Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:44:40 +0100 From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty-AT-kcl.ac.uk>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU> Subject: 22.003 new on WWW: Perseus Latin; E-Pub Bibliography; TL Infobits for April To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 683. Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/cch/research/publications/humanist.html www.princeton.edu/humanist/ Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu  From: Helma Dik <helmadik-AT-UCHICAGO.EDU> (46) Subject: New version of Perseus Latin Texts under PhiloLogic  From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey-AT-DIGITAL- (62) SCHOLARSHIP.COM> Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2007 Annual Edition  From: "Carolyn Kotlas" <kotlas-AT-email.unc.edu> (199) Subject: TL Infobits -- April 2008 -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:24:12 +0100 From: Helma Dik <helmadik-AT-UCHICAGO.EDU> Subject: New version of Perseus Latin Texts under PhiloLogic Dear all, -with apologies for cross-posting- I am very happy to announce that we now have a new version of the Perseus Latin texts under PhiloLogic. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/PERSEUS/ Click "Latin Texts and Translations" Latin texts, specifically, available through the search form at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/PERSEUS/latin.html Googling "Perseus under Philologic" will get you to the site easily. This implementation of Perseus under PhiloLogic has been worked on by Charles Cooney of the ARTFL project, and since the summer of 2007, by Richard Whaling, classicist and computer scientist all-in-one. Work was sponsored in part by the Perseus Project, for whose support we are very grateful. Besides the built-in possibilities of PhiloLogic (such as KWIC concordances, frequencies, and collocation data), of special interest in the current release are: -navigation and search results better reflect expectations of classicists (standard citations, which are also browsable). -line numbers in search results for poetry refer to the closest preceding 'milestone' -not the exact line. -morphological/lexical information directly from a Chicago server, by selecting a word and hitting d on your keyboard. -possibility to limit searches in comedy to the text of individual characters. -use the Cite Lookup box to navigate directly to your destination. Citations typically follow the OLD. It should be clear that there is both significant overlap with capabilities at Perseus and significant differences. This complementary implementation is made possible by the fact that the Perseus Project uses a Creative Commons License for its texts and thereby allows its significant investment in text encoding to be seen in places far beyond its own site, not restricted to its own set of reading and analysis tools. I look forward to further cooperative projects. Comments welcome! Please use the "Report a Problem" link to notify us of anything from textual errors to bugs in the system. In periodic (not instantaneous!) updates, we will try to address as many of these as possible. Enjoy! With best wishes, Helma Dik Helma Dik Dept. of Classics University of Chicago http://humanities.uchicago.edu/classics -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:24:35 +0100 From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <cwbailey-AT-DIGITAL-SCHOLARSHIP.COM> Subject: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2007 Annual Edition The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2007 Annual Edition is now available from Digital Scholarship: http://www.digital-scholarship.org/sepb/annual/annual.htm Annual editions of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography are PDF files designed for printing. Each annual edition is based on the last HTML version published during the edition's year. The SEPB 2007 Annual Edition is based on Version 70 (12/18/2007). The printed bibliography is over 260 pages long. The PDF file is over 1 MB. In addition to updated URLs, hundreds of additional URLs have been added to the SEPB 2007 Annual Edition. (The additional URLs will be added to Version 72 of the SEPB HTML edition.) The bibliography has the following sections: Table of Contents 1 Economic Issues 2 Electronic Books and Texts 2.1 Case Studies and History 2.2 General Works 2.3 Library Issues 3 Electronic Serials 3.1 Case Studies and History 3.2 Critiques 3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals 3.4 General Works 3.5 Library Issues 3.6 Research 4 General Works 5 Legal Issues 5.1 Intellectual Property Rights 5.2 License Agreements 6 Library Issues 6.1 Cataloging, Identifiers, Linking, and Metadata 6.2 Digital Libraries 6.3 General Works 6.4 Information Integrity and Preservation 7 New Publishing Models 8 Publisher Issues 8.1 Digital Rights Management 9 Repositories, E-Prints, and OAI Appendix A. Related Bibliographies Appendix B. About the Author New versions of SEPB are announced on DigitalKoans: http://www.digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/ RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/DigitalKoans For a discussion of the numerous changes in my digital publications since my resignation from the University of Houston Libraries, see: http://www.digital-scholarship.org/cwb/dsoverview.htm -- Best Regards, Charles Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Publisher, Digital Scholarship http://www.digital-scholarship.org/ DigitalKoans Open Access Bibliography Open Access Webliography Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog -------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:24:57 +0100 From: "Carolyn Kotlas" <kotlas-AT-email.unc.edu> Subject: TL Infobits -- April 2008 TL INFOBITS April 2008 No. 22 ISSN: 1931-3144 About INFOBITS INFOBITS is an electronic service of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ITS Teaching and Learning division. Each month the ITS-TL's Information Resources Consultant monitors and selects from a number of information and instructional technology sources that come to her attention and provides brief notes for electronic dissemination to educators. NOTE: You can read the Web version of this issue at http://its.unc.edu/tl/infobits/bitapr08.php You can read all back issues of Infobits at http://its.unc.edu/tl/infobits/ ...................................................................... Report on E-Learning Returns on Investment Information Searching Behavior of "Google Generation" Students Publishing Policies for Faculty Authors and Open Access Using Leisure Devices in the Learning Environment Recommended Reading ...................................................................... REPORT ON E-LEARNING RETURNS ON INVESTMENT "Within the academic community there remains a sizable proportion of sceptics who question the value of some of the tools and approaches and perhaps an even greater proportion who are unaware of the full range of technological enhancements in current use. Amongst senior managers there is a concern that it is often difficult to quantify the returns achieved on the investment in such technologies. . . . JISC infoNet, the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and The Higher Education Academy were presented with the challenge of trying to make some kind of sense of the diversity of current e-learning practice across the sector and to seek out evidence that technology-enhanced learning is delivering tangible benefits for learners, teachers and institutions." The summary of the project is presented in the recently-published report, "Exploring Tangible Benefits of e-Learning: Does Investment Yield Interest?" Some benefits were hard to measure and quantify, and the case studies were limited to only sixteen institutions. However, according to the study, there appears to be "clear evidence" of many good returns on investment in e-learning. These include improved student pass rates, improved student retention, and benefits for learners with special needs. A copy of the report is available at http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/publications/camel-tangible-benefits.pdf A two-page briefing paper is available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/bptangiblebenefitsv1.pdf JISC infoNet, a service of the Joint Information Systems Committee, "aims to be the UK's leading advisory service for managers in the post-compulsory education sector promoting the effective strategic planning, implementation and management of information and learning technology." For more information, go to http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/ Association for Learning Technology (ALT), formed in 1993, is "the leading UK body bringing together practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in learning technology." For more information, go to http://www.alt.ac.uk/ The mission of The Higher Education Academy, owned by two UK higher education organizations (Universities UK and GuildHE), is to "help institutions, discipline groups, and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students." For more information, go to http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ ...................................................................... INFORMATION SEARCHING BEHAVIOR OF "GOOGLE GENERATION" STUDENTS The British Library and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) commissioned a study "to identify how the specialist researchers of the future, currently in their school or pre-school years (the 'Google generation'), are likely to access and interact with digital resources in five to ten years' time." How this group uses the Internet for information and research has implications for both instructors and librarians. Some of the group's characteristics revealed in the study conclude that: --they "have a poor understanding of their information needs and thus find it difficult to develop effective search strategies" -- they "have unsophisticated mental maps of what the internet is, often failing to appreciate that it is a collection of networked resources from different providers" -- they "find it difficult to assess the relevance of the materials presented and often print off pages with no more than a perfunctory glance at them" A number of popular myths about the Google generation were explored, with the researchers concluding that many popularly-held beliefs about the generation are, in fact, not substantiated by the research. The study's report "Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future" (January 2008) is available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/gg_final_keynote_11012008.pdf The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is a strategic advisory committee working on behalf of the funding bodies for further and higher education in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. For more information on JISC, see http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ ...................................................................... PUBLISHING POLICIES FOR FACULTY AUTHORS AND OPEN ACCESS "[O]n February 12, 2008, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Harvard University took a landmark step. The faculty voted to adopt a policy requiring that faculty authors send an electronic copy of their scholarly articles to the university's digital repository and that faculty authors automatically grant copyright permission to the university to archive and to distribute these articles unless a faculty member has waived the policy for a particular article. Essentially, the faculty voted to make open access to the results of their published journal articles the default policy for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University." The SPARC/Science Commons White Paper "Open Doors and Open Minds: What Faculty Authors Can Do to Ensure Open Access to Their Work Through Their Institution" (April 2008) describes Harvard's policy and provides a plan of action for other institutions contemplating similar policies to extend access to faculty publications. The paper is available at http://www.arl.org/sparc/bm~doc/opendoors_v1.pdf SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is "an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries." For more information, contact: SPARC, 21 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 USA; tel: 202-296-2296; fax 202-872-0884; email: sparc-AT-arl.org; Web: http://www.arl.org/sparc/ ...................................................................... USING LEISURE DEVICES IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT "[T]he blurring of leisure and learning has corroded the respect that is necessary to commence a scholarly journey." In "Learning to Leisure? Failure, Flame, Blame, Shame, Homophobia and Other Everyday Practices in Online Education" (JOURNAL OF LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY, vol. 9, no. 1, April 2008, pp. 36-61), Juliet Eve and Tara Brabazon "map a singular teaching hypothesis: when using platforms most frequently positioned in leisure-based environments, such as the iPod, text messaging, and discussion fora, there are institutional and ideological blockages to creating a successful learning experience and scholarly environment." From their in-class experimentation and the work of other researchers, they observed that the "user-generated content 'movement' -- including Flickr, wikimedia, blogs, podcasting, MySpace, Facebook and YouTube -- has provided a channel and venue for the emotive excesses of grievance, hostility and insolence against teachers, students and education." The paper is available at http://www.literacyandtechnology.org/volume9/jlt_v9_1_eve_brabazon.pdf The Journal of Literacy and Technology [ISSN: 1535-0975] is an online peer-reviewed international academic journal "exploring the complex relationship between literacy and technology in educational, workplace, public, and individual spheres." For more information, contact The Journal of Literacy & Technology, Florida Atlantic University, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA; tel: 561-297-2623; fax: 561-297-2615; Web: http://www.literacyandtechnology.org/ ...................................................................... RECOMMENDED READING "Recommended Reading" lists items that have been recommended to me or that Infobits readers have found particularly interesting and/or useful, including books, articles, and websites published by Infobits subscribers. Send your recommendations to carolyn_kotlas-AT-unc.edu for possible inclusion in this column. Shakespeare's Global Globe http://www.orbismundi.org/ Shakespeare's Global Globe, conceived by Michael Witmore an associate professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, is "a web resource that provides an instantaneous visualization of all self-reporting readers of Shakespeare on the planet, viewable by region, genre and play. Upon arrival at the site, visitors are asked to indicate which Shakespeare play they are currently reading and where they are on the planet. The site then locates that reader and play at a particular point on the globe, which remains illuminated for two weeks. Site visitors can also explore what other readers of Shakespeare are doing in different cities, regions or continents using a range of display options." ...................................................................... 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