Re: Should Publishers Offer Free-Access Services?

From: Guedon Jean-Claude <guedon_at_ERE.UMONTREAL.CA>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 13:44:40 -0400

I second everything Tony says below.

We *must* move away from all proprietary formats, exactly as we had better
strive to develop open source software for scholarly e-publishing.

Jean-Claude Guedon

> Tony Barry <tonyb_at_NETINFO.COM.AU> wrote:
> Thomas J. Walker wrote:
> >In my opinion, libraries should actively solicit scientific societies to
> >post and archive the PDF files of the articles in their paper-published
> >journals.
> Just a plea to NOT standardise on a proprietry format and in particular not
> PDF. Sure, supply PDF as well for those who only want to print.
> Reading PDF online is like trying to read through a keyhole and the files
> are huge, slow to print and there are reliability problems.
> The format to aim for is XML (Extensible mark up language) which will
> enable extentions such as MathML and ChemML for specialist purposes and the
> format is open.
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