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Directory Of Electronic Text Centers

		 Directory Of Electronic Text Centers

Date:  August 8, 1994

Compiled by Mary Mallery (

        1. Electronic Text Centers
                1.1 United States
                1.2 Canada
                1.3 Europe
                1.4 Asia
                1.5 Other Countries

        2. Humanities Computing Centers
                2.1 United States
                2.2 Canada
                2.3 Europe
                2.4 Asia
                2.5 Other Countries

        3. Archives
                3.1 United States
                3.2 Canada
                3.3 Europe
                3.4 Asia
                3.5 Other Countries


        This Directory is the first compilation of answers received from
a query to various LISTSERVs asking for information about
"electronic text centers," a new kind of resource in the library
world and as such it is hard to define.  I received many responses from
centers which serve their communities with more than electronic
text;  many include multimedia laboratories or humanities computing
facilities as well.  Hopefully, this Directory will help us to
communicate with one another and perhaps to come to some consensus as
to our role in the world of academic resource sharing.

        This Directory is by no means complete.  The list of new
electronic text centers is growing day by day. For this reason,
this Directory will be updated on a regular basis. It will be available
in an html version on the WWW server of the Center for Electronic
Texts in the Humanities (CETH), which is scheduled to be online
in the Fall, 1994.   If you have new information about your center or
information about other electronic text centers, please write to
Mary Mallery at

        When I was compiling this Directory, the question came up as to
whether ELECTRONIC LIBRARIES should be listed as well.  Because many times
libraries begin by implementing an Electronic Library and then open an
Electronic Text Center, they may seem interchangeable, but they are not.
Bill Drew's gopher has the best list that I have found of Electronic
Libraries (with 65 listings).  Visit him at

URL: gopher://SNYMORVB.CS.SNYMOR.EDU:70/11gopher_root1:

For more information on HUMANITIES COMPUTING CENTERS, consult
Willard McCarty's gopher for the Centre for Computing in the
Humanities at the University of Toronto at:

Look in the section entitled "Resources,centres, organizations,
and societies."  For a more comprehensive Directory of electronic
text ARCHIVES, visit the Clearinghouse for Subject-Oriented Internet
Resource Guides on the University of Michigan gopher:

Also, there is an excellent listing of electronic CORPORA compiled
by Dr. Jane A. Edwards from the University of California, Berkeley,
available off the Norwegian Computing Centre gopher at

Finally, you can access Georgetown University's Catalogue of
Projects in Electronic Texts, or CPET through

where they compiled an Index of Projects by Geographical Location.

        Thank you to all the people who responded to my queries.
Most of the listings below were provided by the contact
person, though occasionally I used information from a gopher or
listserv discussion group.  Finally, this Directory would not
have been possible without the support of Susan Hockey at CETH and
Prof. Kathleen Burnett at the School of Communications, Information
and Library Studies at Rutgers.




Columbia University     1.1.1
Dartmouth College       1.1.2
Emory University        1.1.3
Georgetown University   1.1.4 and 1.1.5
Harvard University      1.1.6
U. of Illinois,
 Urbana/Champaign       1.1.7
U. of Indiana           1.1.8
U. of Iowa              1.1.9
Johns Hopkins Univ.     1.1.10
U. of Michigan          1.1.11
New York Public Library 1.1.12
New York University     1.1.13
No. Carolina State U.   1.1.14
U. of Oregon            1.1.15
U. of Pennsylvania      1.1.16 and 1.1.17
Rutgers U. and
 Princeton U.           1.1.18
U. of Virginia          1.1.19
West Virginia U.        1.1.20
Yale U.                 1.1.21 and 1.1.22

1.1.1  Columbia University

NAME: Electronic Text Service

ADDRESS: 325 Butler Library, Columbia University, NY NY 10027

AFFILIATION: Columbia University Libraries

CONTACT: Bob Scott, Head of ETS

PHONE: 212-854-7547


RESOURCES: Extensive collection of electronic texts on disk; in process
           of mounting a large number of texts on campus network;
           will soon have scanning facilities as well; resources also
           include various text analysis and bibliographic database
1.1.2 Dartmouth College

NAME: Erasmus Project

ADDRESS: Kiewit Computation Center, Dartmouth College,
         Hanover, NH 03755

AFFILIATION: Dartmouth College

CONTACT: Malcolm Brown, Director of Academic Computing

PHONE: 603-646-1349




A wide variety of database and full-text resources available through the
Dartmouth College Information System (DCIS).  These resources include a wide
variety of databases (Books in Print, MLA Bibliography), reference works
(Oxford English Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica), and dozens of full-text
titles. Dartmouth is currently using PAT as the search engine and their own
application, Online Library, as the client application.

1.1.3 Emory University

NAME: CECAS (The Center for Electronic Collections and Services)

ADDRESS: Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University,
         Atlanta, GA 30322-2870

AFFILIATION: Emory University General Libraries

CONTACT: Richard P. Jasper, Coordinator

PHONE: (404) 727-0122  FAX: (404) 727-0053


At this point, CECAS consists of a new 750-square foot room on the
Main Floor of Woodruff, containing offices for the Coordinator and
two workstations (386 PCs and three CD-ROM players). The collection,
not all of which is mounted yet, includes:

Cetedoc Library of Christian Texts
Oxford English Dictionary of CD-ROM
Patrologia Latina
Judaic Classics Library
Complete Works of Immanuel Kant

Additional titles are under consideration for purchase. They expect
within the coming year to significantly upgrade the equipment in CECAS
(pronounced "Seek Us"), hopefully to include an RS6000 minicomputer, six
high-end workstations, text scanning equipment, and the PAT software.

1.1.4 Georgetown University

NAME: Center for Text and Technology

ADDRESS: Academic Computer Center, 238 Reiss Science Building
         Washington, DC

AFFILIATION: Georgetown University

CONTACT: Michael Neuman, Associate Director, Academic Computer Center

PHONE: 202-687-6096   FAX: 202-687-6003




RESOURCES: The Center has produced -- under agreements with
professional societies, publishers, and software developers -- two dozen
electronic versions of standard critical editions in philosophy, including
key works by Hegel and Feuerbach.  These works, and many other
licensed and public-domain texts in the humanities, are made available
over the campus network to the computing labs, the library's
Electronic Information Resource Center, and faculty offices.  On the
Internet, the Center maintains a gopher server with the Catalogue of
Projects in Electronic Text (listing primary texts in the humanities
>From commercial and academic developers) and a manuscript folder,
encoded with SGML, from Charles Sanders Peirce.  From the web server
one can access Labyrinth (a network of resources in medieval studies);
forthcoming on WWW is a network of resources in American studies.
Staff from the Center collaborate with faculty members to produce,
analyze, and teach with these electronic resources.

1.1.5 Georgetown University

NAME: Electronic Information Resource Center

ADDRESS: Georgetown University

AFFILIATION: Lauinger Library

CONTACT: Mark D. Jacobs, Assistant University Librarian
         for Access and Public Services

PHONE: (202) 687-1085


The "Electronic Information Resource Center" just opened
in the Lauinger Library at Georgetown University. The online
catalog, CD-ROM LAN, gopher, mosaic, external databases
(like FirstSearch, UnCover) and electronic texts using WordCruncher
software are all available to the faculty and students.

1.1.6 Harvard University

NAME: Research and Bibliographic Services (RBS)

AFFILIATION: Widener Library, Harvard University

CONTACT: Kevin Donnelly


Along with teaching people how to use Widener, RBS also instructs them in
using the Internet and CDs which include the Patrologia, Cetedoc, British
Philosophy, published works of Wittgenstein, English Poetry, the Oxford
English Dictionary, Pennsylvania Gazette and the PHI/TLG.  The contact
persons for the Internet side of things are Barbara Burg and Deborah

1.1.7 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

NAME: Advanced Informaton Technologies Laboratory (AITL)

ADDRESS: University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801

AFFILIATION: University Library and NCSA

CONTACT: Robert Alun Jones, Prof. of Sociology, History and Religious Studies

PHONE: (217) 333-4969 FAX: (217) 333-5225


The Lab works very closely with NCSA and the University Library
to advance research and development projects by faculty in the
humanities, including projects (Durkheim, Proust, etc.) that involve
electronic texts.

1.1.8 Indiana University

NAME: Library Electronic Text Resource Service (LETRS).

ADDRESS:  Main Library E157, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

Although the main public facility is located in a newly remodelled
central location in the main library (next to Reference and Access
Services), LETRS is, since July 1992, a true JOINT PROGRAM between the
University Libraries and the University Computing Services. The program is
administered by two Co-Directors, who are the official contact persons.

CONTACT: Mark Day, Co-Director (IU Libraries)
         Dick Ellis, Co-Director (University Computing Services)

PHONE:  812-85LETRS (855-3877).


        URL:    gopher://

Select the menu option "Library and Research Services", then "LETRS:
Electronic Texts (Humanities Computing)".

Access to various online etext sources such as ARTFL (and LETRS's own
Open Text WAN system which is currently under development) as well as
detailed informatin about our history, services, and holdings
(texts and tools).

1.1.9 University of Iowa

NAME: Information Arcade

     Information Arcade
     University Libraries
     University of Iowa
     Iowa City, Iowa  52242

AFFILIATION: University Libraries

CONTACT: Anita Lowry

PHONE: (319) 335-6465



WWW:  http:\\

The purpose of the Information Arcade is to facilitate
the integration of new information technologies into learning and
research.  In the Arcade, UI students, faculty, and staff can
find a variety of resources for learning advanced information
skills and for acquiring information in various formats.

The Information Arcade provides access to a wide range
of electronic source materials, with an emphasis on textual and
multimedia databases; to OASIS and to other online catalogs and
information sources on the Internet; and to equipment and
software to support independent learning, classroom instruction,
and research.

1.1.10  Johns Hopkins University

NAME: Electronic Text & Imaging Center

Milton S. Eisenhower Library
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

CONTACT: Susanna Bartmann Pathak, Resource Services Librarian

PHONE: (410) 516-6876 FAX: (410) 516-8596.


The ELECTRONIC TEXT & IMAGING CENTER opened in the fall, 1993.
They have more than a dozen text and image databases in art,
literature, philosophy, classics and history.

1.1.11  University of Michigan

NAME: UMLibText Project

(The following is taken from the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES,
March 1994 article, "Building the Digital Library:  The University of
Michigan's UMLibText Project" by Beth Forrest Warner and David Barber.)

UMLibText is not available to the general public.  It is available
to all faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the University
of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

RESOURCES:  The holdings of the UMLibText system currently include
the following text collections:  The OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, second
edition; the Old English Corpus; the first installments of the
Chadwyck-Healey PATROLOGIA LATINA and pre-1900 English poetry text
collections; a collection of Middle English works; a copy of
translations of the Bible and of the Koran; the first folios and
early quartos of Shakespeare; and a large collectin of modern
English texts that include both literary and philosophical works.
The principal source of these texts has been a select number of
electronic text vendors, including Chadwyck-Healey, the Oxford Text
Archive, and InteLex.  For the Oxford Text Archive materials, some
SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) encoding was done by
staff in the Graduate Library.

1.1.12 New York Public Library

NAME: Electronic Text Service

CONTACT: Ewa Jankowska

PHONE:  (212) 930-0826  FAX: (212) 921-2546


The General Research Division of the Research Libraries of the
New York Public Library intends to initiate an electronic text service
in the humanities at some point toward the end of 1994. This service
will begin in a very small way, probably consisting at first only of:
one network-connected computer workstation with a large hard disk and
an attached CD-ROM drive; a selection of several text analysis
software programs, such as TACT; and the beginnings of a collection
of authoritative humanities texts and textual corpora on CD-ROM and
magnetic disk.

1.1.13  New York University

NAME: The Electronic Text Center

ADDRESS: Electronic Resources Center, Bobst Library,
         70 Washington Square S., NY NY 10012.

CONTACT: Gloria Rohmann, Electronic Resources Librarian

PHONE: (212) 998-2534


GOPHER: gopher://cmcl2.NYU.EDU:70/11/Libraries/Bobst_Library


The Electronic Text Center makes available electronic versions
of standard works of literature and history on CD-ROM, including
the TLG (Thesauraus Linguae Graecae), The CETEDOC collection of Christian
Latin Texts, The Past Masters series, RESPONSA Jewish collection. The
Center also provides assistance in using the electronic texts from
such online services as ARTFL and the Dante Project.

In addition to the texts themselves, the Center has a collection of
PC and Macintosh-based software programs for analyzing text in
humanities and social science disciplines. By appointment, Center
staff will assist NYU students and faculty with converting material
to machine readable form and selecting the software that is most
appropriate for their projects.

1.1.14 North Carolina State University

NAME:  NCSU Libraries Electronic Text Center

Collection Management Department
NCSU Libraries
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

CONTACT:  Ronnie Pitman

PHONE: (919) 515-7556




The NCSU Libraries ETC is wholly administered by the library, and
resides on library equipment.

1.1.15 University of Oregon


AFFILIATION: Department of English, University of Oregon

CONTACT: Richard Bear


RESOURCES: A collection of texts in English or English translation,
with emphasis on Renaissance thought. SCRIPTORUM is currently
archived on a PC in the English department and is not available online.

1.1.16 University of Pennsylvania

NAME: Educational Technology Services

Educational Technology Services
440 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

AFFILIATION: SAS COMPUTING, University of Pennsylvania

CONTACT: John R. Abercrombie

PHONE: (215) 898-4917 FAX: (215) 573-2174




Educational Technology Services (ETS) supports the  instructional needs of
SAS faculty and is an university-wide advocate for incorporating  emerging
technologies into the classroom.   ETS also assists SAS Area Centers with
their technology requirements.

ETS is composed of three interlocking groups:

Educational Technology Services: ETS staff develop and implement
instructional modules with SAS faculty.  Services include data entry and
preparation, information dessimination on software products, educational
opportunities to learn about new developments in technology,  maintenance
of  software library,  testing of software, and development of software
for specified school-wide projects.

Multi-Media Services:  Multi-Media offers services for media technology in
MMETS DRL.  Services include language lab  and cassette  duplication,
specialized media classrooms, editing facilities for VHS tape, duplication
facilities and short-term and long-term equipment loan to SAS departments.
Multi-Media  provides front-line support for digital computer classrooms
and specialized workstations (e.g. scanning and DTP station) in MMETS DRL.

Academic Delivery Services:  ADS  staff  maintain public media facilities
outside of MMETS DRL:  public projection classrooms, specialized media
areas (e.g. Williams 100 level) and selected computer facilities
throughout SAS.  ADS staff direct  on-line HELP Services for computing
through two Internet gophers ( 70 and 70).  ADS staff maintain many digital and analog
classrooms and labs across Arts & Sciences.

1.1.17 University of Pennsylvania

NAME: English Department Text Archive

Dept. of English
Univ of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6273

CONTACT: Stuart Curran



In the section "Electronic Books from Collections Around the World,"
the archive has access to:  the Carnegie Mellon Poetry Archive,
Alex:  E-Text Catalogue at Oxford U., E-Texts from Rice University,
the Peachnet Project at Valdosta State University, Philosophy E-Texts
from the American Philosophical Association, Hyperbooks from Dartmouth,
Internet Wiretap, and texts from the MALIN project in Medieval Latin
at U.Kansas, as well as the Eris Project e-texts from Virginia Tech.

1.1.18 Rutgers University and Princeton University,

NAME: Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH)

CONTACT:  Susan Hockey



CETH is establishing or acquiring well-defined collections of
good-quality electronic texts, encoded in the Text Encoding
Initiative's implementation of the Standard Generalized Markup
Language (SGML), which will be made available over the Internet with
suitable retrieval software.  These texts will act as a testbed
for research on the "uses and users" of electronic text.

CETH has also set up a Humanities Electronic Resources Center (HERC)
in the Graduate Reading Room of the Alexander Library at Rutgers.
The Center contains a selection of primary source material in
the humanities on CDROM and disk which are available for use 1-9 p.m. on
weekdays.  These include the CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin texts,
the Global Jewish Database, the collection of Latin texts and Biblical
texts on the PHI CD-ROM, the ICAME collections, Past Masters, Perseus,
and other texts, as well as access to scanning facilities and software
for text capture and preparation in SGML and TEI-conformant dtds.
Assistants at the HERC also help students and faculty use text analysis
packages, such as Micro-OCP, TACT, Collate, or StorySpace, to name a
few of the packages available. CETH's office in the Firestone Library
at Princeton also contains a selection of these humanities primary source
material on CDROM and disk which are available by appointment with CETH.

1.1.19 University of Virginia

NAME: Electronic Text Center

MAILING ADDRESS: Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
                 Virginia 22903

AFFILIATION: University of Virginia Library

CONTACT: David Seaman, Coordinator of Electronic Texts

PHONE: 804-924-3230




Thousands of SGML electronic texts on-line, including the Oxford
English Dictionary, the English Poetry Database, the Patrologia Latina,
the Old English Corpus, and hundreds of other works.  All the on-line texts
are accessed through a single interface.  A library-based Center open most
of the hours the Library is open, containing scanners, CD-ROMS, PCs, a Mac,
and an IBM RS/6000.  On-going training sessions in various aspects of
e-text technologies, including SGML, optical character recognition and
digital image scanning, text analysis software, and HTML (the World Wide Web).

1.1.20 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

NAME: Scholarly Communications Project

University Libraries
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA  24062-9001

CONTACT: Gail McMillan, Director




   The pioneering efforts of the Project have included publishing three
   electronic journals, the abstracts of a fourth, and the raw research
   data of a fifth. In addition the Project has helped editors get
   involved in the electronic publishing process, resolved technical
   issues related to information presentation and its rapid
   dissemination, and assisted subscribers and libraries in making use of
   the information, among other things. Experimentation has also been a
   principle activity, so much so that resolving technical issues often
   means trying various display formats that are not yet in common use by
   the journals' subscribers. All of the publishing efforts to date have
   been through electronic dissemination on the Internet.

1.1.21 West Virginia University Center for Literary Computing


                 MORGANTOWN, WV 26506

AFFILIATION: Department of English, West Virginia University


PHONE:  304-293-3207 EXT.405

GOPHER:  Development of a public Gopher is in progress.

WWW:      Development in progress.


RESOURCES:  The CLC is primarily for the development of literary software
             for West Virginia University literature courses and the support
             of WVU faculty and students.  Questions concerning the local
             development of materials for teaching Beowulf, Elizabethan
             Sonnets, Tennyson's Ulysses, Browning's "A Grammarian's Funeral,"
             the Old Irish "Voyage of Bran," James Joyce, Native American
             narrative, T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland," and other texts now
             in the planning stages should be addressed to Ms. Attfield and
             Mr. McNamara.

1.1.21 Yale University

NAME: Electronic Text Center

ADDRESS: Reference Department, Sterling Memorial Library, PO Box 208240
         New Haven, CT 06520

AFFILIATION: Yale University Library

CONTACT: Paul J. Constantine, Director, Electronic Text Center

PHONE: 203-432-8373

E-MAIL:  Paul_Constantine@Yale.Edu


RESOURCES: Thousands of electronic texts, primarily on cd-rom and floppy
disk, in all areas of the Humanities.  A library-based center, the ETC
is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00.  In addition to the
texts housed locally, the ETC is connected to the Internet and provides
access to remote resources such as ARTFL and the Dartmouth Dante project
as well as the texts of the Oxford Text Archive.  The ETC also provides
access to textual analysis tools including TACT, Micro-OCP, and WordCruncher.

1.1.22 Yale University Divinity School

NAME: Information Services

CONTACT: Duane Harbin, Information Services Librarian


The Divinity  Library's Tweedy Reference & Resource Program supports
a research-oriented public cluster of six microcomputers connected to a local
Novell Netware 3.11 file server and to the campus wide Ethernet network.  The
Tweedy Program LAN supports access to indexes and full-text databases on
CD-ROM, as well as Orbis, NEXIS, and YaleInfo.



U. de Montreal  1.2.1
U. of Toronto   1.2.2

1.2.1 Universite de Montreal, Gopheur litteratures

NAME: Gopheur litteratures

MAILING ADDRESS: Departement d'etudes francaises et departement de
litterature comparee, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 Canada

AFFILIATION: Departement d'etudes francaises et departement de litterature

CONTACT: Benoit Melancon, Michel Pierssens and Christian Allegre, Dept.
d'etudes francaises, Jean-Claude Guedon, Dept. de litterature comparee

PHONE: Area code 514. Melancon: 343-5665; Pierssens: 343-6378; Guedon:


E-MAIL:; (only one 's');;;

RESOURCES: A number of resources dealing mainly with French literature,
comparative literature and English literature. Other literary domains
will be added later. Of note are: the 18th century bibliographies managed
by Benoit Melancon; Surfaces, the electronic, refereed journal, managed
by Jean-Claude Guedon and Bill Readings of the Comparative Literature
Department; and the book reviews of Substance, a print journal published
by the University of Wisconsin Press, Michel Pierssens, co-editor). In
addition, details about CETUQ (Centre d'etudes quebecoises) are given,
along with documents pertaining to various aspects of Quebec literature.
Finally, the archives of Balzac-l, the French-speaking forum on literatures
in the French language, are available.

1.2.2 Scarborough Campus, U of Toronto

NAME: Centre for Instructional Technology Development

AFFILIATION: Bladen Library, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto

CONTACT: William Barek, Director


We are just setting up our www library server that will have a
section on electronic text produced locally and have links to
other sites.



U. of Oslo, Norway      1.3.1
Project Runeberg, Sweden1.3.2


1.3.1 Norway, University of Oslo

NAME: The Text Laboratory at the Arts Faculty

ADDRESS:University of Oslo, Norway
P.O. box 1102 Blindern                          tel: +47-22857835
N-0315 Oslo                                    fax: +47-22856919

CONTACT: Helge Hauglin, M.Sc, text technician


WWW: (currently only in norwegian)

The Text Laboratory provides access to texts and text processing
software to researchers and masters' students at the Arts Faculty.
Programs most commonly used are Tact and WordCruncher for the PC and
Conc for the Macintosh.

1.3.2 Sweden, Linkvping University

NAME: Project Runeberg

CONTACT:   Lars Aronsson



WWW: and Finnish.html.

Project Runeberg has been publishing free electronic texts in
Scandinavian languages since January 1993.

Recently, Project Runeberg has also started to publish texts in
Finnish languages.  Some paintings by Johan Krouthen have also been
published in GIF format.  The total text production now exceeds seven

The most comfortable interface to Project Runeberg is through World
Wide Web, not Gopher.  The WWW pages are also updated more frequently
than Gopher texts.  The mailing list now has 60+ members and more
readers in LysKOM and local USENET newsgroup liu.lysator.runeberg.



Keio U. 1.4.1

1.4.1 Japan, Keio University

NAME: Keio Text Archive

CONTACT: Andrew Armour, Faculty of Letters
         Keio University (Mita Campus)


The Keio Text Archive here at Keio University, Tokyo is still in
its infancy and has little more than PD texts at the moment, though
the idea is to gather new texts from staff and students when such
are created. PD texts supplied to university students (for use with
TACT mainly) are given out on the understanding that they will
"return" the text with any corrections and tags they have added
in the course of their research.



U. of Tasmania          1.5.1

1.5.1 Australia, University of Tasmania Library

NAME:  U. of Tasmania Library E-Text Center

CONTACT: Linda Forbes, User Education Librarian

PHONE:  Int.  +61 02 202395



Connections to the university library catalogue, to Current
Contents, to the state public library OPAC and lots of help
documents and things drawn from the library's printed user education




Brown U.        2.1.1
U. of VA        2.1.2

2.1.1 Brown University, Humanities Computing


CONTACT: Elli Mylonas


Within CHUG at Brown University, special interest groups
form periodically and meet at other times.  At present there are four
such groups: the Hypertext Working Group (contact David Durand,
DURAND@BROWNVM), the Interactive Fiction and Criticism Working Group
(contact Stuart Moulthrop, SMOULTHR@YALEVM), the Manuscript Criticism
Working Group (contact Tim Seid, RELISTU@BROWNVM) and the Literary
Tagging Working Group (contact Allen Renear, WOMWRITE@BROWNVM).

CHUG-L provides a forum for discussing the use of computers in the
humanities and for sharing ideas and information about computing
techniques and applications. There are talks and discussions by
members of the Brown community and others about ongoing and future
projects, research ideas, and computing techniques.

2.1.2 University of Virginia, IATH

NAME: Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

ADDRESS: Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
                 Virginia 22903

AFFILIATION: University of Virginia

CONTACT: John Unsworth, Director

PHONE: 804-924-4527




RESOURCES: The resources of the Institute available via the Web include the
research reports from the projects of its faculty fellows, technical reports,
Postmodern Culture (co-edited by the Institute's Director), pointers to other
networked resources in the humanities, information about work in progress at
the Institute, fellowship information and applications, and pointers to other
Institute servers (gopher, ftp, etc.).  Support for the Institute comes from
IBM (equipment and some personnel), UVa's Information Technology and
Communications (technical support personnel), the Library (space),
the Office of the Provost (operating expenses), and the colleges of
the University (donated faculty release time).

The Institute selects its UVa faculty fellows, networked associate
fellows, and graduate fellows annually, through a competitive
application process, and it can work with networked fellows to
develop grant applications for outside support to bring faculty from other
universities to work at the Institute.  The Institute's equipment resources
include IBM RS6000 workstations and fileservers on an FDDI ring, a tape
carousel with 270 gig of archival storage, a number of desktop and laptop
486s, a Macintosh, a Sun IPC workstation, scanners, color and monochrome
laser printers.



U. of Manitoba  2.2.1
U. of Toronto   2.2.2

2.2.1 University of Manitoba

NAME: Institute for the Humanities

CONTACT: Helga Dyck, Assistant to the Director

PHONE:  (204) 474-9599


2.2.2 University of Toronto, Centre for Computing
in the Humanitities

NAME: The Centre for Computing in the Humanities

ADDRESS: Robarts Library, 130 St. George St., University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada

AFFILIATION: Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto

CONTACT:  Willard McCarty

PHONE: 416 978-6391  FAX: 416 978-6519



RESOURCES: The Centre for Computing in the Humanities offers a
noncredit graduate course in "Topics in Humanities Computing," as
well as sponsoring a lecture series each semester which is open to the
public.  The CCH Newsletter is available on the gopher, and has
news on local and international developments in Humanities Computing.
Also, CCH has its own library of non-circulating reference material
on Humanities Computing, including over 500 volumes and 30 journal
titles.  The electronic resources available at the CCH Library
include: the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, Packard Humanities Institute
disks; Inscriptions, Papyri, Coptic Texts, Latin Texts and Bible
Versions, ICAME Language Corpora, Dutch and Flemish Masters, CDWord:
The Interactive Bible Library, Simtel20, Desktop Library (over 1,000
books-classic literature, historical documents, and reference works),
The CHILDES Database, The WordCruncher Disc Volume 1, Microsoft Bookshelf,
The CD-ROM Sourcedisc, and various Apple Developer Series discs.

NOTE: Also, the Religious Studies gopher site at
offers an area on bibliographic material which is unique in the area
of religious studies and theology.


ABU, France                     2.3.1
Norwegian Computing Centre      2.3.2
Gothenberg U.                   2.3.3
CTI, Oxford U.                  2.3.4

2.3.1 FRANCE, Association des Bibliophiles Universels (ABU)

NAME : Association des Bibliophiles Universels (ABU)

ADDRESS:  Dept. Informatique
          Conservatoire National des Arts & Metiers
          292 rue Saint Martin F-75141 Paris CEDEX  03

AFFILIATION : ABU is a French non profit organization.

CONTACT: Dr. Pierre Cubaud

PHONE:  +33 (1) 40 27 22 47



WWW:  (being set up)

2.3.2 NORWAY, U. of Bergen

NAME: Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities

ADDRESS: Harald H}rfagresgate 31, N-5007 Bergen, NORWAY

PHONE: +47 05 21 29 54/55/56  FAX: +47 05 32 26 56



RESOURCES:The Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities is
a section of the Bergen University Research Foundation,
(UNIFOB). The Faculty of Arts, University of Bergen, has academic

NCCH has a staff of ten - humanities scholars, computer
consultants and administrative personnel. Various projects may
also be located at NCCH.

The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen
share premises with NCCH.

2.3.3 Sweden, Gothenberg University

NAME:           Centre for Humanities Computing

AFFILIATION:    Faculty of Arts, Gothenburg University

CONTACT:        Jan-Gunnar Tingsell

PHONE:  +46 31 773 4553  FAX:  +46 31 773 4455



WWW:    http:\\

We are hosting the archive for the Ibero American Institute
and we have links to the Swedish Language Bank, both available via
Gopher and WWW clients.

2.3.4 Oxford University Computing Services, CTI Centre for Textual Studies

NAME: CTI Centre for Textual Studies

ADDRESS: CTI Centre for Textual Studies
         Oxford University Computing Services
         13 Banbury Road
         Oxford OX2 6NN UK

CONTACT: Lorna Hughes or Stuart Lee, Research Officers

PHONE: 0865-273221  FAX: 0865-273221



The Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) is a Government funded
project aimed at increasing or enhancing the use of computers in
University education throughout the United Kingdom. It has evolved
into 20 subject specific centres, each with the same aims and

The CTI Centre for Textual Studies is based at Oxford University
Computing Services, but as with all CTI Centres, is funded to
cover the whole of the UK. The subjects covered by the Centre are
Literature, Linguistics, Classics, Theology, Philosophy & Logic,
and Theatre Arts & Drama. The Centre produces a regular newsletter
called _Computers & Texts_ and an annual _Resources Guide_
which aims to introduce beginners to some of the software and
electronic resources available to them for their teaching.

The Centre for Humanities Computing (CHC) in collaboration with
the CTI Centre for Textual Studies is pleased to announce the
establishment of a World-Wide-Web Home Page at the address
''. As well as containing
information on the Centre, Staff, Other Services at Oxford
University, and the HUMBUL Gateway to International Resources,
the archive also holds a complete version of the CTI Centre's
Resources Guide (1994) converted into HTML. This electronic
version of the publication will be updated on a regular basis.


Bar-Ilan U.     2.5.1

2.5.1 Israel, Bar-Ilan University

NAME: Institute for Information Retrieval and Computational Linguistics

ADDRESS:        Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science,
                        Bar-Ilan University
                        Ramat-Gan, Israel 52900

AFFILIATION:    Faculty of Natural Sciences
                Bar-Ilan University

CONTACT: Prof. Yaacov Choueka, Head.

PHONE:  972-03-5318716, 972-02-789229  FAX: 972-03-5353325


RESOURCES: 1. Bar-Ilan Corpus of Modern Hebrew
              About 4 million words of running text of modern Hebrew,
              consisting of:
              50 books of literary prose (novels and short stories)
              one year of the daily journal: "haaretz"
              one year of the weekly local newspapper: "Jerusalem"
              complete records of the 12th Kenesset (israeli parliament)
           2. A hypertext system for the Babylonian Talmud and some of
              its annotations, including:
              The Babylonian Talmud
              Maimonides ("Yad Hazaka") Codes
              "Massoreth Hashass" (Cross references to the Talmud)
              "Ein Mishpat" (References to later codes).



ARTFL                   3.1.1
U. of Chicago           3.1.2
The English Server      3.1.3
Project Gutenberg       3.1.4
U. of Michigan          3.1.5
Online Book Initiative  3.1.6
U. of Pennsylvania      3.1.7
TLG                     3.1.8
U. of Virginia          3.1.9
Women Writers Project   3.1.10

3.1.1 ARTFL

NAME: ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury
      of the French Language)

ADDRESS:  Dept. of Romance Languages and Literature
          University of Chicago
          1050 East 59th Street
          Chicago, IL  60637

CONTACT:  Mark Olsen

PHONE: 312-707-8488



At present the corpus consists of nearly 2,000 texts,
ranging from classic works of French literature to various
kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.

3.1.2 University of Chicago

NAME:  The Research Archives, The Oriental Institute

ADDRESS:  The University of Chicago
          1155 East 58th Street
          Chicago IL 60637-1569


CONTACT: Charles E. Jones, Research Archivist - Bibliographer

PHONE: (312) 702-953  FAX: (312)6702-9853



   The Oriental Institute is a museum and research organization devoted
   to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry
   Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an
   internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology and history of
   early Near Eastern civilizations. The Institute has undertaken
   projects in every part of the ancient Near East, including the Nile
   Valley, Mesopotamia, Persia, parts of the Ottoman Empire, and the
   lands of the Bible. Institute scholars also maintain research projects
   in Chicago, such as dictionaries and lexicons of ancient Akkadian,
   Hittite, Demotic, Egyptian, and Sumerian.

3.1.3  The English Server

NAME:  The English Server

AFFILIATION:  Carnegie Mellon University

CONTACT:  Geoffrey Sauer




About the English Server
Copyright (c) 1993, 1994 by Geoffrey Sauer


Servers are computers which share useful resources on a network.

Carnegie Mellon runs many of them, providing services to students and
some employees. In 1991 the CMU English Department sponsored a server
of its own--to be run by graduate students--for _public_ distribution
of research, criticism, novels, hypertext, and miscellaneous writings
>From humanities disciplines. In the past two years we have added FTP,
world-wide web, telnet, gopher, Mosaic, finger and e-mail services.

This server is open to anyone at Carnegie Mellon or on the Internet.

It is a member-run cooperative, sharing some writings with the public
and others only among our members.  There have been ventures recently
to make the Internet profitable for information-brokerage businesses;
this is not one of those. The Server hopes to demonstrate a potential
in collaborative uses of communications technologies for education.

Membership, editorial and voting privileges are available to faculty,
students, and staff in the CMU English Department. The English Server
is run entirely by our members' volunteer labor.

3.1.4 Project Gutenberg

NAME: Project Gutenberg

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2782, Champaign, IL, 61825

AFFILIATION: Illinois Benedictine College

CONTACT: Project Gutenberg Director of Communications

PHONE: 1-708-960-1500  [David Turner]

GOPHER: [and many other gophers]

W3: [and many others]

E-MAIL:  Director of Communications

RESOURCES: Project Gutenberg Etexts have been freely copied and posted
around the world since 1971 with the posting of the first Public Domain
and Free Public Access Etexts on the Nets.

Their goal is to create an Electronic Public Library containing 10,000 of
these electronic books, and to get them to 100,000,000 users by the end
of the year 2001, for a total of 1 trillion Etexts given away by then.

Their production schedule doubles each year, 200 volumes schedule in 1995
[we tend to count books such as The Complete Shakespeare as one book]--
they currently have about 150 titles online, with #200 scheduled at about
Christmas, 1994 [we are hoping #200 will be a full length encyclopedia]

3.1.5 University of Michigan, E-Text Archives

NAME: E-Text Archives

CONTACT: Paul Southworth (




RESOURCES: Text files and electronic journals: Computer Underground Digest
         (CuD) archives, other zines (electronical magazines)

3.1.6 Online Book Initiative

NAME:  Online Book Initiative

ADDRESS: 1330 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02146.

CONTACT: Barry Shein

PHONE:   617-739-0202--



The purpose of the Online Book Initiative is to create a publicly
accessible repository for this information, a net-worker's library.

Information in the Online Book Repository will be available for free
redistribution. On-line access, magnetic media and other methods of
distribution will involve reasonable charges for the services
provided, not the information.

3.1.7 University of Pennsylvania, CCAT, St. Augustine Texts

CONTACT: Jim O'Donnell, Classics, U. of Penn



The materials posted on gopher (and still available there) for
Jim O'Donnell's Internet-based seminar on Augustine are now
available by World-Wide Web.

This collection should become the nucleus of a growing
collection of materials related to Augustinian studies over time.
Jim O'Donnell welcomes offers of papers, texts, translations,
and links to other net-accessible information of interest.

3.1.8 Thesaurus Linguae Grecae

NAME: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

ADDRESS: University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92717

CONTACT:  Theodore F. Brunner, Director

PHONE:  (714) 856-7031  FAX:    (714) 856-8434



Basic information about the TLG CD ROM, its cost, software available for
use with it, etc. can be obtained by gophering to the University of
California-Irvine, and from there to Departmental Information Sources.

3.1.9 University of Virginia, British Poetry Archives


CONTACT:  Jerome McGann, Dept. of English, U. of Virginia



The Archive is available through the U. of Virginia Library's
World Wide Web server. The texts are ASCII texts marked up in
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), a form of SGML (Standard
Generalized Markup Language).  Copies of the texts conforming to the
Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines (and parsed against the Oxford Text
Archive DTD) will be available for use with the user's own text analysis
software. ["Guidelines for Submission" are available on the World Wide Web
server and via anonymous ftp from the addresses below].

This HTML text will be prepared for use through World Wide Web clients
such as Mosaic and Cello.  Mosaic is a very useable front end, and
HTML is an easily-learned hypertext markup system that has
excellent digital image capability (so that full color images of textual or
contextual materials can be included in the edition, e.g., facsimiles of
mss or printed pages, etc.).

      The Archive's anonymous ftp address is:

      cd pub/britpo

3.1.10 Women Writers Project

NAME: Brown University Women Writers Project

ADDRESS:  Box 1841
          Brown University
          Providence, Rhode Island 02912

AFFILIATION: Brown University

CONTACT: Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, Director

PHONE: 401-863-3619

GOPHER: (not yet active)

W3:     (not yet active)


The Women Writers Project, which began in 1988, is creating an SGML/TEI
textbase of writing by women in English between 1330 and 1830.  Currently
(June 1994) we have about 200 texts online.  These texts include a wide
variety of genres, from novels, poetry, plays, and essays, to political
writings, religious tracts, and midwives' manuals.  Originally encoded in
a WWP SGML format, using rough versions of TEI P1 and P2, these texts are
now in the process of being converted to an augmented version of TEI P3.

At present WWP texts are available in hard copy suitable for classroom
use and research (write to the Project for a text list), with a selection
available in print editions published by Oxford University Press.
Electronic access to our SGML/TEI source files is currently only by special
arrangement, pending stabilization of our encoding system, final editorial
certification of our encoded transcripts, and the development of an adequate
apparatus for bibliographic control.

By the end of 1995 they expect to make the electronic textbase available
over the Internet, via an SGML-based World Wide Web server.



GHETA, Germany  3.3.1
IKS, Germany    3.3.2
Leeds U., UK    3.3.3
OTA, UK         3.3.4

3.3.1 Groningen Historical Electronic Text Archive (GHETA)

NAME:  Groningen Historical Electronic Text Archive

ADDRESS: Department of ALFA-INFORMATICA Faculty of Arts,
         History & Computing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

CONTACT: George M. Welling

PHONE:  +31 50 63 54 74  FAX: + 31 50 63 49 00


(Portnumber : 70)

4. Anonymous Ftp Faculteit der Letteren, Rug

Next screen, choose:
1. Software and Text Archive

Next screen, choose:
4. Groningen Historical Electronic Text Archive (GHETA)

FTP: ftp to (or to

A growing archive of historical information including access to
historic datasets, picture files of the Graz arsenal, the
Jerusalem One Network, and the Netherlands Historical Data Archive.

3.3.2  Germany, Institut fuer angewandte Kommunikations- und
Sprachforschung e.V. (IKS)

NAME:  Institut fuer angewandte Kommunikations- und
       Sprachforschung e.V. (IKS)

ADDRESS: Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
         D - 53115 Bonn / Germany

CONTACT: Bernhard Schroeder M.A.

PHONE: +49 228 / 73 - 5621   FAX:  +49 228 / 73 - 5639


The Institut fuer angewandte Kommunikations- und Sprachforschung e.V. (IKS)
in Bonn offers the text of vols. I-IX and X-XIII of the Akademie edition
of the work of Immanuel Kant in electronic form on HD disks and CD-ROM
in ASCII format and preindexed for use with the WordCruncher text retrieval
system. The Kantian texts are not freely available via the Internet,
but only for a fee on CDs or disks.

Unfortunately we have not yet installed a gopher or WWW access. But we have
in mind to establish an ftp-based information system on German texts and
text corpora at an ftp-site of ours in the near future.



ADDRESS: Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
         United Kingdom

CONTACT: Dr O.S. Pickering


TELNET:" from a
networked computer, and enter "bcmsv" at both the username and
password prompts.  Then enter the number corresponding to your
terminal type.  After pressing <return> as required, you will be
placed automatically in the search screen.  On-line help is
available.  To log off BCMSV, type "q" in the search screen, and
press <return> twice.  Please note that downloading as such in not

The BCMSV database has been publicly available over the Internet,
free of charge, since 1 March 1994.  A user guide is available on

BCMSV (standing for Brotherton Collection Manuscript Verse) is a
database of the individual items of English poetry contained in the
17th and 18th century manuscripts belonging to the Brotherton
Collection of Leeds University Library.  The items in question
range from contemporary copies of poems by writers like Dryden and
Pope at one literary extreme to popular tags and epitaphs at the
other.  Many of the manuscripts are miscellanies and commonplace
books which have never been indexed, and their contents have
consequently remained largely unknown to scholars.

BCMSV is a free-text database which uses the BRS/SEARCH information
retrieval system.  It has been in progress for a number of years,
and currently contains records for some 2550 separate poems,
but not full-text.  It is regularly updated.  Each record in the
database may have up to seventeen fields, including first lines,
last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse-form,
and content.  Further information about any item or manuscript will
gladly be supplied on request. Copies of the BCMSV user guide are
freely available.  To obtain a copy, please send your name and
address to the address above.


NAME: Oxford Text Archive

ADDRESS: OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN, UK

CONTACT: Lou Burnard


PHONE: +44 (865) 273238  FAX: +44 (865) 273275

The Oxford Text Archive is a facility provided by Oxford University
Computing Services. It has no connexion with Oxford University Press
or any other commercial organisation and exists to serve the interests
of the academic community by providing archival and dissemination
facilities for electronic texts at low cost.

The Archive offers scholars long term storage and maintenance of their
electronic texts free of charge. It manages non-commercial
distribution of electronic texts and information about them on behalf
of its depositors.


The Archive contains electronic versions of literary works by many
major authors in Greek, Latin, English and a dozen or more other
languages. It contains collections and corpora of unpublished
materials prepared by field workers in linguistics. It contains
electronic versions of some standard reference works. It has copies of
texts and corpora prepared by individual scholars and major research
projects worldwide. The total size of the Archive exceeds a gigabyte
and there are over 1300 titles in its catalogue.


The Catalogue is available in paper form by post from the address
below.  It is also available in electronic form, either as a formatted
file  for display at a terminal or in a tagged form using SGML. These
files are available from a number of different places under various

(1) on the Oxford VAX Cluster as

(2) from various ListServers, e.g.  LISTSERV@BROWNVM
    (send the mail message GET HUMANIST FILELIST for details)

(3) by anonymous FTP from Internet site
    ( in the directory ota

Wherever you are, you can send a note to ARCHIVE@VAX.OXFORD.AC.UK
specifying which form you want.


If you would like to add to this Directory, please send a
posting to Mary Mallery,  Thank you!

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