***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** I just finished putting the rest of the issues of Connections that I have in pdf (many big thanks to Barry Wellman who organized the scanning of old issues and to Phuoc Tran who did the scanning). If you go to www.sfu.ca/~insna and click on Connections under the spinning network, you will be taken to the new Connections index page that looks pretty much like the one you are used to seeing. There are two major differences. First, it has a lot more issues of Connections available for reading and, no doubt, downloading. Second, it's not on SFU's computer; it's at the new INSNA web site at www.insna.org. Once you are on the new Connections page, everything behaves as it used to on the old version. Well, almost everything -- if you click on the link in the bottom left corner of the page (you have to scroll down past the Fine Print), it takes you to www.insna.org instead of to www.sfu.ca/~insna. You probably wouldn't know the difference unless you looked at the address bar on your browser, though, because everything looks and behaves the same way. I should say everything that I've been able to find and fix. I would be surprised if there aren't still a few things I've missed. Please let me know if you find one of these. The main weakness of the early issues is that they were scanned and converted to pdf files one issue at a time. This means that some of the pdfs are pretty big -- over 10 megabytes -- and they take a long time to download, even with a cable modem. I bave broken a few of them apart into smaller files so you get a cover/table of contents with links to separate files for each article. I did this for 1999 Volume 22, number 1 and number 2 and for 1987 Volume 10, number 1. It's a lot of work and a real pain, but it makes it a lot easier to get at the contents, assuming you don't want a 136-page pdf file to wade through. It will also allow links from the cumulative index to take you to individual articles. Is it worth the effort? Anyone want to volunteer to take this job on? We're probably looking at 150 to 200 hours of work to do all of the work with the pdfs, a bunch of ftping and a bit of html, too. Please try out the new site at www.insna.org (you can also use www.insna.com) and let me know what you think would be a reasonable way to go with Connections. all the best, Bill _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.