[SIGCIS-Members] Members Digest, Vol 53, Issue 19

Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Mon Nov 24 09:43:49 PST 2014

Bernard: Same thing happened about 5 years ago with the IBM J. of R&D and IBM Systems Journal—they got absorbed into the IEEE paywall system.

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Today's Topics:

  1. Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) Summer Interns program
     (Taylor-Smith, Ella)
  2. Bell Tech Journal paywall (Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:11:44 +0000
From: "Taylor-Smith, Ella" <E.Taylor-Smith at napier.ac.uk>
To: "members at sigcis.org" <members at sigcis.org>
Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE)
Summer Interns program
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this seems to have some interesting history strands this year.
e.g. ) Histories of computing and the internet that focus on the experiences of people from marginalized social, economic, racial, or geographic groups


(I'm just passing this on and don't have any deeper knowledge of the program)


Ella Taylor-Smith

Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Edinburgh Napier University
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

Email: e.taylor-smith at napier.ac.uk



Message: 2
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:03:15 +0100
From: Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan <bernard.geoghegan at hu-berlin.de>
To: members at sigcis.org
Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Bell Tech Journal paywall
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a grad student at the Humboldt University, Johannes Maibaum, writes:

/Two weeks ago, one was still able to access *all* articles from the
archive of the Bell System Technical Journal at the website of
Alcatel-Lucent. For example the classic ?Regeneration Theory? by Harry
Nyquist from 1932. Now, all links to articles from the archive generate
a 404 error. If looking for the archives at their website, one finds
this page://http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/bell-labs-journals//were
Alcatel-Lucent claims to be "proud to partner with IEEE to provide
access to Bell Labs? full journal archive". However, besides only a very
few articles (at least CE Shannons Mathematical Theory...) one has to
pay horrendous prices. Seriously, is this what Aaron Swartz died for?
Shouldn't the scientific community protest harshly against such a
locking away of once free knowledge?/

I think a few of you members have links to Lucent and to Bell Labs
archives. Any idea what's up with this? An oversight or is Lucent trying
to monetize these journal issues now? Archive.org still seems to have
free access, at least...


Dr. Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan
Institut f?r Kulturwissenschaft
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Humboldt-Universit?t zu Berlin


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