Re: NANFA-- Complete Set of AC's

Christopher Scharpf (
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 21:24:15 -0400

> The whole idea of scanning and compiling AC is an excellent one, but also
> one that is more daunting than at first apparent.

Yes, it's a huge project. There are thousands of pages!

> The big question is how to set up a searchable index on the disk,

Another problem with doing an index is how to deal with name changes. Is
that Salmo gairdneri or Oncorhynchus mykiss? Hybopsis monachus, Cyprinella
monacha or Erimonax monachus? Squawfish or pikeminnow? etc. etc. etc.

> The other possible sticking point is copyright; in NANFA we haven't made
> people sign over copyright for their writing, so strictly speaking every
> author--living, dead, or MIA--would have to agree in writing to be included.

My talks with a copyright lawyer seemed to indicate that while NANFA does
not "own" the articles, it does own the anthology (i.e., the magazine) in
which they appeared. And since the CD would be a faithful reproduction of
the anthology, our anal fins are covered.

Bruce, do you know if the ACA and AKA tracked down every author, or of they
have authors sign over their submissions?

Chris (not a lawyer) Scharpf

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