The Council for British Archaeology and the Society of Antiquaries of
London are organising a meeting in the Society's Meeting Room in London
on 20 October 2003 from 2-5.30pm to discuss issues relating to the
electronic publishing of archaeological journals.
The meeting will consider three key issues:
(1) The potential for establishing a consortium of archaeological
journal publishers which could collectively sell a 'passive' digital
version of current journals to libraries etc.
(2) The digitisation and distribution of back numbers of journals, and
whether a collective approach may again be useful.
(3) How far any current journals would want to develop electronic
versions that take fuller advantage of the technology.
The programme for the meeting is as follows:
2.00-2.15 Introduction - Prof Martin Millett (Director, Society of
Antiquaries of London)
2.15-3.00 The potential for an archaeological epublication consortium -
Dr Mike Heyworth (Deputy Director, Council for British Archaeology)
3.00-3.30 Tea break
3.30-4.15 Digitisation and distribution of back issues - Dr Julian
Richards (Director, Archaeology Data Service)
4.15-5.00 Taking full advantage of electronic publication - Judith
Winters (Editor, Internet Archaeology ejournal)
5.00-5.30 Summary and agreement on future action needed (chaired by
Each speaker will speak for no more than fifteen minutes, leaving at
least thirty minutes for discussion on each issue and further informal
contributions from other participants will be very welcome.
There is no charge for attending the meeting, but space is limited and
pre-booking is essential. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Jenny
Hudson at the Council for British Archaeology, Bowes Morrell House, 111
Walmgate, York YO1 9WA, tel 01904 671417, email [log in to unmask]
Some 50 people are already booked in ......
Dr Mike Heyworth, Deputy Director, Council for British Archaeology Bowes
Morrell House, 111 Walmgate, York YO1 9WA, UK tel 01904 671417, fax
01904 671384, web www.britarch.ac.uk
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