7.0281 Meetings: Trent Babson at NEACH; Book Indexing (2/96)

Tue, 2 Nov 1993 15:42:37 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0281. Tuesday, 2 Nov 1993.

(1) Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 11:56:47 EST (46 lines)
From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Trent Batson at 11/9 NEACH

(2) Date: Mon, 1 Nov 93 21:00:18 EST (50 lines)
From: Joseph Galron <jgalron@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Seminar on Book Indexing: Principles and Techniques

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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 11:56:47 EST
From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Trent Batson at 11/9 NEACH

An Invitation from NEACH:

Northeast Association for Computers and the Humanities
[Please distribute this announcement but forgive any cross-listings]

NEACH invites you to hear Trent Batson, director of the new
Alliance for Computers and Writing, speaking on "Why Writing Teachers Don't
Use Computers, Why They Should, and How the Alliance for Computers and
Writing will Help" on Tuesday, November 9, 1993 at 1:30 p.m. in room 25B of
the IBM BUILDING, 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street, New York City.
Dr. Batson will discuss how computers are now used to teach
writing and how the Alliance can improve their use. Director of the ground-
breaking ENFI Project and author of _Network-Based Classrooms: Promises and
Realities_, Dr. Batson is a professor at Gallaudet University and George
Mason University. The Alliance for Computers and Writing is sponsored by
Gallaudet University, George Mason University, and Texas Tech University.

Put the NEACH meeting schedule for 1993-1994 in your calendar:

Tues. Nov. 9 The Alliance for Computers and Writing
Trent Batson (Gallaudet & George Mason)

Wed. Dec. 8 Software for a Big Text Project: Columbia Encyclopedia
George Vallasi, Chernow Editorial

Tentative 1994 dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 9, Mar. 8, Apr. 13, May 10

All NEACH meetings are free and open to the public. Reservations
are not required, but seating space may be limited. NEACH meetings
usually alternate on the second Tuesday and the second Wednesday of the
month from October to May. Visitors to the IBM Building must obtain a pass
at the entry desk on the ground floor: ask for "NEACH" or "Humanities."

NEACH is an affiliate of the ACH, the Association for Computers & the
Humanities. Separate NEACH and joint ACH/NEACH memberships are available.
For membership information, contact Nan Hahn, Benjamin Databank, 322 Second
Street, Dunellen, N. J. 08812, USA.

Heyward Ehrlich, NEACH President
Department of English, Rutgers University, Newark, N. J 07102

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Date: Mon, 1 Nov 93 21:00:18 EST
From: Joseph Galron <jgalron@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Seminar on Book Indexing: Principles and Techniques

St. John's to Offer Workshop on Book Indexing in New York City

"Book Indexing: Principles and Techniques"

is the theme of a Professional Development Seminar to be
taught by Dr. Bella Hass Weinberg, Professor, Division of
Library and Information Science, St. John's University, on
Friday, April 22, 1994 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sixty
East Club, 60 East 42nd St., New York City (the Lincoln Building
opposite Grand Central Station, the 27th floor).
The fee for the seminar is $95 including lunch, coffee
breaks, and handouts. There will be discounts for pre-
registration and students.

The seminar will introduce the preparation of
"back-of-the-book" indexes, covering concepts of indexable
matter, structure of index entries, cross references, filing,
format, and indexer-publisher relations. Manual and
computer-assisted techniques will be discussed.

Continuing Education Units (.6 CEU) will be available to
those attending.

Authors, publishers, information scientists, librarians, and
indexers should benefit from the seminar.

The 1992 seminar was rated "excellent" by 72% of those
attending, including many experienced indexers.

Dr. Weinberg is a Past President of the American Society of
Indexers, and former Chair of its Indexer Education
Committee. She teaches graduate courses in Information
Science and Indexing and Abstracting at St. John's. She has
compiled several highly praised book indexes and consults on
the design of indexes and thesauri. Dr. Weinberg has published
extensively on indexing theory, and edited Indexing: the State
of Our Knowledge and the State of Our Ignorance (Learned
Information, 1989).

For further information, contact: James A. Benson, Director
Division of Library and Information Science St. John's
University Jamaica NY 11439

Phone: (718) 990-6200; Fax (718) 380-0353