Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0176. Friday, 7 February 1997.
From: A.E.B. Coldiron <
Date: Monday, 03 Feb 1997 08:15:16 -0500
Subject: Milton Transcription Project
(Please cross-post this call for volunteers.)
Dear Readers of SHAKSPER,
THE MILTON TRANSCRIPTION PROJECT (MTP) is dedicated to making all of John
Milton's poetry and prose available for public access on the Internet. Although
most of Milton's poetry is available in modernized forms, the MTP is preparing
more accurate electronic facsimiles of the early editions of Milton's poems.
In addition, most of the English and Latin prose--along with a great deal of
fascinating Miltoniana--remains to be done. We invite you to join us in
providing accurate scholarly transcriptions of these texts.
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
The MTP, currently supported by Milton-L, _Milton Quarterly_, the Department of
English at Texas Tech University, the Computer Writing and Research Laboratory
at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Richmond's
web-server, is the joint creation of volunteers from more than 24 colleges and
universities in half a dozen countries. In order to volunteer or to receive
more 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).