Forest History (and other journals)

Date:         Mon, 26 Jul 1993 13:44:58 -0600                                   
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From:         "Jim Oberly, History Dept.,                                       
              U of Wisc-Eau Claire" <JOBERLY@CNSVAX.UWEC.EDU>                   
Subject:      Forest History Society                                            

A journal which some of you might find useful: Forest and Conservation History (formerly Journal of Forest History). It's published by the Forest History Society, 701 Vickers Avenue, Durham NC 2770 -- has some connection with Duke University.

Forest historians have an uncommon perspective on history -- viewing the Roman Empire mostly in terms of its effects on wood consumption, for example.

Dan Goodman dsg@staff.tc.umn.edu


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From:         RICHARD JENSEN <CAMPBELLD@APSU.BITNET>                            
Subject:      ag-journals on cd-rom                                             

From: Dirk Herr-Hoyman <hoymand@joe.uwex.edu>

Ag-GROUP is a group of Agricultural professional societies, all of which publish journals for their membership. This effort is just in the early stages. I would call it a proposed project.

The background is this, the Mann Library at Cornell would like to produce a CD-ROM set of the important Ag literature for the 3rd World. As payback for use of their journals, the Ag societies would receive electronic format of the last 5 years of their journals. The project would take all of these and create an e-journal archive, available on the Internet. If this were to happen, it would jumpstart all of these publishers into e-journals and have instant critical mass.

I do agree with Stuart Weibel that "critcal mass is necessary, but not sufficient" and I would hope that what might come out of such an effort would be not only a critical mass of information, but also a standard (or at least uniform) interface for the user and a standard production method. These would both be critical mass in other dimensions.

Another point Stuart raises is "Are there opportunities to provide functionality that are not feasible in the medium of paper?". One of these is hypertext, which demands a critical mass of information in order to be interesting.


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Posted: 14 Jul 1994

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