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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 279. Thursday, 31 Oct 1991.
 
 
(1)	Date: 	Thu, 31 Oct 1991 00:15:37 -0500
	From: 	
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  (Liam R. E. Quin)
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 2.0277  Public Domain Projects
 
(2)	Date: 	Thu, 31 Oct 1991 11:03:36 -0500
	From: 	Keith Braithwaite <braith@FRPERP51.bitnet>
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 2.0277  Public Domain Projects
 
(3)	Date: 	Thu, 31 Oct 1991 09:29:00 -0500
	From: 	Ann Miller <fac_amiller@jmuvax.bitnet>
	Subj:  	[Public Domain Texts]
 
 
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Date: 		Thu, 31 Oct 1991 00:15:37 -0500
From: 		
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  (Liam R. E. Quin)
Subject: 2.0277  Public Domain Projects
Comment: 	Re: SHK 2.0277  Public Domain Projects
 
I'd still be interested in PD shakespeare -- commercial outfits can't
really use the Oxford Text Archives...  e.g. an SGML Macbeth would be good
for sale demonstrations here, I suspect...
 
I have the Yale facsimile, & could do a certain amount of typing.
 
Lee
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   Liam Quin  The barefoot programmer
 
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Date: 		Thu, 31 Oct 1991 11:03:36 -0500
From: 		Keith Braithwaite <braith@FRPERP51.bitnet>
Subject: 2.0277  Public Domain Projects
Comment: 	RE: SHK 2.0277  Public Domain Projects
 
Hello Ken et al...
 
I've been watching [reading 8-)...] all the postings and although I haven't had
time to join in the discussion, I would like to express an interest
 
i)      in joining in the "bulk buy" of the Oxford Archive texts, and
 
ii)     in helping the typing/scanning work you're putting together.
 
Being lazy [in some respects, not others...] I prefer to be *told* what to do
in these instances - then I just get on with it. My whole life otherwise is
spent organising other people, so I never have time to organise myself. Within
obvious limits, just say "do this" and I'll get on with it.
 
I have a slight problem for the archive texts - I don't know yet under which
hat I want them - how soon do you need to know?
 
	[Ed. note: the Oxford Text Archive special offer was made to
	members of SHAKSPER, and details are contained in the file
	SPECIAL OFFER SHAKSPER on the Fileserver in the OTA area.
	The offer is a "bulk buy" in the sense that multiple texts are
	available in a single package, but I did not mean to imply
	that they will be purchased as a group -- the file contains an
	order form which each member must mail to Oxford, signed, with
	appropriate payment (bank draft or cheque in pounds sterling
	or US dollars).  -- k.s.]
 
My own colleagues have shown total disdain [and fear] of electronic
Shakespeare, "another of Braithwaite's madcap computer schemes..." but I also
have the job of running the major electronic teaching resources centre [part of
the CRDP - Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, which includes much
more than computer stuff of course] in Montpellier (that's Montpellier with two
LL's about 100 miles north of Perpignan where I teach at the Univ.
 
In my part of the centre, where the *centre* of attraction is the pedagogical
use of Email, I hope to set up an electronic SHAKSPER corner (strange
twitching images of the Bard spring to my fevered mind) where I hope to recruit
future subscribers to SHAKSPER - potential contributors to mass archive
constitution groups - and all the other benefits of your institution...
 
	[Ed. note: Sorry to interrupt again, but I thought it
	important to mention that there are some official SHAKSPER
	handouts, which can be customized for particular purposes,
	which I could make available for such displays.  Anyone
	planning to promote SHAKSPER just has to drop me a line.  -- k.s.]
 
I will have the necessary funding for machines, modem or other links etc at the
end of the year. I'll keep you posted.
 
Regards
Keith
 
Keith Braithwaite                   |      Email:  BRAITH@FRPERP51
I.U.F.M (Technologies Nouvelles)    |
University of Perpignan             |              ENGLISH@FRPERP51
Avenue Dr Alexis Carrel             |
66860  PERPIGNAN                    |
France                              |      FAX:    68 66 20 19
 
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Date: 		Thu, 31 Oct 1991 09:29:00 -0500
From: 		Ann Miller <fac_amiller@jmuvax.bitnet>
Subject:  	[Public Domain Texts]
 
	[Ed. Note: I have reproduced this paragraph from Ann Miller's
	note on the IBM Multimedia Hamlet, which appears as a separate
	digest today, because it is relevant to this discussion as well.
	-- k.s.]
 
The upshot is that I would still be interested in pursuing public
domain e-text of Shakespeare.  I'm willing to type and learn about all
these markup programs and protocols which I've never heard of. (The
recent discussion has been fascinating, but cryptic.)  Most students
and scholars can't afford these kind of texts from the commercial
realm.  If I could have them ftp into a site from my library and
download texts it would be ideal.  It would introduce students to the
idea of looking at texts electronically, help my professors save money
and my library space (and money!).
 

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