11.0502 new on WWW

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 20:45:15 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 502.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (41)

[2] From: Jim Phelan <phelan.1@osu.edu> (32)
From: Gregory Marshall <mgregory@thomas.butler.edu> (13)
Subject: _Teaching Literature with Computers_ (fwd)

[3] From: altreuter@smtpgwy.mla.org (20)
Subject: Re: 11.0359 citing e-materials

[4] From: Mark Olsen <mark@barkov.uchicago.edu> (32)
Subject: Wordsmyth English Dictionary Thesaurus

Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 10:54:14 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>

January 7, 1998


>Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 14:34:37 -0800
>From: Laila Lalami <LLalami@getty.edu>
>To: NINCH-announce@cni.org
>Cc: pharpring@getty.edu, pyoung@getty.edu

Introducing the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

The Getty Information Institute is pleased to announce the release of its
latest vocabulary tool, the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN).

Described as "an important and promising start in efforts to create
a unified source for geographic name information around the globe," the
TGN is intended to be a source of geographic names for documenting
and retrieving cultural heritage information. For example, geographic
names may be used to record the current location of an art object, its
place of origin and the sites of an artist's birth, activity and death.

The TGN is the product of eight years of research and is based on data
provided by several Getty projects. The nearly 900,000 places in the
TGN are arranged in a hierarchical structure representing all nations of
the modern world. This hierarchy is arranged from broader to narrower
context (e.g., continents, nations, states, provinces, cities etc.). The
TGN provides vernacular and English names of places, variant names in
other languages, and whenever possible, historical names. The record
for a place may also contain geographical coordinates, dates, and notes.
The TGN is available in three formats: on the Web, as tagged ASCII files,
and in relational tables. The Web version is available at
<http://www.gii.getty.edu/tgn_browser>. The relational tables and tagged
ASCII files will be available upon request in early 1998.

The TGN will be expanded with the addition of new names and historical
places. While we continue to collaborate with various Getty contributors,
the growth of the TGN depends on our forming partnerships with other
institutions interested in contributing their expertise to the development of
the resource.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor to the TGN,
please contact the Getty Information Institute's Vocabulary Program at
(310) 440 6364 or send e-mail to <pharpring@getty.edu>. Comments and
questions about the TGN may be sent to <tgn@getty.edu>. The Vocabulary
Program also plans to host several training sessions on the TGN. If you
are interested in training, please e-mail <vocab@getty.edu>.

Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 00:20:17 -0500
From: Jim Phelan <phelan.1@osu.edu>
Subject: _Teaching Literature with Computers_

I thought that at least some list members might be interested in this
relatively new electronic journal (it's just about a year old). The
website, www.triton.dsu.edu.tlwc, contains examples of 3 essays.

Teaching Literature With Computers:A Refereed Electronic Publication

Literature teachers have begun using computers to expand their pedagogical
repertoire. Computers offer new ways to perform traditional classroom
activities and, more significantly, give teachers the ability to create
activities that cannot be reproduced in the traditional literature
classroom. At all levels of instruction, there are many teachers who are
looking for information and ideas about how to teach literature with
computers. TLWC: Teaching Literature with Computers seeks to meet these
teachers' needs by publishing articles that give detailed descriptions of
specific uses of computers in teaching literature. Articles also analyze
the use of computers in teaching by discussing the strengths and
weaknesses of particular uses of computers and proposing ways to improve
the use of computers in literature instruction. As a peer-reviewed, online
collection, TLWC serves as a continuously growing, evolving resource,
offering challenging ideas to innovative teachers.

Articles may discuss any use of computers in teaching literature,
including (but not limited to) synchronous and asynchronous discussion,
MOOs, using and authoring hypertext/hypermedia, CD-ROMs, the World-Wide
Web, online textbooks, word processing, and authoring software and
multimedia packages. Articles should focus primarily on classroom and
course-related applications of computer technology. Articles that relate
classroom applications of computer technology to particular theoretical
concerns are also welcome.

Jim Phelan

Date: Thu, 08 Jan 98 15:42:35 -0500
From: altreuter@smtpgwy.mla.org
Subject: Re: 11.0359 citing e-materials

Back in October there was some discussion of places on the Web where users could
go to learn about MLA style. The new Web site from the Modern Language
Association now includes updated information on MLA style.

The site summarizes how to cite sources from the World Wide Web. This
information will appear in the forthcoming edition of the _Style Manual_ (pub.
date April 1998) but is currently not available anywhere else. (The _Style
Manual_ will go into the subject of Internet sources in greater detail than the
Web page.) The page also answers some frequently asked questions about MLA

The pages are the only MLA-authorized Web site on MLA style.


Judith Altreuter
Production Director and Supervisor of Inhouse Typesetting
Modern Language Association, NY, NY

Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 11:56:34 -0600
From: Mark Olsen <mark@barkov.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Wordsmyth English Dictionary Thesaurus

WEB OF WORDS. (Please circulate this announcement as appropriate.)

New Integrated Dictionary-Thesaurus Available on the World Wide Web:


Please bookmark this site, and circulate the address.

Dr. Robert Parks, and the ARTFL Project at the University of Chicago,
announce the availability of full dictionary and thesaurus look-up
services on the world wide web. With over 100,000 entries and 50,000
headwords, The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus (WEDT) is a full
dictionary AND a complete thesaurus, integrated into one work. So you
only need to look up a word once, with hyperlinks to synonyms, and
similar or related words available where appropriate. This makes the
dictionary into a true "web of words", useful for reference, for
brainstorming, and for following your semantic intuitions to build your
own semantic network. The Wordsmyth site will be sponsoring
participatory projects to expand and build upon the usefulness of this
reference process. Projects include a "Word of the Day" section, an SAT
Dictionary (available next month), lesson plans, word lists, a Visual
Dictionary ("One word can spawn a thousand images"), and a "Thesarus of
Quotations". Please wisit the site at
"http://www.lightlink.com/bobp/wedt", or contact Bob Parks at
bobp@lightlink.com for further information. For the ARTFL Project,
visit "http://humanities.uchicago.edu/ARTFL/". Send comments and
suggestions to Bob Parks at "bobp@lightlink.com".

Mark Olsen
Assistant Director
ARTFL Project
University of Chicago
(773) 702-8687
WWW: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/ARTFL/ARTFL.html

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