RELEASE 11 ON THE WEB
CIS/ED Release 11.0 is now on the web. This release includes about two-thirds of the ultimate content for publications with 2002 dates, and some entries for 2003. Thus CIS has advanced by almost 2 years of coverage since Release 10.0 was posted in April, 2002.
With this release, CIS passes the quarter-million mark: over 250,000 bibliographic items. (See current coverage statistics.) We presently index 162 core journals.
Frequent users will notice that we have corrected an annoying bug in the previous search software that caused most proceedings entries to print incomplete references. While 2001 JSM Proceedings entries still lack page numbers because the source is unpaginated, we are delighted to include 2002 JSM Proceedings articles in this release.
If you do identify any new bugs or problems with reference format or content, please report them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Release 11 database was assembled by Database Editor Douglas Bates and Editorial Associate Deepayan Sarkar in Wisconsin. Other major contributors included Krisztina Filep in Toronto, who coordinated transfer of files from Abstracting Editor George P. H. Styan in Montreal and his data entry crew, and also Ronald Thisted in Chicago, Saikat Debroy in Wisconsin, Nicholas Horton in Boston, and Management Committee chairman Alan Zaslavsky in Boston.
The following plans are in the works for coming months:
- preparation of the Release 11 CDROM (for distribution in early April);
- further updates to Release 11 on the Web as new material appears from electronic and paper sources;
- improvements to the search interface on the Web;
- CIS/ED Personal licenses for the Web site.
(March 5, 2003)
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