11.0103 announcements

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 09:04:57 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 103.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Leslie Chan <chan@scar.utoronto.ca> (69)
Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Symposium

[2] From: Scott Stebelman <scottlib@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu> (21)
Subject: "Studies of Interest to English and American
Literature Librarians"

[3] From: "F.W.Langley" <F.W.Langley@french.hull.ac.uk> (18)
Subject: Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Medieval French

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 16:19:08 +0100 (BST)
From: Leslie Chan <chan@scar.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Symposium

** Apologies for cross-posting **


September 26-27, 1997
University of Toronto at Scarborough

New information technologies, and in particular the World-Wide Web, are
offering tremendous diversity of channels and media for scholarly and
scientific communication. At the same time, traditional paper-based
publishing is being rapidly transformed and severely challenged by
economic shortfalls and networking technologies. It is timely and
critical to examine how elements of the established scholarly
communication vehicle, the journal, can best be combined with the new
elements of distributed network publishing. The Centre for Instructional
Technology Development at the Bladen Library, University of Toronto at
Scarborough, is hosting an international symposium to examine the
changes in research practices and implications of electronic publishing.

This symposium is intended for all stakeholders in the scholarly
communication processes, from academics and researchers from across the
disciplines, who are primary producers and consumers of published
knowledge, to librarians and publishers, who add value and order to
intellectual products, and to computer specialists, who are increasingly
called upon to design and maintain the conduits for information

Promote knowledge of distributed network publishing among faculty and
graduate students in the university and research communities,

Draw attention to the wealth of scholarly and scientific information
and peer-reviewed electronic journals already present on the Internet,

Bring together librarians, computer specialists, publishers and
academics to consider collaborative models that would further
facilitate the scholarly communication process,

Explore the emerging cooperative research, resource sharing and
teaching models enabled by networked technologies,

Examine the limitations and advantages of scholarly electronic

The role of Government Agencies and University Administrations in
promoting electronic publishing
Peer review and Quality Control
Legal and Copyright Issues
Archive and Retrieval of digital material
Searching, linking and New Tools for scholarship
Learning to Publish in the Electronic Milieu
Electronic Publishing in the Sciences
Electronic Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Keynote speaker: Stevan Harnad (Professor of Psychology, University of
Invited speakers:
Gregory Crane (Professor of Classics, Tufts University), Peter Boyce
(Senior Associate of Electronic Publishing, American Astronomical
Society), Jean-Claude Guedon (Professor of Comparative Literature,
University of Montreal), Carole Moore (Chief Librarian, University of
Toronto), Leslie Ellen Harris (author of Canadian Copyright Law),
Katherine Denning (Editor of Assemblage), David McCallum (Principal
consultant of the Electronic Publishing Promotion Project, Industry
Canada), Anne Marie Corrigan (Vice President, Journals and Creative
Services, University of Toronto Press), Sally Brown (Senior
Vice-President, AUCC) and more.

Individual from non-profit or educational institutions: $60 Cdn
Individual from businesses or corporations: $120 Cdn
Students: $30 Cdn

For further information on registration, schedule, links to speakers and
related resources, please visit the symposium web site:


or contact symposium co-ordinators Leslie Chan (chan@scar.utoronto.ca)
or William Barek (Barek@scar.utoronto.ca)

The symposium is supported by the Connaught Committee and the Snider
Visiting Professorships of the University of Toronto.

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 10:18:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Scott Stebelman <scottlib@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu>
Subject: "Studies of Interest to English and American Literature Librarians"

"Studies of Interest to English and American Literature Librarians" is a
cumulation of citations that appear in _Biblio-Notes_, the newsletter of
ACRL's English and American Literature Section. The scope of the
bibliography is to include any research of interest to our members, from
studies on building literature collections to the provision of literary
reference service. Of potential interest to Humanist subscribers are the
citations on computer applications in the humanities, and on the
information seeking behaviors of humanities scholars. The URL for the
bibliography is:


I welcome any additional citations people think germane to the subject.

Scott Stebelman, Editor
Gelman Library
George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052
202/994-1342 (work)
202/994-1340 (fax)

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 10:38:00 +0100 (BST)
From: "F.W.Langley" <F.W.Langley@french.hull.ac.uk>
Subject: Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Medieval French Studies


The Department of French, University of Hull, wishes to appoint a Graduate
Teaching Assistant in Medieval French Studies. GTAs pursue research for
doctoral degrees and teach for not more than 6 hours per week. The post is
available from the start of the next academic year and is for up to 3 years
duration. The stipend is 6134 per annum and GTAs are not expected to pay
academic fees.

Applicants should send 2 copies of a detailed CV, including the names of two
academic referees, to the Personnel Office, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX,
quoting the appropriate reference (T1) (tel.: 01482 465277; fax: 01482 465568;
e-mail: J.Hardy@admin.hull.ac.uk.

Prospective applicants may, if they wish, contact one of the medievalists in
the Department of French:

Dr A. Hindley: tel: 01482 465833; e-mail: a.hindley@french.hull.ac.uk
Dr. F. Langley: tel: 01482 465206; e-mail: f.w.langley@french.hull.ac.uk
Dr B.J. Levy: tel: 01482 465367; e-mail: b.j.levy@french.hull.ac.uk
Frederick Langley