Online BULLETIN Now Available

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AAPG is introducing MemberNet, an electronic alternative to the printed AAPG BULLETIN that offers members the option of receiving either a printed BULLETIN or an electronic version.

AAPG/Datapages now produces an all-electronic version of the AAPG BULLETIN for members who want to receive their BULLETINs via the Internet and CD-ROM rather than in the traditional printed form.

With MemberNet, all BULLETIN articles and monthly features are placed on a specially designed Internet Web site that will be available for members only. The articles also will be archived on a disc that is mailed to each subscriber every six months.

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AAPG is introducing MemberNet, an electronic alternative to the printed AAPG BULLETIN that offers members the option of receiving either a printed BULLETIN or an electronic version.

AAPG/Datapages now produces an all-electronic version of the AAPG BULLETIN for members who want to receive their BULLETINs via the Internet and CD-ROM rather than in the traditional printed form.

With MemberNet, all BULLETIN articles and monthly features are placed on a specially designed Internet Web site that will be available for members only. The articles also will be archived on a disc that is mailed to each subscriber every six months.

Members can select either the electronic BULLETIN option or the printed option as part of their annual dues; there is no additional charge unless a member wants to receive both.

Those who select the MemberNet option will receive a password via e-mail allowing immediate access to the new MemberNet Web site. For those members the mailing of printed BULLETINs will be suspended immediately.

The service was first offered on this year's dues statements that were mailed to Active AAPG members in February. Other member classes will receive their dues statements later this month.

James H. Kempf, a retired geologist living in San Antonio and an Emeritus AAPG member since 1953, became the first AAPG member to subscribe to the new online BULLETIN.

Kempf, who has been retired for 16 years, said he likes the MemberNet offer because of the space he will save when one CD-ROM replaces 12 printed issues.

But saving space isn't the only benefit to the MemberNet subscriber. Other features include:

  • Everything printed in the BULLETIN is available online – including memorials, convention information, announcements, calendars, reviews, etc.
  • Monthly e-mail notification that new articles have been posted.
  • MemberNet articles are posted for at least 12 months before they are taken down.
  • Links to the standard member BULLETIN search site for searching the last three months of BULLETIN articles.
  • A semi-annual archive CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat format.
  • Enhanced features include data sets and animations that are too large to be included in the printed version.
  • HTML and PDF version of all articles, thus accommodating printing of each article for personal reference.
  • Special offers and discounts for MemberNet subscribers.

AAPG members can opt to receive either the printed BULLETIN or MemberNet as part of their dues package - or, for an additional $27, a member can have both options, receiving the BULLETIN electronically and in printed form.

An e-mail address is required for MemberNet access, so be sure you have included yours when you sign up - and make sure it's accurate.

To enroll, contact Nancy Ince at (918) 560-9412; or by e-mail to nancyi@aapg.org.

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