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    Re: Downloadable papers from Royal Society.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2006 Sep 21, 04:28 -0500

    On 18 Sept I wrote to inform NavList members about publications from
    the Royal Society, freely downloadable, but only until December. The
    most sought information will be that in-
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1665 -

    I hear that members have started to tap this source already.

    But I have some better news; a contibution from John Westfall, to
    Hastro-L (a mailing-list for those interested in the history of

    He writes-

    "Great news that the RS archives will be free online. Not-so-great
    news that (once we're hooked) we start paying for access in December.

    On the other hand, the French Bibliothèque National website,
    "Gallica", under Périodiques, provides the RS Philosophical
    Transactions without charge. (Just Google "Gallica" to get the

    There's a wealth of other material on the BNF website, including the
    French Academy of Science (prev. Royal Academy) journals."

    So, there's no longer a December deadline, if you get it that way.

    I haven't tried accessing material that way myself, yet.


    contact George Huxtable at george@huxtable.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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