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Publishing Waterways Articles and Books

This is a service which at present is solely for members of the Railway & Canal Historical Society who wish to publish documents or books with waterways interest. Members can have any of their published work relating to UK waterways placed onto the web on a non-commercial basis, i.e. they will not be charged for the service and they will not receive a fee for the use of their material.

This site (Jim Shead's Waterways information www.jim-shead.com) is already one of the largest waterways sites on the web, containing over 1,000 pages and over 50 Mbytes of data. It contains both current and historical information on canals and river navigations and has many links within the site and externally. The site also has links from many other sites and listings and well as enjoying a good rating in Google searches. The advantages of this for members publishing on the site are:-

  1. Work that they publish will be immediately available on a site that already has a good number of visitors looking for waterways information.
  2. Their information will very soon be indexed by many search engines.
  3. Their information can have multiple links from within my site; e.g. a document on the Ellesmere Canal could have links with the entry for Ellesmere Canal, William Jessop, Thomas Telford, Pontcysylite Aqueduct, etc.
  4. They don't have to get involved in producing web pages, running a website, etc.

Any members wishing to use this service can submit previously published articles or books to me in one of the following forms (given in order of my preference for ease of handling);-

  1. As a computer file (in Hypertext Markup Language .htm or html format, Word document .doc format, Rich Text Format .rtf or Text format .txt) on CD, floppy disc, or as an email attachment.
  2. In original printed format as published.
  3. A good quality copy of the original published material.

Photographs and other illustrations or graphics should be provided either as part of the original document or as separate computer graphic files.

Terms and Conditions

22 January 2004

Articles submitted for publication on this web site are accepted under the following terms and conditions.

  1. The article has been previously published in the Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society or in book form by the R&CHS or by a recognised publishing company.
  2. The person submitting the article must be a member of the R&CHS and own the copyright of the article being submitted and the copyright or permission to use any photographs, illustrations, maps, diagrams or other images used in the article.
  3. No fees will be paid to anyone for the use of the article on the website and no fees will be asked for publishing the article. No change to the ownership of copyright is implied by anything in this agreement.
  4. While all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that articles are presented as submitted and remain available on the website so long as both parties agree, no responsibility is accepted for any damage or consequential loss arising from errors, loss of information or service failures.
  5. Articles are published at the discretion of the website owner, Jim Shead.
  6. Either party may end the agreement given 28 days written notice by post of email. The requirement for notice will only apply in cases where up to date postal or email addresses are available.
  7. For the purposes of this agreement the term article includes collections of articles, books and booklets.
  8. For the purposes of this agreement the term author will include joint authors who both, or all, agree to these terms and conditions and those who have received or inherited the literary rights of article from the original copyright holder of the article.

Applications

If you wish to make use of this service please either print the Web Publishing Application Form or the The information on this page and Web Publishing Application Form (these are both supplied as rich text format files that should work with most word processor software) Please note:-

  1. The form allows for up to six articles to be submitted on one form.
  2. The publication date should show the original date of publication plus date this edition/revision if applicable.
  3. Copyright holders name and date should as required for the copyright line on each web page, e.g. Jim Shead 2004.
  4. For details of the media on which articles can be provided see Acceptable Media above.
  5. Please ensure that you have read and indicated that you agree to the terms and conditions of this service.

 

Jim Shead Waterways Photographer & Writer
Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
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