14.0135 new on WWW: E Asian, digital preservation, Rossetti!

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Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 10:09:08 CUT

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 135.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

      [1] From: Nigel Williamson <N.P.Williamson@sheffield.ac.uk> (21)
            Subject: New on the Web

      [2] From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (37)
            Subject: Two Major Reports on Digital Preservation

      [3] From: "Jerome J. McGann" (25)

            Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 10:36:14 +0100
            From: Nigel Williamson <N.P.Williamson@sheffield.ac.uk>
            Subject: New on the Web

    The Electronic Texts in East Asian Languages Pilot Project are pleased to
    announce the publication on the web of their first Electronic Text. The work
    "Shin Nihon no Shis˘ Genri" (The Ideological Principles of the New Japan)
    was written by the eminent Japanese philosopher Miki Kiyoshi and is provided
    in Japanese with a parallel English translation. Both versions of the text
    are full annotated and include a line by line comparisons.

    The project web site is: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~jsgml/

    Access to this text is free and comments and feedback are welcomed.


    Nigel Williamson

    Nigel Williamson Tel: 0114 222 3099
    Arts and Humanities Liaison Fax: 0114 222 1199
    Corporate Information and Computing Services
    Computer Centre, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RF

    Local host for DRH2000: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~drh2000
    Email: drh2000@shef.ac.uk

            Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 14:58:57 CDT
            From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
            Subject: Two Major Reports on Digital Preservation

                   _Two Major Reports on Digital Preservation_

       I recently learned about two major reports relating to the issues
    surrounding digital preservation and believe that they will be of interest
    to MyWebColleagues.

      The first of these was prepared by Gail Hodge of Information International
    Associates on behalf of the International Council for Scientific and
    Technical Information (ICSTI) [http://www.icsti.org/ ]. The publication,
    _Digital Electronic Archiving: The State of the Art and the State of the
    Practice_ was published in April 1999. It is accessible at the following


                         [Table of Contents]

                         [Executive Summary]

                          [Main Report]

      The second is a report prepared by a committee for the National Academy of
    Sciences (NAS) and provides recommendations on the digital preparedness and
    the Library of Congress in collecting and preserving digital resources. A
    general summary of the report recently appeared in the New York Times on
    July 27 2000 ["Saving The Nation's Digital Legacy" / by Katie Hafner
    ( http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/07/circuits/articles/27libr.html )

    [NB: This article was also published as "Library of Congress Lags in
    Archiving Digital Preservation" in the July 26th NYTimes Web edition ]

    [NOTE: A free account is required to access this article]

    The title of the report is _LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of
    Congress_. The Library of Congress (LoC) commissioned the study. The
    report's recommendations are more fully described in a press release
    available from the LoC [http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2000/00-100.html ]

      A *pre-publication* copy of the report is available at:


    /Gerry McKiernan
    Theoretical Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011


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            Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 10:24:09 -0400 (EDT)
            From: "Jerome J. McGann" <jjm2f@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>


    This announces the online release of the first installment of The Rossetti
    Archive. It can be accessed at the following address:

    There are more than 10,000 files in this installment, which will be most
    useful for teaching and research focussed on the 1870 _Poems_. But the
    installment has copious materials on all of DGR's works, textual as well
    as pictorial and design.

    This release is in fact a "research installment" and lacks certain
    functionalities that will be added this fall. A brief "Preface to the
    First Installment" is pasted into the first page of the general
    Introduction to the Archive, which is accessed from the "work in progress"
    link on the homesite page.

    For those interested in the subjects of humanities computing, electronic
    editing, theory of textuality, and related matters, I recommend that you
    look at the materials in the section headed "Resources".

    We of course welcome any feedback, critical in particular. And we hope
    that students and scholars find as much pleasure and instruction in this
    work -- there will be four installments -- as we have had in building it.

    Jerome McGann

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