20.504 database of all databases, hypertexts and software

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:57:45 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 504.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:53:39 +0000
         From: "Joseph Raben" <joeraben_at_ncsa.uiuc.edu>
         Subject: database of all databases, hypertexts and software

The Center for Computing in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,
located in the National Center for Supercomputer Applications at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a freely
accessible database of all databases, hypertexts and software related
to all disciplines within those fields. This universal database is
intended to serve several functions. It will provide a central
location for information on the growing number of assets being
developed in all parts of the world, and by linking them in this way,
it will suggest opportunities to associate many of them in ways not
otherwise obvious. For overlapping disciplines, like history,
archaeology, anthropology, and folklore, this database will bring
together information which may currently be widely distributed and
difficult to locate. It will also reveal gaps in the repertory of
humanistic and social science researchers, and identify individuals
and groups who may develop these needed resources. The value of this
collection for the expanding number of instructional centers is obvious.

In addition, this database will serve as a foundation for the
forthcoming Encyclopedia of Humanities and Social Science Computing,
tentatively scheduled for publication in 2008 by Idea Group,
Inc. All libraries will receive free access to the online version
when they purchase a print copy. Individuals interested in
establishing their status as experts in any area of humanities or
social science computing may submit proposals (2-3 pages) for
articles of 2500-3500 words to either of the co-editors, Vernon
Burton of the University of Illinois or Joseph Raben of the City
University of New York at encyclopedia_at_chass.ncsa.uiuc.edu.
Received on Mon Mar 12 2007 - 03:14:46 EST

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