Against the Grain V34#5
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Hi Katina, Leah and others:
I remember the survey about format preferences for ATG. I hope that we can still get a print copy. This journal does not really lend to online reading as it is packed solid and I read it cover to cover. Journals work best for online reading in my experience when you are very young or read very selectively content. Most if not all subscribers likely claim that this is one of few professional journals that they depend upon for learning what is happening and read each entire issue. I hope that we can continue to get print even if there is an additional cost. Those of us who are online all day cherish the opportunity to turn pages of a favorite read when each issue is delivered, after hours or to give us a break during these long days. As we all get older, are scheduling cataract procedures, fear macular degeneration, etc., the comfort and ergonomic pleasures of print call to us.
Thanks for your consideration, Julia
Julia M. Gelfand (Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian, University of California, Irvine Libraries)
Hey Julia, darling!
So glad you miss the print like I do! But it was a necessary financial decision with the cost of printing and postage going up and the fact that getting advertisers was harder and harder. Of course, we are always exploring other options. You might have noticed that we have shortened the number of pages in the issues and tried to make reading easier. We can put more content online. The issue can also be printed by anyone who wants to do so. If you have suggestions, let me know.
Katina Strauch (Editor, Against the Grain)