Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 419. Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London <http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/> <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>  From: cbf@socrates.Berkeley.EDU (4) Subject: Re: 14.0411 self-archiving and online publishing  From: "John R. Porter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (115) Subject: [STOA] on-line publications -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:02:27 +0100 From: cbf@socrates.Berkeley.EDU Subject: Re: 14.0411 self-archiving and online publishing One model worth looking at (if your library subscribes to it), is the Web of Science, in which footnotes in one article go directly to the relevant passage in another article. Charles Faulhaber The Bancroft Library UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 (510) 642-3782 FAX (510) 642-7589 email@example.com -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:04:10 +0100 From: "John R. Porter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [STOA] on-line publications [The following forwarded from the STOA list with thanks. --WM] The UofS libraries organized a conference on the Future of Scholarly Communication a week or so ago, with some interesting presentations (esp. one on the Los Alamos Electronic Preprint Archive, which hasn't supplanted traditional print publication among the physicists but has certainly altered its significance in a radical way). There is a www site, with some links, at: http://library.usask.ca/fosc/ As an addendum to the conference I was sent the following, which also might be of interest: ----- Original Message ----- From: Alison Buckholtz To: Multiple recipients of list Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 12:43 PM For Immediate Release October 24, 2000 For more information, contact: Alison Buckholtz, 202-296-2296 x115 or email@example.com SPARC SUPPORTS PROJECT EUCLID: MATH PUBLISHING INITIATIVE FROM CORNELL AND DUKE Open Archives-Compliant Repository Provides Cost-Effective Option for Independent Digital Publishing, Expanded Dissemination Washington, DC - SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced its partnership with Project Euclid, a groundbreaking initiative led by the Cornell University Library and Duke University Press to advance effective and affordable scholarly communication in mathematics and statistics. Project Euclid, which is being developed with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides an infrastructure for independent journals in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics to publish on the Web using a shared infrastructure. The Euclid site will support the entire span of scholarly publishing from preprints to the distribution of published journals. It will also provide journal editors with a toolkit to streamline their editorial and peer review processes and publish in a timely and cost-effective manner. SPARC, an alliance of libraries that supports economical alternatives to high-priced journals, will aid Project Euclid by providing library marketing support and introducing journals and editorial boards to Euclid's capabilities. "Math is a field with a vibrant independent publishing tradition," said Sarah Thomas, University Librarian at Cornell University. "Some 60 percent of the core journals in the discipline are still published by small publishers such as university math departments at reasonable prices. But these could be an endangered species with the growing importance of the Web and of the market dominance of huge commercial aggregations of journals. We expect Project Euclid will help level the playing field and offer independent journals a way forward." "Scholars and their intellectual communities around the world and in every discipline need forward-looking communications models that exploit the potential of the Web," said Steve Cohn, director of the Duke University Press. "By providing journals in mathematics and statistics with a standardized but highly flexible publishing tool kit, we believe we can help keep their costs low, implement efficient editorial processes, and enhance searching and linking capabilities. We are also intent on proving that university presses, libraries, and disciplinary communities can work together to innovate in the service of scholarship." "Libraries will benefit from the viability of community-based, economically priced, high-impact independent journals," said Rick Johnson, SPARC Enterprise Director. "Project Euclid not only provides a way for journals to make the transition to the Web, it also offers a means for them to reach a vastly expanded readership with a high-quality offering." The Euclid editorial toolkit, with password-protected areas that streamline the peer review and editorial process for editors and reviewers, will enable editors to pick and choose different tools to meet their particular needs. They can maintain a database of their reviewers, post papers to a reviewer's password-protected pick-up and drop-off space, and easily alert reviewers via e-mail regarding review deadlines. Reviewers can submit their comments and/or the edited papers confidentially. Editors can link the revised version of a paper to its preprint version, if applicable. After preparing articles with the Euclid editorial tools, editors will upload the articles that make up a journal issue to the Euclid site. Journal publishers and authors will benefit from the exposure gained through a large aggregated site, and their users will benefit from advanced user features that many individual publishers would be unable to provide on their own. Individual journals will each have distinct "front doors" into the system, which they can publicize to their subscribers, and journals will retain their URLs. Euclid will be interoperable as part of the Open Archives Initiative, allowing articles in the preprint server to be accessed through searches that reach across widely dispersed digital repositories. ### Project Euclid's mission is to advance scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. The end result will be the creation of a vibrant online information community that is based on a healthy balance of commercial enterprises, scholarly societies, and independent publishers. Project Euclid is created around the core value that electronic publication of research should be affordable for most academic institutions, who are its main producers and users. SPARC is an alliance of universities and research libraries that supports increased competition in scientific journal publishing. Its membership currently numbers approximately 200 institutions and library consortia in North America, the U.K., continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. SPARC is also affiliated with major library organizations in Canada, the U.K. and Ireland, Denmark, Australia and the USA. More information on SPARC is available at www.arl.org/sparc. SPARC is an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries. For further information: .. Project Euclid: http://euclid.library.cornell.edu/project/index.html .. SPARC: http://www.arl.org/sparc .. Open Archives Initiative: http://www.openarchives.org ----------- John Porter University of Saskatchewan -------------------------------------------- The Stoa: A Consortium for Electronic Publication http://www.stoa.org To unsubscribe from this list, send the command unsubscribe stoa to firstname.lastname@example.org. To send a message to the whole list, send it to email@example.com If you have any trouble using the list or questions about it, please address them to the list-owner, Ross Scaife, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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