PBS is seeking a new Bulb Garden editor

Tony Avent Tony@plantdelights.com
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:40:26 PDT
I'll bet people would be willing to be peer reviewers...thoughts?  I would expect some of the folks who worked on Herbertia would be willing to help.

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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Tim Eck
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 9:02 AM
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Tony,
I know a few people with good skills for the publication and general editing who are retired and would love to do something like this for minimum wage.
They would have to farm out the 'peer review' to members.
Is this an option?
Tim

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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Tony Avent
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 8:23 AM
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Thanks for all the comments on the idea of an expanded bulb journal...on-line or otherwise.  The linchpin is finding someone with the
time to manage the project.   The publication expense of Herbertia is not
the reason that that IBS folded...it had everything to do with personality issues and unsustainable philosophies of fiscal management.  Fingers crossed that someone steps up for what would be an incredibly worthwhile project. 

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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Greg Ruckert
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:00 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
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The International Aroid Society now publishes a fully electronic only edition. It has an ISSN which means that, under the new Nomenclature Rules, it allows for valid publication of new species. Indeed there were many new species in the first two editions.

Greg Ruckert
Nairne,
South Australia


On 11/08/2014 5:51 AM, arnold140@verizon.net wrote:
>   I can tell you all a bit of the cost of publishing and mailing
Herbertia.  I was the Director of Mailing and Publication in the IBS back then.
>
> Alan Meerow did all the collating and editing of the Journal at no 
> cost to
the Society.  We had a graphic editor who was paid, not very much to put it into the format to be printed.
>
> The major cost was the printing and mailing to our members.  Overseas
postage , which is much higher now was prohibitive back then.
>
> When you print small numbers like 1000 to 2000 you pay a large amount 
> and
the cost to print 5000 would not have been much higher.
>
> Membership dues could not support the project on an ongoing basis. 
> Sooner
or later it was bound to come to a halt.
>
> We would need an underwriter to foot the cost of the project...
>
> any takers?
>
> Arnold
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