[seqfan] Re: Changing References to Links

Alexander P-sky apovolot at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 13:18:06 CET 2011

>If there is a reference, move it to the link section and delete the reference.
>There is *no* reason to keep both.
The reason to keep both is that links may disappear, while the references *stay*

On 2/14/11, Richard Mathar <mathar at strw.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> http://list.seqfan.eu/pipermail/seqfan/2011-February/007147.html
> ds> From: David Scambler
> ds> To: "seqfan at list.seqfan.eu" <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> ds> Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 22:51:32 -0600
> ds> Subject: [seqfan] Changing References to Links
> ds>
> ds> What is the etiquette for changing a reference to a link when you
> ds> notice that the article is on the web?
> ds>
> ds> For example. In sequences A091869, A092107, A098747
> ds>
> ds> Y. Sun, The statistic "number of udu's" in Dyck paths,
> ds> Discrete Math., 237 (2004), 177-186.
> ds>
> ds> is available at
> http://www.combinatorics.cn/publications/papers/2004/udu.pdf
> If there is a reference, move it to the link section and delete the
> reference.
> There is *no* reason to keep both.
> It does not matter whether this is subscription based or a "freely
> available"
> article; a clickable interface is just better than forcing everybody through
> a manual search through some local library tools; we are living in an
> Internet
> age. Also note that some URL's become freely available after a "moving wall"
> of restricted access; nobody would not want to re-edit the OEIS again to
> keep
> track of these time-dependent things.
> If there are actually two versions, one "official", which typically means
> that some publisher's doi is available, and another more freely available
> on some author's web page for example, it is reasonable to keep both.
> This is either done by creating two link lines :
>   A. Uthor, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/hubblemumble">Some stuffy things</a>
> J. of Profanity 20 (1999) p 99
>   A. Uthor, <a href="http://www.author.org</a> [preprint]
> or putting both on the same line (that will work with our current parser)
> in the following style:
>   A. Uthor, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/hubblemumble">Some stuffy things</a>
> J. of Everything 0 (1999) p 99-999, <a href="http://www.autch.org">some
> stuffy thingies</a> [author preprint]
> Of course, even the articles that are accessible by subscription only should
> be transferred to the link section. Again, note that this is a professional
> database, and it saves time to many of us if we need only a few seconds to
> reach out to the article contents.
> Even if you have only access to the abstract, or to the MR reference
> of the http://www.ams.org/mathscinet : linking is better than referencing,
> no doubt.
> Richard Mathar
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