New Web service for readers old and new
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CTA. 2001. New Web service for readers old and new. Spore 93. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The first edition of the new Spore 'Web announcement' appeared with this issue of Spore, expanding the services offered to our ever-growing readership. We invite subscribers and other readers who have access to the World Wide Web to subscribe to...
The first edition of the new Spore Web announcement appeared with this issue of Spore, expanding the services offered to our ever-growing readership. We invite subscribers and other readers who have access to the World Wide Web to subscribe to these announcements. Since 1998, each issue of Spore has been published simultaneously on paper and in electronic form on the World Wide Web. By publishing a Web edition, we are able to help the growing numbers of our core readers in ACP countries who have Web access, and who use it to reprint all or part of each issue. The Web edition also means that Spore is available free-of-charge to readers who are outside the ACP Group or the European Union, or who work in activities which are not central to our mandate. Spore is dedicated to agricultural and rural development in ACP countries and it is made available only to people working in those fields in the 77 ACP countries, and to people in the 15 countries of the European Union (which provides operating funds to CTA) who support and cooperate with ACP partners. Other people, whom we call secondary readers, must purchase a subscription at least for a printed edition (see p 13). Reaching a wider world Thanks to the Web edition of Spore, we can now communicate our information, which means your information, ACP information, to a much wider world than our printed edition could ever do on its own, with the inevitable ceiling on its budget. There is, though, a difference between the two editions. The printed edition arrives regularly (we hope!) in your mailbox, is circulated in your organisation, or colleagues and friends pass it on to you. Spore comes to you. The Web edition is simply published on the CTA computer, and a number of others, and the Web reader must go there, by connecting her or his local computer to ours. You go to Spore, and you have to remember to do so. The announcement will remind you to do so. The announcement of every issue To announce each Web edition of Spore, our new service takes the form of an email message which summarises twenty-or-so key items in the new edition, with short descriptions and illustrations. Each item is linked to the full Web edition. The Web announcement will be in three versions, English, French and Portuguese, linked to the relevant language Web edition. We shall send it to all subscribers and readers of Spore on request, plus selected and potential secondary readers. Conditions There are two technical conditions. To be able to use this service, it is necessary that the computer system on which you receive this email announcement has an email programme, such as Outlook or Eudora, which can read 'HTML format', in a version numbered 4 or above. Second, it must be able to use the World Wide Web, with a browser such as Netscape or Explorer in a version numbered 4 or above. If you use an email address on systems such as hotmail.com, yahoo.com, yahoo.fr and netscape.com, it will work. There is no charge for this service from Spore, but please do not underestimate the time and cost of your Internet connection to the World Wide Web. Receiving, stopping or changing the service If you are a subscriber to Spore and if your email address is known to CTA, we shall send you an email with this information, inviting you to subscribe to the announcement. If you are not a Spore subscriber, or if you are but you have not told CTA your email address, to receive the English announcement, please send an email with no text in the message and with the word subscribe in the subject line to announce-en@spore- magazine.org (To receive the French announcement, do the same, to email@example.com, and for the Portuguese announcement to annonce-po@spore-magazine. org). If you want the 'text-only' version, without graphics, please add the words 'text only' as the text of your message. You will receive the email announcement at the email address from which you sent your request. If you want to receive it at a different address(es), please write this in the text of the message. To stop receiving the announcement, please send an email as above but with the word unsubscribe in the subject. To change the email address where you receive the announcement, please send two emails; one to unsubscribe the old address, and the second to subscribe the new one. Other services continue This is an additional service for PDS subscribers and it does not make any difference to your subscription to the printed edition, nor to your other PDS publications services.