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Subject: Academic papers on statistics published in 1940 in a Swedish Journal
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: larrykone-ga
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Posted: 30 Nov 2003 11:40 PST
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Question ID: 281945
I am trying to find a copy (preferably and English translation but
that is not a must) of an academic paper.  The citation is:

Selberg, H. L. "Zwei Ungleichungen zur Erganzung des Tchebycheffschen Lemmas",
Skandinavisk Aktuarietidskrift, 23, (1940), 121-5

There is one other published papers by H. L Selberg that I would like to get also.

Selberg, H. L. "Uber eine Ungleichung der Mathematischen Statistik,"
Skandinavisk Aktuarietidskrift, 23, (1940), 114-120


Request for Question Clarification by blazius-ga on 03 Dec 2003 11:57 PST
Hello, larrykone,

I have located copies of both the original papers in a local library
here in Norway.  However, they are not stored in the library's public
section, and I'll have to pay a fee of NOK 70 (about US$ 10) per
article to obtain copies of them.

If you prefer, I could post the relevant contact information for you
as an asnwer, and you could contact the library and pay for the copies
yourself.  As an alternative, I could obtain the copies for you and
post them on a web site.  To do this, I would have to ask you to raise
the question price to US$40 to cover the expenses.

Request for Question Clarification by blazius-ga on 04 Dec 2003 03:24 PST
Hello again, larrykone,

The Google Answers Editors and some of my fellow researchers have told
me that it would be inapproperiate for me to ask you to increase the
bid for your question in order to pay me for the expenses involved in
obtaining the copies you have requested.  There might also be some
copyright issues here, because the 1940 journals involved might still
be covered by Swedish and/or Norwegain copyright.  This might prevent
me from posting the papers on a public website where you could
download them.

However, I could still give you information on several libraries that
could mail (or fax) you the copies for a fee.  Would this be an
adequate answer to your question?
Subject: Re: Academic papers on statistics published in 1940 in a Swedish Journal
Answered By: blazius-ga on 12 Dec 2003 03:00 PST
"Skandinavisk aktuarietidskrift" (ISSN 0037-606X) was a journal that
was published in Uppsala, Sweden by the Swedish and Danish Actuarial
Societies ( ,  It succeeded "Svenska
aktuarief÷reningens tidskrift" in 1917 and was incorporated in the
"Scandinavian actuarial journal" (ISSN 0346-1238) in 1974.

I have contacted several university libraries in Scandinavia to check
the availibility of the 1940 issue you are referring to, and I have
verified that it is indeed available from several of them (see
listings below).  It is, however, not possible for me to make copies
of these papers and post them here as an answer.

The reason for this is copyright law.  Swedish law protect these
papers from being reproduced in a public forum (such as Google
Answers) without the consent from the copyright holder.  The copyright
is valid until 70 years after the author's death.  More details on
Swedish copyright law can be found at (in Swedish only).

However, it is possible to obtain authorised copies of the papers by
paying a fee to a library that stores the journal.  These charges are
around US$ 10 - 20 per paper, and cover copyright fees and
retrieval/reproduction costs.

The following is a selection of the major libraries that can provide
you with Selberg's papers:

Uppsala universitetsbibliotek, Carolinabiblioteket
Box 510     
751 20 UPPSALA

phone: +46 18 471 39 00
web site:

Umeň universitetsbibliotek 
901 74 UME┼

Phone: +46 90 786 56 93
web site:

Stockholms universitetsbibliotek 

phone: +46 8 16 20 00
web site:

Kungl. tekniska h÷gskolan, Matematikbiblioteket
Lindstedtsvńgen 25     

phone: +46 8 790 72 09
web site:

Lunds universitets bibliotek 
Box 3     
221 00 LUND

phone: +46 46 222 00 00
web site:

Syddansk Universitetsbibliotek 
Campusvej 55  
5230  Odense M

phone: +45 655 010 00
web site:

Helsingfors universitetsbibliotek 
Box 15
00014  Helsingfors/Helsinki

phone: +358 9 191 226 64
web site:

Universitetsbiblioteket i Trondheim
H°gskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

phone: +47 73595100
web site:

Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo, matematisk bibliotek, fakultetsbiblioteket MN
Postboks 1053 Blindern
0316 Oslo

Phone: +47 22855966
Web site:

Universitetsbiblioteket i Troms°.
9037 Troms°
Phone: +47 77644158
Web site:

To obtain the copies you need, please contact one of the libraries and
supply them with the citation information you posted in your question.
 The library will respond with details on how to send them the copying
fees, they will probably require prepayment by bank transfer.

As mentioned in the clarifications section, I could obtain the copies
for you if you agreed to cover the nominal copying fees.  Please post
an answer clarification if you would like me to do this.

I hope this answers your question.  If not, please ask for an answer
clarification before you proceed to rate my answer.
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