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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 445.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 15:28:57 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: A Word from One of our Sponsors

>> From: MICHAEL NEUMAN <neuman@guvax.georgetown.edu>

Loyal participants of Humanist (and lurkers too) include many once and
future members of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. To
those of you waiting for a propitious time to join: this is it.

Our fine journal, Computers and the Humanities, now has editors based
both in North America and Europe, and the quality of issues has improved as
standards for acceptance have become more rigorous. Several special issues
are in the pipeline, including one (expected fall, 1998) featuring selected
papers from the recent conference at Brown University celebrating the 10th
anniversary of the Text Encoding Initiative and looking forward to the
emergence of XML (Extensible Markup Language).

If you join ACH for 1998, your membership includes a subscription to
CHum for the 1998 issues (volume 32). But because publication of the
journal is running somewhat behind schedule, the issues coming out now
are still from the 1997 series (volume 31). This means there will be a
delay before you can start receiving 1998 issues, but it also means we can
still offer members [both recent and forthcoming] a 1997 subscription for
only $50 (our cost).

In other respects, thanks to the efforts of our members and a dedicated
Council, ACH in the past two years has broadened its scope and focused
its organizational commitments. Collaborative arrangements with our
sister organization, the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing,
have increased, and last year's excellent joint international conference at
Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, will be followed by ALLC-
ACH98 at Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen, Hungary, July 5th
through the 10th. On the national scene, ACH has become a participating
member in the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage and is
in the process of applying for membership in the American Council of
Learned Societies. Membership has increased, thanks in part to new
interest in ACH by librarians and other participants in digital library
activities. For more details, visit the ACH Web site at www.ach.org.

Another reason to join ACH now is that all members as of December 15th
will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. The ACH Nominating
Committee has prepared an excellent slate of candidates for President,
Vice President, three new members of the Executive Council, and one
replacement position. Ballots, incidentally, must be postmarked by
January 15, 1998.

In summary, this is an excellent time to (re-)join the Association for
Computers and the Humanities, and you can do this from the Web site (via
credit card) or by sending $65 dues to
Charles D. Bush, Treasurer
Association for Computers and the Humanities
3060 JKHB
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602 USA

Regards and best wishes for a smooth transition to happy holidays,

Mike Neuman, President
Association for Computers and the Humanities

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