10.0587 Pitti at IATH; Web licensing site

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 21:58:00 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 587.
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: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (25)
Subject: IATH welcomes Daniel Pitti

[2] From: Ann Okerson <aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu> (45)
Subject: Web Licensing Site Announcement

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 14:08:36 -0500
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: IATH welcomes Daniel Pitti

The Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of
Virginia(http://www.iath.virginia.edu/) is very pleased to announce that
Daniel Pitti will join the IATH staff as Project Director on April 1, 1997.

Most recently, Daniel has been the Librarian for Advanced Technologies at
the University of California, Berkeley where he was the author or joint
author of several Department of Education and National Endowment for the
Humanities grant projects working towards providing standardized access
to primary resource materials in libraries and archives. In the SGML
community, Daniel is well known and highly regarded for his work as
coordinator of the Encoded Archival Description initiative, an
international collaborative effort to develop a standard Document Type
Definition for archival finding aids. He has also supervised the
NEH-funded California Heritage Digital Image Access Project, digitizing,
describing, and indexing over 25,000 images documenting California
history and culture. Daniel is a member of the Society of American
Archivists and the American Library Association.

The Institute for Advanced Technology supports humanities research
projects at the University of Virginia and elsewhere; its work includes
substantial applications and innovations in SGML, as well as digital
imaging, three-dimensional modeling, database development, and the
development and distribution of software for humanities research. Daniel
will be a key member of the IATH team, and we look forward to a long and
fruitful collaboration.

John Unsworth / Director, IATH / Dept. of English

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 14:08:09 -0500
From: Ann Okerson <aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu>
Subject: Web Licensing Site Announcement

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10 January 1997



The Yale University Library, with support from the Commission on
Preservation and access & the Council on Library Resources, is pleased to
announce the availability of the beta version of LIBLICENSE, a World Wide
Web resource intended to provide information and assistance for academic
and research libraries as they read and negotiate licenses with
information providers for electronic information content in a variety of
formats, CD and online.



The creators are requesting comments in order to enhance and improve the
work. Once a more final version is achieved, the URL will be slightly
changed. Currently, readers will see an annotated resource presented in
much the same organizational style as an actual electronic content
license, with samples of language and commentary on the suitability of
that language for libraries. Readers will note that links to some
sections are pretty much completed (license vocabulary, licensing terms &
descriptions, examples); other sections will be further enhanced
(introduction, licensing resources, bibliography).

The creators welcome all your ideas, as well as suggestions for additions
to links and bibliographic citations.

Several individuals have been involved in creating this resource:

Ann Okerson, PI for the Project, Yale University Library (Associate
University Librarian for Collection Development & Management)

Rod Stenlake, Esq., Consulting and authoring contract attorney (formerly
in corporate practice in New York City; now a Visiting Scholar at the Yale
University Law School)

Georgia Harper, Esq., External consultant and author (Copyright Counsel
for the University of Texas Systemwide)

Alex Adelman, Web Designer (Senior English student at the University of

A form is provided within the LIBLICENSE resource for your comments.

A content licensing discussion list has been started to accompany this
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