13.0074 Mellon's Gutenberg

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Mon, 28 Jun 1999 22:13:44 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 74.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Norman D. Hinton" <hinton@springnet1.com> (5)
Subject: Re: 13.0067 e-publishing issues

[2] From: Francois Crompton-Roberts <F.Crompton- (20)
Subject: Re: 13.0067 e-publishing

Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1999 09:57:01 -0500
From: "Norman D. Hinton" <hinton@springnet1.com>
Subject: Re: 13.0067 e-publishing issues

The Mellon project is very fine - but one could wish they hd found name
for it that is not so similar to Project Gutenberg, a project of long
standing to put works of literature on the Web in readable, search able

Can I assume the Mellon people did this through ignorance ? Were I part
of Project Gutenberg, I would be thinking of suing.

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 15:50:43 +0000
From: Francois Crompton-Roberts <F.Crompton-Roberts@qmw.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 13.0067 e-publishing

> ...
> But Brown is in trouble. His pioneering monograph, based on new sources,
> has been turned down for publication ...
> Brown is not alone. ... young professors in
> fields ranging from military history to ancient Near Eastern studies can't
> get their work turned into books.
> Now help is on the way. Over the past five years, the New York-based Andrew
> W. Mellon Foundation has spent $20 million and teamed up with university
> presses, colleges and influential scholars to try to publish monographs on
> the Internet ...
> The project, dubbed Gutenberg-e, is aimed at expanding the definition of
> scholarly publishing...

Let's hope they find a better name to dub it with. It will cause
endless confusion with the existing "Project Gutenberg" library of
free e-texts.

Best wishes,

Francois C-R

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