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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, June 07, 2007
  SLA2007: Astro Roundtable
Astro Roundtable 1
Came in late (about 11:40am)

If we do away with page numbers, for article numbers or dois, then how do you direct attention to a particular figure?

AAS/IOP discussion
IOP says: Thank you for the feedback and discussion.

I can’t believe I missed this conversation! I forgot and didn’t mark it on my calendar.

AAS will have print on demand but within 5 years maybe won’t offer a print subscription anymore.

When forced to deal with space and budget issues – their customers across the board are saying e only ApJ, AJ, A&A and keep the books.

Roundtable
ADS website: core books, core journals in Astro. They need some help working on the list. Contact Liz or Pam.

PhysMath Central
On the model of BioMed Central.

What’s going on in the Yerkes Observatory Library? Closed, being integrated into U Chi collections. Study group that has been formed to see what to do with it. Duplicates will stay there and go with the observatory. The archives are being moved. Old images are being digitized and will be available for free on the web.

Cost recovery or chargeback?
Is anyone considering? No, not really. ('cept me)

IRs – any astro datasets?
There’s talk of it, and it’s been discussed with the library and IT but either too much inertia, or the system isn’t ready or robust enough for astro datasets. Lots of cyclotron facility reports at Indiana). Aren’t there some other? National Virtual Observatory. National Virtual Solar Observatory. Eventually, it won’t be an option.

LISAV - They had money left over so it will be held by PAM for next time.

New PAM wiki for instructional materials?

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