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Susan Hockey Lecturing at U Penn
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 50. Friday, 6 Mar 1992.
 
 
Date: 		Fri, 6 Mar 1992 13:15:01 -0500
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	Date: Fri, 06 Mar 92 08:35:01 -0500
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	Subject: Computing Lecture: Susan Hockey
 
Computing and Penn Lecture      3:00 Friday March 20, 1992 Houston Hall
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'Developing Electronic Resources for the Humanities' is the topic of the next
ISC 'Computing and Penn' lecture. Susan Hockey, Director of the Center for
Electronic Texts in the Humanities, will be the featured speaker. The lecture
will be held on Friday, March 20, 1992 at 3:00 in the Benjamin Franklin Room in
Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street, Room 235) at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
You are cordially invited to attend both the lecture and the wine and cheese
reception following the lecture.  The 'Computing and Penn' lecture series,
sponsored by the Office of Information Systems and Computing (ISC), brings to
the University of Pennsylvania campus a number of nationally known leaders in
academic computing, networking, and information systems and provides an
opportunity for informal interchange among scholars, students, and computing
professionals in the Delaware valley. Susan Hockey's lecture is co-sponsored by
Penn's Humanities Council.
 
If you need additional information, please contact Judy Smith at (215) 898-0007
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Developing Electronic Resources for the Humanities
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Electronic resources, both textual and numeric, are becoming more widely
available in the humanities, but these are still in their infancy compared with
the amount of time that printed materials have been available. It can be argued
that we do not really know how to handle them, how to preserve them,  how to
use them effectively, or how to maintain them in a usable form whilst keeping
up with new developments in the technology. The talk will examine some current
issues which need to be addressed in order to develop electronic resources for
the future in such a way that they can become a central component of research
and instruction in the humanities. These include text encoding guidelines (Text
Encoding Initiative) and their use,  cataloguing and documentation standards,
links between image representation and ASCII files, and the need for better
software tools which incorporate lemmatizers, parsers, concept-based searching
and hypertextual links.
 
 
Susan Hockey
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Susan Hockey is Director of the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities,
which is sponsored by Princeton and Rutgers Universities. Before moving to the
USA in October 1991, she spent 16 years at Oxford University Computing Service
where her most recent position was Director of the Computers in Teaching
Initiative Centre for Textual Studies. At Oxford she was responsible for
various humanities computing projects including the development of the Oxford
Concordance Program (OCP), an academic typesetting service for British
universities, and OCR scanning. She is the author of three books and numerous
articles on humanities computing and has been Chair of the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing since 1984. She is a member (currently Chair)
of the Steering Committee of the Text Encoding Initiative, a major
international project which is developing guidelines for the encoding of
scholarly texts in machine-readable form.
 

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