17.722 articles & Herodotus

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 17:00:37 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 722.
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       [1] From: Gerry Mckiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (70)
             Subject: New and Old Articles About Innovative Information

       [2] From: JoDI Announcements <jodi@ecs.soton.ac.uk> (46)
             Subject: JoDI (V4i4): New Applications of Knowledge
                     Organization Systems

       [3] From: ubiquity <ubiquity@HQ.ACM.ORG> (14)
             Subject: Ubiquity 5.4

       [4] From: Ross Scaife <scaife@UKY.EDU> (24)
             Subject: HERODOTUS PROJECT (photography/history web site}

             Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 06:35:15 +0000
             From: Gerry Mckiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: New and Old Articles About Innovative Information Systems

              _New and Old Articles About Innovative Information Systems_

    I am pleased to announce the publication and availability of self-archived
    copies of
    two of my SCI-5 columns devoted to Innovative Information Systems:

    "New Age E-Journals, Indexes, and Services,"
    Science & Technology Libraries, Vol. 21, No. 3/4, 2001 [2003], pp. 223-233.

    [ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/EJIS.pdf]

    "Scholar-Based Initiatives in Publishing," Science & Technology Libraries,
    Vol. 22, No. 3/4, 2002 [2003], pp. 181-191

    [ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/SBI.pdf ]

    I am also pleased to announce the availability of self-archived copies of
    previously published articles that profile other Innovative Information
    Systems, etc:

    "eCONF: The SLAC Electronic Conference Proceedings Archive," Library Hi
    Tech News, Vol. 18 No. 5, 2001, pp. 16-23.



    To promote the publication and expedite the availability of conference
    proceedings, an experimental archive titled eConf has been established
    under the auspices of the SLAC Technical Information Services department.
    At this time, the eConf archive is limited to proceedings in high-energy
    physics and related fields. The archive
    presently contains the conference papers of two proceedings: the 19th
    International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies
    (LP 99) and 20th International
    Linac Conference.



    "EnergyFiles: The Virtual Library of Energy Science and Technology,"
    Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 20, No. 1, January/February 2003, 30-36.



    The targeted audience for EnergyFiles is end users and organizations having
    a need for
    energy-related scientific and technical information. Anticipated primary
    users include
    researchers, scientists, project managers, program, managers, academic
    (educators and students), and associated information professionals.

    NOTE: Review of previous version of interface and system



    "Library Database Advisors - Emerging Innovative Augmented Digital Library
    Services," Library Hi Tech News Vol. 19, No. 4, May 2002, pp. 27-33.

    "Why should we make our users hunt down the best resource for a given
    information need and learn how to use its particular options for searching?
    Why not provide them with a simple way to get started?" || Roy Tennant ||



    "Web-based Journal Manuscript Management and Peer-Review Systems and
    Services," Library Hi Tech News Vol. 19, No. 7, August 2002, pp. 31-43.

    "* [A] paperless system would significantly reduce delays in all aspects of
    the dissemination cycle. The composition process itself should be speeded
    up and so should the whole interaction among writers, publishers, and
    referees." || F. W. Lancaster ||

    [Lancaster, F.W., Toward Paperless Information Systems ( Academic Press:
    New York, NY, 1978), 127.]



    And BTW: For the Irish amongst us, as well as those who wish they were [:-)]:
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!



    Gerry McKiernan
    New and Old Irish Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011


    "You should never wear your best [green] trousers when you go out to fight
    for freedom and liberty." With Apologies to Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

             Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 09:09:24 +0000
             From: JoDI Announcements <jodi@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
             Subject: JoDI (V4i4): New Applications of Knowledge Organization

    Journal of Digital Information announces
    A SPECIAL ISSUE on New Applications of Knowledge Organization Systems
    (Volume 4, issue 4, March 2004)
    Special issue Editors: Douglas Tudhope, University of Glamorgan, and
    Traugott Koch, Lund University

      From the special issue editorial:
    "Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (KOS), such as classifications,
    gazetteers, lexical databases, ontologies, taxonomies and thesauri, model
    the underlying semantic structure of a domain. Embodied as Web-based
    services, they can facilitate resource discovery and retrieval. They act as
    semantic road maps and make possible a common orientation by indexers and
    future users (whether human or machine).

    "New networked KOS services and applications are emerging and we are
    reaching the stage where we might begin to exploit common representations
    and protocols for distributed use. We are not yet in this situation.
    However, we have the opportunity to draw on a number of technologies that
    can be combined to yield new solutions.

    "The papers published here are concerned with various types of KOS, discuss
    various standards issues and span the information lifecycle"

    The issue includes the following papers:

    C. Binding, D. Tudhope (February 2004)
    KOS at your Service: Programmatic Access to Knowledge Organisation Systems

    T. Smith, M. Zeng (January 2004)
    Building Semantic Tools for Concept-based Learning Spaces

    D. Soergel, B. Lauser, A. Liang, F. Fisseha (March 2004)
    Reengineering Thesauri for New Applications: The AGROVOC Example

    K. Veltman (March 2003)
    Towards a Semantic Web for Culture

    D. Vizine-Goetz, C. Hickey, A. Houghton, R. Thompson (March 2004)
    Vocabulary Mapping for Terminology Services


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    --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 09:10:05 +0000 From: ubiquity <ubiquity@HQ.ACM.ORG> Subject: Ubiquity 5.4

    This Week in Ubiquity:

    Volume 5, Issue 4 (March 17 - March 23, 2004)


    Calm Technologies in a Multimedia World

    In an ideal world, computers will blend into the landscape, will inform but not overburden you with information, and make you aware of them only when you need them. By Alexandru Tugui http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v5i4_tugui.html


    The Death of the Art of Writing: Myth or Reality?

    When it comes to writing, the next generation is all thumbs. By Victor Tiong Kung Ming http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v5i4_ming.html

    --[4]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 09:10:45 +0000 From: Ross Scaife <scaife@UKY.EDU> Subject: HERODOTUS PROJECT (photography/history web site}

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: ssolow@mindspring.com Date: March 19, 2004 10:34:06 AM EST To: "scaife@uky.edu" <scaife@uky.edu>

    Dear Sir:

    I would like to inform you about our project and we hope that you can add a link to us on your web site.

    http://www.losttrails.com is an educational multi-media web site and our main activity is the 'Herodotus Project'. The Herodotus project is a free serialized new translation of Herodotus along with extensive photography of the locations and artifacts mentioned in the book so that a student of history can explore the text visually while reading it. This project aims to eventually have as complete a pictorial record as possible of the sites mentioned by Herodotus. This is a multi-year effort which is only realizable on the internet. We update the website monthly with newly translated text and a photographic essay of a site mentioned by Herodotus.


    Shane Solow www.losttrails.com www.herodotusproject.org

    P.S. our translation of Herodotus has recently been reviewed by Straussian.net and can be viewed here:


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