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Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 26 Nov 1998 09:07:45 +0000
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Chris Rowley writes:
 > > No.  You can't review articles.
 > What???? We can, and do, all the time.  You may really mean we cannot
 > (without some cost) administer this process.
 > > You can't provide easy searching and access
 > > to all articles in an area.
 > This is certainly something that should be provided a t a reasonable
 > cost by the correct type of organisation.
it baffles me why academic mathematicians feel able to turn into
economists at the drop of a \hat. you concede that the things you want
done cost money, but then you blame publishers for providing the
service and charging you. sadly, we dont live in a socialist world, so
probably not worth shedding crocodile tears for an ideal world that we
have *did* exist

 > close connections with publishing, are clearly part of the mathematical
 > community and employi at senior levels academic mathematicians rather
 > than "publishers".
i am sure the senior publishers at places like this are happy to have
their academic backgrounds dismissed so lightly

 > I do know that maths is very different in the requirements it makes of
 > intra-document search engines.  This is one, of many, reasons why the
in what are you different from chemists or physicists, to name but two
obvious examples?

 > as is, has delivered what is needed in this area).  And again, here,
 > it seems unlikely that, even given the right languages/tools,
 > publishers will be able to provide useful added-value in this area
 > without using specialised mathematicians to encode documents.
we have those "specialised mathematicians", thanks, they are called
"authors" :-}