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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 49.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Eve Trager <etrager@umich.edu> (54)
             Subject: The Latest Issue of the Journal of Electronic

       [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (17)
             Subject: new CIT InfoBits

       [3] From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk> (34)
             Subject: Anthropological Index Online Update - May 2000

             Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 07:06:19 +0100
             From: Eve Trager <etrager@umich.edu>
             Subject: The Latest Issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing


    Motivational speakers like to talk about how the Chinese word for
    "crisis" is made up of the ideograms for "danger" and "opportunity."
    If a crisis is indeed a turning point, as my dictionary reminds me,
    then electronic publishing is a crisis, challenging us to rethink
    what we do and how we do it, turning in new directions.

    Here is the June 2000 issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing,
    turning in some new ideas, for your reading enjoyment:

    In this issue our JEP authors see only opportunity in the dangers
    that may beset us.

            Lessons for Sustaining Ecological Science and Policy
               Through the Internet
    C.S. (Buzz) Holling, editor of Conservation Ecology, explores how
    financial crisis helped the journal find a new opportunity.

            An Analysis of Washingtonpost.com's Live Online
    Jeffrey R. Young shows us what happens to the relationship between
    authors and readers when they join in online chats.

               Digital Workflow:
               Managing the Process Electronically
    Linda Beebe and Barbara Meyers write about how technology can give
    publishers more control over the publishing process.

               A Proposal for the Establishment of Review Boards
    Bruce Edmonds argues that open peer review and free publication can
    solve some of the problems with today's peer-review processes.

               Fair Use and Distance Learning
               in the Digital Age
    Millison Smith urges the passage of two bills currently before the
    U.S. Congress to open opportunities to telecommuting students.

               Best Practices for Digital Archiving:
               An Information Life-Cycle Approach
    Gail M. Hodge says that if we make digital archiving a part of the
    publishing process from the beginning, we will solve problems before
    they occur.

               The X(HTML) Files
    Columnist Thom Lieb details the opportunities that XHTML offers to
    publishers seeking a migratory path from danger (HTML) to opportunity

    If you have some thoughts about danger, opportunity, and crisis,
    share them in Potpourri.


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

             Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 07:06:47 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new CIT InfoBits

    The latest issue of CIT INFOBITS, for May 2000 (No. 23), is available
    online at http://www.unc.edu/cit/infobits/infobits.html (HTML format) and
    at http://www.unc.edu/cit/infobits/text/index.html (plain text format). Its
    table of contents is as follows:

    Distance Education Policy Primer
    Author Foresees No Utopian Digital Age
    The Social Life of Information
    Information for Beginning Grant Seekers
    Oxford University Press Reading Room
    Resources on Electronic Publishing
    New Textbook Guide on the Web
    Recommended Reading

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    Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
    voice: +44 (0)20 7848 2784 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 5081
    <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> <http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/>
    maui gratias agere

             Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 07:07:37 +0100
             From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk>
             Subject: Anthropological Index Online Update - May 2000

    What's happening at the AIO?

    The Recent file has just been updated with 4672 newly added references.
    These include the penultimate files covering the period 1994-1995 - a
    backlog that the online service inherited and that, thanks to heroic work by
    the staff, has now almost been removed (and will be completed by the end of
    June 2000). This has been undertaken in addition to keeping pace with current

    Other News

    Work has now started on the Retrospective Conversion for the years
    1963-1985. This is being undertaken with the generous support of the Getty
    Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and the Pilgrim Trust.

    As a consequence of this some work will be done on the exisiting data - a
    language field will be added to make it easier to find, for example, works
    only in Spanish.

    After a pause we are resuming work on an automatic notification service
    whereby registered users can receive the results of stored searches when
    the data files are updated. The online documentation files will be revised
    and expanded in the course of this.

    best wishes

    Dr David Zeitlyn,
    Hon. Editor Anthropological Index Online
    Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
    Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing,
    Department of Anthropology,
    Eliot College,
    The University of Kent,
    CT2 7NS
    Tel. +44 (0)1227 823360 direct)
    Tel: +44 (0)1227 823942 (Office)
    Fax +44 (0)1227 827289
    http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/dz/ (personal research)

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