Issue 62 (Fall 1996)

Fall 1996, Issue #62

The APLIC-International Communicatoris published several times yearly by the Association for Population and Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers, International. Mailing address: c/o Family Health International Library, P.O. Box 13950, RTP, NC 27709 USA. ISSN 09-9847

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note
By Lisa Croucher

With this issue, the APLIC-International Communicator makes its debut as an online publication. While the Fall 95 issue also appears online, it originally was a print issue that became electronic. The current issue was produced and compiled electronically and will become print for those who so desire. APLIC-International members chose to convert to an electronic format to facilitate wider distribution. We hope that this online availability will give our organization more exposure worldwide. This transition represents one of the many initiatives taken by APLIC-International to increase its visibility.

Earlier this year, the APLIC-I electronic mailing list generated much discussion on the role of APLIC-I, its accomplishments, mission, and future. Ruth Sander compiled a list of APLIC-I activities, which included those below.

  • DUPS, APLIC Duplicate Book Distribution program. Run by Neil Zimmerman out of the Population Council Library. Very successful and useful, especially to member libraries in developing countries.
  • Census Holdings List. Announces new acquisitions of international census items in both APLIC member and some non-member libraries. Run by Gera Draaijer, Univ of Texas-Austin PRC with credit to APLIC.
  • APLIC distribution list. Moderated, for members, but will post messages from non-members if relevant. Run by Ruth Sandor, Univ of Wisc-Madison, CDE Info Services.
  • Union List. Edited and mounted on Internet at Penn State Univ PRI by Info Unit; funding found from APC by Edith Ericson; credit to APLIC, with lots of cooperation from members listing holdings.
  • Population and Related Organizations: International Address List. Published under APLIC auspices, compiled by Ruth Sandor and student at Univ of Wisc-Madison, CDE Info Services, with no outside funding. Continuing as electronic file.
  • POPIN North American liaison requested of APLIC by UN POPIN Coordinator. Possibility of various information networking initiatives under this sponsorship, but members must design proposals.
  • APLIC-I information on the World Wide Web from the University of Pennsylvania and UN POPIN; U Penn site maintained by APLIC-I member Lisa Newman and UN POPIN site maintained by APLIC-I memberSusan Pasquariella.

Abigail Hourwich added to the discussion that many of the ideas that have been generated by APLIC-I members have been realized. She noted specifically two new aspects of the last APLIC-I conference. APLIC-I hosted an information professional from the University of Costa Rica Population Center and also spondored an Internet Room as a service to APLIC-I members and attendees of the PAA conference.APLIC-I intends to continue serving the professional development needs of family planning and population information professionals worldwide. This electronic newsletter is just one of the many services provided to and by APLIC-International members.

Lisa Croucher

President’s Message
By Robert McCann

Hello everyone. Well, Summer has come and gone since we gathered last May in New Orleans and now Fall and football season are upon us (Did I hear someone say, “Go Noles!!!”). I trust that everyone one returned home from Louisiana safely, although if you ate like I did while you were there you returned home a few pounds heavier. By the way, did anyone try any of the recipes from your conference packets?

We, your Board of Directors, are presently preparing to get together here in Tallahassee, Florida, for two days (October 10-11, 1996) to get plans implimented for next year’s conference, which will be held March 25-27, 1997 in Washington, DC. We will be discussing plans for the conference, doing an Internet room once again (an expanded version of last year’s VERY successful room), and the possibility of a return of the video festival; in your own room via the “house TV system” if the logistics can be worked out. From what I’ve heard from Jean Sack thus far, I think I can safely predict that we will be in for a very informative conference next year.

Additionally, we will be discussing a new logo for APLIC. Lisa Newman has been working with a designer and will be bringing some ideas with her for us to look at.

I sincerely hope that everyone is making plans to attend what will be our 30th Annual APLIC-International Conference next March in the capitol city, Washington, DC. What with the census bureau, the various museums, landmarks, and national monuments this is a terrific opportunity and a fantastic city to spend some time visiting. I know that Jean, Libby, Maryann, and Peggy are working hard to make this a memorable conference; so come one, come all, let’s reward all their effort with a record attendance.

See you in DC next March.

Robert McCann
Florida State University Population Center

Advocates for Youth Library
By Peggy D’Adamo

Advocates for Youth
1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
202-347-5700 (phone)
Hours: by appointment
Director: Marge Clark
Librarian: Sue Alford
Advocates for Youth works in the field of adolescent sexuality, drug abuse, adolescent pregnancy, parent-child communication and other issues related to adolescent health both nationally and internationally. In addition to conducting research, Advocates also publishes a newsletter, Options, and an excellent series of fact sheets on issues related to adolescent health: adolescent sexuality and the media, adolescents and HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy in Africa and adolescent childbearing and educational attainment. They also publish materials for developing school-based reproductive health services.

The library contains a collection of reference materials for AFY staff and visitors. The public may use the library by appointment but no public borrowing is permitted. Telephone reference questions are accepted on topics relevant to the mission of AFY. The library has a small collection of books, current periodicals and videos. Its most impressive resource, however, is an in-house database of 8000+ journal articles on issues related to adolescents. Each citation includes an extensive abstract and subject descriptors in addition to standard bibliographic information. The librarian has developed a thesaurus of terms which are used with the database. In addition to this specialized database, there is also an online catalog of materials in the collection. AFY staff can browse all databases from their offices and one terminal is available for use in the library. (Cataloging: OCLC; OPAC: Inmagic.)

In addition to her job as full-time librarian, Sue Alford is also editor of the AFY newsletter and author of a number of the factsheets. If you have a question on adolescent reproductive health in the United States or worldwide, you should consider contacting Advocates for Youth. Currently there is no internet access to the collection.

Peggy D’Adamo
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Membership Update
By Lisa Newman

New 1997 members (as of 10/96)
Elizabeth Behrendt
World Resources Institute Library
1709 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006Sarah Kolda
Princeton University
Office of Population Research
21 Prospect Ave.
Princeton, NJ 08544
Andrei Rogers
Population Program
University of Colorado-Boulder
Individual member
Matthew Smith
The Future’s Group International
80 Glastonbury, CT 06033
Student member
New members in 1996

  1. Gerry Boudreau, Louisiana Population Data Center
  2. Sandy Crump, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
  3. Elph Morgan, PSC, University of Michigan
  4. Cindy Livingston, PSC, University of Michigan
  5. Development Group, IRH/DGI
  6. Hannah Doress, Harvard Center for Population Studies
  7. Beth Fredrick, Alan Guttmacher Institute
  8. Margaret Harter, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, Indiana
  9. Nancy Minter, Urban Institute Library
  10. Greta Ober-Beauchesne, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University Medical Center
  11. Sociology Information Centre, University of Alberta, Department of Sociology
  12. Jennifer Warren, CDE University of Wisconsin-Madison (part of CDE sustaining membership)
  13. Charlene Yauch, CDE University of Wisconsin-Madison, Data Library (part of the CDE sustaining membership)
  14. Katherine Willson, The Future’s Group International, Glastonbury, CT

We have 60 individual members and 8 sustaining members (consisting of 26 people) from the United States. There is one individual member from Africa, 7 from Asia and the Pacific, 5 from Europe, 5 from Latin America, 2 from Canada and 1 from the Caribbean. Membership total is 107 for 1996.

Lisa Newman
APLIC Membership Chair
Population Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania

New Print Resources

Two print publications of interest to APLIC-I members recently have been published. The Alan Guttmacher Institute has just come out with a new publication on contraception after sex called Readings on Emergency Contraception from Family Planning Perspectives and International Family Planning Perspectives 1992-1996 and the INTRAH Program has released its seventh edition of the List of Free Materials in Reproductive Health

Readings on Emergency Contraception addresses contraception which is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. Emergency ccontraception has long been the subject of discussion by those committed to reducing unintended pregnancy. The 64-page volume from the Alan Guttmacher Institute brings together five years of extensive research and analysis, from the pages of The Alan Guttmacher Institute’s peer-reviewed journals, Family Planning Perspectives and International Family Planning Perspectives. Covering the history of emergency contraception, the effectiveness of different regimens, the international experience and the method’s potential impact on unintended pregnancy, the publication compiles the latest findings and analysis from leading researchers.

To purchase one copy of Readings On Emergency Contraception send a check of $15.00 plus $1.50 for shipping and handling made out to The Alan Guttmacher Institute. The publication also may be purchased with a VISA or MasterCard. All orders must be prepaid. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

The Alan Guttmacher Institute
120 Wall Street
New York, N.Y. 10005
Tel: 212-248-1111
Fax: 212-248-1951

List of Free Materials in Reproductive Health This is the seventh edition of INTRAH’s annotated bibliography of materials available free to individuals and organizations in developing countries. The bibliography is organized into the following sections: overview of reproductive health; family planning; maternal and newborn health; reproduction and sexuality; STDs/RTIs/HIV/AIDS; family and community health; gender; population and the environment; economic and community development; and catalogs and references. Postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and fax numbers are provided for obtaining the materials included in the List (materials are not available from INTRAH). French and Spanish editions also are available. An online, searchable version will be available via INTRAH’s World Wide Web site. A limited supply of the print publication is available free to health and development organizations in developing countries. Others may contact INTRAH for ordering information.

The INTRAH Program
208 North Columbia St., CB #8100
Chapel Hill NC 27514 USA
Phone: 919-966-5636
Fax: 919-966-6816

The Best of the Web
By Peggy D’Adamo

CIESIN (Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network)
CIESIN provides access to data sets of interest to population researchers. They include Global Population, Social Indicators of Development, Trends in Developing Economics, World Resources, and World Tables. A new and more user-friendly web interface also makes it easier to search the databases or you can download a sophisticated (but difficult to use) search interface. CIESIN also provides access to interactive applications like DDCarto, DDViewer, and Ulysses ™ Cross-tabulation Engine, if you are interested in US Census data. Finally, CIESIN has developed excellent thematic guides to key environmental issues, including human health.

Demography and Population Studies: WWW Virtual Library”

This site keeps track of Internet-based information sources of value to researchers in the field of demography. It currently has links to 155 demographic information sources worldwide. It has a complete list of demography and population www servers, WAIS databases, gopher servers and non-demography resources of interest. Definitely a good place to begin a search.


Devline (Development Information Online) is hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the British Library for Development Studies (BLDS). Devline includes online access to the BLDS catalogue and journal articles, bibiographies on development issues, information about IDS research, teaching, publishing. The database access is currently via telnet, but a web interface is planned for this year.

Epidemiology WWW Virtual Library

This comprehensive guide to epidemiology resources on the internet includes links to government agencies and international organizations, as well as links to resources organized by subjects such as “infectious diseases and AIDS,” “Social and Behavioral” and “Nutrition”. It also includes an extensive list of newsgroups, online publications, job announcements, meeting & conferences.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

In addition to its other online resources, IDRC provides online access to its library. You can search databases related to international development including IDRC’s own library catalog (searchable via telnet from the web site). The web site also includes information on IDRC publications & videos. The library covers international development, food and nutrition, gender, social policy, sustainable development and other related issues.


Produced by the UN Population Division, POPIN is a decentralized network for the coordination of regional, national and non-governmental population information activities. There are regional POPIN networks in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. POPIN provides comprehensive access to population information produced in all regions and on various population-related issues. It includes information on upcoming conferences, documentation for the ICPD and Beijing conferences, an electronic library of population information resources, information on regional POPIN networks and the most extensive on-line collection of full text journals in the field.

Population Index

The entire published database for 1986-1996 is available on-line and can be searched by author, subject matter, geographical region, and year of publication. Population Index has also added a free-text search capacity to its web pages. It is available on an experimental basis for all issues from 1994 to 1996, so give it try and let the Population Index staff know what you think.

US Census Bureau

Includes demographic information on the US and other countries. Information can be accessed through an A-Z subject list or you can search by word or by place. The site also has interactive software which allows you to create your own extract file from the 1990 census or generate maps on the fly. Also includes a world and US population clock and information on the latest economic indicators for the US economy.

Virtual Library on International Development

Links to resources in international development very nicely organized by themes including population and planning, nutrition, health and women & development. This site is also available in French. It contains a clickable map of the world to access links for each region. Resources are also listed organizationally.

World Bank

The Bank’s web site includes information on current events, research, sectoral information, country and project information. You can search project summaries by subject, country or sector. The extensive list of publications includes extensive summaries of some Bank publications. The site also provides access to research reports, datasets and bibliographies. Although the structure is sometimes difficult to navigate, the Bank has extensive online resources.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO’s web site provides access a vareity of WHO resources. There is a keyword search feature, information on WHO global programs, access to WHOSIS, a bibliographic database of WHO publications, including unpublished documents. WHODOC is a bimonthly update to WHOSIS, available via ftp. Also provides access to epidemiological and statistical databases and sources of health information which can be downloaded and loaded locally.

Peggy D’Adamo
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Training Materials Database Converted to POPLINE
By Lisa Croucher

The Training Materials Database (TMDB), which many APLIC members have used as a reference source for training materials in reproductive health, is now available as a part of the POPLINE database. To reflect the change in format and location, the name has been changed to the Reproductive Health Training Materials Collection (RHTMC).

In 1995, members of the Reproductive Health Materials Working Group of the cooperating agencies of USAID’s Population, Health and Nutrition Center concurred that the format of the database and the procedure for contributing materials to it had become outdated since the database’s creation in 1989.

The INTRAH Program coordinated with Victoria Kimm, POPLINE Acquisitions Manager, to design a proposal for the transfer of the database and the redesign of the contribution procedure. A questionnaire was sent to the twenty organizations who were contributors to the Training Materials Database to solicit their opinions on or questions about the proposal. All fifteen respondents enthusiastically supported the proposal to incorporate the database into POPLINE.

At the May 22, 1996 meeting of the Reproductive Health Materials Working Group, member organizations received print-outs of their organization’s entries in the Training Materials Database. Items which also existed in POPLINE were tagged as such. Contributors were instructed to review the TMDB entry and approve or edit for POPLINE. Also at this meeting, the procedures for contributing to and accessing the database were finalized.

The form for contributing materials to the RHTMC is available online. Although contributors will receive yearly reminders to submit materials to the RHTMC, POPLINE is continually updating its database, so contributors are encouraged to submit materials as they become available. The RHTMC may be accessed in POPLINE by conducting a text word search on “RH Training Materials.”

Contributors to the RHTMC hope that this new arrangement will facilitate access to the materials in the RHTMC by family planning and reproductive health organizations worldwide.

Lisa Croucher
INTRAH Program
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Population Index on the World Wide Web
By Richard Hankinson

At a times when everyone is scrambling to develop a presence on the World Wide Web, Population Index is among the few information services that has achieved this objective largely by accident, and I would like to tell you how this occurred.

The editors of the Population Index have been adopting the new computer technologies that have been developed over the past three decades in a fairly conservative fashion: that is, by not attempting to use new technological breakthroughs until they had become tried and tested, and above all, affordable. The author and geographical indexes were computerized in the early 1970s; the bibliographic records computerized using mainframe computers in the early 1980s; and the current items, or original articles produced using personal computers in the early 1990s. But although we have had the conversion from mainframe computers to desktop publishing for the whole journal as an objective for some time, it was not until 1993 that we decided that the time was ripe to make such a change.

The most difficult decision to make was whether to go to an outside contractor to undertake this conversion for us, or to use internal resources and try and do the job in-house. Although there are good arguments for going either way, we decided to go the in-house route for two main reasons. First, the Head of OPR’s Computing Core volunteered to develop the PC-based system we would need, and, second, we decided that, as the maintenance and future development of the sustem was as important as its original design, this could be performed better in-house than through hiring an outside contractor.

The system that Germán Rodgríguez developed for us was finally demonstrated to us in early 1995, and we have been using it to publish the journal since the last issue for that year. However, during the course of that initial demonstration, the system’s designer also showed how it could be used to make Population Index available on the Internet, which we had had as a more long-term objective. The value of making it available to a new and wider audience in this way was immediately obvious, so we have since concentrated much of our limited resources to expanding and developing our Web presence.

The first step was to put two years of the Index in a browse-only version,so that all the citations for 1993 and 1994 were available on the Web in just the same format as exists in the hard-copy version of the journal. This we demonstrated at PAA in 1995, together with limited author indexing. Since then Germán has developed the system considerably and it is now available in both browse and searchable modes, and the whole bibliography from 1986 to 1995 can be serached by author, year of publication, keyword, and country. Work is already underway to make free-text searching available for the whole database, and this is already available for the last two year’s records.

What comes next? We have signed an agreement with the Mellon Foundation to make all of the Population Index from its beginnings in the early 1930s to 1985 available through the JSTOR Project. We plan to continue to offer our Web service free of charge as long as we can, providing those who fund us continue to give us the means to do so. We will also continue to publish the hard copy journal Population Index as long as the demand for it exists, and, again, as long as our funding, which includes paid subscriptions to the journal, continues at a level to permit us to do this. Likewise, we will also contribute our bibliographic records for inclusion in POPLINE as long as USAID funding for this continues.

We plan to develop and update our Web presence over the next few years. The main problem, as I see it, is likely to be one that many information providers are or will be facing in the coming years, and that is: who pays for what. Preparing the bibliographic records that end up in the journal, on the Web, in POPLINE, or wherever, costs money. Internet users want their information free of charge, and we are happy to give it to them, providing we can find the financial support from other sources than users to enable us to do so. But should the user be expected to contribute anything for the information that he or she presumably is finding useful? And how does a non-profit service such as Population Index fit in with many commercial vendors who could equally well provide this information to users? The answers to such questions will concern many of us over the coming years.

By Richard Hankinson
Population Index
Office of Population Research
Princeton University

Essential Resources in Demography and Family Planning for Research Libraries: A Preliminary List
By Jean Sack

In my summer quest to answer the above for librarians at three different University Libraries, I’ve concluded that this list will always be in an emerging state — and therefore should be annotated and revised regularly for more users on an APLIC WEB site. We will put out the challenge: who will spend the initial time to succinctly describe these resources (and ordering info) and fine-tune the titles in time for the APLIC Conference web-page workshop in March? Thanks mostly to Ruth Sandor, Gera Draaijer, and Abigail Hourwich for broadening this checklist beyond top 10; to Peggy D’Adamo, Lisa Newman, Susan Pascquariella who are Webbing to equally crucial sites.

United States

  • Rand-McNally Zip Code Atlas of the U.S. (Has overlays)
  • Rand-McNally Road Atlas of the U.S.
  • Journals and Newsletters — see titles indexed in Population Index
  • NCHS Vital Statistics of the U.S. (Annual, 3 vol.)
    • Vital and Health Statistics Series (#Rainbow Series#, all)
    • Advance Data
    • Monthly Vital Statistics Report
  • US Census – Census in print formats for local state and cities
    • CD-ROM for regions
    • County and City Data Book (yearly and on CD-ROM)
    • Current Population Reports
    • Historical Statistics of the United States (2 volumes)
    • Monthly Product Announcement; Census and You; Catalog
    • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Yearly and on CD-ROM
  • U.S. Government Manual (Yearly, GPO, $33)


  • An up-to-date almanac: e.g. The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1996 ($9.95)
  • Atlases: New York Times World Atlas; National Geographic
  • Handbook of National Population Censuses
  • Population Reference Bureau: World Population Data Sheet
  • United Nations Publications
    • All UN Category XIII documents (standing order)
    • Demographic Yearbook (annual, New York, U.N., $125.00)
    • World Population Prospects and Projections
    • U.N. Statistical Yearbook
    • U.N. Population Conference Reports: Cairo, Beijing, Istanbul
    • United Nations and the Advancement of Women, 1945-1996
    • UNDP Human Development Report (yearly)
    • UNFPA Inventory of Population Projects in Developing Countries Around the World
    • UNFPA State of the World’s Population
    • UNICEF State of the World’s Children (yearly)
  • U.S. Dept. Of State Background Notes
  • World Population Profile: 1994 (D.C.: U.S. Bureau of Census)
  • World Bank (check their Web site and catalogs regularly!)
    • Social Indicators of Development (yearly, also on diskette)
    • World Development Report (yearly $22.95 P.B. / $45.95 hardbound)
    • World Tables (yearly, $40.00)
    • World Data CD-ROM (great if you can figure out “Stars” program)

Jean Sack
Head Librarian
Population Center Library
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

Online PAA Papers
By Elizabeth A. Evans

Since 1968, the Carolina Population Center (CPC) has been collecting papers presented during the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). During that time, the library has collected and catalogued over 4,200 papers. (These printed papers are available for 15 cents per page to cover photocopying and shipping costs.) All PAA papers are searchable from the CPC online catalog, accessible over the Internet.

  • Telnet to
  • Login with the user name library
  • Select UNC-CH Library Catalogs (option 1)
  • Select Carolina Population Center Library (option 3)
  • Follow the on-screen help to search the catalog

In 1995, two changes occurred in the solicitation process for PAA papers which may be of interest to APLIC members. First, the CPC library, the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Population Center library, and the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University entered into a cooperative agreement for joint solicitation of the papers. So, in 1995 and again in 1996, authors of PAA papers received one letter requesting three copies of their paper. When only one copy was received, the CPC library made additional copies to send to JHU and Brown. The three libraries made special efforts to obtain copies of papers from their researchers for the PAA collections.Also for the first time in 1995, the letter which was sent to PAA authors requested permission to make papers available on the Internet. The author was offered the option of either sending an electronic copy of the paper or of allowing CPC staff to scan the paper using OCR technology. In 1995, permission was received to make about 29% (42 of 147) of the papers available on the Internet. Of those papers, a surprising majority of them were not sent in electronic format and so required scanning. Since scanning is a time-consuming process, CPC staff selected only a subset to make available. Eighteen papers are currently accessible from the CPC home page, although equations and tables are still missing in some. One paper is linked to the document at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE). Another four or five papers will be made available as time permits.

In 1996, for the second time, permission was again requested from authors to have their papers made available on the Internet. So far this year, permission has been received to make 60 of 227 papers available. Of those, many (41) have once again asked that the papers be scanned. Over time, we expect that more authors will make their papers available in electronic format either at their home institutions or by sending them to CPC in electronic format. It is also worth noting that POPLINE is now part of this cooperative effort. As JHU receives PAA papers, they are shared with the POPLINE staff which no longer independently solicits from PAA authors for abstracting.

The first 1996 paper is now online ( and represents a good example of the potential benefit of increasing the number of full-text documents on the Internet. The 1996 paper, by Jennifer S. Barber and William G. Axinn of Pennsylvania State University, cites a 1995 PAA paper by the same authors and also available online. The cited reference for the 1996 paper is therefore linked to the full-text of the 1995 paper. We hope to increase the number of cross-links in full-text documents available from the CPC Web site.

PAA papers online at CPC are treated in many similar ways to those available in print. First, most of the online papers are also available in the CPC print collection. (We hope to phase the print copy out, over time.) All of the online papers are catalogued and subject indexed. (The 1996 papers are in the process of being indexed and catalogued.) We have carried that over to the online format; each PAA paper has the same POPLINE keywords as does the print version. Those keywords are available for display in the online version, although we are not yet using the HTML Meta code for embedding keywords in the document. The cataloging record includes the URL for Web documents:

Record #1
Title:The case for rapid assessment surveys for family planning program evaluation / Kate Macintyre.
Author: Macintyre, Katherine E.
Published: 1995.

  • Family planning program evaluation
  • Data collection Surveys
  • Developing countries
Material: 17, [2] p.
Note: Paper presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., Apr. 6-8, 1995.
ADDED 960507
Selected references: p. 14-17.
Electronic and print versions available.
System requirements for Web version: Internet connection with Web browser.
Mode of access: available through CPC’s Web Page (URL:
System ID no: XAP-9554
LOCATION: CPC Elect. Res.-Internet-CPC CPC Web Page
c.1, Available
LOCATION: CPC Pop. Assn. of Amer. Papers–CALL NUMBER: PAA95-121

A few authors have let us know that their PAA papers are already available in full-text at a different site. When that happens, we catalog the paper, embed the remote URL into the cataloguing record, and, for now, include the paper title with the remote link in the online list of PAA papers, as we have done with the CDE paper mentioned above.

If you would like to view the PAA papers available online, point your Web browser to From the CPC home page, click on population-related papers. Suggestions and comments will be welcomed.

Elizabeth A. Evans
Associate Director for Information Services
Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina

Message from the Treasurer
By Gera Draaijer

The APLIC treasurer seeks approval from the members to change the bylaws with regards to the fiscal year. She would like to change the fiscal year from the calendar year to October 1 – September 30. This enables her to present a completed financial report to the Board of Directors at the October board meeting and begin a new fiscal year right before the annual membership renewals in November.

Gera Draaijer
APLIC Treasurer
Population Research Center
University of Texas Email: