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September 1995

Date:         Fri, 1 Sep 1995 10:17:45 +0100
Reply-To:     Stevan Harnad <harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
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From:         Stevan Harnad <harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject:      Conference Paper Archive
              NewJour-L@e-math.ams.org, biblio-fr@univ-rennes1.fr,
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Below is an advertisement which I've allowed to appear in the
Psycoloquy Newsletter, because it represents one possible direction
that electronic publication could take.
I must point out in advance, however, that there are features of this
proposal that may not be optimal, and that the Net might serve authors
far better with a different structure. The ad below is for a
password-protected, subscription-based electronic archive for
conference papers (called The "Online Journal of Psychology Conference
Presentations," OJPCP). For a subscription fee of $75 per year, readers
will be able to access the conference papers that are in the archive.
The promise is that OJPCP will only contain papers that have somehow
been "vetted," but how, and at what level, and how consistently, is not
indicated. Authors may "republish" their papers, but only if they indicate
that they have previously appeared in OJPCP. There is some ambiguity
about whether authors too, must pay submission charges, or only if they
submit in paper.
It is true that there is a need for electronic access to conference
papers. Conference proceedings often contain only the abstracts, and
are in any case not readily accessible in paper. But the OJPCP service
has made some assumptions about the way that that need should be
fulfilled on the Net, and those assumptions need to be considered
(1) Does the (uneven) level of "vetting" of papers presented at various
conferences make them "journal articles"? Or are they still what they are:
conference papers?
(2) Is this a service to readers or to authors? Will (and should)
readers want to pay $75 per year for access to an undefined sample of
conference papers? Will (and should) authors take the trouble to submit
their conference papers to OJPCP in exchange for that paid readership
(how big is it likely to be?) and at the risk that, in exchange, this prior
"publication" may prevent a refereed journal from considering the paper?
(Most refereed journals have a policy of not publishing papers that have
been published previously.)
(3) What are the true expenses of such a paper archive? How was $75 per
subscriber selected? Are there author charges too, or only for paper
submission? Would the service to authors not be more substantial if (a)
the true costs of processing and archiving were born by the authors
themselves, in the form of page charges? and then (b) the papers were
made fully accessible, to the entire Net, for free, without the barrier
of a subscription price and password? and (c) the "paper" could then be
considered an electronic preprint, which need not be regarded as a
prior publication, jeopardizing its eligibility for consideration by a
refereed journal?
Following the advertisement I have appended a list of references to my
own papers on these questions and those of Andrew Odlyzko and Paul
Ginsparg (all accessible electronically, and for free...). Paul
Ginsparg is already extending his revolutionary Physics Electronic
Preprint Archive to include Conference Proceedings, but not on a
subscription model.
    Stevan Harnad, Editor
    PSYCOLOQUY (sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy)
    Sponsored by the American Psychological Association
    Department of Psychology
    University of Southampton
    Highfield, Southampton
    phone: +44 1703 594-583
    fax:   +44 1703 593-281
Date: 31 Aug 1995 20:32:14 GMT
From: batkinso@fox.nstn.ca (Bob Atkinson)
To: sci-psychology-journals-psycoloquy@uunet.uu.net
Newsgroups: sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy
Organization: Nova Scotia Technology Network
The Online Journal of Psychology Conference Presentations (OJPCP)
Online Academic Research Incorporated, a Canadian electronic publishing
company, announced plans today to publish a series of Internet-based
academic and research journals,starting with the Online Journal of
Psychology Conference Presentations, to appear in February, 1995 on the
worldwide web (WWW). Here is some preliminary information on the Journal:
As no permanent forum exists for the publishing of Psychology conference
posters, presentations, papers, symposia and invited addresses, access to
those materials is difficult after the conference has concluded. This
journal will provide easy, economical and long-term access to these
materials, allowing other researchers and practitioners to more easily
find, review and cite presentations in this important body of work. The
journal will publish posters and other conference presentations (papers,
symposia and invited addresses) in the field of Psychology in an online
Only those presentations which have been vetted by academic and
professional associations and presented at conferences, meetings and
conventions will be accepted. Conference material published in OJPCP may
be published in another journal as long as that journal publication makes
it clear that the data was presented previously at the conference and in
The Journal will be a password-protected site on the World Wide Web of the
Internet, which may be accessed without long-distance charges by
subscribers worldwide using NetScape, Mosaic or other HTML browsing
software on a Mac, PC or UNIX system with Internet access at 14.4KBAUD or
faster. Subscription rates start at $75 US per year.
The home page of the Journal will offer a monthly table of contents, with
a link button on each entry leading to its abstract, and a button there
leading to the actual presentation itself for viewing online. You can
search through the presentations online by author, title, date,
conference, overall topic and keywords. You can also capture any graphics
directly in NetScape and/or download the full text of the actual
presentation (in text format) to your computer for later reading offline.
We anticipate several thousand presentations will be published in the
first year alone. While the site will maintain all posters submitted
online, we will also publish an annual CD edition (PC and Mac format) of
all presentations, to be sold separately.
Anticipated first on-line issue due: February 1996
Technical Requirements:
Text for presentations should ideally be on a 3.52 floppy disk (Mac or
PC), saved in a recent version of WordPerfect, MS Word or just as a plain
ASCII text file. Graphics should also be on 3.52 Mac or PC floppy disk,
saved in any of these formats: EPS, TIFF (no higher than 150 dpi), PICT,
GIF, CGM, WMF or Lotus PIC.
If your presentation exists on paper only and not on disk, send us a clean
copy of all the pages, numbered properly. We will scan in the pages and
format them, but there will be a small additional formatting fee, based on
the complexity of the job. We will inform you on the amount when we
receive the paper materials.
Standard submission and formatting fee: $95 US.
Turnaround time: 30 days.
For more information, contact:
Bob Atkinson, Systems Manager at:
The Online Journal of Psychology Conference Presentations
5525 Artillery Lane Halifax  Nova Scotia  Canada  B3J 1J2
Phone: (902) 425-5137  Fax: (902) 425-5135  EMail: batkinso@fox.nstn.ca
The following papers are retrievable by World Wide Web from:
By ftp from:
Or by gopher from:
Ginsparg, P. (1994) First Steps Towards Electronic Research
Communication. Computers in Physics. (August, American Institute of
Physics).  8(4): 390-396.  http://xxx.lanl.gov/blurb/
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).
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: M. Strangelove & D. Kovacs: Directory of
Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and Academic Discussion Lists (A.
Okerson, ed), 2nd edition. Washington, DC, Association of Research
Libraries, Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing, 1992); and
in Hungarian translation in REPLIKA 1994.
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.
Harnad, S. (1995) Electronic Scholarly Publication: Quo Vadis?
Serials Review 21(1) 70-72 (Reprinted in Managing Information
2(3) 1995)
Harnad, S. (1995) Implementing Peer Review on the Net:
Scientific Quality Control in Scholarly Electronic Journals. In:
Peek, R. & Newby, G. (Eds.) Electronic Publishing Confronts Academia:
The Agenda for the Year 2000. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.
Harnad, S. (1995) The PostGutenberg Galaxy: How To Get There From Here.
Times Higher Education Supplement. Multimedia. P. vi. May 12 1995
Harnad, S. (1995) Universal FTP Archives for Esoteric Science and
Scholarship:  A Subversive Proposal. In: Ann Okerson & James O'Donnell
(Eds.) Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads; A Subversive Proposal for
Electronic Publishing. Washington, DC., Association of Research
Libraries, June 1995.
Odlyzko, A.M. (1995) Tragic loss or good riddance? The impending
demise of traditional scholarly journals, International Journal of
Human-Computer Studies (formerly International Journal of Man-Machine
Studies), 42 (1995), 71-122. Condensed version in Notices of the
Amercan Mathematical Society, 42 (Jan. 1995),  49-53.  Available at URL
Date:         Mon, 4 Sep 1995 17:22:15 -0500
Reply-To:     Matthew David Franz <mdfranz@tenet.edu>
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From:         Matthew David Franz <mdfranz@tenet.edu>
******* Literary E-Journal Announcement & Call for Submissions *******
The premiere issue of _Gruene Street: an Internet Journal of Prose &
Poetry_ is now available online from the following sources:
If you are unable to access these sites, drop us a note and we'll forward
you a copy of the first issue & submission guidelines.
Submission guidelines are included within the ASCII version of the journal
and ON the masthead page (near the end of the first document) in the web
We are currently accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, essays,
criticism, and reviews to be considered for issue #2.  The deadline for
submission is 1 November 95.
  G R U E N E  S T R E E T: An Internet Journal of Prose & Poetry
  Volume #1, Issue #1                                 Summer 1995
  Editors                                         Amelia F. Franz
                                                    Matthew Franz
               *  *  *  *  C O N T E N T S   *  *  *  *
                        ---- P O E T R Y ----
  Autopsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leilani Wright
  The Gun of a Dead Man
  Three Mile Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet McCann
  Coming Back from Okanogan. . . . . . . . . . . George Perreault
  Dancing Naked on the Mesa
  Temporary Meaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  James Cervantes
  Neighbours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Colin Morton
                       ---- F I C T I O N ----
  The Way You Swim in Dreams. . . . . . . . . . .  Douglas Lawson
  The Jew's Wife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Thomas Hubschman
  from _Oceans Apart_ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Colin Morton
            ---- E S S A Y S  and  C R I T I C I S M ----
  On Collaboration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherry Lee Linkon
  The Writing on the Bijou Wall: . . . . . . .  Steven G. Kellman
  Cinema and Post-Literate Culture
                       ---- R E V I E W S ----
  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, _Strange Pilgrims_ . . . Douglas Lawson
  Kay Cattarulla, Editor. . . . . .  . . . . . .  Amelia F. Franz
  _Texas Bound: 19 Texas Stories_
  (c) Copyright 1995                                 ISSN Pending
Date:         Sun, 10 Sep 1995 07:31:32 -0500
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Date:         Sun, 10 Sep 1995 13:51:51 -0400
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Subject:      Web Conference - Part II
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                         Tuesday - 24th October 1995
8:30 to 9:00 am                  COFFEE
9:00 to 10:00 am                 Speaker   -  Eric Leese Morgan,  Systems
                                 Librarian, North Carolina State University
                                 Topic:    A demonstration  of the Mr.
Serials Process.  The Mr. Serials Process is a systematic method for
collecting, organizing, archiving, indexing and disseminating electronic
serials.  Using readily-available technologies (FTP,HTTP, HTML, gopher,
email) as well as a bit of locally developed software  (a perl script), the
Mr. Serials Process has been able to maintain a collection of more than
3,700 electronic serial items (complete issues and articles) from more than
2 dozen titles.  This presentation will describe and demonstrate the Mr.
Serials Process in terms of its strength and weaknesses.
10:00 to 10:30                    Break
10:30 to 11:30                   Speakers     -  John Teskey,  Director of
                                 Libraries University of New Brunswick
                                              - John B. Black, Director of
                                 University Libraries (Retired), University of
                                 Topic:  Libraries have a critical role to
play in opening  up the world of electronic publishing and networked based
information access to their user communities.  This session will highlight
some significant macro issues affecting all types of libraries as they move
forward in expanding the electronic publishing and increasingly diverse
range of networked services available to their clients.  Some of the most
crucial issues include:  organizational response; staffing issues;
training, development and support; economic aspects;
intra-institutional/organizational issues and inter-institutional
11:30 to 12:00 noon              Speaker  -  Dr. Roy Bonin, President of
                                 the Canadian Society for the study of
                                 Higher Education and Director of
                                 University Libraries and Adjunct Professor
                                 of Institutional Administration and
                                 Education at Concordia University
                                 Topic: In 1991 the Canadian Society for
the Study of Higher Education initiated a very ambitions project to
establish a full-text research database on Canadian post-secondary
education. The Canadian Journal of Higher Education is now available
on-line in the same format as its paper version.  Illustrating the
functionality of Catchword Inc. client software and its network of servers,
the digital product of a working relationship between three university
research centres and commercial interests in two countries provides an
economical model that can be adopted by other learned societies and
academic publications.
12:00 to 1:00 pm                 LUNCH
1:00 to 2:30 pm                  Gateway and Browser Panel Discussion
                                 Moderator:  Dave Macneil,  Director of
                                 Computing Services, UNB
Panelists:  Clifford Lynch, University of
                                 California; Greg Hathorne, Vice President
                                 of Library Products, Sirsi;  Carl Grant,
                                 Vice President, DRA;  Sun Microsystems;
                                 Terry C. Noreault, Director, Office of
                                 Research, OCLC
                                 Topic:        Panelists will address such
questions as :  What is the future of WEB Browsers and gateways?  Will they
replace the myriad individual proprietary and  standards based clients
which  are out there and being developed?  How is your company positioning
itself?  How do you see the competition and marketing of these products?
The trend seems to be to make them or parts of  them freely available, at
least, to some members of the Internet community.   Will this continue?
How  will this effect you and suppliers who charge for their products?
2:30 to 3:00 pm                  Break
3:00 to 3:30 pm                  Speaker  -   Sun  Microsystems
                                 Topic:  Sun's WEB Browser - Hot Java
3:30 to 4:00 pm                  Speakers    -   Carl Snow, Purdue
                                              -   Cary Kerr, Technical
                                 Information Systems, Administration,
                                 Purdue University
                                 Topic:            Many  library patrons
are seeking desktop access to essential government documents. The Purdue
Libraries as a member of the Federal Depository Libraries program sought to
bring the Federal Register, GAO blue book reports and all of the GPO access
databases to our patrons desktops.  Carl and Cary will outline the steps
taken in developing the project and how they worked with the Government
Printing Office to execute the program.  They will also discuss some of the
shortfalls and some of the enhancements that they see in the future.
4:00 to 5:00 pm                Speakers     -  Slavko Manojlovich,
                               Memorial University
                                            -   Mark Leggott, Saint Francis
                               Xavier University
                                             Topic:  The session will cover
the various issues associated with creating documents for the World Wide
Web and will include evaluations and demos of HTML authoring tools which
facilitate the WWW publication process.
7:00 to 10:00                  Public/Poster Forum
                      Wednesday, 25th October 1995
8:30 to 9:00 am                 COFFEE
9:00 to 10:00 am               Speaker     -   David Seaman,  Coordinator
                               of Electronic Texts, University of Virginia
                               Topic:  David's presentation will focus on
the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.  The Center
combines an on-line archives of thousands of SGML-encoded   electronic text
(some of which are publicly available) with a library-based Center housing
hardware and software suitable for the creation and analysis of text.
Through ongoing training sessions and support of individual teaching and
research projects, the Center is building a diverse and expanding user
community locally, and providing a potential model for similar enterprises
at other institutions.
10:00 to 10:30 am               COFFEE
10:30 to 11:15 am               Speaker     - Todd Kelley, Librarian for
                                Technology Initiatives, John Hopkins University
                                Topic:  Project Muse has succeeded as a
model for electronic scholarly publishing because the technological tea
leaves were accurately read when the project was begun over two years ago.
In this session, a co-founder of the Project will explain the Project, make
some more predictions about the technological future of electronic
scholarly publishing, and will also explain what else is required in order
to make any similar ventures successful.
11:15 to 11:40                 Speaker     -  Walter Piovesan ,
                               Data Librarian, Simon Fraser University
                                Topic:     The RDL/web interface to the
CANSIM Database will compared with a UNIX NFS networked model. The
demostration will examine issues that web based applications need to adress
in order to provide users with robust interfaces to numeric data. As well a
demostration of a WWW interface to CITIBASE data will demostrated.
11:40 to 12:00                 Speaker     -  Chris Leowski, Director EPAS
                               Computing Facility, University of Toronto
                               Topic:    This talk will focus on
distributing  various databases via the WEB as opposed to other  methods of
allowing database access via Internet.   Included will be a description of
two current projects, one making all four IMF databases available via WEB,
another (somewhat more interesting, since it does not rely on time-series
approach) making all n gigabytes of Census data available via WEB with a
relational database engine in the background, allowing for virtually
unlimited combinations of search and retrieval criteria.
12:00 to 1:00 pm                Lunch
1:00 to 1:45 pm                 Speaker      -  Harold Finkbeiner,
                                Senior Systems Software Developer, ITSS,
                                Stanford University
                                Topic:     Harold will talk about his
                                Z39.50 gateway.
1:45 to 2:15 pm                 Speaker   -  Michael Grover,
                                Business Development Manager, SilverPlatter
                                Topic:  Michael's  presentation is going to
focus on SilverPlatter's new Web-based retrieval client WebSpirs and
address such questions as: What is WebSPIRS;    WebSPIRS and ERL;  and,
customizing WebSPIRS using ordinary HTML to create interfaces and using SP
Macros to customize and write search functionality.
 2:15 to 2:45 pm               Speaker   - Greg Hathorne, Vice President of
                               Library Products, Sirsi Corporation
                               Topic:     Greg will talk about Sirsi's
WebCat which provides an interactive, online, public access catalog on the
World Wide Wed.
2:45 to 3:00                   Wrap-up and prize draw
Funding generously provided by TeleEducation N.B., the Emerging
Technologies Interest Group (Canadian Library Association), CACUL
(Canadian Library Association), Readmore, Beaumont and Associates Inc., Sun
Microsystems, City of Fredericton, Micromedia, Sirsi
Alan Burk, Associate Director of Libraries
University of New Brunswick / Box 7500  / Fredericton, N.B./ E3B 5H5
Voice 506-453-4740    Fax 506-453-4595
Date:         Sun, 10 Sep 1995 13:51:41 -0400
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Subject:      Web Conference - Part I
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                       WEB CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
ACCESS '95 - World Wide Web Conference on Gateways and Publishing
DATES:  Monday, Oct. 23 - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1995
A single stream conference for 170 participants hosted by the University of
New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Wu Conference Centre, University of New Brunswick
CONFERENCE HOME PAGE: http://www.hil.unb.ca/library/conference/
CONFERENCE FOCUS:   The Web is opening up to an increasing number of people
looking for information, and Web browsers are becoming the clients of
choice for accessing a variety of resources.  Library related vendors, such
as Sirsi and SilverPlatter are developing Web gateways to their products.
Gateways based on standards, such as Z39.50, are in the public domain and
are starting to be used by libraries to access local and commercial data
bases.  There are exciting developments with Web browsers, such as Sun's
In 1993 the University of Manitoba hosted the International Conference on
Refereed Electronic Journals.  The development of the Web and browsers
during the past two years have redefined issues of design, production and
distribution.  What will the next two years bring?
The University of New Brunswick is hosting this conference to explore these
COST:  $145 (Canadian) or $115 (US), including 3 lunches, conference t-shirt
HOW TO GET HERE:  The Fredericton airport services flights from Toronto,
Montreal, Boston and Halifax.  We are a three hour drive from Bangor, Maine
page     http://www.hil.unb.ca/library/conference/
or contact: Alan Burk:
            506-453-4740 voice
            506-453-4595 fax
                    WWW Conference - Gateways and Publishing
                     Programme - Monday, 23rd October 1995
8:00 to 8:45 am                  Registrants pickup name tags, registration
8:45 to 9:00 am                   L. Visentin, Vice-President Academic, UNB
                                  Penny Marshall - President, CLA
                                  John Teskey, Director of Libraries, UNB
9:00 to 10:00 am                  Keynote Speaker   - Clifford Lynch,
                                  University of California
                                  Topic:   Clifford is planning to discuss
implications of web browsers for the design of online catalogs and related
information retrieval systems, and architectural issues involved in Z39.50
"clients" and web browsers.
10:00 to 10:30 am                 BREAK
10:30 to 10:55 am                 Speaker    - Glen Newton, Director of
                                  Internet Applications, Cymbiont Inc.
                                  Topic:   Glen will be talking about
Government and Data.  His web site has won awards, twice for Cool Site of
the Day and a Canadian Internet award.
10:55 to 11:20am                 Speaker      -  Tyson Macaulay,
                                 Consultant, Canadian Cyybercasting
                                 Co/Industry Canada
                                 Topic:  Tyson will talk about government
information and service to the public:  Growing Challenges to Network-based
organization and distribution.
 11:20 to 12:00pm                Speaker       -  Neophytos Iacovou,
                                 University of Minnesota
                                 Topic:     This presentation will cover:
Next generation user interfaces for Internet navigation, incorporating 3D
scenes as a graphical document type.  Neophytos will give an  overview of
the design rationale and engineering tradeoffs in the current Gopher VR
clients, how Gopher VR hierarchies and VRML documents address complimentary
problems, and future directions for Gopher VR and VRML developments will be
discussed.  He will also give an overview of other technologies in the
works such as: movies containing embedded URLS; other flavors of VR scenes;
OpenDOC; and more.
 12:00 to 1:00 pm                 LUNCH - Wu Centre Concourse
 1:00 to 1:45 pm                  Speaker     -  Terry C. Noreault,
                                  Director, Office of Research, OCLC
                                  Topic:     Terry will be talking about
work at OCLC on cataloguing internet resources (Metadata in Internet
terminology), the presentation of scholarly material, and Z39.50's place in
the Web.  In March OCLC and NCSA held an invitational conference on
Metadata which was attended by 50 representatives of the library and Web
World. This presentation of scholarly material, particularly in the
sciences, presents special problems.  OCLC has experimented in a number of
approaches to solving those problems:  imaging, SGML viewers, and lately
Java.  Rather than eliminating the need for Z39.50, the Web provides the
perfect environment to realize its promise.
 1:45 to 2:30 pm                   Speakers     - Stephen Sloan, Systems
                                   Librarian, University of New Brunswick
                                                - Art Rhyno, University
                                   of Windsor
                                   Topic:   The popularity of the WWW has
meant that there is now a large installed base of common software on the
desktop.  This session explores some of the opportunities presented by the
widespread availability of common Internet tools.  It describes how
libraries can "plug" into the desktop using these applications to offer
additional functionality and points of access to library services.  Steve
will demonstrate the " Virtual Pathfinder" and a method of fooling
telnet-only applications into communicating with Web browsers.
2:30 to 3:00 pm                       BREAK
3:00 to 3:30 pm                    Speaker      -  Aldyth Holmes,
                                  Director, National Research Council
                                  (NRC) NRC's Research Journals
                                   Topic:     An outline of the steps NRC
has taken to become an electronic publisher, from their home page to their
prototype publications - a journal, a monograph with discussion - and the
relationships they are establishing to streamline the process and
eventually get all 14 journals up electronically.  The problems they have
encountered will be covered including some of the valuable insights they
have received from talking to colleagues (other publishers). The talk will
also focus on the business reality - costs and subscriptions - and conclude
with an overview of market readiness.
 3:30 to 4:00 pm                  Speaker     -  Lorrin R. Garson, Chief
                                  Technology Officer, Advanced Technology
                                  Department, Publications Division
                                  American Chemical Society
                                  Topic:  Presentation on ACS' work in
 publishing on the Net. The American Chemical Society has embarked on a
concerted program to make chemical information available to the scientific
community in electronic form. A variety of information has been made
available electronically through CD-ROM and the Internet via World-Wide-Web
and Gopher---information such as: (a) x-ray crystallographic data in CIF
digital format, (b) color material, (c) product information associated with
print and electronic advertising, and (d) Quick-Time movies showing
molecular rotation.
  4:00 to 5:00 pm                Publishing Panel
                                 Moderator    -  Jean-Claude Guedon,
                                 Universite de Montreal
                                 Panelists:  Bob Gigson, Miromedia; Lorrin
                                 Garson, ACS; Todd Kelley,
                                 John Hopkins; and others
                                 Topic:    Surfaces and scholarly, refereed
electronic publishing. Questions the panel will address:  As the Web
becomes ubiquitous, what direction will electronic publishing take? The
ease of establishing a Web site challenges our notions of "publisher".
From the institutional or corporate perspective, how do you see the growth
of "sites" as a long term trend?  How do you intend to position yourself in
the medium term, or is even three years too far in the future?  What do you
see as the strategic decisions necessary for success?
7:00 to 12:00 midnight           Blues night at the Dock - downtown
                                 fare - Steak and beer
                                 band - All Blouzzed Up
Alan Burk, Associate Director of Libraries
University of New Brunswick / Box 7500  / Fredericton, N.B./ E3B 5H5
Voice 506-453-4740    Fax 506-453-4595
Date:         Mon, 11 Sep 1995 01:19:43 +0100
Reply-To:     Ian Pitchford <i.pitchford@sheffield.ac.uk>
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From:         Ian Pitchford <i.pitchford@sheffield.ac.uk>
Subject:      Building a Web Site
Dear Colleagues,
I am in the process of building a web site to serve those
interested in cognition, behaviour, health and education. If you
would like to help with this project please take a look at
Various electronic publishing projects will be among our main
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ian Pitchford
      Ian Pitchford  Department of Biomedical Science  University of
        Sheffield  Western Bank  SHEFFIELD  S10 2TN  United Kingdom
               What a piece of work is a man!
               how noble in reason!
               how infinite in faculty!
               in form and moving how express and admirable!
               in action how like an angel!
               in apprehension how like a god!
               the beauty of the world!
               the paragon of animals!
               And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
Date:         Mon, 11 Sep 1995 16:31:30 +0200
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Subject:      *ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY* 3, 2
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As a subscriber to *Electronic Antiquity* you are being contacted
to let you know that Volume 3 Issue 2 (September 1995) is now
available.  A list of contents and access instructions follow.
University of Tasmania, Australia:
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)
Emanuele Narducci (Florence)
Barry Powell (Wisconsin)
Harold Tarrant (Newcastle, NSW)
Hannah, R., 'Peisistratos, The Peisistratids and the Introduction
        of Herakles to Olympos: An Alternative Scenario'
Storey, I.C., '*Wasps* 1284-91 and the Portrait of Kleon in
        *Wasps*' (*Scholia* [1995] preprint)
Worthington, Ian, '[Plutarch], *X.Or.* 848e: A Loeb Mistranslation
        and Its Effect on Hyperides' Entry Into Athenian Political Life'
The Israel Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies
        (Call for Papers for 1996 conference)
Collected Essays of E. Borza: Announcement
Electronic Forums & Repositories for the Classics
        by Ian Worthington
*Electronic Antiquity* Vol. 3 Issue 2 - September 1995
edited by Peter Toohey and Ian Worthington
ISSN 1320-3606
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Date:         Tue, 26 Sep 1995 00:33:22 -0400
Reply-To:     Bruce Maher <bmaher@ixc.net>
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From:         Bruce Maher <bmaher@ixc.net>
Organization: Internet Exchange Carrier
Subject:      Free Spam Program, Does it Work??
Sorry folks, but I just couldn't resist trying this.  Found the script on
Does it work?  Guess so .
                HERE IT IS:  ABSOLUTELY FREE
Spam as many groups as you want with one command.  Can post same message
to 14,000 groups in just a few hours.
Must have UNIX shell account, the attached script, and create two ascii
text files called groups.txt and message.txt.  The file groups.txt should
contain a list of all groups you want to spam, one per line. If you want
to hit everything, you can just copy your .newsrc file, but you'll have to
remove all index numbers and end of line punctuation.  The message.txt
file is the actual message you want to spam.  It must contain the subject
header on the first line, ie: Subject: Spamming is Fun.
You may add in other headers, such as Organization, Paths, Reply to, etc,
but none are required.  Do NOT put in a newsgroup header.  The script does
that automatically.  There must be a blank line between the last header
and the start of the actual message.
Then, download those two files plus the following script (call it
spamming.fun) to your home directory on the Unix shell account, type "perl
spamming.fun", and sit back to watch the fireworks.
-----------------------------------Cut Here--------------------
#Assumes both Perl and Inews are accessible through
#your home directory.  If not, either place them in your path
#or adjust the script.
#You must also have a ascii text file called groups.txt, which
#contains a list of each group you want to spam.  One to a line.
#No punctuation at end of line.
#Your spam message must be called message.txt, and it should
#be in ascii.  The first line must be you subject header:
# For example:  Subject: this is a spam.
# You may add in other headers if you wish, but there must be a
#blank line before your actual message begins.
#run program by typing "perl spam.pl.
print "Running...\n";
$newsrc =
open(GROUPS, "$newsrc");
        {print "Posting to: $group";
 open(NEWS,"|inews -h");
print NEWS "Newsgroups: $group";
 open(MESSAGE, "message.txt");
while($line=) {
print NEWS $line;
 close NEWS;
if($?==0) { $success++ }
else { $fail++
}}$total = $success + $fail;print "Tried to post to $total
groups.\n$success OK, $fail failed.\n";