FTP Sites Wanted For Chemistry & Chemical Engineering E-book & Program Downloads

I would like to know if posters on these scientific newsgroups can share
any FTP site(s), or HTTP sites linking to FTP or other protected sites,
including log-in names and passwords, from which chemistry and chemical
engineering and related e-books, publications and programs (not
available to the general public from unprotected HTTP sites) can be
downloaded. These can include, especially, university FTPs.
To start things off, I would like to share:
(a) one such site, which links to protected sites for such downloads:
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URL for downloads associated with it is:
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One has to register to become a subscriber to the site (believed located
in Chile), which has an on-line forum. The site itself and the forum
posts are mostly in Spanish, but almost all the publications that can be
downloaded through links provided by various subscribers on the site are
in English. I recently (earlier this month) downloaded, through a Yahoo
Briefcase link provided a subscriber to the site, a collection of 14
important classical chemical engineering textbooks, in English,
published between the late 1960s and early 2000s, which someone in
Spanish-speaking South America, probably Chile, had digitized and
converted to PDF format (as ZIP and RAR archives) with all
illustrations, using copies in a university chemical engineering
library. The links (to the parts of a RAR split archive called
"chelibri") are supposed to be still valid until the end of July, so you
should download NOW if you want them; they are:
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They are packed in the form of the 46 parts of the split RAR archive,
plus a SFV "check" file. Use WinRAR 3.0 to re-join and open the complete
archive, after downloading (passwords given below).
The following books, with file sizes, are in this split RAR archive as
separate RAR archives:
contents of chelibri.*
7.429.884 Baasel, W. D. (1974). Preliminary Chemical Engineering Plant
5.437.100 Belfiore, L. A. (2002). Transport Phenomena for Chemical
Reactor Design.rar
21.135.356 Brodkey, R. S. (1988). Transport Phenomena - A Unified
14.548.108 Butt, J. B. (1999). Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design
(2nd ed.).rar
10.410.876 Coughanowr, D. R. (1991). Process Systems Analysis and
Control (2nd ed.).rar
23.864.684 Luyben, W. L. (1997). Essentials of Process Control.rar
32.266.524 Luyben, W. L. (1996). Process Modeling, Simulation, and
Control for Chemical Engineers (2nd ed.).rar
16.619.724 Missen, R. W. (1999). Introduction to Chemical Reaction
Engineering and Kinetics.rar
15.317.932 Peters, M. S. (1991). Plant Design and Economics for
Chemical Engineers (4th ed.).rar
14.740.156 Ray, M. S. (1989). Chemical Engineering Design Project - A
Case Study Approach.rar
16.578.780 Schmidt, L. D. (1997). The Engineering of Chemical
7.395.420 Shinskey, F. G. (1967). Process-Control Systems -
Application, Design, Adjustment.rar
17.239.676 Smith, C. A. (1997). Principles and Practice of Automatic
Process Control (2nd ed.).rar
25.313.416 Walas, S. M. (1988). Chemical Process Equipment.rar
The password for opening and extracting from the split RAR archive is:
PP4YBC ; to open the individual book archives after extracting them from
it, use the password IQeMule . These passwords are case-sensitive.
(b) The FTP site: ftp://books: snipped-for-privacy@myebooks.dyndns.org
has "chemistry", "physics", "math", and "engineering" folders, with
several e-books of likely interest here. It is run by someone in Poland,
of German ancestry, judging by the large number of German files.
However, it is VERY SLOW, allowing only 3 connections to one IP at a
time, with a maximum rate of only 1.5 kb/sec for each connection, a
total bandwidth of only 10 Kb/sec, a timeout of about 5 minutes between
downloads, and at times it can be accessed only by a dialup connection
or through a Polish proxy server.
If anyone can reciprocate with other such links, please do. Current
university students are especially likely to help here, provided that
they post here anonymously, as universities usually have FTP sites with
plenty of material.
John W.
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Here is a link to open access journals
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while there are comparatively few chemistry journals it is inevitable that this situation will change. It cannot be justified either morally or logically to cling on to the closed access system. Also, people such as yourself (who uses) and others who prepare and host the ftp sites that you mention are putting lots of pressure on the closed access system.
Here is another link that may be of interest
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Libraries are disposing of their hardcopy collections all of the time, sometimes giving them away to other libraries (in less copyright-policed states) - the scanning described by the author in the link, again, is inevitable. As to whether the collections will be available via ftp or via CD for a price that doesn't include the royalty gouge: I don't know. (Pitifully, it may be possible to get the full back issue of a journal before the publisher makes it available on-line. The publisher may have to resort to buying a blackmarket CD copy just to try and retain some sort of credibility). Darren.
ps As an aside, why do authors continue to publish in journals that the vast majority of people on the planet cannot afford to read? I thought that the point was to be as widely read as possible?
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Darren Rhodes
meanwhile ... from a list to which I subscribe ...
"Please excuse duplicate posting.
The current (July 30, 2004) issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education has an article on page A13 entitled "American and British Lawmakers Endorse Open-Access Publishing" by Andrea L. Foster and Lila Guterman.
Some excerpts:
In a double coup for the open-access movement this month, committees of the U.S. Congress and British Parliament recommended that papers resulting from government-financed research be made available free.
The committees recommended that the U.S. and British governments require researchers to deposit in free, online archives any articles that arise from research sponsored, respectively, by the National Institutes of Health and any British agency. The British committee further recommended that journal publishers adopt an open-access model in which authors would pay to publish and subscription fees would be eliminated. ....
The recommendation of the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives is part of a report that accompanies a spending bill for the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services for the 2005 fiscal year. The report says that after an article is published, researchers' final manuscripts should appear in PubMed Central, a popular digital archive that is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
The Association of American Publishers, a trade group that represents most major book publishers in the United States, is aggressively pressing members of Congress to gut the open-access language in the report, saying that the recommendation would threaten publishers' prerogative to decide when and if to make articles free.
The House Appropriations Committee said that taxpayers currently have insufficient access to the results of research ...
The report caught the Association of American Publishers by surprise and prompted what Barbara Meredith, its vice president for professional and scholarly publishing, described as a two-day lobbying blitz urging members of Congress to reject the report. ....
Less than a week after the Congressional committee made its recommendations, the Science and Technology Committee of Britain's House of Commons released a much-anticipated report that endorsed open access to research results and criticized the scientific-publishing industry for the escalating prices of its journals...
The report recommended that government agencies require all researchers they finance to place copies of their articles in online repositories.
The report discounted criticisms of author-pays journals, such as those published by the Public Library of Science and BioMed Central, saying that "the evidence produced so far suggests that the author-pays model could be viable." But it did outline several concerns about the author-pays model, including its possibly detrimental effects on scientific societies that rely on subscription fees to survive and a possible decline in peer-review standards.
------------------------------------- " e-mail address of author removed out of courtesy (I don't know whether or not he wants to be contacted by people from this list).
So, again; why do authors publish in closed access journals?
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Darren Rhodes

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