Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 604. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-04-09 04:56:24+00:00 From: Martin Mueller
Subject: Do you use the Chicago Homer? Dear Colleague, The Chicago Homer (http://homer.library.northwestern.edu/ ) has been humming away on an Oracle server in the Northwestern Library for close to 20 years without any change. It is likely to be moved to a Postgres database, which may or may not be a problem. It's a good time to think about its future and ask what could or should be done to it. Its underlying technologies are long in the tooth, although it may still be the best tool for finding out stuff about repetitions. Would you be upset if it went away? Are there features that you would like to see included in a revision? Our library's enthusiasm for doing more than the minimum about it is pretty much a linear function of the emphasis with which users say that they use it regularly and it does something that other tools do not. With thanks in advance for any feedback, however quick and casual Martin Mueller ----- Martin Mueller Professor emeritus of English and Classics Northwestern University _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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