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tcalderw
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I.A.P.P.P. Communications Archive

Does anyone know of a digitized repository of the IAPPP Communications?  Failing that, is there someone out there with a set of the Communications that would be willing to copy it or part with it?

Tom

 

DFR
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yes, mostly

Yes Tom, I have a set (mostly) and if you are volunteering to digitize it and post it, or copy it, then I will be glad to send them to you. I have most of the set from #1 thru #82 December 2000 (which was probably the final one) and several (2) issues are missing (I haven't touched them since we packed and moved a few years ago). I have been trying to find the several missing copies the past few days but it looks like nobody else has responded and so my set may be helpful; meanwhile I will continue to search for the stray issues. (Also I don't know of a digitized repository anywhere.)

Frank

tcalderw
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ADS, but...

Frank:

It looks like there are a lot on ADS, but I have noticed a bunch of papers there that are only abstracts or introductions (and not for conference presentations).  This seemed to particularly happen in 1995 (eg: "Light curve modeling of contact binaries" March 1995).  Could you check some of your 1995 issues and see if this is the case in the printed versions?

DFR
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mostly full manuscripts

Tom,

It looks like the spring 1995 issue is one of the occasional issues that lists the abstracts from conference proceedings (in this case a Hungarian conference, but more generally the Communications occasionally reports on various international conferences with related material (like photometry). The main component of the Communications is full manuscripts.

(Actually, there is a phenomenal amount of interesting PEP-variable star science in the Commmunications issues.)

Frank

tcalderw
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Scanned copy

Frank:

 

Even with articles available on ADS, it would probably be worthwhile to have a scanned archive, since that would be easier to peruse.  About how many pages of material do you have?

DFR
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around 75 pages per issue, estimated

I have not yet had time to check carefully (and won't this week) but as an estimate, I see that most of the issues have numbers of pages in the range of 50-100 and so 75 pages per issue might be a reasonable order of magnitude. Also I found a few more issues, up to #85.

frank

 

Gustav Holmberg
Some 500+ papers are

Some 500+ papers are available through ADS here.

pgarey
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IAPPP Communications

Tom,  I have an incomplete set from 1997-2002 that you can have.  Email me at pgarey@mchsi.com.

Pat

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IAPPP Book

I don't know if there is any interest in this, but I have an IAPPP book titled "Photoelectric Photometry of Variable Stars, a Practical Guide for the Smaller Observatory". It has a  L O T  of pages...   :-)

Bruce

 

tcalderw
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First Scans Completed

I have scanned most of Frank Dempsey's copies of the Communcations.  The list is below, and I attach the two index publications from 1991 and 2001.  Note that issues 1 and 2 were combined into a single publication.  I will get these online in the hopefully near future, but you can get them from directly from me in the meantime.

 

 

 1  2  3  5  6  7  8  9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 69
70 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87

 

The following volumes were either missing from Frank's collection, or too brittle to scan.  If you have copies that can survive being squished flat on a scanner bed, I would appreciate a loan thereof.

4, 25, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
anything beyond 87

Tom

 

 

pgarey
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IAPPP Scanning Project

Tom, email me your mailing address.  I will loan you what I have.  In my incomplete set you will find Communications 67, 68, 71-73, and 75.  The earliest copy coming to you is 67, and latest is 87.  Sending the others, too, as they are in very good condition.

Thanks for getting these online for eveyone!

Pat

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