9.725 online: Studies in Bibliography; course

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Sun, 14 Apr 1996 18:05:45 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 725.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dlg8x@faraday.clas.virginia.edu> (44)
Subject: Studies in Bibliography On-Line

[2] From: Eric Johnson <johnsone@jupiter.dsu.edu> (16)
Subject: Computing for the Humanities

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 1996 15:07:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dlg8x@faraday.clas.virginia.edu>
Subject: Studies in Bibliography On-Line

Studies in Bibliography On-Line:
A major new textual database on the Internet

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia and the
University Library's Electronic Text Center are pleased to announce
their plans to create Studies in Bibliography On-Line. This service
-- available free of charge on the Internet -- will include the full
text of the nearly one thousand articles in the 49 annual volumes of
Studies in Bibliography (1948-1996) in a searchable and browsable
database. It will be completed in time for the 50th volume of Studies
in spring 1997.

Studies in Bibliography is a leading bibliographical journal with an
international reputation, and is "a virtual encyclopedia of scholarly
work on the history of books and editing over the past 50 years,"
according to Kendon Stubbs, Vice President of the Society and
Associate Librarian at the University of Virginia. The on-line
database will serve a wide variety of pedagogical and research needs,
reaching audiences who do not now have ready access to the print
versions: the high school student and teacher can find out more about
the early printings of Hamlet and the bearing they have on the play as
we know it now; the community college teacher can call upon the
database to collect material for a lecture on Henry Fielding's Tom
Jones; a research scholar working on Chaucer can extract a wealth of
data on early manuscripts of Canterbury Tales.

Equally important to teachers and students is the Society's decision
to make access to the database freely available on the Internet.
According to David L. Vander Meulen, Editor of Studies in
Bibliography, the project "honors the Society's mission to advance
bibliographical and textual scholarship, both by making existing
materials accessible in new and helpful ways and by providing a model
for the retrospective conversion of journals in the humanities."
Studies in Bibliography On-Line will be encoded in Standard
Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML), following the Text-Encoding
Initiative Guidelines (TEI), and will be available from the Electronic
Text Center's on-line library. Volume 7 of Studies (1955), along with
a cumulative table of contents for Volumes 1-49, is already available


Please address any queries to David L. Vander Meulen,
(dlv8g@virginia.edu), or to David Gants, Project Director

*** David L. Gants ** Electronic Text Center ** Alderman Library ***
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Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 07:06:28 -0500 (CDT)
From: Eric Johnson <johnsone@jupiter.dsu.edu>
Subject: Computing for the Humanities

Members of this list may be interested in learning about a
course that I will teach this summer (via Internet).

CHUM 650, Computing for the Humanities, will be offered
starting May 15, 1996, by Dakota State University. The course
is a study of computer applications in the humanities -- with a
focus on analysis of texts. Students can complete the course by
receiving materials from Web pages and sending email. The three-
semester-hour course is offered for graduate credit, but it is
open to advanced undergraduates.

For more information, read the Web pages at


Anyone who has questions should feel free to send me email.

-- Eric Johnson