10.0483 Reading Experience Database

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 18:01:20 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 483.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "S.A.Rae (Simon Rae)" <S.A.Rae@open.ac.uk> (50)
Subject: The Reading Experience Database (RED)



Laudant illa sed ista legunt - Martial
(They praise those but read these)

RED's Web address: http://www.open.ac.uk/OU/Academic/Arts/RED/


RED launched on 23 November 1996

The Reading Experience Database (RED), run jointly by the
Open University, UK and the British Library's Centre for the Book,
was launched on 23 November 1996. RED will record evidence of
every type of reading experience over the period 1450-1914.
Initially it will be restricted to reading experience in the
British Isles and reading experience of those born in the British
Isles (so the reading of British travellers abroad and first
generation British and Irish emigrants will be included) but
later we hope to expand the range.

Printed forms on which a reading experience can be recorded will be
available from RED. At the same time RED will be launched on the
Internet with a home page which will include an electronic version
of the form (so that it will also be possible to send examples of
reading experience to RED electronically).

Anyone interested in a particular individual who lived at any time in
Britain during the period 1450-1914 (and who left letters, diaries,
annotated books, etc. which contain evidence of reading experience)
should get in touch with one of RED directors listed below. RED is
looking for volunteers to work their way systematically through such
materials in order to record evidence of reading.

We aim to keep everybody informed of developments in RED by issuing
regular reports on its progress. Within a few years we hope to make the
growing contents of RED available to all those who have contributed to it.
Somewhat later RED will be made accessible to all interested parties.

Further information and copies of the RED record form are available from
either Simon Eliot or Mike Crump.

Dr Simon Eliot,
RED, The Open University,
4 Portwall Lane, Bristol BS1 6ND.
Email address: s.j.eliot@open.ac.uk

Mr Mike Crump, RED, Centre for the Book,
The British Library, Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG.

RED's Web address: http://www.open.ac.uk/OU/Academic/Arts/RED/

Simon Rae : S.A.RAE@OPEN.AC.UK
Academic Computing Service :
The Open University, Walton Hall : phone: (01908) 652413
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom : fax: (01908) 653744
The URL for the OU's WWW home page is : http://www.open.ac.uk/