Analyzing Chemical Abstracts in terms of the general properties of indexes:
As of January, 2010, Chemical Abstracts Service discontinued the publication of a print edition of Chemical Abstracts. The principal reasons for this were economic. More and more institutional subscribers were dropping subscriptions to print CA in favor of SciFinder or other methods of electronic access. As a result, the per copy costs of printing volumes of CA were growing and growing. As worldwide Internet access has become better and better, the need to provide print to even the smallest and most remote institutions was going away. So...a 102 year-old tradtion ended.
So, with the all the abstracts from 1907-present now available in electronic form, why should we spend time looking at structure of the print version?
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