9.250 NewJour

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 20:10:29 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 250.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1 ] From: Ann Okerson <ann@cni.org> (45)
Subject: NewJour

NewJour, the Internet list for reporting and announcing new on-line
electronic journals, announces a major improvement in its archive. The
result is an important new tool for those who track the explosive growth
in on-line Internet serial publishing, or simply for those who wish to
see what is available in particular subject areas. The URL is simple:


*The archive is maintained by mhonarc software which not only displays
the entries in HTML, but takes all URLs in the messages and turns them
into links, so when you read an entry describing a journal that offers a
URL, you can immediately click and go to the site described. There is
searching software and a reverse chronological index to let visitors
check the newest material first. (Suggestions for other ways to improve
the presentation are very welcome.)*

As of 3 p.m. Pacific Time, Sunday, October 22nd, 1995, the NewJour
archive contains 975 items.

NewJour distributes its reports to 2200 subscribers on all seven
continents (list subscription instructions below). Its archive goes
back to August 1993, but the last half year has seen a remarkable boom
in initiatives reported. The list began as an activity of the
Association of Research Libraries in connection with its famous
*Directory of Electronic Scholarly Journals, Newsletters, and Discussion
Lists*, now in its fifth edition. ARL has enriched the scope of the
Directory project and the partnerships that create it, and NewJour now
represents a collaboration between ARL, the Yale University Libraries,
the Center for Computer Analysis of Texts (CCAT) at the University of
Pennsylvania, and the University of California at San Diego Library with
their excellent library and systems staff.

To subscribe to NewJour, send e-mail to:

majordomo@ccat.sas.upenn.edu with no Subject

and include the simple message "subscribe newjour"

You may also choose to receive a single daily message compiling all the
day's messages in one "digest." To do that, send to the same address the
message "subscribe newjour-digest"

The WWW NewJour archives are provided as a service by the Data Services
Unit of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library of the University of
California, San Diego:

Jim Jacobs
Abe Singer
Marsha Fanshier

For questions about the ARL Directory, contact:

Patricia Brennan, Communications Coordinator (patricia@cni.org), or
Dru mogge, Electronic Services Coordinator (dur@cni.org)

The co-owners/moderators of the NewJour service are:

Ann Shumelda Okerson James J. O'Donnell
Yale University University of Pennsylvania
Ann.Okerson@yale.edu jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu