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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0629  Wednesday, 8 July 1998.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Wednesday, July 8, 1998
Subject:        Postings from HUMANIST


Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I thought the following two postings from HUMANIST might be of interest
to some SHAKSPEReans.

As a postscript, Ken Steele modeled SHAKSPER on HUMANIST when he founded
SHAKSPER in 1990 at the University of Toronto.


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              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 117.
      Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
              <http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/>
             <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>

        Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 17:20:52 +1000 (GMT+1000)
        From: Dr Chris Tiffin <
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        Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS

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                                CALL    FOR    PAPERS

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        BIBLIOGRAPHICAL  SOCIETY  OF  AUSTRALIA  AND NEW  ZEALAND


                                Annual Conference

                                Brisbane, Australia

                                8-10 July 1999


            ***      "Bibliography, Mystery, and Detection"      ****


Offers of papers (30 minutes' duration) are invited on:

        * investigative techniques in physical bibliography

        * attribution, authentication and textual criticism

        * unsolved bibliographical conundrums

        * anatomising the electronic text

        * books and bibliography in detective and crime fiction


The conference will be held at the Queensland State Library, South Bank,
Brisbane, Australia.


Offers of papers (with 300-word abstracts) should be directed by 31
January 1999 to: Dr Chris Tiffin, Department of English, University of
Queensland,
Australia 4072.
Phone:  +61 7  3365 2172
Fax:  +61 7 3365 2799
Email:  
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Web Page http://www.uq.edu.au/~enctiffi/bsanz.htm


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              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 118.
      Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
              <http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/>
             <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>

  [1]   From:    Michael Arnush <
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        Subject: [electronic publication]

[The following taken from correspondence of the advisory board of Stoa,
<http://www.stoa.org/>, quoting an item in the Chronicle of Higher
Education (U.S.). Further comments below.]

ACADEMICS PUSH FOR ONLINE PUBLISHING

A small group of influential academics is pushing to introduce online
peer review and publishing of scholarly works, as an alternative source
of information to high-price journals.  Some journals, particularly in
science and technology, can cost as much as $15,000 a year.  The group,
which includes academic officers from the University of Rochester,
Columbia University and the California Institute of Technology, wants
professors to publish online rather than in print, and wants
universities to recognize online posting as "publishing" for the
purposes of career advancement decisions.  "We are calling for neither a
lessening of the importance of research in the criteria for promotion
and tenure, nor a turning away from peer review," says a paper produced
by the Association of American Universities and the Association of
Research Libraries.. "What we seek is an alternate means of achieving
those ends."  Under the proposed plan the papers, once posted online,
would be peer-reviewed by a panel of experts, just as is now the case
with print-published papers. The panels, which would be established by
scholarly groups, would give each article a grade or a stamp of
approval.  The response so far from some disciplinary groups has been
lukewarm.

(Chronicle of Higher Education 26 Jun 98)

[Perhaps if these lukewarm disciplinary groups were to have a grasp of
the financial impediments to scholarship in some parts of the world,
both compassion and self-interest would heat them up. The loss of human
talent, missing because neither individuals nor their libraries can
afford the publications on paper, we simply cannot afford. Or so it
seems to me. Comments welcome. Yours from the ALLC/ACH in Debrecen,
Hungary, WM]
 

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