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Re: Perpetual access and a print anomaly

The arrangement which Peter Graham describes is not so unusual for this
type of publication -- mostly directories which are targeted to commercial
firms.  The publishers, in this case, are not at all concerned about
archiving a record of the past, but simply that last year's issue of the
directory not fall into the hands of a potential subscriber who might make
do with a slightly out-of-date copy instead of buying the latest.  It is a
legitimate concern, although it could, perhaps be addressed in some other
way.  It is not at all similar, though, to the case of journals.  Last
year's volume of the Journal of Physiology is no substitute for this
year's volume.  And publishers need not have the same concern. 


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