3.367 new casebook; new e-journal (123)

Thu, 17 Aug 89 21:17:44 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 367. Thursday, 17 Aug 1989.

(1) Date: Thu, 17 Aug 89 09:52:42 EDT (40 lines)
From: Ian Lancashire <IAN@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: A casebook for English teachers

(2) Date: Wed, 16 Aug 89 15:51:45 CDT (62 lines)
From: Charles Bailey <LIB3@UHUPVM1>
Subject: PACS Review, an Electronic Journal

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Date: Thu, 17 Aug 89 09:52:42 EDT
From: Ian Lancashire <IAN@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: A casebook for English teachers

Readers of Humanist will be interested in a booklet that has just
reached me. This gives a rare opportunity to peep over the shoulders
of several teachers of computing-in-English-Studies courses as their
semester unfolds.

Teaching English Studies with Computers: An Informal Casebook, ed.
David S. Miall (Cheltenham, College of St Paul and St Mary, July
1989), 60 pp., provides course outlines, student handouts,
evaluations, and extracts from students' projects for English courses
involving computing that have been given at Birmingham Polytechnic,
the University of Leeds, and the College of St. Paul and St. Mary.

This booklet will be especially useful to staff who want to introduce
a computing element into their English literature courses but are unsure
how to make a start.

Much of the instruction concerns the use of Oxford Concordance Program,
but there is also a section on a database management system named
GRASS, and use is also made of EXTRACT, FAMULUS, CONCORD, ESTC, and

The booklet also offers helpful papers by Lynette Hunter of the
University of Leeds ("Learning Methods and Course Design") and David
Miall ("Implications for Learning"), to appear in fuller versions
in an OUP collection of papers from the CATH conference at
Southampton in December 1988.

The price is 3 pounds sterling or $5 (US), including surface postage,
and may be ordered from

Administrative Officer
Faculty of Arts
College of St. Paul and St. Mary
The Park
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2RH
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Date: Wed, 16 Aug 89 15:51:45 CDT
From: Charles Bailey <LIB3@UHUPVM1>
Subject: PACS Review, an Electronic Journal

Public-Access Computer Systems Review Announcement

[The following announcement has been taken from the PACS-L ListServ
discussion group, information about which appeared on Humanist recently.
Inquiries should be directed to Charles Bailey, since I know nothing
more about his plans for a new electronic journal than appears here.

The Public-Access Computer Systems Review will contain short articles
(1 to 7 single-spaced pages), columns, and reviews. PACS Review will cover
all computer systems that libraries make available to their patrons,
including CAI and ICAI programs, CD-ROM databases, expert systems,
hypermedia systems, information delivery systems, local databases,
online catalogs, and remote end-user search systems. All types of short
communications dealing with these subjects are welcome. Articles that
present innovative projects in libraries, even those at an early stage of
their development, are especially welcome. Proposals for regular (or
irregular) columns will be considered on an ongoing basis. There will be
a section for reviews of books, journal articles, reports, and software.
As a style guide, use Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers (5th
edition). If you are in doubt about whether your topic falls in the
purview of PACS Review, consult my article:

"Public-Access Computer Systems: The Next Generation of
Library Automation Systems." Information Technology and
Libraries 8 (June 1989): 178-185.

The initial editorial staff of the PACS Review will be as follows:

Editor: Charles W. Bailey, Jr., University of Houston

Editoral Board: Nancy Evans, Carnegie Mellon University
David R. McDonald, University of Michigan
Mike Ridley, McMaster University
R. Bruce Miller, University of California,
San Diego

The PACS Review will come out on a regular schedule. I will determine the
schedule based on the interest you show in submitting articles. If
desired, authors can retain copyright to their works by notifying the
editor. The logistics of distribution of the Review will be worked out at
the release of the first issue. Either individual articles will be sent
as PACS-L messages or a table of contents will be sent and users will
retrieve articles from the file server (at this point we do not have
full documentation for the file server aspect of PACS-L). The PACS Review
will have a volume and issue enumeration. It will be paginated.

I hope PACS Review will be timely, lively, and thought provoking. I
hope that it will complement the PACS-L conference, potentially
resulting in a unique interaction between formal and informal
electronic communications. I welcome your contributions to this
experimental electronic journal. Please send all articles to me at
LIB3@UHUPVM1. Your contributions will determine whether this
journal gets off the ground or not. Let's see if electronic
publishing of library journals has a future!

--Charles Bailey, University of Houston