This year marks the inauguration of a new Online Abstract and Paper Center on the ASA website. This new electronic repository will house abstracts and papers presented at ASA Annual Meetings and provide access to that material during the meeting as well as afterwards.
All presenters whose papers have been accepted onto the Program may go to the “Presenters’ Toolbox” on the ASA website to enter their final abstracts and updated papers. Abstract entry must be completed before June 30; revised papers may be filed until July 31.
The Online Abstract and Paper Center will open on August 18. Browsers will be permitted free access to search the abstracts; copies of papers will be provided for a small fee. This online center replaces the traditional Paper Sales Service operated at the meeting site for the past several decades. Unlike the old service, which offered access to copies of papers only during the days of the Annual Meeting, this new center will provide access to meeting papers and abstracts year-round.
Look for the terminals located near the ASA Bookstore and On-Site Registration area at the Hilton Anaheim. Or, just go ahead and attend the sessions of your choice, mark the papers you would like to have, and then access the Online Abstract and Paper Center at your convenience when you get back home. Either way, we hope you welcome the induction of abstract and paper services into the technology of the 21st century!