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Changes in the Bulletin on the Web Are Forthcoming

March 16, 2001
"Hits" for the Web version of the Bulletin continued to increase at a significant rate in 2000. As more and more people become active on the Internet, we expect this trend to continue; therefore, we anticipate that electronic delivery of the Bulletin and associated information will increase dramatically. Consequently, we will focus a lot more effort on improving the manner in which we deliver information electronically.

Probably the most important asset of the Bulletin on the Web is its availability shortly after the authors write the articles and the editor compiles the current issue. Articles for the Bulletin are due in the editor's office on Wednesday morning. After the editing and formatting processes, the Bulletin is sent for printing, and it's usually mailed on Friday. The printed version arrives in mailboxes on Saturday, or in many cases, Monday of the following week. However, the most current issue of the Bulletin usually is available for viewing on the Web at some time on Thursday. So you can read the most current information well before the weekend.

Although subscribers to the printed version of the Bulletin won't see many changes in 2001, the Web version of the Bulletin continues to evolve. The Bulletin is being redesigned to make it more appealing and useful. At some point during the year, visitors to the Web site will find a new look, as well as new, helpful features that will enhance our ability to deliver information. Look for even more color photographs, more video clips, links to other important Web sites, and textual and audio updates in between issues. As the world of electronic technology continues to grow and offers new, exciting ways to deliver information, we will try to take advantage of features that will improve the Bulletin.

As always, we invite your feedback regarding any aspect of the Bulletin on the Web. The more feedback we get, the better we are able to serve your needs. So don't hesitate to give us your opinion. We can adapt our efforts on the Web relatively easily. Remember, our goal is to give you the information you need, when you need it.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey

The Pest Management and Crop Development Bulletin
Executive Editor: Kevin Steffey, Extension Entomologist

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