18th Century mentality in the 21st Century

Barry M. OConnor bmoc at UMICH.EDU
Mon Nov 19 17:04:33 CST 2001

At 3:22 PM -0500 11/15/01, Panza, Robin wrote:
... Where does this money come from?  An analogy to what you
>propose would be the UMich dissertation abstracts.  Rest assured, the
>University is providing significant funds to pay for the archiving and
>dissemination of theses....

A minor technical correction is neccessary here.  University Microfilms
International (UMI) is not affiliated with the University of Michigan and
the university doesn't provide any funds to it.  It is a private enterprise
owned by some conglomerate (which one it is changes frequently; Xerox, then
Bell & Howell owned it recently, but it's changed hands again). Thus, they
will sell you their product and presumably make a profit. - Barry

So many mites, so little time!
Barry M. OConnor
Professor & Curator             phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail: bmoc at umich.edu
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

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