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Humanist Archives: April 9, 2019, 6:11 a.m. Humanist 32.604 - the fate of the Chicago Homer?

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 604.
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        Date: 2019-04-09 04:56:24+00:00
        From: Martin Mueller 
        Subject: Do you use the Chicago Homer?

Dear Colleague,

The Chicago Homer (http://homer.library.northwestern.edu/ ) has been
humming away on an Oracle server in the Northwestern Library for close
to 20 years without any change. It is likely to  be moved to a Postgres
database, which may or may not be a problem. It's a good time to think
about its future and ask what could or should be done to it. Its
underlying technologies are long in the tooth, although it may still be
the best tool for finding out stuff about repetitions.
Would you be upset if it went away?  Are there features that you would
like to see included in a revision? Our library's enthusiasm for doing
more than the minimum about it is pretty much a linear function of the
emphasis with which users say that they use it regularly and it does
something that other tools do not.
With thanks in advance for any feedback, however quick and casual

Martin Mueller

Martin Mueller Professor emeritus of English and Classics
Northwestern University

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