11.0131 list software? economics of e-publishing?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 22:27:46 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 131.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: James O'Donnell <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu> (16)
Subject: list-serving software

[2] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (14)
Subject: economics

Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 08:48:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: James O'Donnell <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: list-serving software

For a list I run, we are being made to change from majordomo to listproc.
I am struck in going through the pains of transition that these things are
all still mid-80s technology. I'll refrain from any venting here, but I
write to this list to ask, if you really know something about this and
were asked to recommend a list-serving software package to run on a unix
server, what would you recommend? The best answer will take into account
both the concerns of the sysop (security, load on server, ability to
thwart spam) and the listowner (ease of use for owner, flexibility of
configuration to do what you want it to, quality of documentation and ease
of use for listmembers). (I agree that some kind of webcasting is
probably the *future*, but for now I confine my question only to software
that can build and maintain a subscription list and send e-mail to it.)

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 13:54:52 +0100 (BST)
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: economics

I am looking for an economist of electronic publishing who is primarily
interested in the system-wide effects of e-publishing within the academy. A
socio-ecological economist? The question I wish to raise with such a person
is how e-publishing affects and is likely to affect the way we are
organised, what we do, and how we do it. Suggestions please.



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