5.0772 Networked Reviews; Request for Software Reviews (2/156)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 18 Mar 1992 19:36:26 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0772. Wednesday, 18 Mar 1992.

(1) Date: Tue, 17 Mar 92 19:09:23 EST (74 lines)
From: Ann Lillian Okerson <OKERSON@UMDC>
Subject: Networked reviews, abstracts, and "filters"

(2) Date: Tue, 17 Mar 92 16:18:14 EST (82 lines)
Subject: Software Reviewers

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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 92 19:09:23 EST
From: Ann Lillian Okerson <OKERSON@UMDC>
Subject: Networked reviews, abstracts, and "filters"

You might be interested in this extract from the Foreword to the next
edition of the ARL Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and
Academic Discussion lists. Note the emergence on the Net of "publications"
that are created specifically to be guides to the literature of an academic
field. It will be interesting to see if such pointers act as powerful
advertisements for current scholarly output on paper -- and to observe
the entwined nature of scholarly communications on various media.

The ARL printed Directory, 2nd edition, is expected to be avilable at the
end of March. We will post an announcement soon.

Ann Okerson
Association of Research Libraries

Secondary and "Filtering" Publications on the Net:

In editing this edition, we noted that there are emerging a number
of reviewing or filtering publications on the networks, a trend
that is sure to continue as the number of networked "serials"
increases. These publications are "user-friendly" towards books
and journals, in assuring that they are noticed and read in a
timely fashion. The most helpful ones contain abstracts or
reviews. The following appear in the directory:

Strangelove Compilation/Section 1: Journals

(1) Bryn Mawr Classical Review. In-depth reviews of books
related to Classical Studies. Article-length, several hundred
reviews per year. (U of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College)

(2) Religious Studies Publications Journal -- CONTENTS.
While initially posting contents of books and journals, the
publication is expanding to add detailed reviews. (University of

Section 2: Newsletters

(3) Citations for Serial Literature. This is an index/table
of contents to journals that carry articles about the "serials
industry." (MIT)

(4) Current Cites. Citations and annotations from over 30
journals in librarianship and computer technology. (UC Berkeley)

(5) Erofile. Reviews of the latest books associated with French
and Italian Studies. (UC Santa Barbara)

(6) Law and Politics Book Review. Reviews of books of
interest to political scientists studying law, the courts, and the
judicial process. (Northwestern)

(7) Network Audio Bits and Audio Software Review. Devoted
primarily to compact disk and vinyl LP record reviews. (Maine)

Kovacs Compilation: e-Conferences

(8) NEWBOOKS@RPIECS. (Communications) Distributes information
about recent, new, and forthcoming books relevant to
communications studies. (Rensselaer)

Information Science) Lists of technical reports from universities
and R & D labs.

(10) THPHYSIO@FRMOP11. (Medical Sciences/Research) Will display
tables of contents of journals relevant to thermal physiology.
(North Dakota)
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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 92 16:18:14 EST
Subject: Software Reviewers

CONTENTS, the religious studies on-line service, is preparing to launch
a new component, namely, on-line software review. CONTENTS is now
looking for sub-editors and reviewers for the following areas of software
relevant to religious studies:

- Modeling

- Bibliographical Packages

- Text Analysis

- Text Retrieval

- Data base

- Multi-Language Word Processing

- Computer assisted Language Learning

- Computer assisted Instruction

- Hypertext

- Machine readable texts

- Bible packages (KJV, NIV, NRSV, etc.)

There may be other areas as well, but we have identified these. (If you
would like to suggest other areas, please feel free to do so.)

Reviews will be posted on CONTENTS and discussion of the software and/or
reviews will take place on AIBI-L (both LISTSERV groups are found at

If you would like to offer your services as a sub-editor or as a reviewer
or if you would like to offer suggestions, please contact me.

L. Gregory Bloomquist
Associate Director and Managing Software Review Editor, CONTENTS
Moderator, AIBI-L



L. Gregory Bloomquist
Saint Paul University / University of Ottawa

S-Mail: 223 Main St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1C4 CANADA
Voice: (613) 782-3027 / 236-1393
FAX: (613) 567-2959 / 782-3005

The Religious Studies Publications Journal - CONTENTS is an electronic
journal that disseminates table of contents, abstracts, reviews and
ordering information on new and recent print and electronic publications
of relevance to Religious Studies. There are presently nine participating
publishers: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Catholic University of America
Press, Sheffield Academic Press (JSOT Press), University of Scranton Press,
Blackwell Publishers (Oxford), Jewish Bible Association, Columban
Enterprises, Penn State Press and the State University of New York Press.

Electronic subscriptions are free; to subscribe, send a mail message to
Listserv@uottawa or listserv@acadvm1.uottawa.ca with the text:
Inquires regarding the CONTENTS project should be sent to the project
Michael Strangelove
Department of Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
177 Waller, Ottawa
K1N 6N5 (FAX 613-564-6641)
<441495@Uottawa> or <441495@Acadvm1.Uottawa.CA>