4.1203 Biblical Text Projects (1/128)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 2 Apr 91 21:15:19 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1203. Tuesday, 2 Apr 1991.
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 91 11:06 EST
From: Jim Wilderotter -- Georgetown Center for Text and
Subject: Biblical text projects (listing)
The following is a compilation of information about electronic bibles
and biblical studies taken from our catalogue of electronic text
projects here at Georgetown University.
Enclosed you will find the key to our catalogue entries, followed by the
list of electronic text projects dealing with The Bible and with
I will soon be posting a list of projects dealing with septuagint
studies (Jewish, Talmudic, etc. studies).
If I can be of any service to anyone seeking to locate electronic texts,
or electronic text projects, or any further information on any
project(s), please feel free to contact me personally at the address
James A. Wilderotter II
Center for Text and Technology
Academic Computer Center
Reiss Science Building, Room 238
Washington, DC 20057
Tel. (202) 687-6096
Key to abbreviations on the status of the entry (at upper left):
- Full information has been gathered for the forthcoming
Gaunt-Raben publication, The Electronic Scholar's
x Information has been added to the entry since 4/10/89.
i An inquiry requesting further details has been sent to
the contact person at the project.
r A response from the project's contact person has been
added to the catalogue.
Key to the source of information [in brackets] after the location
and title of a project:
Allen = Robert F. Allen, ed., Databases in the Humanities
and Social Sciences 1983, Osprey, FL: Paradigm Press,
Hughes = John J. Hughes, Bits, Bytes & Biblical Studies,
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1987.
L&M = Ian Lancashire and Willard McCarty, The Humanities
Computing Yearbook 1988, Oxford:Clarendon Press, 1988.
Moberg = Thomas F. Moberg, ed., Databases in the Humanities
and Social Sciences 1985, Osprey, FL: Paradigm Press.
NEH = National Endowment for the Humanities List of Awards
Taylor and Leech = Lita Taylor and Geoffrey Leech,
"Lancaster Preliminary Survey of Machine-Readable
Language Corpora" HUMANIST Bulletin Board. BITNET. May
Names of contributors (with media and dates of
Key to numbered items for the entries:
0. Identifying Acronym
1. Name and Affiliation of Operation (with collaborators
noted) Reference to any published description [esp.
most recent or most complete]
2. Contact Person and/or Vendor with Addresses (including
telephone, BITNET, and Internet)
3. Primary Disciplinary Interest (and Secondary Interests)
[e.g. Literature, Language, Linguistics, Music, Art,
4. Focus: Time Period, Location, Individual, Genre, or Medium
5. Language(s) encoded (English, German, French, et.al.)
6. Intended Use(s) [e.g. textbank, database, bibliography]
with Goal (or Statement of Purpose) and Size [number of
works, or entries, or citations]
7. Format(s), including choice of sequential text or data
base excerpts, file formats, analytical programs and
programming languages, text markup and encoding
schemes, hardware and operating systems, etc.) To what
extent are the formats consistent throughout the
8. Form(s) of Access: if online, what policies? if tape,
what track, bpi, block size, labels, parity setting?
if diskette, what size and operating system or
microcomputer? if CD-ROM, what format? What software
is needed for accessing?
9. Source(s) of the Archival Holdings
Encoded in-house, or obtained from elsewhere (where)?
Textual authority used for encoding? Availability and
[A complete version of this file is now available through the
fileserver, s.v. BIBLICAL E-TEXTS. You may obtain a copy by issuing
the command -- GET filename filetype HUMANIST -- either interactively or
as a batch-job, addressed to ListServ@Brownvm. Thus on a VM/CMS system,
you say interactively: TELL LISTSERV AT BROWNVM GET filename filetype
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more details see the "Guide to Humanist". Problems should be reported
to David Sitman, A79@TAUNIVM, after you have consulted the Guide and
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