During the Seattle Congress the Commission held one Open Meeting and three closed meetings, in addition to numerous personal contacts between volume editors, technical editors and authors. The Open Commission Meeting featured six lectures on the status of the International Tables volumes, either published or in preparation. Reports about this meeting are available on the web as part of the IUCr home page (see below), in the Newsletter of the British Crystallographic Association (No. 58, September 1996; No. 59, December 1996), and in the IUCr Newsletter (Vol. 5, No. 2, 1997). Another Open Commission Meeting will be held at the Glasgow Congress.

At their Seattle meeting the Executive Committee approved two new International Tables volumes:

Volume F: Macromolecular Crystallography, editors M.G. Rossmann and E.A. Arnold;

Volume G: Crystallographic Information, editors B. McMahon and S.R. Hall.

A summary of the information on all volumes of International Tables, either published, in the process of revision, or being prepared or planned, has been collected in the form of a home page of the Commission. It is accessible from the main IUCr home page (http://www.iucr.org/) and the sub-pages (i) Activities of the Commissions, and subsequently (ii) Commission on International Tables for Crystallography. The home page is maintained by U. Shmueli in Tel Aviv and its updated versions are retrieved by B. McMahon at the IUCr office in Chester.

During ECM-17 at Lisbon, Portugal, August 1997, all Commission members present met with the IUCr’s Managing Editor, P.R. Strickland, in order to discuss the future production and printing schedules of all International Tables volumes, in particular of those volumes ready for publication or for a new edition (Volumes A, B, C, E). Subsequent changes to this schedule were transmitted to all persons concerned.

In the spring of 1998 a new volume of International Tables was proposed by U. Müller, Kassel; the volume is tentatively called ‘A2’ and has the title: Relations of Wyckoff Positions between Space Groups and their Maximal Subgroups. The proposal is presently being considered by the Executive Committee.

Detailed reports on the individual volumes of International Tables are given below. Table 1 contains sales and stock figures for the volumes that are currently active.

Table 1. Sales and stocks of volumes published up to 31 December 1998

Volume

II

III

IV

A

Brief A

B

C

Date of publication

1959

1962

1974

1983

1985

1993

1992

Dates of reprinting

1967

1968

1989

1984

1988

1996

1995

 

1972

1983

-

1987

1989

-

-

 

1985

1985

-

1989

1993

-

-

 

1989

-

-

1992

1996

-

-

 

-

-

-

1995

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

1996

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

1998

-

-

-

               

Number of copies sold

             

up to end 1996

9,474

8,764

4,268

5,982

4,402

1,048

1,398

in 1996

20

19

21

1,179

89

509

715

in 1997

0

0

0

346

325

192

198

in 1998

0

0

0

354

218

177

68

up to end 1998

9,494

8,783

4,289

7,861

5,034

1,926

2,379

Stock at 31 December 1998

0

0

0

284

45

497

0

               

Th. Hahn, Chair

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