Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 573. Wednesday, 22 Sept. 1993.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1993
Subject: New List: ETEXTCTR
The following announcement recently appeared on HUMANIST.
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0193. Friday, 17 Sep 1993.
New discussion list: ETEXTCTR@RUTVM1
At the first Humanities Computing Summer Seminar, organized by the Center for
Electronic Texts in the Humanities in August 1992, the librarian participants
suggested that there be some way for participants and other librarians
actively developing electronic text centers to come together and share their
experiences so that all could benefit and expand their expertise. As a result
of this suggestion, the ALA ACRL Discussion Group on Electronic Text Centers
was established in January 1993, with Marianne Gaunt (Associate University
Librarian at Rutgers University) as its Chair. At the first meeting of this
group, in June 1993 in New Orleans, a suggestion was made and accepted to take
this further and set up an electronic discussion list for electronic text
This list has now been established. Its name is ETEXTCTR (Discussion Group on
Electronic Text Centers), and will be administered from the listserv at
moderated list, meant to cover broad issues: budgets, acquisitions,
cataloging, public services, management, training and staff development, etc.
but to be focused initially on full-text files that are primarily monographic
in nature rather than e-journals or numeric data files.
If you would like to join in with this discussion, or would like to learn from
the discussion among others, please subscribe to this list by sending a
listserv@rutvm1 (bitnet address) OR
Leave the subject line blank, and send as the body of the message the
subscribe etextctr Firstname Lastname
where Firstname is your first name and Lastname is your last name.
The minutes of the first meeting of the ALA ACRL Discussion Group on
Electronic Text Centers will be posted to this list shortly. You may respond
to these minutes through the list, or post questions, comments or ideas on
anything related to the development of electronic text centers. Send your
etextctr@rutvm1 (bitnet) OR
If you have any questions about this list, or problems with technicalities,
please write to the moderator, Annelies Hoogcarspel, at hoogcarspel@zodiac or
I look forward to a good discussion!
P.S. I am new at moderating a list, so please bear with me :-).
Center for Electronic Texts phone: (908) 932-1384
in the Humanities fax: (908) 932-1386
169 College Avenue bitnet: hoogcarspel@zodiac