10.037 TACT

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 20 May 1996 22:33:49 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 37.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca> (10)
Subject: Re: 10.29 annual review; TACT

[2] From: Russon Wooldridge <wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca> (24)
Subject: Re 10.29 TACT

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 10:23:48 -0500
From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca>
Subject: Re: 10.29 annual review; TACT

On learning TACT:

While it is not a manual for TACT, users may want to try the online
workbook for TACTweb. This was designed to teach students about text
analysis and prepare them for TACT should they continue to a higher level

The URL is: http://tactweb.humanities.mcmaster.ca/tactweb/home.htm

If you want your students to use this you may want to set up your own
TACTweb server rather than point them at ours. We do not watch it closely
except when a course is using it.


Geoffrey Rockwell

Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 08:24:42 -0400
From: Russon Wooldridge <wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re 10.29 TACT

john drummond asks about the latest on TACT. An official memorandum dated 9
May 1996 from the CHASS Information Office

(the CHASS Facility -- Computing in the Humanities & Social Sciences --
replaced the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at the University of
Toronto on 1 May 1996 [N.B. "Centre" -> "Facility"!])

informs the reader that "CHASS no longer distributes the TACT program.
However, the program may be downloaded via the Internet at:


Thus the information given by LETRS (The Library Electronic Text Resource
Center) at Indiana University (Humanist 10.29) is accurate.

The same CHASS memorandum adds: "You may also contact the MLA who publishes
the manual:

Modern Language Association of America
10 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6981, U.S.A.
Tel: 1-212-475-9500; Sales: 1-800-955-8275 [this number presumably works only
in North-America]; Technical Support: 1-212-614-6302; Fax: 1-919-515-2682"

As far as I know (I am part-author of the manual), the manual has not yet

Russon Wooldridge
Russon Wooldridge, Department of French, Trinity College,
University of Toronto, Toronto M5S 1H8, Canada
Tel: 1-416-978-2885 -- Fax: 1-416-978-4949
E-mail: wulfric@chass.utoronto.ca
Internet: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/~wulfric/