CD and paper publishing ...

David Obura dobura at
Sat Nov 11 05:15:16 EST 2000

Dear all,

the arguments for CD publication are undoubtedly good and will be more
so in 4 years. Nevertheless, there will still always be the scientists
and institutes in poorer coral reef countries that will not be able to
afford to go to the symposia, purchase the paper publications, or view
the CDs or web/digital info.

Publishing both seems to make sense, but rather than feeding all the
savings of CD publication to those that will buy the CDs, perhaps charge

enough ($30 - peanuts to any institute that has good web access and CD
facilities) so that the paper publication is subsidized and becomes
financially more viable both to produce and obtain.

all best,



David Obura
CORDIO-East Africa
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