10.0495 the Project Gutenberg newsletter

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 20:48:15 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 495.
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: "Michael S. Hart" <hart@prairienet.org> (146)
Subject: Project Gutenberg Newsletter

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for December, 1996

This is probabaly the last Newsletter that is going to the OLD server;
at gutnberg@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu. . .if you want to delete yourself
... . .there is probably no need, but you should ask me about" listproc@
prairienet.org if you haven't changes your subscription.


Well, my link to uiarchive is finally back up, so the November Etexts
should be on all our major sites, as below, by the time you see this.
I am not sure when the international sites do their mirroring but the
US sites should all be ready to go.

My apologies, many of our links, drive, and computers have been down,
all week long.

My apologies, also, for the fact that the CBC told me my interview
would be on the air on Thanksgiving [Canadien OR American]. . .but
they JUST called and told me it would be on the CBC and PRI tonite
at 7:00 PM. . .we get PRI on PBS. . .Tuesday. . .December 3, 1996.

[Canadian Broadcasting Company/Corporation]
[Public Radio International]
[Public Broadcasting Service/System]

We shall see/hear.

Wired also called today, they now say we are in the February Wired
which should go on the stands in early January. Around page 90.


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"Project Gutenberg, Inc." phase of existence, something I definintely have an
approach/avoidance thing about.

However, it seems that getting any actual financial assistance to keep a roof
over the head of this particular computer, and its cousins, along with myself
... . .might be on the order of having a snowball fight in the nether regions.

We received about enough money to keep us running for a week.

Please put us on your Holiday gift list. . .information appended.

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Once again we have managed to present 32 files we hope will be of interest to
the general population. We have two more months scheduled for 32 per month--
then we hope to once again double our production, this time to 64 per month--
for each of the 12 months of 1997.

While this may appear as an incredible amount of work, the truth is that your
volunteers at Project Gutenberg have already spend several months doing books
at the rate of 64 per month, during the Spring of 1996 just to insure that in
1997 we would be capable of accomplishing our goals.

However, Etexts and copyright clearances are only barely coming in for the 32
Etexts per month scheduled for 1996, and usually we would be posting the ones
for December right now, rather than for November, so unless we manage more of
getting volunteers, or increasing their efficiency, we might have to send out
only 32 books per month in 1997. . .maybe change our name to "The Book Of The
Day Project."

Michael Stern Hart
Executive Director
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Here are the 32 Project Gutenberg Etexts for November, 1996.

Mon Year Title and Author [# of PG books by the author][filename.ext] ###

A "C" following the Etext number indicates a copyrighted work.

Nov 1996 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V6 [6dfrexxx.xxx] 736
Nov 1996 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V5 [5dfrexxx.xxx] 735
Nov 1996 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V4 [4dfrexxx.xxx] 734
Nov 1996 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V3 [3dfrexxx.xxx] 733

Nov 1996 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V2 [2dfrexxx.xxx] 732
Nov 1996 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V1 [1dfrexxx.xxx] 731
Nov 1996 Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens [Dickens #13] [olivrxxx.xxx] 730
Nov 1996 Hackers/Computer Revolution Heroes, by Steven Levy[hckrsxxx.xxx] 729C

Nov 1996 Emile Zola, by William Dean Howells [howells #5] [ezolaxxx.xxx] 728
Nov 1996 The Star-Spangled Banner, by John Carpenter [stsbpxxx.xxx] 727
Nov 1996 Psychological Counter-Current by Howells [WDH #4] [pccmfxxx.xxx] 726
Nov 1996 Men of Invention and Industry by Samuel Smiles #2 [moiaixxx.xxx] 725

Nov 1996 The Man of Letters as a Man of Business [Howells3][tmlmbxxx.xxx] 724
Nov 1996 Henry James, Jr., by William Dean Howells [WDH#2][jimjrxxx.xxx] 723
Nov 1996 James Otis The Pre-Revolutionist, by J.C. Ridpath [jotisxxx.xxx] 722
Nov 1996 The Birds' Christmas Carol, Kate Douglas Wiggin #2[tbsccxxx.xxx] 721

Nov 1996 Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad [Conrad #12] [lmyerxxx.xxx] 720
Nov 1996 Plays of Wm.E. Henley and R.L. Stevenson [RLS #34][tpohsxxx.xxx] 719
Nov 1996 Tono Bungay, by H. G. Wells [H. G. Wells #6] [tonobxxx.xxx] 718
Nov 1996 Chita: A Memory of Last Island, by Lafcadio Hearn[chitaxxx.xxx] 717

Nov 1996 The Cruise of the Jasper B., by Don Marquis [#3] [jsprbxxx.xxx] 716
Nov 1996 Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies], by John Buchan [#5][ndrthxxx.xxx] 715
Nov 1996 Bobbsey Twins in the Country, by Laura Lee Hope #1[tbticxxx.xxx] 714
Nov 1996 Memoirs of Popular Delusions V2, by Charles MacKay[2ppdlxxx.xxx] 713

Nov 1996 Thomas Jefferson, by Edward S. Ellis [tjeffxxx.xxx] 712
Nov 1996 Allan Quatermain, by H. Rider Haggard [HRH #1] [allnqxxx.xxx] 711
Nov 1996 Love of Life and other stories by Jack London [#4][llifexxx.xxx] 710
Nov 1996 The Princess and Curdie, by George MacDonald[GM#4][prcurxxx.xxx] 709

Nov 1996 The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald 3[prgobxxx.xxx] 708
Nov 1996 Raffles, Further Adventures, by E.W. Hornung [#2] [raflsxxx.xxx] 707
Nov 1996 The Amateur Cracksman, by E.W. Hornung [Raffles#1][amatcxxx.xxx] 706
Nov 1996 The Roadmender, by Margt [Michael Fairless] Barber[rmendxxx.xxx] 705

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