21.535 new on WWW: Arabic prayers; JEP vol 11.1

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:02:01 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 535.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: R D Boyle <roger_at_COMP.LEEDS.AC.UK> (14)
         Subject: digitisation and backlit digitisation of Arabic

   [2] From: "Shana M Kimball" <kimballs_at_umich.edu> (92)
         Subject: JEP Volume 11.1 now online

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:49:02 +0000
         From: R D Boyle <roger_at_COMP.LEEDS.AC.UK>
         Subject: digitisation and backlit digitisation of Arabic prayers

We have created a resource at

This is a digitisation and backlit digitisation of an C18th set of
prayers in Arabic held in the Leeds library.

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.

      * Professor Roger Boyle Mail: roger_at_comp.leeds.ac.uk
      * Head, School of Computing Phone: 0113 3435487
      * University of Leeds Mobile: 0771 5049478
      * Leeds, LS2 9JT Fax: 0113 3435468
      * UK http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/roger

         Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 09:49:34 +0000
         From: "Shana M Kimball" <kimballs_at_umich.edu>
         Subject: JEP Volume 11.1 now online

Dear JEP subscribers:

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2008 issue of the
Journal of Electronic Publishing
(http://journalofelectronicpublishing.org). Below the signature I've
included our Editor's Note, which highlights some of what you'll find in
our latest issue. As always, thank you for your interest and support;
spread the word!

Best regards,

Shana Kimball
Managing Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Scholarly Publishing Office
University of Michigan

Shortly after Amy Friedlander was named director of programs of the
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) last April, we asked
her to be a JEP guest editor, reprising her roles as editor of the online
magazine, iMP: The Magazine on Information Impacts, and as editor of D-Lib
Magazine. This time, we proposed, her job would be easier: she could put
together an issue without having to first establish the editorial policies
(as she had done with iMP and D-Lib).

Gracious and hardworking as always, Amy selected ten scholars and thinkers
and invited them to contribute to a Special Issue on Communications,
Scholarly Communications and the Advanced Research Infrastructure. She
supported them through the writing and editing, and produced this stunning
collection of articles from a stellar set of authors for your edification
and reading pleasure.

In Cyberscholarship: High Performance Computing Meets Digital Libraries,
William Y. Arms takes us into the world of high-performance computing and
shows us how the scholarly enterprise can change as computer scientists
work with researchers in other fields to apply new tools to data in
digital format. (Full disclosure here: Bill was founding publisher of
D-Lib, and Amy was founding editor.)

Jeremy Birnholtz looks at another face of cyberscholarship, the effect of
having a number of researchers, often from different fields, contributing
to one finding. In When Authorship Isn=92t Enough: Lessons from CERN on the
Implications of Formal and Informal Credit Attribution Mechanisms in
Collaborative Research, Birnholtz reports on the results of months of
interviews at CERN.

New cyberinfrastructures require not only collaboration across
disciplines, but collaboration across organizations. In The Virtual
Observatory Meets the Library, G. Sayeed Choudhury tells of the lessons
learned=97academic, technological, and sociological=97when Johns Hopkins
University created an astronomical database.

Karla L. Hahn points out that the revolution in communication has come=97we
are in the midst of it, she writes=97and the train may be leaving the
station without the scholars and librarians on board. In Talk About
Talking About New Models of Scholarly Communication, she suggests ways
that these groups can get back into the discussion.

In Can Universities Dream of Electric Sheepskin? Systemic Transformations
in Higher Education Organizational Models, Charles Henry raises
fundamental questions about the nature of the university now that
communication and scholarship are so ingrained in academe.

Ronald L. Larsen reports on a workshop he co-chaired with William Arms on
the implications of large-scale digital content on network infrastructure
in On the Threshold of Cyberscholarship. His conclusion is that digital
information needs to be collected, stored, and made available in new ways

Digitization has made it possible not only to give more scholars access to
the surviving manuscripts of the Romance of the Rose that are locked in
libraries and archives around the world, it has given scholars more access
than even the original owners had in the Middle Ages. Stephen G. Nichols
tells that story in "Born Medieval": MSS. in the Digital Scriptorium.

Kathlin Smith asks the important questions of where digital objects are
kept and who is responsible for them, and begins to answer them, in
Institutional Repositories and E-Journal Archiving: What Are We Learning?

Peter Suber takes us on a whirlwind tour of the past year in Open Access
happenings in Open Access in 2007. The sheer volume of activity is its own
argument that open access is a growing trend.

Another look at open access raises the question of sustainability, both of
the approach and of the data itself. In Open Access Publishing and the
Emerging Infrastructure for 21st-Century Scholarship, Donald Waters asks,
=93open access for what and for whom and how can we ensure that there is
sufficient capital for continued innovation in scholarly publishing?=94

Finally, Amy Friedlander, our guest editor, wraps it all up for us in The
Triple Helix: Cyberinfrastructure, Scholarly Communication, and Trust. Her
thesis is that the cyberinfrastructure supports communication, which in
its turn both creates and increases the trust that is necessary to the
success of the infrastructure.

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