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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2204  Thursday, 30 November 2000

From:           Brother Anthony <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Nov 2000 09:44:48 +0900
Subject:        EEBO

The description of the process for getting access to the wonderful lists
of freely available works in EEBO at http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo make it
sound more painful than perhaps it need be. To view page-by-page images
of the whole of Holinshed, or the First Folio, or whatever, it is not
necessary to wait days. So long as you are viewing online, using the
freely available DjVu plugin, it takes about 5 seconds to pass from one
page to the next, sitting here in my office in Korea. The images zoom
instantly for easy reading. The entire project is very impressive
although obviously the sums involved are considerable. Especially the
project of preparing searchable text format for all 96,000 volumes
listed in STC etc is obviously going to take quite a while and cost
quite a bit...

Brother Anthony
Sogang University, Korea
 

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