3.423 call for reviewers, papers (192)

Fri, 1 Sep 89 20:20:59 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 423. Friday, 1 Sep 1989.

(1) DATE: Thursday, August 31, 1989, 22:27:24 MST (131 lines)
FROM: John J. Hughes <XB.J24@Stanford.BITNET>
SUBJECT: Reviewers for Bits & Bytes Review

(2) Date: Fri, 1 SEP 89 12:42:57 BST (42 lines)
Subject: Computer sessions at Kalamazoo

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DATE: Thursday, August 31, 1989, 22:27:24 MST
FROM: John J. Hughes <XB.J24@Stanford.BITNET>
SUBJECT: Reviewers for Bits & Bytes Review

The BITS & BYTES REVIEW is looking for qualified persons to write
full-length reviews of IBM and Macintosh software. The BITS &
BYTES REVIEW is published for academic computer users in the
humanities and has an international readership.

The BITS & BYTES REVIEW is seeking to involve more persons in
reviewing software, so that a broader spectrum of interests is
represented, a broader range of programs is covered, more
programs are reviewed, and so that the publication appears on a
more regular basis.

Articles in the BITS & BYTES REVIEW are abstracted in INSPEC,
Information Science Abstracts, and Software Reviews on File. Each
volume of the BITS & BYTES REVIEW contains nine issues.

Persons interested in writing software reviews for the BITS &

(1) Be involved in academic computing in one of the
humanities disciplines at a college, university, or
other institution of higher learning. "Involved" in this
context can mean anything from "uses a computer for
research and writing" to "writes computer programs."

(2) Be an experienced computer user, not a neophyte.
"Experienced" in this context does not mean "expert"; it
means "knows how to use a computer and knows something
about their many academic uses."

(3) Have a sound knowledge of some basic types of programs,
such as word processing, database management, and
desktop publishing, for example, even if you
predominantly use only one type of program in your work.

(4) Have a reasonable understanding of how computers work.
"Reasonable" in this context does not mean "almost as
thorough as Peter Norton!" It means that you have a
basic understanding of how computers do what they do.

(5) Consistently read at least one or two major nonacademic
computers publications per month, for example, PC
Magazine, MacUser, PC World, Publish.

(6) Be curious, teachable, and willing to learn.

(7) Be able to express themselves clearly, concisely, and in
an engaging fashion.

(8) Be able to compare programs.

(9) Be detail-oriented and able and willing to write
detailed, thorough reviews, such as the ones that have
appeared in the BITS & BYTES REVIEW since its beginning
in 1986.

(10) Be able to discern the academic potential of commercial

(11) Be willing to review commercial programs, as well as
those designed predominantly or exclusively for academic

(12) Be able to review programs in terms of their functions,
features, and potential uses for academicians, while
avoiding philosophical issues.

(13) Be able to explain technical concepts in simple terms
without being simplistic.

(14) Be able to stay within assigned
word-count/article-length limits.

(15) Be able to set and keep deadlines.

(16) Own an IBM-compatible or a Macintosh computer.

(17) Be willing to have the editor of the BITS & BYTES REVIEW
edit their submissions.

(18) Send a Curriculum Vitae or a Resume to the editor and
publisher of the BITS & BYTES REVIEW at the address
listed below. If possible, please include a sample of
your writing that shows your ability to write technical
software reviews.

A modest remuneration will be paid for each article accepted for

As needed, the BITS & BYTES REVIEW will supply new, full working
copies of software to persons who qualify as reviewers and who
enter into an agreement with the BITS & BYTES REVIEW to write a
review. Reviewers may keep the software, as long as they supply
an acceptable review on time.

Please do not submit articles to the BITS & BYTES REVIEW without
first contacting the editor.

Persons not familiar with the BITS & BYTES REVIEW may receive a
complimentary sample copy by contacting the editor.

Interested parties should contact:

John J. Hughes, Editor & Publisher
Bits & Bytes Review
623 Iowa Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937

CIS: 71056,1715
MCI Mail: 226-1461
Voice: (406) 862-7280
FAX: (406) 862-1124

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Date: Fri, 1 SEP 89 12:42:57 BST
Subject: Computer sessions at Kalamazoo

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers to be considered for two
computer sessions at the Twenty-Fifth International Congress on Medieval
Studies, May 10-13 1990, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The organisers of the sessions are Professor Andrew Armour, Keio
University, Tokyo, Japan; and Dr. Marilyn Deegan, CTI Centre for Literature
and Linguistic Studies, Oxford University Computing Service, 13, Banbury
Road Oxford OX2 6NN, e-mail Marilyn@uk.ac.ox.vax (this address from 1
October 1989).

The sessions are: Computers at Kalamazoo I: Directions in Medieval
Computing; Computers at Kalamazoo II: Research and Applications.

All abstracts should include the following information at the top of the
front page:
Title of paper
Name of author
Complete mailing address
Institutional affiliation (if any) of author
Confirmation of 20 minutes reading length
Abstracts must be not more than about 300 words in length, and they must
indicate clearly the paper's thesis, methodology, and conclusions.
Submission of an abstract will be considered an agreement by the author to
attend the conference, if the paper is accepted. It is understood that
papers submitted will be essentially new and have not been presented in
public before. The organisers intend to have an IBM PC, a Macintosh, and
an overhead projector available. Any other requests for audio-visual
equipment should be made with the abstract.

Abstracts must be submitted by 15 September 1989 to:
Dr. Marilyn Deegan,
Department of English,
University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9PL,