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EPC: putting out-of-print Xtal textbooks on-line?

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  • Subject: EPC: putting out-of-print Xtal textbooks on-line?
  • From: Lachlan Cranswick <l.m.d.cranswick@dl.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:55:31 GMT

Quick one from me.

Have been down at Kings College today giving Stanley Nyburg a hand 
with some computing issues.  This brought up the topic of archiving
old crystallographic text books on the web for historial and scholarly 

Would this be a good thing for the IUCr to be doing where

What are the thoughts of this?  It could create some nifty
historical resources - as well as assist with good teaching
resources and XRD diagrams for teaching.  (many of the early
books seem to have put quite a lot of effort into their

E.g. as a starter.

X-ray Analysis of Organic Structures by S.C. Nyburg (1961)
  (Stan owns the copyright on this - and does not see a problem
   putting this on the web - was my suggestion he consider this)

(for the above book - if the IUCr did not see the point of this - 
I would be relatively keen to try putting a scanned version on my
personal website)


Other possiblities(?) (though am not personally sure of copyright

Booth: Fourier Techniques in X-ray Organic Structure Analysis

Lipson and Cochran - The Determination of Crystal Structures




Lachlan M. D. Cranswick

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