20.173 new on WWW: Ubiquity 7.33; JEP Summer 2006; Poetess Archive Database

From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_KCL.AC.UK>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:33:00 +0100

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 173.
      Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                    Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

  [1] From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (17)
        Subject: Ubiquity 7.33

  [2] From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (79)
        Subject: new on WWW: JEP Summer 2006 now online

  [3] From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (27)
        Subject: new on WWW: Poetess Archive Database

        Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:15:22 +0100
        From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Ubiquity 7.33

This Week in Ubiquity:

Volume 7, Issue 33

August 29, 2006 =96 September 4, 2006


Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Debnath Bhattacharyya, and Poulami Das note
that Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Optimization are classical areas
of researches in computer science, and that computer scientists have
been trying to map the Biological and Natural Solution with the
Artificial one for two decades now. They have developed a
population-based stochastic optimization technique inspired by the
social behavior of the female mosquito.Go to

For this week's Ubiquity go to http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/.

Ubiquity Volume 7, Issue 33 (August 29, 2006 =96 September 4, 2006)

Willard McCarty
        Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:24:00 +0100
        From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: new on WWW: JEP Summer 2006 now online
We are pleased to announce the publication of the Summer 2006 issue of 
the Journal of Electronic Publishing (http://www.hti.umich.edu/j/jep). 
Below the signature I've included our Editor's Note, which highlights 
some of what you'll find in our latest issue. As always, thank you for 
your interest and support; spread the word!
Best regards, Shana
++++++++++++ Shana Kimball Managing Editor, Journal of Electronic 
Publishing Scholarly Publishing Office University of Michigan 
Inside the Beltway    --Judith Axler Turner
Where I live, Washington DC, we suffer from "inside the beltway" 
thinking: for us, every burp in the federal government is a major issue 
that concerns us tremendously. Sometimes those burps have no more 
effect than, well, a burp. And sometimes they change the very fabric of 
our world.
The same is true in the world of scholarly publishing: we are 
interested in minutiae that others find narrow and boring, but 
sometimes those minutiae grow to change the way we live and work and 
conduct our business. The Internet was once a local phenomenon. 
Remember BITNET and Gopher? And look at the effect it has had.
This issue introduces us to some of the specialized work that is done 
in e-publishing in academe, and much of it has the potential to change 
the world. I think you will find new ideas here that will resonate 
inside whatever beltway that surrounds your world -- and perhaps beyond.
Hilary Wilder and Sharmila Pixy Ferris, both at William Paterson 
University in New Jersey, look at how shared knowledge is changed by 
the medium through which it is communicated, in Communication 
Technology and the Evolution of Knowledge 
(http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0009.201). What's more, they 
created and published their article in wikispace, a technology that 
itself changed their ability to share knowledge and indeed to create it.
Edwin A. Henneken, Michael J. Kurtz, Guenther Eichhorn, Alberto 
Accomazzi, Carolyn Grant, Donna Thompson, and Stephen S. Murray of the 
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Massachusetts study the 
effect of pre-publication on astrophysics citations, and find -- as 
earlier studies did in other disciplines -- that the effect is 
salubrious (http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0009.202).
Terje Hillesund from the University of Stavanger in Norway, and Jon E. 
Noring of the OpenReader Consortium argue for a universal digital 
publication format, and offer some suggestions on what it might include 
(http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0009.203) .
Elisabeth Jones and Mark Sandler, both from the University of Michigan, 
wrote separate articles on the symposium sponsored by University of 
Michigan University Library (JEP's owner) and National Commission on 
Libraries and Information Science, "Scholarship and Libraries in 
Transition: A Dialogue about the Impacts of Mass Digitization 
Projects." Mark reported on his publishing panel 
(http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0009.207) ; Elisabeth took a 
broader view of the entire two-day event 
Stuart Allen, Robert Constable, and Lori Lorigo, all from Cornell 
University in New York, explain in Using Formal Reference to Enhance 
Authority and Integrity in Online Mathematical Texts how advanced 
software can help mathematicians ensure that their proofs are correct 
and build correctly on the work they are citing. Such software could 
move beyond mathematics to other fields where exact citation is 
important (http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0009.205).
In All Knowledge, Past and Present, Susan Lukesh, an archaeologist from 
Hofstra University in New York, invites us into the world she has 
created with her ancient pottery database, using software that could be 
applied in other visual fields as well 
Brian F. Lavoie of the OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and 
Roger C. Schonfeld of Ithaka, in Books without Boundaries: A Brief Tour 
of the System-wide Print Book Collection make the case for a 
metalibrary of print books that depends on technology to support 
decisions about purchasing, storing, and archiving collections 
For more information about your subscription see 
To contribute to the Journal of Electronic Publishing, see the 
submission  guidelines at http://www.hti.umich.edu/j/jep/info.html?gui.
We welcome your comments and feedback to jep-info_at_umich.edu. We hope 
you find our new issue stimulating and useful.
Willard Mccarty
        Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:25:33 +0100
        From: Willard Mccarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: new on WWW: Poetess Archive Database
Poetess Archive Database
I write to announce a =93beta=94 release of the Poetess Archive 
Database.  The Poetess Archive is a bibliography of works by and about 
women and men writing in the =93poetess=94 tradition between 1750 and 
1900.  Once a series of static html pages, this electronic resource has 
become a searchable database.  The web site includes the electronic 
Poetess Journal containing essays by the site editors: Katherine D. 
Harris, Harry Hootman, Virginia Jackson, Laura Mandell, and Eliza 
Richards.  The database and journal are currently under peer review at 
Romantic Circles where, if accepted, it will move permanently.  Since 
Romantic-Circles reviewers will certainly ask for changes to the search 
engine as well as to the presentation of texts and bibliographic data, 
we welcome your recommendations for changes as well.  The site offers 
feedback forms, and we look forward to any input that you are able 
offer.  Go to:
Laura Mandell
Laura Mandell
Assoc. Professor
Dept. of English
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
Willard Mccarty
Received on Thu Aug 31 2006 - 00:54:17 EDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Thu Aug 31 2006 - 00:54:18 EDT