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The concept of electronic publishing is being widely discussed and actively pursued in both the astronomical and scientific publishing communities. The World Wide Web (WWW) has become a standard tool for many astronomers in their work. Interest in making research papers available over the Internet has grown rapidly over the past three years; with institutions and individuals posting a handful of research papers on the Web. There is growing interest in the physics and, to a lesser extent, the astronomy communities in distributing preprints electronically. The interest in such systems served the AAS as a gauge of the community's desire to be able to access the refereed literature electronically. The AAS is in the process of providing such access, beginning with Astrophysical Journal Letters