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Re: Zymurgy Magazine?
« Reply #75 on: March 29, 2010, 12:57:41 PM »
The first one that comes to mind is "Import this recipe into BeerSmith" or whichever brewing software packages AHA chooses to support.  It might just drive a compatible file format standard between packages.

There is a standard markup language used by several software programs: BeerXML. The standard is in need of updating and attention, but even in its present form it enables an industry standard for beer recipes in a markup language that should be readable long after all of us have had our last beers on this earth.

Beersmith natively supports BeerXML (import and export); from what I have read, Promash recipes can be converted to BeerXML, which then can be imported into Beersmith, etc.

Publishing Zymurgy's recipes in BeerXML and linking them from the website or forum (in both XML and rendered HTML) would be helpful in many ways, big and small.
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Re: Zymurgy Magazine?
« Reply #76 on: March 30, 2010, 10:27:52 AM »
Publishing Zymurgy's recipes in BeerXML and linking them from the website or forum (in both XML and rendered HTML) would be helpful in many ways, big and small.

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Re: Zymurgy Magazine?
« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2010, 06:15:05 AM »
I can think of thousands of semi-commercial journals that have dealt with this issue.  All are academic (we're talking highly specialized, and have personal subscription rates running at around 100+ bucks), but the way they deal with things is a moving wall of around three years. What this means is that they only put content that is older than three years online, for subscribers to access freely. Given the nature of the academic environment, they are (I am reliably informed) of the opinion that pdfs will be passed around, but they are fine with this as within certain limits it constitutes fair use under copyright law and they are aware that there is a very limited market for back issues.

The AHA could adopt a similar approach, and have a way for members to access old issues while not making the more recent ones available for non-subscribers to rip off (but are AHA members going to put Zymurgy out on bittorrent sites, given that most of us aren't just in it for Zymurgy?). While I appreciate that the AHA would like to recoup costs through selling back issues, it is prohibitively expensive to buy many issues.

I also feel I should add that the 'zymurgy archive' section on the website leads one to believe that you can get old issues there, but this is not the case...There are loads of articles I'd like to read that I never saw, and recipes I'd like to get, but all I can see is when they were printed!
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Re: Zymurgy Magazine?
« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2010, 08:38:39 AM »
Thanks for everybody's thoughts and keep 'em coming!  I can guarantee that we'll be discussing this at our GC meeting this June.
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Re: Zymurgy Magazine?
« Reply #79 on: September 17, 2012, 08:01:54 AM »
I hate to drag this thread back from the dead, but dbeechum asked about any "semi-commercial" publications that went digital.  The one that I receive regularly is Draft Magazine, which is also content relevant.  Not only do I receive the print version, but I can also go online and download the PDF, which I save to my phone or eReader.  I MUCH prefer digital to paper, simply because I can keep it forever without the clutter, I can search for things quickly, and of course it saves a few trees.

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Re: Zymurgy Magazine?
« Reply #80 on: March 01, 2013, 11:39:26 PM »
March 1st and I'm still waiting. Last issue didn't arrive until it had been in my LHS for 3 weeks.