11.0436 e-publishing; virtual seminars; visual arts

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 21:09:44 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 436.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Judith A. Turner" <judith@turner.net> (73)
Subject: The new issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing

[2] From: Paul groves <paul.groves@computing- (42)
Subject: Announcement: New Reports from the Virtual Seminars
for Teaching Literature Project

[3] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (56)
Subject: Visual Arts Data Service Survey

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 07:53:11 +0000
From: "Judith A. Turner" <judith@turner.net>
Subject: The new issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Dear JEP Subscriber:

The December 1997 issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing is now
available at http://www.press.umich.edu/jep

WORDS from the WISE:
Lessons Learned in Electronic Publishing

"For the things we have to learn before we can do
them, we learn by doing them."

There are those who would amend Mr. A. by pointing out that
we learn best by doing them *wrong.*

In this new world of electronic publishing, though, we learn
any way we can -- by doing things right, by doing things
wrong, and by learning from others' successes and failures,
because when you don't know where you're going, any road you
take will be the right one.

This issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing is about
a host of different roads, all of them right for those of us
who are trying to master the medium.

In "The Importance of Failure" John Unsworth exhorts us to
attempt projects that have a good chance of failure, and
then to document that failure as assiduously as we document
our successes, to leave a trail for those who might follow.

Morris Eaves explores the fascinating world of virtual
collaboration, explaining how the William Blake Archive was
conceived and developed by editors, programmers, and project
managers at different universities using e-mail (and
occasionally the phone) to create something new. However, he
cautions, "Collaboration Takes More Than E-Mail."

Michelle Miller-Adams and Eve M. Trager remind us that
CD-ROM is still a viable and useful digital technology, and
they write about their adventures on the way to publishing
a new take on the Bible. Their "Catechism for Digital
Publishing" proves that even "older" digital technology has
its pitfalls if you don't plan ahead.

One of the most exciting events of 1997 was the
introduction at the Frankfurt Book Fair of the Digital Object
Identifier, a system that will allow all of us to manage our
intellectual-property rights in ways we probably can't
imagine today. Bill Rosenblatt tells us how that achievement
came about, and the ideas that were jettisoned on the trip,
in "Solving the Dilemma of Copyright Protection."

Some ideas seem great at the time, but they are just not
right for the time. The Internet Public Library may be one
of them. The IPL came out of the traditions of public
libraries espoused by Ben Franklin and Andrew Carnegie, but
the Internet has no town meeting and very little true
selflessness in a communal sense. Lorrie LeJeune writes
about a lovely project that just won't make it in "Before
Its Time."

And this issue I check in with my own lessons, learned as
I put The Chronicle of Higher Education on the Internet
-- one of the first full-text newspapers to grace the 'net.
I reveal some of the mistakes I made, the expectations I
didn't meet, and, yes, the success of "Pioneering an
Online Newspaper."

Come read and enjoy!

--Judith Axler Turner

The Journal of Electronic Publishing
December, 1997 Volume 3, Issue 2
ISSN 1080-2711

Judith Axler Turner, Principal
Turner Consulting Group
(202) 986-3463
>>When you are serious about the Internet<<

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 12:17:48 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul groves <paul.groves@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Announcement: New Reports from the Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature Project

Apologies for cross-posting



The Virtual Seminars Project (funded under JISC's JTAP initiative) is
pleased to announce the availability of two new reports:

"Digitising the Primary Source Material at the English Faculty Library,
University of Oxford" - Dr. Stuart Lee


This brief report describes the stages gone through and equipment
used in the digitisation of Wilfred Owen's manuscripts and other
material from the special collections room at the English Faculty
Library, University of Oxford

"Electronic publishing and issues of information access, preservation, and
copyright: a case-study of the Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature
Project." - Jennifer Haigh (now Jennifer Goodfellow)

(with frames - for contents etc.)

(without frames)

This case-study was submitted in partial fulfillment of the
requirements of the degree of MA of University College London.
With the permission of UCL and the student in question, it was
felt appropriate that this case study be made publically available
from the Virtual Seminars Web site.

In addition to these two reports, the monthly reports detailing the
activities of the project have been brought more up to date.

Paul Groves
Project Officer

Stuart Lee
Project Manager

Paul Groves Email: paul.groves@oucs.ox.ac.uk
JTAP Project Officer Fax: +44 (0)1865 273 275
Humanities Computing Unit Tel: +44 (0)1865 273 226
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Oxford, England. OX2 6NN

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 10:27:55 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Visual Arts Data Service Survey

December 2, 1997

The Visual Arts Data Service (one component of the UK's Arts & Humanities
Data Service) has produced a survey of potential user needs that it is keen
to see distributed (and completed) as widely as possible. The survey aims
to discover how electronic resources are currently used by higher education
and other visual resources organizations (including museums and art
galleries). Those completing the survey are even eligible for a cash

David Green


The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) User Survey is now available at
<http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/survey/> to fill in electronically on our website.
Those who submit the survey by 15th January 1998 will be entered into a
prize draw to win 100 GBP.

We would appreciate your assistance in circulating this URL widely to
members of the visual arts, museums and cultural heritage communities.
A paper version is also available from Catherine Grout
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Falkner Road, Farnham, GU9 7DS

This survey is intended for members of the visual arts community,
especially those involved in higher education research or
teaching. We are also interested in hearing from members of art
galleries, museums and other organisations, commercial or
public, who are involved with any aspect of the visual arts.

We are hoping that our Survey will help us to achieve the following

- To help us understand more about how electronic resources are being used
now by members of our community

- To help us target the services of VADS more closely to your electronic
information provision, creation and management needs

- To help us build up an accurate picture of what digital resources have
been already been created by you; how they are being used; and what we can
do to help you maximise your investment in these resources.

All information on the returned questionnaire will be treated confidentially

*Catherine Grout*Visual Arts Data Service Project Manager*
**Surrey Institute of Art & Design**Farnham**Surrey**
**URL: http://vads.ahds.ac.uk *tel: 01252 722441 ex 2427**


David L. Green Executive Director NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR A NETWORKED CULTURAL HERITAGE 21 Dupont Circle, NW Washington DC 20036 www-ninch.cni.org david@ninch.org 202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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