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RE: Dinos on the WEB? Please respond



THere are some real pluses in publishing on the web.
1.  It is fast.  It is much cheaper (no page charges, no charges
for reprints, you still own your own copyright, etc.)
2.  Web accessible stuff is cheaper fro libraries to get than standard
journals!!  

There are however one or two disadvantages that need to be worked out:
1.  how do make sure that this information will be accessible 20 or 200 years
from now as technology changes?  This is one that will bother us for some
time to come i fear. 
2.  how do we convince university admin types that this is a valid medium
for publishing worth just as much as publishing in some paper journal.  
until we do this, young academics dependent on the tenure process will 
shun these journals.

b

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Bonnie Blackwell,                               bonn@qcvaxa.acc.qc.edu
Dept of Geology,                                (718) 997-3332
Queens College, City University of New York,    fax:  997-3349
Flushing, NY 11367-1597