CATALYST V22N1 - Editor's Page

Volume XXII, Number 1
Winter 1992

The third decade of continuous publication of the Catalyst was introduced with Volume 20. This made the Catalyst the oldest continuously published journal in the community college field except for the Community Junior College Journal. We decided to mark this event in three ways. First, we published two commemorative issues (Volume 21:3 and 21:4 in Summer 1991 and Fall 1991 respectively) representing the most significant articles published in the first twenty years. Second, we provide an index of Volumes 1-21 of the Catalyst. That index by author appears in this issue (Volume 22:1); the index by subject will appear in the next issue (Volume 22:2). Thereafter we plan to publish an annual index in the Fall issue of each volume. Third, with this issue (Volume 22:1) we begin publication as both a print and an electronic journal. We believe this is a first in higher education publishing. The goal is to make the Catalyst available in electronic form to all libraries and any individual with electronic access without charge. Directions for accessing the electronic version of the Catalyst are given below.

This issue contains three articles and two reviews in addition to the author index for Volumes 1-21. The first article is a reprint of Lou Bender's acceptance speech at the Council's banquet at AACJC in April 1991. Lou was recognized for his lifetime of work in our field and upon the occasion of his retirement from Florida State University. It was a moving and thought provoking moment we are pleased to share. Jerry Owens made a notable address at our Minneapolis Conference; she has adapted that to written form and we are pleased to present it here. The third article is a research report addressing issues associated with literacy training. This reflects our continuing interest in this topic. The first review is a book review by Janet Harris of Age Wave. The editors felt this was a significant book of interest to the readership. We conclude with an ERIC review of the recent literature received related to entrepreneurship. The Editorial Board and the Editors hope you will be stimulated and pleased with our selections for this issue.

Darrel A. Clowes

The Community Services Catalyst is now being published as an electronic journal as well as a print journal. Articles are stored as individual files on the list server. An annotated table of contents for each issue is sent out without charge as an e-mail message to all who enroll themselves as subscribers through list serve. After looking over the table of contents, users can retrieve articles/text files of their choice. Back issues are available beginning with Volume 21:3. Table of content files are called CONTENTS followed by a filetype make up of the volume and number of the issue. For example, CONTENTS V21N4 means the table of contents of Volume 21 Number 4.

To subscribe to the electronic version of the journal, libraries or individuals with access to BITNET should send an e-mail message to Listserv@vtvm1; the message should be SUBSCRIBE CATALYST FirstName LastName. For example, Darrel Clowes would subscribe by sending the message SUBSCRIBE CATALYST DARREL CLOWES to LISTSERV@VTVM1 on Bitnet. For those with access to the Internet, the same message should be sent to LISTSERV@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU. Those who send that command by either Bitnet or Internet will receive instructions on how to receive specific issues and articles/text files.

by Sarah Ryan