14.0765 new on WWW: e-edition of correspondence

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Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 03:07:09 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 765.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 07:56:42 +0000
             From: Kathryn Harvey <kharvey@iworks.net>
             Subject: New e-edition of correspondence

    On behalf of members of the committee that made this electronic edition of
    letters possible, I am pleased to send the Humanist list our official
    announcement of the completion of the first phase of the project:

    Thomas Raddall Electronic Archives Project

    The Thomas Raddall Electronic Archives Project is creating an electronic
    archive featuring selected significant writings by Thomas Raddall, one of
    Canada's and Nova Scotia's foremost authors and historians. Dalhousie
    University Libraries announces the electronic publication of Selected
    Correspondence of Thomas Raddall, a selection of Raddall's letters dating
    from 1937 to 1979. Visitors may search the electronic archive for
    references to people, places, literary works (both Raddall's own and by
    others), as well as subjects ranging from Guglielmo Marconi to Mi'kmaq
    history, Rudyard Kipling to Hugh MacLennan, the American Revolution to the
    history of Halifax, and nautical studies to natural history.

    The Thomas Raddall Electronic Archives Project is available to users
    world-wide through the Dalhousie Libraries' website,

    Supported by a grant from the Birks Family Foundation and with the
    assistance of Dalhousie University's Electronic Text Centre, a project team
    based in the Killam Library designed and edited the electronic version of
    Raddall's correspondence. The HTML version of each transcribed letter is
    accompanied by a thumbnail and a full-size image of the original page, a
    content summary, subject headings and annotations. Letters are marked up
    in TEI-conformant SGML using Word Perfect SGML. Searches are not performed
    on the live SGML, but on a database index compiled using sgrep (structured
    grep), a software application for searching and indexing SGML, XML and HTML

    Dalhousie University Libraries is proud to hold the papers and personal
    library of Thomas Head Raddall. Considered one of Canada's most successful
    writers of the 20th century, Raddall wrote such classics as The Nymph and
    the Lamp and Halifax, Warden of the North. The Libraries also hold the
    copyright to these and Raddall's other published works, as well as to his
    papers, research files, correspondence and photographs related to his life
    and writings.

    For information on the Thomas Raddall Electronic Archives including the use
    of works by Thomas Raddall, please contact Holly Melanson, Assistant
    University Librarian, Collection Development, Organization & Management,
    Dalhousie University Libraries, Halifax, NS B3H 4C7.

    Dr. Kathryn Harvey
    Assistant Professor, Part-time
    Department of English;
    Project Manager, Thomas Raddall Electronic Archive Project
    Production Manager, Dalhousie Review
    E-mail: Kathryn.Harvey@dal.ca or kharvey@iworks.net

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