7.0542 New Lists; Project Muse; Literary Mag (4/244)

Sat, 5 Mar 1994 18:14:23 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0542. Saturday, 5 Mar 1994.

(1) Date: 4 Mar 1994 11:08:13 +1300 (46 lines)
From: Denis Dutton <FINA012@csc.canterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: a new email list

(2) Date: Wed, 2 Mar 94 23:22:21 EST (62 lines)
From: libby@jefferson.village.virginia.edu
Subject: New List

(3) Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 09:35:57 -0500 (73 lines)
From: Susanna Pathak <spathak@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu>
Subject: JHU's Project Muse

(4) Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 14:31:32 -0800 (63 lines)
From: root@wln.com (System Admin)
Subject: new list

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Date: 4 Mar 1994 11:08:13 +1300
From: Denis Dutton <FINA012@csc.canterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: a new email list

Dear Elaine Brennan,

We'd appreciate it if you would carriy the follwing announcement on
HUMANIST. Many thanks! Denis Dutton

"Philosophy and Literature," in cooperation with Texas A&M
University, announces an electronic symposium on topics in the field
surveyed by the interdisciplinary journal published by Johns Hopkins
University Press. Subscribers receive news, job and book
announcements, calls for papers, and conference plans. They post
queries, trade information, offer advice, preview drafts of articles
and reviews, dispute, praise, congratulate, insult, refute, and
defend one another. The idea is to provide a single source of
information which is also a place to exchange ideas--an electronic
newsletter run on democratic principles.

To subscribe send the following message

SUBSCRIBE PHIL-LIT your full name

E.g., SUBSCRIBE PHIL-LIT Herman Northrop Frye

And send it to


Eventually the list service will offer full notebooking, file
retrieval and data-base search capabilities, etc. For more
information contact the List Manager, David Gershom Myers:

Dr. Denis Dutton
Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Art
Editor, Philosophy and Literature
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 366-7001 [office]; (03) 348-7928 [home]
Fax: (03) 364-2858

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Date: Wed, 2 Mar 94 23:22:21 EST
From: libby@jefferson.village.virginia.edu
Subject: New List


IATH-L is the main discussion group for the Institute for Advanced Technology
in the Humanities at the University of Virginia. The Institute was established
in 1992 with a grant from IBM and support from the University, with the aim of
exploring and demonstrating the applications of computer technology to
research, scholarship, and creative activities in the humanities. Fellows at
the Insitute are scholars in the humanities who receive project-specific
technical support from computing professionals; the Institute is also dedicated
to developing software and promoting the application of information technology
to research and publication in the humanities.

The purpose of this list is threefold: to function as a general list for IATH,
where local and networked Institute fellows and their associates may
communicate, to provide a forum for discussion of the disciplinary and
professional aspects of computing in the humanities, and to archive and
publish reference materials and excerpted discussions from this and related

Fellows at IATH each may have a list dedicated to their projects, which at this
time include work on Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the forum at Pompeii, Swahili
linguistics, Langland's _Piers Plowman_, the American Civil War, the Black
Death, and the process of invention. IATH-L functions as an umbrella list
where the fellows cross-post questions and items of interest beyond their own
research. Specific practical, theoretical, and technical problems and
solutions are addressed here.

In addition to discussing issues pertaining directly to the work of Institute
fellows, scholars and information technology professionals from within and
without IATH address the broader implications of the intersection of computing
and the humanities. Questions of how electronic publishing and other computing
work is professionally evaluated, and the cumulative effects of this kind of
scholarship on the disciplinary structures of the humanities are particular
topics of concern on IATH-L.

In addition to archiving discussion threads and informational posts to the
list, as many lists do, IATH-L extracts from its archives to publish articles
and reference documents on the World Wide Web.



Elisabeth Crocker
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
University of Virginia
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Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 09:35:57 -0500
From: Susanna Pathak <spathak@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu>
Subject: JHU's Project Muse
Please post the enclosed announcement on HUMANIST. Thanks. Susanna Pathak
---------- Forwarded message ----------
                    PROJECT MUSE: A NEW VENTURE IN
In one of the first joint ventures of its kind, the Johns Hopkins
University Press, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, and Homewood Academic
Computing have joined forces to launch Project Muse, an initiative that
enables networked electronic access to the Press's scholarly journals.
This collaboration draws the Johns Hopkins University community together
to move scholarly communication into the electronic age and develop an
economic model that addresses rising costs and diminishing budgets.
The first phase of the project, completed in February 1994, is a freely
accessible prototype consisting of current issues of Configurations, MLN
(Modern Language Notes), and ELH (English Literary History).  The fully
formatted text of these journals is now available on the Internet via
online access to the library's server (http://muse.mse.jhu.edu). Features
include subject, title, and author indexes; instant hypertext links to
tables of contents, endnotes and illustrations; Boolean searches of text
and tables of contents; and voice and textual annotations.  Several
members of the scholarly community at Johns Hopkins have already used this
resource, and one professor describes it as "an intelligent, incredibly
easy system to use . . . an actual research tool."
The prototype is accessed through a networked hypermedia information
retrieval system known as the World Wide Web (WWW).  It can be viewed and
searched using any of a number of freely available WWW readers, but runs
optimally under the Mosaic reader developed by the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications.  Users of Mosaic can annotate text, record
paths taken during online sessions, download text for printing, and create
"hot lists" of frequently accessed documents.  Mosaic readers are
available for a variety of operating systems, including Unix, Mac, and
Windows machines.  Users of the prototype may send comments and
suggestions with the online form provided in the prototype or via regular
e-mail (ejournal@jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu).
The short-range goals of Project Muse, which the prototype enables us to
achieve, are the creation of an easy-to-use electronic-journal environment
with searching and multimedia features that cannot be duplicated in print,
and the collection of data on amounts and types of usage for an access and
costing model.  Long-range goals are to offer reasonably priced electronic
journals to university libraries and to use online technology to make
works of scholarship more widely available within individual university
If funding for capital costs can be raised, the project team aims to mount
about forty of the Press's journals in math, the humanities, and the
social sciences.  These issues will appear on a prepublication basis and
will be available electronically a few weeks in advance of the printed
version.  Beyond developing a prototype, Project Muse has enabled the
university press, the library, and the computing center to engage in a
meaningful dialogue about the current state of the scholarly communication
process. We believe that this dialogue will not only influence the final
appearance, price, and distribution method of the Press's online journals,
but the shape of scholarly publishing in the information age.
Susanna Pathak
Project Muse Team
Johns Hopkins
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Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 14:31:32 -0800
From: root@wln.com (System Admin)
Subject: new list
dkovacs at Kent suggested I get in touch with you in regard to
the new 'listserv' list I'm putting up at rpoetik@wln.com.  I
believe it to be the first literary little magazine worthy of the
name on the internet.
Folks can subscribe by emailing to listserv@wln.com with the line
"subscribe rpoetik Your Name" in the text.  Subscriptions are free.
Subscribers may submit materials to rpoetik@wln.com, others to
salasin@wln.com.  And I accept floppy and diskette in ascii format
at the mail address below.
We're already open for submissions and subscriptions, I'll begin
sending out material as soon as I have some subscribers.
I've attached the welcome message for new subscribers:
WELCOME TO REALPOETIK, the little magazine of the Internet.
RealPoetik is a moderated listserv available to anyone with an
email address on the internet.  As a subscriber, you may submit
material for distribution, comment on material previously distrib-
uted, poetry, prose, criticism, whatever.  Nonsubscribers may
contribute by snail mail with work in ascii formate on a 5.25
inch floppy disk.  Snail mail address below.
What we're looking to publish is the new, the lively, the witty
and the exciting in vernacular English.  Any mutually comprehen-
sible dialect will do, as long as it represents a vernacular.
We are not interested in pornography (unless it's really great
pornography), vampire or other genre fiction, or deftly worked
little pieces of middle-class, middle-aged angst-at-the-Cote-d'
Azure.  We're modeling ourselves after little magazines like
Exquisite Corpose, New American Writing and Another Chicago Mag-
azine who have shown an openness to new writers and new work.
And who are not bound to some weirdly academic/fascist/factional
clique of selfpromoting hacks.
One difference between this and a hardcopy little magazine is that
it's possible to be more interactive here.  So we welcome your
comments and criticism of any of the works which appear, and
if in the opinion of the editors those opinions, critiques, essays
etc. are of general interest, we'll see they also get distributed.
Feel real free to write us with such comments.
Pleased address all email, submissions, etc. to rpoetik@wln.com.
The snail mail address is Salasin, 206 Lilly Rd NE, Apt K-8,
Olympia, WA 98506.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Sal Salasin