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RE: Dinosaur Museum Journal

Tracy Ford (dino.hunter@cox.net) wrote:

<Anyone, any museum, any library can order it.>

  I think Ekaterina was talking about the _validity_ or _value_ of the
volume, not the accessibility. You won;t find my local library carrying
Mao's Red Book or Hitler's Mein Kampf. There was controversy about
Machiavelli's The Prince, because it was "Fascist propaganda" and some
volumes on teaching kids about gay parents (which it carries); but I doubt
it would ever carry a volume individually published.... I think it needs
an ISSN or ISBN ... does it?

<The quality of printing for one thing, the color photo's another (which
JVP doesn't do, or really many other publications for that matter). It's
better this way, believe me.>

  Actually, JVP does do color photos ... big example, the *Khaan* and
*Citipati* paper. The Witmer SVP Memoir also included several color
prints. I do not think JVP charges more for color, but other papers
certainly would. The Auk also appears to publish color prints.

<After the Archaeoraptor debacle, I doubt either one would publish his
work for now.>

  But he _did_ publish, didn't he? Now to see if Olson's article in
_Backbone_ has any form of legality of publication. As a newsletter, it
was excluded by the Third Edition, but I am not sure....

<Don't be puzzled, we need more volumes like this, not less.>

  I agree. I wish _DinoPress_ was still up, hearing of it being
discontinued with the main editor's (Inouke) recent passing --- we need
someone to help keep it up. The latest issue of _Oryctos_ has been in prep
for over a year, so I fear it will fail as well. _Hunteria_ was delayed
for four years between issues of the third volume, and then died.

  What I worry about otherwise, is that in this latest publication, every
article is authored by Czerkas, and as primary author.... I fear this 
"journal" may become a forum for his ideas, and would like to see it kick
off as a _bone fide_ journal, but am not certain.


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

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