[LINK] re: ACS Digital Library

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Dec 5 20:34:28 AEDT 2006

I wrote Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:31:00 +1100:

>The ACS Digital Library is now on-line ... <http://dl.acs.org.au/> ...

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. The first electronic 
edition of AJIS is now on-line at 

This features a survey of the Information Systems Discipline in 
Australian Universities, with a papers by: Guy Gable, Roger Clarke, 
Gail Ridley, Robert W Smyth, Shirley Gregor, Edward Lewis, Craig 
McDonald, Jim Underwood, Ernie Jordan, Andy Koronios, Paula Swatman, 
Elsie S. K. Chan, Janice Burn, Chad Lin, Mike Metcalfe, Graham 
Pervan, Graeme Shanks, Mark Srite, Mark Borman, R.H. Barbour, Sophie 
Cockcroft, Mira Kartiwi, Kay Bryant and John Campbell.

I have modified the web format of the digital library at the 
suggestion of the AJIS Editor:

* MENU ON RIGHT: I removed the left menu and put its contents in the 
sidebar on the right. The main contents now have an extra 15% of the 
screen. To avoid changing templates I did this just using CSS. So it 
may need further adjustment. Please advise if it looks odd on your screen.

* TEXT ONLY ADS: Despite my telling Amazon.com to just put up ads for 
computer books and products, it was offering saucepans, novels and 
toilet seat locks. This was not in keeping with the dignity of a 
scholarly publication, so I have replaced it with a simple list of 
product topics of my devising. If I can work out why it was not 
displaying just computer books, I will try again.

* READING TOOLS: I switched on all the reader tools options when I 
set up the system. Some seem to just waste space. So I have now 
turned off "print version" as this gives a result little different to 
the screen version. I turned off the "related items" as these were 
not working and seemed a bit of a gimmick anyway (they just do a 
Google type search of the web looking for words you select from an article).

ps: Philosophy behind the ACS Digital Library: 

I am still not sure how to include metadata about the authors of 
articles, so that we can fulfill Evan Arthur's wishlist for DEST and 
have all the papers searchable by institution: 

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