VPIEJ-L 6/94

VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

June 1994

Date:         Thu, 2 Jun 1994 10:21:07 EDT
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From:         James Powell <jpowell@vtvm1.bitnet>
Subject:      Resend request
Due to a hardware failure, any messages sent to VPIEJ-L in the last 24 hours
may have been lost.  Please resend any notices you have sent between May 31
and June 2 1994, and I'll make sure they are posted if they were lost.
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Date:         Mon, 6 Jun 1994 08:26:21 EDT
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Subject:      VPIEJ-L
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From:         Archie Zariski <zariski@csuvax1.murdoch.edu.au>
Subject:      E Law - New Access Info
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                              *     * *     * URDOCH UNIVERSITY
                             *______ * ______*   ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF LAW
                              \____/   \____/         ISSN 1321-8247
          Originating at the School of Law, Murdoch University
                         Perth, Australia, 6150
Currently, E Law is published in ASCII/DOS format and is available by
email, gopher and ftp.  There are plans to publish the journal in a variety
of formats, including WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and Lotus AmiPro, in
addition to the existing ASCII/DOS format.
We invite access to E Law by members of the public as well as the academic
world and the legal profession.  We realise, however, that there are
individuals and organisations who may wish to be notified of the contents
of the journal without having to access the journal in its entirety.  We
will therefore be making available a separate Table of Contents for each
First subscribe to E Law by sending the message "subscribe elaw-j" (don't
include the quotes in your message) to: Majordomo@cleo.murdoch.edu.au
You may then request articles to be mailed to you by sending a "get"
command to Majordomo - upon subscribing you will receive a message giving
full details of the steps to take.
To use your gopher client,
           gopher infolib.murdoch.edu.au 70
From the Murdoch University Main Menu, choose:
> Electronic Library
> Electronic Journals
>E Law:  Murdoch Electronic Journal of Law
>either the "Contents" subdirectory, or one of the three different types
of article.
Name=E Law : Murdoch Electronic Journal of Law
URL: gopher://infolib.murdoch.edu.au:70/11/.ftp/pub/subj/law/jnl/elaw
Size                  Language                     Document Type
.5K                    English (USA)              application/gopher-
.5K                    English (USA)              application/gopher-
.5K                    English (USA)              text/html
To access E Law via anonymous ftp:
ftp infolib.murdoch.edu.au
login:  anonymous
password:  your Internet e-mail address
Then choose either the contents subdirectory, or one of the three article
type subdirectories (current, refereed, comment)
cd contents
get v1n2.contents
cd comment
get mckenzie.txt
Material appearing in E Law is accepted on the basis that the material is
the original, uncopied work of the author or authors. Authors agree to
indemnify E Law for all damages, fines and costs associated with a
finding of copyright infringement by the author or by E Law in
disseminating the author's material.
In almost all cases materials appearing in E Law will attract copyright
protection under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and the laws of
countries that are member states of the Berne Convention, Universal
Copyright Convention or have bilateral copyright agreements with
Australia. Ownership of such copyright will vest by operation of law in
the authors and or E Law. E Law and its authors grant a license to those
accessing E Law to call up copyright materials on to their screens and to
print out a single copy for their personal non-commercial use subject to
proper attribution of E Law and/or the authors.
Submissions to E Law should be forwarded to The Editors, E Law
<elaw-editors@csuvax1.murdoch.edu.au> by email or on disk to the School of
Law, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, 6150. Arrangements may
also be made to obtain articles by ftp.
Date:         Tue, 7 Jun 1994 08:47:14 EDT
Reply-To:     mark@csc.albany.edu
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From:         mark@csc.albany.edu
Subject:      new access modes for New York Journal of Mathematics
                    New York Journal of Mathematics
        a Full-Service, Refereed Electronic Mathematics Journal
Announcing two new access modes and a change in an old one:
1. The New York Journal of Mathematics is now available on the
   World Wide Web via
2. Access via anonymous ftp has been implemented on nyjm.albany.edu.
   The journal starts in /pub/nyjm.
3. The gopher link has changed slightly. From the command line, you
   can connect to the journal by typing
                         gopher nyjm 1070
   You may then select the journal on the menu that appears.
   Alternatively, you can put the following link in your bookmarks
     Name=New York Journal of Mathematics
     URL: gopher://nyjm.albany.edu:1070/11/nyjm/
4. Service via WWW and gopher are independent of one another. In
   particular, the URL given in the gopher link is not the same as the
   one providing the web service for item 1, above.
Date:         Tue, 7 Jun 1994 08:48:37 EDT
Reply-To:     Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
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From:         Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
Subject:      Croatian request
From: "Scharf, Frederick E. (Ted)" <fes0@niobbs1.em.cdc.gov>
To: "Kovacs, Diane - Academic Lists" <dkovacs@kentvm.kent.edu>,
        Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
Date: Monday, May 30, 1994 5:11AM
From: kahn@pan.cedar.univie.ac.at Douglas J. Kahn
Date: Sun, 29 May 1994 19:11:06 +0200
From: "Dr. Josip Crnicki" <josip.crnicki@x400.srce.hr>
Subject: H/I: call for contribution
     We are asking you for  HELP, because it is very difficult to
     obtain suitable  e-mail  addresses.  Please,   FORWARD   the
     following  message  to  scientists  at  your  department  or
     university  who  are interested  in  international  research
     cooperation. THANKS !
    Internet  and  other nets are ready  to  connect  scientists
located  at  almost  any  point  on  the  Earth.  This  fantastic
infrastructure has been planned, financed and built with the hope
that  it  will  enhance  the  world  wide  academic  cooperation,
involving   experts  with  different  cultural  and   educational
background,  and  resulting  in new  discoveries  and  industrial
designs. However, the results are still poor and the achievements
are much lower than expected.
     After  collecting scarce information and studying  available
know-how  regarding  international scientific  projects,  we  are
ready  to  write  some chapters and to publish a  book  with  the
preliminary title "Heureka via the Internet" (short: "H/I").
     We are kindly asking you to contribute to the book with your
ideas  which will be printed in the book. All contributions  will
be  credited to the authors, coauthors, reviewers and  consulting
editors. A world wide contribution is expected.
     If you are inclined to accept our invitation, please send us
your comments and answers on the following questions by e-mail as
your first contribution:
     (1) Which topics or chapters should be included in the book?
     (2) What  are  the major obstacles which  influence  a  poor
progress  of  international scientific  (research)  projects  via
     (3) Did you write any article or report on this subject, and
do you know of any references?
     (4) Do you know about any successful project which could  be
described as a case-study in the book "Heureka via the Internet"?
     Please reply to: josip.crnicki@x400.srce.hr
     In  addition, please forward or distribute this  message  to
persons known to you as possible contributors to the book.
                           Prof. Dr. Joseph Crnicki
                           Prof. Dr. Hugo Birolla
                           Dr. Vlasta Szavits-Nossan, Asst. Prof.
                           University of Zagreb, Croatia
Date:         Thu, 9 Jun 1994 09:09:05 EDT
Reply-To:     Margaret E Sokolik <msokolik@uclink.berkeley.edu>
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From:         Margaret E Sokolik <msokolik@uclink.berkeley.edu>
Subject:      TESL-EJ APA Style Manual Ready
**This notice is being posted to several lists. Please forgive any
TESL-EJ, the electronic journal for ESL/EFL professionals, has prepared an
electronic guide to preparing manuscripts according to APA (American
Psychological Association) standards.  This guide includes information on
how to cite e-mail messages, online articles, as well as more traditional
references.  If you are interested in getting the guide, send a message
The text of the message should be the following line (and nothing more!)
Put this information to use by submitting your work to TESL-EJ.
TESL-EJ, a fully refereed journal, promises to notify you of its
acceptance decision within a month of receipt of your submission, and
sometimes, much sooner, thanks to the miracle of e-mail.  Unlimited
page-length means no waiting for space for publication, either.
And, if you haven't subscribed, now is the time.  While you're waiting for
Issue 2, out this August, you can catch up on reading issue one. To
subscribe send the following message to LISTSERV@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU (or
        SUB TESLEJ-L Firstname Lastname
For example,
        SUB TESLEJ-L Bill Clinton
Do not include any punctuation or other information.  You will
receive confirmation that your subscription has been accepted,
along with information about retrieving the articles in Issue 1.
Other questions should be directed to the Editor.
Maggi Sokolik, Editor
Date:         Fri, 10 Jun 1994 08:27:35 EDT
Reply-To:     Greg Micheal <gmicheal@vt.edu>
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From:         Greg Micheal <gmicheal@vt.edu>
Subject:      ESL/EFL professionals
>>>TESL-EJ, the electronic journal for ESL/EFL professionals, has prepared an
>>>electronic guide to preparing manuscripts according to APA
Margaret (or anyone else),
In posting to our Human Factors list, I received a query:
>>Greg, I got the note you reposted to the HFS-L.  I must be behind the times
>>(or not a psych undergrad) but what does ESL and EFL stand for ?   -JP
Can you clarify this?  Thanks in advance.
Greg Micheal
P.S. Sorry about mailing to the list, but I tried replying directly to
Margaret and received an "unknown address" return.
Date:         Fri, 10 Jun 1994 11:06:44 EDT
Reply-To:     "Hill, Joan" <joan@journals.lan.nrc.ca>
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From:         "Hill, Joan" <joan@journals.lan.nrc.ca>
Subject:      Upcoming conference
                Accuracy and Accountability in Scholarly
                        Information:  A Symposium
The Accuracy and Accountability in Scholarly Information: A Symposium will
be held on the
McGill University Campus, Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke Street in
Montreal, August
12-13, 1994.
August 12 and 13, 1994
08:30 - 17:00 h
During this Symposium we will be exploring the issue of validation of
research information.  We will be examining the role of the various players:
researchers, editors, publishers, and the media.  We will try to look, as
well, at the role that publication plays, be it to ensure the continuity of
grants or for career advancement.  These issues have become more pressing
because of the speed and ease with which information is transmitted through
the use of such things as electronic mail and the Internet.
Plenary Sessions
Keynote Speaker
David Johnston
Chair, Information Highway Advisory Council
Dealing with delusion and duplicity: What is the editor's role?
Ensuring the quality of peer review
Lee N. Miller
Managing Editor
Editor-in-Chief, Ecology and Ecological Monographs
Managing Editor, Ecological Society of America
Quality and electronic publishing: An oxymoron?
Old values in new settings:  How do you preserve quality in electronic
David L. Rodgers
Research Scientist, School of Information and Library Studies
University of Michigan
Is quality an outmoded concept in the electronic age?
The effect of diminishing resources on quality
Patricia A. Morgan
Director of Publications, American Association for the Advancement of
Science and
Associate Publisher, The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials
Electronic (online) publishing:  What have we learned so far?
Lessons from case studies
Mar a L. Lebrcn
Associate Publisher, The American Physical Society
Former Managing Editor, The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials
Orthodoxy and research
Implicit and explicit ways in which orthodoxy shapes research
Robert Martin
Professor of Law and Journalism
University of Western Ontario
How much is enough?  Is more less?
Does quality or quantity affect reward?
Bruce P. Dancik
NRC Research Journals
Afterwords:  A moderated discussion
A second look at the issues
Bruce Squires
Canadian Medical Association Publications
Please rank two choices in priority order on the Registration form.  We will
do our
utmost to ensure that you get your first choice, but some of the sessions
have limited
W1     Small journal publishing operations
       Rosemary J. Mackay, Editor, Journal of the North American
       Benthological Society
       Anne Marie Corrigan, Journals Manager, University of Toronto Press
Rosemary Mackay will address the issue of how to maintain high editorial
and still keep a timely production schedule when the flow of manuscripts is
Anne Marie Corrigan will discuss the business issues focussing on the areas
production, distribution, and promotion.
W2     An Internet tutorial
       Peter Deutsch
       President, Bunyip Inc.
Perhaps you've heard the words Gopher, Mosaic, netsurfing, and WAIS, but do
have a clear picture of what they mean or how the Internet operates. In this
Peter Deutsch will give you an overview of the technology and lead you on a
of exploration so that you can better understand the information that is
available on
the Internet.
W3     The ethics of human studies
       Stephen Prudhomme, Director
       Bruce Squires, Editor-in-Chief
       Canadian Medical Association Publications
How do we safeguard ourselves as physicians, scientists, editors, and
when carrying out studies on humans? What are the rights and obligations of
W4     Electronic journal creation and distribution
       Andrea Keyhani
       Manager, Electronic Publishing
       OCLC Online Computer Library Center
What is the status today?  What issues need to be addressed before a journal
electronic?  How should a publisher prepare for electronic distribution?
What options
are available and what are the pros and cons?  These topics and others will
addressed in this session.
W5     Publication policies and guidelines
       Taylor Steeves
       Chair, Advisory Board on Scientific and Engineering Communications
       National Research Council
This will be a facilitated discussion group where participants will be asked
to share
their questions and answers, problems and solutions on such issues as
transfer, responsibilities of editors, conflict of interest, handling
breaches of ethical
behaviour, etc.  Registrants will be asked to forward samples of their
guidelines (if available) so that these may be distributed to the other
participants in
Simultaneous translation to French or English will be available for the
sessions.  There will be no simultaneous translation services for the
afternoon workshops.
Lunch will be provided to all registrants on Friday, August 12 at the McGill
Faculty Club.
The Symposium reception will be held Friday, August 12 from 18:00 to 19:00 h
at the
Delta Hotel, a few minutes from McGill University.
A block of rooms has been reserved in the McGill University residences on
Street and in nearby hotels.  To make room reservations, please call or fax
information and indicate AASI: A Symposium to the following:
McGill University Residences - Royal Victoria College, 3425 University
Tel: (514) 398-6363   Fax:  (514) 398-6770
Rate:  $36.50 per night (including taxes).
Delta Hotel - Tel: (514) 286-1986   Fax:  (514) 284-4306
Rate:  $105.00 per night, single or double (taxes not included)
Cantlie Hotel - Tel: (514) 842-2000  Fax:  (514) 844-7808
Rate:  $85.00 per night, single or double (taxes not included)
NOTE:  Please make your reservation by, but no later than, July 5, 1994.
the block of rooms will be released.
To participate in the Symposium, you must complete the enclosed registration
and forward it to:
Accuracy and Accountability in Scholarly Information: A Symposium
National Research Council of Canada
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0R6
Tel:  (613)  993-9009
Fax:  (613) 957-9828
The Registration Desk will be located in the lobby outside the Auditorium,
Room 151,
in the Bronfman Building at McGill University.  The Desk will be open at the
       Friday, August 12       07:30 - 17:00 h
       Saturday, August 13     08:00 - 15:00 h
       Before July 15    $225.00
       After July 15     $250.00
The registration fee includes, upon payment of the registration fee,
attendance at the
Symposium sessions, workshops, lunch on Friday, the reception, and
An official receipt will be mailed and should be presented at the
Registration Desk
upon arrival.
Registrants may withdraw in writing before July 19, 1994.  All refunds are
subject to a
$30.00 handling fee.
AASI: A Symposium
Mr. L. Forget
National Research Council of Canada
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0R6, Canada
Tel:   (613)  993-9009
Fax:  (613) 957-9828
Accuracy and Accountability in Scholarly
Information: A Symposium
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
August 12 & 13, 1994
Please complete and return this form, together with your payment to the
Secretariat, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON  K1A 0R6,
NAME  __________________________________________________________
AFFILIATION  _____________________________________________________
ADDRESS  _______________________________________________________
_____________________________  Postal Code  _________________
Telephone  _____________________  Fax  _______________________
Registration Fees:
               $225.00 before July 15, 1994            $_______
               $250.00 after July 15, 1994             $_______
Note:  Taxes included
                                   Total               $________
Total Remittance, made payable to:  AASI-94 (NRC).
Workshops  (Please rank two choices in priority order)
       Workshop No. 1   ________        Workshop No. 4  _________
       Workshop No. 2   ________        Workshop No. 5  _________
       Workshop No. 3   ________
Method of Payment:
       ____Cheque   ______Credit Card:  _____MasterCard   _____VISA ONLY
Card No: ___________________  Expiry Date: Month/Year___________
Signature: ___________________  Date: ___________________
Date:         Tue, 14 Jun 1994 08:40:16 EDT
Reply-To:     James Powell <jpowell@vtvm1.bitnet>
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From:         James Powell <jpowell@vtvm1.bitnet>
Subject:      MODAL-L
The abstract service for MODAL ANALYSIS (formerly known as the International
Journal of Analytical and Experimental Modal Analysis) has moved.  The new
list is called MODAL-L.  It provides the same service - advance distribution
of abstracts for papers to be published in the journal.  To subscribe to
MODAL-L, send an e-mail message to listserv@scholar.lib.vt.edu:
         SUBSCRIBE MODAL-L Your Name
Abstracts and some issues continue to be available through Gopher, WWW, WAIS,
and FTP on scholar.lib.vt.edu.
James Powell ... Library Automation, University Libraries, VPI&SU
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             ... Owner of VPIEJ-L, a discussion list for Electronic Journals
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Date:         Thu, 16 Jun 1994 08:54:55 EDT
Reply-To:     Craig Mulder <20676cam@msu.edu>
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From:         Craig Mulder <20676cam@msu.edu>
Subject:      ACRL Discussion Group for Electronic Libraries
The Discussion Group on Electronic Library Development in Academic
Libraries will examine the role of Mosaic at its meeting in Miami Beach.
The group will meet:
                        Saturday, June 25, 1994
                        11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                    Miami Beach Convention Center A107
              Bring your comments, questions and experiences.
The speaker will be Peter McDonald, the Director of the Geneva Library at
Cornell University.  His talk is titled:
               "Mosaic: The User-centered Universe."
The gist of the talk will be that libraries have existed in a Ptolemaic
info-system universe where for both traditional and technological reasons, the
library has been at the center of the information universe. You came to the
library to do your research, and from the library you were able to connect to
sources around the globe and to browse the stacks for books & journals..
But technology is rapidly creating a Copernican universe where the USER now
stands at the center of the info-system universe and the library once the
center is now just another node. But a very important node because it is the
ONLY node which will make sense of and taxonomically manage the exponential
explosion in electronic information. The user won't do it, they just want to
GET to it. Corporate America won't do it, they could care less about an
intelligent electronic-info taxonomy, they only want to turn a buck. Vendors,
faculty, book dealers and computer nerds won't do it, they have other fish to
fry. No, it is up to librarians to manage the new Copernican universe, but
alas, without even the satisfaction of seeing the user face to face. In fact
the user won't even know what a great job we're doing. But do it we must!
So what has this got to do with Mosaic? Plenty, because in the Mosaic
environment, anyone can create their own interactive, graphically polished
GATEWAY to information where the "big" academic library may only be a wee
little stopping place. But before librarians go calling Dr. Kavorkian over this
loss of status, remember that we are still the only guardians of cyberspace who
will be willing to invest time and effort to MANAGE it and make it coherent to
your average desk-top Internet surfer.
I will then describe the Mosaic environment with examples, and show how WE as
librarians can use it, or any hypertext (html) interface to organize the
information out there for that new library without walls, e.g. the desk-top
GATEWAY (= new library) on the user's computer. THAT will be the library of the
21st century.
Craig Mulder, Human Health Information Services Librarian
20676cam@msu.edu         | A217D East Fee Hall
517/336-3819             | Michigan State University
Fax: 517/336-1798        | East Lansing, MI  48824-1316
Date:         Thu, 16 Jun 1994 15:31:53 EDT
Reply-To:     NOTIS Acquisitions Discussion Group
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From:         Susan Davis <unlsdb@ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu>
Subject:      NASIG Call for Papers
This message is being posted to a variety of lists. Please excuse the
resulting duplication. Thank you.
The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), an organization committed
to serving the interests of all members of the serials information chain,
plans to hold its tenth annual conference June 1-4, 1995 at Duke University in
Durham, North Carolina.  NASIG's annual conference provides a forum in which
librarians, publishers, vendors, educators, binders, systems developers, and
other specialists exchange views, present new ideas, proactively seek
solutions to common problems, and discuss matters of current interest.  The
proceedings are published in both print and electronic format and distributed
to a wide audience.
The Program Planning Committee invites proposals for plenary papers and
preconferences dealing with any "big picture" aspect of the theme.  We are
especially interested in the challenge of balancing traditional functions with
technological innovations within organizations and in consortia and in the
creation of new alliances.  Established projects, new experiments, and "blue
sky" speculation are all welcome.  Examples:
      *Reinventing serials: optimizing their role in scholarly communication;
      *Creating and providing access to electronic journals:
        editing/publishing, purchasing/acquiring, transmitting/delivering/
        gopherizing, cataloging, and archiving/preservation/securing);
      *Copyright reconsidered and reconfigured
      *New developments in Internet use: commercial use, public policy and
        security issues;
      *Re-examining the role of the serials professional in the new
        information society
The Committee also invites workshop and preconference proposals that will
provide practical assistance in making changes, planning and implementing new
projects and forming alliances.  Examples:
      *Case studies from virtual libraries and electronic publishers;
      *Reconstituting local serials collections;
      *Analyses of user responses and needs;
      *Training/retraining/educating serialists for new roles in article
        delivery, public service, monograph acquisitions, etc.;
      *Relevant new technologies/services/software packages/standards;
      *Creative financing for innovation; grantsmanship.
Submission of topics and suggestions for speakers are welcome from NASIG
members and other members of the information community.  The Program Planning
Committee reserves the right to combine, blend or refocus proposals to
maximize program breadth and relevance to our membership.  As a result, only
one presenter from proposals submitted by teams may be invited to participate.
Since all proposals are reviewed competitively, please include complete
information for maximum consideration:
*Name, address, phone/fax numbers, e-address(es) of the proposer
*Program title
*An abstract of 200-300 words that clearly explains the intent of the proposal
as well as its relationship to the theme
*Please list in priority order the formal preference for your proposal:
plenary, workshop, or preconference.
Proposals should be submitted no later than August 1, 1994 to:
      Susan Davis
      NASIG Secretary
      Head, Periodicals Section
      State University of NY at Buffalo
      Lockwood Library Building
      Buffalo, NY  14260-2200
      Phone: 716-645-2784   Fax: 716-645-5955
      Bitnet: UNLSDB@UBVM
Date:         Mon, 20 Jun 1994 08:21:27 EDT
Reply-To:     Micheal Strangelove <mstrange@fonorola.net>
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From:         Micheal Strangelove <mstrange@fonorola.net>
Organization: FONOROLA Incorporated
Subject:      Internet and Magazine Sales: Journalist Seeking Success Stories
----------------------------Original message----------------------------
For the first article in my new column on the Internet and publishing for
FOLIO MAGAZINE I am writing about print magazines that have gained
significant numbers of new subscribers as result of Internet-facilitated
I would also like to profile Internet marketing companies that have assisted
a magazine establish a successful Internet presence.
Please respond to mstrange@fonorola.net.
Michael Strangelove
EDITORS: As publisher of THE INTERNET BUSINESS JOURNAL, author of the
forthcoming book, HOW TO ADVERTISE ON THE INTERNET, and regular Internet
columnist for ONLINE ACCESS and FOLIO magazine I am able to bring an
informed perspective on the Internet to your publication. Article and
column inquiries welcome. My writings cover internet culture, advertising
and marketing in cyberspace, the publishing industry, and just about anything
else having to do with the Net.
Date:         Wed, 22 Jun 1994 08:27:26 EDT
Reply-To:     Kara Overfelt <koverfel@ucs.indiana.edu>
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From:         Kara Overfelt <koverfel@ucs.indiana.edu>
Subject:      E-journal publications and P&T
We've been reviewing our School's promotion and tenure guidelines.
Not surprisingly, the acceptability of publications in electronic
journals was a significant discussion topic.  I'm guessing that
readers of this group would be in a position to answer a question
I have, as one concern of e-journal editors might involve attracting
quality papers from individuals who would probably like to use
their publication record for P&T purposes.  So:  Is anyone
aware of academic departments which have explicit guidelines
or statements on the relative acceptability of e-journal
publications in the context of promotion and tenure dossiers?
Please send your responses directly to me - if I receive any
responses, and if anyone is interested, I'd gladly summarize
them for the group.  Thanks for your help - I must note that
previous pleas for help posted here by me were promptly and
thoroughly answered, and I appreciate the kindness of strangers!
Kara Overfelt
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana U.  Bloomington, IN  USA
Date:         Thu, 23 Jun 1994 10:00:00 EDT
Reply-To:     "J. KENNEDY" <kennedyj@who.ch>
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From:         "J. KENNEDY" <kennedyj@who.ch>
Subject:      Video Training
Text item: Text_1
     Does anyone have experience/opinions he/she would like to share
     concerning CD-ROM based video training programs?
     I am looking for training solutions which don't require self-study
     (most of my users do not have the time or desire to study outside of
     working hours) and do not have the time when they are at the office.
     The only time they get is when their boss permits them to attend a
     training class.  Consequently, we have always had instructor-lead
     However, recently I have seem a CD-ROM based course which runs on PC's
     with Windows and the IBM/Intel full-motion video card and sound
     system.  Could this be the solution that I am looking for?
     Any and all replies gratefully appreciated.
     John Kennedy
     World Health Organization
Date:         Thu, 23 Jun 1994 10:00:20 EDT
Reply-To:     IAN.WORTHINGTON@classics.utas.edu.au
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From:         IAN.WORTHINGTON@classics.utas.edu.au
Subject:      *ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY*  2, 1
As a subscriber to *Electronic Antiquity* you are now being contacted to let
you know that Volume 2 Issue 1 (June 1994) is now available.  A list of
and access instructions follow.
ISSN 1320-3606
Peter Toohey (Founding Editor)
Ian Worthington (Editor)
Jenny Strauss-Clay (Virginia)
Elaine Fantham (Princeton)
Joseph Farrell (Pennsylvania)
Sallie Goetsch (Michigan)
Mark Golden (Winnipeg)
Peter Green (Austin)
William Harris (Columbia)
Brad Inwood (Toronto)
Barry Powell (Wisconsin)
Harold Tarrant (Newcastle, NSW)
VOL. 2 ISSUE 1 - JUNE 1994
Houlihan, James, 'Incorporating the Other: The Catalogue of
        Women in *Odyssey* 11'
Kilmer, Martin & Develin, Robert, 'The Amasis Painter:  erotica,
        scatologica, and inscriptions'
McClellan, Murray C., 'Publishing Unprovenanced Artifacts'
Hamma, Kenneth, 'Response to McClellan'
Goetsch, Sallie R., 'Perpetuating Stereotypes'
Thomas, Carol G., 'N. Marinatos & R. Hagg, eds., *Greek
        Sanctuaries: New Approaches*'
(05) J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM by Kenneth Hamma
Recent Acquisitions
(Tenurable) Lectureship in Classics/Ancient History,
        University of Queensland
Chair in Classics, University of New England
*Classics Ireland* - new e-journal
Mediaeval to Early Modern Student Organizations of the
        University of Washington (call for papers)
Scottish Association for Classical Philosophy
        University of Edinburgh (programme)
Electronic Forums & Repositories for the Classics
        by Ian Worthington
*Electronic Antiquity* Vol. 2 Issue 1 - June 1994
edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington
ISSN 1320-3606
A general announcement (aimed at non-subscribers) that
the journal is available will be made in approximately 12
hours time over the lists - as a subscriber you will be
automatically contacted in advance when future issues
are available.
Volume 2 Issue 2 will be published in July 1994.
The editors welcome contributions (all articles will be refereed,
however a section - *Positions* - will exist for those wishing
to take a more controversial stance on things).
Access is via gopher or ftp.
The journal file name of this issue is 2,1-June1994;
Volume 1 Issues 1-8 may also be accessed in the same way.
-- info.utas.edu.au and through gopher:
-- open top level document called Publications
-- open Electronic Antiquity.
-- open 2,1-June1994
-- open (01)contents first for list of contents, then other files as appropriate
-- FTP.utas.edu.au (or ftp.info.utas.edu.au)
        --> departments --> classics --> antiquity.
-- In Antiquity you will see the files as described above.
Since a few people had problems accessing the journal via ftp,
here are the stages in more detail:
at your system prompt: FTP
at the subsequent prompt: open FTP.utas.edu.au
at login prompt: anonymous
at password: your username (which won't show)
then: cd departments
then: cd classics
then: cd antiquity
then: ls -l
then: cd 2,1-June1994
then: ls -l
   You will now have a list of the various directories (the 'd'
   beginning each line 'drwx....' indicates you're dealing with
   a directory)
then: cd (into whichever directory you want)
then: ls -l
   If the first character in the line is not 'd', you've got a file.
   Use the 'get' command plus the file name to download.  If you're
   still in a directory, use the 'ls-l' command to list its contents.
        Use 'get' to transfer files.
To move back up the directory tree:
type: cdup
then: ls -l
And repeat the process.
If still having trouble, try, once you have the directory list for
the journal:
Type (for example)       cd (01)Contents
Your response should be 'CWD command successful', but no list.
Type                     ls-l
Your response should be in a form such as:
-rw-rw-r--1  1689  77030  DATE  TIME contents
Type  get contents
and you should have a copy.
A final alternative if a space is magically inserted in the parenthesis
of the file number is to specify:
CD ./(01)Contents
Please also be very careful when ftping *not* to leave *any* spaces
in file names or make typos.
Do NOT use Telnet.
The best way to access the journal (in terms of both ease and
time) is by gopher, and we would urge you to do so.  The
structure of the journal is also more easily recognisable on gopher.
Please try to access *here* in Tasmania  either during the night,
very early morning or at weekends, since during the business
day the lines are crammed.  This means you'll need to check
with (e.g.) the international operator for the right time difference.
Queries and contributions may be directed to the editors at:
Peter Toohey (ptoohey@metz.une.edu.au)
Ian Worthington (ian.worthington@classics.utas.edu.au)
Ian Worthington,
Department of Classics,
University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tasmania 7001,
Tel. (002) 20-2294 (direct)
Fax (002) 20-2288
e-mail:  Ian.Worthington@classics.utas.edu.au
Date:         Thu, 23 Jun 1994 11:42:30 EDT
Reply-To:     Morris Simon <msimon7@ua1ix.ua.edu>
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From:         Morris Simon <msimon7@ua1ix.ua.edu>
Subject:      Format converter for MS-Word 6.0 ??
In-Reply-To:  <9406231400.AA190329@ua1ix.ua.edu>
Does anyone on this list know of a shareware utility (for either MS-DOS
or MS-Windows 3.x) which will convert MS-Word 6.0 .DOC files to ASCII
text? I don't care about retaining any Word formatting features, just
need to read text without loading Windows and/or MS-Word. Any ftp addresses
would be most appreciated.
Thank you.
Morris Simon <msimon7@ua1ix.ua.edu>
International Studies Program
Stillman College
Date:         Tue, 28 Jun 1994 08:20:51 EDT
Reply-To:     Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
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From:         Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
Date:         Sun, 26 Jun 94 13:37:44 IST
From: A79@VM.TAU.AC.IL (David Sitman)
             First Call for Participation / Call for Papers
                 The Network Services Conference 1994
                 London, England, 28-30 November 1994
Open computer networking is no longer the sole domain of universities
and research institutions. Today, governments, schools, public
organizations, commercial enterprises and private individuals are
actively using and supplying information over the global Internet.
How will these various network communities cooperate and interact? How
will the academic and research community adapt to the new network
reality? How will the network and networking tools now available stand
up to the explosion in number of users and amount of information
available? How will we train novices? What will we pay for and what will
be for free as the commercialization of the network progresses? Will we
be inundated by advertising over the net? These are only a few of the
questions facing network service providers and users alike.
Building on the success of the previous Network Services Conferences in
Pisa (1992) and Warsaw (1993), NSC'94 will focus on the issue of
providing services to customers, with special attention paid to the
exciting developments in global tools and services. We will address the
impact of the new global tools on service development and support, the
changing function of traditional tools and services (such as archives),
new services (such as multi-media communications), the future role of
the library and the effects of commercialization on networks and network
services. Customer support at all levels, and the role of support in
accessing global services, will also be covered.
Talks, tutorials,  demonstrations and  other conference  activities will
address the needs of  the research, academic, educational, governmental,
industrial, and commercial network communities.
NSC'94 is being organized by the EARN (European Academic and Research
Network) Association in cooperation with the Internet Society, RARE,
RIPE, NORDUnet and EUnet.
Conference Venue
What can be  said about London in  a few meagre paragraphs  that has not
been said in thousands of pages written throughout the centuries?
Instead, we invite you to browse the information on London available
from the EARN World-Wide Web server at:
(and if you don't know about the World-Wide Web, then you MUST attend
this conference!).
The conference will be held at the Great Western Hotel, near the
Paddington railway station. The Great Western is one of the best 3 star
conference venue in London, and very easy to get to, as it is situated
on 4 tube lines, a railway station and is on a main road into downtown
Conference Information
Dates to remember:
     Deadline for papers -  1 July 1994
     Deadline for demonstrations and posters - 16 September 1994
     NSC'94 - Monday, 28 November 1994 - Wednesday, 30 November 1994
     Great Western Hotel, London, England.
     Rooms will be reserved for conference participants at the Great
     Western Hotel, and at other nearby hotels.
     The official language of the conference will be English.
Conference fee:
     The fee covers entry to all conference sessions, tutorials and
     demonstrations, conference material, coffee breaks, lunches and
     social events:
          EARLY Registration by 1 October        200 Pounds
          LATE  Registration by 10 November      224 Pounds
          DESK  Registration                     248 Pounds
Tutorials, Demonstrations and Posters
In addition to the presentation of papers, there will be tutorial
sessions on specific network services as part of the regular conference
program. A room will be available for workstations and PCs to be used
for demonstrations throughout the conference.
A poster wall will be available to participants for the display of their
posters and projects. Terminals with connectivity to the Internet will
be available to delegates. Technical meetings of EARN and RARE working
groups will be held in conjunction with the Conference.
Further Information and General Inquiry
Further information will be available through the conference mailing
list, NSC94-L@EARNCC.EARN.NET (or NSC94-L@EARNCC.BITNET). If you want to
make sure you receive registration information as well as the
preliminary program and other information of interest to conference
participants, join the list by sending e-mail to:
with the line:
     SUB NSC94-L Your Name
Conference information is also available from the EARN anonymous FTP
server (ftp.earn.net), Gopher server (gopher.earn.net), and WWW server
If you have any questions or require any assistance, you can contact the
conference organizers at:
     EARN Office
     PSI - Batiment 211
     91405 Orsay CEDEX
     Tel: +33 1 6941 2426
     Fax: +33 1 6941 6683
     E-mail:  NSC94@EARNCC.EARN.NET  or
Call for Papers
The Program Committee for NSC'94 is soliciting proposals for papers,
tutorials, demonstrations and posters in all fields related to network
services. Subject areas for presentations include, but are not limited
to, the following:
-  Network Resource Tools
-  Network Directory Services
-  Multimedia Communications
-  Electronic Publishing
-  Libraries and Networking
-  Special Interest Communities
-  Groupware, Cooperative Work over the Network
-  Networking for Schools
-  User Support
-  Delivering Services to the Desktop
-  Quality of Network Services
-  Commercialization of Network Services
-  Businesses on the Network
-  Providing Network Services to New Countries and Communities
Papers and proposals for tutorials, demonstrations or posters, including
a short biography and an abstract should be sent by mail, fax or
PREFERABLY by e-mail, to:
     EARN Office
     PSI - Batiment 211
     91405 Orsay CEDEX
     Tel: +33 1 6941 2426
     Fax: +33 1 6941 6683
     E-mail:  NSC94@EARNCC.EARN.NET  or
Please use the form appended below for proposals.
Proposals for papers and tutorials should  be sent not later than 1 July
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 August 1994.
Proposals for demonstrations and posters should be sent not later than
16 September 1994.
Notification of acceptance of demonstrations and posters will be sent by
30 September 1994.
Program and Organizing Committees
Program Committee
George Brett, USA (Chair); David Sitman, Israel (Vice-Chair); Rob
Blokzijl, The Netherlands; Manfred Bogen, Germany; Paul Bryant, United
Kingdom; Robert Cailliau, Switzerland; Nadine Grange, France; Glenn
Kowack, The Netherlands; Joyce K. Reynolds, USA; Eric Thomas, Sweden.
Organizing Committee
Paul Bryant, United Kingdom (Chair); Daniele Bovio, France; Nadine
Grange, France; Frode Greisen, Denmark; David Sitman, Israel.
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                  The Network Services Conference 1994
                       Proposal for Presentation
E-mail address(es):
Postal address(es):
Title of presentation:
Type of presentation (paper, tutorial, demonstration, poster):
Biographical sketch (5-15 lines):
Abstract (10-30 lines):
Equipment required:
Append your paper here:
Date:         Tue, 28 Jun 1994 08:21:34 EDT
Reply-To:     Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
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From:         Stevan Harnad <harnad@princeton.edu>
Subject:      Subversive Proposal
                       Proposal for Presentation
                  The Network Services Conference (NSC)
                  London, England, 28-30 November 1994
Name(s): Stevan Harnad
Affiliation(s): University of Southampton
E-mail address(es): harnad@mail.soton.ac.uk
Postal address(es): Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Centre
We have heard many predictions about the demise of paper publishing,
but life is short and the inevitable day still seems a long way off.
This is a subversive proposal that could radically hasten that day. It
is applicable only to ESOTERIC (non-trade, no-market) scientific and
scholarly publication (but that is the lion's share of the academic
corpus anyway), namely, that body of work for which the author does not
and never has expected to SELL his words. He wants only to PUBLISH
them, that is, to reach the eyes of his peers, his fellow esoteric
scientists and scholars the world over, so that they can build on one
another's work in that collaborative enterprise called learned inquiry.
For centuries, it was only out of reluctant necessity that authors of
esoteric publications made the Faustian bargain to allow a price-tag to
be erected as a barrier between their work and its (tiny) intended
readership because that was the only way to make their work public in
the era when paper publication (and its substantial real expenses) were
the only way to do so. But today there is another way, and that is
PUBLIC FTP: If every esoteric author in the world this very day
established a globally accessible local ftp archive for every piece of
esoteric writing he did from this day forward, the long-heralded
transition from paper publication to purely electronic publication (of
esoteric research) would follow suit almost immediately. The only two
factors blocking it at the moment are (1) quality control (i.e., peer
review and editing), which happen to be implemented today almost
exclusively by paper publishers and (2) the patina of paper publishing,
which results from this monopoly on quality control. If all scholars'
preprints were universally available to all scholars by anonymous ftp
(and gopher, and World-wide web, and the search/retrieval wonders of
the future), NO scholar would ever consent to WITHDRAW that preprint
from the public eye after the refereed version was accepted for paper
"PUBLICation." Instead, everyone would, quite naturally, substitute the
refereed, published reprint for the unrefereed preprint. Paper
publishers will then either restructure themselves (with the
cooperation of the scholarly community) so as to arrange for the
minimal true costs and a fair return on electronic-only page costs
(which I estimate to be less than 25% of paper-page costs, contrary to
the 75% figure that appears in most current publishers' estimates) to
be paid out of advance subsidies (from authors' page charges, learned
society dues, university publication budgets and/or governmental
publication subsidies) or they will have to watch as the peer community
spawns a brand new generation of electronic-only publishers who will.
The subversion will be complete, because the (esoteric -- no-market)
literature will have taken to the airwaves, where it always belonged,
and those airwaves will be free (to the benefit of us all) because
their true minimal expenses will be covered the optimal way for the
unimpeded flow of esoteric knowledge to all: In advance.
Biographical sketch (5-15 lines):
Stevan Harnad, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive
Sciences Centre at University of Southampton UK, was born in Budapest,
Hungary, grew up in Montreal, Canada, did his undergraduate work at
McGill University and his Doctorate at Princeton University (in
cognitive psychology). His research is on categorization and neural
networks and on perception, cognition and language in general, on which
he has written numerous articles and edited and contributed to several
books. A further interest is "Scholarly Skywriting," a form of
interactive electronic publication and communication that he has been
actively involved in exploring and developing, and on which he has
written several articles. He is Founder and Editor of two refereed
journals, Behavioral and Brain Sciences and PSYCOLOQUY, the first paper
(published by Cambridge University Press since 1978) and the second
electronic (sponsored by the American Psychological Association since 1990).
The following files are retrievable from directory pub/harnad/Harnad on
host princeton.edu (citation is followed by FILENAME and, where
available, ABSTRACT):
Harnad, S. (1990) Scholarly Skywriting and the Prepublication Continuum
of Scientific Inquiry. Psychological Science 1: 342 - 343 (reprinted in
Current Contents 45: 9-13, November 11 1991).
FILENAME: harnad90.skywriting
Harnad, S. (1991) Post-Gutenberg Galaxy: The Fourth Revolution in the
Means of Production of Knowledge. Public-Access Computer Systems Review
2 (1): 39 - 53 (also reprinted in PACS Annual Review Volume 2
1992; and in R. D. Mason (ed.) Computer Conferencing: The Last Word. Beach
Holme Publishers, 1992; and in A. L. Okerson (ed.) Directory of
Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and Academic Discussion Lists, 2nd
edition. Washington, DC, Association of Research Libraries, Office of
Scientific & Academic Publishing, 1992).
FILENAME: harnad91.postgutenberg
Harnad, S. (1992) Interactive Publication: Extending the
American Physical Society's Discipline-Specific Model for Electronic
Publishing. Serials Review, Special Issue on Economics Models for
Electronic Publishing, pp. 58 - 61.
FILENAME: harnad92.interactivpub
Harnad, S. (1994) Implementing Peer Review on the Net:
Scientific Quality Control in Scholarly Electronic Journals. Proceedings
of International Conference on Refereed Electronic Journals: Towards
a Consortium for Networked Publications. University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg 1-2 October 1993 (in press)
FILENAME: harnad94.peer.review
ABSTRACT: Electronic networks have made it possible for scholarly
periodical publishing to shift from a trade model, in which the author
sells his words through the mediation of the expensive and inefficient
technology of paper, to a collaborative model, in which the much lower
real costs and much broader reach of purely electronic publication are
subsidized in advance, by universities, libraries, and the scholarly
societies in each specialty. To take advantage of this, paper
publishing's traditional quality control mechanism, peer review, will
have to be implemented on the Net, thereby recreating the hierarchies
of journals that allow authors, readers, and promotion committees to
calibrate their judgments rationally -- or as rationally as traditional
peer review ever allowed them to do it. The Net also offers the
possibility of implementing peer review more efficiently and equitably,
and of supplementing it with what is the Net's real revolutionary
dimension:  interactive publication in the form of open peer commentary
on published work. Most of this "scholarly skywriting" likewise needs
to be constrained by peer review, but there is room on the Net for
unrefereed discussion too, both in high-level peer discussion forums to
which only qualified specialists in a given field have read/write
access and in the general electronic vanity press.
Hayes, P., Harnad, S., Perlis, D. & Block, N. (1992) Virtual Symposium
on the Virtual Mind. Minds and Machines 2(3) 217-238.
FILENAME: harnad92.virtualmind
ABSTRACT: When certain formal symbol systems (e.g., computer programs)
are implemented as dynamic physical symbol systems (e.g., when they are
run on a computer) their activity can be interpreted at higher levels
(e.g., binary code can be interpreted as LISP, LISP code can be
interpreted as English, and English can be interpreted as a meaningful
conversation). These higher levels of interpretability are called
"virtual" systems. If such a virtual system is interpretable as if it
had a mind, is such a "virtual mind" real? This is the question
addressed in this "virtual" symposium, originally conducted
electronically among four cognitive scientists: Donald Perlis, a
computer scientist, argues that according to the computationalist
thesis, virtual minds are real and hence Searle's Chinese Room Argument
fails, because if Searle memorized and executed a program that could
pass the Turing Test in Chinese he would have a second, virtual,
Chinese-understanding mind of which he was unaware (as in multiple
personality). Stevan Harnad, a psychologist, argues that Searle's
Argument is valid, virtual minds are just hermeneutic
overinterpretations, and symbols must be grounded in the real world of
objects, not just the virtual world of interpretations. Computer
scientist Patrick Hayes argues that Searle's Argument fails, but
because Searle does not really implement the program: A real
implementation must not be homuncular but mindless and mechanical, like
a computer. Only then can it give rise to a mind at the virtual level.
Philosopher Ned Block suggests that there is no reason a mindful
implementation would not be a real one.