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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 56.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Matt Kirschenbaum (52)
Subject: Blake Archive's June Update

[2] From: Eve Trager <etrager@umich.edu> (83)
Subject: The latest issue of the Journal of Electronic

[3] From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU> (53)
Subject: Version 25, Scholarly Electronic Publishing

[4] From: Marian Dworaczek <marian.dworaczek@USASK.CA> (26)
Subject: Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:15:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mgk3k@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Subject: Blake Archive's June Update

2 June 1999

The William Blake Archive <http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake> is
pleased to announce the publication of new electronic editions for two
works in Blake's emblem series: _For Children: The Gates of Paradise_
and the revised and augmented version _For the Sexes: The Gates of
Paradise_. Through a numbered series of intaglio plates with
inscriptions ranging from single words to brief aphorisms, Blake puts
the course of human life from birth to death in psychological
perspective. Some of the emblems form narrative sequences; others
exemplify mental states and their reification in the external world.
Blake etched in intaglio the eighteen plates of _For Children_ in 1793
and printed all extant copies (A-E) in the same year. The copy published
in the Archive is copy D, from the Rosenwald Collection, Library of

In about 1820, Blake revised _For Children: The Gates of Paradise_,
giving the work a new title, _For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise_,
reworking the design plates at least twice, and adding three new text
plates at the end (19-21). Plates 19-20 contain brief interpretive
statements keyed by number to the preceding design plates. The final
plate is addressed to Satan as the "God of This [fallen] World." Copies
A and B were probably printed c. 1820. Copies C and D, plus a large
group of impressions never collated into complete copies by Blake but
now divided into what are designated as copies J-N, date from c. 1825.
Copies E-I are probably posthumous. We now publish copy D, from the
collection of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

Both electronic editions have newly edited SGML-encoded texts and new
images scanned and color-corrected from first-generation 4x5"
transparencies; they are each fully searchable for both text and images
and supported by the Inote and ImageSizer applications described in our
previous updates.

With the publication of these two titles, the Archive now contains 33
copies of 18 separate books, including at least one copy of every one of
Blake's works in illuminated printing except the 100 plates of
_Jerusalem_ (forthcoming).

Also, we are pleased to announce that a Tour of the Archive is now
available online. Through a sequence of several dozen graphical
screenshots linked to narrative commentary, the Tour introduces users to
the basic organization and structure of the Archive, the features of its
interface, its search options, and the function of the Inote and
ImageSizer applications. The Tour is located in the "About the Archive"
wing of the site. Available as the first link off our main table of
contents page at the URL above, the "About the Archive" materials
include, in addition to the Tour, a statement of Editorial Principles
and Methodology, a Frequently Asked Questions list, a Technical Summary,
and an updated version of the article-length Plan of the Archive
detailing our intentions with regard to Blake's non-illuminated
works--and more. We hope that the Tour, together with these other
materials, will prove valuable both to our own growing user community
and to scholars interested in the theory and practice of electronic
editing more generally.

Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, Editors
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Technical Editor
The William Blake Archive

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 09:20:54 -0400
From: Eve Trager <etrager@umich.edu>
Subject: The latest issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing


The June 1999 issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing
< http://www.press.umich.edu/jep > is now available for your reading enjoyment.
As usual, it is chock-full of insightful articles, good ideas, and
provocative suggestions. And no matter what your involvement in electronic
publishing, you will find the authors from outside your area are as
interesting as those inside.

We have two articles on archiving:

The Unsettled State of Archiving
Linda Beebe and Barbara Meyers, publishing consultants, take a broad look
at archiving, reviewing current programs and new studies, and conclude that
it's not time to declare a winner: more players have to put more effort
into the game.

Ensuring Long-Term Access to Online Publications
Margaret E. Phillips, manager of the electronic unit of the National
Library of Australia, tells how the library has cobbled together custom and
off-the-shelf software, and established some standards and relationships,
to begin the process of archiving online publications.

We have three case studies:

A Case Study at the Reference Frontier
Claudia Loebbecke. a professor of electronic commerce at Copenhagen
Business School, reveals how the Danish publisher KRAK put its directories
online and built on its corporate structure to aim for success, despite a

National Academy Press:
A Case Study
Barbara Kline Pope, director of the press, tells why the National Academy
decided to give away its intellectual property, what happened, and why she
thinks others might consider doing the same.

A Case Study
Bernard Rous, director of the ACM Publications Board, writes about the
ongoing saga of ACM's online-subscription service, which required a major
change in marketing and packaging.

And we have other valuable articles:

A Subscription Agent's Role in Electronic Publishing
Andrew Knibbe details how the intermediary service he works for is changing
to retain its customer base in the new disintermediated world of electronic

Forget Fast Revenue Streams:
Use Your Web Presence to Build Your Franchise
Peter Krasilovsky, whose consulting work with some of the country's largest
franchises has given him a unique vantage, applies the lessons he has
learned to online publishing.

A Primer on Public-Key Cryptography
If online security and cryptography confuse you, the explanation by Jessica
Polito, who teaches mathematics at Tufts University, will make it all clear.

Our own Thom Lieb, contributing editor, has another good piece:

Content + Commerce = Conflict
He warns us that it's hard to separate advertising and editorial on line,
but reputable publishers need to draw that line well.

Finally, we've snagged some fine reprints. If you've read them, you'll
enjoy seeing them again. And if you have not read them, they are definitely
must-read articles:

Why Do Some Electronic-Only Journals Struggle, While Others Flourish?
The headline on this reprint from The Chronicle of Higher Education says it

Competition and Cooperation:
The Transition to Electronic Scholarly Journals
AT&T Labs' Andrew Odlyzko looks at low-circulation journals that are sold
mainly to libraries, and traces their options online.

Publishers' Rights and Wrongs in the Cyberage
Thomas G. Field, Jr. brings his expertise in intellectual-property law to
some of the big IP issues online.


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

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 09:39:32 -0400
From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU>
Subject: Version 25, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 25 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
990 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet and other networks.

HTML: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>
Acrobat: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf>
Word: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.doc>

The HTML document is designed for interactive use. Each
major section is a separate file. There are live links to
sources available on the Internet. It can be can be searched using
Boolean operators.

The HTML document also includes Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources,
a collection of links to related Web sites:


The Acrobat and Word files are designed for printing.
Each file is over 200 KB.

(Revised sections in this version are marked with an asterisk.)

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues*
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History*
2.2 General Works*
2.3 Library Issues*
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History*
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
3.4 General Works*
3.5 Library Issues*
3.6 Research*
4 General Works*
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*
5.2 License Agreements*
5.3 Other Legal Issues
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Classification, and Metadata*
6.2 Digital Libraries*
6.3 General Works*
6.4 Information Conversion, Integrity, and Preservation*
7 New Publishing Models*
8 Publisher Issues*
8.1 Electronic Commerce/Copyright Systems
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies by the Same Author
Appendix B. About the Author

Best Regards,

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems,
University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX
77204-2091. E-mail: cbailey@uh.edu. Voice: (713) 743-9804.
Fax: (713) 743-9811.


Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 09:40:32 -0400
From: Marian Dworaczek <marian.dworaczek@USASK.CA>
Subject: Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information

The June 1st, 1999 edition of the "Subject Index to Literature on
Electronic Sources of Information" is available at:


The page-specific "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of
Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A
Bibliography" (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of
electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials,
periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected
works. Over 900 titles were identified and indexed in great detail for
this project. Thousands of URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) were added to
various entries. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously

Introduction, which includes sample search and instructions how to use the
Subject Index and the Bibliography, is located at:


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*University of Saskatchewan Libraries *
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