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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 458.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (73)
Subject: Art on Film Online

[2] From: Debra Steidel Wall (31)
Subject: NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)

[3] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (4)
Subject: NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) Evaluation

[4] From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk> (25)
Subject: At calendar and TOC now updated live on web

[5] From: Matt Kirschenbaum (39)
Subject: Blake Archive update

[6] From: Amistad at Mystic Seaport (39)
Subject: exploring Amistad Web site Launched

[7] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (4)

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 15:37:31 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Art on Film Online

December 11, 1997

Includes Fully Searchable Database of More Than
25,000 Films, Videos, and New Media on the Arts

Brooklyn, New York. The Program for Art on Film, Inc. today announced
the launch of its newly expanded Web site, ART ON FILM ONLINE,
located at <http://www.artfilm.org>.

Art on Film Online features a fully searchable version of the
Program's renowned Art on Screen Database an annotated research index
to more than 25,000 films, videos, and new media on the visual arts.
Subjects covered in the Database include painting, drawing,
sculpture, architecture, archaeology, photography, decorative arts,
design, costume, and more. Access to the Database will be free during
an initial introductory period.

"The Program for Art on Film is pleased to offer this unique service
online, making it even more accessible to arts and media
professionals," says Executive Director Nadine Covert. "Art on Film
Online is an important international forum for art and architecture
on screen."

Other new Web site features include:

* Art on Screen E-News, an electronic version of the Program's Art
on Screen newsletter, featuring up-to-the-minute information on
international festivals and film programs, news of colleagues in the
field, and reviews of new films, videos, CD-ROMs, and books.

* Art & Architecture Discussion Group, an electronic forum for
visual arts media professionals, including media producers, museum
personnel, librarians, and educators. (Art on Film membership

* Web Citings, an extensive listing of Internet sites of interest
to arts and media professionals, covering: film/video/media sites,
art sites, artists' film/video sites, library resources, education
sites, and professional societies and membership organizations.

* Festival and Conference Calendars, including calendars of Art &
Architecture and Archaeology events.

* Other Resources, including Program for Art on Film research
reports, guidelines, and articles.

Support for the Program for Art on Film Web site has been provided
by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark
Foundation. The Web site was developed and is hosted by UNET 2
Corporation, New York City.

The Program for Art on Film was founded in 1984 as a joint venture
between the J. Paul Getty Trust and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Its mission is to foster a better understanding and appreciation of
the visual arts through the effective production and use of
moving-image media. An international leader in the field of visual
arts media, the Program maintains the Art on Screen Database, and has
published several major reference works drawn from Database research.
Other Program services include workshops and seminars for educators
and museum professionals, a series of short films and videos on the
visual arts, and a festival of films and videos on architecture
scheduled for January, 1998.

In 1996, the Program was restructured as an independent
non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, and relocated to Pratt
Institute's Brooklyn campus, where it is affiliated with the Graduate
School of Information & Library Science (SILS). States S. M. Matta,
Dean of SILS, "I am delighted to have the Program for Art on Film in
our School. The Program is a vivid illustration of Pratt's global
leadership in the education of artists, designers, architects, and
information managers."

Pratt Institute educates more than 3,850 undergraduate and
graduate students from around the United States and seventy foreign
nations in its schools of Architecture, Art and Design, Liberal Arts
and Sciences, Information and Library Sciences, and Professional
Studies. The 25-acre main campus is located in the historic Clinton
Hill section of Brookly, with additional classroom facilities in
the landmark Puck Building in Manhattan's SoHo district.

Nadine Covert Janet Fisher, Pratt Institute
Program for Art on Film Office of Public Relations
(718) 399-4206 (718) 636-3471
artfilm@sils.pratt.edu jfisher@pratt.edu

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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 14:10:06 -0500
From: Debra Steidel Wall <debra.wall@ARCH2.NARA.GOV>
Subject: NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) Evaluation

As part of its Electronic Access Project, the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) is constructing a nationwide, integrated
online information delivery system.

The project, a priority under the agency's Stategic Plan, will eventually
result in a virtual card catalog of all NARA holdings nationwide, including
those in the Presidential libraries and regional archives. In addition,
copies of some of NARA's most popular and significant manuscripts,
photographs, sound recordings, maps, drawings and other documents will be
digitized and available for researchers to view online through the catalog.

To complete the final functional requirements for the catalog, NARA is
undertaking an evaluation of its prototype, the NARA Archival Information
Locator (NAIL). Everyone is invited to use NAIL and to comment on its
ease of use, functionality, and terminology.

NAIL can be accessed on the World Wide Web at
http://www.nara.gov/nara/nail.html. Comments can be sent through the
online comments link or by e-mail to <nail.mailbox@arch2.nara.gov>.
Comments should be received by January 31, 1998.

Thank you.


David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 16:09:27 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) Evaluation

December 11, 1997


Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 15:55:20 +0000
From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk>
Subject: At calendar and TOC now updated live on web

The December 1997 Anthropology Today calendar of Events, as well as the
table of contents for recent issues of Anthropology Today are now available
on the web at the RAI web site.
The main RAI URL is


The calendar of events is at


and the contents pages can be accessed via

Readers may also be interested in the very foot of the main CSAC page

which now has an image of great seasonal relevance

Best wishes
david z

Dr David Zeitlyn,
Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing,
Department of Anthropology,
Eliot College, The University of Kent,
CT2 7NS, UK.
Tel. (44) 1227 764000 -Extn 3360 (or 823360 direct)
Fax (44) 1227 827289

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 12:45:13 -0500 (EST)
From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mgk3k@faraday.clas.virginia.edu>
Subject: Blake Archive update

The editors of the William Blake Archive -- Morris Eaves,
Robert Essick, and Joseph Viscomi -- are pleased to announce
that the main research and development phase of the project has
now been completed. At the present moment, the Archive contains
three copies of <cite>The Book of Thel</cite> (copies F, H, and
O) and two copies of <cite>Visions of the Daughters of
Albion</cite> (copies C and J); all of these works are fully
searchable for both text and images, and all are supported by
the unique Inote and ImageSizer applications described in our
previous updates. At this point we can now move rapidly into a
full-time production schedule, adding new illuminated books to
the Archive without pausing to address major technical issues.
Because we expect that they will be widely used in the
classroom, the first books to be added -- at or near the start
of the spring semester -- will be <cite>The Marriage of Heaven
and Hell</cite> (copy D) and <cite>Songs of Innocence and of
Experience</cite> (copy Z). Others will then follow, with the
goal of making at least one copy of each of Blake's illuminated
books available by summer. In addition, work continues on the
SGML edition of David V. Erdman's <cite>Complete Poetry and
Prose of William Blake</cite>, which we anticipate releasing
sometime in the spring semester.

Those of you who have been following our progress over the past
two years will understand that we've reached a much-anticipated
milestone. Thank you for your patience and continued interest
in the Blake Archive.

The William Blake Archive is located at:


Please forward this announcement as appropriate.

Matthew Kirschenbaum, Project Manager
The William Blake Archive
Edited by Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 14:04:41 -0500
From: Amistad at Mystic Seaport <amistad@mysticseaport.org>
Subject: exploring Amistad Web site Launched

We are delighted to announce the launching of the "Exploring Amistad" web site.
"Exploring Amistad" brings together a unique compendium of primary
historical documents about the Amistad incident, provides historical
context, offers resources for teachers, and provides opportunites for
discussion of the incident and its legacies--and it is available now at:

"Exploring Amistad" will open with a LIVE, Real Audio & chat based
interactive online discussion of the issues the Amistad incident first
brought to the fore and their continued vibrancy for Americans today. The
live webcast will be on from 6 to 8 pm EST *tonight* December 12th.

The launch forum will consider the subject of the Amistad as a series of
stories. From 1839 when it exploded into American consciousness, to the
present day this event has held powerful meanings. Why? What about the
incident made it such a spectacle in the 1830s and 40s? Why does it
continue to resonate today? What can it teach us now?

Panelists in this open discussion include:

* Fred Dalzell, Web Site Project Director, Exploring Amistad
* Mahen Bonettie, Curator of the African Film Festival at Lincoln Center
* Gloria Harper Dickinson, Department of African American Studies, College
of New Jersey
* Quentin Snediker, Amistad Project Coordinator, Mystic Seaport (building
the replica of the schooner Amistad)

Our panelist's lively dialog will address hot topics surrounding the
renewed interest in Amistad. Take a listen!

To get the most out of the Amistad discussion forum, we advise that you
visit Better Living through Radio, the host of "ExploringAmistad's" live
launch before 6pm to be sure that you have the necessary software:


Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University
Africana Studies Department at NYU
Amistad America: building the freedom schooner

Produced in part with funding from the National Endowment for the
Humanities: http://www.neh.fed.us

Guy S. Hermann ** guy@mysticseaport.org ** 860-572-5392
http://www.mysticseaport.org/ The Museum of America and the Sea
The Museum Computer Network: http://www.mcn.edu

Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 17:19:47 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>

December 12, 1997

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