VPIEJ-L Discussion Archives

July 1993

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Date:         Sat, 3 Jul 1993 11:44:18 EDT
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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From:         James O'Donnell 
Subject:      Announcing Bryn Mawr Medieval Review
 
                         BRYN MAWR MEDIEVAL REVIEW
                                  (BMMR)
 
                             EDITORS
 
        Eugene Vance                  James J. O'Donnell
        Romance Literature GN-60      Classical Studies
        University of Washington      University of Pennsylvania
        Seattle WA 98195              Philadelphia PA  19104-6305
        vance@u.washington.edu        jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
 
                         Managing Editor
 
                        Paul Remley
                        Department of English GN-30
                        University of Washington
                        Seattle WA 98195
                        bmmr@u.washington.edu
 
     We are proud to announce that Bryn Mawr Medieval Review, a
sister publication of Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR), is now
ready to receive subscription requests.  Instructions below.
 
     BMMR will publish timely reviews of current work in all
areas of medieval studies, a field it will interpret as broadly
as possible (chronologically, geographically, culturally, etc.).
We are eager to develop a large and diverse stable of reviewers
and to offer broad coverage of interesting current work from all
over the world.  To that end, we will be assisted by a
distinguished editorial advisory board, who will themselves
review for us and help us find additional reviewers; but
expressions of interest from potential reviewers and of course
from authors and publishers wishing to submit review copies will
be welcomed by any of the editors listed above.
 
     There will be no paper BMMR.  Reviews will ship serially as
they are ready.  Once a month, a "masthead" file will remind
readers of the makeup of the editorial staff and contain concise
instructions for subscribing, unsubscribing, back issues, and the
like.  (Back issues will be available by ftp and gopher [with
WAIS indexing to facilitate searching] through the University of
Virginia's library e-text service, as is already the case for
BMCR.)  There will also be a "Books Received" file shipped
monthly, with notes by books still unplaced for review -- to
encourage qualified readers to volunteer.
 
     "Classical" and "Medieval" are not exclusive categories, and
so some reviews in appropriate topics will be shipped to both
BMCR and BMMR.  To subscribe to both without duplication, readers
will wish to enroll in the separate listserv for BMR-L (Bryn Mawr
Reviews).  The model used by BMCR and BMMR may well soon be
extended further to other fields, and there will always be a BMR
listing to allow subscription to all the sister publications at
once, as well as individual subscriptions by sub-field.
 
     There will also be opportunity for author's replies,
discussion of earlier reviews, and well-conceived columns of
opinion on the current medieval scholarly scene.  At the editors'
discretion, other informational material (e.g., conference
announcements) may also be included.
 
     We are happy to report that the following scholars have
joined our ranks at the outset, to advise and guide us.
 
     Patrick Geary, late of U. of Florida, now of UCLA
               (History)
     Stephen Jaeger, U. of Washington
               (Germanics)
     Herbert Kessler, Johns Hopkins
               (Art History)
     Seth Lerer, Stanford
               (English)
     Keven Kiernan, U. of Kentucky
               (English)
     Alistair Minnis, York University
               (Medieval Studies)
     Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins
               (French)
     Michael Solomon, Emory
               (Spanish)
     Robert Stacey,  U. of Washington
               (History)
 
We expect that others will join our board shortly.
 
TO SUBSCRIBE to BMMR alone:
 
     Send mail message to listserv@cc.brynmawr.edu with
     nothing on the subject line and the single message
     line:  SUBSCRIBE BMMR-L Your Name
 
TO SUBSCRIBE TO BMMR *and* BMCR (new subscribers):
 
     Send mail message to listserv@cc.brynmawr.edu with
     nothing on the subject line and the single message
     line:  SUBSCRIBE BMR-L Your Name
 
SPECIAL FOR current BMCR SUBSCRIBERS:
 
     If you wish to subscribe to both, go ahead and send
     the message to listserv@cc.brynmawr.edu for BMR-L just
     described, but add a second line UNSUB BMCR-L.  If you
     are told you can't unsubscribe, please refer the error
     message to jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu -- this will happen
     most often to people who subscribed to BMCR some time
     ago from Bitnet addresses.
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Date:         Wed, 7 Jul 1993 14:24:45 EDT
Reply-To:     "SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum"
              
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
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Comments:      W: FROM field duplicated. Last occurrence was retained.
From:         Ann Okerson 
Subject:      Electronic Mellon report
 
For your information, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's study, University
Libraries and Scholarly Communication, is now available on the Internet.
The work was supported by the Mellon Foundation, believing that electronic
distribution is critical, particularly given the nature of the information
in the report.
 
The work is accessible via three different sites, and once you get to
there, the arrangement is self-explanatory.  GOPHER access is your easiest
option (though you may ftp to the same sites):
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LIBRARIES:
 
gopher gopher.lib.virginia.edu
then, choose Alphabetical Arrangement
then, choose University Libraries & Scholarly Communication (Mellon report)
 
 
COALITION FOR NETWORKED INFORMATION (to be up in early July)
 
gopher gopher.cni.org
then, choose ARL
then, choose University Libraries....
 
AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
 
gopher e-math.ams.org
then, choose General Information
then, choose University Libraries...
 
 
We particularly wish to acknowledge the substantial work of the
following people who made this networked version possible:
 
David Rodgers and the systems group at the American Mathematical Society,
Ann Arbor, for file conversion, particularly scanning of the non-
textual materials.
 
John Price-Wilkin, University of Virginia Libraries, for organizing
the files for the Internet gopher and ftp.
 
------
 
If you have further questions, please message me.  Please let others
in your institution know of the availability of these materials.
 
Ann Okerson/ARL  (ann@cni.org)
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Date:         Wed, 14 Jul 1993 08:30:25 EDT
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From:         Edith Wu 
Subject:      U.S. Clearinghouse
 
I understand that the legality of re-distribution of published articles in
electronic form is a complicated issue.  As for journals published in the
U.S., is it appropriate to contact the U.S. Clearinghouse?   Could you give
me its address?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
Edith Wu
University Library System
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
e-mail: edith-wu@cuhk.hk
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Date:         Wed, 14 Jul 1993 11:41:42 EDT
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From:         herring@ltpsun.gsfc.nasa.gov
Subject:      Re: U.S. Clearinghouse
 
>I understand that the legality of re-distribution of published articles in
>electronic form is a complicated issue.
 
 
Along similar lines, I am setting up a document archive within NASA.  Most
of the users of my archive have published articles in journals which I plan
to include in my archive.  Can someone advise, or direct me to a source of
information, regarding copyright laws here.  In short, is it legal for me
make articles available in my archive that also appear in publication?  And
if so, are there any restrictions placed on access to that article and/or
subsequent use?
 
Thanks in advance for your help.
 
 
David Herring
MODIS Administrative Support Team
NASA/GSFC  Code 920
Greenbelt, MD  20771
phone:  (301) 286-9515
fax:             (301) 286-9200
e-mail:  herring@ltpsun.gsfc.nasa.gov
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Date:         Wed, 14 Jul 1993 16:19:26 EDT
Reply-To:     Brian Gaines 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Brian Gaines 
Subject:      Re: U.S. Clearinghouse
 
> Along similar lines, I am setting up a document archive within NASA.  Most
> of the users of my archive have published articles in journals which I plan
> to include in my archive.  Can someone advise, or direct me to a source of
> information, regarding copyright laws here.  In short, is it legal for me
> make articles available in my archive that also appear in publication?  And
> if so, are there any restrictions placed on access to that article and/or
> subsequent use?
>
Most scientific journals give back to the authors the rights to reuse their
work and, hence, if you have the authors permission you are OK. However,
this is not uniformly so, not necessarily because publishers do not intend
the author to have the right to reuse their own work, but because they
have a very simple agreement ommitting such a clause.
 
When I sign such agreements I always add such a clause and have never had
this queried.
 
The provision of electronic archives for published papers is one of the
major policy recommendations I make in the article 'An agenda for digital
journals: the socio-technical infrastructure of knowledge dissemination.'
Journal of Organizational Computing 3(2) 135-193. (Available by anon ftp
at this site in pub/KSI directory). It is good to see it happening so
widely and rapidly. For some time, paper and electronic publication will
need to be symbiotic.
 
I also make the point in that article that any publisher who attempts to
prevent authors reusing their own material will soon find their journals
cease to have submissions. The important issue for third party archives is
make provision for authors to submit with the author taking explicit
responsibility for the reuse.
 
Commercial third party archives are another matter. It would seem natural
justice for the primary publisher to receive some remuneration from any
secondary commercial exploitation, and that is custom and practice in the
publishing industry.
 
Brian Gaines
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Date:         Wed, 14 Jul 1993 16:19:51 EDT
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From:         Dirk Herr-Hoyman 
Subject:      Re: U.S. Clearinghouse
 
> >I understand that the legality of re-distribution of published articles in
> >electronic form is a complicated issue.
>
 
>
 
> Along similar lines, I am setting up a document archive within NASA.  Most
> of the users of my archive have published articles in journals which I plan
> to include in my archive.  Can someone advise, or direct me to a source of
> information, regarding copyright laws here.  In short, is it legal for me
> make articles available in my archive that also appear in publication?  And
> if so, are there any restrictions placed on access to that article and/or
> subsequent use?
>
 
I can speak for the Journal of Extension.  If an article is to be republished,
whether in electronic form or not, permission must be granted by the Journal.
So, I imagine you will need to contact each individual journal seeking
permission to republish.
 
---
Dirk Herr-Hoyman                            |
 
Internet Publishing Specialist              | Practice
 
Electronic Journal of Extension             | random acts of kindness
  Project Coordinator                       | and
University of Wisconsin-Extension           | senseless beauty
hoymand@joe.uwex.edu (NeXTmail accepted)    |
608-265-3893 (voice) 608-265-2530 (fax)     |
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Date:         Wed, 14 Jul 1993 16:20:25 EDT
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From:         Carl Reimann 
Subject:      Re: U.S. Clearinghouse
In-Reply-To:  <9307141544.AA03019@rampage.psi.net>
 
At some point within the next 12 months, I will be setting up a
publicly-available set of files which people will be able to anon-FTP.
Before I get started, it may be interesting to hear some of the guidance
that others have requested below.
 
I have no specific plans for the inclusion of materials published
elsewhere; however, the subject may come up and this seems the
appropriate forum. If people have so many questions about so basic an
issue, why don't we address it here?
 
What are the basic legal documents that archivists must be familiar
with? It almost seems too basic a question for a forum on publishing
electronically, but it seems that there is interest in public posting on
this subject.
 
Carl Reimann  POBox 480 Clarksburg MD 20871 p(301) 972-1155 f(301) 972-1144

>DATE:   Wed, 14 Jul 1993 11:41:42 EDT
>FROM:   herring@ltpsun.gsfc.nasa.gov
>
>>I understand that the legality of re-distribution of published articles in
>>electronic form is a complicated issue.
>
>Along similar lines, I am setting up a document archive within NASA.  Most
>of the users of my archive have published articles in journals which I plan
>to include in my archive.  Can someone advise, or direct me to a source of
>information, regarding copyright laws here.  In short, is it legal for me
>make articles available in my archive that also appear in publication?  And
>if so, are there any restrictions placed on access to that article and/or
>subsequent use?
>
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>
>David Herring
>MODIS Administrative Support Team
>NASA/GSFC  Code 920
>Greenbelt, MD  20771
>phone:  (301) 286-9515
>fax:             (301) 286-9200
>e-mail:  herring@ltpsun.gsfc.nasa.gov
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Date:         Fri, 16 Jul 1993 08:16:19 EDT
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From:         "Linda Hulbert, Medical Center Library" 
Subject:      Re: U.S. Clearinghouse
 
 
I hate to be the one to respond to this question because I'm tired of
librarians serving as copyright police - but, oh my yes! you can't put
published materials into any other format without permission of the
copyright holder.  There are exceptions associated with fair use under
which individuals and libraries can do copying.  Your use, from the scant
information, does not seem to apply.  There are tons of books on copyright
guidelines - virutally any library will have some collection on the
subject.  Law libraries will have the best collection.
 
Good luck on your endeavor.
 
Linda Hulbert, Assistant Director
  for Technical Services
Saint Louis University Medical Center Library
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Date:         Fri, 16 Jul 1993 14:47:45 EDT
Reply-To:     Brian Gaines 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         Brian Gaines 
Subject:      Re: U.S. Clearinghouse
 
> I hate to be the one to respond to this question because I'm tired of
> librarians serving as copyright police - but, oh my yes! you can't put
> published materials into any other format without permission of the
> copyright holder.  There are exceptions associated with fair use under
 
This reply is clearly correct, but I think it misses the point of the
original posting. You cannot convert a paper to electronic form and put
it up without permission and not violate the copyright. However, the
archives which are being set up are ones where the archive owner accepts
material from authors, such as the HEP archives.
 
Whereas publishers under US law have requested full assignment of copyright
in recent years, the practice is to return the right of use to authors
and their employers. For example, IEEE Transactions all state, "returns to
authors and their employess full rights to reuse their material for their
own purposes". ACM goes further and states in its publications that
"Permision to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted
provided copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial
advantage". Commercial publishers have similar provisions, e.g. Kluwer,
Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, "returns to authors and their
employess full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes"
 
I have come across two cases where such provision was not made and in both
cases wrote it in before signing. Authors should be advised to do this.
In both cases it was an oversight by publishers of a new journal.
 
Thus, as I noted originally, if, as archive provider, you require authors
to state that they are putting up an electronic version in your archive
as part of their reuse then you are not contravening the contractual relation
whereby authors publish. I assume also that a NASA internet archive will
be free and hence come under non-commercial provisions also.
 
One other possibility you might consider is to offer a service which
provides an index with WWW/Gopher URLs just pointing to papers put up
for ftp by authors. It is such indices that we are lacking currently
rather than archive space.
 
Brian Gaines
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Date:         Mon, 19 Jul 1993 09:49:01 EDT
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From:         Ann Okerson 
Subject:      U.S. Clearinghouse
 
A question to the original questioner who used the subject header:  US
Clearinghouse.  What did you mean by it?  Did you mean, is there one,
should there be one?
 
If that was an implicit question, then there doesn't exist a clearing
agency in the U.S. for comprehensive permission granting or licensing
of printed works in the same way that there are such options for music.
The closest thing is the Copyright Clearance Center that collects
royalties for publishers who have signed up with it.  But the CCC cannot
give you permission to reproduce the work, per se.  That permission can
only come from the copyright holder.
 
Ahenever you want to put an article up in an electronic archive, say,
your permission needs to come from the copyright owner.  This can be
tricky and currently needs to be done on an item by item basis.  You can
start either with the publisher -- for sci-tech articles that have been
formally published, that is likely where the ownership is -- or with the
author -- who was the original copyright owner.  But you had better ask
that author to re-read the copyright assignment s/he signed with the
publisher.  In my experience, authors are often unaware of what rights
they signed over and what rights they retain; where they need to refer
you back to the publisher or where they do not.  There is a sense that
"since I wrote it, I must own it." This is usually not so for works that
have been formally published.
 
My view of this world is different to Mr. Gaines, for a comprehensive
review of this area of who owns what, shows that there are many different
wordings in copyright transfers.  What the publisher has requested the
author to sign depends on the field, the value of time-stamp on work
(if it goes out of date in a week,the publisher is not likely to request
full transfer of rights, for example), and what the author is willing
to sign -- perhaps.
 
At least 80% of the forms we've collected show sci-tech journal
publishers collecting pretty comprehensive rights.  The great majority
would agree that "for the author's use" would NOT include giving to
a third party to post on the Internet.  Societies such as IEEE can be
more generous in how many rights they return to the author.
 
But, the trick here for the archive maintainer is to find out who
can give you the permission and ask in the right place.  If your
archive fills up with articles that the copyright owner believes do
not have any right to be there, you are possibly liable, however
innocent of anything but the best motives.  Be careful and do your
homework and you will be fine...
 
Ann Okerson/Association of Research Libraries
ann@cni.org
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Date:         Tue, 20 Jul 1993 08:29:03 EDT
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From:         Edith Wu 
Subject:      "U.S. Clearinghouse"
 
Thanks to your responses.
 
It is interesting to see how the discussion has gone since I posted the
question.  Let me quote my original message here.
 
>I understand that the legality of re-distribution of published articles in
>electronic form is a complicated issue.  As for journals published in the
>U.S., is it appropriate to contact the U.S. Clearinghouse?   Could you give
>me its address?
 
I made a blunder to assume that there was a "U.S. Clearinghouse" name where I
could write to for a block permission of re-distribution of works in
electronic form.  The name did catch my mind though.  As some of you have
kindly pointed out, the Copyright Clearance Center should be the one I have
to approach.
 
Copyright is my foremost concern when planning an electronic archive.  I have
been skeptical if "fair use" is a panacea.  Now, the issue looks more
complicated than I thought.
 
 
Edith Wu
University Library
Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
e-mail: edith-wu@cuhk.hk
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Date:         Tue, 27 Jul 1993 09:44:03 EDT
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From:         IAN.WORTHINGTON@classics.utas.edu.au
Subject:      *ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY* #2
 
   *ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY: COMMUNICATING THE CLASSICS*
 
     As a subscriber to the electronic journal you are being contacted to
let you know that Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 1993) is now available for access.
 A general announcement (aimed at non-subscribers) that the journal is
available will be made in approximately 24 hours time over the lists - as a
subscriber you will be automatically contacted in advance when future
issues are available.  A contents list for Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 1993) is
appended.  Volume 1 Issue 3 will be published in August.  The editors
welcome contributions.
 
        Access is via gopher or ftp (instructions below).  The journal file
name is 1,2-July1993;  Volume 1 Issue 1 (file name now: 1,1-June1993) may
also be accessed in the same way.
 
        However, before we go any further, a few words are in order in the
light of the first issue of June 1993.  First of all, we warmly thank the
very many who responded to the journal so enthusiastically and positively.
Files were accessed during the first weekend of the journal's life several
hundred times, and we can now report a readership in over 20 countries and
subscriptions which have been coming in on a daily basis.
 
        We are sorry that some people had difficulties accessing the
journal, especially via ftp.   It is unfortunate that ftp from the
University of Tasmania IS relatively slow (the bods tell Worthington that
various satellites are to blame, and he has no reason to doubt them), so we
would ask for your patience when retrieving files.  One way around the
problem is to access *here* in Tasmania (eastern Australian time) either
during the night, very early morning or at weekends, since during the
business day the lines are crammed.  This means you'll need to check with
(e.g.) the international operator for the right time difference, but at the
moment (the following is not an exhaustive list) Britain is 9 hours behind
eastern Australia; Europe, west to east, 8-6 hours; East Coast U.S.A. 14
hours; West Coast U.S.A. 17 hours; South America, coastal to eastern, 13-15
hours, South Africa 8 hours; Singapore 2 hours; and Japan 1 hour.  Please
also be very careful when ftping *not* to leave *any* spaces in file names
or make typos.
 
       The best way to access the journal (in terms of both ease and time)
is by gopher, and we would urge you to do so.  The structure of the journal
is also more easily recognisable on gopher.
 
        Thank you again for your support, and we hope you find this issue
stimulating.
 
 
                        HOW TO ACCESS
 
        The journal is available through gopher at:
 
-- info.utas.edu.au and through gopher:
-- open top level document called Publications
-- open Electronic Antiquity.
-- open 1,2-July1993
-- 12 files there: Contents; Editorial; Guidelines; Articles; Translations;
Reviews; Getty acquisitions; Classics in New Zealand; New Publications;
Conferences; Vacancies; Keeping In Touch, which are numbered consecutively,
(01) to (12), in this order.
-- open (01)contents first for list of contents, then other files as appropriate
 
        Or, if you prefer, you can FTP the journal by contacting:
 
-- FTP.utas.edu.au (or ftp.info.utas.edu.au)
        --> departments --> classics --> antiquity.
-- In Antiquity you will see the files as described above.
 
-- Since a few people had problems accessing the journal via ftp, here are
the stages in more detail:
 
at your system prompt: FTP
at the subsequent prompt: open FTP.utas.edu.au
at login prompt: anonymous
at password: your username (which won't show)
then: cd departments
then: cd classics
then: cd antiquity
then: ls -l
then: cd 1,2-July1993
then: ls -l
   You will now have a list of the various directories (the 'd'
   beginning each line 'drwx....' indicates you're dealing with
   a directory)
then: cd (into whichever directory you want)
then: ls -l
   If the first character in the line is not 'd', you've got a file.
   Use the 'get' command plus the file name to download.  If you're
   still in a directory, use the 'ls-l' command to list its contents.
        Use 'get' to transfer files.
 
   To move back up the directory tree
type: cdup
then: ls -l
   And repeat the process.
 
        Do NOT use Telnet.
 
        The size of Volume 1 Issue 2 is 245K (about 100 A4 pages).
 
        If you are unable to access the journal please contact Ian
Worthington at: ian.worthington@classics.utas.edu.au.
 
        Queries and contributions may be directed to the editors at
antiquity-editor@classics.utas.edu.au.
 
Peter Toohey
Ian Worthington
 
 
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*ELECTRONIC ANTIQUITY:
COMMUNICATING THE CLASSICS*
 
ISSN 1320-3606
 
Peter Toohey (Founding Editor)
Ian Worthington (Editor)
 
VOL. 1 ISSUE 2 - JULY 1993
 
(01) LIST OF CONTENTS
 
(02) EDITORIAL
 
(03) GUIDELINES
 
(04) ARTICLES
 
Develin, R. 'Reviews and Roman Factional Politics'
Ellis, J.R. 'The Structure of Thucydides' Dissertation on Stasis
        and the Authenticity of 3.84'
Maddox, G. 'Religious Dissent and Political Opposition:
        Thoughts on Ancient and Modern Democracy'
Scodel, Ruth, 'Meditations on Lysias 1 and Athenian Adultery'
Powell, Barry B., 'Did Homer Sing at Lefkandi?'
 
(05) TRANSLATIONS
 
Baker, R.J., 'Bad Smells and Worse Noises: Ten From Martial'
 
(06) REVIEWS
 
Goetsche, Sallie, Euripides' *Bacchae*, Stratford Festival, 25
        June - 18 September
Toohey, Peter, Farrell, Joseph, *Vergil's 'Georgics' and the
        Traditions of Ancient Epic: The Art of Allusion in Literary
        History*, New York, O.U.P., 1991.
 
(07) J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM by Kenneth Hamma
 
Recent Acquisitions and Lectures
 
(08) CLASSICS IN NEW ZEALAND
 
The Players
 
(09) NEW PUBLICATIONS
 
Ancient Theatre Newsletter
New Journal by the Classical Association of Ireland
 
(10) CONFERENCES
 
Roman Studies Conference, University of Natal, Durban, South
        Africa (programme and abstracts)
The World of Domitian, Cornell University, U.S.A. (programme)
 
(11) VACANCIES
 
Tufts University: Possible Job Opening for a Classicist
        Programmer
Washington University: Mediaeval Historian
 
(12) KEEPING IN TOUCH
'The Database of Classical Bibliography: Methodology and
        Design', by Dee Clayman
Electronic Forums for the Classics, by Ian Worthington
 
(end)
---------
Ian Worthington,
Department of Classics,
University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tasmania 7001,
Australia.
Tel. (002) 202294 (direct)
Fax (002) 202186
e-mail:  Ian.Worthington@classics.utas.edu.au
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Date:         Wed, 28 Jul 1993 15:25:27 EDT
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From:         mwhite@genie.geis.com
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 In making the announcement, Ron Albright, founder and director of
 the DPA, defined "electronic publishing" as the publication of
 literature and graphic material in computer-readable, digital
 format; specifically, materials created on computer and distributed
 in digital format for other to read through their computers.
 According to Albright, the term encompasses "everything from plain
 ASCII text, which can be read on any computer, to complex,
 hypertext publications that rely on machine-specific programs to
 view and navigate."
 
 The Quill Award competition is open to all authors and publishers,
 regardless of DPA membership status. The only requirement is that
 the materials submitted for judging must have been previously
 published in electronic format. Submitted materials must either
 have been uploaded to an online system or distributed on disk for
 reading by computer as digital materials. In clarifying, Albright
 said "materials that were simply created on computer - most writers
 use those for composition anyway - do not meet the criteria of
 having been electronically published for reading and are
 ineligible."
 
 Award Categories:
 
 Serial Publication - a weekly, monthly or otherwise regularly-
 scheduled publication that has been issued for at least 6 months
 (or at least 3 editions) available prior to July, 1993. This
 category will include both fiction and non-fiction magazines and
 newsletters.
 
 New Serial Publication - a weekly, monthly or otherwise regularly-
 scheduled publication that has been issued for less than 6 months
 but has been published at least for two issues. This category will
 include both fiction and non-fiction magazines and newsletters and
 is proposed to recognize and encourage new issues.
 
 Fiction Book - an original (eliminating reprints of the
 "classics" in digital format - who among us can hope to compete
 with a digital edition of Shakespeare's classics?) electronically
 published novel. Length: 50,000 words, minimum.
 
 Non-Fiction Book - an original non-fiction book in digital
 format. Length: 35,000 words minimum.
 
 Short Story - a single original story appearing either alone or
 as part of an anthology or magazine and published in digital
 format. This category shall exclude reprints of stories
 originally published in a paper publication. Length: 1000 words,
 minimum.
 
 Non-fiction article - a single originally article appearing
 either alone or as part of a magazine and published in digital
 format. This category shall exclude reprints of articles
 originally published in paper. Length: 1500 words, minimum.
 
 Publishing software - a software program (Shareware or
 traditionally marketed) designed for publishing text and/or
 graphics and facilitating their distribution and viewing.
 Nominations will be accepted from users as well as original
 authors.
 
 Miscellaneous - this niche will encompass poetry, graphic
 collections, comics, and other publications outside the standard
 categories.
 
 PRIZES: A certificate, suitable for framing, will be awarded to
 first, second, third winners in each category. In cases where the
 number and/or quality of submissions warrants, Certificates of
 Merit will also be awarded. Additional prizes, including cash
 awards, are under consideration. If available, these will be
 announced in the future.
 
 DEADLINES: Submissions will be accepted from original authors or
 from the editors of a publication in which the submitted material
 appeared. Submissions must be made in digital format (via modem or
 on disk) to any of the "electronic addresses" listed below.
 Deadline for submissions is September 30, 1993. Winners will be
 announced in conjunction with the DPA activities surrounding
 "Electronic Publishing Month" which is annually celebrated in
 November.
 
 Submit materials to any of the following addresses:
 
 CompuServe: 75166,2473
 GEnie: RALBRIGHT
 MCI Mail: 370-7474 (RALBRIGHT)
 PRODIGY: DXBD80A
 
 You can also upload submissions to the Disktop Publishing
 Association BBS at 205-854-1660 (1200/2400/9600; 24 hours/day).
 
 Materials can be submitted on disk by mailing to:
 
 The Digital Publishing Association
 1160 Huffman Road
 Birmingham, AL 35215
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Date:         Fri, 30 Jul 1993 08:31:58 EDT
Reply-To:     "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
Sender:       "Publishing E-Journals : Publishing, Archiving,
              and Access" 
From:         "Charles Bailey, University of Houston" 
Subject:      Special Issue on E-Journals?
 
I understand that there was a special issue of the Journal of
Organizational Computing on e-journals; however, I have been unable
to track this down using local indexes and databases.  Anyone have
further information?  Thanks.
 
Best Regards,
Charles
 
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