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Proceedings of the Geoscience Information Society, 30, 1999, pp. 169-172.
The Geoscience Information Society's Digital Database Forum provides a venue for geologists and information specialists to discuss issues concerning electronic resources and view the latest in electronic data. The 1999 Forum was a panel discussion of issues concerning electronic journals. In addition, Elsevier and Blackwell publishers demonstrated their on-line, full text journal databases, and netLibrary demonstrated their electronic, full text books. The panelists included: Dr. Bernard Aleva, Publishing Director of the Earth and Biological Sciences Division of Elsevier Science; Joy Moore, Journals Manager at Blackwell Science Publishers, Brad Norris, Director of Library Programs for netLibrary electronic books, Dr. Brian Penn, Pan American Center for Earth & Environmental Studies (PACES), University of Texas, EI Paso; and Jim O'Donnell, Geology and Science Librarian, California Institute of Technology. The following contains excerpts from the panel discussion as well as a short summary of the databases demonstrated.