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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 321.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (35)
Subject: IATH publishes Research Reports, sixth series

[2] From: Judith Turner <judith@turner.net> (83)
Subject: The December Issue of The Journal of Electronic

[3] From: Merrilee Proffitt <mproffit@library.berkeley.edu> (43)
Subject: Bancroft's Honeyman Digital Archive now On-line (fwd)

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:22:52 -0500
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: IATH publishes Research Reports, sixth series

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities announces the
publication of its sixth annual series of research reports, now available at:


This year's reports include:

Michael Levenson, "Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London"
(includes preliminary VRML Models of the Crystal Palace, full-text SGML
editions (using the TEI DTD) of _London: A Pilgrimage_ by Dore and Jerrold
and _London Labour and the London Poor, Volume One_ by Henry Mayhew, as
well as extracts from the London Times, London Mortality Statistics, and
London Population Statistics)

Kirk Martini, "Patterns of Reconstruction at Pompeii" (a study of the Forum
at the civic center of Pompeii, using digital photogrammetry to document
the geometry and construction of key areas of the building, plus three
dimensional modelling to depict the state of the building in various states
of damage and repair)

Katherin Wentworth Rinne, "Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of
Rome" (An interactive archive of the hydrological history and urban
development of the city of Rome from 753 BC to the present day. The study
is based on completely new computer maps created especially for this
project. The cartographic material is supplemented by historic photographs,
maps, prints and texts.)

Marion E. Roberts, "The Salisbury Project" (an archive of color photographs
designed for teachers, students and scholars who wish to study the
cathedral and town of Salisbury. Phase I of the project consists of views
of the exterior of the cathedral, in an SGML data structure that uses the

Significant new material is also available in some of the previous series
of research reports, in particular the fifth series (see the Blake,
Whitman, and Dickinson projects), the fourth series (see the Mayan
Epigraphic Database and the Sixties project), the third series (See the
Waxweb project), and the first series (see the Valley of the Shadow
project). Also, new software packages are available (with more coming
soon) at http://www.iath.virginia.edu/software.html

John Unsworth / Director, IATH / Dept. of English

Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 08:05:43 +0000
From: Judith Turner <judith@turner.net>
Subject: The December Issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Dear JEP Subscriber:

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

REFLECTIONS ON THE FUTURE: The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic

Guest Editors Joseph R. Herkert of North Carolina State University and
Christine S. Nielsen, Rollins College brought us six papers from their
NSF/IEEE Workshop on the ways social and economic factors influence
electronic publishing. And in their introduction
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/04-02/glos0402.html> they report on the
workshop and its findings.

Designing Electronic Journals
With 30 Years of Lessons from Print
Carol Tenopir, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Donald W. King
of the University of Michigan have been studying the use of paper and
electronic information sources for some 30 years. They review their work,
and make some solid suggestions for those involved in e-publishing today
and in the future.

Digital Object Identifiers:
Promise and Problems for Scholarly Publishing
Lloyd A. Davidson, Northwestern University, and Kimberley Douglas,
California Institute of Technology, wonder whether the major scientific and
technical publishers haven't bitten off more than they can chew in
establishing the DOI system. Although they see the system as necessary,
they think it may have some fatal flaws.

Archival Journals:
Perspectives Gained by E-Publishing IEEE Transactions on Education
Marion O. Hagler and William M. Marcy of Texas Tech University; Janet C.
Rutledge of the National Science Foundation; and Ted E. Batchman of the
University of Nevada at Reno worked together on a series of experimental
publications on CD-ROM. They write about what led to their success.

Living Reviews in Relativity:
Thinking and Developing Electronically
Long-time JEP readers will remember that "Living Reviews in Relativity" was
the subject of a September, 1997 article. Now that electronic-only journal
is actually up on the Web, and Jennifer Wheary, Lee Wild, Bernard Schutz,
and Christina Weyher, all from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational
Physics in Potsdam, Germany, tell how the reality of being "live" changed
their approach.

Into a Glass Darkly: One Scientist's View
Geoscientist R. Keith Raney of Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics
Laboratory feels "more angst than enthusiasm" about e-publishing, and tells
why he sees it offering little advantage and many problems.

Logins and Bailouts:
Measuring Access, Use, and Success in Digital Libraries
Ann Peterson Bishop was one of the principal researchers on the Digital
Library Initiative project at the University of Illinois, and she was
surprised to find that she is one of the few researchers anywhere to look
at the most obvious problem with using electronic information -- not being
able to get in the door.

In addition to the socioeconomics reports, we bring you an article on math,
and one on poetry, plus our own Thom Lieb:

The Demands on Electronic Journals in the Mathematical Sciences
Mark Steinberger of the State University of New York at Albany, is editor
in chief of the "New York Journal of Mathematics." He says there are simply
not enough good ways to represent math on the Web, and writes about the
accommodations math journals have to make.

Tagging the Rossetti Archive:
Methodologies and Praxis
Andrew Stauffer, newly at California State University at Los Angeles, was a
major contributor to the University of Virginia's Rossetti Archive, and he
helped that group come up with inventive ways to mold SGML and HTML to the
special needs of the romantic artist and poet.

Where Do You Think You're Going Today?
Thom Lieb, JEP's contributing editor, challenges Web authors and publishers
to create links that help readers understand what their clicks will do. As
usual, his research has led him to some good ideas that you can incorporate


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

Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 12:01:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Merrilee Proffitt <mproffit@library.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Bancroft's Honeyman Digital Archive now On-line (fwd)


Bancroft's Honeyman Digital Archive now On-line

BERKELEY, CA - December 1, 1998 -- The Bancroft Library of the University
of California is pleased to announce the completion of The Robert B.
Honeyman, Jr. Collection Digital Archiving Project. This project, the
first digitization project funded by the Library Services and Technology
Act through the California State Library, has made the Robert B. Honeyman,
Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial
Material available on the internet. This important research collection,
which has never before been published in its entirety, has now been made
accessible through high resolution digital representations of each item in
the collection accompanied by detailed descriptions and subject and format

The Honeyman collection is comprised of over 2300 items dated from ca.
1790 to ca. 1900, including original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings,
prints, ephemera and other materials related to the old West, with
emphasis on the early California and Gold Rush periods. Included are
sketches from important early expeditions, the changing landscape of the
West under the impact of westward migration, the development of towns and
cities, early settlements, California missions, railroads, Gold Rush
scenes, pioneer and frontier life, native populations, social history and
other topics.

The Honeyman project is the first major contributor to the Museums and the
Online Archive of California (MOAC) project which seeks to establish best
practices for including museum collections within the California Digital
Library's Online Archive of California (OAC). The Honeyman project uses
the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard, an SGML descriptive
standard maintained by the Library of Congress, and will serve, in
collaboration with other MOAC participants, as a model implementation of
the EAD standard for museum and special collections.

As the newest entry into the Online Archive of California - a union
database of primary resources available in repositories throughout the
state - the Honeyman Digital Archive will become part of the California
Heritage Collection. Residing within the OAC, the California Heritage
Collection is a digital repository comprised of over 30,000 images related
to the history of California and the West from selected collections held
by The Bancroft Library and will now be the home of the Robert B.
Honeyman, Jr. Collection digital archive. The Robert B. Honeyman, Jr.
Collection can be browsed within the California Heritage Collection at:

Mary W. Elings, Project Archivist (melings@library.berkeley.edu)
Eva Garcelon, Project Archivist (egarcelo@library.berkeley.edu)

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