|I am pleased to welcome you to the World Wide Web
(WWW) version of the Proceedings of the Ocean
Drilling Program series. This publication version
represents the Ocean Drilling Program's second major step
in the evolution from books to all-electronic
In 1995, ODP began publishing the Proceedings volumes on CD-ROM. In the fall of 1997, the first WWW versions of Initial Reports volumes (Leg 166) and Scientific Results volumes (Leg 154) were produced. In 1999, beginning with Leg 176, Initial Reports volumes will be published in CD-ROM and WWW formats only. By 2001, beginning with Leg 169, all Scientific Results volumes will be published in these formats.
Initially, our staff developed the CD-ROM and WWW products based on the structure and style of the traditional Proceedings book format. Beginning with the Leg 176 Initial Reports volume, the format of the Proceedings volumes will evolve. This will naturally occur as you, the users, get accustomed with using publications electronically and provide us with feedback on your likes and dislikes, and as we incorporate new technological advances to improve our product.
I encourage you to visit Orientation to learn more about the electronic formats of the Proceedings volumes.
This is a new and bold initiative for the Ocean Drilling Program and the scientific community, and we look forward to receiving your feedback as we travel down this exciting road.
P. Jeff Fox
Director of Science Operations, ODP/TAMU
|The way you use, or navigate, through the WWW version
of the Proceedings volume will be different than how you
use a printed book.
Each volume has a table of contents file (HTML) that leads to the volume material and contains links to other sites.
Maps: A site map for each leg and comprehensive ODP maps showing sites and repository locations are viewable in HTML.
Indexes: A keyword list linked to chapter number is available in HTML format, and the index of the volume is available as an Acrobat PDF file.
Preliminary Pages: This Acrobat PDF file contains the frontispiece, title page, and other information from the front of the printed volume, including shipboard participants (with e-mail links) and member nations of the Ocean Drilling Program.
Volume Table of Contents:
The Adobe Acrobat format was chosen as the main viewing platform for the Proceedings volumes because it is cross-platform compatible, which is important to the wide constituency of the Ocean Drilling Program. It also offers excellent quality for images, and can be printed easily. Each volume chapter is saved as an individual PDF file. To access the files, you will need a copy of Adobe Reader. The Adobe Reader is available for free on all recent ODP Proceedings volume CD-ROMs, via ODP Publication Services' WWW site, and from Adobe's WWW site. For information on how to use PDF files see below.