have recently launched the new web-page for their bimonthly publication, the inaccurately named Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa (MNASSA). As part of the changes voted in at the last AGM, ASSA has stopped producing print copies of the Monthly Notes, and now publishes them as pdf files, to be stored on the MNASSA website. As a bonus, this means that member’s will no longer lose their copies in the mail, and non-members will not need to pay for a subscription.
The website carries back-issues scanned to eBook quality dating from February 2010, and as of this month all new editions will be available in both print and eBook quality.
I doubt the committee considered this, but putting the notes online (even as .pdf files) means that they are now indexed in Google and other search engines, bringing worldwide exposure to a publication that, according to my own investigations, stopped attracting international attention many years back. That can only be a good thing for ASSA.