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Digital Publications help hardcopy sales

Scholarship on Ancient Middle East Becomes Free Digitally Newswise —

A wealth of material that documents the ancient Middle East has become available through a new, free online service at the Oriental Institute.
 The material comes from the extensive collection at the institute, which is a major publisher of important academic books on the languages, history and cultures of the ancient Middle East. The effort began in 1906, when the University started issuing publications that have been essential for studying the past…… .

……..Statistics on downloads of electronic files and sales of printed books have been carefully tracked, and the Publication Sales office has noted that the availability of free downloads has not adversely impacted the sale of the printed volumes. In fact, the availability of free PDFs of titles has increased print sales. After the complimentary distribution of 21 titles—books that had not been accessible via the Internet before 2008—print sales of those same titles increased by 7 percent compared to the previous two years.

Read more here: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/552994/

This shows that having free pdfs of reprots and publications will actually help sales ! Many people are loathe to put documents online for free, fearing it will affect sales of the hard-copy… this however, seems to show the reverse!

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Past Horizons – Issue 8 online Now

Full version  http://publications.pasthorizons.tv/?id=pasthorizonsmay09

PDF Version http://www.scribd.com/doc/15572373/Past-Horizons-May-2009-Issue-8

Issue 8 - Past Horizons Online Magazine

Issue 8 - Past Horizons Online Magazine

Editorial
Challenge yourself.

News stories from around the world.

The Great Arab Revolt Project
Archaeology in the Jordanian desert through the eyes of volunteer Susan Daniels.

Bamburgh Research Project
Archaeology is in itself a destructive process and as a result needs to be fully recorded. The media department at the Bamburgh Research Project was created to experiment with video recording as a means to deal more fully with this issue. Gerard Twomey, the media director, explains the ideas behind this successful project.

Where the Camel meets the Canoe
A team of Yale University academics have set up the Timbuktu Research Project in response to the worsening environmental conditions in this remote region. Their research has led them to conclude this is not the first time Timbuktu has faced this particular dilemma.

Gloucester’s Itinerant Diggers
Archaeologist Austin Ainsworth on the launch of an exciting heritage project for Gloucester’s homeless community.

Dig In
Archaeological volunteer digs and field schools for 2009.

Beneath the Bricks
A local group turns potential conflict into a positive outcome for the community in a historic Louisiana town.

Profile
Archaeologist Douglas Post Park.

Dig Cook
Culinary escapades from Annie

Interested In…
Distance learning.

Viewpoint
David Connolly discusses what archaeology means to him.

Back Pages
Alternative Diggers’ Photo Archive.  (are you in there??)

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Past Horizons Magazine – Free and Online

Past Horizons Magazineits free.. its online… it even has video and direct links…

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Including a retired persons view on digging in Maine… Strange pagan rites in Cornwall… a bit of re-eanctment in Europe and we hope Aerial Archaeology in Jordan… plus all our usual featuers..

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