6.0375 CARF Announcement (1/107)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 2 Dec 1992 21:38:44 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0375. Wednesday, 2 Dec 1992.
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 92 17:00:08 EST
From: "Todd J. B. Blayone" <CXFW@MUSICA.MCGILL.CA>
Subject: Computer-Assisted Research Forum
COMPUTER-ASSISTED RESEARCH FORUM
c/o Todd Blayone, Editor
3520 University Street
Montreal, PQ - Canada - H3A 2A7
I would like to take another opportunity to introduce the
COMPUTER-ASSISTED RESEARCH FORUM (CARF), an attractive, reader-
friendly bulletin for academics and educators in the humanities.
INTENDED READER: The humanities scholar-teacher and the student
(from first year university/college/seminary to the doctoral level)
are the focus of attention. Administrators and support staff will
greatly benefit from listening in.
DISCIPLINARY FOCUS: CARF spreads its web across many corners of the
humanities. Of course, we listen to our readers. They help us meet
the needs of scholars and students outside their own areas of study.
Suggestions for articles and reviews, which can be sent by FAX or
e-mail, will always be warmly received. ***Moreover, CARF extends an
invitation to the experienced user, and scholar with special
computer-related interests, to join with the editorial team as a
reviewer or advisor!***
GENERAL PURPOSES: Our goal is not to keep up with the trade
publications in announcing the latest developments in the world of
hardware and software. Rather, CARF seeks, first and foremost, to
meet some of the essential, "real-world" computer information needs
of the intended reader. For the beginner CARF presents "how-to"
articles introducing technologies and resources relevant to
humanities/textual research. For the intermediate reader more
sophisticated articles dealing with a variety of important and
stimulating issues are presented. All readers will benefit from our
lengthy software review section, which places emphasis upon research
and education oriented programs. Moreover, reviews are produced with
the needs of the intended reader in mind.
Second, CARF seeks to encourage humanities scholars to think
critically about computers and computing. Our presupposition is that
"computer literacy" goes well beyond the mechanics of computing, and
that one does not need to be a computer scientist to contribute to
critical thinking about computers and technological impact. Indeed
many issues of concern to humanities scholars are totally eclipsed
by computer scientists and technicians who tend to operate one-
Therefore, CARF welcomes the submission of pieces which are less
task-oriented. We hope to inspire our readers to contribute their
perspectives as humanities scholars and computer users.
PLATFORMS SUPPORTED: Both PC (i.e., IBM and compatible) and
Macintosh platforms are supported. The vast majority of humanities
scholars utilize one of these two types of systems.
*** ANNOUNCING REDUCED RATES with the WINTER, 1993 ISSUE ***
* 1 Year/3 Issues: Institutional (Canada/US) $15.00 Cdn *
* Individual (Canada/US) $10.00 Cdn *
* Outside Canada/US Add $ 7.00 Cdn *
* Single Issues: Individual (Canada/US) $ 4.00 Cdn *
* Outside Canada/US $ 6.50 Cdn *
* Single Articles: Individual (Canada/US) $ 2.00 Cdn *
* Outside Canada/US $ 3.25 Cdn *
A LIMITED NUMBER OF FALL, 1992 SINGLE ISSUES ARE AVAILABLE FOR
AN INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $2.50!
TABLE OF CONTENTS - FALL, 1992
An Introduction to E-mail
Nodes, Modems and Bauds?: E-mail in
Plain English 1
Bibliographic Programs Compared: Part One
(Library Master 1.24, Pro-Cite 2.0,
Endnote Plus 1.0) 3
Graphics-Mode Word Processors for the PC:
ChiWriter 4.1 and Multilingual Scholar 4.0 9
Making WordPerfect for DOS Multilingual:
ScriptureFonts 1.1 13
Product Information 15