I have just had my first experience of benefiting from Elsevier's move last year to open up their back catalogue. I needed to look up a paper of Ajtai, Komlós and Szemerédi that was published in The Journal of Combinatorial Theory A in 1980 (proving a sharp upper bound for the Ramsey number R(3,k)). It was difficult to find online, but Googling was eventually enough to get the exact title, and when I Googled that I got a link to the paper on ScienceDirect. There, instead of being asked to pay, I found a link that said "pdf", and when I clicked on it, up came the paper. Nice and simple. I mention this in the interests of balance ...
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- Um, All issues of this journal have been digitized. That's what I was trying to convey above when I copied the statement by Polya.Feb 21, 2013
- Sorry! Right. Inexplicable from my perspective.Feb 21, 2013
- Hi all - some of my terrific publishing colleagues have now looked into this. The older volumes were left out of our scanning program as we weren't able to source printed issues for 1980-1991 from which to scan. They continue to explore options for filling this gap.Mar 6, 2013
- http://library.anu.edu.au/record=b1303557.) Presumably you could find a library that's happy to lend them to you!, it seems there are plenty of printed copies in libraries. (For example my library at the Australian National University has them, c.f.Apr 23, 2013
- Thanks - I will ask colleagues. The scanning may be destructive, and so of course not many libraries are terrifically keen to see their collections used in this way!Apr 23, 2013
- Actually, they did. I visited the U of Michigan library where some rather unhappy librarians showed me the digitising area...Apr 23, 2013
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