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Re: AKA and BNL
It seems like perhaps the index project might be a good one for
the affiliates- each could adopt a genus or species group and then taking
responsibility for writing the index. The effect would be to tap a group
of people with both experiences and specimens available to photograph.
Because it would be decentralized, it would really require only one
person to oversee the whole thing- proofread and serve as a liaison with
the volunteering affiliate clubs. We could even bill this as sort of the
hobbyist's complement to Wildekamp- pictures and info on keeping and
breeding, rather than on collection and science; obviously, both kinds of
information are necessary, but it's difficult to combine them into one
project. That one person's job could be made even easier if one person
from each affiliate would proof and collate the subsidiaries' submissions.
And if they all conformed to one particular format, even that would be
After the arrival of the new KMI, the new index would be sort of
the example for all other killie people and publishers to follow- correct
(for now!) taxonomy, location codes, notes on maintenance and
If we were to think about the index project in discrete chunks, it
is pretty manageable, I think. A page or so of text per species, with one
good photograph and perhaps a listing of the most common (or
most commonly mangled and thus in need of correction) collection codes.
Aphanius one year, Aplocheilichthys and its former genera mates the next,
then Aphyosemion the following year, etc.
Just some thoughts, probably not, in the end, practical.
On Sat, 21 Apr 2001, Tony Terceira wrote:
> > I have often wondered what happened to all the old
> >features in KILLIE NOTES -- the monthly columns with the author's picture;
> >the reporting on new species; the beginner's corner; the great translations
> >from Germany and all the simple real world breeding articles?
> All of that material was continued in the combination
> Journal which was done for economic reasons and to insure the FEL would go
> out first class many years ago.
> George Maiers Column, Round Robin by J Glascock (sp?) .
> Letters with responses to members by different people .. i.e. Harry Specht,
> George Maier were in every Journal when the material was available.
> My guess is there is no one stepping up to the plate and
> offering Brent the idea of writing a monthly column for beginners.... No
> one is writing "Round Robin Reports" etc. The translations require
> someone to do them.. I was fortunate in that there were volunteers who
> would translate material for me and it would appear in JAKA/KN, I am sure
> Brent has people to help ... Maybe someone who reads the specific language
> and receives a foreign journal should translate a particularly interesting
> article and send it to Brent in electronic format. I am sure he would love
> to receive the material...... I know I did when I was editor.
> The reason that the indexes died, my guess is that the
> volunteer effort slowed down or stopped. If the AKA sees fit to do
> Indexes again, I suggest you read Lee's editorial .... It take many
> volunteers, Volunteers to submit good photos of specific fishes that
> someone will take the time to write about in Index format. Find, 12 photos
> of publication quality, a group of members willing to write, and coordinate
> it through the BOT for financial backing and reproduction and you have an
> The Indexes may appear again in the future, but for now, I
> am trying to get every old index to reproduce. Index I in black and
> white was the hardest, I think I have a set coming to me for
> digitizing, so things are moving along
> Anthony C. Terceira, Consultant
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> N. Scituate, RI 02857
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