NABB Archive in SORA!
The Editors of North American Bird Bander are pleased to announce the electronic availability of NABB volumes 1 - 25 (1976 - 2000) though SORA: the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive.
SORA is an open-access electronic journal archive. The project is an outgrowth of the Cooper Ornithological Society's efforts to produce an electronic archive of The Condor. In addition to North American Bird Bander, it now contains The Auk (1884-1999), The Condor (1899-2000), The Journal of Field Ornithology (1930-1999), The Wilson Bulletin (1889-1999), Pacific Coast Avifauna (1900-1974) and Studies in Avian Biology (1978- 1999). Other journals may be added in the future.
NABB's participation in this project was made possible by Mary Gustafson to whom we are enormously grateful. In her capacity as Acting Director of the Bird Banding Laboratory, Mary suggested it might be both appropriate and possible
for the BBL to assist with the cost of producing the NABB archive. At her request, we submitted a grant proposal, and the rest is history (or, more accurately, the result is online now). Thank you, Mary!!!
Journal content is available in searchable and browseable formats, and documents can be downloaded as pdf or djvu files. The SEARCH function allows full text-covering all journals and all years, and AUTHOR/TITLE/KEYWORD/SUBJECT - which may be limited by journal and year. The BROWSE function allows selection of a specific journal, year, and issue. Manuscripts and sections within the issue may be downloaded for use offline.
Visit, browse, and search the NABB archive at: http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/
In a future issue of NABB, we will offer suggestions for effective use of the archive.
Kay Loughman, WBBA Editor
Robert Pantle, EBBA Editor
Peter Lowther, IBBA Editor