11.0159 WordCruncher; ELRA; Heinz E-Library

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 23:41:01 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 159.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "James W. Johnston" <johnston@wordcruncher.com> (51)
Subject: WordCruncher for Windows Beta Software

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (26)
Subject: ELRA Price Cut

[3] From: David Green <david@cni.org> (26)
Subject: Heinz Electronic Library Interactive Online System

Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 14:01:30 -0600
From: "James W. Johnston" <johnston@wordcruncher.com>
Subject: WordCruncher for Windows Beta Software

WordCruncher has at times "lurked," at other times merely been "sighted,"
and has occasionally even played a "leading role" on the Humanities
Computing stage. We are pleased to announce that WordCruncher has new life.

WordCruncher Publishing Technologies, Inc. was formed in late 1996. Many
list members know that WordCruncher for Windows, developed on the Brigham
Young University campus, has been subject to the infirmities that academic
software is occasionally heir to. We are working to change all that, and on
May 1, 1997, moved the WordCruncher development team under a new roof. Our
objectives include:

1) Industrializing the software -- can it become the "Son of TACT,
Daughter of OCP" that Willard has mentioned? We think so, and perhaps even

2) Create an Internet-accessible library, http://www.wordcruncher.com,
that is chock full of WordCruncher-compatible books. We now have
approximately 500-600 titles and are adding 50 to 100 new ones per week.
NOTE: We asked list members for feedback on an earlier version of the
Library. Based on your wise advice, counsel and criticism, it has been
changed and we hope improved. Many thanks! Please feel free to make more

3) Create a publishing/distribution/sales model that makes it attractive
for others to create WordCruncher-compatible books and distribute them via
the i-Library, CD-ROM or other venues.

We invite interested Humanists to participate in WordCruncher's beta
testing program. If you have an application that you would like to try
out with WordCruncher, and are willing to provide us with feedback,
insight, suggestions (for applications, improvements, etc.), constructive
criticism, etc., please send an e-mail to beta@wordcruncher.com and tell
us a little about you and your application ... we'll send you the ftp site
address, a password and username, instructions, etc.

By the way, the "View" element of this beta version can now search not only
a local WordCruncher text, but also an Internet-based WordCruncher Library
-- we have a few texts up for on-line searching, and will be adding our
entire collection by the end of July.

Please let me know if I can provide further information.

Many thanks.


James Johnston
WordCruncher Publishing Technologies, Inc.

Nothing would be done at all,
If a man waited to do it so well,
That no one could find fault with it.

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 09:59:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: ELRA Price Cut

>> From: info-elra@calva.net (Valerie Mapelli)

[ We apologise for the duplicate posting of this announcement ]



Following all the requests regarding the speech database M2VTS
(ref. ELRA-S0021), we are happy to announce a substantial price
reduction for this database. The new prices have been set in
agreement with the M2VTS provider.

For ELRA members => 250 ECU (used to be 900!)
For Non members => 500 ECU (used to be 1490!)

The database is available for research purposes only.

Please note that the entire catalogue of ELRA resources can be
found on the ELRA Web site:

- please follow the links -

+ For further information, please contact: +
+ 87, Avenue d'Italie +
+ 75013 PARIS +
+ Tel: +33 1 45 86 53 00 +
+ Fax: +33 1 45 86 44 88 +
+ E-mail: info-elra@calva.net +
+ http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html +

Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 23:00:33 +0100
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: Heinz Electronic Library Interactive Online System

July 10, 1997


On Tuesday, July 15, 1997, Mr. Edward A. Galloway of the Heinz
Electronic Library Interactive Online System (HELIOS), will present a
demonstration and overview of HELIOS to the National Archives
Assembly and to the archival, library and historical community of the
Washington, D.C. area, at the National Archives Building in College Park,
Maryland. Mr. Galloway will begin his presentation at 10:45 a.m.

The HELIOS Project will convert one million pages of the congressional
papers of the late Senator John Heinz (R-PA) into digital format and
provide access to these papers through innovative information retrieval
software developed at Carnegie Mellon University. This digital archive
will be available through the Internet. For further information concerning
HELIOS, please see: <http://www.library.cmu.edu/Guide/Heinz/>.

All interested individuals are encouraged to attend this presentation.
There are no preregistration requirements, and public transportation is
available to the National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

For further information, please contact:

Jim Cassedy
National Archives Assembly
Center for Electronic RecordsNational Archives and Records
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740

(301) 713-6630