8.0307 News on E-Texts: CETH; UVA; Indiana (3/196)

Thu, 17 Nov 1994 00:45:23 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0307. Thursday, 17 Nov 1994.

(1) Date: Thu, 10 Nov 94 13:13:49 EST (53 lines)
From: Mary Mallery <mallery@eden.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Report on CETH Workshop on Documenting Electronic Texts

(2) Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 11:03:55 -0500 (34 lines)
From: Jim Campbell <jmc@poe.acc.virginia.edu>
Subject: Univ. of Virginia puts Rita Dove poem on Web

(3) Date: Mon, 14 Nov 94 12:52:07 EST (109 lines)
From: Dorothy Day <DAY@ucs.indiana.edu>

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Date: Thu, 10 Nov 94 13:13:49 EST
From: Mary Mallery <mallery@eden.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Report on CETH Workshop on Documenting Electronic Texts

CETH Workshop on Documenting Electronic Texts
CETH Technical Report Number 2

In May 1994, the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
sponsored an invitational workshop on documenting electronic
primary source materials in the humanities. The goal of the
workshop was to work toward a clearer understanding of the
relationship between the TEI header, the MARC record, and the
current international cataloging rules, with an objective of
establishing how far they meet the needs of scholars, librarians,
publishers and software developers who work with these materials.

A report on this workshop written by Lisa R. Horowitz is currently
available as part of a series of Technical Reports published by
CETH addressing various issues of electronic texts in the

Also available is Technical Report Number 1, Guidelines for
Cataloging Monographic Electronic Texts at the Center for
Electronic Texts in the Humanities, by Annelies Hoogcarspel. This
document describes the procedures developed at the Center for
Electronic Texts in the Humanities for cataloging electronic texts
of primary source humanities material on RLIN, the Information
Network of the Research Libraries Group.

Reports are available for $15 each ($20 international orders).
Please send a check payable to Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey, to:

CETH Technical Reports
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

The reports are also available for anonymous FTP as postscript
files at ceth.princeton.edu. The Cataloging Guidelines are archived
as catguid.ps, and the Workshop Report is techrpt2.ps.

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* Center for Electronic Texts | Phone: (908) 932-1384 *
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Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 11:03:55 -0500
From: Jim Campbell <jmc@poe.acc.virginia.edu>
Subject: Univ. of Virginia puts Rita Dove poem on Web

The Libraries of the University of Virginia celebrate the acquisition
of their four-millionth volume, "Lady Freedom Among Us," a poem by Rita
Dove, United States Poet Laureate and Commonwealth Professor of English
at the University of Virginia. The volume was designed and published by
Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press.

To mark the changing nature of our collections and to share with you
our pleasure in this work of art, the Libraries are also making "Lady
Freedom Among Us" available on the World Wide Web. This version was
adapted by Rick Provine and David Seaman of the University Library. It
includes images from the book and a sound recording of the poet and is
tagged in Standard Generalized Markup Language, which is then converted
to html using a filter developed at the University Library. The
Library's home page is http://www.lib.virginia.edu/

The poem was written in honor of the return of the restored statue
"Freedom" to the dome of the U.S. Capitol on 23 October 1993. It was
selected as the four-millionth volume to honor Ms. Dove, the youngest
and first African-American U.S. Poet Laureate, and to reflect the
University Library's extraordinary holdings in American literature and
extensive collection of the Janus Press. Ms. Van Vliet, the proprietor
of the Janus Press, is a MacArthur Prize Fellowship recipient (1989 -

An exhibit, "Freedom and Other Great Gifts," in the McGregor Room of
Alderman Library includes a display of the Janus Press edition of "Lady
Freedom Among Us" and celebrates the role of gifts in building the
Library's collections. The exhibit will run from 28 October 1994 to 28
February 1995 and is open to the public from 9AM to 5PM Monday through
Friday and from 9AM to 1PM on Saturday.
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Date: Mon, 14 Nov 94 12:52:07 EST
From: Dorothy Day <DAY@ucs.indiana.edu>

Please post--thanks.

From: DAYM@indiana.edu "Mark T. Day" 14-NOV-1994 10:12:12.49
Subj: LETRS to post on Humanist



Contact: Mark Day or Dick Ellis, Co-Directors

Perry Willett, Collection Coordinator

Library Electronic Text Resource Service (LETRS)

Indiana University, Main Library, 10th & Jordan

Bloomington, IN 47405


812/85LETRS (812/855-3877)

During the week of September 19-23, the Indiana University
Bloomington Main Library held a 25th Anniversary celebration
that included a Ribbon-Cutting and Open House for the new LETRS
facility located in the Main Library. The ceremonies began with
brief remarks from representatives of organizations involved in
the development of LETRS: Lee Caldwell (Associate Vice
President, Office of Information Technologies), James Neal (Dean
of Libraries), William Farquhar (Director, Contracts and Grants
Administration, Research and the University Graduate School),
Jeanne Peterson (Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences),
and Ann Savers (Vice President, Editorial, Chadwyck-Healey).

The new LETRS facility provides a central location on campus
where humanities students and faculty may go for assistance in
locating and using primary source texts in electronic formats
plus associated literary and linguistic tools. During the Open
House that followed the Ribbon-Cutting, LETRS consultants and
staff introduced those in attendance to a variety of such texts
and tools, including the premiere of campus-wide access to the
_Oxford English Dictionary_ and Chadwyck-Healey's _English
Poetry Full-Text Database_. Using a VT100 Open Text client,
these Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) databases are
now accessible via "lowest common denominator" hardware from
office or home. For those finding the VT100 client limiting,
Open Text's Xwindow clients are also available for use at LETRS
on UNIX, IBM PC, and Macintosh workstations.

Begun in September 1992 by the Main Library Reference
Department, LETRS became a joint program of the University
Libraries and University Computing Services in May 1993. The new
facility was funded by a Research Facilities Fund grant from
IU's Research and the University Graduate School and was
completed in January 1994. It includes: 1) a public computing
room with six IBM and six Macintosh computers; 2) a seminar room
with a large screen computer for demonstrations; 3) three
research carrels for private extended research; and 4)
administrative offices. The public area provides access to a
wide variety of locally mounted resources and connects via the
campus network to various off-site, on-line resources. It is
staffed by humanities graduate student consultants.

Additional texts and tools are being added to the collection in
line with our main mission of providing access for the IU
scholarly community to electronic versions of full-text primary
sources in the humanities. Within this overall mission, emphasis
is placed on making available texts that have been acquired by
IU fund managers and are in SGML format. LETRS also works with
IU Library fund managers on a case by case basis to provide
texts that are not available in SGML format. Finally, because
many different types of software may be needed to take full
advantage of electronic text resources, LETRS makes available
selected demonstration software tools of special interest to
scholars and students in the humanities. Examples of such
software include: programs for various levels of text analysis,
management, markup, production and retrieval; computational
linguistic and language learning programs; and multi-lingual
word processing programs.


* For additional, updated information about LETRS and for *

* on-line author/title indexes to its text resources, choose *