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    Re: Institute of Navigation publications. was Re: Fix by Lunar Distances... for missiles in 1950
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2006 Nov 28, 09:04 -0500

    Thanks for that tip George.  I gave it a whirl but when I tried to open up the 
    abstracts for the pre-1963 papers, I get an "invalid request" message.
    But here's the real catch: those PDF downloads that are available, cost $25.  
    I suppose if you only want to see one paper, you can spring for the cost. But 
    there are about two or three dozen papers from earlier eras that I would love 
    to see but simply cannot afford to download (even if they were available) for 
    25 bucks a pop.
    Tough break really because, as I mentioned in my previous note, there have 
    been a lot of very interesting papers published in ION that I would love to 
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: George Huxtable 
    Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:51 am
    Subject: [NavList 1775] Institute of Navigation publications. was [NavList 
    1771] Re: Fix by Lunar Distances... for missiles in 1950
    > "Robert Eno" 
    > wrote, under threadname-
    > [NavList 1771] Re: Fix by Lunar Distances... for missiles in 1950
    > |
    > | Frank,
    > |
    > | Further to my last, it appears that ION will sell copies for a
    > fairly hefty
    > | fee:
    > |
    > | http://www.ion.org/publications/toc/journal.htm
    > |
    > | It does not appear that they have digitized their journal which
    > is a
    > | terrible shame as this would be an invaluable resource for the
    > many
    > holdouts
    > | on this site. I encourage list members to have a look at the
    > titles
    > of the
    > | hundreds of papers that have been published in the ION Journal
    > over
    > the last
    > | 60 years
    > =========================
    > A n editorial comment in the latest issue of "Navigator's
    > Newsletter"
    > tells me that one can search the online archives of the Journal of
    > the
    > Institute of Navigation (which is, presumably, "Navigation") at-
    > http://www.ion.org/search/search_journals.cfm
    > That search will presumably provide titles and authors (and, I
    > hope,
    > abstracts) of papers, but not full contents. The editorial goes on
    > to
    > say that members can download copies of ION papers, even very
    > early
    > ones, so from that it seems that the whole journal has been
    > digitised
    > in some form.
    > It's of interest to me, as a non-member of ION, because there are
    > several articles in Navigation that I would like to read. However,
    > neither the Bodlieian Library in Oxford, nor (to my surprise) the
    > Caird Library at the Greenwich Museum takes that journal.
    > The Bodleian assures me, however, that if it is downloaded from
    > their
    > own site they have certain codes which provide access to journals
    > that
    > are otherwise private to members. I have not taken them up on
    > that,
    > yet, but will soon.
    > Just to clarify, the above note refers to the Institute of
    > Navigation
    > in the US, and its journal, "Navigation", and not to the
    > similarly-named Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) of London, and
    > its
    > "Journal of Navigation".
    > George.
    > 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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