9.751 e-texts and scholarship

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 11:50:43 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 751.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
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[1] From: "Peter Graham, RUL" <psgraham@gandalf.rutgers.edu> (10)
Subject: Re: 9.741 e-texts and scholarship

Ted Parkinson said, i.a.,
>Dissemination is great, but you have changed topics. I don't think
anyone has said Project Gutenberg is a bad thing; it's quite valuable.<

Could you describe why Project Gutenberg is "quite valuable"? In what way?
I've understood it to be otherwise, comprising as it does unreliable,
unattributed, unmarked-up texts. I've pressed M. Hart (its proprietor) for
information on who uses it and how, but he steadfastly refuses to respond to
such questions. I wonder if you could help. --pg

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