[Asis-l] Ceasing publication of ARIST
belkin at rutgers.edu
Thu Apr 1 10:36:52 EDT 2010
I think that Michel's suggestion is very good, and hope that perhaps the
board, either in collaboration with other organizations, or on its own,
can find a way to keep ARIST going in an electronic form.
M.J. Menou wrote:
> Having been, like many of us, brought up on ARIST, from the early
> Carlos time, I share the uneasy feeling and nostalgia expressed by
> Nick and Bahaa.
> Yet, good old times are gone.
> Rather than seeking to revisit the decision process, with the secret
> hope of possibly reversing it, should not we concentrate our efforts
> at envisioning what a "New ARIST" could be and how to make it a
> reality in tomorrow's world?
> Since ARIST was the treasure of the information sciences community
> worldwide, it would be appropriate for this effort to be carried out
> jointly with national and international scholarly societies active in
> the broad field of information sciences.
> Michel Menou
> nicholas belkin wrote:
>> The value of ARIST to the ASIST and general scholarly community is
>> immense. It is not only a tool for keeping current, for many
>> different constituencies and purposes, but also an invaluable
>> historical record. I have difficulty in believing that the general
>> value of ARIST was properly weighed against what I assume to have
>> been a financial cost. In particular, since the viability of an
>> electronic version of ARIST appears to have been supported, I think
>> that it would be appropriate for those who took this decision to
>> explain precisely why it was taken, and why electronic publication
>> was decided against.
>> Nicholas J. Belkin
>> Past President, ASIST
Nicholas J. Belkin
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