VPIEJ-L is a discussion list for electronic publishing issues, especially those related to Scholarly Electronic Journals. Topics for discussion include SGML, PostScript, and other e-journal formats; as well as software and hardware considerations for creation of, storage, and access to e-journals. Publishers, editors, technical staff, programmers, librarians, and end-users are welcome to join. One goal of the list is to provide better feedback from users to creators, so we are very interested in receiving and archival issues. This should give those of us involved in publishing an idea as to what distribution methods work and how end-users are accessing and using these publications. Current readers of and contributors to VPIEJ-L have discussed readability and screen display, copyright, and advertising (noncommercial).
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Owner: James Powell
FTP Archive: No longer available
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Gopher Access:No longer available
The FTP archive files are available via a Gopher+ server at borg.lib.vt.edu port 5070. VPIEJ-L files are in /pub/vpiej-l. Menu items are likely to gain new names, but this server is now permanent.
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