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LION
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2277  Wednesday, 3 December 2003

[1]     From:   Stuart Hampton-Reeves <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 02 Dec 2003 16:25:12 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2275 LION

[2]     From:   Laurie Richards <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2003 08:36:16 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2275 LION

[3]     From:   Thomas Larque <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2003 16:54:47 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2275 LION

[4]     From:   Michael Best <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 02 Dec 2003 09:24:40 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2275 LION

[5]     From:   Mac Jackson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2003 12:11:48 +1300
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.2275 LION

[6]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 09:26:46 0000
        Subj:   Re: LION

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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 11:00:20 +0000
        Subj:   LION


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From:           Stuart Hampton-Reeves <
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Date:           Tuesday, 02 Dec 2003 16:25:12 +0000
Subject: 14.2275 LION
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2275 LION

I guess I am one of the 'have-nots', hence my ignorant assumption that
EEBO is, like LION, a database of text files. Image capture does require
significantly more memory. It is an inefficient way of storing texts,
although I understand there is a project in progress to produce text
files. Even so, with hard-drives at 250GB now cheaply available on the
consumer market, space is hardly an issue for any kind of data storage
(125000 texts at 10mb each will be, I guess, 1250GB or five high-spec
pcs). Having looked in to EEBO and LION a little more, I have to admit
that I was wrong about the price. The last time I got my librarian to
look into subscription - several years ago - the subscription rates were
very high. Now, for UK institutions at least, JISC have negotiated a
good rate for EEBO. LION, which is text based and *would* sit
comfortably on my hard-drive (although mine may be bigger than
Gabriel's) still seems over-priced to me for what it is - a three-year
subscription is getting on for 

 

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