Lee Poulsen
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:07:38 PDT
On the penultimate page of this last issue of Herbertia (Vol. 66) is an ad for At the bottom of the page are photos of some hybrid Hippeastrums and Lycorises. At the top of the ad are small thumbnail images of the front covers of several issues of Herbertia from the 1940s and '50s. The ad says:
"We are a small family company specializing in Amaryllids. Our offerings include Hippeastrum, Lycoris, Zephyranthes, Rhodophiala and more.
Are you looking for back issues of Herbertia? We have been authorized to digitally re-publish the IBS journals. Eighty years of hybridizing and practical experience are now easily available!"

I went to the website and tried looking everywhere, but couldn't find anything anywhere mentioning electronic versions of Herbertia or anything related to this statement in their ad. Maybe they were very recently authorized to do this and have just begun the process, so don't have anything ready yet to offer. I hope the final result is good and not too expensive. But it looks like something will be available providing access for everyone (with money?) in the near future. Hopefully, it will be cheaper than the price they were charging for a complete set of all issues not that long ago.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Apr 28, 2013, at 1:05 PM, Jane McGary wrote:

> In reply to Mike Mace and Arnold Trachtenberg, who inquired about the 
> possibility of making old Herbertia articles available:
> It is possible that the copyright held on Herbertia by the IBS covers 
> not the content of the individual contributions, but what is known as 
> the "compilation." This is the content of the journal as printed, 
> including pagination, layout, and other physical details. In many 
> cases the author of the article in such a journal retains copyright 
> to the text and images and can give permission to reproduce them 
> without recourse to the publisher of the journal. It should be 
> ascertained, presumably from the editor of a recent volume of 
> Herbertia, just what the copyright notice covers.
> Should the copyright be limited to the compilation, the PBS could 
> inquire of individual authors (and photographers, if different) about 
> posting the text of articles on our website. It might be necessary, 
> however, to prepare pdfs in a format different from the actual Herbertia pages.
> Jane McGary
> At 12:12 PM 4/28/2013, you wrote:
>> Mike:
>> I do wonder   if the IBS disbands what is the copyright status of 
>> their publications?
>> There should be a section in their bylaws that deals with 
>> dissolution of the organization and what is the fate of their assets.
>> Anyone actually have good info on this.
>> Arnold

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