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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 534.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: <S.A.Rae@open.ac.uk> (38)
Subject: Reading Experience Database - RED Letter 3 - News

[2] From: The William Blake Archive (38)
Subject: Blake Archive's April Update

[3] From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU> (52)
Subject: Version 24, Scholarly Electronic Publishing

[4] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (63)
Subject: Intel's ArtMuseum.net & the new Whitney Site

Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 18:49:25 +0100
From: <S.A.Rae@open.ac.uk>
Subject: Reading Experience Database - RED Letter 3 - News

> Issue 3 of RED Letter, the newsletter of the Reading Experience Database
> (RED), is currently available. It contains news of research projects and
> conferences relevant to those interested in the history of reading, and
> aims to introduce new contributors to the database.
> RED is an international project run jointly by the Centre for the Book at
> the British Library and the Open University. It aims to record the reading
> experience of those born or living in the British Isles from the period
> 1450-1914. The RED project would like you to contribute information to the
> database by completing a RED form giving the details of evidence that you
> have of relevant reading experience. We are keen to gather evidence of all
> sorts of reading including magazines, posters and other ephemera, as well
> as books. The RED form can be accessed via the Internet at:
> http://www2.open.ac.uk/arts/RED/
> RED Letter is available in both electronic and hard copy formats. If you
> would like to subscribe please contact:
> s.m.colclough@open.ac.uk
> There is no charge, but please specify the format that you prefer.
> If you require hard copies of the RED form, or just prefer to use a pen to
> subscribe, please contact:
> Dr S. Colclough,
> Open University,
> London Regional Centre,
> Parsifal College,
> 527 Finchley Road,
> NW3 7BG
> Stephen Colclough:
> Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Group
> mailto:s.m.colclough@open.ac.uk

Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 18:49:40 +0100
From: The William Blake Archive <blake@jefferson.village.virginia.edu>
Subject: Blake Archive's April Update

The William Blake Archive <http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake/> is
pleased to announce the publication of two new electronic editions of
Blake's satiric masterpiece, _The Marriage of Heaven and Hell_. They are
of copies C and F, both of which are in the Pierpont Morgan Library.

_Marriage_ copy C, printed in 1790 in green ink on both sides of the
leaf, was printed and colored in the style of early copies of _Songs of
Innocence_. It has not been reproduced in color before. _Marriage_ copy
F was beautifully and heavily color printed on one side of the leaf
(with copy E) in c. 1794. It was produced in the style used for _Songs
of Experience_ of _Songs of Innocence and of Experience_ copy F, color
printed in 1794 and recently published in the Archive, as well as for
_Visions of the Daughters of Albion_ copy F, also in the Archive.

_Marriage_ is the only illuminated book Blake did not sign and date; he
did, however, pen in "1790" over line 1 in plate 3 of copy F, thereby
clarifying the plate's allusion to 1757 ("and it is now thirty-three
years since its advent"), the year of the Last Judgment, according to
Swedenborg, and of Blake's birth.

Copies C and F join _Marriage_ copy D, already in the Archive. Copy D,
the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy in the Library of Congress, is also of
bibliographical interest, in that it was printed in c. 1795 as part of a
set of illuminated books that were printed on folio-size paper. This
large-paper set also included _America_ copy A, _All Religions are One_
copy A, _There is No Natural Religion_ copy L, and _The Book of Thel_
copy F, all of which are in the Archive. It also included _Visions of
the Daughters of Albion_ copy G, _The First Book of Urizen_ copy B,
_Europe_ copy H, and _Songs of Innocence and of Experience_ copy R, all
of which will enter the Archive within the next six months.

We now have thirty-one copies of sixteen illuminated books in the
Archive. In addition to the books, we recently opened a new wing of the
Archive, consisting of an extensive array of supporting materials: an
updated and expanded Plan of the Archive, a statement of Editorial
Principles and Methodology, a summary of the Archive's technical design
and implementation, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Our hope
is that these extensive documentary materials will prove valuable both
to our own growing user community as well as to scholars interested in
the theory and practice of electronic editing more generally.

Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, Joseph Viscomi, Editors
Matthew Kirschenbaum, Project Manager
The William Blake Archive

Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 18:49:52 +0100
From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU>
Subject: Version 24, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 24 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
950 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet and other networks.

HTML: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>
Acrobat: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf>
Word: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.doc>

The HTML document is designed for interactive use. Each
major section is a separate file. There are live links to
sources available on the Internet. It can be can be searched,
and it includes Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources,
a collection of links to related Web sites:

The Acrobat and Word files are designed for printing.
Each file is over 200 KB.

(Revised sections in this version are marked with an asterisk.)

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues*
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History
2.2 General Works
2.3 Library Issues
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History*
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
3.4 General Works*
3.5 Library Issues*
3.6 Research*
4 General Works*
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*
5.2 License Agreements*
5.3 Other Legal Issues*
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Classification, and Metadata*
6.2 Digital Libraries*
6.3 General Works*
6.4 Information Conversion, Integrity, and Preservation*
7 New Publishing Models*
8 Publisher Issues*
8.1 Electronic Commerce/Copyright Systems*
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies by the Same Author
Appendix B. About the Author

Best Regards,

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems,
University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX
77204-2091. E-mail: cbailey@uh.edu. Voice: (713) 743-9804.
Fax: (713) 743-9811.


Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 18:50:40 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Intel's ArtMuseum.net & the new Whitney Site

April 1,1999


ArtMuseum.net is a new website developed by the Intel corporation, to
"expand access to great art through the use of personal computers (PCs) and
the Internet...and to provide a gateway to and from art and art-related
content, topics and information on the Internet at large, while fostering a
vibrant virtual space where discussion, opinion and experimentation

The current exhibit, "Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh
Museum, Amsterdam," will shortly feature "virtual tours that allow
visitors in remote locations to trade typed-text comments in real time
while traversing the show's digital galleries, and user-navigable
three-dimensional renderings of a pair of the artist's most-famous

Intel is the major sponsor of the Whitney Museum's upcoming exhibition,
"The American Century, Art and Culture 1900-2000," opening April 23. The
exhibit will be the next to be featured on ArtMuseum.net. Both the Van Gogh
Museum and the Whitney will shortly be re-launching their own museum
websites, adding radically new features. The Whitney Museum is now also
hosting the website of the Art Museum Network <http://www.amn.org/>.

David Green

>From: Kevin Taglang <kevint@BENTON.ORG>

>Issue: Art

>Intel has launched an online art venture called ArtMuseum.net. Currently,
>"Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam" can
>be toured on site. According to Ciaran Doyle, director of Intel productions,
>ArtMuseum.net "is intended to feature blockbuster art and make it available
>to the world at large." Intel, of course, also hopes to benefit from the new
>site. The company plans to lure in a demographically desirable audience with
>"blockbuster art," and then pitch computers and microprocessors to them.
>"This has ominous implications for the art world," said Jamie McKenzie, the
>editor of From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal. "It is one thing
>to see corporate philanthropy supporting the work of real museum
>professionals, quite another to see paintings appear with 'Intel
>Inside'....We must be alert to the Disney-fication of information of art."
>[SOURCE: CyberTimes, AUTHOR: Matthew Mirapaul]
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