Guedon                              Tel. 514-343-6208
        Professeur titulaire                            Fax: 514-343-2211
        Departement de litterature comparee             Surfaces
        Universite de Montreal                          Tel. 514-343-5683
        C.P. 6128, Succursale "A"                       Fax. 514-343-5684
        Montreal, Qc H3C 3J7                            ftp ftp.umontreal.ca
        Canada                                          guedon@ere.umontreal.ca
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Date:         Tue, 5 Apr 1994 11:39:25 EDT
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         Eric Crump 
Subject:      announcement, invitation: Rhetnet
 
 
*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
*  R H E T N E T
*  A CyberJournal for Rhetoric and Writing
 
*RHETNET Philosophy:*
 
There are numerous places to talk on the Internet, and
scholars in all fields are there (and there and there and
there) pouring forth rivers of words.  Amid the inevitable
and voluptuous mundanity of those conversations reside
moments of discovery, the fiery and spontaneous generation of
knowledge, and even wisdom.  These conversations, or parts of
them, are worth saving and savoring.  If we look at all of
literature, including scholarly publication, as being one
long, vast, intricate and diverse conversation, then the
discussion online can be seen as part of the same discourse.
The conversation is migrating to a new media, but the
means of (attempting to) provide coherence are still developing.
 
RHETNET is an effort to adapt the functions of academic print
journals to the new environment. Journals simultaneously
serve as the medium of conversation and the repository for
knowledge. RHETNET serves those purposes, but takes the
shape of its native environment: cyberspace.
 
The project is both radical and conservative.  RHETNET
provides rhetoric and Internet students and scholars with the
means of capturing, contextualizing, searching, and
retrieving some of the intriguing and valuable conversations
that occur on various parts of the Net, but which currently
lie scattered and forgotten in dusty corners of the virtual
world.  It provides a repository of netscholarship on
rhetoric and writing.  We envision it as a decentered,
organic repository for all the stuff of the Net that is of
interest to the rhetoric and writing community, while also
including space for various traditional types of scholarly
discourse.
 
*RHETNET Purpose:*
 
1.      To act as an archive for Net conversations
        relating to rhetoric and writing.  Few existing
        places of discourse (mailing lists, newsgroups,
        chat systems, MU*s), make an effort to capture
        those conversations in a form that would allow
        them to be reviewed reflectively and commented
        upon in the future.  They lack the archival intent
        that RHETNET provides.
 
2.      To offer a place for original publication of
        articles and essays.  We're interested in
        retaining some aspects of traditional scholarly
        publishing, or at least exploring the
        possibilities for the co-existence of network and
        print-oriented forms and sensibilities.
 
3.      To create appropriate help sheets, conference
        tutorials, or workshops on accessing the journal
        and advice that will help new members of the Net.
 
4.      To promote netscholarship and community.
 
*RHETNET Editorial Intent*
 
The editorial management group is responsible for coordinating
regular publication of refereed articles on rhetoric and
writing, particularly as they are constituted in the network
environments of a developing cyberspace.  As the journal
evolves, this traditional structure may meld with the forms
of scholarship more native to the Net, the forms that other
aspects of the journal discover through exploratory
approaches to network publication.
 
The editorial management group will also explore available
possibilities for accomplishing the visions described above,
for dispersing authority and responsibility, and for
reconfiguring editorial and authorial roles in relation to
the texts of this scholarly community.  The group is
responsible for developing the technological means for
enacting the framework outlined above, including building
and maintaing places in gopherspace, MOOspace, and the World
Wide Web.  And it studies ways to promote broad access among
members of the online rhetoric and writing community,
accounting for various levels of network experience and
diverse technological environments.
 
Anyone who is interested in being *actively* involved in
the editorial or technological aspects of the journal is
invited to join the editorial management group.  Like the
various scholarly communities on the Net, the main
qualification for joining this effort is interest in
writing, rhetoric, poetics, composition and critical theory,
pedagogy, and online publication.  Institutional credentials
are not relevant.
 
A Listserv list, RHETNT-L@mizzou1.bitnet, has been created
to serve this effort, initially as a place to conduct
asynchronous discussions about the project.  The list is
managed by Eric Crump.
 
To subscribe, send email to LISTSERV@mizzou1.bitnet or
LISTSERV@mizzou1.missouri.edu. Leave the subject line
blank and in the first line of the note, put:
sub RHETNT-L Your Name
 
Anyone who has trouble subscribing should write to Eric at
LCERIC@mizzou1.bitnet or LCERIC@mizzou1.missouri.edu.
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Date:         Wed, 6 Apr 1994 09:14:35 EDT
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         CHRIS CHASE-DUNN 
Subject:      Re: E-Journal Entries, Desperately Seeking
In-Reply-To:  Message of Thu, 31 Mar 1994 09:24:18 EST from 
 
Dear Ann:
I am founding a new social science e-journal, the _Journal of
World-Systems Research_. We are now in the process of putting together the
Associate Editors and Editorial Board. The journal will be based in the
Sociology Department of Johns Hopkins University and will publish articles
of relevance to research on world-systems. It will be publish semiannually
and articles will be refereed. The contents of the journal will be freely
available from the e-archive, World-Systems Archive at csf.colorado.edu
Let me know if you need more information.
Chris Chase-Dunn
Editor
_JWSR_
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Date:         Wed, 6 Apr 1994 11:21:48 EDT
Reply-To:     James Powell 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      Posting Errors
 
There have been a flood of unintended postings to VPIEJ-L in recent weeks.  I
am rarely able to determine whether a post is intended for the list or not
based on message content.  One cause is carelessness on the part of the sender
who is often not paying attention to the destination of their message.  I
have changed the list so that messages from VPIEJ-L will be formatted
differently from now on.  When a subscriber selects reply from their local
mailer on this message or new messages from VPIEJ-L, the message will be sent
to the author of the message, rather than the list.  This will be an
inconvenience for some of you, but I hope it will be an acceptable compromise
to preserve the privacy of some list subscribers.
 
Please direct all correspondence reguarding this topic to me, jpowell@vtvm1.cc.
vt.edu, not to VPIEJ-L.  Thankyou for your patience.  James.
 
James Powell ... Library Automation, University Libraries, VPI&SU
1-4986       ... JPOWELL@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU
             ... jpowell@borg.lib.vt.edu - 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
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Date:         Fri, 8 Apr 1994 15:54:10 EDT
Reply-To:     JUDITH HOPKINS AT SUNY BUFFALO 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         JUDITH HOPKINS AT SUNY BUFFALO 
Organization: University at Buffalo
Subject:      Re: Posting Errors
 
(Moderator's note: I checked, and this is intended for public distribution)
 
Dear Mr.Powell
  While your new policy in regards to REPLY on VPIEJ-L certainly
facilitated my sending you this message :-), I do not believe it
is a good approach for the list.  While sparing the list from some
unintended personal messages, it will also impede the flow of
discussion which is the essence of an electronic discussion list.
The list will be reduced to a display of announcements and questions
to which we rarely see the answers since the answers will be sent
only to the original poster.
 
   I subscribe to one other list that follows this policy and as
a result discussion has become non-existant.   Even when someone
decides to make the special effort needed to copy the message to
the list, local conditions may conspire to prevent this.  For
example, on the mailer I am using for this message, one has to
specify any CC:  before starting the text; there is no going back
if you decide in the middle that it would be desirable to copy
someone or somelist.  Now that I have reached this point and
believe that I should have CC:ed this message to VPIEJ-L I have
only two choices: cancel this message and start from scratch or
forget about copying it to the list.  Actually I do have a third
option since I have a default set to send me a copy of all my
outgoing messages.  When I receive that copy I can forward it to
VPIEJ-L.  That is however a rather cumbersome approach and not
everyone using this or a similar mailer has that default set.
 
  As a listowner myself I am quite aware of the mail that is
sent to the list unintentionally by careless use of the REPLY
function.  Nonetheless I believe it is a price well-worth paying
for the free-flow of a good discussion list.  (I presume you don't
want to start moderating VPIEJ-L which is the alternate approach
to preventing the distribution of unintended messages).
 
   I do hope you will reconsider.
 
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Judith Hopkins                            VOICE: (716) 645-2796
Technical Services Research and Analysis Officer
Central Technical Services                FAX:   (716) 645-5955
Lockwood Library Building
State University of New York at Buffalo   BITNET: ulcjh@ubvm (OR, ubvms)
Buffalo, NY  14260-2200             INTERNET: ulcjh@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu
          Listowner: AUTOCAT@UBVM or AUTOCAT@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU
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Date:         Fri, 8 Apr 1994 20:32:23 EDT
Reply-To:     Paul Weiss 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Paul Weiss 
Subject:      replies
 
 
I would like to support the listowner's recent decision to change the default
reply feature on VPIEJ-L.  Judith Hopkins has pointed out some technical
hindrances, but I believe that the new policy is still worthwhile.  It cuts
down on personal mail, it requires people to type in a subject line (on
many systems) instead of defaulting to the original message's subject, and
(although VPIEJ-L sees this problem much less than most lists) it requires just
slightly more of an effort to post a message to the list, so that some
less useful messages will no longer get out.  I wish more lists would move in
this direction.
 
Paul J. Weiss
Systems Librarian, Office of the Chief, Technical Services Division
National Library of Medicine
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Date:         Fri, 8 Apr 1994 20:33:36 EDT
Reply-To:     mspencer@esusda.gov
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         MICHAEL SPENCER OF CIT 
Organization: Extension Service, USDA
Subject:      Re: Posting Errors
 
On Fri, 8 Apr 1994  JUDITH HOPKINS wrote ....
 
 
> Subject:       Re: Posting Errors
> To:            Multiple recipients of list VPIEJ-L 
 
> (Moderator's note: I checked, and this is intended for public distribution)
>
> Dear Mr.Powell
>   While your new policy in regards to REPLY on VPIEJ-L certainly
> facilitated my sending you this message :-), I do not believe it
> is a good approach for the list.  While sparing the list from some
> unintended personal messages, it will also impede the flow of
> discussion which is the essence of an electronic discussion list.
> The list will be reduced to a display of announcements and questions
> to which we rarely see the answers since the answers will be sent
> only to the original poster.
>
 
I heartily concur with this sentiment.  As the instigator of my own electronic
forums, I can testify that it is virtually impossible to keep any dialogue
moving in the open forum so long as the default reply address is NOT the group
address.
 
I personally have not been put out by traffic on this list which has been
pretty benign by and large.
 
Michael Spencer
Electronic Publishing
Extension Service, USDA
mspencer@esusda.gov
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Date:         Fri, 8 Apr 1994 20:34:23 EDT
Reply-To:     "Neva J. Smith" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Neva J. Smith" 
Subject:      Re: Posting Errors
In-Reply-To:  <199404082009.AA02898@ghostwheel.bga.com>
 
Dear Ms. Hopkins,
 
Thank you for your open letter about default settings for the reply
function. I agree with your thoughts on the matter, and hope Mr. Powell
will agree.
 
Dear Mr. Powell,
 
I hope you will take the points made by Ms. Hopkins under consideration.
I will agree to suffer patiently any public embarassment I may cause myself
with the reply function. I also promise not to write or say unkind things
about others who have such an accident. :-)
 
Listmembers: I greatly appreciate "hearing" the answers to questions put
by others, and hope you will all continue to see that the list gets a
copy of them.
 
Best Regards,
 
Neva J. Smith                     DataSmiths Information Services, &
njsmith@bga.com                   Editor, _Library_Currents_
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Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 1994 08:44:54 EDT
Reply-To:     Brian Gaines 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Brian Gaines 
Subject:      Re: Posting Errors
 
In message <199404090047.SAA06185@fsa.cpsc.ucalgary.ca>  writes:
> On Fri, 8 Apr 1994  JUDITH HOPKINS wrote ....
>
>
> > Subject:       Re: Posting Errors
> > To:            Multiple recipients of list VPIEJ-L
> > 
>
> > (Moderator's note: I checked, and this is intended for public distribution)
> >
> > Dear Mr.Powell
> >   While your new policy in regards to REPLY on VPIEJ-L certainly
> > facilitated my sending you this message :-), I do not believe it
> > is a good approach for the list.  While sparing the list from some
> > unintended personal messages, it will also impede the flow of
> > discussion which is the essence of an electronic discussion list.
> > The list will be reduced to a display of announcements and questions
> > to which we rarely see the answers since the answers will be sent
> > only to the original poster.
> >
>
 
Let me add another voice suggesting the reply should definitely go to the
list. Unintended replies have not been a problem. Any impediments to reply
that undermine spontaneous discussion undermine the value of what has been
a very attractive and valuable list. b.
 
Brian Gaines              Knowledge Science Institute, University of Calgary
gaines@cpsc.ucalgary.ca   Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
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Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 1994 08:46:05 EDT
Reply-To:     "Joel A. Cohen" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Joel A. Cohen" 
Organization: Canisius College
Subject:      replies
 
I would like to register an opinion in support of Judith Hopkins, that
is to keep replies going to the list rather than individuals. I think
it is better to deal with the individuals who create problems on the
list by replying inappropriately to the list instead of to an
individual.
 
Most of the replies, it seems to me, are intended for the list. It
seems like poor policy to make this more difficult. Even assuming the
same proportion of people use the *new* reply rule incorrectly, and
reply to the individual when they really want to reply to the list, the
consequences for the list will be worse....There will be a loss of
information.
 
 
 
Joel Cohen, Director of Information Technology Services
Canisius College/Buffalo, N.Y. 14208 / E-mail:cohen@gort.canisius.edu
My Phone: 716-888-2448 / Department: 716-888-2440 / Fax: 716-888-2525
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Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 1994 08:46:40 EDT
Reply-To:     Ann Okerson 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Ann Okerson 
Subject:      Voting on "reply?"
 
Since we are chiming in with our view on James Powell's change of the
"reply" policy, let me thank him for what seems a real advance.  With a
half-decent e-mailer it's hardly an extra chore to address a new message
(compared to hitting "r").  It does cause the messager to assign an
appropriate header and think twice about where s/he is really intending
to send the message.   Maybe even about sending it at all, which is
not necessarily a bad thing.
 
I expect there is no "right answer" to this one, as the moderator will
get both points of view from his subscribers.  If we subscribers to
lists could change the parameters to each suit ourselves, now that
would be a great way to give all the readers the option they prefer.
 
Ann Okerson/Association of Research Libraries
ann@cni.org
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Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 1994 08:47:17 EDT
Reply-To:     Tim Hicks 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Tim Hicks 
Organization: BC Systems Corp.
Subject:      Re: Information Please
 
In article <9404021907.AA10264@epas.utoronto.ca>, Sherri Helwig
 wrote:
>
> The art gallery for which I work (The Power Plant Contemporary Art
> Gallery in Toronto) is currently gathering informtion regarding art
> and technology for its upcoming exhibtion entitled "Press/Enter".  I
> have discussed the possibility of including / utilizing electronic
> journals (either in the exhibition proper or as an appropriate means
> for disseminating our catalogue / research material) with our Chief Curator.
>
You might try calling the Royal British Columbia Museum at
604-387-3701. They have done some interesting work in a similar line.
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Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 1994 08:54:09 EDT
Reply-To:     Andrew Burday 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Andrew Burday 
Subject:      Re: Posting Errors
In-Reply-To:  <9404082139.AA16206@ dep.philo.mcgill.ca >
 
 
 
On Fri, 8 Apr 1994, JUDITH HOPKINS AT SUNY BUFFALO wrote:
 
[As I'm sure you all realize, the "Moderator's note" is from James Powell,
VPIEJ-L listowner.]
 
>
> (Moderator's note: I checked, and this is intended for public distribution)
>
> Dear Mr.Powell
>   While your new policy in regards to REPLY on VPIEJ-L certainly
> facilitated my sending you this message :-), I do not believe it
> is a good approach for the list.  While sparing the list from some
> unintended personal messages, it will also impede the flow of
> discussion which is the essence of an electronic discussion list.
> The list will be reduced to a display of announcements and questions
> to which we rarely see the answers since the answers will be sent
> only to the original poster.
 
These two paragraphs (I'm counting the moderator's note as a
paragraph) seem to me to reflect a misunderstanding.  Setting
the reply-to field to the originator rather than the list has never, to my
knowledge, been understood as discouraging responses to the list.  It
just means that the default is a personal reply.  If someone wishes to
reply to the list, they have to do so deliberately.  They can't just hit
reply.  Volition must be involved.  Changing the reply-to field does not
do anything to prevent discussion.  (I take it that anyone who simply does
not know how to manually address a reply probably also is not really worth
hearing from, especially on a relatively tech-oriented list like this
one.)  I don't mean that to sound harsh, but I think it does reflect the
realities of the net.  Changing the reply-to field does not prevent
discussion, and it does reduce the amount of junk mail on the list.
 
I, like many others, have a little bit more e-mail than I know what to do
with.  Anything that can be done to reduce the flow of junk without
reducing the useful discussion, IMHO, should be done.  I want to support
Powell's original decision.  It will reduce the amount of junk mail (not to
mention periodic embarassment to careless senders!), and it does nothing to
prevent discussion.
 
My $0.02.  Regards,
 
Andrew Burday
andy@philo.mcgill.ca
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Date:         Mon, 11 Apr 1994 08:54:54 EDT
Reply-To:     JUDITH HOPKINS AT SUNY BUFFALO 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         JUDITH HOPKINS AT SUNY BUFFALO 
Organization: University at Buffalo
Subject:      Re: Posting Errors
 
In my original message opposing the new approach of having REPLY TO:
go to the originator of the message rather than the list I did not
mean to imply that the INTENT of the change was to cut down on the
discussion; just that that would be the RESULT of the change.  And
not because list subscribers do not know how to manually address
messages to the list nor even that they do not want to reply to the
list.  It is just that it is so easy to use REPLY instead of SEND,
that we are habituated to using REPLY on most of the lists to which
we subscribe to reply to the entire list.  Habit will take over and
many of us will revert to the practice of using REPLY and only REPLY
with an inevitable decline in the number of messages addressed to
the list.
 
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Central Technical Services                FAX:   (716) 645-5955
Lockwood Library Building
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Date:         Tue, 12 Apr 1994 08:31:05 EDT
Reply-To:     "Todd A. Jacobs" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Todd A. Jacobs" 
Organization: Clark Internet Services, Inc., Ellicott City, MD USA
Subject:      Jacobs Publishing Signs Authors
 
JACOBS PUBLISHING, LTD
13929 Castle Blvd. #24
Silver Spring, MD  20904-4995
 
 
                    NEW ELECTRONIC BOOKS ANNOUNCED
 
          Established Authors Join Jacobs Publishing Lineup
 
 
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 11, 1994
 
Contact: Todd A. Jacobs
         Jacobs Publishing, LTD
         202-388-9742
 
Silver Spring, MD--Jacobs Publishing has recently signed two popular
science fiction writers, Katharine Kerr and Kevin J. Anderson, to
head up a new line of electronic books due for release in May 1994.
 
     Katharine Kerr is best known for her long-running Celtic fantasy
series about the land of Deverry (Daggerspell, Darkspell, The
Bristling Wood, The Dragon Revenant, A Time of Exile, A Time of Omens,
and Days of Blood and Fire).  Polar City Blues, her first science
fiction novel, will be available from Jacobs Publishing in early May.
 
     Hugo Award nominee Kevin J. Anderson, author of the best-selling
Star Wars book Jedi Search, has signed a four-book contract with
Jacobs Publishing.  In addition to Resurrection, Inc.--which Mr.
Anderson says is his most asked-about book--Jacobs Publishing will be
releasing a complete, unabridged version of his GameEarth trilogy
(GameEarth, GamePlay, and Game's End) within the next three months.
 
     "We are very pleased to have two such talented authors onboard.
It shows we are headed in the right direction," said publisher Todd
Jacobs.  "Our company is opening up a new commercial market that will
be able to compete dollar-for-dollar with the paperback publishing
industry within three to five years.  This competition will force
authors' royalties up and consumer prices down.  The publishing
industry is long overdue for a paradigm shift, and electronic
publishing is the most revolutionary tool since the invention of the
printing press."
 
     Polar City Blues and Resurrection, Inc. will be widely available
on the Internet and through various commercial services such as
Compuserve and America On-line in approximately four to six weeks.
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Date:         Tue, 12 Apr 1994 08:31:56 EDT
Reply-To:     kendall 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         kendall 
Subject:      REPLY
 
Hmmm.  The people responding to the list voting for REPLY to the list keep
mentioning things like open discussion & sharing of information, and express
a willingness to be patient about the occasional inappropriate message.
Those wanting REPLY to the originator keep talking about junk mail & being too
busy, and express a certain impatience with a less than perfect list.
 
This is a discussion list.  It is set up for all of us.  But not all of us are
going to be happy with the list at any given time.  In addition, no matter how
REPLY is set up, it's not going to please all of us.  So it seems to me that
REPLY should be set up to best serve the purpose of the list.  That being
the case, REPLY should result in a message to the list.  Let each reader
decide whether or not the information transmitted is of interest.  I, too,
fear we'll miss more than we'll gain.
 
Kendall Simmons
Head, Circulation
University of Kansas
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Date:         Tue, 12 Apr 1994 08:32:30 EDT
Reply-To:     chan@macpost.scar.utoronto.ca
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         chan@macpost.scar.utoronto.ca
Subject:      Culture and Technology Conference, Toronto
 
Please excuse any duplication due to cross-postings
 
                 ----- CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT -----
 
MCLUHAN PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, HOSTS CONFERENCE ON CULTURE AND
TECHNOLOGY - MAY 25 TO 28 IN TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
 
FOR REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION CALL KATHRYN AT 416-978-7026
(Fax 416-979-5324, E-mail derrick@epas.utoronto.ca)
 
Technology's impact on culture is no longer a matter of chance but an issue
of choice. Culture is a result of the technologies we choose to implement.
We are at a point where the available technologies now present infinite
possibilities. The question is no longer What can we do? but What do we
want?
 
Technology is forging in a new alliance between business and culture.
Today's entrepreneur is frequently a combination of technology specialist,
cultural analyst and artist. This new generation of business people
identifies and capitalizes on business opportunities that arise where
culture and technology converge.
 
CULTURE TECHNOLOGIES CONVERGENCE CONFERENCE OF ONTARIO AND THE FOUR MOTORS
OF EUROPE brings together some of the best and brightest innovators from
business, the arts, museums, design, and creators and developers of new
technologies from Europe and Ontario. Delegates from related but separate
areas of expertise will join to bring new perspective to issues of current
importance in culture and technology from their own unique vantage points.
Internationally renowned in their fields, many of the speakers are owners or
directors of businesses that involve the successful merging of culture and
technology - people who have taken the critical leap to turn what they have
imagined into a business reality.
 
CONFERENCE PACKAGE:  $300 CDN    Students $175 (+ GST)
Including: sessions noted PLUS: opening reception at the Design Exchange,
May 25;  dinner and performances using new technologies at the Art Gallery
of Ontario, May 26;  free 3-day admission to the MULTIMEDIA '94 Trade show,
Metro Convention Centre.
 
OPENING KEYNOTE:
May 25 - 6 pm reception, 7:15 pm keynote, Design Exchange
Phillippe Queau - founder of IMAGINA, a major European new
                            technology exposition
 
 
PUTTING CULTURE INTO BUSINESS: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
May 26 - 9 am to 12:30 pm Metro Convention Centre (co-ordinating with the
opening of MULTIMEDIA '94) 2 to 6:15, Design Exchange, 7:30 pm, dinner, Art
Gallery of Ontario
Design interprets and provides access to technology and facilitates its
adoption. The designer's vision often is the quickest avenue to
understanding how things work. How are designers from various disciplines
working with and interpreting multimedia, interactivity and other
technologies?
13 speakers/panelists including
Mai Felip - Director of the Barcelona Design Centre
Thomas J. Jermoluk - President of Silicon Graphics, opening speaker
                  for MULTIMEDIA '94
John Tyson - Vice President, Corporate Design Group Bell - Northern
                 Research, multinational designers and producers of
                 telecommunications equipment and systems
Gaetano Pesce - one of Italy's most renowned architects and
                 industrial designers
 
 
CULTURE IS OUR BUSINESS: INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
May 27 - 9 am to 4:00 pm, Art Gallery of Ontario
Cultural institutions are competing for audiences in an open market of
education and entertainment. How can they harness new technologies for
greater relevance?
14 speakers/panelists including:
Robert Fulford - Journalist, cultural observer and analyst, Toronto
Xavier Berenguer - Director, AudioVisual Institute, Pompeu Fabra
                   University Barcelona
Thomas Haegele - Film Academy, Ludwigsburg
Gail Dexter Lord - President, Lord Cultural Resources - planning and
                   management for cultural institutions and attractions,
                   Canada, U.K., Asia-Pacific, U.S.
George MacDonald - Director, Canadian Museum of Civilization
 
 
BUSINESS IS OUT CULTURE: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE
May 28 - 9 am to 4:30 pm, Design Exchange
Technology is changing culture via business. What are the opportunities
arising now and in the near future for businesses in which culture and
technology converge?
8 speakers/panelists including:
Montxo Algora -Director Art Futura, Barcelona
Derrick de Kerckhove - Director, McLuhan Program in Culture and
                      Technology, Toronto.
Ezio Manzini - Director of Design, Domus Academy, Milan
Jeffrey Shaw - Director of Media Arts Research Section, ZKM Karisuhe
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Date:         Fri, 15 Apr 1994 09:09:38 EDT
Reply-To:     "Todd A. Jacobs" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Todd A. Jacobs" 
Organization: Clark Internet Services, Inc., Ellicott City, MD USA
Subject:      Press Release #3
 
JACOBS PUBLISHING, LTD
13929 Castle Blvd. #24
Silver Spring, MD  20904-4995
 
 
                Jacobs Publishing Defies Industry Move
 
      Publisher Vows to Exceed Royalties Offered By Random House
 
 
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 13, 1994
 
Contact: Todd A. Jacobs
         Jacobs Publishing, LTD
         202-388-9742
 
Silver Spring, MD--Jacobs Publishing announced today that it fully
supports the Author's Guild in protesting Random House's lower royalty
rates on electronic products. "Electronic books are MUCH cheaper to
produce than hardcovers.  We believe that the savings that come from
lower production costs should be passed along to the author."
 
An innovative pioneer in electronic publishing, Jacobs Publishing has
recently launched a line of electronic books priced at only $5.95
each.  Their above-standard royalty rates have attracted established
names from several genre markets, including well-known fantasy writer
Katharine Kerr and best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson.
 
"Traditional publishing houses are worried," said publisher Todd
Jacobs.  "They see the trend towards digital publishing, but don't
know how to make the transition without squeezing the author.  They
have it wrong; electronic books are less volatile in terms of market
pressure, distribution costs, and other economic factors. We can
afford to give our authors a break."
 
Jacobs Publishing is currently offering royalties as high as 20% to
established writers.  "We expect to attract a significant number of
established writers away from the large publishing houses with better
benefits.  In addition to higher rates, we keep our authors in print
longer, and offer them more artistic control.  Unless companies like
Random House suffer a radical shift in their philosophies, I don't see
how they can compete."
 
                             #    #    #
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Date:         Wed, 20 Apr 1994 12:34:43 EDT
Reply-To:     Clare Beghtol 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Clare Beghtol 
Subject:      ASIS SIG/CR's 5th Classification Research Workshop
 
 
CROSS-POSTED
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
                     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
 
        5th ASIS SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop
 
            QUESTIONS, CONTROVERSIES AND CONCLUSIONS
                   IN CLASSIFICATION RESEARCH
 
The American Society for Information Science Special Interest
Group on Classification Research (ASIS SIG/CR) invites
submissions for the 5th ASIS Classification Research Workshop, to
be held at the 57th Annual Meeting of ASIS in Alexandria, VA.  The
workshop will take place Sunday, October 16th, 1994, 8:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. ASIS '94 continues through Thursday, October 20th.
 
The CR Workshop is designed to be an exchange of ideas among
active researchers with interests in the creation, development,
management,representation, display, comparison, compatibility,
theory, and application of classification schemes. Emphasis will
be on semantic classification, in contrast to statistically based
schemes. Topics include, but are not limited to:
 
- Warrant for concepts in classification schemes.
- Concept acquisition.
- Basis for semantic classes.
- Automated techniques to assist in creating classification
schemes.
- Statistical techniques used for developing explicit semantic
classes.
- Relations and their properties.
- Inheritance and subsumption.
- Knowledge representation schemes.
- Classification algorithms.
- Procedural knowledge in classification schemes.
- Reasoning with classification schemes.
- Software for management of classification schemes.
- Interfaces for displaying classification schemes.
- Data structures and programming languages for classification
schemes.
- Image classification.
- Comparison and compatibility between classification schemes.
- Applications such as subject analysis, natural language
understanding, information retrieval, expert systems.
 
The CR Workshop welcomes submissions from various disciplines.
Those interested in participating are invited to submit a short
(1-2 page single-spaced) position paper summarizing substantive
work that has been conducted in the above areas or other areas
related to semantic classification schemes, and a statement
briefly outlining the reason for wanting to participate in the
workshop. Submissions may include background papers as
attachments. Participation will be of two kinds: presenter and
regular participant. Those selected as presenters will be invited
to submit expanded versions of their position papers and to speak
to those papers in brief presentations during the workshop. All
position papers (both expanded and short papers) will be
published in proceedings to be distributed prior to the workshop.
The workshop registration fee is $35.00.
 
Traditionally, a revised version of the proceedings is published the
following year as a volume of Advances in Classification Research
(ASIS Monograph Series, published by Learned Information, Medford,
New Jersey, USA)
 
Submissions should be made by email, or diskette accompanied by
paper copy, or paper copy only (fax or postal), to arrive by May
15, 1994, to:
 
*Raya Fidel, Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
University of Washington, FM-30, Seattle, WA 98195; Internet:
fidelr@u.washington.edu; Phone: 206-543-1888; Fax: 206-685-8049*
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Date:         Tue, 26 Apr 1994 08:39:02 EDT
Reply-To:     Kara Overfelt 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Kara Overfelt 
Subject:      Management issues in electronic publishing
 
Call to E-Journal Editors,
 
I hope you will forgive my intrusion into this listserv,
but I am anxious to locate an editor of an e-journal who
might spend a wee bit of time answering (electronically) some
questions I have about management of the new medium.
 
I am enrolled in a class in which we are exploring the
effects of new technologies on publishing, and our current
assignment is simply to investigate management issues
surrounding electronic journals.  I have already conducted
a rather extensive literature review for this small project;
in addition, I am required to "speak" with an editor
about their experiences. I have contacted three
editors of electronic journals individually, but time
constraints prevent all of them from "chatting" with me in
time to complete my project.  I am hoping that this forum might
produce better results, given the broader readership.
 
If someone out there could work with me, I would sincerely
appreciate it.  I would hope to discuss this with someone before
Wednesday, April 27 if possible.
 
Thank you all for your indulgence.
 
Kara Overfelt
PhD Student - Indiana University
School of Library and Information Science
koverfel@ucs.indiana.edu
tel.  812.332.5085
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Date:         Tue, 26 Apr 1994 08:39:36 EDT
Reply-To:     RUEDNBRG@NYUACF.BITNET
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Lucia Ruedenberg 
Subject:      Announcing: TDR T141 (Spring 1994)
 
     ...You may have never heard us, yet you may be interested in...
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          The Journal of Performance Studies  T141 (Spring 1994)
 
  TDR is a journal that explores the diverse world of performance.
  How does this relate to you? The journal emphasizes the intercultural,
  inter-disciplinary and spans numerous geographical areas and historical
  periods. TDR addresses performance issues of every kind: theatre, music
  dance, entertainment, media, sports, politics, aesthetics of everyday
  life, games, play, and ritual. TDR is for people in the performing
  arts, the social sciences, academics, activists and theorists--anyone
  interested thinking about the "performance" paradigm. The journal, is
  edited by Richard Schechner of the Department of Performance Studies,
  New York University, and is published quarterly by MIT Press.
 
  Although TDR is not yet an electronic journal, you can browse through
  sample articles online and subscribe via e-mail from the Electronic
  Newsstand or directly from MIT, the publisher (see directions below).
  TDR is edited by Richard Schechner of the Department of Performance
  Studies, New York University, and published quarterly by MIT Press.
  Check out our table of contents:
 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------
  // In This Issue (T141 Spring 1994) \\
  --------------------------------------
  //Comments\\
  TDR & NEA: The Continuing Saga - TDR Comment by Richard Schechner (editor)
  In Memory of Utpal Dutt - by Sudipto Chatterjee
  In Memory of Robert W. Corrigan - by Richard Schechner
 
  //Letters\\
  Free Giveaway of His Plays - by Richard Foreman
  Marxism, Melodrama, and Theatre Historiography - Dan Gerould responds
  Eelka Lampe Responds to Masakuni Kitazawa
  Native Earth and Jennifer Preston - a letter from Alan Filewood
  Retiring or Recharging? - a letter from Richard E. Kramer
 
  //Articles\\
  Muhammed and the Virgin: Folk Dramatization of Battles Between Moors
     and Christians - by Max Harris
  "A Radiant Smile from the Lovely Lady": Overdetermined Femininity in
     "Ladies" Figure Skating - by Abigail M. Feder
  Tomas Schmit: A Fluxus Farewell to Perfection - interview by Gunther Berghaus
  Going Going Gone: Theatre and American Culture(s) - by Bradley Boney
  Whatever Happened to the Sleepy Mexican?: One Way to be a Contemporary
     Mexican in a Changing World Order - by Yareli Arizmendi
  The New World Border: Prophecies for the End of the Century -
     by Guillermo Gomez-Pena
  The Other History of Intercultural Performance - by Coco Fusco
 
  //Book Reviews\\
  Women and Comedy: Rewriting the British Theatrical Tradition (by Susan
     Carlson) - reviewed by Lizbeth Goodman
  Gender in Performance: The Presentation of Difference in the Performing
     Arts (edited by Laurence Senelick) - reviewed by Kim Marra
  The National Stage: Theatre and Culture Legitimation in England, France
     and American (by Loren Kruger) - reviewed by Susan Manning
  Actors and Onlookers: Theater and Twentieth-Century Scientific Views of
     Nature (by Natalie Crohn Schmitt), The Actor's Instrument: Body, Theory,
     State (by Hollis Huston), The End of Acting a Radical View (by Richard
     Hornby), Acting (by John Harrop) - all reviewed by Phillip B. Zarrilli
 
  Each TDR issue is filled with photographs, artwork, and scripts that
  illustrate every article. The journal, founded in 1955, is 7 x 10, and
  a 184 pages per issue.
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  // Come browse and subscribe \\
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  1. MIT Press Online
      To access MIT Press Online Catalogs and subscription informaton:
      telnet techinfo.mit.edu /Around MIT/MIT Press/journals/arts/
      You can also access MIT via Gopher in USA/massachusetts/MIT/
 
      To subscribe to TDR through MIT Press, send e-mail to:
      journals-orders@mit.edu
 
      MIT Press Journals, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1399 USA.
      Tel: (617) 253-2889   Fax: (617)258-6779
 
   2. The Electronic Newsstand
      You can browse through an article from our latest issue and
      obtain subscription information on the Electronic Newsstand.
      On Gopher, go to: massachusetts/MIT/Interesting Sites to
      Explore/Electronic Newsstand/all titles/TDR:The Drama Review/
 
      To subscribe to TDR through the Electronic Newsstand, send your name
      and address to: tdr@enews.com. Or call: 1-800-40-ENEWS.
  _____________________________________________________end of msg__________
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Date:         Tue, 26 Apr 1994 08:41:40 EDT
Reply-To:     jdgarrette@cissys.read.tasc.com
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         jdgarrette@cissys.read.tasc.com
Organization: TASC Corporate System Services
Subject:      VPIEJ-L DISCUSSION, 2/94-3/94
 
     I apologize for the incomplete message posted above.  This is my first
attempt to post to the listserv.
     If memory serves me correctly, in February and March of this year there
was a lively discussion of issues involved in charging for e-journals pub-
lished and distributed via the Internet.  I believe that there were several
software products mentioned to deal with these "metering" issues.  I've
searched the VPIEJ-L archives, but these postings seem too new for the
archive (and too old for the Usenet group postings).
     I would very much appreciate a reply from anyone who participated in
these discussions, perhaps summarizing the postings, but most specifically,
with any information on commercially available software that can handle
electronic distribution transactions.
     I apologize if I've misunderstood the intent of the discussion.  I only
scanned the postings quickly, and didn't archive them.  Thanks to anyone who
can point me in the right direction!
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Date:         Tue, 26 Apr 1994 09:36:37 EDT
Reply-To:     "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" 
Subject:      Electronic Publishing on Networks Bibliography
 
 
+ Page 1 +
 
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            The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
 
Volume 5, Number 2 (1994)                          ISSN 1048-6542
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To retrieve an article file as an e-mail message, send the GET
command given after the article information to
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                            CONTENTS
 
COMMUNICATIONS
 
Electronic Publishing on Networks: Part II of a Selective
Bibliography
 
     By Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (pp. 5-14)
 
     To retrieve this file:   GET BAILEY PRV5N2 F=MAIL
 
This bibliography presents selected works, published between 1992
and the present, that are useful in understanding network-based
electronic publishing.  Key sources that deal with related
topics, such as digital libraries, intellectual property rights,
the NII and the NREN, and network software tools, are also
included.  It does not provide detailed coverage of the large
body of literature that deals with general electronic publishing
topics.
 
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            The Public-Access Computer Systems Review
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Editor-in-Chief
 
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
University Libraries
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2091
(713) 743-9804
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Associate Editors
 
Columns: Leslie Pearse, OCLC
Communications: Dana Rooks, University of Houston
 
Editorial Board
 
Ralph Alberico, University of Texas, Austin
George H. Brett II, Clearinghouse for Networked Information
     Discovery and Retrieval
Priscilla Caplan, University of Chicago
Steve Cisler, Apple Computer, Inc.
Walt Crawford, Research Libraries Group
Lorcan Dempsey, University of Bath
Pat Ensor, University of Houston
Nancy Evans, Pennsylvania State University, Ogontz
Charles Hildreth, READ, Ltd.
Ronald Larsen, University of Maryland
Clifford Lynch, Division of Library Automation,
     University of California
David R. McDonald, Tufts University
R. Bruce Miller, University of California, San Diego
Paul Evan Peters, Coalition for Networked Information
Mike Ridley, University of Waterloo
Peggy Seiden, Skidmore College
Peter Stone, University of Sussex
John E. Ulmschneider, North Carolina State University
 
+ Page 3 +
 
Technical Support
 
Tahereh Jafari, University of Houston
 
Publication Information
 
Published on an irregular basis by the University Libraries,
University of Houston.  Technical support is provided by the
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Back issues are available from listserv@uhupvm1.uh.edu.  To
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Back issues are also available from the University of Houston
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     Looking for Articles
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The journal's URL is gopher://info.lib.uh.edu:70/11/articles/e-
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The first three volumes of The Public-Access Computer Systems
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Date:         Wed, 27 Apr 1994 05:43:13 EDT
Reply-To:     "Todd A. Jacobs" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Todd A. Jacobs" 
Organization: Clark Internet Services, Inc., Ellicott City, MD USA
Subject:      Re: VPIEJ-L DISCUSSION, 2/94-3/94
 
jdgarrette@cissys.read.tasc.com wrote:
:      If memory serves me correctly, in February and March of this year there
: was a lively discussion of issues involved in charging for e-journals pub-
: lished and distributed via the Internet.  I believe that there were several
: software products mentioned to deal with these "metering" issues.  I've
: searched the VPIEJ-L archives, but these postings seem too new for the
: archive (and too old for the Usenet group postings).
 
The product that was discussed was Softlock.  Softlock Services allows
use of its encryption engine and provides a suite of fulfillment
services.  Email info@softlock.com for more info.
 
If you are talking about client/server software that handles credit card
purchases or whatever--well, they exist, but are a little outside my
expertise.
 
What are you trying to sell?  There may be other distribution methods
that are less software-reliant, such as CD-ROM or site licensing...
 
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Todd A. Jacobs         | BBS/Fax ... (301) 890-0686
Editor/Publisher       | Voice ..... (202) 388-9742
Jacobs Publishing, LTD | InterNet .. tjacobs@epub.com
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Date:         Wed, 27 Apr 1994 05:44:36 EDT
Reply-To:     Donnice Cochenour 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Donnice Cochenour 
Subject:      Survey of Gopher archives for E-Journals
 
In January/February, 1994 we posted a message with 5 questions to three
listservs asking libraries who are using Gopher software to provide access to
electronic journals to tell us whether they are downloading the files or are
using Gopher to "point" to files available at other Gopher sites.  The
responses received were as follows:
 
2 Consortium sites responded:   1 is pointing to CICNet Collection
                                1 is CICNet (600+ titles locally archived)
 
9 libraries responded that they are pointing to other locations; no files are
being maintained locally.
 
5 libraries are downloading some files (ranging from 3 - 14 titles); most
indicated that their efforts were considered experimental; one member of the
CICNet consortium indicated intentions to stop maintaining local files soon.
 
4 sites responded that they are maintaining local files for at least one
title as the official archive site.
 
Thanks to everyone who responded.
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Donnice Cochenour                                    (303) 491-1821 (voice)
Serials Librarian                                      (303) 491-1195 (fax)
Colorado State University Libraries
Ft.Collins, CO  80523              Internet: dcochenour@vines.colostate.edu
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Tom Moothart
Colorado State University Libraries
214 Morgan Library
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
tmoothart@vines.colostate.edu
303-491-1877
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Date:         Wed, 27 Apr 1994 14:47:27 EDT
Reply-To:     "J. KENNEDY" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "J. KENNEDY" 
Subject:      Help on Printer Purchase: To PostScript or not to PostScript
 
 
Text item: Text_1
 
     I currently use WordPerfect for Windows 6.0 as a word processor and am
     going to be investing in a laser printer.  What is unclear to me is
     whether or not to purchase a standard HP-type laser printer or to go
     the PostScript route.
 
     Many of my colleagues tell me that, with all the TrueType fonts
     available to Windows applications, there is no need to invest in
     PostScript.  Additionally, they tell me that it will considerably slow
     down the printing process.  Others (from the graphics world) indicate
     that if you are preapring documents that will be printed at a
     "professional" printing shop, the only language they will accept is
     PostScript.  And, that while preparing the documents in-house, if I
     have a PostScript printer, them both myself and the outside printer
     will have the same fonts - I will be able to print draft copies that
     will be indetical(?) to what the professional printer will deliver.
     They tell me that professional printing companies do not know about
     TrueType - (will they in the future?)  Etc...
 
     Can anyone out there give me any information on how I can determine
     the relative virtues of either party in the PostScript v.s. TrueType
     debate?
 
     Why should I invest in a postscript printer (or, why shouldn't I ...)
 
     Is there an advantage of one technology over another?
 
     Can anyone get me pointed in the right direction?  Are there are any
     resources on the Internet that I can access that may provide me with
     more  information?
 
     Since this issue is only tangentially associated to this list, you may
     wish to reply directly to me.
 
     Thanks for your consideration.
 
     John Kennedy
     Kennedyj@who.ch
     World Health Organization
     Geneva, Switzerland.
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Date:         Fri, 29 Apr 1994 10:37:48 EDT
Reply-To:     Interpersonal Computing and Technology 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Interpersonal Computing and Technology 
Subject:      IPCT Journal v2n2 (April 1994)
 
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   ###     ###   ##   ###   ##  #   ###   #   Interpersonal Computing and
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   Published by the Center for Teaching and Technology, Academic Computer
           Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057
    Additional support provided by the Center for Academic Computing,
        The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
 
       This article is archived as CONTENTS IPCTV2N2 on LISTSERV@GUVM
                    (LISTSERV@GUVM.GEORGETOWN.EDU)
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1. Letter from the Publisher
2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles
3. Table of Contents and Abstracts
4. Readers' Survey
5. Editorial Board
6. Copyright Statement
 
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1. Letter from the Publisher
 
Dear IPCT Journal Subscribers and Readers,
 
     I would like to use the space reserved for the Publisher's
Letter in this issue for a very important Readers' Survey.  Your
information can help in several ways: e.g., it would be invaluable
if we approach professional organizations about funding support
for IPCT Journal, (while we don't have income from subscription fees
we do have to pay the costs), to target marketing efforts for new
contributors and subscribers, to make decisions about where to
abstract or index the Journal, and to begin to research and
understand better this emerging channel for scholarship.
 
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     As I just mentioned, IPCT Journal doesn't charge a subscription
fee.  But, I would ask for enough time from each of you to complete
the following questionnaire and return it to me.  Return email is the
more convenient vehicle for your responses.  However, for what ever
reasons, if you would prefer to mail a hardcopy to me in the post
or fax me your responses, the contact information is included below.
The Readers' Survey follows the Table of Contents because one of the
questions asks you about the contents of this issue.  The 20 question
survey seems long, but we don't know enough this first time to begin
to target specific areas with a short questionaire.
 
     PLEASE help us to improve IPCT Journal by completing the survey
and returning it to me promptly.
 
Zane L Berge, Publisher
IPCT Journal
238 Reiss Science
Georgetown University
Washington DC 20057
 
email: BERGE@GUVAX.ACC.GEORGETOWN.EDU
FAX:   202-687-6003
 
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2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles
 
GOPHER
 
IPCT Journal, including all back issues, is available via gopher from
GUVM.CCF.GEORGETOWN.EDU (or 141.161.71.1).  Point your gopher to this
location (port 70) and select from the top menu, "LISTSERV maintained
Files and Notelogs/." Alternatively, coming in via Gopher menus, from
"Other Gopher Sites" or "International Gopher Networks," follow the menus
down: North America/USA/Washington D.C./Georgetown University/Information
Systems/Listserv maintained Files and Notelogs. (Note: The IPCT-L
Discussion List Notelogs can be found here, too.)
 
LISTSERV
 
        Articles are stored as files at LISTSERV@GUVM.BITnet. To retrieve
a file interactively, send the GET command appearing both before and after
the article abstract to LISTSERV@GUVM.
 
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To retrieve the article as a e-mail message add F=MAIL to your
interactive message, or send an e-mail note in the following format:
 
                 To:listserv@guvm.georgetown.edu
                 ----------------------
                 GET  IPCTV2N2
 
The GET command GET IPCTV2N2 PACKAGE will retrieve the entire issue.
 
[WARNING: This will send all 7 files with a total of over 3100 lines.]
 
The listserv's Internet address is LISTSERV@GUVM.GEORGETOWN.EDU
 
Back issues of the journal are stored at LISTSERV@GUVM.  To obtain a
list of all available files, send the following message to
LISTSERV@GUVM: INDEX IPCT-J.  The name of each issue's table of contents
file begins with the word "CONTENTS".
 
FTP
 
IPCT-J articles can be retrieved by FTP (File Transfer Protocol.  FTP to
GUVM.CCF.GEORGETOWN.EDU or 141.161.71.1, logon IPCT-J, password is GUEST.
All IPCT-J files are currently archived in ASCII format only.
 
If you experience difficulties with these instructions, please consult
your local site administrator for specific instructions that may apply
to your system.
 
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3. Contents
 
BOOK REVIEW: SET PHASERS ON STUN (AND OTHER TRUE TALES OF DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY,
AND HUMAN ERROR), by Steven Casey
 
Barrett S. Caldwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
To retrieve this article GET CALDWELL IPCTV2N2
 
ABSTRACT
 
     Set Phasers On Stun is a collection of 18 vignettes that
author Steven Casey has collected to illustrate the problems
facing humans confronted with confusing, awkward, or
inappropriate examples of technology design in complex systems.
If there is a moral that Casey tries to draw through all of the
stories, it is that we should understand the strengths and
weaknesses of technological design in any complex system, and
that technology should be designed foremost to complement, to
match human skills and capabilities.
 
Lines:  156
 
Page numbers:  pp. 15-18
 
To retrieve this article GET CALDWELL IPCTV2N2
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EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA ON IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM RECALL
 
Loretta A. Crain, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
 
To retrieve this article GET CRAIN IPCTV2N2
 
ABSTRACT
     With the advent of instructional technology, it is necessary
to determine whether the technology is actually a more effective
teaching tool than traditional teacher centered instruction.
Two of the most used technologies in instruction are video
and computer assisted instruction.  The purpose of this research
was to find out if any of these forms of instruction produces
more immediate and long term recall of the information presented
in them. A comparison of each individual method (computer
assisted instruction, video assisted instruction, and the
traditional lecture format) was used to pinpoint the particular
power of each to provide for immediate and long term recall of
information.
 
This research sought to answer the questions:
 
     1. Which instructional method will produce
        the greatest amount of immediate recall?
 
     2. Which instructional method will produce
        the greatest amount long term recall?
 
Lines:  475
 
Page numbers: pp. 19-27
 
To retrieve this article GET CRAIN IPCTV2N2
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BOOK REVIEW: MARSHALL MCLUHAN: THE MEDIUM AND THE MESSENGER
(1989), by Philip Marchand
 
Robert McKenzie, East Stroudsburg University
 
To retrieve this article GET MCKENZIE IPCTV2N2
 
ABSTRACT
 
     Marchand's MARSHALL MCLUHAN is a biography not of the
Canadian English professor's life but of his ideas.  Except for
Chapters 1 and 13 (the final chapter), which detail some of
McLuhan's family history, most of the writing concentrates on
McLuhan, the enigma, and his frantic lifetime of generating wild
yet reasonable ideas about the effects of new electronic media
technology on the poor souls of the previous print generation.
The biography is impeccably researched, offering more than 700
end notes referencing McLuhan correspondences and interviews with
family, friends and colleagues.
 
Lines:  157
 
Page numbers:  pp. 28-30
 
To retrieve this article GET MCKENZIE IPCTV2N2
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COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: LITERATURE REVIEW OF A NEW
CONTEXT
 
J Metz
 
To retrieve this article GET METZ IPCTV2N2
 
ABSTRACT
 
     Ever since computer-mediated communication came into
existence in the 1970s, researchers have used it as a tool to
examine its effectiveness within organizational, interpersonal,
and mass communication contexts.  This paper analyzes the
existing literature regarding CMC, and finds no continuity.  It
therefore argues for the existence of a CMC context of
communication, which would guide future research along a cohesive
vein, encompassing all the different sub-contexts of CMC (such as
electronic mail, computer conferencing, Relay, and Multiple User
Dungeons).
 
Lines:  989
 
Page numbers:  pp. 31-49
 
To retrieve this article GET METZ IPCTV2N2
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A NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
 
Gerald M. Phillips
 
 
ABSTRACT
 
     "The Coming Anarchy" by Richard Kaplan makes it clear
that some of us enjoy extraordinary privilege. We live in a
"favored" land. We are well fed in mind and body and have the
luxury of toys. This essay is about our new toy, The Internet,
and the impact it will have on literacy.
      The "happy few" that enjoy the Internet will live inside a
fortress buffered from the ninety percent of the world
preoccupied with survival and governed by brutish and repressive
forces. The information society will not give them voice, nor can
it do much to reverse the onrushing forces of starvation and
dictatorship.
     Those of us who participate now are both pioneers and
sybarites. We enjoy the rhetorical privileges Richard Lanham
so eloquently describes.  We who can exchange notes and look things
up ought not take any of this for granted.  It may be temporary.
The Internet will become important only when business and
government use and control it.  Then we will pay money for our
simple pleasures.  We might well consider how much of our present
discussion of philosophy, rhetoric, orality, and literacy in the
electronic world is based on a pipe dream.
 
Lines:  1100
 
Page numbers:  pp. 50-73
 
To retrieve this article GET PHILLIPS IPCTV2N2
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COUNTERCULTURAL COMPUTING
(Commentary on Howard Rheingold's book, _The Virtual Community_.)
 
Stephen L. Talbott
 
To retrieve this article GET TALBOTT IPCTV2N2
 
ABSTRACT
 
     When the Sixties flower children stuck flowers down the
barrels of police guns, it truly was an earth-shaking gesture.
Like the lone Chinese standing in front of a tank on Tienanmen
Square, this gesture symbolized the fact that something in the human
being--some remaining spark of innocence and hope and bravery--held
more promise for the future of society than all the mechanisms of
raw, earthly power.
 
     I am not sure whether the more sophisticated, electronic,
"countercultural" communities of our day have kept a grip on this
truth.  There are some encouraging recognitions in Rheingold's
book, and yet one senses in the electronic culture as a whole
that a critical balance has shifted, and that the main hope today
is felt to lie in the technology itself.  If this is true, then
no doomsaying can adequately capture the horrors of the future.
 
Lines:  601
 
Page numbers:  pp. 74-87
 
To retrieve this article GET TALBOTT IPCTV2N2
 
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4. READERS' SURVEY - IPCT JOURNAL
 
Please place an X or other character beside your answers below.
The term "electronic journals" (ejournals/) for this survey is NOT
a synonym for other forms of electronic communication like discussion
lists.  We are referring here to electronic entities, like IPCT-J,
which publish full-length articles.
1.   Using computers, I consider myself a(n):
 
        ___ beginner                 ___  intermediate
        ___ advanced intermediate    ___  expert
 
2.   Using email, I consider myself a(n):
 
        ___ beginner                 ___  intermediate
        ___ advanced intermediate    ___  expert
 
3.   My age group:  ___ <20    ___  20-29   ___ 30-39
                    ___ 40-49  ___  50-59   ___ >59
 
4.   My gender:     __ Female               __ Male
 
5.   Besides the IPCT Journal, how many electronic journals do you
        subscribe to/receive?
 
              ___ none  ___ 1-2  ___ 3-5   ___ more than 5
 
6.   Where is the email address at which you received this issue
        of IPCT-J?
 
        City/State:                        Country:
 
7.  Do you (primarily) get your copy of the IPCT Journal Table of
     Contents from (check one only):
 
        ____ IPCT-J@GUVM list
        ____ IPCT-L@GUVM discussion list
        ____ gopher
        ____ ftp site
        ____ Newsgroup (Usenet)
        ____ another discussion list online--which one? _________
        ____ forwarded to you by another person
        ____ other source  ______________________________________
 
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8.  How many articles from this issue of IPCT Journal are you
    likely to request in full text?
 
     __ none   __ 1 or 2    __ 3 or more  __ all of them
 
        If not all, which article(s) will you request? (Please
        list the titles or authors):
 
 
9.  What criteria do you (PRIMARILY) use to choose the articles
     you read: (please check only one)
 
    ___ I am interested in (topic)
    ___ I know someone who would like to read this
    ___ I am researching this myself
    ___ This will help my work generally
    ___ Other  --  Please describe briefly ______________________
 
  Any additional comments?
 
10.  If you have received previous IPCT Journal issues, how many
     articles did you generally request from each issue?
 
        This is my     __ 1st issue  __ none   __ 1 or 2    __ 3 or more
 
          __ all of them   __ it depends on ____________________
 
11.  If I had my choice, I would prefer that IPCT Journal text could
     be obtained in which format (check only ONE):
 
        __   on CD ROM
        __   on Floppy disk
        __   Gopher
        __   WWW
        __   FTP site
        __   other   _____________________________________
 
12.  Currently, IPCT Journal is published in ASCII only.  Would
     you prefer it to be in some other format as well, (e.g.,
     PostScript)?
 
        __ No  __ Yes  If yes, which one? _______________________
 
 
13.  With regard to quality of the articles you have read, how
     would you characterize IPCT Journal articles compared with
     scholarly refereed print journals?
 
        __ better quality
        __ same quality
        __ somewhat less quality
        __ much less quality
        __ I have no basis to answer this question
 
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14.  What did you expect IPCT Journal to be when you subscribed
     (use as much space as you wish)?
 
 
15.  How well does IPCT Journal meet your expectations in the
     question above (use as much space as you wish)?
 
 
16. Please tell us the general nature of the organization you
    work for:
   ___  K-12 (Kindergarten through 12 years of schooling)
   ___  higher education
   ___  business, industry
   ___  government
   ___  other ______________________________________
 
   Your field (e.g., Education, Computers, History):
 
 
   Your speciality:
 
 
17. If you are in Higher Education, please respond:
 
        I would characterize the behavior of administrators and
        members of committees who decide on retention, promotion
        and tenure at my college or university with regard to
        electronic publication of refereed journals such as IPCT
        Journal in the following way:
 
     __ an author receives THE SAME points for articles published
        in peer reviewed electronic journals as if that article
        was published in print
     __ an author receives SOMEWHAT LESS points for articles
        published in peer reviewed electronic journals compared
        to if that same article was published in print
     __ an author receives NO points for articles published in
        peer reviewed electronic journals compared to if that
        same article was published in print
     __ not applicable  (I am not at a college or university)
     __ I don't know
 
   Do you think that electronic journals like IPCT-J should
   be viewed the same as print journals for promotion and
   tenure?)
 
          ____ Yes       ____ No
 
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18. Have you ever cited an IPCT Journal article in your own work?
 
          ____ Yes       ____ No
 
19. Have you ever sent an IPCT Journal article to a colleague?
 
          ____ Yes       ____ No
 
20.  Do you print out IPCT Journal articles or read them on-
     screen?
 
     __ on screen
     __ printed out
     __ both, it depends on _________________________________
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.
 
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5. Editorial Board
 
PUBLISHER:
            Center for Teaching and Technology, Academic Computing
                Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
 
EDITOR:
 
Gerald M. Phillips, Ph.D.     Professor Emeritus of Speech Communication,
                         Pennsylvania State University
 
EDITORIAL BOARD:
 
Zane L. Berge, Ph.D.          Director, Center for Teaching and Technology.
                              Academic Computer Center, Georgetown University
 
Gerald M. Santoro, Ph.D.      Center for Academic Computing, Pennsylvania
                              State University
 
MANAGING EDITOR:
 
Mauri Collins, M.A            AEBC Utilization Assistant, WPSX Television,
                              Pennsylvania State University
 
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ASSOCIATE EDITORS:
 
R. Thomas Berner, M.A.        The Pennsylvania State University, University
                              Park, PA
 
Morton Cotlar, Ph.D.          University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HA
 
Gordon Dixon, M.Sc., F.B.C.S. Editor-in-Chief, Literary and Linguistic Computing
                              The Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
 
Filip J.R.C. Dochy, Ph.D.     University of Heerlen, The Netherlands
 
William F. Eadie, Ph.D.       Speech Communication Association, Annandale,
                              Virginia
 
Jill Ellsworth, Ph.D.         Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
 
Bradley Erlwein, Ph.D.        System Six, Golden, CO
 
Mark Evangelista, B.S.        Georgetown University, Washington, DC
 
Mark G. Gillingham, Ph.D.     Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
 
Dennis S. Gouran, Ph.D.       The Pennsylvania State University, University
                              Park, PA
 
Ken Hirsch, Ph.D.             California State University, Sacramento, CA
Lawrence Johnston, B.A.       American Embassy, Nouakchott, Mauretania
 
Vladimir Klonowski, Ph.D.,    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
  D.Sc.                       Canada
 
Donald H. Kraft, Ph.D.        Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
 
Gary L. Kreps, Ph.D.          Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
 
Scott Kuehn, Ph.D.            Clarion University, Clarion, PA
 
Edward A. Mabry, Ph.D.        University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
 
Cecelia G. Manrique, Ph.D.    University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, WI
 
Robert McKenzie, Ph.D.        East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
 
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Ann Okerson, MLS              Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC
 
David Raitt, Ph.D.            European Space Agency, the Netherlands
 
Katy Silberger, MLS           Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
 
David E. Sims, Ph.D.          Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince
                              Edward Island, Canada
 
David L. Schroeder. Ph.D.     Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
 
Gary Lee Stonum, Ph.D.        Case Western Reserve University
 
Silvio Stoppoloni, Ph.D.      Csorzion per l'Universita a Distanza, Rome, Italy
 
Janet Valade, Ph.D.           California State University, Los Angeles, CA
 
Rosalie Wells, Ph.D.          Athabasca University. Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
 
John W. Wooten, Ph.D.         Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
 
Nancy J. Wyatt, Ph.D.         Pennsylvania State University - Delaware County
                              Campus, Media, PA
 
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6. Copyright Statement
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  Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the
                         21st Century
 
Copyright 1994 Georgetown University.  Copyright of individual
articles in this publication is retained by the individual
authors.  Copyright of the compilation as a whole is held by
Georgetown University.  It is asked that any republication of this
article state that the article was first published in IPCT-J.
 
Contributions to IPCT-J can be submitted by electronic mail in
APA style to: Gerald Phillips, Editor IPCT-J  GMP3@PSUVM.PSU.EDU
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Date:         Fri, 29 Apr 1994 10:38:54 EDT
Reply-To:     "Grenier, Gerry" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Grenier, Gerry" 
Subject:      PS Font Embedding Legalities
 
I would like to begin a discussion on this List of font
embedding within Postscript files. What are the legal, ethical
and practical issues?
If I create an electronic journal that uses Postscript files
with embedded fonts, and those fonts are used to create screen
fonts, what are the legal distribution limits? If I send that
particualr journal to 100s of workstations, am I violating
copyright? Do fontmakers (ie Adobe, Monotype, Bitstream) have a
unified position on this?
 
Gerry Grenier
GGrenier@Jwiley.com
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Date:         Fri, 29 Apr 1994 15:13:56 EDT
Reply-To:     Ken Laws 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Ken Laws 
Subject:      Re: PS Font Embedding Legalities
In-Reply-To:  <9404291446.AB07818@Sunset.AI.SRI.COM>
 
 
Gerry Grenier asked about copyright problems with embedded fonts.
 
Fonts are explicitly excluded from copyright protection.  A company
may trademark the font name and may copyright or patent the software
that generates or uses a font.  It might also protect the encoding
of a font.  (Adobe used trade secret protection, but BitStream
eventually discovered the Type I font encoding.)  However, no company
can copyright the shapes of the letters themselves or the ensemble
of shapes that constitute a font.
 
One way to be legally safe would be to copy the characters in a font
to create a "new" font with a different name (and perhaps a few deletions
or changes).  Save that with a non-proprietary format and include it
in your documents.
 
That doesn't sound very ethical, though.  This is probably an area
of copyright law that needs to be changed.
 
                                        -- Ken Laws
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Date:         Sat, 30 Apr 1994 17:07:21 EDT
Reply-To:     SMOYE@BROWNVM.BITNET
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         SMOYE@BROWNVM.BITNET
Subject:      Re: PS Font Embedding Legalities
 
----------------------------Original message----------------------------
The problem is not one of copyright, but of licensing. When you purchase
a typeface, you are not buying the typeface itself, nor are you
purchasing the right to use it in any way you choose. What you are
purchasing is a license to use the typeface on a limited number of
printers and/or a limited number of CPUs.
 
Theoretically, there should be no problem with embedding a typeface
within a document: you are not making the typeface freely available
for use by someone else as if they had themselves received the
to use as they wished but without purchasing the license.
Embedding would seem to be a way around supplying the typeface
seperately from the document, relying on a likely vaporous hope
that people will use the typeface for purposes other than printing
the accompanying document.
 
Theory aside, typeface vendors are only too aware that it is a
simple matter to reverse-engineer the document in such a way as to
extract the font information and reconstruct the typeface itself.
Not, from their standpoint, a happy state of affairs.
 
Yes, the legalities of typeface creation and distribution need
serious work. It is insane that the work of type designers cannot
be copyrighted. If you want to see just how angry you can get,
read some of the reasoning used by legislators to support the
uncopyrightability of typefaces: letters of the alphabet are too
commonplace to be copyrighted, they say. Never mind the work,
intelligence and creativity that are needed for a good typeface!
 
Anyway, the problem is not copyright -- would that it were.
 
Stephen Moye
Graphic Services
Brown University
smoye@brownvm.brown.edu