Re: Computer Graphics. Skwor, Jeanette 17 Feb 2006 15:12 UTC

My experience with this organization is that they really do not care.
We had all sorts of problems with receipt of these titles when we first
ordered from ACM.

When I discovered the switch to online only (because print issues were
not arriving, I went to the web also) I called and was Haughtily
Informed that the last issue has a letter in it announcing the change.
(Yes, Of Course, the state pays me to read all the issues that come
through the serials dept. )  And no, of course they are not extending
subscription dates.  Our subs period on this title is Nov through Oct.
We renewed on July 12; the May issue (last published in print, with
aforementioned letter inside) arrived here on August 17.

Oh well.  Time galore to read issues = money galore to throw out, right?

Jeanette L. Skwor
Cofrin Library
University of WI-Green Bay
(920) 465-2670

"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will
get you through times of no libraries."
                              Anne Herbert, The Whole Earth Catalog

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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Borchert, Carol Ann
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Computer Graphics.

Sigh.  They're not taking "full advantage of the Web" if they don't
offer IP authentication to the institutions that have subscribed to it
in the past and we end up having to cancel our subscription as a result.

Carol Ann

Carol Ann Borchert, MLS, MA
Coordinator for Serials
University of South Florida Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Ave. LIB 122
Tampa, FL 33620-5400
(813) 974-3901
fax: (813) 974-2296

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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Gunnarson, Martha
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Computer Graphics.

>From the ACM Digital Library
ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics
Volume 39 ,  Issue 2  (May 2005)
COLUMN: From the editor
Pages: 2 - 3
Year of Publication: 2005

"The end... and the beginning!"

"The decision to no longer present this
wonderful content in printed form, and offer it exclusively on our
organization's site at, was not an easy one."

"The End of an Era
The May 2005 issue signals the end of the ACM SIGGRAPH print newsletter
Computer Graphics. Fondly referred to over the years as the "quarterly,"
Computer Graphics now moves to electronic publication only at
"This change presents a number of new
opportunities, allowing us to bring you additional and varied content in
a much more timely manner," announced ACM SIGGRAPH Director of
Publications Stephen N. Spencer in the February issue. "We're looking
forward to providing you information that's important to you and in a
manner that takes full advantage of the Web."

Martha Gunnarson
Assistant Director, Serials
Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Christopher Allen Waldrop
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:43 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Computer Graphics.


Does anyone have any information on the status of the Association for
Computing Machinery publication Computer Graphics? We transferred this
to a vendor beginning with 2006, and the vendor has just informed us
that this title is now online-only and restricted to a single user.

Since I couldn't find it in ACM's list of publications I called them and
was told it had "always been" a Springer title and that any questions
about it should be directed to Springer. Springer doesn't have any
information about the title at all.

Thank you very much.

Christopher Allen Waldrop
Serials Coordinator
Order Services Department
Vanderbilt University Library
Ph: 615-343-3831
Fax: 615-343-8834