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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 458.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    Sarah Porter <sarah.porter@computing-               (39)
             Subject: Sphakia Survey Internet Edition
       [2]   From:    Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas@email.unc.edu>               (22)
             Subject: CIT INFOBITS -- October 2000
             Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 08:24:21 +0000
             From: Sarah Porter <sarah.porter@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
             Subject: Sphakia Survey Internet Edition
    Lucia Nixon, Simon Price, Jennifer Moody, Oliver Rackham, Sophie Clarke and
    Sarah Porter are proud to announce that the new Sphakia Survey website is
    now online at:
    The Sphakia Survey is an interdisciplinary archaeological project
    studying life in this remote and rugged part of Crete, from the time that
    people arrived in the area (by ca 3000 BC), until the end of Ottoman rule
    in AD 1900.  It involves the use of environmental, archaeological,
    documentary, and local information collected over a 13-year period.
    The Sphakia Survey Internet Edition is part of the final publication of
    the project.  It is intended for a number of different user groups: the
    general public (including inhabitants of Sphakia); students; professional
    archaeologists and historians.  The website operates on several different
    levels, from introductory to specialist: introductory material about the
    Sphakia Survey, plus republication of our preliminary articles, including
    one in Greek, with colour illustrations; clips from our video about
    Sphakia; a database giving outline information about all our
    environmental zones, regions and sites (with over a thousand colour
    pictures); a teaching database designed to introduce students to the uses
    of survey data (again with many colour pictures); and a presentation
    about fabric analysis (with pictures of a selection of our fabrics).
    Please have a look at the site.  Note the teaching section, which
    includes specific questions to introduce students to the interpretation
    of survey data.  If appropriate, please think about using it in your own
    This is the first version of the web site and we would warmly welcome
    your help in improving the site.  Please contact us if you would be
    willing to fill in a short questionnaire (hcdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk), or see the
    feedback form on the web site.  Suggestions for improvements should be
    received by 31 December 2000.
    The Sphakia Survey is directed by Lucia Nixon (Magdalen College, Oxford)
    Jennifer Moody (Baylor University), with senior participation of Simon
    (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)  and Oliver Rackham (Corpus Christi College,
    Cambridge).  The website was developed with Sarah Porter and Sophie
    Clarke of the Humanities Computing Development Team (Oxford University):
             Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 08:30:27 +0000
             From: Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas@email.unc.edu>
             Subject: CIT INFOBITS -- October 2000
    CIT INFOBITS	October 2000		No. 28		ISSN 1521-9275
    About INFOBITS
    INFOBITS is an electronic service of the University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill's Center for Instructional Technology. Each month the
    CIT's Information Resources Consultant monitors and selects from a
    number of information technology and instructional technology sources
    that come to her attention and provides brief notes for electronic
    dissemination to educators.
    Evaluation of Learning Technology
    2000 Campus Desktop Computing Survey
    Surveying the Digital Future
    Virtual Worlds as Learning Environments
    The Cost of Technology Support in Higher Education
    English Dominates -- Or Does It?
    Online Database of Scholars' Articles
    Modern Monsters Site
    Recommended Reading
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    INFOBITS is also available online on the World Wide Web site 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).
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