User Notes

Introduction

The Bibliography was first distributed in machine-readable form at the Society’s 1990 Conference. It has since been enlarged, systematized and edited by William Steinhurst and Kip Cooper through 1995. The bibliography then was passed on to Jennifer L. Ferriss. Currently updates are conducted in the office. Cumulative bibliographies from many practitioners and reference sources have been collected and combined in a consistent format.

Coverage

The Society bibliography contains material from the System Dynamics Review, the Society Conference Proceedings and a variety of other publications as well as review articles, personal bibliographies of several contributors and the results of database and Internet searches.

Installation

The files are LARGE! Most users will wish to install only one of them. The data is arranged in different formats as following:

1. Sdtext.year – text file (no formatting): This is an ASCII text file for ordinary word processor programs. Using a word processor, you may search for individual references and print them one at a time or collectively store multiple citations in a clipboard for printing later as a group.

2. Sdend.year – Endnote (r) file: This file is compatible with the “EndNote” bibliography management program.

3. Sdtab.year – database compatible (tab delimited): This is a database file in delimited format between fields. Using database programs such as Filemaker, Microsoft Access, or Excel, you may import the tab-delimited file to that database program. Database programs typically let you search for individual or groups of records or sort them and then print your selections.

To download, go to this page, right click on the link, and save it. Then click on the saved file, and extract it using winzip. [For the tab-delimited file, you may need to open your software (e.g., excel) then open the file through your software. ]

Suggestions and Update Information

Corrections and suggestions for improvements are welcome. Please send them to the System Dynamics Society, Roberta Spencer, Executive Director; Milne 300 Rockefeller College; University at Albany, SUNY; 135 Western Avenue; Albany, NY 12222 – Alternatively, by email: office@systemdynamics.org

Additional references are always welcome. Please be careful to provide a complete citation, including full names of all authors; title; year of publication; start and end page numbers; publishers, city and the ISBN for books; journal title (no abbreviations), volume, issue number and ISSN for journal articles; book title and full name of all editors for edited books or book sections; location for conferences; degree level and university for theses; computer and operating system type for software; medium type for A/V materials; and institution, report type and report number for technical reports. Key words not included in the title should also be supplied, as well as notes on availability or other information for use in locating a reference. Translations will be appreciated for non-English entries, along with transliterations for those not in western alphabets. Submissions should be done electronically, if possible. Please check here for detailed information.