12.0133 new on WWW: ALLC/ACH photos; D-Lib; Blake Archive

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 20 Jul 1998 22:29:53 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 133.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (11)
Subject: ALLC/ACH 98: personal photo essay

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (115)
Subject: July 1998 D-Lib Magazine available

[3] From: Matt Kirschenbaum (53)
Subject: Blake Archive's July Update

Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 22:41:03 -0400
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: ALLC/ACH 98: personal photo essay

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Anyone who'd like a look at the 98 ALLC/ACH conference, from the
perspective of one set of attendees, might want to see


(and those who administer humanities computing organizations won't want to
miss the "Meanwhile, Back at the Farm" section). =20

Many, many thanks to L=E1szl=F3 Hunyadi, the exemplary organizer of the
Debrecen conference, and many thanks also to his wonderfully helpful
assistants and students.

John Unsworth

Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 11:18:06 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: July 1998 D-Lib Magazine available

July 17, 1998

D-Lib Magazine (July 1988) published


Towards the Hybrid Library
Chris Rusbridge
University of Warwick

NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Libraries Initiative: A Program Manager's Perspecti=
Stephen M. Griffin
National Science Foundation

Directions for Defense Digital Libraries
Ronald L. Larsen
US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Electronic Journal Publishing: Observations from Inside
Karen Hunter
Elsevier Science

Archiving Digital Cultural Artifacts: Organizing an Agenda for Action
Peter Lyman
University of California, Berkeley
Brewster Kahle
Alexa Internet

Safeguarding Digital Library Contents and Users: Interim Retrospect and
Henry M. Gladney
IBM Almaden Research Center

Metadata: The Right Approach, An Integrated Model for Descriptive and
Rights Metadata in E-commerce
Godfrey Rust
Data Definitions

Design and Evaluation: A Review of the State-of-the-Art
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
National Research Council

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Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 15:18:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mgk3k@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Subject: Blake Archive's July Update

The latest news of work completed here at the Blake Archive. Apologies for
cross-posting. Please forward as appropriate. Matt K.


The editors of the William Blake Archive <http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake> are pleased to announce the publicatio= n of six new electronic editions of Blake's illuminated books. They are:=20

_All Religions are One_ copy A _There is No Natural Religion_ copies B, C, G, and L _Milton, a Poem_ copy C

Composed and executed in 1788, _All Religions are One_ and _There is No Natural Religion_ are Blake's first works in illuminated printing, though n= o copy of either work survives from this date. The ten plates of _All Religions_ were followed quickly by twenty _No Natural Religion_ plates in two antithetical sets (a and b series). Only one copy of _All Religions_ is extant, now in the Huntington Library, printed c. 1795 with and in the same style as _There is No Natural Religion_ copy L, the only copy consisting exclusively of the ten b-series of plates, now in The Pierpont Morgan Library. The other twelve recorded copies of this book consist of a mixture of the same eight to twelve plates, which appeared to be merely incomplete sets of proofs until it was discovered that six of these copies were 19th-century reproductions. Once the inauthentic impressions were weeded out, it became apparent that what remained was Blake's selection of = a and b plates for an abridged version of the work printed around 1794. We present copies B, C, and G of this twelve-plate work, now in the collection= s of the Yale Center for British Art, Library of Congress, and The Pierpont Morgan Library, respectively.=20

There are only four copies of _Milton_, Blake's most personal epic. Copy C, from the New York Public Library, was Blake's own copy. Printed c. 1811, it was later reconfigured and renumbered by Blake when he inserted extra plates, which he appears to have done on at least two different occasions.

All of these editions have newly edited texts and are all fully searchable for both text and images and supported by the unique Inote and ImageSizer applications described in our previous updates.

We now have twenty-two copies of thirteen illuminated books. Over this and next year, we will be adding Blake's last illuminated works, _On Homers Poetry [&] On Virgil_, _The Ghost of Abel_, and _Laocoon_, as well as _Milton_ copy D and _Jerusalem_ copy E. We will also be adding at least si= x more copies of _Songs of Innocence and of Experience_, two copies of _Songs of Innocence_, five copies of _The Marriage of Heaven and Hell_, four copie= s of _The Book of Urizen_, and two copies each of _America, a Prophecy_ and _Europe, a Prophecy_. In addition, work continues on the SGML edition of David V. Erdman's _Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake_.=20

We will continue to post updates on various lists every few months, but readers interested in the progress of the Archive can subscribe to our Blake Update list, which can be found on the Archive's Contents Page. On this page readers will also find that we have opened the top level of the Contributing Institutions Page, which provides contact information and link= s to institutions participating in the Archive. In the coming months, we plan to include color-coded and linked lists of each institution's entire Blake collection to indicate what is and is not in the Archive and what is forthcoming.

Morris Eaves Robert Essick Joseph Viscomi

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