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Re: PDF request

Mike Taylor wrote:

> This is one of several threads on the DML recently that has consisted
> entirely of people saying "me too" to PDF requests.  It makes pretty
> dull reading.  I wonder whether in cases like these, all the people
> who want copies of the PDF could, instead, email just the original
> poster, who would then forward copies to all the me-too-ers when he or
> she obtains a copy?

Given the possible copyright ramifications, I'm surprised the list
tolerates such threads at all.

Speaking from personal experience, I find tracking down a reference in
an actual library to be much more satisfying. Plus you have the option
of looking up additional papers that are referenced by the one you
wanted (and finding an unexpected gem in the same journal issue that you
didn't even know existed). It's only in the case of very rare or
hard-to-get papers that I'd resort to begging for a PDF. Certainly for
such common journals as Gaia or JVP I'd head to a library first...


Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist              geo cities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia             heretichides.soffiles.com