[Humanist] 23.677 cataloguing personal correspondence?
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 4 08:16:23 CET 2010
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 677.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:59:30 +0100
From: Hartmut Krech <kr538 at uni-bremen.de>
Subject: Query: Cataloguing personal correspondence
In-Reply-To: <20100303064147.8CFF14F68A at woodward.joyent.us>
The private letters and personal correspondence of scholars, scientists
and artists are an invaluable source material for the history of science
and the republic of letters. Being mostly unpublished, their cataloguing
and indexing pose special problems.
Would list members please inform me about current initiatives,
activities or accepted standards regarding the digitization of such
correspondence, both online and offline? Any suggestions of websites or
working papers will be helpful and are kindly appreciated.
Thank you for your attention.
Dr Hartmut Krech
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