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Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:52:56 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 571.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (53)
Subject: RLG Preservation Report Available

[2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (10)
Subject: XML

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:41:52 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: RLG Preservation Report Available

The correct URL for the RLG Page cited is

April 19, 1999

"Digital Preservation Needs and Requirements in RLG Member Institutions"

reserv/digpres.html from Europe>.

>Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 14:59:16 +0100 ()
>>From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk>
>To: ahds-all@mailbase.ac.uk

RLG Digital Preservation Report

The report "Digital Preservation Needs and Requirements in RLG Member
Institutions" is available on the RLG Web site
preserv/digpres.html from Europe>.

This report contains the results of the 1998 study of RLG members'
current practices, needs, and plans for preserving their
growing collections of digital holdings.

The study, conducted during 1998 by Margaret Hedstrom,
Associate Professor at the School of Information, University of
Michigan, and Sheon Montgomery, Graduate Research Assistant, is
based on an extensive written survey - to which 54 members
responded - plus phone interviews with over a dozen collection
administrators. The result is an up-to-date, carefully interpreted
picture of the current state of digital preservation
and the key concerns and expectations from an
international cross-section of the RLG membership.

The report is available in two versions: an HTML document for
online browsing or a PDF document optimized for printing.

Neil Beagrie Tel: +44 (0)171 873 5076
Collections and Standards Officer Fax: +44 (0)171 873 5080
The Executive
Arts and Humanities Data Service Email: neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK

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, 22 Apr 1999 19:42:35 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: XML

>> From: Gregory Murphy <Gregory.Murphy@eng.sun.com>


Much press has been devoted to XML and related, emerging standards as of late.
Most of it is pretty bad. A rare exception is an article in this month's
Scientific American, which gives a good, generalized, layman's intro to the
topic. Read it on-line at:


- Gregory Murphy
Software Engineer
Solaris Software
Sun Microsystems

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