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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 416.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cbailey@UH.EDU> (54)
             Subject: Version 29, Scholarly Electronic Publishing

       [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (36)
             Subject: Social aspects of Internet penetration in Latin

             Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 06:15:00 +0000
             From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cbailey@UH.EDU>
             Subject: Version 29, Scholarly Electronic Publishing

    Version 29 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
    is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
    1,100 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 97: <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 290 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: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 06:16:19 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Social aspects of Internet penetration in Latin

    Greetings Scholars,

    The February 2000 issue of of the journal Current History contains an
    interesting article called "The Hall of Mirrors: The Internet in Latin
    America," by Ricardo Gomez of the International Development Research
    Center in Ottawa, Canada. --an important essay to read--

    The site of Current History Journal is at <http://www.currenthistory.com>
    Please look for Current Issue (February 2000) -BTW, you have to register
    there to get the article in full!!

    Points Related to the article:
    Latin American Internet users, like those in the developed world, "may be
    merely surfing the labyrinth of Babel dreamt by Borges: a library in
    which the contents matter far less than the apparent infinity of its

    "Half a century ago, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges published two
    short stories, "The Library of Babel" and "The Aleph". The first one
    describes an infinite library containing every book imaginable. The second
    speaks of a place in which one can seel all things that exist in all
    places, from all possible angles and perspectives, in that single place
    and time. Although we cannot quite imagine what Borges would have thought
    of the Internet had he lived to experience it, these two images are
    increasingly being used in the region to describe the hall of mirrors that
    is the Internet today in Latin America".

    The author has mentioned, the name of Italian philosopher, Giovanni
    Sartori..who has analyzed the banalization of knowledge and culture
    through television and claims it is only made worse in cyberspace.

    Author Gomez has also discussed the techniques and philosophy of
    'Cybereducation', besides Internet Guerrillas in the article.

    The author, Ricardo Gomez, has also written on "The Nostalgia of Virtual
    Community" published in "Information Technology and People" Journal, vol
    11, no. 3.

    "The Library of Babel" can be read at

    I hope, you will enjoy the above ideas! Recently, this article is making
    news in Latin America..and rest of the World!

    Arun Kumar Tripathi

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