10.0650 call for volunteers

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 00:03:48 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 650.
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: "A.E.B. Coldiron" <coldiron@JHUNIX.HCF.JHU.EDU> (25)
Subject: (Xpost) Milton Transcription Project

THE MILTON TRANSCRIPTION PROJECT (MTP) is dedicated to making all of John
Milton's poetry and prose available for public access on the Internet.
Although most of Milton's poetry is available in modernized forms, the MTP
is preparing more accurate electronic facsimiles of the early editions of
Milton's poems. In addition, most of the English and Latin prose--along
with a great deal of fascinating Miltoniana--remains to be done. We
invite you to join us in providing accurate scholarly transcriptions of
these texts.

Volunteers may transcribe as much or as little as they wish; each
transcription will be proofread, formatted, checked, and refereed. We
shall acknowledge any significant contribution, and all accepted
transcriptions will be credited by name.

The MTP, currently supported by Milton-L, _Milton Quarterly_, the
Department of English at Texas Tech University, the Computer Writing and
Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, and the
University of Richmond's web-server, is the joint creation of volunteers
from more than 24 colleges and universities in half a dozen countries. In
order to volunteer or to receive more information, please contact either
Professor Hugh Wilson (MTP Editor; dithw@ttacs.ttu.edu) or Professor
A.E.B. Coldiron, (MTP Internet Liaison; coldiron@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu).

The only requirements are diligence, concern for accuracy, and the ability
to type with one or more fingers. Volunteer: earn the intangible reward
of "those whose publisht labours advance the good of mankind"
(_Areopagitica_, 1644).