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Lee Hadden writes: \"The March 18, 2002 issue of the Walls Street Journal has an article
about how newspapers are cutting expenses by reducing services:Newly Endangered Species: Newspapers\' Stock Tables that says the stock quotes section is shrinking and another story, Publishers Trim Staff, Coverage; Will Readership Also Shrink? says that publishers are confronting an advertising recession that is now in its second
year, and are cutting costs by whittling away at their
publications. The San Francisco Chronicle now puts out its Sunday
magazine every other week and has pared its comics section.
steven bell writes \"A recent story that appeared in the Harvard Crimson, Harvard\'s school newspaper, highlighted the efforts of three medical school faculty to encourage scholarly journals to make create free access to online articles after a six month embargo period. Despite obtaining 15,000 signatures to a petition, the effort has made little progress towards its goal. You can find the story at UWiretoday.com.
Rick writes \"
Playboy was selected because of its articles being referenced in certain academic topic searches, he said.
Full Story \"
Partly funded by student fees, Playboy magazine is available to students and any member of the community who purchases Sterling C. Evans Library cards for themselves and their children.
Sorry, no pictures in this one.
Lee Hadden writes \" Chemical Engineering and News has an interesting account in their
\"Newscripts\" column in the back of the journal. The issue for January 14,
2002, on page 48, has the item \"Free Car Carries Surprising Baggage.\"
The author of a popular text, \"Rapid Interpretation of EKG\'s,\" wrote
in the 50th printing an insert among the copyright legalese boilerplate. In
this insert, he offers a free car shown on page 46 to the people who send
their name and address to the publisher, and who\'s name is pulled out of a
Only 5 people responded out of the 60,000 copies sold, and Jeffrey
Seiden won the prize- a shiny red 1965 Ford Thunderbird, with only 16,000
miles on it, worth $20,000.00.
However, it turned out that this was not a Yale University matter
although reported in the New Haven Register. Author Dale Dubin had lost his
medical license and served five years in federal prison for selling drugs
and possession of child pornography. He had been released in 1989.
If you have an account with the American Chemical Society, you can
read more about it at: pubs.acs.org/cen
SomeOne writes \"This is a guide to the terminology, acronyms, initiatives, standards, technologies, and players in the free online scholarship (FOS) movement —the movement to publish scholarly literature on the internet and make it available to readers free of charge. The guide is a product of the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter. \"
Lee Hadden writes: \"Today\'s Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2002, has an article on page
B1 by Gautam Naik, \"BioTech Firm Bypass Journals to Make News.\"
The article discusses the increasingly common trend of announcing the
results of experiments, not in refereed science journals, but in press
releases. The end result is the public is exposed to claims which may be
exaggerated or worse, undermining the authority of the rest of the
\"It used to be that a scientific breakthrough was taken seriously only
if it first appeared in a peer-reviewed journal. But in the race to grab
the spotlight, some companies are rushing to release information via
esoteric publications that have less-stringent criteria or in news
Read more about it at: wsj.com\"
Bibliometrics of electronic journals in information science, by Donald T. Hawkins
Editor-in-Chief, Information Science Abstracts.
\"The bibliometric characteristics of electronic journals (e-journals) covering the field of information science have been studied. Twenty-eight e-journals were identified and ranked by number of articles on the subject they published. A Bradford plot revealed that the core is not well developed yet, but it will likely contain six journals. The publication of information science articles in e-journals began about 1990. In 1995 (the starting date for this study), a modest 26 articles appeared, but publication has now risen to approximately 250 articles per year. The most prolific authors are identified. The vast majority of them are located in the United States or United Kingdom.\"
jen writes \"
The Weekley Reader turns 100.
100 years since its debut in an earlier guise, Weekly Reader has reached and shaped
children who went on to shape the world. To help celebrate its centennial, several famous names have responded to the Reader\'s request for testimonials on its impact on them as children. \"
The January 2002 issue of D-Lib Magazine is out with some great articles on interoperability and digital preservation. The opinion piece on the role of the library in text encoding is close to my heart (or, more accurately, the heart of my library school thesis work!). I will be reading it over a cup of tea today.
Lee Hadden writes:\" In a rare example of cooperation between magazines from different
publishers, Cosmopolitan (Hearst Corp) and Maxim (Dennis Publishing), got
together to create a new publishing alliance. They both have decided to run
articles in their March issues declaring the war between the sexes is over.
The two magazines hope the peace treaty, may also push the boundaries of
We will see if the media is the message.
Maxim, often called \"The Cosmo for Men,\" and Cosmopolitan (which is
not known as the \"Maxim for Women\"), both tend to place the opposite sex on
a pedestal, yet as an object of mystery to be figured out, rather than
simply ogled. Both are also renowned for their R-rated, come-hither cover
Read more about it in today\'s Wall Street Journal. \"Hey Babe, Your
Pages of Mine? How the First Encounter Unfolded: In Curious Editorial
Coupling, Cosmo, Maxim Magazines Declare War of the Sexes Over.\" By Matthew
Rose. Monday, January 14, pages B1 and B3.
See you at the front lines...\"