FW: Prior Art and e-publication dates (Jane Burke) Marcia Tuttle 11 Sep 2001 00:02 UTC

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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:57:39 -0400
From: "Burke, Jane" <jane_burke@GROTON.PFIZER.COM>
Subject: FW: Prior Art and e-publication dates

                A co-worker from the UK asked if I could post this to
SERIALST.  He has already posted to a listserv in the UK and his message is
copied below.  Please reply to Phillip directly.  Thanks.

Jane D. Burke
Serials Librarian
Groton Laboratories
Pfizer Inc
PGRD Library
MS 8118-05
Eastern Point Road
Groton  CT  06340

(860) 441-0683  (voice)
(860) 441-8519  (fax)

>       -----Original Message-----
>       From:   Ruston, Phillip
>       Sent:   20 August 2001 17:17
>       To:     'lis-e-journals@jiscmail.ac.uk'
>       Subject:        Prior Art and e-publication dates
>       Dear All,
>       One of our information scientists has just been discussing an issue
> in relation to electronic publication dates against the print publication
> date, and how this affects the patents arena.
>       In the past, we have accepted the date that a journal issue was
> received by the British Library as the date it was publicly available. The
> publication of issues online before the release/production of the print
> obviously impacts on this.
>       The easiest way around this is to look on a publisher's website to
> see when the article was made available online. A quick look has shown
> that ScienceDirect states when articles became available online, as does
> Springer and Wiley. HighWire and ingenta do not appear to hold this
> information. I assume that this is because they are aggregators, and may
> not be the sole host for an online title.
>       Does anyone know if any work is being carried out to store and
> maintain this information? The discussion I had suggested that this is not
> an immediate problem, but is something which could "go off" at any time!
>       Can any publishers on the list comment on this as well?
>       Best wishes,
>       Phillip
>       ---------------------------------------
>       Phillip Ruston, Systems Librarian
>       Research Library (ipc 855)
>       Pfizer Global Research & Development, Sandwich Laboratories
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