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Electronic Journals Online Now Offers Images and E-Mail

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Electronic Journals Online Now Offers Images and E-Mail

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OCLC's Electronic Journals Online (EJO) service now displays color and halftone images and offers readers of the online journals e-mail to publishers and advertisers, through enhancements to Guidon, OCLC's Windows-based graphical user interface.

With the release of Guidon 3.0 in December, the following capabilities became available to EJO subscribers:

* Color and gray-scale graphics. To the current diagram and line-drawing capability, Guidon 3.0 adds the ability to display and print color and gray-scale images.

New since last logon" feature. Expanding on the "last 30 days" option, EJO users may select everything that has been published since the last time they requested an article, eliminating those they have already looked at and including those that are more than 30 days old. Library patrons using an institution's authorization may use this feature by adding their last logon date manually.

* Current issue feature. For publishers who want the electronic version of their journals to be synchronized with the print version, this feature selects the current issue's articles for display.

* Boxed information. EJO provides access to sidebars in a separate, scrollable window, as it currently displays figures and tables. Hypertext links are provided to these sidebars, and they can be accessed through the sidebar icon on the toolbox.

* E-mail letters to the publisher. A text-editor allows subscribers to compose or upload an ASCII letter and mail it to the publisher.

* E-mail requests for information to advertisers. Subscribers may send messages to publishers, who will forward them to the specified advertiser. Future versions of Guidon will include direct messages to advertisers.

* Back files on CD-ROM. At a publisher's request, OCLC can produce a CD-ROM compilation of the articles that appeared during a specified time period. …

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