Archive for September, 2005

IMEROS journal

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Imeros is the official journal of the Foundation of the Hellenic World. The journal mainly deals with issues relating to the use of technology in the fields of cultural heritage, education and so forth. Some of the articles featured in the latest issue (no. 4/2004) are: Virtual Reconstructions in Archaeology and Some Issues for Consideration and The Virtual Reconstruction of the Hellenistic Asclepieion of Messene.

Project StORe Researcher

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Applications are invited for a researcher to work on the White Rose Consortium (York, Sheffield, Leeds) contribution to this JISC-funded project, led by the University of Edinburgh. The post is based in York and you will be conducting a survey by questionnaire and structured interview of archaeology researchers to determine their current use of digital repositories (Archaeology Data Service and White Rose e-prints repository) and their future requirements.

You will be educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, and have experience of survey methods and academic research. Excellent time management, IT and communication skills are required, with the capacity to work independently and collaboratively. Knowledge of archaeology will be an advantage.

Salary within the range: £19,460 – £21,640 or £22,507 – £29,128 per annum, reduced pro rata. An appointment on the lower scale is anticipated. The hours of work will be 18.75 per week and the post is available for nine months.

For further particulars and details of how to apply, please see our website at: http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/persnl/jobs/ or write to the Personnel Office, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, quoting reference number BH05408.

Closing Date: 12 October 2005

The University of York is committed to diversity and has policies and developmental programmes in place to promote equality of opportunity. It particularly welcomes applications from ethnic minority candidates.

(Advertisement source: http://jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/HZ176.html)

Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

The Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean is an online atlas of the Aegean, created by the Ministry of the Aegean and the University of Athens, Greece. The Atlas is fully searchable and enables users to locate archaeological sites in mainland Greece, the Aegean islands and Asia Minor. The main features of the Atlas are maps, an index of sites and a time chart.

Copyfraud

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Jason Mazzone, “Copyfraud,” Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 40, August 21, 2005. (Via Peter Suber and Klaus Graf.)

Abstract: Copyright in a work now lasts for seventy years after the death of the author. Critics contend that this period is too prolonged, it stifles creativity, and it undermines the existence of a robust public domain. Whatever the merits of this critique of copyright law, it overlooks a more pervasive and serious problem: copyfraud. Copyfraud refers to falsely claiming a copyright to a public domain work. Copyfraud is everywhere. False copyright notices appear on modern reprints of Shakespeare’s plays, Beethoven piano scores, greeting card versions of Monet’s water lilies, and even the U.S. Constitution. Archives claim blanket copyright to everything in their collections. Vendors of microfilmed versions of historical newspapers assert copyright ownership. These false copyright claims, which are often accompanied by threatened litigation for reproducing a work without the “owner’s” permission, result in users seeking licenses and paying fees to reproduce works that are free for everyone to use. Copyfraud also refers to interference with fair uses of copyrighted works. By leveraging the vague fair use standards contained in the Copyright Act and attendant case law, and by threatening litigation, publishers deter legitimate reproduction of copyrighted works, improperly insisting on licenses and payment of fees. Publishers wrongly contend that nobody may reproduce for any reason any portion of a copyrighted work, without the publisher’s prior approval. These circumstances have produced fraud on an untold scale, with millions of works in the public domain deemed copyrighted, and countless dollars paid out every year in licensing fees to make copies that could be made for free. Copyfraud stifles valid forms of reproduction and undermines free speech. Copyfraud also weakens legitimate intellectual property rights. Congress should amend the Copyright Act to allow private parties to bring civil causes of action for false copyright claims, and to specify as a statutory matter that copying less than five percent of a single copyrighted work is presumptively fair use. In addition, Congress should enhance more generally protection for the public domain, with the creation of a national registry listing public domain works, a symbol to designate those works, and a federal agency charged with securing and promoting the public domain. Failing a congressional response, there may also exist remedies under state law and through the efforts of private parties.

Support still missing

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

(via Peter Suber) Brock Read, A New Report Bemoans the State of Online Research on American Literature, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 28, 2005 (accessible only to subscribers). Excerpt:

Whether digitizing out-of-print novels or publishing their own criticism, a growing number of scholars are putting their research on American literature on the Web. But they’re not getting much support from their colleges, according to a new report that also serves as a catalog of online literary research. The report, “A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature,” was released on Tuesday by the Digital Library Federation and the Council on Library and Information Resources. It draws on interviews and case studies compiled by Martha L. Brogan, a library consultant who was once the director of collection development for libraries at Indiana University at Bloomington. Ms. Brogan’s study is, first and foremost, a catalog that includes digital collections, bibliographies, oral histories, and other critical material. According to David Seaman, executive director of the Digital Library Foundation, the catalog is unprecedented, chiefly because scholarly projects on the Web pop up in a “disjointed” fashion. The report “provides us, I think for the first time, with a fairly comprehensive, current survey of what’s out there,” Mr. Seaman said, “and that’s half the value of the report.” The other half, he said, comes from Ms. Brogan’s finding that too many book-digitization projects are maintained by scholars as “a labor of love,” without any significant support from their college libraries or English departments. That is a disturbing trend, Mr. Seaman said, because it means that many influential scholarly sites have no agreed-upon standards for presenting material, no consistent source of outside funding, and no plan for what happens if a professor quits or suffers a computer breakdown. Perhaps because of those concerns, many humanities scholars say they have little use for online resources, according to the report. And many young professors are disinclined to conduct digital research projects because online scholarship, which is not often subject to peer review, is seldom considered in promotion and tenure evaluations. “Until the digital age,” Mr. Seaman said, “the model in the humanities was one scholar, one carrel, one book. Compare that to other disciplines, where teams of people have co-authored papers all the time. The rise in a sense of community is still quite new in the humanities, and I think digital scholarship has contributed to that.”

more on Google Print

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Tom O’Reilly weighs in on the Authors’ Guild suit against Google in today’s New York Times:

A search engine for books will be revolutionary in its benefits. Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors than copyright infringement, or even outright piracy. While publishers invest in each of their books, they depend on bestsellers to keep afloat. They typically throw their products into the market to see what sticks and cease supporting what doesn’t, so an author has had just one chance to reach readers. Until now.

Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity Creative Commons License

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

A clarification of the CC license terms from the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias:

ALA 2004 Copyright clarification

The Creative Commons license information applies specifically to the narrative materials of this website: the introduction, commentary, appendices and indices. The photographs and plans are not all owned by us, and so they are subject to the usual restrictions for copyrighted material. The EpiDoc XML files containing the text and editions of the inscriptions may be considered formally exempt from clause 3, No Derivative Works. In fact we keenly encourage scholars to download our XML files and repurpose them to any interesting ends.

deep access to digitised cultural heritage material

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Repeated here from the Humanist list by permission of the poster, Mats Dahlström (and note that the Classical Text Services protocol being developed principally by Neel Smith and Christopher Blackwell under the aegis of the Center for Hellenic Studies addresses this very issue of creative adaptation and reuse):

In his “Deep Sharing: A Case for the Federated Digital Library“, EDUCAUSE Review, 38(4) (July-August 2003), p 10-11, David Seaman pleaded for repositories of digitised cultural heritage material,

from which libraries can draw files into local collections for innovative reuse and rearticulation as the needs of local users dictate. (*) it would enable librarians and end-users alike to download “digital master” files as malleable objects for local recombinations, to be enriched with context from librarians or teachers, crafted for specific audiences, and unified in appearance and function. A user could download, combine, search, annotate, and wrap the results into a seamless “digital library mix” for others to experience. (- – -) [A]t present, all you can do is scrutinize that data where it resides, in formats that the creator of the content determined… [Y]ou can have a passive engagement with the content but not an active one. You cannot combine those scattered objects into something new, improved, and shaped for your local needs. (- – -) Libraries create high-quality digital masters for long-term preservation and reuse but then typically expose only one view of a file to the user, in one particular search-and-display software package. This serves one typ of need but underserves others…

The benefits of such deep sharing and deep access are clear, yet we have seen few such efforts from our large, digitising memory institutions (such as archives and libraries). Why is that? I’m thinking particularly of ‘end-users’ seeking digitised cultural heritage material in the public domain, and to what degree they are able to have access not only to delivery formats such as JPEGS or (X)HTML, but to master files (be it image files in tiff etc., or marked up text files in e.g. TEI) of such material, without having to pay extra money for such access. It seems to be such possibilities are scarce at the moment, most digitising memory institutions making only passive display formats accessible to end-users (and a few institutions charging users wanting access to the “heavy” master file material). I understand there are both technical (bandwidth etc), administrative (the quest for control or a tradition to charge for costly colour reproductions) and, most importantly, legal reasons for this: although the original material might be in the public domain, the digitised versions of that material might be considered derivative works deserving copyright protection. This latter argument strikes me however as somewhat awkward. The digitised material, certainly when we talk about image-based strategies, tries to mimic as far as possible the original material – the greater the mimic correspondence is, the better, and the more the digitised version will fulfill its surrogate function and hopefully reduce the handling of the original material. Still it is to be regarded as a new (derivate) work of its own…

Anyway, I would be most grateful for any pointers to collections of digitised cultural heritage material where users actually have free and deep access to “master files” with little or no restrictions as to the re-use of such material for e.g. scholarly purposes.

Yours sincerely,
Mats Dahlstrom
Swedish School of Library and Information Studies

Digital Classicist: Announcement and Call for Participation

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Dieser Aufruf zur Beteiligung kann man auch auf deutsch lesen
Cet appel à participation se trouve aussi en français
Questa richiesta di partecipazione e’ disponibile anche in Italiano

We should like to announce the creation of a new project and community, hosted by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (KCL), applying humanities computing to the study of the ancient world. The Digital Classicist has a pilot web site at http://www.digitalclassicist.org, which, as well as serving as a placeholder for further content, sets out our aims and objectives in a preliminary manner. As you will see, key sections of the website and summaries of articles will, where possible, be translated into the major languages of European scholarship: e.g. English, French, German, Italian, Spanish etc. The project also comprises a discussion list, a Wiki, and a Blog.

The project, which is committed to being ongoing and available in the long term, fills a gap in the current academic environment: there are countless important digital research projects in the classics, including many that offer advice and share tools; there are sites that discuss, host, or list such resources (the Stoa, the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents in Oxford, EAGLE in Rome, to name but a few); but there is no single platform for scholars and interested experts in the international and polyglot community to discuss problems, share experiences, post news and advice, and go to for help on all matters digital and classical. We shall of course work closely with other organisations and projects that are active in these areas (in particular the Stoa, and other subject communities such as the Digital Medievalist, including specialists in archaeological, historical, and geographical technologies), to avoid excessive overlap and maximise co-operation and collaboration.

At this point we especially need members of the international scholarly community to contribute to the project. If you feel you could get involved in an editorial capacity, or you could recommend somebody else to do so, please do get in touch. There is no obligation that editors give up many hours of their time, of course–editorial roles are discussed in a posting at http://tinyurl.com/cpdsu . In addition we should be very grateful if you could suggest other people–especially those in non-Anglophone Europe–who might be interested in participating in this project in any way.

And in any case, please spread the word, join the mailing list and get involved in the discussions as we establish this new project and community.

Best regards,

The Editors
digitalclassicist.org

Suggestions for better data preservation

Monday, September 26th, 2005

In “Digital Biblical Scholarship: Dust to Dust?” Patrick Durusau reflects on the role professional societies might play in the preservation of orphaned digital resources.

“serious and irreversible damage”?

Monday, September 26th, 2005

In “Journal publishing and author self-archiving: Peaceful Co-Existence and Fruitful Collaboration” an interesting group of scholars responds to a public letter from the ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) which strongly condemned the RCUK’s (Research Councils UK) proposed self archiving policy.

Under my skin…

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Studying ancient languages seems to be one of the best ways to exercise and strengthen our memories. But sometimes we just seem to hit a wall, for example on the finer points of Denniston’s Greek Particles. At last, the answer has arrived: sub-dermal displays. Be sure to watch the video.

Three Projects Worthy of Careful Review

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

The Alexandria Archive Institute works to build an open, Internet-based, knowledge commons of world cultural heritage. “Dedicated organizations, such as the AAI, are needed to continuously keep pace with developments in scholarship, build and maintain collaborations, and provide needed guidance in data preservation and Web dissemination. We continually build ties with the larger community of “open-knowledge? initiatives and have launched new collaborations with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, and the Connexions Project”.

ETANA-DL: Managing complex information applications: An archaeology digital library. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation’s ITR program, this “research proposes to develop a digital library (DL) for ancient Near Eastern studies with two archaeological components: DigBase (DB) – a repository and an archive for archaeological data from the Near East and beyond, and DigKit (DK) – a compatible field tool for collecting and recording archaeological data during archaeological surveys and excavations. DB is a model-based, extensible, archaeological componentized DL that will manage complex archaeological information sources based on the client-server paradigm of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). DK is a compatible field tool for collecting, recording and exposing archaeological data in an OAI compliant manner during archaeological surveys and excavations”.

XSTAR: XML System for Textual and Archaeological Research. “The goal of this project is to create a sophisticated Internet-based research environment for specialists in textual and archaeological studies. In particular, XSTAR is intended for archaeologists, philologists, historians, and historical geographers who work with artifacts, documents, and geographical or environmental data. It will not only provide access to detailed, searchable data in each of these areas individually, but will also integrate these diverse lines of evidence as an aid to interdisciplinary research”.

Comments on podcasting

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

There’s a useful post on “Podcasting and Classics” on the Memento Vivere blog (via rogueclassicism).

Observations on the suit by the Authors’ Guild against Google Print

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Lawrence Lessig:

Property law since time immemorial had held that your land reached from the ground to the heavens. Then airplanes were invented — a technology oblivious to this ancient law. A couple of farmers sued to enforce their ancient rights — insisting airplanes can’t fly over land without their permission. And thus the Supreme Court had to decide whether this ancient law — much older than the law of copyright — should prevail over this new technology.

The Supreme Court’s answer was perfectly clear: Absolutely not. “Common sense revolts at the idea,? Justice Douglas wrote. And with that sentence, hundreds of years of property law was gone, and the world was a much wealthier place.

So too should common sense revolt at the claims of this law suit. I’m an academic, so this is a bit biased, but: Google Print could be the most important contribution to the spread of knowledge since Jefferson dreamed of national libraries. It is an astonishing opportunity to revive our cultural past, and make it accessible. Sure, Google will profit from it. Good for them. But if the law requires Google (or anyone else) to ask permission before they make knowledge available like this, then Google Print can’t exist. Given the total mess of copyright records, there is absolutely no way to enable this sort of access to our past while asking permission of authors up front. Or at least, even if Google could afford that cost, no one else could.

Google’s use is fair use. It would be in any case, but the total disaster of a property system that the Copyright Office has produced reinforces the conclusion that Google’s use is fair use.

And the EFF:

EFF believes Google is likely to prevail on its defense. One key point in Google’s favor is that Google Print is a transformative use of these books — the company is creating a virtual card catalog to assist people in finding relevant books, rather than creating replacements for the books themselves. In addition, it is almost certain that Google Print will boost, rather than hurt, the market for the copyrighted books. “It’s easy to see how Google Print can stimulate demand for books that otherwise would lay undiscovered in library stacks,” said von Lohmann. “It’s hard to see how it could hurt publishers or authors.

Abzu has an RSS feed

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Abzu is a guide to the rapidly increasing, and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet. It has been on-line since 5 October, 1994. Since 2001 Abzu has been a part of ETANA, a cooperative venture of a consortium of scholarly societies and universities to develop and maintain a comprehensive Internet site for the study of the ancient Near East (ANE).

My move to the Blegen Library in Athens has changed the focus of Abzu somewhat, but I continue to enter and edit data relevant to the focus of the project.

Beginning todat we have an RSS Feed from Abzu for those who wish to keep an eye on newly cataloged and recently edited entries.

CAA 2006

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Are any classisicts planning to be attend the following?

34th Annual Meeting and Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA2006– Fargo April 18-21, 2006.

The Conference Organizing Committee for CAA2006 invites you to participate in the Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA).

You can participate in the conference by submitting an abstract for a paper presentation, symposium, poster, workshop, or roundtable panel. Or, simply attend the conference, with its open and cordial atmosphere, to learn more about new developments in computer applications and quantitative methods, and to meet and talk with international colleagues.

About CAA
CAA is an international organization with the goal expanding fruitful communication between archaeologists, computer scientists, and mathematicians. The annual CAA conference provides the premier venue for the presentation and dissemination of studies on state-of-the-art and advanced computer technologies useful in the study of, preservation of, and access to archaeological resources. The conference also attracts museum specialists, graphic artists, geographers, physical anthropologists, design professionals, and more. The theme for CAA2006 is Digital Discovery: Exploring New
Frontiers in Human Heritage.

Conference Topics
Conference papers (long and short forms), symposia, posters, workshops, and roundtable panels are welcome on any topic pertinent to CAA. Topics to be covered at the conference include but are not limited to the following.

* Virtual Reality Modeling: Site and Architecture Modeling; Augmented and Immersive Environments; Game Engines.
* Simulations and Complex Modeling: Paleoenvironments; Predictive Modeling; Artificial Intelligence.
* 3D Data Capture, Manipulation, and Analysis: Object Modeling (laser, CT, photogrammetry, etc.); Object Reconstruction (pottery, bone, etc.); Computer Aided Shape Analysis.
* Field Applications: Software; Hardware; Wireless Applications; GPS Applications; Geo-Archaeology.
* Remote Sensing: Subsurface Prospecting; Low and High Altitude Sensing.
* Mapping and Spatial Technologies (GIS and others): Intra-site; Region and Beyond; Terrain Mapping.
* Informatics: Databases; Digital Libraries, Archives, Portals; Data Mining; Standards and Best Practices; Internet Applications; Multimedia Presentations.
* Education: Classrooms; Museums; Other Informal (digital videos, audio tours, TV, etc.); Remote Learning.
* Cultural Heritage Resources Management: Heritage and the Public (tourism, public trust, etc.); Professional Heritage Management.
* Bio-Archaeology and Human Biological Heritage: Osteological and Fossil Studies; Mummy Studies; Forensics; Anthropometry; Genetic/Population Modeling
* Quantitative Applications: Statistical Analyses; Mathematical Modeling; Predictive Modeling.
* Archaeometry: Chronology; Provenance Studies.
* Maritime Archaeology: Data Capture; Nautical; Underwater Sites.
* Theoretical Issues: All Topic Areas
* Other Topics

Important Dates
Deadline for symposium proposal submission: December 1, 2005
Deadline for early registration: January 2, 2006
Deadline for abstract submission:January 2, 2006
Papers, Roundtable Panels, Workshops, Posters, and 3D Virtual Reality Presentations
Deadline for sponsorship signup: February 1, 2006
General Conference, Exhibit Space, Attendance Fellowships,

3D Virtual Reality Presentation

CAA2006 Fargo will have a room designated for 3D stereo projection of virtual worlds. This is a rare opportunity for those working in 3D VR to show their models, and we encourage all who have produced virtual worlds to submit your work, or some part of it.

Presentation Guidelines for more information

More Information

To register for the conference and to submit an abstract, please
visit the conference website at.

To stay abreast of conference news and developments, sign up for
the CAA2006 Mailing List.

For questions or comments related to the CAA2006 conference, please
send e-mail to:
info at www dot caa2006 dot org.

For questions about renting a vendor booth at the CAA2006
Technology Expo, or sponsoring a conference event, please send
e-mail to: sponsors at www dot caa2006 dot org

View this document on-line.

We look forward to meeting you at CAA2006 in Fargo, ND.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Clark
Chair, CAA2006 Fargo
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
(701) 231-6434

Gallery 2.0 released

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

from the mailbag:

We are very proud to announce that Gallery 2.0 final has been released and is available for immediate download! This is a complete rewrite of Gallery and is the culmination of 3 years of design and effort. We’ve been through 4 alpha releases, 4 beta releases and 2 release candidates.

For more information please visit the newly remodeled Gallery website and read all about it:

http://gallery.menalto.com/gallery_2_0_released

Gallery, which bears the GPL, is what the Stoa Image Gallery uses. Real soon now, that project will be updated to take advantage of this latest version.

IOSA

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

IOSA.it looks worth bookmarking:

IOSA stands for Internet and Open Source in Archaeology. It is a research group of young archaeologists, and the aim of this site and of IOSA research team is to promote the use of open source software and open stardards in archaeological computing. We hope you can help us making it a good place to come for all who are interested in archaeology and free software (free as in freedom).

As Peter Suber notes, among the many useful links there is MapTools.org, “a resource for users and developers in the open source mapping community, and a home to many open source projects.”

CFP: Wikis: Unsettling the Frontiers of Cyberspace

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

From Humanist–deadline approaching.

Call for Papers

Wikis are without a doubt one of the most interesting and
radical of the new writing media available to the wired
society, yet they also one of the most misunderstood. Many of
us know of them only by encounters with “that wacky website
anybody in the world can edit,” the (in)famous Wikipedia, that
is showing up more and more in our students’ works cited
lists. For others, wikis represent the incarnation of the
openness, decentralization, and collaboration dreamt of by the
Internet’s founders. For those of us in the computers and
writing community, wikis represent a fertile field for
rhetorical analysis and one of the richest opportunities for
teaching writing in the classroom.

The time has come for an edited collection of essays on wikis
entitled The Wild, Wild Wiki: Unsettling the Frontiers of
Cyberspace. Editors Matt Barton and Robert Cummings would like
to invite you to submit your thoughts for a volume on the
theory, politics, future, and application of wikis for
teachers of college composition (and beyond). These essays
will be organized into the following three categories:

(rest of article)

Debut of Copyright, a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Copyright, a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal led by a renowned editorial team, seeks papers on all aspects of copyright in the Internet age. The journal features a rapid review and publication time while maintaining rigorous standards regarding the quality of the work. Copyright focuses on detailed research and case studies vetted by peer-review; opinion pieces and shorter communications are also invited and will be accepted at the editors’ discretion. Because the journal is open-access, the author retains the copyright to his or her works.

Copyright is structured to be a new type of journal, not just a place to publish ideas but a locus to generate them–vital in an area of academic interest largely composed of subdisciplines of other fields. For instance, while the majority of articles will still be published in the traditional fashion, a novel, collaborative approach has been implemented as well. Potential authors can simply begin contributing to such an article while the system tracks the individuals’ contributions. The article is then submitted through the normal review process and, if accepted, authorship is assigned based on the tracked contributions as the last step of the review process.

Copyright is particularly interested in publishing interdisciplinary works and works not normally considered within the purview of such a journal, such as those covering social and political impact of copyright. The journal also encourages lay participation through community projects.

Copyright seeks articles on all topics related to copyright, including:

* Digital Rights Management
* Quantitative studies of the effects of legislation
* Scholarly communication and Open Access
* Peer-to-peer networks
* International copyright
* Collaborative authorship
* Blogs and other new media
* Collaborative filtering
* Copyright in developing nations
* Social implications of copyright

Space available

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Today Matt Kirschenbaum posted an invitation from MITH to scholars displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, College Park is pleased to be able to offer an immediate residential fellowship available to any one faculty member or ABD doctoral candidate at an institution closed by Hurricane Katrina.

While we regret we are unable to offer a stipend, funding is available for temporary relocation and some initial start-up expenses.

Great idea! I’ve just checked, and we are able to make the same offer for help with relocation, office space, and a nice array of resources at our newly reorganized Collaboratory for Research in Computing in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Please get in touch if this prospect interests you or you know someone who might be interested.

BMCR review of Antiquarium 2.0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Two Italian scholars, Berti and Costa, have a review in BMCR 2004.09.10 of the Antiquarium software for reading the TLG and PHI CD Roms. They make some sound (and enthusiastic) observations about the price, speed, ease of use, and comprehensive Beta Code coverage of the tool, which seems to be a good choice especially for those scholars without the financial backing of an institution that subscribes to the TLG Online (which remains the only truly acceptable way to search the TLG, in my humble opinion…)