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« on: November 29, 2022, 10:49:48 pm »

Hi All,

I was very disappointed to get an email last night from the ICSBS to say that all future copies of the Journal will be issued online in digital format.

When this topic was first mooted last year, I expressed my opinions on the matter to the Board of Directors in no uncertain terms, and proposed a number of other possible ways to boost membership numbers and income. Canceling the printed journal is the easy way out. OK, I understand that a printed version will be available, at an extra cost. With all the other learned societies I belong to going 'paperless' is an optional choice, not the default setting.
 
For me, and I believe for many others who do not attend the annual conventions, the printed Journal is the only tangible connection we have with the Society. It should remain the default choice, letting members who do not want the printed version opt out. Not the other way around.

That's my two-cents-worth. Will be interested to hear what others think.

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 12:40:58 am »

Dear Tom,

   Because of my own preference and due to what you wrote here,
I recommended not doing this.
But I was not at the Board Meeting this year.
I was eating in Ken Lo's Memories of China in London.... Roll Eyes  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2022, 02:28:35 am »

Hi Tom

I fully agree with you.

They should either go entirely paperless or retain the current printed version.

Having an option for the printed copy does not help. How many copies should they print? 20 or 50? There is no economy of scale, and the cost may be just as much as printing 500 copies.

Besides, not every member is tech-savvy, and some may have a slow internet connection.

Not to mention that the Society website is not really a pleasure to visit....

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 04:10:28 am »

I very much looked forward to receiving the journal. In the 19 years as a member I've never been to a convention or met another member, so the journals were my only connection. I'm glad to have met some of you here and on facebook. I wonder if discontinuing the journal will have the effect of further declining the membership?
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2022, 07:45:07 am »

Tom, I agree with you. 'Paperless' should be an option....John
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2022, 03:34:11 am »

Hi All,

I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one concerned by the decision to discontinue the printed version of the Journal.
Don't misunderstand me, I have been a loyal supporter of the ISCSBS since joining in 1998. One of the first things I did upon joining was to order back issues going back to the early 1990s.
I feel that this decision by the Board, which was made without being put to a vote, will further reduce membership numbers among those of us who do not attend the annual conventions.
For the sake of the Society I hope I am proved wrong.

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Tom

PS: Joey, you are exonerated, especially as I was there in London to enjoy that dinner at Ken Lo's restaurant.  Wink
 
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2022, 06:01:53 am »

Dear Tom,

     Yes, dinner was very good. So was lunch there with Tommy Robinson [Stephen Lennon] and his family, the following Sunday.

     But I thought you joined the Society much earlier than 1998.
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Joey

Hi All,

I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one concerned by the decision to discontinue the printed version of the Journal.
Don't misunderstand me, I have been a loyal supporter of the ISCSBS since joining in 1998. One of the first things I did upon joining was to order back issues going back to the early 1990s.
I feel that this decision by the Board, which was made without being put to a vote, will further reduce membership numbers among those of us who do not attend the annual conventions.
For the sake of the Society I hope I am proved wrong.

Best,
Tom

PS: Joey, you are exonerated, especially as I was there in London to enjoy that dinner at Ken Lo's restaurant.  Wink
 
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