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Frequently asked questions about electronic subscriptions
Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society and the ANZIAM Journal offer electronic subscriptions. Our aim is to have the Bulletin on-line by 2004. Subscriptions page.
Abstracts for all articles will be available in HTML format for ease of viewing. Full articles will be available in Adobe's standard PDF format which can be viewed using the freely available Acrobat Reader (and other software). The full articles (which may be viewed on-screen, or printed on your local printer) will be as close as possible to the printed version. A free trial of part of one of the volume parts of the Journal is available.
Access will be controlled by checking the Internet Address (IP address) of machines requesting restricted files. Usually this means that anyone from your site will be able to access the journal electronically without the use of passwords. See the Terms and Conditions for what constitutes a `site'.
Internet addesses can be written in a number of forms. For example, www.austms.org.au and 18.104.22.168 are both point to the same machine (in this case the AustMS web server). We have found that for identification purposes, the numerical form of this address, known as an IP address is the most reliable. [More about IP addresses]
Since most of our subscribers are universities, our aim is that a single electronic subscription will enable access from all the computers on a single campus. For most campuses, all the machines on that campus have the same first part of the IP address. For example, machines at the Australian National University campus have IP addresses of the form 150.203.*.*. For most institutional subscribers, a single `Class B' address range of this form is what we need to provide access.
We realize that for some subscribers, fixing the range of IP addresses may not be so straightforward. The conditions of use restrict each subscription to a single site. We will sometimes have to make compromises between this restriction and the desire to keep the IP address ranges that need to be checked manageable. Usually we will err on the side of granting wider access. In some cases we may be able to offer special pricing to organisations which comprise a number of disjoint sites. In any case, if the situation for your campus or institution is complicated, please contact us for advice (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Last updated: 01/08/02.