Announcing that the September, 2008, issue -- Volume XX1, No. 2 -- of the _CSA Newsletter_ is now available at http://csanet.org/newsletter/#fall08
Please note that our nomenclature has changed. Richard Wright, writing from Australia, was kind enough to point out the obvious, which was apparently not so ovious to me: ". . . to label an issue by a season of the year is incorrect for half the world." Since we pride ourselves on the international nature of our readership - in a normal month representing roughly 100 countires around the world - Mr. Wright's comment struck home. Therefore, we will now label our three annual issues as April (in place of Spring and the first issue of each volume), September (in place of Fall), and January (in place of Winter). This will happen despite the sad truth that we are not always quite on target with completion dates. (For those among you who note presence of "fall08" in the URL above, I add that our internal file structure will not change; we will continue to use our seasons so as not to need a change in the existing file names or to create two different sequences.)
"To What Extent Do Digital Technologies Solve 'Archaeology's Publication Problem'?"
The archaeological site report is a special case. (Charles Watkinson)
Web Site Review: The International Dunhuang Project A wonderful presentation of material from the Silk Road. (Susan C. Jones)
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"'Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.'"
When are we going to get on with archiving digital archaeological data? (Harrison Eiteljorg, II) http://csanet.org/newsletter/fall08...f0803.html
"Do You Know Where Your Data Are Tonight?"
If you need your data, make sure you don't have the only copies with you when you return home from abroad. (Harrison Eiteljorg, II)
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"The Kindle: An Addendum and Implications for E-Publication"
More time with the Kindle makes the appraisal more firmly negative. (Harrison Eiteljorg, II)
Please note that the planned article about the use of Alum-A-Pole scaffolding on the Propylaea has been postponed. Work in Athens scheduled for October, 2008, will be completed prior to publication of the next article in this series, anticipated for the January, 2009, issue.
Also note that, because Mr. Eiteljorg and Ms. Jones work so closely together, it was possible for a comment on Ms. Jones's review in this issue to be written by Mr. Eiteljorg as the review was being finalized; the comment is being posted as the review itself goes onto the web site. See http://csanet.org/newsletter/fall08/02commentary.html