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Re: Royal Society Digital Archive


Thanks for letting us know.  I see several late nights in my near future...

Camden Hardy


On Tue, September 26, 2006 9:12 pm, Arcus, Paul wrote:
> The Royal Society have made their Digital Archive available free until
> the end of November.
> I've quoted from their press release and put URL at bottom of this post.
> Why should you care? Original papers including those from Fox Talbot can
> be downloaded FREE!
> My favourite passage from 'Some Account of the Art of Photogenic
> Drawing, or the Process by Which Natural Objects May Be Made to
> Delineate Themselves without the Aid of the Artist's Pencil' (1839)
> follows:
> "These philosophers found, ... , that the paper could not be rendered
> sufficiently sensible to receive any impression whatever from the feeble
> light of a camera ..."
> Doesn't this sound familiar? Nothing has changed in 167 years. Tee
> Hee....
> Excuse me while I go render myself sufficiently sensible.
> Cheers!
> Nearly three and a half centuries of scientific study and achievement is
> now available online in the Royal Society Journals Digital Archive
> following its official launch this week. This is the longest-running and
> arguably most influential journal archive in Science, including all the
> back articles of both Philosophical Transactions and Proceedings.
> For the first time the Archive provides online access to all journal
> content, from Volume One, Issue One in March 1665 until the latest
> modern research published today ahead of print. And until December the
> archive is freely available to anyone on the internet to explore.
> http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/index.cfm?page=1373