21.006 new on WWW: 19C Qur'an; Ubiquity 8.18

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 21:48:04 +0100

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   [1] From: "Prof. Roger Boyle" <roger_at_COMP.LEEDS.AC.UK> (7)
         Subject: digitisation of a C19th copy of the Qur'an

   [2] From: ubiquity <ubiquity_at_HQ.ACM.ORG> (23)
         Subject: Ubiquity 8.18

         Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 21:44:23 +0100
         From: "Prof. Roger Boyle" <roger_at_COMP.LEEDS.AC.UK>
         Subject: digitisation of a C19th copy of the Qur'an

We have created a resource at

This is a digitisation and backlit digitisation of a C19th copy of the Qur'an.

This is a prototype site. I'd be interest in feedback on oversights and/or
its utility.

Please feel free to publicise this resource widely.


         Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 21:45:07 +0100
         From: ubiquity <ubiquity_at_HQ.ACM.ORG>
         Subject: Ubiquity 8.18

This Week in Ubiquity:

Volume 8, Issue 18

May 8, 2007 =96 May 15, 2007

       Ubiquity has received permission to publish=20
an excerpt from a new book by Michael A. Peters,=20
professor at the University of Illinois at=20
Urbana-Champaign and the University of Glasgow.=20
The book is titled "Knowledge Economy,=20
Development and the Future of Higher Education,"=20
and Ubiquity associate editor A. Triptahi writes=20
of it: "Prophetically, almost thirty years ago=20
Jean-Fran=E7ois Lyotard forecast the end of the=20
modern research university based on Enlightenment=20
principles. He envisaged the emergence of=20
technical institutes in the service of the=20
information-rich global multinationals."
       The excerpted material is Chapter 11 of=20
Professor Peters's book. Though not extremely=20
short, it is well worth reading by information and computer professionals.

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