========================================================================= Date: Fri, 1 Apr 1994 09:21:42 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access"
Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: Ann Okerson The address to direct any e-journals information in our "desperately seeking message" should be: email@example.com (not firstname.lastname@example.org) Ann Okerson/ARL email@example.com ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 1 Apr 1994 09:22:00 EST Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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 ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 4 Apr 1994 11:12:59 EDT Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike O'Donnell ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 4 Apr 1994 11:17:30 EDT Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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 (email@example.com) ========================================================================= Date: Mon, 4 Apr 1994 11:18:53 EDT Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Optical Society of America email@example.com 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. ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 5 Apr 1994 11:34:27 EDT Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 5 Apr 1994 11:39:25 EDT Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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. ========================================================================= Date: Wed, 6 Apr 1994 09:14:35 EDT Reply-To: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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_ ========================================================================= 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, email@example.com. 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 ... 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: Fri, 8 Apr 1994 15:54:10 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 (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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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: email@example.com Listowner: AUTOCAT@UBVM or AUTOCAT@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ========================================================================= 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 ========================================================================= Date: Fri, 8 Apr 1994 20:33:36 EDT Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" 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 email@example.com ========================================================================= 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, & firstname.lastname@example.org Editor, _Library_Currents_ ========================================================================= 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 email@example.com Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 ========================================================================= 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:firstname.lastname@example.org My Phone: 716-888-2448 / Department: 716-888-2440 / Fax: 716-888-2525 ========================================================================= 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 email@example.com ========================================================================= 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. ========================================================================= 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ========================================================================= 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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: email@example.com Listowner: AUTOCAT@UBVM or AUTOCAT@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ========================================================================= 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. ========================================================================= 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 ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 12 Apr 1994 08:32:30 EDT Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 ========================================================================= 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." # # # ========================================================================= 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: email@example.com; Phone: 206-543-1888; Fax: 206-685-8049* ========================================================================= 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 firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 812.332.5085 ========================================================================= 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... ______________________________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ ######| ######\ ######\ ##| ##| ##\ ##|__##| ##| ##| ##| ######/ ##| ##|__##/ ##| ##\ ___________________ ##| ######/ ##| ##\_______________________ 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- // Come browse and subscribe \\ ------------------------------- 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call: 1-800-40-ENEWS. _____________________________________________________end of msg__________ ========================================================================= Date: Tue, 26 Apr 1994 08:41:40 EDT Reply-To: email@example.com Sender: "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving, and Access" From: firstname.lastname@example.org 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! ========================================================================= 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 + ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Public-Access Computer Systems Review Volume 5, Number 2 (1994) ISSN 1048-6542 ----------------------------------------------------------------- To retrieve an article file as an e-mail message, send the GET command given after the article information to email@example.com. 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. + Page 2 + ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Public-Access Computer Systems Review ----------------------------------------------------------------- Editor-in-Chief Charles W. Bailey, Jr. University Libraries University of Houston Houston, TX 77204-2091 (713) 743-9804 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Information Technology Division, University of Houston. Circulation: 8,271 subscribers in 66 countries (PACS-L) and 2,445 subscribers in 52 countries (PACS-P). Back issues are available from email@example.com. To retrieve a cumulative index to the journal, send the following e- mail message to the list server: GET INDEX PR F=MAIL. Back issues are also available from the University of Houston Libraries' Gopher server. Point your Gopher client at info.lib.uh.edu, port 70, and follow this menu path: Looking for Articles Electronic Journals University of Houston Libraries E-Journals The Public-Access Computer Systems Review The journal's URL is gopher://info.lib.uh.edu:70/11/articles/e- journals/uhlibrary/pacsreview. The first three volumes of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review are also available in book form from the American Library Association's Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). The price of each volume is $17 for LITA members and $20 for non-LITA members. All three volumes can be ordered as a set for $45 (indicate that you want the PACS Review set, order number 7712-X). To order, contact: ALA Publishing Services, Order Department, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2729, (800) 545-2433. + Page 4 + ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Public-Access Computer Systems Review is an electronic journal that is distributed on the Internet and on other computer networks. There is no subscription fee. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org that says: SUBSCRIBE PACS-P First Name Last Name. PACS-P subscribers also receive three electronic newsletters: Current Cites, LITA Newsletter, and Public-Access Computer Systems News. The Public-Access Computer Systems Review is Copyright (C) 1994 by the University Libraries, University of Houston. All Rights Reserved. Copying is permitted for noncommercial use by academic computer centers, computer conferences, individual scholars, and libraries. Libraries are authorized to add the journal to their collection, in electronic or printed form, at no charge. This message must appear on all copied material. All commercial use requires permission. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ========================================================================= 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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... --- Todd A. Jacobs | BBS/Fax ... (301) 890-0686 Editor/Publisher | Voice ..... (202) 388-9742 Jacobs Publishing, LTD | InterNet .. email@example.com ========================================================================= 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. *************************************************************************** Donnice Cochenour (303) 491-1821 (voice) Serials Librarian (303) 491-1195 (fax) Colorado State University Libraries Ft.Collins, CO 80523 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org ************************************************************************** Tom Moothart Colorado State University Libraries 214 Morgan Library Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 email@example.com 303-491-1877 ************************************************************************** ========================================================================= 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. ========================================================================= 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) + Page 1 + --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ####### ######## ######## ########### ### ### ## ### ## # ### # Interpersonal Computing and ### ### ## ### ## ### Technology: ### ### ## ### ### An Electronic Journal for ### ######## ### ### the 21st Century ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ## ### ISSN: 1064-4326 ### ### ### ## ### April, 1994 ####### ### ######## ### Volume 2, Number 2, pp.1-14 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. + Page 2 + 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles GOPHER IPCT Journal, including all back issues, is available via gopher from GUVM.CCF.GEORGETOWN.EDU (or 184.108.40.206). 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. + Page 3 + 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:firstname.lastname@example.org ---------------------- 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 220.127.116.11, 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- + Page 4 + 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 __________ + Page 5 + 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 __________ + Page 6 + 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 __________ 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 __________ + Page 7 + 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 __________ + Page 8 + 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------- + Page 9 + 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 ______________________________________ + Page 10 + 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 + Page 11 + 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 + Page 12 + 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 + Page 13 + 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 + Page 14 + 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 ------------------------------------------------------ 6. Copyright Statement --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ========================================================================= 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 ========================================================================= 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 ------- ========================================================================= 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 email@example.com