Re: holding on a minute (Jont Allen )

Subject: Re: holding on a minute
From:    Jont Allen  <jba(at)RESEARCH.ATT.COM>
Date:    Wed, 20 Sep 2000 18:25:11 -0400

"James W. Beauchamp" wrote: > On Tue Sep 19 16:51:02 2000 Alexandra Hettergott wrote: > >Finally some heretic remark (worth an expulsion from the list ?) : the > >changes are just about to happen, they do have their clear merits, >yet might be reaching Academia a little later than the rest of the > >world ... (okay, just imagine a fully-reliable (interactively > >peer-reviewed) entirely "electronic" version of some honorable > >scientific periodical -- plus auditory demonstrations accompanying > >the experiments given in the text...). > > I don't think this is heretical. In fact, the Acoustical Society of > America is already moving in this direction by establishing ARLO. > Here is the recent announcement from the ASA: > > > Now we have a situation where the regular ASA Journal is increasingly > being disseminated by CD-ROM. In two weeks or so, you will be able to buy JASA on cdrom, for the period of 1929-1996, for $200. It will come on 10 cds. > Wouldn't it be even more convenient if it > were distributed via the web? However, what about funding? Well, if a > password that comes with membership were required for access, that > should solve that problem (except perhaps for hackers). But what about > the statement above that "Infinite dissemination to readers with Internet > browsers (no subscription fees)" is desired? Is the CD-ROM a temporary > situation? To publish on ARLO you must pay a $300 fee. That is how it is funded. Unlike the pages charges, this one is not optional. > > > Jim

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