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Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 07:05:10 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 604.
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   [1] From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu> (66)
         Subject: Virginia Tech Launches April 16 Archive

   [2] From: Marian Dworaczek <Marian.Dworaczek_at_USASK.CA> (24)
         Subject: Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of

   [3] From: "Tim van Gelder" <timvangelder_at_gmail.com> (15)
         Subject: Rationale 1.3 - Learning and Sharing

   [4] From: ubiquity <ubiquity_at_HQ.ACM.ORG> (21)
         Subject: Ubiquity 8.17

         Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 06:57:22 +0100
         From: Jeremy Hunsinger <jhuns_at_vt.edu>
         Subject: Virginia Tech Launches April 16 Archive

For immediate release

Virginia Tech Launches April 16 Archive http://www.april16archive.org/

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 30, 2007 - Virginia Tech's Center for Digital
Discourse and Culture (CDDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the
April 16 Archive (www.april16archive.org). This new online archive
assists artists, humanists, social scientists, and all other scholars
who seek, today and in the future, to develop a better understanding of
the violent events of April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. It is also
available to the general public of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the
United States of America, and the world at large as we come to terms
with a local, national, and global event that will have ramifications
for years to come. This archive works actively to deploy electronic
media for the collection, interpretation, preservation, and display of
stories and digital objects related to the tragedy of April 16, 2007 and
its many effects as text, image, and sound. Developed in cooperation
with George Mason University's Center for History and New Media (CHNM),
this project is receiving technical, curatorial and administrative
support from Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff.

The archive will preserve a diverse record of the events surrounding
April 16, 2007 by collecting first-hand observations, photographic
images, sound recordings, media reports, personal writings, official
statements, individual blog postings, and any other documents that can
be stored as digital files. In addition to local reactions, the archive
welcomes responses from across the globe in any language. Through this
archive, we aim to leave a positive legacy for the larger community and
contribute to a collective process of healing, especially as those
affected by this tragedy tell their stories in their own words. The
larger trend exemplified by this project is the "digital memory bank."
Memory banks are being used to preserve the richness of the present as
it transitions to the past, thereby ensuring that the collected records
can be both readily accessible and carefully preserved for future

The April 16 Archive welcomes contributions from the Virginia Tech
community, as well as from anyone around the world who wants to share
words of support or reflection following the events of April 16, 2007.
The attacks happened in Blacksburg, Virginia, but they were experienced
around the world through mass media and community ties. The accounts of
that day from any site across the globe are, therefore, very important
to the April 16 Archive as it documents the full impact of this tragic
event. For more information, visit www.april16archive.org or contact
admin_at_april16archive.org. For media inquiries, contact Brent Jesiek,
Manager of the CDDC, at (540) 231-7614 or cddc_at_vt.edu.

Established in 1998, Virginia Tech's Center for Digital Discourse and
Culture is one of the world's first university based digital points-of-
publication for new forms of scholarly communication, academic research,
and cultural analysis. Virginia Tech's College of Liberal Arts and Human
Sciences (CLAHS) as well as the Institute of Distance and Distributed
Learning (IDDL) actively support the Center for Digital Discourse and
Culture. The CDDC is also working with Virginia Tech's newly established
Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment (ISCE) to develop
new scholarly initiatives, such as the April 16 Archive, tied into the
practices of rhetoric, representation and the public humanities.

This story is also posted on the April 16 Archive website:

jeremy hunsinger
Information Ethics Fellow, Center for Information Policy Research,
School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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         Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 06:59:00 +0100
         From: Marian Dworaczek <Marian.Dworaczek_at_USASK.CA>
         Subject: Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources
of Information

The May 1, 2007 edition of the "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic
Sources of Information" is available at:


The page-specific "Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of
Information" and the accompanying "Electronic Sources of Information: A
Bibliography" (listing all indexed items) deal with all aspects of
electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials,
periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected
works. This edition includes 2,470 indexed titles. Both the Index and

the Bibliography are continuously updated.

Introduction, which includes sample search and instructions how to use the
Subject Index and the Bibliography, is located at:


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         Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 06:59:44 +0100
         From: "Tim van Gelder" <timvangelder_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Rationale 1.3 - Learning and Sharing

A new version of the argument mapping software package Rationale has
recently been released.

The new features that would probably be of most interest to people on
this list are

- exercises in reasoning and argument mapping, freely available online
but designed to function in an integrated way with the software;

- the "Rationale Wiki" - a place for sharing Rationale-related
resources such as sample maps, lesson plans, etc.

For more information, or to download, see

A recent review of Rationale can be found at:


This remarkably insightful review amounts to a compact guide to using
Rationale to aid one's thinking.

- Tim v.G.

         Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 07:00:53 +0100
         From: ubiquity <ubiquity_at_HQ.ACM.ORG>
         Subject: Ubiquity 8.17

This Week in Ubiquity:

Volume 8, Issue 17

May 1, 2007 -- May 7, 2007


     Dr. Ali Alwattari, Innovation practitioner
and author, is currently Principal Scientist in
R&D at the P&G Corporation. He says, "Innovation
DNA integrates the human aspects of innovation
with the technical tasks of innovation to get a
more whole representation of innovation reality...
In its simplest form, innovation is something
that happens when creative people try to convert
new ideas into reality and solve the problems
that come up along the way. To reliably and
sustainable do this, however, it is important
understand what things you are good at, what
things you are not good at, and how these factors
affect your performance -- namely, your Innovation DNA."

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