Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0384. Friday, 17 May 1996.
From: A. E. B. Coldiron <
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 1996 14:56:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Milton Transcription Project
Dear SHAKSPER Readers,
As John Milton wrote in _Areopagitica_, "a good Booke is the pretious
life-blood of a master spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd up on purpose to a life
THE MILTON TRANSCRIPTION PROJECT is dedicated to assuring that all of Milton's
poetry and prose will be available for public access on the Internet. Although
most of Milton's poetry will soon become available at the Oxford Text Archive
and at the University of Richmond server, most of the English and Latin
prose--along with a great deal of fascinating Miltoniana-- remains to be
transcribed. We invite you to join us in providing accurate scholarly
transcriptions of these texts.
THE MILTON TRANSCRIPTION PROJECT (MTP), currently supported by Milton-L,
_Milton Quarterly_, the Computer Writing and Research Laboratory at the
University of Texas at Austin, _EMLS_, and the University of Richmond's
web-server, is the joint creation of volunteers from 24 colleges and
universities in three countries.
Volunteers may transcribe as much or as little as they wish; each transcription
will be proofread, formatted, checked, and refereed. We shall acknowledge any
significant contribution, and all accepted transcriptions will be credited by
In order to volunteer, to view test sites, or to receive other information,
please contact either Professor Hugh Wilson (MTP, Editor;
or Professor A.E.B. Coldiron, (MTP, Internet Liaison;
The only requirements are diligence, concern for accuracy, and the ability to
type with one or more fingers. Volunteer: earn the intangible reward of "those
whose publisht labours advance the good of mankind" (_Areopagitica_, 1644).