THE AMS JOURNALS TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES PROGRAM arlierthis year, I received a message from a mem- a) all nine AMS journals online only, plus a year-end ber expressing concern that AMS journals should CD-ROM; or Ebe made available to institutions in developing b) the print editions currently being received, together countries. I replied that AMS has had a program to with the year-end CD-ROM. make selected AMS journals available to institutions in developing countries for the last several years. The If approximately half of the 175 institutions opt for message reminded me, though, that this program is choice (a), then we can continue to operate the pro- not well known by the general membership of the gram with no additional funding. I expect that this will Society, even though it is an excellent example of happen. outreach t o further the AMS mission of advancing the The AMS Council has also directed that the "legacy" science and services of the atmospheric and related journals (that is, all AMS journals published before sciences. 1997) be made available for free access by anyone, Here is the story: In 1995, under the leadership of once AMS's costs of converting the old journals
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