Electronic Publishing Initiatives of the AMS Keith L. Seitter American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts 1. Introductio n materials in electronic form and the distribution of re- search results and data that do not lend themselves to The American Meteorological Society (AMS) cur- the printed page. It will also discuss briefly activities by rently has several initiatives under way in areas that the Society to utilize the World Wide Web (the web) to can be defined as electronic publishing. This article disseminate information in a timely and productive way. intends to provide a fairly complete overview on these A central element of the Society's electronic pub- activities. I hope that as members read what is pre- lishing initiatives is the new electronic journal Earth sented here they will realize that the AMS has been Interactions. This is described very briefly below and moving substantially forward on a variety of fronts in much more detail by Seitter and Holoviak (1996). quite quickly. It is important to emphasize up front that the AMS is It is important to realize that modern publishing is using this funded project as a vehicle to gain capabili- an inherently electronic enterprise even for the tradi- ties
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 6, 1996
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