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Studies in Bibliography online

Hallo zusammen!
Folgende Meldung ist sicher auch fuer einige von uns interessant.
Beste Gruesse aus dem nasskalten Koeln
Michael Uwe Moebius
Hochschulbibliothek der Fachhochschule Niederrhein


Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 09:42:41 -0500 (EST)
From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f _at__ ETEXT.LIB.VIRGINIA.EDU>
To: ETEXTCTR-L _at__ cornell.edu
Subject: Studies in Bibliography online



          The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia is pleased
to announce a major new website for literary study, textual scholarship, and
bibliographical analysis, which can be accessed on the Internet at


In addition to information about the society, visitors will find several
large electronic text resources.

     In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the Bibliographical Society
has made freely available in electronic form the first forty-nine
volumes of its flagship journal, "Studies in Bibliography", a premier
publication of bibliographical studies worldwide. Users may search the
entire contents of all the volumes published 1948-1996, making this a
valuable resource for scholars, teachers, and research institutions alike.

"Studies in Bibliography" is "a virtual encyclopedia of scholarly work on
the history of books and editing over the past 50 years," according to
Thomas Tanselle, President of the Society and Vice President of the
Guggenheim Foundation. The online database will serve a wide variety of
pedagogical and research needs, reaching audiences who do not now have
ready access to the print versions:

      * the high school student and teacher can find out more about the
      early printings of "Hamlet" and the bearing they have on the play;

          * the community college teacher can call upon the database to
            collect material for a lecture on Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones";

          * the research scholar working on Chaucer can extract a wealth of
            data on early manuscripts of  "The Canterbury Tales".

According to David L. Vander Meulen, editor of "Studies in Bibliography",
the project "honors the Society's mission to advance bibliographical and
textual scholarship, both by making existing materials accessible in new and
helpful ways and by providing a model for the retrospective conversion of
journals in the humanities."

     Other notable electronic publications available at the Society's site
include "Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century" and
"Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868".

*     The "Shakespearean Prompt-Books" have been published in eight
volumes by the Bibliographical Society since 1960. Here, they are collected
as a single database, which includes both searchable text of the introductory
materials and collations by G. Blakemore Evans, editor of the "Riverside
Shakespeare", as well as high-quality digital facsimiles of the actual stage
texts.  Whenever possible, textual references are hyperlinked to a digital
image of the passages discussed, thus facilitating easy comparison of the

*     "Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868,"
by Emily Lorraine de Montluzin, have been collected here for the first time
also as a single, searchable database containing well over 5,000 attributions
of authorship for this popular magazine.

The entire site is accessible to users at no cost. The website is created
and maintained by the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
Library. Questions and comments may be addressed to the Electronic Text Center
at etext _at__ virginia.edu or (804) 924-3230, or to the Bibliographical Society at
(804) 924-7013.

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.