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REED Internet Archive E-texts
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1897  Thursday, 17 November 2005

[1] 	From: 	 Alan Somerset <
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	Date: 	Wednsday, 16 Nov 2005 19:08:31 +0000 (GMT)
	Subt: 	REED Internet Archive E-texts

[2] 	From: 	Al Magary <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005 22:42:10 -0800
	Subj: 	REED online


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From: 		J Alan Somerset <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005 19:08:31 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: 	REED Internet Archive E-texts

NOTICE re INTERNET ARCHIVE REED E-TEXTS

In October 2004 REED agreed to contribute a copy of its first 24 
published volumes to the Internet Archive web site 
(http://www.archive.org/), making the research available to scholars 
worldwide.  In return, REED has received copies of the scanned text for 
all contributed volumes.  This is a first step towards the project's own 
development of a more reliable, hypertext version of the volumes.

REED cautions users of the Internet Archive searchable text files that 
formatting of the texts has not been preserved in all details and that 
the texts have not been proofed and may contain scanning errors. 
However, after almost a year of experimentation with scanning and site 
development, the Internet Archive declares itself satisfied that texts 
of the first 24 volumes in the REED series have been fully uploaded and 
that users will be able to access these interim electronic texts for 
publications from York (1979) through Oxford  (2004) without confusion. 
  Volumes subsequent to Oxford, beginning with Wales (2005), are not yet 
available.

To access the REED e-texts on the Internet Archive site, go to Texts 
from the Home page, click on Canadian Libraries and search on REED to 
pull up the volume list.

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From: 		Al Magary <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005 22:42:10 -0800
Subject: 	REED online

I have previously noted that the Records of Early English Drama (REED) 
volumes have all been available online at Internet Archive

(http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=REED%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts%20AND%20collection%3Atoronto) 


for most of this year, but I also complained that the REED project was 
not publicizing this.  Thus I am *delighted* to forward yesterday's 
announcement to the REED-L list from Sally-Beth MacLean, associate 
director and executive editor of REED 
(http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~reed/reed.html):

[Editor's Note: Announcement above.]

These posts to SHAKSPER about REED touched on some of the intellectual 
property, digitization, text integrity, and access issues:

    http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2005/0108.html
    http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2005/0121.html
    http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2005/0701.html
    http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2005/0713.html

As usual let me say I have no connection whatsoever to REED except as a fan.

Cheers,
Al Magary

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