130.2 1994 LATIN AMERICAN PERIODICAL PRICE INDEX, Scott Van Jacob, Dickinson College, email@example.com
130.3 PRINT JOURNALS: TRAGIC LOSS OR GOOD RIDDANCE? Carolyn Kotlas
130.4 _PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS_ ONLINE IN 1995: Press Release, Maria L. Lebron
130.5 SERIALS PRICING ISSUE REVISITED, Michael Lean
130.6 GORDON AND BREACH, Jim Vickery
Luigi Fort, Gordon & Breach Publishers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
[This message appeared first on serialst. -ed.] >From International Publishers Distibutor, Representing Gordon & Breach Science Publishers and Harwood Academic Publishers. We would like to clarify the Photocopy License and Network Rates for Gordon and Breach and Harwood Academic journals. We recognize that there has been confusion among subscribers regarding these rates, and we would like to apologize for any inconvenience. For 1995 the Network Rate was introduced as a vehicle for institutions to copy and re-sell or re-distribute journal articles without any further payment of royalties or reporting to any clearance agency. Since 1987 the Photocopy License has been included in the subscription rates to institutional subscribers in North America, Australia/NZ, and the European Community. Both the Network Rate and Photocopy License allow subscribers greater free- dom than is provided under most copyright laws with respect to their use of our journals. Contrary to statements made in Ms Okerson's notice to Serialst [and the Newsletter -ed.], there is no intent on our part to su- persede the rights of subscribers to operate within fair use provisions of their copyright laws if they subscribe with, or without, the Photocopy License. As it clearly states on our invoices, we begin our copyright statement with " Except as permitted under national laws or under the Photocopy License described below . . . . " Following are complete explanations of these rates: Photocopy License - This is included in the regular subscription price of Gordon and Breach and Harwood journals. It allows the subscriber to make multiple photocopies of single articles in excess of the copying permitted by fair use. As is true under 'fair use', copying under the Photocopy Li- cense must be for the internal research purposes of the library's users. With this License, the subscriber does not have to report to the CCC or any other licensing organization. Network Rate - This is a license that was developed for subscribers who engage in re-distribution of copyrighted material. The key point about this rate is that the subscriber can actively re-sell or re-distribute copies of articles from our journals without being required to pay the publisher any further royalty or to report to any copyright licensing agency. The only limit is the reasonable prohibition of engaging in "re-publication", that is, duplicating and distributing full copies of issues or volumes. Alterna- tively, we want to make aware that we offer a document delivery service for Gordon and Breach and Harwood journals from facilities in Switzerland, USA, and Singapore. With complete access to our collections in these locations, customers can receive same-day service through fax or express mail. Librar- ies can set up accounts with us for uninterrupted service that is quicker than most other delivery services. Base List Rate - This is the subscription rate without the Photocopy Li- cense or Network Rate. We expect subscribers at this rate to use the jour- nal in accordance with their own national copyright laws. In essence, this is the most restrictive rate, but the only restriction imposed on the sub- scriber is their own national copyright law. We'd like to point out the recent court decision regarding Texaco, where a group of publishers succeeded in obtaining a ruling in their favor regard- ing Texaco's excessive photocopying and re-distribution. The court recog- nized the need for establishing licensing fees for photocopying and, more- over, improving the ease of obtaining these licenses. We feel that a fee included in the regular subscription price better accommodates our sub- scribers than the reporting requirements of using such services like the CCC or other agencies. Under 'fair use' provisions, although it is well recognized how material can be used, it is not always clear what quantity of copies per article one is allowed to make. The Photocopy License simply addresses this issue by allowing the subscriber to copy beyond any quantifiable limit conveyed by fair use. The result is that the library, operating under fair use and the Photocopy License, has no further need to report copy amounts to the pub- lisher or any regulating agency. In summary, our subscribers do not lose any rights when paying at any of these rates; they only stand to gain. We welcome any further questions you may have about your subscriptions with us. Thank you and happy holidays. For more information please contact: Luigi Fort, International Publishers Distributor, Reading, UK. Tel: +44 (0)734 560080 Fax: +44 (0)734 568211130.2 1994 LATIN AMERICAN PERIODICAL PRICE INDEX
Scott Van Jacob, Dickinson College, email@example.com
1994 Latin American Periodical Price Index Published in the SALALM Newsletter XXII, 2 (Oct. 1994): 52-53. This is the fourth year of the Latin American Periodical Price Index (LAPPI). The 1993 LAPPI can be found in the October 1993 SALALM Newsletter. The 1994 index provides an analysis of 1993 Latin American periodical pric- es quoted by the Faxon Company and the Library of Congress's Rio de Janei- ro, Brazil Field Office, and paid by the University of Texas at Austin. The method of weighting (based on libraries with significant Latin American holdings) is described in the October 1993 Newsletter. New this year to the LAPPI is the use of a price index as described in ANSI Z39.20-1983, "Li- brary Materials-Criteria for Price Indexes." Applying this price index is dependent on the continued use of the same data sources from year to year. Therefore subsequent years will use the 1992 data, when titles were first provided by Faxon, Library of Congress, and the University of Texas, as the base period. Overall, the weighted Latin American prices for 957 titles increased by 6%, $58.81 to $62.58. This was due to significant price increases in Central America ($8.01) and the Caribbean ($3.04), as South American subscriptions actually saw a small decline ($.68). All subject areas (social sciences, humanities, sci/tech, general, and newspapers) subscriptions saw some in- crease with the exception of law journals.130.3 PRINT JOURNALS: TRAGIC LOSS OR GOOD RIDDANCE?
Carolyn Kotlas, Institute for Academic Technology, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Reprinted with permission from IAT's INFOBITS (ISSN: 1071-5223), no. 18 (December 1994). Thanks to Luke Swindler for forwarding it. -ed.] In "The Speed of Write" by Gary Stix (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, vol. 271, no. 6, December 1994, pp. 106-111), the author points out that the concern for the flow and flood of information on the Internet should not obscure the fact that print publications still present enormous problems of cost, acquisi- tion, timeliness, and storage. Furthermore, the very electronic networks that threaten to overload us with information have the potential to improve the current state of scientific communication. The author makes his point with illustrations of current projects and publications, including an on- line database of high-energy physics papers at Los Alamos National Labora- tory and Stevan Harnad's PSYCOLOQUY, a peer-reviewed, electronic-only jour- nal on cognitive psychology.... The Los Alamos E-Print Archive is available on the World-Wide Web at http://xxx.lanl.gov/ Stevan Harnad's E-Print Archive, which includes connections to issues of Psycoloquy, is available on the World-Wide Web at http://www.princeton.edu/~harnad/ .... Additionally, one of the researchers mentioned in Stix's article, Andrew M. Odlyzko, predicts that "traditional scholarly journals will disappear in the next 10 to 20 years" in his paper "Tragic Loss or Good Riddance? The Impending Demise of Traditional Scholarly Journals." The paper is in SUR- FACES, an electronic journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Montreal, and is available by anonymous FTP to host: ftp.umontreal.ca directory: /Surfaces/Articles/Ascii/Vol4 filename: A-Odlyzko.ascii [Note: Be sure to type directory names with indicated capitalization.]130.4 _PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS_ ONLINE IN 1995: Press Release
Maria L. Lebron, American Physical Society, email@example.com.
For more information please contact: Nita Dean -- OCLC (614) 761-5002 Maria L. Lebron -- APS (301) 209-3202, Lebron@APS.ORG COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, and DUBLIN, Ohio, December 15, 1994. The American Physical Society (APS) and OCLC Ohio [sic] Computer Library Center have agreed to make _Physical Review Letters_, the APS' flagship publication, available electronically through OCLC's Electronic Journals Online system. _Physical Review Letters_ online, providing the same contents as its hard- copy counterpart but with the added benefits and features of the online environment, will be available in July 1995. "Putting _Physical Review Letters_ online is a major step forward in ful- filling APS' commitment to the dissemination of the most important and highest quality physics information," said Dr. Benjamin Bederson, APS' Editor-in-Chief. "Making _Physical Review Letters_ available online first is clearly the right step to take. However, we expect that our other jour- nals -- the five parts of _Physical Review_ and _Reviews of Modern Physics_ -- will follow soon." _Physical Review Letters_ is the world's leading physics letters journal, providing rapid publication of short reports of important research in all fields of physics. The journal provides its diverse readership with cover- age of major advances in all aspects of physics and of developments with significant consequences across disciplines. Pricing information for institutional and member subscribers will be avail- able on 1 February 1995. _Physical Review Letters_ online will join five other electronic journals available through OCLC's Electronic Journals Online system. _Applied Phys- ics Letters_ online, published by the American Institute of Physics, and _Trends in Immunology_, published by Elsevier, will be launched in January 1995. _Electronics Letters Online_, published by the Institution of Elec- trical Engineers, was launched in March 1994. The _Online Journal of Nurs- ing Knowledge and Synthesis_, published by Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, became available in January 1994. In July 1992 the _Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials_, now published by Chapman and Hall, became the first peer-reviewed journal to be published strictly online. The American Physical Society was established in 1899 with the purpose of advancing and disseminating the knowledge of physics. Among the APS' many activities in pursuit of that objective is the publication of seven re- search journals that are recognized as leaders in their fields: _Physical Reviews_ A through E, _Physical Review Letters_, and _Reviews of Modern Physics_. OCLC Electronic Journals Online offers fast publication; a graphical user interface that displays figures, tables, and equations; immediate access to timely information -- available online 23 hours a day; access from the office, dormitory or library; and optimal searching capabilities. Other features include an extensive help system, toll-free telephone support, and comprehensive user documentation. OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research organization whose computer network and services link more than 17,000 libraries in 52 countries and territories.130.5 SERIALS PRICING ISSUE REVISITED
Michael Lean, Queensland University of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll no doubt recall the thread on this issue, where these publishers offered a "network" subscription, and wanted subscribers to be bound by the fair dealing provisions of Swiss copyright law. Queensland University of Technology Library has sent the following response to the publishers: "I refer to your circular of September 1994. The QUT makes no use of the Journals other than as permitted under Australia's Copyright Act 1968. Accordingly your new licence rates are not necessary for our purposes. In consideration of your acceptance of our 1995 subscription renewal at the lowest rate for each title we give our undertaking only to copy and redis- tribute the Journals according to the fair dealing and related library provisions of the Australian Copyright Act 1968. We are appalled at this attempt to restrict our usage of the publications beyond what is allowed under Australian Copyright Law. Accordingly, we will be taking a particularly hard look at value for money for your titiles in 1995. Yours sincerely etc " I see this as the thin end of a rather nasty wedge, which might only be stopped by some solidarity amongst the library community.130.6 GORDON AND BREACH
Jim Vickery, British Library, email@example.com.
Gordon & Breach Science Publishers have recently presented their library customers across the world with large increases in prices for subscriptions to the 1995 issues of Gordon & Breach and Harwood Academic serials, coupled with severe restrictions on usage. The British Library has had to consider a range of factors in deciding whether to continue acquiring this material. After reviewing the options the Library has decided not to renew any of its subscriptions to these titles. We regret that this course of action has been necessary. Jim Vickery Head of Acquisitions The British Library email firstname.lastname@example.org or jim email@example.com tel (+44) (0)937 546071 fax (+44) (0)937 546979
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