[Taxacom] print on demand publishers -ICZN implications

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Apr 2 16:59:16 CDT 2012

I'm not sure that David meant "print on demand"? What if someone prints a big run and then offers them for sale? Effectively, it is a new publication, which happens to be a copy of an old work ...

From: Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, 3 April 2012 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] print on demand publishers -ICZN implications

>If a work is not available due to not being properly published, e.g.
>many dissertations, some 19th-century catalogs, etc., but someone
>prints copies from a scanned version, is there anything that prevents
>that from constituting publication?

Goodness, yes!

Article 9.7 prohibits "copies obtained on demand of an unpublished 
work, even if previously deposited in a library or other archive"

This is NOT a concern.


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology        Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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