VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

April 1995

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Date:         Sat, 1 Apr 1995 11:14:38 EST
Reply-To:     Teodor.Flonta@modlang.utas.edu.au
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Teodor.Flonta@modlang.utas.edu.au
Subject:      New E-journal
 
Hi,
I published an electronic journal which might be suitable for inclusion in
your list.
 
"De Proverbio: An Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies",
>> Volume 1 - Number 1 - 1995 (ISSN 1323-4633) is edited by Dr. Teodor Flonta
>> at the Department of Modern Languages-Italian (University of Tasmania,
>> Australia) (email: Teodor.Flonta@modlang.utas.edu.au) and it is a scholarly
>> refereed journal. The first issue contains articles on a variety of issues
>> concerning paremiology (proverb studies) ranging from the perception of
>> proverbiality to proverb use in Hitler's 'Mein Kampf', which can be of
>> interest for non scholars also.
>>
>> "De Proverbio" can be viewed at the following URL
>> http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/
 
Thanks
Teodor
 
Teodor Flonta                                           Tel.  (002) 202321
Department of Modern Languages (Italian)       International +61 02 202321
University of Tasmania                                  Fax.  (002) 207813
GPO Box 252C                                   International +61 02 207813
Hobart TASMANIA 7001
Australia
                     e-mail: Teodor.Flonta@modlang.utas.edu.au
                     URL: http://info.utas.edu.au/docs/flonta/
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Date:         Sat, 1 Apr 1995 11:15:29 EST
Reply-To:     Eric Crump 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Eric Crump 
Subject:      RhetNet: a cyberjournal for rhetoric and writing
 
Send us your wired words, yearning to be free . . . *
 
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 RHETNET: a cyberjournal for rhetoric and writing
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                ---/*\---
 
http://www.missouri.edu/~wleric/rhetnet/rhetnet.html
 
                ---\*/---
 
      A Call for Texts & Participation
 
The Internet has places where the conversations hum with energy, where
subjects of interest to writers and to rhetoric and writing
teachers/students/scholars are dealt with in a variety of forms and styles
not found in traditional print publications.
 
RhetNet is an electronic journal intended to serve as a place to explore
the possibilities for publishing these new rhetorical and aesthetic forms
with full respect for their native characterictics.
 
 
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Looking for...
 
If this invitation is a magnet, here's the kind of stuff we hope will stick
to it, becoming part of the RhetNet collection of texts:
 
* Excerpts of discussions that occur spontaneously on electronic mailing
     lists, Usenet newsgroups, local bulletin boards, IRC channels, or
     text-based virtual environments (commonly MUDs, MOOs, and
     other MU*s). These might come in the form of highlights from a single
     thread, but perhaps tangential elements and intersections from other
     relevant sources could be intertwined.
 
* Orchestrated online discussions or symposia, which might combine a
     number of network venues, might include featured "speakers" or
     panels, might occur over an extended time so that the published
     "work" would accrue rather than freeze solid the moment i t sees the
     light of day (as most printed texts do).
 
* Snapshots, by which we mean short, pithy, provocative essays on any
     topic relevant to writing and rhetoric. Snapshots might also come in
     the form of periodically accruing layers of text, with new
     installments from the same or different writers or grou ps of writers
     being linked to existing texts in numerous combinations.
 
* Traditional articles and essays that deal in some way with the effect of
     technology, particularly (but not exclusively) networked computer
     technology, on writing, on rhetoric, and on culture.
 
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RhetNet Venues
 
One of the primary assumptions informing RhetNet is that the technological
environment matters when it coms to the form, style, and content of any
text. Therefore, potential contributors should keep in mind that RhetNet
has access to several online enviro nments: World Wide Web, gopherspace,
MOOspace, and mailing list distribution and archives. We hope to place some
version of every text in each spot in order to maintain a high level of
accessibility, but some methods of presenting texts will fit better wi th
one venue or another, and we are open to negotiating where and how each
text can and should best be presented.
 
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How to submit texts or ideas for specific projects
 
Tradition and innovation will co-exist. We believe it makes sense to treat
articles and essays in ways approximately similar to the way they currently
are treated in the print and electronic worlds, selecting appropriate work
by a more-or-less conventiona l peer review process. For this purpose,
RhetNet has an editorial board which will review and critique submissions.
 
Traditionally shaped essays and articles should be submitted via email to
rhetedit-l@showme.missouri.edu. All submissions will be acknowledged within
24 hours, and replies concerning acceptance/rejection will follow within
two weeks.
 
Net/texts (slices of conversations from network venues) or summaries of
them should be submitted via email to rhetnt-l@mizzou1.missouri.edu with a
subject line that begins with COWRITE: (please use all caps and the colon)
followed by the submitter's last name, e.g.: subject: COWRITE: Doe
 
RHETNT-L/COWRITE is a subset of the public mailing list that serves
RhetNet. Posting texts here is an invitation to collaborate with members of
the RhetNet community. It is also an opportunity to blur the lines between
reader/writer/editor in what we thin k will be interesting ways.
Subscribers to RHETNT-L who choose to read the subtopic COWRITE will
respond to texts submitted, copying in the submitter. The process should be
considered an immediate extension to the text being submitted, a
continuation of the compositing process simultaneous with the editing
process.
 
NOTE: All submissions, whether traditional essays/articles or
unconventional net/texts, should be accompanied by a 200-300 word abstract.
 
NOTE2: Anyone who wishes to perform the HTML markup on a text to be
submitted as a net/text or an article may send just the URL where the text
begins so editorial board members or COWRITE colleagues may find it. Texts
destined to be published on th e web may be marked up by authors or by
members of RhetNet, or both, as suits the situation.
 
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How to become part of the project
 
We're interested in exploring the reconfiguration of
editorial/authorial/audience roles as they apply on the net. In a sense,
anyone who contributes text is part of the editorial process, part of the
project. Anyone who joins the list is also part of t he process. To
subscribe:
 
Send mail to
 
   listserv@mizzou1.missouri.edu
 
Leave the subject line blank, and in the first line put
 
   sub rhetnt-l Yourfirstname Yourlastname
 
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* Apologies to Emma Lazarus for "liberties" taken with a line from her
poem, "The New Colossus," as inscribed on a tablet at the base of the
Statue of Liberty.
 
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Suggestions, questions, comments to:
Eric Crump
wleric@showme.missouri.edu
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Date:         Mon, 3 Apr 1995 10:01:11 EDT
Reply-To:     Jan Adlington 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Jan Adlington 
Subject:      Re: RHNet
 
 
        I trust your contributors will obtain permission from each person
they quote, before reproducing usenet or mailing-list posts in this forum.
 
        And that researchers will inform the occupants of the MOOs that
their interactions are being recorded.
 
        Any less is a violation of both netiquette and common courtesy.
(No comment on copyright)
 
                                        Janice Adlington
 
* Excerpts of discussions that occur spontaneously on electronic mailing
     lists, Usenet newsgroups, local bulletin boards, IRC channels, or
     text-based virtual environments (commonly MUDs, MOOs, and
     other MU*s). These might come in the form of highlights from a single
     thread, but perhaps tangential elements and intersections from other
     relevant sources could be intertwined.
 
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How to submit texts or ideas for specific projects
 
Net/texts (slices of conversations from network venues) or summaries of
them should be submitted via email to rhetnt-l@mizzou1.missouri.edu with a
subject line that begins with COWRITE: (please use all caps and the colon)
followed by the submitter's last name, e.g.: subject: COWRITE: Doe
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Date:         Mon, 3 Apr 1995 10:01:53 EDT
Reply-To:     Michael Berns 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Michael Berns 
Subject:      *Global Tutoring* Introduced
 
You are cordially invited to participate in the creation of what
preliminary research suggests may be a new educational concept,
*Global Tutoring*.  The project name is International Tutors --
*IT*.  Your comments about IT and the IT Web Site currently under
construction are welcome.
 
IT will offer global non-profit tutoring for pre-school, primary,
secondary, post-secondary, and continuing education students
worldwide.  IT was created as an alternative approach to learning
using information technology.  More information on IT can be
obtained from our temporary Web Site by using your Web Browser
and the following URL:  .
 
IT will be incorporated as a charitable organization for the
development and operation of a global tutoring service.  ITs
mandate will be to use a multimedia interactive Web Site, e-mail,
and licensed or qualified international teachers and instructors
serving as *global tutors* to:
 
1) Supplement the teaching received by the student in his/her
mainstream or alternative school.
 
2) Provide students, their parents and guardians with low-cost
access to professional tutors from around the world who are
certified teachers or qualified instructors, either teaching or
retired.
 
3) Provide students, whose families pass a needs test, with
partial or full bursaries for payment of evaluation and tutoring
fees, and with information about area libraries, institutions and
schools offering free access to the Internet for IT students.
 
4) Disseminate information concerning IT and other approaches to
teaching which can enhance student learning, motivate the student
and engender student interest in learning and, for the primary-
or secondary-level IT student, encourage the student to complete
his or her high school education.
 
5) Establish ancillary IT volunteer adult, cross-age and peer
tutoring programs, advisory services, and community and school
liaison groups.
 
6) Introduce an applied research program at IT into alternative
educational uses of information technology.
 
My apologies for any cross-posting.  Please distribute or post
this message to anyone who may be interested in IT.  Please
direct all inquiries and comments to M. Berns by snail mail or
e-mail:
 
                    
 
Thank you for your participation in the *global tutoring* project.  IT is
scheduled to begin operations on September 1, 1995.
 
Michael Berns, Ed.D. Candidate
History & Philosophy of Education Department
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, 8th Floor
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 1V6  Canada
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Date:         Tue, 4 Apr 1995 12:38:00 EDT
Reply-To:     Richard Hill 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Richard Hill 
Subject:      ASIS Electronic Publishing Meeting
 
              * * *  CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT * * *
 
                     ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING:
                  APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
                  1995 ASIS Mid-Year Conference
                     Minneapolis, Minnesota
                         May 22-26, 1995
 
[Session outline follows.  For complete program and
registration information, contact ASIS@CNI.ORG or
http://ranga.berkeley.edu/ASIS/asis95.cnf.html.]
 
The 1995 ASIS Mid-Year Conference will focus on the
most critical development in today's information
industry - electronic publishing. The conference has
been designed to provide professional development
(pre-conference workshops), intellectual stimulation
(technical program and exhibits), and pure fun.
 
Highlights Include:
    - Keynote by Vance K. Opperman, Member, U.S.
Advisory Council on the National Information
Infrastructure and President of West Publishing,
discussing the future of electronic publishing within
the framework of the NII and networks, including
security, privacy, and the roles of the public and
private sectors.
 
   - Discussion with Bruce Lehman (Commissioner of
Patents and Trademarks) of the NII Task Force's
Working Group on Intellectual Property's "Green Paper"
on intellectual property and copyright.  Followed by a
debate by representatives of the international,
publishing and legal communities.
 
   - Presentation of diverse pricing/licensing models
for electronic information by Karen Hunter, Elsevier
Science Publishers, each of which will be critiqued by
representatives of the public, academic, and corporate
library sectors.
 
  -  Presentation of state-of-the-art publishing
projects such as Johns Hopkins' Project Muse and The
Institute for Scientific Information's Electronic
Library Pilot Project and how they are handling
security, data validation and delivery.
 
PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS
MONDAY, MAY 22
* Copyright
* HTML Hands-On Workshop
 
TUESDAY, MAY 23
* Copyright
* Implementing Interactive Multimedia and Hypermedia
* Document Imaging System Planning & Design
* Information Technology Decisions Facing Library
     Managers
* SGML
* Image Databases
 
TECHNICAL PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1995
- Electronic Publishing: Changes, Challenges,
    Realities and Opportunities
    Vance Opperman, Member, U.S. Advisory Council on
    the NII; President, West Publishing
 
- The Making of Electronic Documents - Perspectives
     from Publishers
- Standards for Electronic Documents
- Enterprise Publishing:  Multiple Electronic
     Publishing and/or Hard Copy Formats
- Standards for Electronic Access to Geographic and
     Spatial Information
- SGML for Interchanging Cultural Heritage Information
- Chinese Publications on the Internet: Technical
     Approaches
- Electronic Library: Issues related to Data Integrity
     and Security
- Quality Management of Information Products
- Overcoming Resistance to E- Journals:  Concerns and
     Recommendations from Librarians, Publishers, and
     Researchers
- Periodical Acquisition in Libraries: Concerns and
     Solutions
- Electronic Journals and the Researcher: Perceptions
     and Realities
- Publishers' Attitudes and Experiences with Electronic
     Journals
 
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1995
- Electronic Publishing: Access to Information
- Electronic Invisible Colleges:  A Study of Three
     Scientific Disciplines
- Access to Electronic Information: Conceptual
     Challenges
- Access to Electronic Information: A Technical
     Feasibility Study
- Access to Electronic Information: A Comparative
     Evaluation
- Applications and Implications of Electronic
     Publishing for Archives
- Distribution of Electronic Information
- Document Distribution Models
- Case Studies in Electronic Document Delivery
 
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
- Future Delivery Methods of Newspaper and the
     Potential Impact on Society
- Book Reviews and Scholarly E-Publishing
- E-Publishing in a University: Centralization vs.
     Decentralization
- Teaching With E-Documents
- What, If Anything, Is Cataloging in an E-World?
- E-Journals and Copyright:  An Empirical Study of
     Current Practices
- Copyright on Internet-What's An Author To Do?
 
FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1995 Copyright and Intellectual
- Property Rights In An Electronic Publishing
     Environment
- Bruce Lehman, Commissioner of Patents and Trademark.
     The NII "Green Paper" on Copyright and
     Intellectual Property
- Copyright in an Electronic Environment: Current
     Status and Future Perspective
 
CONFERENCE LOCATION: Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
Hilton 3800 East 80th Street Minneapolis, MN  55425
(612)854-2100 OR 1-800-637-7453
 
Complete program information available from ASIS, 8720
Georgia Avenue, Suite 501,  Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-0900 Fax: (301) 495-0810
Internet: asis@cni.org
 
--
Richard Hill
Executive Director, American Society for Information Science
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 501
Silver Spring, MD  20910
(301) 495-0900          FAX: (301) 495-0810
rhill@cni.org
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Date:         Tue, 4 Apr 1995 12:38:41 EDT
Reply-To:     Eric Crump 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Eric Crump 
Subject:      Re: RhetNet
 
At 10:01 AM 4/3/95, Jan Adlington wrote:
>        I trust your contributors will obtain permission from each person
>they quote, before reproducing usenet or mailing-list posts in this forum.
>        And that researchers will inform the occupants of the MOOs that
>their interactions are being recorded.
 
Yes. That's how we've handled republished net/texts to date. And that's the
kind of practice we'd like to encourage. Seems to me that it's a natural
component of community peer review and of ex post facto editing. Because
these texts emerge from conversations generated by online communities, we
expect that the folks who compile them will show appropriate respect to
their colleagues.
 
--Eric Crump
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Date:         Tue, 4 Apr 1995 12:39:18 EDT
Reply-To:     ebarnas@ravenpress.com
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         ebarnas@ravenpress.com
 
     I would like to submit the following announcement which may be of
     interest to your readers on behalf of the SSP. Thanks for your
     consideration.
 
     Ed Barnas, _qua_ Editor, _Scholarly Publishing Today_ Official
     publication of the Society fro Scholarly Publishing
     sptoday@novalink.com
     (also ebarnas@ravenpress.com)
 
     TEXT OF ANNOUNCEMENT
     -----------------------------------
     You are invited to
     The Society for Scholarly Publishing
     ANNUAL MEETING - Managing Content and Technology: What's New, What's
     Working, What's Not"
     May 17 to May 19, 1995 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge BOSTON
     ------------------------------------
     Join publishers, scholars, and librarians in a series of practical,
     honest, lively discussions on scholarly publishing in today's
     environment.
     This year's Boston meeting will feature presentations, workshops, and
     case studies on adding value to digital content, fair use and
     electronic media, establishing a presence on the World Wide Web,
     document delivery, pricing models, and electronic subscriptions, among
     other topics.
     For more information, please contact SSP, 10200 West 44th Ave., Suite
     304, Wheat Ridge, CO  80033.
     e-mail:5686814@MCIMAIL.COM
     Telephone: 303-422-3914
     Fax: 303-422-8894
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Date:         Tue, 4 Apr 1995 12:39:45 EDT
Reply-To:     Eric Crump 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Eric Crump 
Subject:      Re: RHNet
 
At 6:13 PM 4/1/95, Jan Adlington wrote:
>        I trust your contributors will obtain permission from each person
>they quote, before reproducing usenet or mailing-list posts in this forum.
>        And that researchers will inform the occupants of the MOOs that
>their interactions are being recorded.
>        Any less is a violation of both netiquette and common courtesy.
>(No comment on copyright)
>
Jan,
 
I might be misreading your note, but I get the impression from your tone
(the assertion, "I trust..." rather than an inquiry, "Will your
contributors...") there's an underlying warning here, as if you are
starting from the assumption that we would cavalierly disregard courtesy
and need to be set straight. Did you mean to imply that message? If so, did
the call for participation that I posted somehow give you the impression
that we would *not* seek permission first? I know it's not explicitly
stated, but it seems to me the omission allows for any number of
conclusions, not necessarily the one you *seem* to have arrived at.
 
Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive. It's been a rough week at the old
innovation factory here. Lots of challenges and resistence from unlikely
sources. May have me on my guard more than I need to be.
 
Anyway, I just wanted to check & make sure the call isn't giving off the
wrong signals.
 
--Eric
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Date:         Wed, 5 Apr 1995 09:43:29 EDT
Reply-To:     Matthew David Franz 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Matthew David Franz 
Subject:      CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (New E-JOURNAL)
 
 
 
*************************** CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ***************************
 
(Apologies in advance for multiple/cross-posts)
 
GRUENE STREET: An Internet journal of poetry and prose invites submissions
of prose (750-3500 words) and poetry (under 60 lines) for its premiere
issue to appear late Summer/early Fall 1995.  The editors of GRUENE STREET
seek to provide an outlet for high-quality work that merits a
sophisticated on-line audience, hoping to publish writing that at least
*aspires* to the quality of work that appears in literary journals such as
_Kansas Quarterly_, _Cimmaron Review_, _Prairie Schooner_, etc.--providing an
alternative to the 'zines and zine-like publications that seem to
dominate the net.
 
GRUENE STREET accepts multiple and simultaneous submissions as well as
previously-published work.
 
                **** Submission Guidelines in Brief ****
FICTION  no obvious genre-fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, romance, etc.)  Excerpted
         novels OK.  See poetry.
 
POETRY   no real form/content limitations (except length).  Please,  no
         *gratuitous* sex/violence with no other purpose but shock value--if
         your attempting some sort of poetic rendition of Oliver Stone's
         open to almost anything if it's well done.
 
ESSAYS   open to a variety subjects that might be of interest to a
         general/academic audience including education (i.e. critical
         pedagogy, reform), literary and cultural studies, non-sectarian
         political perspectives, liberation theology, postmodern/postcolonial
         as long as it is somewhat accessible and not caught up in its own
         cleverness, has *something* to say etc.++
 
++ we have a particular interest in publishing well-written essays
(including analytical book reviews) and anticipate receiving far more
fiction/poetry than non-fiction--so if in doubt, give us a try.
 
SUBMIT manuscripts via e-mail to editors at  in
ASCII text or HTML format.  If your work is already somewhere on the WWW
(such as your home page) send your URL. For more detailed info contact
the editors at AFF@TENET.EDU  or check out our home page on the World Wide Web.
 
 
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|    Gruene Street: an Internet journal of poetry and prose     |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|  SEND SUBMSSIONS to AFF@TENET.EDU.  For more information      |
|  contact the editors at email: AFF@TENET.EDU or our WWW site  |
|  http://www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/hpp/gruene.html   |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
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Date:         Thu, 6 Apr 1995 09:15:32 EDT
Reply-To:     Schryburt Denis 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
Comments:     RFC822 error:  TO field duplicated. Last occurrence was
              retained.
From:         Schryburt Denis 
Subject:      Press Release 95-03 / Communique de presse 95-03
 
 
La version anglaise est suivie de la version francaise.
 
FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 5 AT 10:30 A.M.
                                               95-03
 
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF CANADA LAUNCHES ELECTRONIC DEMONSTRATION
PROJECT ON CANADIAN CONFEDERATION
 
Ottawa, April 5, 1995   National Librarian Marianne Scott today
announced at a press conference in Sutherland s River, Nova
Scotia, that the National Library of Canada will play an active
role in the creation of an  electronic library  by initiating
efforts to digitize Canadian material and make it available on
the Information Highway.
 
Dr. Scott made the announcement at the press conference marking
the launch of a demonstration project involving both the National
Library of Canada and the Library of Congress.  Two schools,
 East Pictou Rural High School in Sutherland s River, Nova Scotia
and Hammond Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia, will
participate in a week-long demonstration of the project by
accessing information on Canada s Confederation and the U.S.
Civil War through Internet links to both libraries.
 
The project is based on the idea of using the Internet to provide
wider and more immediate accessibility of information.  Dr. Scott
explains:  This project allows us to share the resources of the
National Library with a greater audience and to promote the study
and appreciation of Canada s published heritage.   The National
Library s long-term objective is to provide electronic access to
a much greater volume of Canadian material, both in Canada and
around the world.
 
The Stentor Alliance, represented by Mr. Colin Latham, President
and CEO, Maritime Telephone & Telegraph (MT&T), made a commitment
of $450 000 to the Friends of the National Library.  Accepting on
their behalf, Dr. Scott said:   We are grateful to the members of
the Stentor Alliance for their contribution.  We hope that this
is the first of many corporate contributions that will support
the National Library s efforts to promote and increase Canadian
content on the Information Highway.
 
Dr. Scott was joined at the launch by the Honourable John Savage,
Premier of Nova Scotia; Mr. Colin Latham, President and CEO,
MT&T; and Mr. Alex Burney, Manager, Canadian Business
Development.  Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Congress; Ms.
Linda Roberts, US Secretary of Education; Mr. Derek Burney,
Chairman, Bell Canada International; Mr. Glenn Jones, CEO, Jones
Intercable and Mr. Decker Anstrom, President, American Cable
Association also participated in the launch in Alexandria,
Virginia, Toronto and New York via satellite links.
 
                                      - 30 -
 
Information:      Natalie Lavigne, Media Relations Officer, National Library
of Canada
Tel.: (613) 996-7375
Fax: (613) 943-2343
Internet: natalie.lavigne@nlc-bnc.ca
 
*****
 
POUR DIFFUSION LE 5 AVRIL A 10 H 30
                                             95-03
 
LA BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DU CANADA LANCE UN PROJET DE
DEMONSTRATION ELECTRONIQUE SUR LA CONFEDERATION CANADIENNE
 
Ottawa, le 5 avril 1995   L administrateur general de la
Bibliotheque nationale du Canada, Marianne Scott, a annonce
aujourd hui, lors d une conference de presse a Sutherland s
River, en Nouvelle-Ecosse, que la Bibliotheque nationale jouera
un role dynamique dans la mise sur pied d une  en appuyant la numerisation de documents canadiens
et en les rendant accessibles sur l autoroute de l information.
 
Mme Scott a annonce la nouvelle lors d une conference de presse
marquant le lancement d un projet de demonstration auquel
participent la Bibliotheque nationale du Canada et la Library of
Congress.  Deux ecoles, soit East Pictou Rural High School, en
Nouvelle-Ecosse, et Hammond Middle School, a Alexandria, en
Virginie, prendront part a la demonstration durant toute une
semaine en accedant a de l information sur la confederation
canadienne ainsi que sur la guerre civile americaine par le biais
des connexions Internet existantes dans les deux etablissements.
 
Le projet s inspire de l idee d utiliser l Internet pour offrir
une information plus vaste et plus immediate. , explique Mme
Scott.  L objectif a long terme de la Bibliotheque nationale est
d offrir l acces electronique a plus de documents canadiens,
autant au Canada qu a travers le monde.
 
L Alliance Stentor, representee par M. Colin Latham, president et
directeur general, Maritime Telephone and Telegraph (MT&T), s est
engage a fournir 450 000 $ aux Amis de la Bibliotheque nationale
a l appui de ce projet .  En l acceptant en leur nom,  MmeScott a
ajoute : 
 
Etaient egalement presents au lancement du projet, l honorable
John Savage, premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, M. Colin
Latham, president et directeur general, MT&T, et M. Alex Burney,
gestionnaire du Canadian Business Development.  M. James
Billington, le directeur general de la Library of Congress, Mme
Linda Roberts, du US Secretary of Education, M. Derek Burney,
directeur general de Bell Canada international, M. Glenn Jones,
directeur general de Jones Intercable et M. Decker Anstrom,
president de l American Cable Association participaient a la
conference de presse a partir d Alexandria, en Virginie, ainsi
que de Toronto et de New York grace aux communications par
satellites.
 
                                                   - 30 -
 
Pour plus de renseignements: Natalie Lavigne, Agente des relations avec les
medias,
Bibliotheque nationale du Canada,
Telephone: (613) 996-7375
Telecopieur: (613) 943-2343
Internet: natalie.lavigne@nlc-bnc.ca
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Date:         Thu, 6 Apr 1995 09:18:52 EDT
Reply-To:     Fytton Rowland 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Fytton Rowland 
Subject:      Paper journal subsidizing electronic??
 
The following message came off another list (BI-L, the bibliographic
instruction one) but it seems to me that it merits some discussion here.
 
It's about a bibliographic publication rather than a primary journal,
but the upshot of it is that because sales of their paper version are
falling they are discontinuing online access via OCLC FirstSearch.
(Admittedly, CD-ROM continues to be available.)
 
This seems to me to be entirely backwards!   If the paper version is dying,
surely you discontinue it, not the electronic version.  And as for the paper
version subsidizing the electronic -- that may be so in the very short term,
simply taking into account the income side of the accounts.  But what about
the costs side?  Presumably the database exists internally at the
publishers, and the paper version is printed from it.  So if you didn't
print it, you'd still have the database there, available for you to provide
online access to it, but you'd save all the costs of paper, printing and
distribution associated with a printed publication.
 
I'd be interested to hear views of members of this list about this
situation, and whether any similar argument might be advanced about primary
publications by any publishers.                              Fytton Rowland.
 
          "This might best be considered an unconfirmed rumor, but anyway, a
          colleague of mine was at MLA headquarters last week and  he says
          that the MLA Bibliography may not be on Firstsearch much longer.
          From what he heard, the only database version will be  the CD-ROM
          from SilverPlatter (covering from  1963 forward).   Part  of  the
          problem, apparently, is  that sales  of  the paper copy subsidize
          the production of  the database version; and  the paper sales are
          dropping off  too  much  to continue the  status  quo.   So,  for
          whatever it's worth, there may be unintended consequences when so
          many of us cancel the paper subscriptions.
 
          Tom Mann
          Library of Congress
          mann@mail.loc.gov"
 
Fytton Rowland, Research Fellow,                    Phone +44 (0)1509 223057
Department of Information and Library Studies,      Fax   +44 (0)1509 223053
Loughborough University of Technology,              Internet:
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK           J.F.Rowland@lut.ac.uk
 
WWW: http://info.lut.ac.uk/departments/dils/staff/frowland.html
 
"There isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going"
                                         (Edna St Vincent Millay)
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Date:         Thu, 6 Apr 1995 16:59:57 EDT
Reply-To:     GSLIS Publications Office 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         GSLIS Publications Office 
Subject:      Position Announcement
 
 
Cross-posted to:  etextctr, jesse, slajobs, vpiej-l, and asis-l.  Please
feel free to forward to any other interested groups or individuals.
 
 
                  ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN FOR PUBLICATIONS
            Graduate School of Library and Information Science
                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
As team leader of a publishing office with an educational mission, the
Assistant to the Dean for Publications is responsible for providing
educational and experimental opportunities for students and faculty in
implementing new visions of electronic publishing and pushing forward the
frontiers of that realm while balancing the inherent duties and
responsibilities of managing a working publications office.  Thus the
incumbent of this position should be a creative person of vision and
aptitude, who works well with students in collaborative situations and is
a problem-solver.  The position is academic-professional, 100% time.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
The Assistant to the Dean for Publications has fiscal, managerial, and
marketing responsibility for the work of the GSLIS Publications Office.
The GSLIS publications program includes a quarterly scholarly journal,
Library Trends; an occasional paper series; annual conference proceedings;
monographs; and various special projects.  Minimum requirements are a
master's degree as well as a strong managerial background, including basic
accounting, budgeting, purchasing, project planning, personnel management,
promotion and marketing skills.  Knowledge of the publications process,
electronic publishing, markup languages, the management of Internet
information services, and an astute awareness of the issues involved with
electronic publishing, including standards and protocols, intellectual
property, security and integrity of documents, document delivery, and user
concerns, are required.
 
Fiscal responsibilities include purchasing decisions, financial management
of accounts and the accounting process, and decisions for work contracted
out. This includes creation of the office budget, supervision of sales,
inventory, orders processing, and cash receipts; reporting of employee
payroll, purchasing, and contractual arrangements of printing and
services.  Managerial responsibilities include establishing priorities for
scheduling, work flow, and editorial priorities.  Marketing and promotion
responsibilities include those efforts related to enhancing the
subscriptions, sales, and reputation of the Publications Office.
 
This position requires familiarity with the publishing process, both print
and digital - editing, scheduling, design, production, output; budgeting
and accounting practices - particularly as they pertain to publishing, as
well as those employed by the University of Illinois; marketing skills,
and supervisory experience.
 
The position is available July 17, 1995.  Preference will be given to
applications received by May 1, 1995.
 
Send letter of application, vita and names, addresses and telephone
numbers of three references to:
 
                           Leigh Estabrook, Dean
            Graduate School of Library and Information Science
                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                           501 E. Daniel Street
                        Champaign, Illinois  61820
                              (217) 333-3281
 
The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
 
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Date:         Fri, 7 Apr 1995 09:57:34 EDT
Reply-To:     JSLaCerte@aol.com
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         "Jennifer S. LaCerte" 
Subject:      Re: Paper journal subsidizing
 
On April 6, J.F.Rowland wrote:
 
>This seems to me to be entirely backwards!   If the paper version is dying,
surely you discontinue it, not the electronic version.  And as for the paper
version subsidizing the electronic -- that may be so in the very short term,
simply taking into account the income side of the accounts.  But what about
the costs side? Presumably the database exists internally at the
publishers, and the paper version is printed from it.  So if you didn't
print it, you'd still have the database there, available for you to provide
online access to it, but you'd save all the costs of paper, printing and
distribution associated with a printed publication.<
 
My impression is that even saving all the paper, printing and distribution
costs will not help if you are not getting any income from the electronic
version.
 
I just came from a conference (attended by publishers) discussing on-line
publishing. The consensus seemed to be that current on-line ventures are
investments in the future--somewhat speculative investments at that.
Even the most visible consumer publishers are guessing...i.e. guessing with
a lot of $ to guess with.
 
If a publisher does not have the $ to make the investment, staying with
paper may seem like a step backwards, but it is probably a safe step.
 
Other thoughts/experiences?
 
Jennifer LaCerte
JSLaCerte@aol.com
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Date:         Fri, 7 Apr 1995 10:10:26 EDT
Reply-To:     James Powell 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         James Powell 
Subject:      JITE
 
        The Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, a refereed print journal
that has been published for more than twenty five years, is now accessible as
an electronic journal in addition to its print version.
 
        Access to the electronic version of the journal is now available free
of charge via the World Wide Web. Already, interested persons may receive the
last two issues of the journal by accessing the JITE home page and plans are to
make all future issues available electronically, as well.
 
        The Journal of Industrial Teacher Education is issued four times
annually by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher
Educators. Published manuscripts are high-quality guest articles, refereed
articles, "At Issue" essays, "Comments," reviews of books/media and computer
hardware and software in an "Under Review" section, and special feature issues
that report scholarly inquiry and commentary broadly related to industrial and
technical teacher education, military training, and industrial training. A
"Journal Feedback" section also reports results of evaluations of the Journal.
The journal is being made available in its electronic form by the Scholarly
Communications Project of Virginia Tech.
 
        The fee for regular yearly membership in NAITTE is $30 for U. S. and
$40 for foreign. Student membership is $15 per year. Student membership
applications must contain signatures of department chairpersons from the
studentUs institution. The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30. To
receive services listed for a full membership year, membership applications
must be received by September 5.  All membership applications received after
January 1 will cause membership services to begin on the following July 1.
 
        To access the electronic journal, a user must have access to the
Internet and a computer with a World Wide Web browser such as Mosaic, Netscape
or Lynx installed.  When supplied with the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for
the Scholarly Communications Project, a list of Project publications is
displayed which includes the JITE.  Articles and issues may be browsed or
searched from the JITE page.  The Scholarly Communications Project URL is
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/.
 
---
James Powell - Library Automation, University Libraries, VPI&SU
               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:         Mon, 10 Apr 1995 08:08:02 EDT
Reply-To:     Christine Irizarry 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Christine Irizarry 
Subject:      Re: Paper journal subsidizing
In-Reply-To:  <950407000005_74719181@aol.com>
 
A comment on what's backward and avant-garde in this business:
 
Isn't so that paper and online versions are the visible interfaces
of files kept somewhere, in someone's office or data warehouse, and that
it is likely that those files are in some sort of wordprocessing or
database format that can be magically transformed into anything:
paper, digital formats...
 
Presumably, if the files are built neatly and their integrity preserved,
they can be turned into paper or digital formats on demand at any time. I
seriously doubt that we're talking here about going back to paper all the
way, to typewriter and erasers and scissors. The whole operation does
rest on an electronic file of one type or another, I hope!!!
 
/ Christine
On Fri, 7 Apr 1995, Jennifer S. LaCerte wrote:
 
> On April 6, J.F.Rowland wrote:
>
> >This seems to me to be entirely backwards!   If the paper version is dying,
> surely you discontinue it, not the electronic version.  And as for the paper
> version subsidizing the electronic -- that may be so in the very short term,
> simply taking into account the income side of the accounts.  But what about
> the costs side? Presumably the database exists internally at the
> publishers, and the paper version is printed from it.  So if you didn't
> print it, you'd still have the database there, available for you to provide
> online access to it, but you'd save all the costs of paper, printing and
> distribution associated with a printed publication.<
>
> My impression is that even saving all the paper, printing and distribution
> costs will not help if you are not getting any income from the electronic
> version.
>
> I just came from a conference (attended by publishers) discussing on-line
> publishing. The consensus seemed to be that current on-line ventures are
> investments in the future--somewhat speculative investments at that.
> Even the most visible consumer publishers are guessing...i.e. guessing with
> a lot of $ to guess with.
>
> If a publisher does not have the $ to make the investment, staying with
> paper may seem like a step backwards, but it is probably a safe step.
>
> Other thoughts/experiences?
>
> Jennifer LaCerte
> JSLaCerte@aol.com
>
>
>
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Date:         Mon, 10 Apr 1995 08:08:15 EDT
Reply-To:     Mike O'Donnell 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Mike O'Donnell 
Subject:      Re: Paper journal subsidizing
In-Reply-To:  Your message of Fri, 07 Apr 1995 09:57:34 -0400.
              <950407000005_74719181@aol.com>
 
 
> If a publisher does not have the $ to make the investment, staying with
> paper may seem like a step backwards, but it is probably a safe step.
 
> Other thoughts/experiences?
 
> Jennifer LaCerte
> JSLaCerte@aol.com
 
I think that the recent financial failures of the Encyclopedia Brittanica
demonstrate pretty well that, in a period of rapid and radical change, steps
chosen for the appearance of safety are the most deadly of all. The notion
that a conventional printed journal will continue to succeed is one of the
most speculative that I have heard.
 
Mike O'Donnell
University of Chicago
Managing Editor for the Chicago Journal of Theoretical Computer Science
 
P.S. CJTCS is published on the WWWeb by MIT Press, which intends to make
some money from it, as well as serving the scholarly community and
speculating on the future.
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Date:         Mon, 10 Apr 1995 08:08:30 EDT
Reply-To:     smw@garnet.berkeley.edu
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Sandra Whisler 
Subject:      Re: Paper journal subsidizing
In-Reply-To:  <950407000005_74719181@aol.com>
 
I want to confirm Jennifer LaCerte's comments about the relative costs of
paper and electronic publishing.  Here at the University of California
Press, approximately 70% of the total costs of publishing are
pre-print/bind/distribution costs.  These costs must be covered, whether
with an electronic or a paper edition and remain the same whether ten or
ten-thousand copies are sold.  We are less sure yet what the costs unique
to electronic publishing are, but there obviously are some.  Even
discounting the substantial time investment necessary in an R&D mode, it
will clearly take the time of skilled staff and continual
hardware/software upgrades and investments to maintain a fullscale
electronic publishing operation.
 
Sandra Whisler
Assistant Director for Electronic Publishing
University of California Press
smw@garnet.berkeley.edu
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Date:         Mon, 10 Apr 1995 08:09:08 EDT
Reply-To:     Sharp Review 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Sharp Review 
Subject:      Katharine Sharp Review - 2nd Call for Papers
 
 
 
                        Call For Papers
                         (Second Call)
                   The Katharine Sharp Review
 
(This information can also be found at http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~review)
 
The Katharine Sharp Review, the peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to
student scholarship and research within the interdisciplinary scope of
library and information science is now accepting submissions for its
premiere issue, due to be released in Summer 1995.
 
 
                            Purpose
 
The Katharine Sharp Review exists as a journal to present articles by
student authors who are concerned with topics relevant to library and
information science and can consist of work that has been both prepared for
coursework and through independent study.  Recognizing the breadth that
library and information science encompasses, submissions may cover a
wide variety of topics in the field, and be represented in many forms:
research findings and their application, analysis of policies and
practices within the industry, thematic textual review, to name but a few.
 
                        Call for Papers
 
All submissions should be received by Friday, May 15, 1995.
 
Although it is not required for submission, we would appreciate an
abstract (of 150-200 words) or indication of intention to submit.
Submitted articles must be accompanied by an abstract of no more
than 200 words.
 
 
                        Preparation of Manuscripts
 
I. All manuscripts must be received in machine readable form.
This can be in one of two ways:
 
As an ASCII text file submitted via e-mail to: sharp-review@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu
                                    OR
Contained on a 3.5" computer disk, formatted for IBM or compatible.
We can accept disks produced with a number of various word processing
packages and any files that have been converted to ASCII format. Please
provide the name and version of the word processing package used. Disks
can be mailed to:
                        Kevin Ward, The Katharine Sharp Review
                        Publications Office
                        Graduate School of Library and Information Science
                        501 E. Daniel Street
                        Champaign, IL 61820-6211
 
 
II. Figures, diagrams, and other graphical forms must also be provided in
electronic format. This can be in any of the standard graphic formats
(.gif, .jpg, etc.).  If you have any questions regarding this
requirement, please e-mail the Review.
 
                        Editorial Guidelines for Authors
 
III. Use a recognized standard form and style, preferably according to the
Chicago Style Manual (14th Edition).
 
IV. If submitting in ASCII format, please use underscoring to indicate
italics and asterix to indicate bold face.  This will allow for more
accurate formatting upon receipt.
 
V. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, if at all.
 
VI. If citing from a journal that is found in electronic format, please
include its site address (i.e. ftp, gopher, etc.)
 
VII. Copyright: The Katharine Sharp Review will not hold copyright
permissions for any published article but does reserve the right to grant
reprint permissions to non-profit organizations.  The submission of any
article to the Review is done so in agreement with this provision.
 
 
                        Correspondence
 
All submissions and correspondence regarding The Katharine Sharp Review
should be directed to the editor, Kevin Ward.  Receipt of all articles
will be acknowledged and authors contacted upon acceptance of their
contribution.
 
Any questions or comments?  Please direct them to The Katharine Sharp
Review (sharp-review@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu).
 
For more information regarding the review, please visit our homepage at:
 
http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~review
 
                  +                                    +
                                Kevin Ward
                                  Editor
                        The Katharine Sharp Review
                     sharp-review@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu
                    http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~review
 
                  +                                    +
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Date:         Tue, 11 Apr 1995 10:29:21 EDT
Reply-To:     James O'Donnell 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         James O'Donnell 
Subject:      the 70% solution?
 
Publishers quote numbers approximating 70% for the residue of fixed costs
left to be coped with even if costs of printing/binding/distribution at 0
with such regularity as to give pause.  Let me point out that this
assumes that we imagine an e-publishing world in which the artifacts are
essentially identical in size, shape, and construction to the ones now
distributed on paper; and that assumes that authors and readers are so
attached to those forms as to be unlikely to consider others.  That
rigidity strikes me as unlikely, and certainly opens an opportunity for
the academic publisher able to rethink costs and processes at every level.
        Consider an analogy to airlines.  Costs of flight have not
increased to match inflation over the last twenty years, though it is a
fuel-dependent business.  Among reasons are:  (1) cost savings from
universalization of technology; (2) astute restructuring to optimize the
match between costs and services (shift to hub/spoke routing accompanied
by increasing reliance on puddle-jumper carriers to handle the short
routes); (3) cunning pricing to maximize access by purchasers of all
economic levels (Saturday-night stays, charter flights, advance purchase
requirements, computerized load-balancing to optimize mix of cheap seats
and expensive seats on one plane); and (4) cut-throat competition from
threshhold carriers who provide fewer services and greater convenience at
killer prices.  One notable result of this:  the traditional,
full-featured carrier hovers constantly on the edge of financial ruin.
        Publishing, by comparison, has a limited government-sponsored
monopoly on "routes" -- if you want Smedley's book on Constantine
Porphyrogenitus, you have to get it from one supplier.  But with
journals, the situation is not so protected:  the essential customer for
the publisher of a journal is not the reader but the author, and authors
have a lot of discretion where to go to get optimum distribution and
prestige.  My point is that if you assume that your 70% number is graven
in stone, Valu-Pub or America Pubwest is going to loom up pretty soon and
by the time you get to the lunchroom your brown bag is going to be
curiously empty.
 
Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn
jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
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Date:         Tue, 11 Apr 1995 10:29:53 EDT
Reply-To:     "Efthimis N. Efthimiadis" 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         "Efthimis N. Efthimiadis" 
Subject:      SIGIR-95: Revised Prelim. Program
 
                        revised April 3, 1995
                 ---------------------------------------
 
                               SIGIR  '95
 
                      18th International Conference
                       on Research and Development
                        in Information Retrieval
 
                 ---------------------------------------
 
                           PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
 
                            Seattle, WA, USA
                        July 9  -  July 13,  1995
 
               Sponsored by ACM SIGIR in cooperation with
                              DD (Denmark)
                          CEPIS-EIRSG (Europe)
                              GI (Germany)
                            AICA-GLIR (Italy)
                              IPSJ (Japan)
                              BCS-IRSG (UK)
 
-------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE:  What follows is an abbreviated version of the
conference program and registration information.  FULL
information, including descriptions of tutorials and workshops
and all technical sessions, is available via anonymous ftp
from: ftp.u.washington.edu (\public\sigir95\program) or via
WWW at URL: http://info.sigir.acm.org/sigir/conferences/
SIGIR_95_adv.pgm.txt; or contact sigir95@u.washington.edu to
request a copy of the program by mail.
--------------------------------------------------------------
 
SIGIR'95 is an international research conference on
information retrieval theory, systems, practice and
applications. IR groups within the computing societies of
Denmark, Europe, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom
are cooperating sponsors. The conference will be valuable to
those interested in the theory of information retrieval as
well as those responsible for system design, testing and
evaluation.  Topics include distributed IR and the Internet,
efficiency techniques, text summarization, natural language
processing, fusion strategies, user studies, search
interfaces, and education in IR. Attendees will learn about
the underlying foundations for the emerging Global Information
Infrastructure, which depends upon searching, browsing,
publishing, indexing and other processing of text and
multimedia information collections.
 
Six pre-conference tutorials will cover both beginning and
advanced topics. The main program consists of 40 contributed
papers as well as two panel discussions, poster sessions, and
demonstrations.  The conference will be followed by five
post-conference research workshops on topics of great current
and general interest: visual information retrieval interfaces;
Z39.50; IR and databases; curriculum development for IR; and
automatic construction of hypermedia.
 
            ----------------------------------------
 
                    SIGIR'95 PROGRAM SYNOPSIS
 
            ----------------------------------------
 
 
SATURDAY July 8
          A tour to Mount Rainier
 
SUNDAY July 9
     Tutorials:
          Introduction to Information Retrieval (Peter Willett
             and Peter Ingwersen)
          Query-Document Symmetry and Duality  (Stephen
             Robertson)
          What Differences Are Significant?  Statistical
             Analysis of IR Tests  (Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, James
             Blustein, Paul Kantor)
          Evaluation of IR Systems (William Hersh, Micheline
             Hancock-Beaulieu)
          Designing Information for the Computer Screen (Paul
             Kahn)
          Data Fusion in IR (Paul Kantor)
     Welcome reception
 
MONDAY July 10
     Newcomers breakfast
     Opening session (Chair: Raya Fidel)
          Opening remarks: Edward Fox
          Keynote address: Terry Winograd
     Six sessions of contributed papers:
          Distributed IR and the Internet (Chair: Paul
          Lindner)
          Efficiency Techniques (Chair: Peter Willett)
          Advanced Systems (Chair: IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg)
          Text Summarization (Chair: Karen Sparck-Jones)
          Integrating Structured and Unstructured Information
          (Chair: E. J. Yannakoudakis)
          Natural Language Processing (Chair: Haruo Kimoto)
     Poster session and demonstrations
     Evening reception
 
TUESDAY July 11
     Keynote address: Tefko Saracevic
     Panel session: Funding for IR Research
     (Chair: Efthimis Efthimiadis)
     Five sessions of contributed papers
          User Studies (Chair: Phil Smith)
          Fusion Strategies (Chair: Richard Tong)
          Search Interfaces (Chair: Maristella Agosti)
          Cognition and Association (Chair: Rik Belew)
          Automatic Classification (Chair: Ray Larson)
     Banquet at Microsoft campus
 
WEDNESDAY July 12
     Panel session:  Education for IR (Chair: Kazem Taghva)
     Four sessions of contributed papers
          Text Categorization (Chair: Elizabeth D. Liddy)
          Retrieval Logic (Chair: Fabrizio Sebastiani)
          Term Statistics (Chair: Donna Harman)
          Feedback Methods (Chair: Howard Turtle)
     ACM Sigir Annual General Meeting
     A tour and dinner at Tillicum Village
 
THURSDAY July 13
     Post-conference research workshops:
          VIRI:  Visual Information Retrieval Interfaces
          Z39.50 and the IR Research Community
          Information Retrieval and Databases
          Curriculum Development in Computer Information
          Science
          IR and Automatic Construction of Hypermedia
     A tour to the University of Washington
 
FRIDAY July 14
     A tour to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
 
            --------------------------------------
 
                    CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
 
            ---------------------------------------
 
 
Conference Chair:
Raya Fidel  Graduate School of
Library and Information Science, FM-30, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
 
Program Chairs:
(N and S America, Asia):
Edward A. Fox  Department of Computer
Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106, USA.
 
(Europe, Africa, Australia):
Peter Ingwersen  Royal School of
Librarianship, Birketinget 6, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.
 
 
            ---------------------------------------
 
                     SIGIR'95  IN SEATTLE
 
            ---------------------------------------
 
CONFERENCE  HOTEL
 
All sessions will be held at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel &
Towers, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.  The hotel
offered a special conference rate:
 
     Single occupancy              $119.00
     Double occupancy              $139.00
     Additional person             $ 25.00
                    Room tax is 15.2%
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-204-6100 (or
1-206-621-9000) within the U.S., or by faxing a request for
reservation to 1-206-621-8441.  Reservation should be made by
June 17 for the ACM/SIGIR'95 group rate.  Reservations made
after the deadline are subject to availability and may be
billed at a higher rate.  Cancellations made less than 48
hours prior to arrival will incur a charge for one night's
lodging.  Reservations need to be guaranteed by sending a
first night's deposit or by a credit card.
 
AIR TRAVEL TO SEATTLE
 
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is served by most major
international airlines.  Bus transportation and taxi service
from the airport to the Seattle Sheraton are readily
available.
 
SIGIR'95 has secured a special discount agreement with United
Airlines unavailable to the general public.  An additional 5%
discount off the lowest applicable fare for domestic flights
will be offered when you or your travel agent call
1-800-521-4041 and refer to the Meeting ID Number 590TR.  A
10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fares is
available when purchased 7 days in advance.  The same
discounts apply on "Shuttle by United."  Reservations clerks
are on duty 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST.  These
convention discounts are valid between July 6 and July 16,
1995.
 
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT
 
Readily available taxi service to the Seattle Sheraton costs
approximately $30.00.  Gray Line Airport shuttle costs $7.00
one way and $12.00 round-trip.  The shuttle departs from the
north and south end of the Baggage Claim level, approximately
every 15 minutes, from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily.
 
 
            ---------------------------------------
 
               SIGIR'95 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
            ---------------------------------------
 
REGISTRATION  FEES
 
Conference                    Before May 29  After May 29
 
ACM or SIGIR Members                 $275.00    $325.00
 
Non Members (*)                      $330.00    $380.00
 
Full Time Student                    $110.00    $150.00
 
One Day Registration                 $125.00    $150.00
___________________________________________________________
 
Tutorials
 
ACM Members          One tutorial    $150.00    $225.00
                     Two tutorials   $250.00    $440.00
 
Non Members          One tutorial    $200.00    $275.00
                     Two  Tutorials  $350.00    $500.00
 
Full Time Student    One tutorial    $100.00    $150.00
                     Two tutorials   $150.00    $250.00
____________________________________________________________
 
Workshops                            $ 45.00    $ 55.00
____________________________________________________________
 
Additional Banquet Ticket            $ 50.00    $ 50.00
____________________________________________________________
 
Student Banquet Ticket               $ 25.00    $ 25.00
____________________________________________________________
 
Mount Rainier Tour                   $ 48.00    $ 48.00
____________________________________________________________
 
Tillicum Village Tour and Dinner     $ 52.00    $ 52.00
____________________________________________________________
 
Victoria, BC Tour                    $ 98.00    $ 98.00
____________________________________________________________
 
(*)  You may join ACM and/or SIGIR now and receive the member
registration rate.  This will reduce your registration fee and
make you a member for a year.  Just add in the appropriate
membership dues on the SIGIR'95 Registration Form
_____________________________________________________________
 
Membership Dues
 
ACM members:
     To add SIGIR to membership                 $ 20.00
Non members:
     To join ACM only (as an associate member)  $ 82.00
     To join SIGIR only                         $ 65.00
     To join both ACM and SIGIR                 $102.00
Students:
     To join ACM only                           $ 25.00
     To join both ACM and SIGIR                 $ 35.00
 
 
REGISTRATION  INFORMATION
 
 
--   Full Conference Registration (ACM Members, SIGIR members
     or Non Members) includes attendance at all technical
     sessions, proceedings, conference banquet, lunch at the
     SIGIR Annual General Meeting, and two receptions.
     Student registration does not include the conference
     banquet.  Additional banquet tickets are available for
     $50.00.  A limited number of banquet tickets are
     available to full-time student attendees for $25.00.
     Additional copies of the proceedings and the tutorial
     notes will be on sale at the conference.
 
--   Conference registration does not include tours.
 
--   Conference registration does not include participation in
     tutorials or workshops.
 
--   The ACM member rate is available to members of ACM,
     SIGIR, and the European and Japanese co-operating
     societies.  The student rate is available to full-time
     students only.
 
--   All payments must be made in U.S. funds or charged to
     Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
 
--   No refunds for cancellations after June 9.  A $25.00
     handling fee will be charged for cancellations received
     before June 9.
 
--   Hotel reservations should be made directly with the
     Seattle Sheraton Hotel & Towers.  Details are provided
     above.
 
 
 
Cut here:
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Date:         Tue, 11 Apr 1995 10:30:23 EDT
Reply-To:     "Dr. Bob Jansen" 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         "Dr. Bob Jansen" 
Subject:      Re: Paper journal subsidizing
 
Christine Irizarry  wrote
 
>A comment on what's backward and avant-garde in this business:
>
>Isn't so that paper and online versions are the visible interfaces
>of files kept somewhere, in someone's office or data warehouse, and that
>it is likely that those files are in some sort of wordprocessing or
>database format that can be magically transformed into anything:
>paper, digital formats...
>
>Presumably, if the files are built neatly and their integrity preserved,
>they can be turned into paper or digital formats on demand at any time. I
>seriously doubt that we're talking here about going back to paper all the
>way, to typewriter and erasers and scissors. The whole operation does
>rest on an electronic file of one type or another, I hope!!!
>
 
I think this is the way of reconciling the various distribution media
currently being introduced. As an example, the AUstralian Government
Publishing Service is establishing such a system in it's shops around
Australia. Rather than printing thousands of copis of a particular
Government document, they instal a print-on-demand system in each shop and
as you buy a copy of a document, they printi and bind it while you wait.
Thius ist is only a small step to provide an electronic distribution from
the same database. They key here is standards, and currently this is a
problem, SGML goes some way to establishing a standard, but DTD's do
change, and so we still have some way to go. ODA probably goes further here
in recognising multiple views of a document, in theory at any rate.
 
One issue that raises it's head here is context. Each view of a document is
dependent on a context. Some contexts will be so obvious so as to seem
idiotic, I only read books and thus my context for distribution is paper.
However, other contexts do lurk and we currently have no method for dealing
with their idiosyncracies in any formal generic methop. Neither SGML nor
ODA help here for we need a method for mapping visialisation into contents,
based on a generic document representation. It's an interesting area for
research!
 
bobj
 
 
 
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Dr. Bob Jansen
Principal Research Scientist
CSIRO Division of Information Technology
Physical: Building E6B, Macquarie University Campus,
          North Ryde NSW 2113, AUSTRALIA
Postal: Locked Bag 17, North Ryde NSW 2113, AUSTRALIA
Phone:  +612 325 3100  Fax: +612 325 3101
email:  bob.jansen@syd.dit.csiro.au
URL:    http://mac145.syd.dit.csiro.au/
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Date:         Tue, 11 Apr 1995 10:30:57 EDT
Reply-To:     jeanne_moyer@VNET.IBM.COM
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Comments:     RFC822 error:  SUBJECT field duplicated. Last occurrence was
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From:         Jeanne Moyer 
Subject:      Participants needed for softcopy documentation sessions!
 
At IBM the user is our guide.  By starting with what users do and how
they do it, we are developing programs that make your job easier.
 
You can become a member of one of our product development teams by
participating in one of our upcoming focus groups to discuss softcopy
book products and processes.  Sessions will be held in late April and
mid May at the IBM site at Research Triangle Park, NC.
 
In addition, we will be conducting a variety of activities ranging from
telephone surveys to on-site visits beginning this spring and
continuing throughout the year.
 
If you are interested, and have experience using or choosing software
products for authoring, viewing, or distributing softcopy documents
such as manuals, books, technical references, or electronic books, please
answer the following questions and return to:
 
                    jeanne_moyer@vnet.ibm.com
 
You will be called in early April to further explore your interest
in participating in a focus group in April, May, or other events.
 
Your participation in any of these IBM programs is subject to IBM
approval.
 
1. Please provide the following information about yourself.
   Your Name:_______________________________________________________
   Title:___________________________________________________________
   Organization Name:_______________________________________________
   Organization Address:____________________________________________
   City:______________________________State:____________ZIP:________
   Phone:____________________________FAX:___________________________
 
2. Please mark the response(s) that most accurately describes your
   primary job function.
___ I create documents that can be read either as hardcopy or
    electronically.
___ I influence the decision to purchase software, hardware or
    services for products related to authoring, viewing and
    distribution of documents.
____I make the purchase decision for software, hardware or services
    for products related to the authoring, viewing or distribution
    of documents.
____I read softcopy documents.
 
3. Tell tell us the way(s) you typically create(author) electronic
   documents.
___ Use a wordprocessor, editor, or desktop publishing
    application.
___ Use a tagged or markup language (e.g. SGML, GML)
___ Use an HTML editor
 
4. Please indicate your interest:
___ I might be interested in the April 28th session, but need more
    information.  Please  contact me with further details.
___ I might be interested in the May 15-17th session, but need more
    information.  Please  contact me with further details.
___ I am interested, but not available in April or May.  Please
    contact me for other events.
 
Thank you for your responses.  We will be in touch with you.
 
If you have questions, please send an E-mail to either
    --> jeanne_moyer@vnet.ibm.com or
    --> thyra@vnet.ibm.com
for more information.
 
NOTE:  All Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Date:         Thu, 13 Apr 1995 09:24:52 EDT
Reply-To:     JoeLiPetri@aol.com
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         JoeLiPetri@aol.com
Subject:      Free Subscription Information
 
Micro Publishing News Launches
Northeast Edition of Newspaper
 
Micro Publishing News, the regional newspaper for electronic designers
and publishers, debuted its Northeast edition at Seybold last month. The
monthly tabloid, which has achieved phenomenal success on the West
Coast, already reaches 50,000 readers in two editions in Northern and
Southern California.
 
Published by Micro Publishing Press, the Los Angeles firm that also
publishes Digital Imaging magazine, Digital Imaging Report newsletter,
and the Seybold San Francisco Show Daily, the new Northeast edition
launched at the 1995 Seybold Seminars show at the Hynes Center in
Boston on March 29-31.
 
If you are located in the Northeast (New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island) and would like a free subscription, or if you
think your firm would be an ideal distribution site for the Northeast
edition of Micro Publishing News, write to:
 
                Micro Publishing News
                21150 Hawthorne Blvd. #104
                Torrance, CA 90503
                        Attn: Circulation Dept.
 
                        Call (310) 371-5787
     **Or send e-mail to JoeLiPetri@aol.com (include name and address).
 
For those based on the West Coast, MPN publishes Northern and
Southern California editions of the newspaper, or call to get a free
subscription to our national publication, Digital Imaging magazine.
 
The Editorial Mission
Editorial in each issue of MPN includes timely news about events in the
Northeast region, profiles of users and leading vendors of digital imaging
and printing services, and feature articles about key technologies.
 
Each issue of Micro Publishing News is also filled with practical
information about using electronic publishing products, working with
imaging/prepress service bureaus, as well as producing documents on
various types of printing systems.
 
No other publication offers users of electronic publishing products and
services in the Northeast the regionally focused editorial coverage that
MPN offers.
 
THE MARKET:
Micro Publishing News is the only publication targeted specifically at
electronic design and publishing professionals in the Northeast U.S.
 
The market for electronic publishing products and services is one of the
most vital areas of economic activity in the Northeast. The printing and
prepess market alone is over $20 billion per year, and the new fields of
electronic imaging, multimedia production, and short-run digital color
printing are poised for explosive growth in 1995 and beyond.
 
READERSHIP:
Readers of Micro Publishing News are employed at:
 
~Corporate communications departments
~Advertising agencies and art studios
~Professional and electronic publishing operations
~Digital design/photography boutiques
~Graphic arts firms and color labs
 
CIRCULATION:
Initial circulation will be 20,000 electronic design and publishing
professionals in the Northeast, with a major focus on the metropolitan
areas of New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. As is the policy with
our two West Coast editions, one-half of the total distribution will be
controlled circulation to qualified subscribers, and the other half will be
via bulk distribution at imaging service bureaus, commercial printers,
photographic color labs, design houses, desktop training facilities, as
well as at key industry trade shows and events.
 
Because Micro Publishing News is a regional publication, it offers
vendors of imaging services in the Northeast an ideal medium for
advertising.
 
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
James Cavuoto, editor and publisher
James Cavuoto is widely recognized as an authority on electronic
publishing, prepress, and digital imaging. He is the author of five books
and hundreds of articles on electronic publishing. Before founding Micro
Publishing Press in 1985, James was the editor of Lasers & Applications
magazine. He served previously as a corporate publications editor at
hughes Aircraft Co. Los Angeles.
 
Joe LiPetri, East Coast editor
Joe LiPetri is a former editor at Printing News/East. He has written
numerous articles on digital technology and its impact on the graphic
arts industry in the Northeast U.S. In his position as East Coast editor,
he will continue to focus on the electronic imaging, digital printing, and
graphic communications market in the Northeast region.
 
Stephen Beale, executive editor
Stephen Beale has over seven years experience as an editor in the
electronic publishing field. He has written numerous articles and five
books on imaging and prepress, including The Scanner Book, Linotronic
Imaging Handbook, and the GATF Guide to Desktop Publishing. An
accomplished journalist, Steve received the Newsletter Association
journalism award in 1985.
 
David Pope, editorial director
David Pope is an experienced editor in the graphics and computer
industries. He served previously as editor of Computer Graphics World
magazine and has been a member of the board of editor at Scientific
American magazine.
 
John Larish, digital photography editor
John Larish is one of the nation's foremost experts on digital
photography and electronic imaging. He is the author of several books
on the subject, including Photo CD: Quality Photos at Your Fingertips. A
former marketing executive at Eastman Kodak, he is a frequent speaker
at conferences and trade shows.
 
Don Carli, consulting editor
Don Carli is the president of Nima Hunter in New York and is an international
authority on electronic imaging and stochastic printing. He was a principal
participant of the Davis Inc. HiFi Color Project and has been a consultant to
several graphic arts manufacturers.
 
Howard (Howie) Fenton, contributing editor
Howard Fenton is an authority on electronic prepress and imaging. he is
the former editor of Pre magazine and a contributor to several graphic
arts magazines, including Printing News/East, Electronic Publishing, and
Color Publishing. He is now a senior technical consultant at GATF.
 
Jack Powers, contributing editor
Jack Powers is a recognized authority on new media and the future of
publishing. He is the founder of the Graphics Research Laboratory in
Brooklyn and is a frequent lecturer at industry events and corporate
seminars.
 
PUT US ON YOUR MAILING LIST!
The editors of Micro Publishing News want to hear from you when you or
your clients add equipment, staff, or new services. Send us your press
releases, capabilities brochures, and photographs for possible use in
upcoming articles. Each issue features profiles of local design
operations, imaging firms, and other graphic arts vendors. We are also
looking for interesting user profiles and application stories. If your
customers are doing some newsworthy jobs, please let us know.
 
        Send your press materials to:
                Editor:
                Micro Publishing News
                21150 Hawthorne Blvd. #104
                Torrance, CA 90503
                (310) 371-5787
 
You may also want to contact our East Coast editor, Joe LiPetri, if you
have any late-breaking news stories of a regional nature.
 
              Our East Coast editorial office is:
                P.O. Box 435
                Bethpage, NY 11714
                (516) 520-9302 voice/fax
         Internet: JoeLiPetri@aol.com
 
 
Thanks for taking the time to read about our new publication.
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Date:         Mon, 17 Apr 1995 16:46:06 EDT
Reply-To:     Dwight Walker 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Dwight Walker 
Subject:      FW: Order form for conference proceeding
 
>INDEXERS - PARTNERS IN PUBLISHING
>
>PROCEEDINGS FROM THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AVAILABLE JULY 1995
>
>The first International conference of the Australian Society of Indexers was
>a conference for the indexing professional and the wider publishing
>community.  Topics included:
>
>*    Indexing from an international perspective
>*    The publisher's point of view
>*    Indexing and the computer
>*    Law Indexing
>*    The ethics of indexing
>*    .......and more
>
>The conference proceedings will be available in July 1995 and will contain
>most of the papers from the conference as well as discussions and comments
>from plenary sessions, workshops, and forums.
>
>ORDER NOW:  - SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR CONFERENCE DELEGATES AND MEMBERS OF THE
>AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF INDEXERS.
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>
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>(order placed before 15 June 1995)
>
>Discounted price for conference delegates
>and members of the Australian Society of Indexers $AU22.50 per copy
>
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>Australian Society of Indexers
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>or
>Fax to
> 03 571 6341
>or
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>findlay@acer.edu.au
>
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Date:         Mon, 17 Apr 1995 16:46:21 EDT
Reply-To:     "Gretchen P. Ogden" 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         "Gretchen P. Ogden" 
Subject:      _Population_Index_ on the World Wide Web
 
 
                    ANNOUNCING _POPULATION_INDEX_ ON-LINE
 
    Two volumes of the widely respected quarterly demographic bibliography
    _Population_Index_ are now available on the World Wide Web.  The full
    contents of all 1993 and 1994 issues (Volumes 59 and 60) are available
    from our new Web site.  Each issue is indexed geographically and by
    author.  A comprehensive author index to all 1993-1994 issues is also
    provided.  Point your Web browser to the following URL:
 
                    http://opr.princeton.edu/pi/pindex.htm
 
    Unrestricted access to these on-line volumes will be available at no
    charge through June 1995.
 
    All of our records from 1986 onwards will eventually be available in
    the same format, accompanied by more sophisticated indexes and search
    capabilities, at reasonable individual and/or institutional rates.
    The editors hope you find our new service useful, and welcome your
    comments.  Send mail to popindex@princeton.edu.
 
    Please tell your colleagues and co-workers about this valuable new
    resource!
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Date:         Mon, 17 Apr 1995 16:47:27 EDT
Reply-To:     Jean-luc Froidevaux 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Jean-luc Froidevaux 
Subject:      Address Softpress Systems UK
 
Dear list members
 
I'm looking for the address of Softpress Systems in the U.K. and
information about their new html-publisher "UniQuorn". Can anyone of you
provide me with these informations or information about any other
html-publisher that can be use for cd-rom-publishing as well.
 
Thanks in advance
 
Allinfo AG
Jean-luc Froidevaux
P.O.Box 6521
CH-3001 Bern
 
phone:  +41 31 302 98 17
fax:    +41 31 302 98 46
 
E-Mail: jlfroidevaux@ping.ch
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Date:         Mon, 24 Apr 1995 09:46:25 EDT
Reply-To:     "William C. Anderson" 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         "William C. Anderson" 
Subject:      CONSER Policies for e-serials
 
This message is being cross-posted. Please excuse the duplication.
 
Dear colleagues,
 
Based on responses to our previous listserv queries, input from
CONSER participants, and discussion with staff in LC's Cataloging
Policy and Support Office and Network Development and MARC
Standards Office, we have developed a number of policies for
CONSER that are outlined below.  While we recognize that some of
our decisions may need to be changed or refined in time, we feel
that we have a workable set of guidelines for the present.  These
guidelines will be documented in two places:
 
   CONSER Editing Guide.  1994 ed.  Update 1.  (To be published
early summer). Fields specific to remote serials (e.g., 516,
538, 856)  have been expanded and revised
 
   CONSER Cataloging Manual.  Update 3 (To be published early
summer).  Module 31, Remote Access Computer File Serials,
prepared by Melissa Beck (UCLA) with assistance from Bill
Anderson, Les Hawkins, and Regina Reynolds (LC) will be included
in this update.  It will also be placed on an ftp site and will
be announced on the appropriate listservs.
 
We welcome comments on any of our policies and documentation;
however, the CCM module is in final draft and the CEG has gone to
print.  We hope that CONSER participants and others will use the
new module and test out the guidelines and then provide feedback.
 
Policies/guidelines set forth in the CEG and CCM:
 
1.  All document formats are to be included on one record (i.e.,
plain text, formatted text and hypertext).  This was the question
we posed to the listserv several months ago.  Most responses
favored the single record approach and we have had positive
feedback from others in LC and at the recent ALCTS Serials
Institute that this seems the best solution for now.
 
2.  If there is another physical format (e.g., CD-ROM, print), we
will use a qualifier such as (Online).  Note: we are avoiding
words such as version or ed. because they carry a number of
meanings that can be confusing.  If the other physical format has
a qualifier, the physical medium will be added following the
first qualifier: (San Francisco, CA : Online)
 
3.  Notes relating to the type of file (e.g., electronic journal)
and the characteristics, including document formats, will be
given in field 516.  Example:  516   Electronic journal available
in ASCII, Postscript, and hypertext
 
4.  CONSER will not use field 256.  Putting "Computer data" into
almost all serial records does not provide useful information.
 
We hope that this information is useful and we thank you for your
earlier responses and suggestions.
 
Jean Hirons, Acting CONSER Coordinator
Regina Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program
Bill Anderson, CONSER Specialist
Les Hawkins, National Serials Data Program
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Date:         Mon, 24 Apr 1995 09:48:10 EDT
Reply-To:     amo@research.att.com
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Andrew Odlyzko 
Subject:      the 70% solution?
 
James O'Donnell in his message of April 11 argues that publishers
will have to reduce their costs to substantially less than the 70%
of the present level that they frequently claim is all that can
be achieved by switching to electronic publishing.  I agree with
his conclusions, but am skeptical of some parts of his argument.
O'Donnell argues that since "the essential customer for the publisher
of a journal is not the reader but the author," authors are likely
to switch to new, electronic publishers that offer lower prices.
Unfortunately, historically scholars have not paid any attention
to the prices charged for the journals they published in.  The game
for authors has always been to get their papers into the most prestigious
journals possible.  If those journals were of sufficiently high quality,
essentially all research libraries felt bound to purchase them, no matter
how expensive.  The game for publishers was to attract the best authors,
and this was done by assembling distinguished editorial boards and
setting high standards, usually in narrow areas (since it is easier
to be the best in a small field).  Price was not a critical issue,
since it affected libraries, not the authors.
 
There is not much sign that authors are going to change their ways.
Even if circulations of print journals continue to decrease, this
is unlikely to motivate scholars to abandon those journals that have
high reputations.  Paradoxically, the availability of electronic means
of distribution may make it even easier to tolerate publishing in a journal
that sells the proverbial single copy.  (If that journal is the most
prestigious one in a given field, the author gets credit for it in the cv,
and the lack of copies in libraries can be made up through electronic
distribution of preprints.  Even if publishers do clamp down on
distribution through preprint servers after publication in their
journal, a policy that I don't think would be tolerated for long,
pre-publication distribution will soon be able to reach all the
experts that matter to the author.)
 
What is more likely to cause a collapse of expensive print journals
is the wide distribution of preprints.  At some point policy makers
(deans, university presidents, ...) will realize that their faculties
no longer rely on journals in libraries for most of the information
they use, and will start cutting library budgets in earnest.
 
Andrew Odlyzko
AT&T Bell Laboratories
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Date:         Tue, 25 Apr 1995 15:36:18 EDT
Reply-To:     Hal.Varian@umich.edu
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         Hal Varian 
Subject:      Re: the 70% solution?
 
I agree with Andrew Ordlyzko's statement that "The game for authors
has always been to get their papers into the most prestigious
journals possible....Price was not a critical issue, since it
affected libraries, not the authors."   However, I am curious about the
relationship between journal price and prestige.  In my field
(economics) the most prestigous and widely cited journals are the
cheapest, since they are the ones published by the nonprofit
professional organizations and university presses.  The special
interest journals are typically published by commercial presses.
Many of these are "prestigous" but they don't carry the same weight as
the top journals.
 
Is this pattern similar to those found in other fields?
Has anybody looked at the relationship between price, prestige, publisher
and circulation?  I've could put someone to work on this this summer if it
hasn't already been done.
 
---
Hal.Varian@umich.edu                    Hal Varian
voice: 313-764-2364                     Dept of Economics
fax:   313-764-2364                     Univ of Michigan
http://gopher.econ.lsa.umich.edu        Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
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Date:         Tue, 25 Apr 1995 15:36:31 EDT
Reply-To:     amo@Mon.BITNET
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From:         amo@Mon.BITNET
Subject:      Re: the 70% solution?
X-cc:         Hal.Varian@umich.edu
 
Hal Varian asks for relationship between journal price and prestige,
and points out that in his field, economics, there is a negative
correlation.  In other fields there may be positive or no correlation.
I don't know of any systematic study, and it would be nice to obtain
good data.  In terms of anectodal evidence, in mathematics the top
journals are generally thought to be Annals of Math. and Inventiones
math. (J. Amer. Math. Soc. is often thought, especially by those
of us on its editorial board, to be in the same league, but it is
too new to make definite assertions about it.)  Annals is published
by Princeton Univ. Press, and is inexpensive, whereas Inventiones
is published by Springer, and is very expensive (even after allowing
for the much larger number of pages it publishes).
 
Andrew Odlyzko
AT&T Bell Laboratories
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Date:         Fri, 28 Apr 1995 09:18:01 EDT
Reply-To:     David Stodolsky 
Sender:       Electronic Journal Publishing List 
From:         David Stodolsky 
Organization: University of Copenhagen
Subject:      Re: the 70% solution?
 
 
In Regards to your letter :
> There is not much sign that authors are going to change their ways.
> Even if circulations of print journals continue to decrease, this
> is unlikely to motivate scholars to abandon those journals that have
> high reputations.
 
>
> What is more likely to cause a collapse of expensive print journals
> is the wide distribution of preprints.
 
 
The underlying transformation is from the dependence of on jounals
that have high reputations to the dependence upon authors that have
high reputations. The challenge is how to accredit knowledge in an
environment where posterior review (review after publication) is the
dominant mode of evaluation. This is already accepted as the best way
to evaluate authors (i. e., citation counts).
 
dss
 
 
David S. Stodolsky, PhD,  Euromath Center,  University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. david@euromath.dk
david@arch.ping.dk. Tel.: +45 38 33 03 30. Fax: +45 38 33 88 80. (C)