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*Shakespeare World Bibliography*
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0915.  Friday, 11 November 1994.
 
From:           James Harner <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Nov 1994 10:40:57 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        World Shakespeare Bibliography
 
The 1993 World Shakespeare Bibliography has just gone to the printers. Barring
a disruption in the proofing and printing schedules, this annual issue of
+Shakespeare Quarterly+ should be in the mail by the end of February. Sending
the electronic file to the printer always occasions my annual plea for
SHAKSPEReans to send along offprints or notices of their current publications
as well as copies of reviews and/or programs for local productions. Although
the contributors to the Bibliography and the editorial staff regularly scan
more than 1,500 journals and newspapers, we invariably (but inadvertently)
overlook publications and productions.
 
This year brings an additional plea: I'm asking all subscribers to SHAKSPER to
send along, via snailmail, fax, or email, a list of all their
Shakespeare-related publications, including reviews. (A copy of the list of
publications from a curriculum vitae will serve nicely.) I'm requesting this
list from all SHAKSPEReans so that I can check it against the files for +The
World Shakespeare Bibliography on CD-ROM 1900-Present+. The first
disk--covering 1990-93--will be released by Cambridge UP next autumn; each year
thereafter, a new disk covering the next year and and the preceding 3-4 years
will be released.
 
+The World Shakespeare Bibliography on CD-ROM 1900-Present+ will use DynaText
software to allow users to browse the database as if they were "reading" a
printed version of the annual Bibliography, and to search the database by
keyword, by field-specific attributes (e.g., all article published in French
since 1990 using a psychoanalytic approach to +Hamlet+), and by a series of
thesaurus descriptors. In addition, the database will have hypertext links that
allow users to move among related items (e.g., the various responses and
counter-responses generated by Richard Levin's "The Poetics and Politics of
Bardicide"); users will be able to create their own hypertext links and to
insert notes in the database. A prototype will be on display at the March
Shakespeare Association of America meeting.
 
                Jim Harner
                Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography
                Department of English
                Texas A&M University
                College Station, TX 77843-4227
                409-862-2292 (fax)
                
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