Spotlights mostly deal with pithy research discussions on specific areas of our science. This one deals more with something that can facilitate research—the fast-changing world of electronic publishing. One of SEPM's early involvements with electronic publishing (here meaning putting journal contents into electronic files on CDs and/or online) began as far back as 1997, when the Journal of Sedimentary Research (JSR) was licensed to Datapages™ to produce a CD archive of all past issues going back to 1931. Although perhaps a bit ahead of its time and using rapidly changing technology, this effort got SEPM research papers into electronic media....

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