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45 BEACON KILLING THE PRINT JOURNALS, PART TW O n this column in th e August issue (page 1089), I in- A s th e Council noted during its discussion, th e num- be r o f individuals subscribing t o the journals in print is troduce d th e topi c o f "killing print" fo r th e AM S jour- nals. I discussed a numbe r o f th e arguments for and decreasing rapidly, and even a fe w libraries have cho- sen t o receive the journals in online format only. If against discontinuing th e print versions of th e journals in favor o f online dissemination, and mentioned that curren t downward trends for print subscriptions con- tinue, th e cost o f continuing t o produce th e print ver- th e Publications Commission and its Information Sys- tem s Committee had been looking at this issue more sions becomes unsupportable in a pure business sense. It woul d be far better t o phase out print before it deeply. Publications Commissioner Joe Klemp included th e following tex t in his report t o the AMS Council becomes a financial burden requiring http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-84.12.1841
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Abstract

KILLING THE PRINT JOURNALS, PART TW O n this column in th e August issue (page 1089), I in- A s th e Council noted during its discussion, th e num- be r o f individuals subscribing t o the journals in print is troduce d th e topi c o f "killing print" fo r th e AM S jour- nals. I discussed a numbe r o f th e arguments for and decreasing rapidly, and even a fe w libraries have cho- sen t o receive the journals in online format only. If against discontinuing th e print versions of th e journals in favor o f online dissemination, and mentioned that curren t downward trends for print subscriptions con- tinue, th e cost o f continuing t o produce th e print ver- th e Publications Commission and its Information Sys- tem s Committee had been looking at this issue more sions becomes unsupportable in a pure business sense. It woul d be far better t o phase out print before it deeply. Publications Commissioner Joe Klemp included th e following tex t in his report t o the AMS Council becomes a financial burden requiring

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Dec 1, 2003

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