The theme of this issue, communications, is a perfect place to share an update on our strategies relative to publications and information resources. Indeed, exciting changes are under way.

It is interesting to reflect on how the world of publishing has changed over the last 20 years, first with the introduction of the Internet, and second with mobile technology. Publishing has been transformed from an activity geared to creation of a fixed product, be it a magazine, journal or book, to something far more complex. The changes taking place are the most profound in the 550 years since the invention of the printing press.

As one example of the new age, we launched in January a new version of our weekly electronic publication, ASAP, that provides a lively digest of key updates and offerings, with links to internal and external content.

Until recently, ASA has lagged in this new digital...

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