12.0054 on WWW: VRoma, JEP, Hellinomnimon

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 22:56:49 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 54.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (37)

[2] From: Eve Trager <etrager@umich.edu> (80)
Subject: The latest issue of The Journal of Electronic

[3] From: Han Baltussen <Han.Baltussen@kcl.ac.uk> (46)

Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:38:17 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>

May 29, 1998


>From: Carolyn Kotlas <carolyn_kotlas@unc.edu>
>To: infobits@unc.edu
>IAT INFOBITS May 1998 No. 59 ISSN 1071-5223
>INFOBITS is an electronic service of the Institute for Academic
>Technology's Information Resources Group. Each month we monitor and
>select from a number of information technology and instruction
>technology sources that come to our attention and provide brief notes
>for electronic dissemination to educators.



The VRoma Project: A Virtual Community for Teaching and Learning
Classics is an online "place," modeled upon the ancient city of Rome,
where students and instructors can interact live, hold courses and
lectures, and share resources for the study of the ancient world. The
two-year project, funded by a $190,000 grant from the Teaching with
Technology Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, seeks
to address two related issues: "to improve and expand the teaching of
classical languages and cultures through technology-assisted
collaboration between and among undergraduate and secondary school
Classics programs; and to enhance students' learning of these topics
through the excitement, immediacy, and 'virtual re-creation of lost
contexts' that modern technology can expedite."

Project resources include texts, commentaries, images, maps, and
teaching materials. Participants can explore a virtual city set in 150
A.D. through Vroma's MOO (an object oriented MUD, a type of
multi-player interactive game environment). The project also supports
two intensive two-week summer workshop involving college and high
school Classics faculty. The second workshop will be held July 14-25,
1998, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

For more information, link to Vroma at http://vroma.rhodes.edu/

Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 06:17:31 +0100
From: Eve Trager <etrager@umich.edu>
Subject: The latest issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Dear JEP Subscriber:

The June 1998 issue of "The Journal of Electronic Publishing"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep> is now available for your reading

Reflections on the Revolution:
Moving from Print to Electronic Publishing

"Remember, remember always that all of us, and you
and I especially, are descended from immigrants and
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"You have reckoned that history ought to judge the
past and to instruct the contemporary world as to
the future. The present attempt does not yield to
that high office. It will merely tell how it
actually happened."

--Leopold von Ranke

Guest Editor Bill Kasdorf has brought together the stories
of how this revolution in publishing that we are
experiencing actually happened. Our authors this issue are
the immigrants and revolutionists, those who lived in the
world of paper and have taken up the cause of electronic
publication. As Bill says, these articles will not give you
all the answers, but the experiences and insights of these
writers may help you ask the right questions, think the
issues through more thoroughly, and assess the options more

Bill Kasdorf, president of Impressions, a company that
helps publishers no matter what their medium, looks at
recent publishing history and the foxhole mentality that
has former competitors sharing their knowledge to
everyone's benefit.

Sylvia Miller, executive editor of Scribner Reference,
explores the ways electronic products impose new
managerial and organizational challenges while
delivering dynamic and powerful products.

Martin Hensel, president of Texterity, explains how a
single electronic product -- in this case Mosby's GenRx
-- can change a company's publishing profile and its
bottom line.

On the journal side, Gerry Grenier, director of
development for WileyInterscience, reviews Wiley's
history from publishing a single electronic journal to
a large-scale program for publishing more than 400
print scientific, technical, and medical journals

Kate Wittenberg, editor in chief for Columbia University
Press, describes the innovative CIAO project that blurs
the traditional distinction among publishing categories,
combining working papers, articles, and scholarly

Bill Kasdorf's is the first of the three more technical
articles, and his reveals the distinctions between SGML
and PDF, and where knowledgeable publishers will use each
-- or a combination.

Tony Hicks, of the University of California Press, offers
a surprisingly engaging, accessible piece on the importance
of ISO 12083, a controversial publishing-industry DTD. It
is required reading for any publisher considering SGML.

Chris Kartchner, president of CDIS, INC., uncovers what
he believes is the most effective underpinning for a
multi-media publishing strategy, the content-management

Finally, Thom Lieb gives us more practical information about
online publishing, this issue exploring accessibility, both
logical and technological. He also shows us graphically what
tomorrow's technology will bring in "Access Control."


Judith Axler Turner
The Journal of Electronic Publishing
(202) 986-3463

Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 11:56:49 +0100 (BST)
From: Han Baltussen <Han.Baltussen@kcl.ac.uk>

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 18:01:40 +0200
>From: "Antreas P. Hatzipolakis" <xpolakis@hol.gr>
>To: classics@u.washington.edu
>Excerpt from the Projects Page:
>Hellinomnimon is a digital library which consists of all the philosophical
>and scientific manuscripts written in Greek from 1600 to 1821. The first
>phase of Hellinomnimon has been completed from September 1995 to
>September 1997. This phase involved the process of digitizing all the
>books. The second phase involves the analogous processes for the
>manuscripts and is projected to be completed by 2002.
>The totality of the philosophical and scientific corpus written in the Greek
>language from 1600 to 1821 consists of two large categories. The first
>category consists of the books which had been published in Vienna, Venice,
>Paris, Constantinople, and Leipzig. These comprise 204 volumes of 53,000
>pages in total. The second category contains the manuscripts - those
>written by the respective authors or the copies of extant originals. These
>make up a volume of over 500,000 pages. Among other places, these
>manuscripts are to be found in the various National and private libraries in
>Greece, France and Russia, in the Library of the Patriarchates in Istanbul,
>Jerusalem and Alexandria, in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, in various
>libraries of Turkey as well as in libraries of monasteries in Greece,
>Rumania, Bulgaria and Russia.
>Please visit the web Page for more. Its URL:
> http://sat1.space.noa.gr/hellinomnimon/project.htm

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