113.2 HAWORTH PRESS PHOTOCOPYING AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY POLICIES, Peter Graham and Bill Cohen
113.3 FINAL WORD ON THE _JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TOXICOLOGY_, Ed Barnas
113.4 DAVIS TO SELL THE FAXON COMPANY, Press release
Edwin Beschler, Birkhauser Boston, email@example.com;
Clyde F. Martin, Editor, _Journal of Mathematical Systems, Estimation, and Control_, Texas Tech University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Edwin Beschler: Questions [in NO. 111] about our project were welcomed since we began it with many left unanswered -- on the thesis that, if we waited until we had all the answers, the "revolution" would have passed us by and we would still be "rearranging the deck chairs" -- if I may mix a metaphor. The question from Deborah Lee about inter-library loan is hard for me to answer since I really do not know from my own experience what procedures people follow from day to day. It would seem to me a lot of trouble to determine on a regular basis, through whatever current awareness system one is using, that a paper of potential interest is available in a summary, get that summary on interlibrary loan, and then if truly interested get the full ftp version. In my imaginings, people watching the literature in their field would much prefer, and would lobby for, having the hard copy in their own library for random examination. And I would then argue that making so many representations of papers avail- able gives the library a more valuable resource than some others with which it might have to compete for space in the budget. In essence, this is our selling point. (I can only hope it is not like playing chess on the assump- tion that your opponent will behave "exactly" as you would like to allow your brilliant move!) The question from Carol Schaafsma is partly easier to answer. Our papers are now, and for the foreseeable future will be, archived on the computer of our parent company, Springer Verlag in Heidelberg. It is our intention to keep them available on line for some period of time, yet to be deter- mined. Ten years is probably an outside approximation. Usage might imply three years, after which they would be archived off-line and available through human intervention. Can we do this effectively and efficiently? I think so, but this is still among the unanswered questions. I hope to have answers as the journal's success makes it necessary that we find them. We have had little response yet from the community -- mainly questions having to do with economics and dynamics. But the number of authors who have agreed to have their papers published in this manner is increasing, implying to me that there is acceptance among users -- who are after all simultaneously the creators. Thanks again for your interest and the oppor- tunity to attempt an explication of the details. ----- From Clyde F. Martin: Edwin Beschler, Birkhauser Boston, has forwarded your communications to me as editor of the _Journal of Mathematical Systems, Estimation and Control_. We appreciate your interests and concerns in our electronic publication project and think that some of your questions may be answered in the appen- ded file containing my editorial which appeared in JMSEC, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 1994. We would like to invite you to use the following instruc- tions and pull back an ftp file of a manuscript from Springer in Heidelberg (the instructions are published in each issue of the journal). We have included three numbers from those files to provide you with a sample of our manuscripts. Looking at the finished printed product should alleviate some of the concerns which you have voiced about the quality of editing and the appearance of the finished product. Instructions to access FTP on the Internet: Address: trick.ntp.springer.de User: anonymous (personal e-mail address) Access: cd jmsec get ID#.ps (the ID# is the five digit identification number of the paper desired) Three papers whose summaries have appeared and which are representative of the stored manuscripts are: 94552, which is 416,825 bytes; 11617, which is 198,458 bytes; and 84640, which is 198,498 bytes. We would be delighted to receive your subsequent input and thoughts about this project. Best regards, Clyde F. Martin, Editor-in-Chief, JMSEC ----- When this journal began three years ago we pledged to transition to elec- tronic publishing by the year 2000. There were many problems that at the time seemed insurmountable; for example, how do we archive an electronic medium? (This is still a difficult problem.) How do we handle figures? (A problem that was answered by the ability to create postscript files.) And, in what form should the manuscript be stored so that it is accessible to the most people? (We believe that the use of postscript files is the best answer.) There are still many problems to be worked out over the years as electronic publishing becomes more of the standard and less of a novelty. We are pleased that we can announce and begin with this issue what we feel will be the standard for electronic publishing of scientific journals. In the last year there have been at least two journals announced that will publish electronically. Both will be done entirely in electronic form. We feel that there are certain advantages to hard copy and that 300 years of scientific publication is a tradition that shouldn't be lightly overlooked. We begin this venture into electronic publishing by publishing four-page summaries of papers that have been accepted for publication. In this issue there are two such summaries. The full-length papers will eventually appear in the journal. However, any reader of the journal can retrieve the full copy of the paper in postscript form by anonymous FTP. Thus the paper is available to the public at least a year before it would have been normally published. The full-length manuscript will still be fully edited and when printed will appear exactly as it does now in reprint form. The publication date of the paper will be the date of publication of the summary. All papers that have been accepted for publication and all papers accepted within the next year or two will eventually appear in the journal as full- length papers. However, beginning in January 1994, we require that a summa- ry be included with the paper upon submission and when the paper is accep- ted the summary will appear in the next available issue and the electronic file will be available upon summary publication. The details of how to retrieve the electronic file are published elsewhere in the journal. Within two years we will make the final transition to electronic publishing. Pa- pers that are then accepted will be published only in electronic form with only the summary appearing in the journal. By the year 2000 we will only publish summaries with the full-length manuscripts available only in elec- tronic form. We emphasize that papers will be refereed with the same high standards that are now employed and the electronic files will be edited with the same precision that is now employed. The printed copies of the electronic files will appear exactly as they now do in reprint form. The journal will con- tinue to be received by libraries and individuals but will have more and more space devoted to summaries and by the year 2000 will consist only of summaries. There will be no loss of quality either in content or appearance of the printed articles. We hope that this avenue of publication will be a good compromise between conventional publication and fully electronic publication. Ultimately it is up to the scientific community to decide what avenue of publication is the most acceptable to its needs and wishes. We welcome any comments and would appreciate good advice.113.2 HAWORTH PRESS PHOTOCOPYING AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY POLICIES
Peter Graham, Rutgers University, email@example.com; and
Bill Cohen, Publisher, Haworth Press, 10 Alice Street, Binghamton NY 13904.
From Peter Graham: The attempt by Haworth to pre-empt fair use is one of a series of very constraining and objectionable policies that Haworth imposes on readers and authors, all from the viewpoint of maximizing cash flow. While that general rule is defensible in for-profit publishers, few go as far as Haworth. Those interested in seeing further examples could look further in their instructions to potential authors as well as their copyright statements. Haworth for some time has been a niche publisher of expensive journals aimed specifically at the cash cow of the library market. I myself will not write for a Haworth journal, nor for similar journals of which the editori- al board size is a significant integer percentage of its subscription base. ----- From Bill Cohen: Regarding the discussions about Haworth Press, Inc., and our photocopying policy that appeared recently in your newsletter: we agree with many of the statements that were sent in. Haworth Press has no intention of playing the role of a legal vulture, awaiting intently and rapaciously for violators who can be prosecuted for huge court-awarded sums. We have re-worded our photocopying policy as attached. It will take some time before this revision replaces the old version, but by the end of 1995 the objectionable older policy should be entirely extinct. ----- 16) LOCAL PHOTOCOPYING: may be done at no charge for classroom/educational/ inter-library loan use within the limits allowed by fair use statutes. 17) (same) 18) RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS: for local photocopying beyond the fair use limi- tation, a rights & permissions fee of $1.50 for an article of any size is required, payable directly to the Publisher. For rights & permissions for reproductions in anthologies, collections, prepared by photocopy shops, etc., contact: Wanda LaTour, Rights & Permissions, The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904. The only authorized signature for rights & permissions is the following Haworth Press employee: Wanda LaTour.113.3 FINAL WORD ON _JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TOXICOLOGY_
Ed Barnas, Raven Press, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been closely monitoring the comments concerning the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TOXICOLOGY (ISSN 0730-0913). It has not been easy, despite our efforts, for Raven Press to get the word out that this journal is still being published and available for 1994. We appreciate that our efforts have been recognized and thank all of the agents and librarians who have supported and assisted us. Raven will honor -- with proof of payment -- any 1994 subscription for this title that was paid to Mary Ann Leibert, Inc. If anyone is having problems, please contact Sharon Finkelman, Manager, Journal Fulfillment, at Raven Press for help or information (telephone: 212 930 9543; telefax 212 869 3495).113.4 DAVIS TO SELL THE FAXON COMPANY
Press release from The Faxon Company, 15 Southwest Park, Westwood MA 02090-1585
May 12, 1994, Westwood, MA -- Judy Davis, owner of The Faxon Company, has stated that she intends to sell the company. The company is talking with several interested buyers with substantial resources that would preserve the stability of the serials agency's business. A sale is expected to be consummated in the next 90 to 180 days. "Faxon's interests and those of our clients will best be served by a strong partner," said Faxon owner Judy Davis. "Our fundamental business remains very healthy. This effort will give the company the additional financial strength to maintain and improve service to clients." Company president Peter Pyclik has agreed to assist the company during purchase negotiations. After six years of service to Faxon, Dr. Pyclik will take a position with the Boston Financial Group. The remainder of Faxon's management team remains in place.
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