The RSC is involved in a number of projects to investigate the presentation and benefit of publishing information from our journals in an electronic form. We are a partner in the CLIC Consortium, together with Cambridge University, Leeds University and Imperial College, to investigate how conventional printed journal articles can be enhanced in the electronic form. Much of the material on this CD-ROM has come from this collaboration.
Information in four areas is included on this CD-ROM:
The Electronic Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ECHET96) was a conference held exclusively on the Internet. It was the second Conference organised by the CLIC consortium. The first conference ECTOC-1 has already been archived on to CD-ROM by the RSC. ECHET96 'Attendees' were able to view the conference contributions (many of which included data not easily represented on the printed page) on the World Wide Web and discuss them by email. The proceedings of this conference (including email discussions) have been indexed and are archived on this CD-ROM both to preserve the data for future generations and to allow wider distribution to chemists who do not have access to the Web. The contents include several experimental navigation aids which we encourage feedback on.
A number of articles appearing in the RSC primary journal, ChemComm, have been enhanced to add the benefits of the electronic medium. These enhancements have been added in a number of different ways so that users can evaluate the benefits of the added data. We welcome feed back on these articles.
Databases of 3D structures from Dr. Jonathan Goodman (Cambridge University) and Prof. Arie Aizman (Imperial College, on sabbatical leave from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa MarÍia, Chile)
From Prof. Peter Murray-Rust (Virtual School of Molecular Science at Nottingham University).
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Some of the software which is used present the chemistry has not yet been comprehensively tested on all types of computers and browsers. Please note that you have the option in Netscape or Internet Explorer to switch off features such as browser Java support, use of which is made in the CML and Hyperwave sections. If you do have queries about this CD-ROM, we encourage you to look at the on-line release notes for late-breaking information which could not be included here. Because of the very limited resources available to us, we cannot guarantee to provide any other form of support for this product.