18.626 CHum, ACH, portals and journals

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:10:35 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 626.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:05:40 +0000
         From: Daniel O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell_at_uleth.ca>
         Subject: Portals and journals

I've been thinking more about the ACH/CHum issue since last night. I wonder
if some kind of portal or meta site might not be the most useful thing. It
is not quite a replacement for CHum, but it may still fill that need for a
general outlet by packaging together material from more specialised sources.

We started the digitalmedievalist up because we felt so many of us were
reinventing wheels. Since then, I've discovered--of course--that many
others are tackling the same problem. Now the problem is becoming
discovering who is helping solve the difficulty of finding out what
everybody is up to (reminds me of a sign my father once saw on a hoarding
in Halifax: Uniters of the world! Work!).

A CHum/Humanist/ACH portal that linked through to the various journals,
sites, organisations, etc. would be a tremendous asset. Certainly in the
case of the on-line journals we would end up with a kind of metajournal: a
site that had the contents of HumanIT, ZfComputerphilologie, dare I say DM,
and (ultimately one might hope for) L&LC and the new CHum would be a very
useful place. The TEI project list is already a useful site. But an
actively edited portal would be superb.

Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD
Associate Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
Tel. (403) 329-2377
Fax. (403) 382-7191
E-mail <daniel.odonnell_at_uleth.ca>
Home Page <http://people.uleth.ca/~daniel.odonnell/>
The Digital Medievalist Project: <http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/>
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