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Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
Fall 2000

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Letters

From: Adam Chesler
E-mail: adam.chesler@wkap.com
Regarding: Electronic Journal Publishers: A Reference Librarian's Guide (Summer 2000)

For future reference, Kluwer does have an electronic alerting service in place (Kluwer Alert), which can be used to get information about new books as well as forthcoming tables of contents from all of our journals. There's a link to further information, and a registration, on our home page which is located at {http://www.springer.com/}.

Also, effective 2001, there will be full-text available from over 700 journals.

We are looking into personalized services and article-level transactions, but for the moment, these are, as you correctly note, not available.

I would be happy to provide any further information you require about Kluwer's publications: feel free to contact me at any time.

From: Bridget Pairaudeau
E-mail: bridget.pairaudeau@ioppublishing.co.uk
Affiliation: Executive Producer, Electronic Products, IoP Publishing
Regarding: Institute of Physics Online (Summer 2000)

Thank you for your review of our electronic journals service. Its great to get feedback especially when it is largely positive. We have added some new features since your article:

The service is continually being reviewed and we are keen to improve existing features and add new ones. As the system develops in the future I'd like to take on board your valuable comments about the Remote service and the search.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information about EJs or any of our other electronic products.

Name: Jon Doyle
E-mail: doyle@mit.edu
Affiliation: Principal Research Scientist, Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Regarding: Free Scholarly Electronic Journals: How Good Are They? (Summer 2000)

The URL provided for JAIR, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, was replaced several years ago by the URL http://www.jair.org/. The older URL given in the article now serves as a mirror site.

Name: Pamela Blazick
E-mail: pamela.blazick@isinet.com
Affiliation: JCR Editor, ISI - Thomson Scientific
Regarding: Free Scholarly Electronic Journals: How Good Are They? (Summer 2000)

An error appears within the article listed above written by M. Fosmire and S. Yu. The authors state, "Since the 1999 version of Journal Citation Reports was not available for comparison ( and will not be available until 2001), the authors compare the computed 1999 data to the 1998 JCR data." In fact, the 1999 JCR is available now. The web and CD formats have been available since mid-July and the microfiche format was released in mid-August.

ISI expects to release the 2000 JCR in the summer of 2001.

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