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Volume 28    Number 4    December 1999
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Editor's Notes
For this, the last SIGMOD Record of the millennium, we have put together a small but carefully chosen set of reports and papers that I think is indicative of what the editorial board has been trying to do with the journal. In addition to the submitted articles and the ever popular Influential Papers and Standards sections, we have reports on two recent international research meetings, an Industry Perspectives paper describing a benchmark for financial applications, an experiences paper examining the extent to which current database systems do or do not support computational science applications, and a succinct survey of logical models for OLAP. This issue also marks the initiation of the Database Principles section edited by Leonid Libkin. The goal of this new section is to help bridge the gap between theoretical and systems-oriented database research, and it is off to a strong start with an excellent paper by Serge Abiteboul on views and XML.

I'd also like to point out a new policy for the Influential Papers section that Ken Ross has instituted. In addition to asking specific people to contribute to the section as has been done in the past, Ken has also invited readers to send in their own reminiscences. Please see Ken's introduction to the section for more details.

Finally, as part of our efforts to have past and future issues of SIGMOD Record included in the tremendously valuable SIGMOD Anthology collection, we need to clarify the intellectual property issues associated with publishing in the Record. I have attached the policy on ACM SIG publications below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the rights to a past or future contribution to SIGMOD Record.
Michael Franklin
October, 1999

Notice to Contributing Authors to SIG Newsletters:
By submitting your article for distribution in this Special Interest Group publication, you hereby grant to ACM the following non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide rights:

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However, as a contributing author, you retain copyright to your article and ACM will make every effort to refer requests for commercial use directly to you. Therefore, ACM is asking all newsletter authors to include their contact information in their submissions.

Notice to Past Authors of ACM-Published Articles
ACM intends to create a complete electronic archive of all articles and/or other material previously published by ACM. If you have written a work that has been previously published by ACM in any journal or conference proceedings prior to 1978, or any SIG Newsletter at any time, and you do NOT want this work to appear in the ACM Digital Library, please inform, stating the title of the work, the author(s), and where and when published.

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