17.160 new on WWW: digital video thesis; Studies in Bibliography

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Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 01:47:47 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 160.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: Craig Bellamy <milkbar@milkbar.com.au> (20)
             Subject: on-line digital video thesis

       [2] From: Elizabeth <ekl2e@virginia.edu> (41)
             Subject: Studies in Bibliography available as EBooks

             Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 06:38:37 +0100
             From: Craig Bellamy <milkbar@milkbar.com.au>
             Subject: on-line digital video thesis

    From: "Craig Bellamy" <milkbar@milkbar.com.au>

    Dear Willard and Humanist,

    I would like to happily inform you that the on-line thesis 'Milkbar.com.au:
    Globalisation and the Everyday City' www.milkbar.com.au
    has been passed (subject to amendments) and awarded the PhD qualification.

    This type of research is still reasonably rare in the humanities in
    Australia (as an individual post-graduate student) and when I started this
    endeavour in 1998 there were very few models to use as templates. So in
    many ways it may be seen in the light as experimental practice.

    In reflection, the most pressing issue that the work addresses is the
    concept of on-line knowledge representation in the humanities through
    interactive digital video. I haven't really attempted to pursue established
    research methodologies in this work, but have attempted to pursue avenues
    of enquiry that are generated by exploring the possibilities of the
    technologies themselves.

    Many thanks to Adrian Miles my supervisor for providing the use of some of
    his own research at the University of Bergen and many thanks for Willard
    and Humanist subscribers for maintaining this most excellent of lists.


    (Dr) Craig Bellamy

             Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 06:44:23 +0100
             From: Elizabeth <ekl2e@virginia.edu>
             Subject: Studies in Bibliography available as EBooks

    The Bibliographical Society of UVa announces
    Studies in Bibliography First Scholarly Ebook Journal

    June 5 -- The internationally renowned journal Studies in Bibliography,
    edited at the University of Virginia by English professor David Vander
    Meulen, has become the first scholarly print journal to make its entire
    backlist available in ebook format. In collaboration with UVa's Electronic
    Text Center, the periodical offers fifty-two of its annual volumes on the
    website of its sponsor, the Bibliographical Society of the University of
    Virginia <http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/bsuva/>, where readers can download
    the texts without charge as Microsoft Reader ebooks. [The Ebook Archive is
    at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/bsuva/sb/sbebooks.html.]

    Studies was founded in 1948 by UVa Professor Fredson Bowers and is one of
    the world's leading journals of analytical bibliography, textual criticism,
    manuscript study, and the history of printing and publishing. In
    partnership with the University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center,
    Studies was among the earliest established scholarly journals to make a
    commitment to electronic publication when in 1997 it made its first
    forty-nine volumes available without charge on the worldwide web in fully
    searchable SGML format. Since then each subsequent volume of the journal
    has been added to the electronic collection a year after its appearance in

    The electronic version of Studies has attracted heavy international traffic
    from the start, in a recent month drawing 125,554 "hits" and 14,538
    "visits," in which users explored the site at length. "More people now see
    Studies in a month than have read it over the first half-century of its
    existence," says Vander Meulen. He also points out that "we always assumed
    that our audience consisted mainly of advanced scholars, but to our
    surprise and delight a great number of our web readers are coming from high
    schools." His own students used the ebook texts in a seminar in scholarly
    editing he taught this spring. "It proved handy to be able to read an
    assignment while waiting for a bus," he says, "and it's wonderful to be
    able to pull a six-foot shelf of books out of your pocket during class to
    look closely at a passage."

    In addition to its steadily expanding file of Studies volumes, the website
    of the Bibliographical Society of UVa offers three other electronic
    publications: The Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century,
    edited by G. Blakemore Evans, Emily Lorraine de Montluzin's award-winning
    Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868, and her
    Attributions of Authorship in the European Magazine,

    18 July 2003

    For additional information please contact: Anne Ribble (434) 924-7013

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