10.0745 new on WWW

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 05:56:15 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 745.
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: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (17)
Subject: online items

[2] From: Steve Choi <cssteve@CITYU.EDU.HK> (29)
From: Solange Silverberg
Subject: WWW Tools for Instructors

[3] From: Haradda@aol.com (3)
Subject: Re: 10.0739 e-publishing; translation

[4] From: Germaine Warkentin <warkent@CHASS.utoronto.ca> (32)
Subject: New British Library OPAC Service

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 10:28:49 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: online items

Notable items from this week's Guardian, Online section

(1) Karlin Lillington, "When shove comes to push: Forget about hooking
yourself up to the Internet: the Internet is about to hook up to you" -- or,
perhaps Humanist will change drastically its mechanism of distribution someday.

(2) Richard Norton-Taylor and Alison Daniels, "Britain to join FBI phone tap

(3) Stephanie Pain, "When the price is wrong: Did science lose its virtue
when it got into bed with big business?" Will we, if we ever get the chance?


Dr. Willard McCarty
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
+44 (0)171 873 2784 voice; 873 5081 fax

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 12:38:37 +0800
From: Steve Choi <cssteve@CITYU.EDU.HK>
Subject: WWW Tools for Instructors


We are working on a project called "WWW Tools for Instructors". It aims at
assisting instructors use the WWW, and is primarily concerned with
administrative tasks rather than teaching and learning materials. It helps
instructors use the WWW by providing infrastructure tools.

A web site has been created as a distribution centre for these tools. The
URL is http://wwwtools.cityu.edu.hk.

Quizzes Online, a system for delivering, creating and organising on-line
quizzes, is the first tool available for trial and download. Other tools
in development include a method of collecting assignments (Assignment
Collector), a way of automatically testing student's computer programs (C
Tester ) and a photo album system to help instructors remember their
students (Photo Album). As well as providing specific tools there are real
life examples, links, demonstrations and guidance on using the WWW for the
delivery of education.

As a part of this project we wish to keep links to instructors who are
using the WWW to teach. We will keep a central registry of materials so that
we can all share our experience. This registry will help give your work a
wider audience. If you could let us know about your work
we would like to hear from you.

If you have other ideas for tools or facilities that you need then let us
know and perhaps we can find them for you. You can either send us an
email or click on New Ideas about WWW Tools link
at http://wwwtools.cityu.edu.hk

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks.

Steve Choi
Executive Officer
Department of Computer Sceince
City University of Hong Kong

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:57:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Haradda@aol.com
Subject: Re: 10.0739 e-publishing; translation

The On line book Page at CMU is the one that is keeping track of books
published on the Web. WI notified them where I posted my etext of Gibbon's
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. They are the the one's that re keeping

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 08:44:12 -0500
From: Germaine Warkentin <warkent@CHASS.utoronto.ca>
Subject: New British Library OPAC Service

Piers Bursill-Hall draws our attention to the following interesting

> The British Library is to launch its new OPAC 97 service at Internet World,
> Olympia, 20-22 May. This service will provide free access via the World
> Wide Web to seven catalogues containing more than 8.5 million records
> covering the major collections of the British Library both in London and
> Boston Spa. OPAC 97 will replace the Network OPAC that has been on trial as
> an experimental service since 1994, and information regarding the formal
> closure of the trial will be made available in due course. Anyone with
> internet access and a Web browser will be able to access OPAC 97 without
> the need for any additional software or system setup.
> Further details will be made available as soon as possible.
> John Lowery
> OPAC 97
> British Library
> National Bibliographic Service
> Boston Spa
> Wetherby
> West Yorkshire
> tel:01937 546551
> fax 01937 546586
> e-mail: john.lowery@bl.uk

Germaine Warkentin warkent@chass.utoronto.ca
English, Victoria College, University of Toronto