Table 12 shows the accounts of the Publications and Journals Development Fund (PJDF). This fund was established in 1984 and has been built up through transfers from other funds, such as AC. In order to build up the fund further and in a systematic way, with the goal to make it self-supporting, the EC decided to increase its balance by crediting it with interest currently calculated as 6% of the balance of the fund, as shown in Table 12. During the triennium the major expenses are related to the purchase of computer hardware and software, programming and development, an electronic publishing project aimed at producing all the journals in SGML format in preparation for on-line publishing, the appointment of a Promotions Representative and Special Issue costs (see Journals Funds above). As the programming and development costs underpin much of the Union's activity, in 1997 the EC decided that these cost should be assigned to the Journals Funds, the International Tables Fund and the General Fund, in proportions based on the annual expenditure in these Funds.
It is the EC's policy to support and encourage the IUCr's highly qualified staff by supplying them with the best equipment.
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