127.2 NEW SPRINGER-VERLAG GRACING POLICY, Karen Kroll
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for the Electronic Frontier Press release from University of California Press, email@example.com. [Forwarded from VPIEJ-L by Luke Swindler and reprinted with permission. -ed.] Would you like to help shape the electronic future of humanities scholar- ship? You can do so the next time you sit at your keyboard, by exploring SCAN--Scholarship from CAlifornia on the Net. SCAN is a pilot project to facilitate broad scholarly access to humanities journals and monographs by publication on the Internet. This project is a collaboration among the University of California Press, the University Libraries at Berkeley, Ir- vine, and Los Angeles, and the Division of Library Automation of the Office of the President. It draws together the resources of the University of California community to harness electronic technologies in support of new methods of scholarly communication in teaching, learning, and research. Because the goal of SCAN is to create a viable electronic publishing and research model, the SCAN partners are encouraging librarians, faculty, researchers, and students to help test and enhance the pilot project. In its pilot phase, SCAN represents an early experiment to develop an eco- nomically viable publishing model for humanities scholarship that inte- grates electronic publishing, library access, and scholarly use. Initially, the SCAN partners have created a prototype electronic edition of an exist- ing print journal, _Nineteenth-Century Literature_, to test networked ac- cess from remote and local workstations, ease of use, searching tools, and cost recovery mechanisms. To encourage widespread use and feedback, the current and recent back issues of _Nineteenth-Century Literature - Elec- tronic Edition_ (NCL-E) are available free of charge on the gopher server of the Library at the University of California at Berkeley. The NCL-E files can be reached by the following gopher path: at the prompt, use gopher to connect to infolib.lib.berkeley.edu (make sure your settings indicate port 70 and gopher+ [Gopher Plus] server.) Once you have reached infolib through gopherspace, select menu items: Elec- tronic Journals, Books, Indexes and Other Sources; Journals; Nineteenth- Century Literature. _Nineteenth-Century Literature - Electronic Edition_ features full texts of the current year and the past three years of the journal, including tables of contents, all articles, book reviews, notes, and descriptive lists of contributors. New issues will be added as they are released. To facilitate the broadest possible use, the articles are formatted in two different ways: text-only version (ASCII), and Rich Text Format (Microsoft RTF). The text-only versions of the articles are included in a WAIS index to facili- tate limited on-line browsing. A simple command from the NCL-E gopher menu allows you to use keywords, such as an author's name or a particular term, to search across the entire on-line collection, providing paragraph-by- paragraph views of the search hits. These hits can be used to locate the abstract of the article, which can then be read on-screen to confirm inter- est in the selection. In order to view the full, formatted text, you will need to download or print the file. The downloaded files can be manipulated using a variety of standard word-processing programs, including all versions of Microsoft Word, newer versions of WordPerfect, and the Write application of Windows. A brief set of instructions is included below. In addition to complete instructions for using the search and formatting features, the NCL-E gopher menu contains a questionnaire soliciting feedback and suggestions for how the electronic journal prototype can be further developed to meet the needs of scholars. We encourage you to fill out and return this questionnaire. The University of California partners are currently seeking funding to expand the pilot project to include additional journals, monographs, and primary source materials in literary studies, classics, and history. They envision SCAN as a base of scholarship enhanced with authoring and docu- ment-preparation tools and sophisticated electronic-navigation tools that will enable scholars working at individual workstations to access a data- base from which pieces can be combined and repackaged to meet a variety of specialized research, teaching, and learning needs. With SCAN, the University of California partners are beginning the develop- ment of a sustainable model for the creation, dissemination, and utiliza- tion of humanities scholarship that both offers an economically viable transition to electronic communication and also supports the University's mission of providing widespread public access to the research results achieved by its scholars. Contacts: Rebecca Simon Sandra Whisler 510 642-5536 510 642-7485 email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com _Nineteenth-Century Literature_ ELECTRONIC EDITION (c) University of California Press, 1994 A. Overview This document provides instructions for _Nineteenth-Century Literature Electronic Edition_ (NCL-E). Because there are many different versions of gopher client and server software, the descriptions contained here cannot address all the needs of all users. Instead, we offer helpful guidelines for using this electronic product. B. NCL Menu Structure and File Locations 1. NCL-E currently includes files for Volumes 46-49:2 2. To access ASCII files a. go to NCL-E gopher menu b. the top menu item will let you search all the files (see below) * text-only (ASCII) versions of the articles are included * the full ASCII files are not available separately 3. To access Rich Text Format (Microsoft RTF) files a. look for them by volume and issue number b. download the file (see below) c. on your computer, open your word processor FIRST open the RTF file from inside your word processor C. Searching NCL-E 1. If you know the volume and issues you want a. select it from the top-level NCL-E gopher menu 2. If you want to conduct a keyword search a. go to NCL-E menu b. choose "Search Index to Nineteenth-Century Literature" c. dialog box will appear asking for words for which to search. Keep the following in mind: * you may enter more than one word at a time, but independent search- es will be done * search command is NOT case-sensitive * you cannot use boolean search qualifiers such as AND or OR to limit searches D. Downloading Articles 1. Use hits information to identify the RTF files you want 2. To download articles from the gopher server a. select from menu b. enter file name c. file will be placed in home account under filename d. you may need to move the file from a server to your own computer. (If more details are needed, consult your local system administrator or technical support staff.) E. Questions and Suggestions 1. NCL-E and this document are currently in development. We encourage you to complete the on-line user questionnaire that is available from the main NCL-E menu. We welcome feedback to the following addresses: via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org via post: University of California Press Journals Division 2120 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA 94720127.2 NEW SPRINGER-VERLAG GRACING POLICY
Karen Kroll, Manager, Customer Service, Springer-Verlag New York.
Springer-Verlag Customers: We at Springer-Verlag would like to bring to your attention the grac- ing policy that Springer-Verlag will be implementing for the 1995 subscription year. The reason for this policy change is that we feel many libraries have made changes for 1995 in their subscription agents, thus we will try to ensure no gaps in your collections. For monthly issues of our journals our policy will be to grace three issues, i.e. January through March; for quarterly journals we will grace one issue. Our intent is to see that as few as possible dupli- cate issues will be sent to you, in order not to cause problems for your already stressed human resources. If you do receive duplicate issues, we would request that you NOT return these issues. Please use them in the manner most useful to your library. Sincerely, Karen Kroll Manager, Journal Customer Service127.3 FROM THE MAILBOX
The mailbox is: email@example.com. >From Fred Friend, Librarian, University College London, firstname.lastname@example.org: I was very interested in the comments Paul Metz reported from the Virginia Tech chemists about a change in attitude towards publication in high-priced journals from whichever publisher (Newsletter no. 126). I certainly sense a sea-change in attitude here as well, although I have not heard it expressed as clearly as Paul describes it. I find such comments very encouraging and I wonder if other readers of the Newsletter have similar experiences to report.
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