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Subject: CFP: Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship,
Pedagogy,and Electronic Publication
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 13:53:20 -0500
From: Shawn Martin <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers:
Bringing Text Alive:
The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication

The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) project was founded at the
University of Michigan in 1999 to reinvent scholarship by creating fully
searchable texts of thousands of titles printed across three hundred
years and two continents of English and American history. 

TCP includes texts selected from three commercially produced page image
collections, Early English Books Online (EEBO), available from ProQuest
Information and Learning, Evans Early American Imprints (Evans),
available from Newsbank-Readex and Eighteenth Century Collections Online
(ECCO), available from Thompson-Gale.  Additionally, TCP's production
has expanded to include centers at Oxford University, the University of
Toronto, and the National Library of Wales.  TCP cooperates directly
with over a dozen international scholarly projects devoted to subjects
as wide ranging as historical linguistics, literary studies,
bibliographic studies, and metadata integration.  Scholars and students
alike, in these disciplines and many others have found often make the
claim that resources like EEBO, Evans, ECCO, and the TCP have
revolutionized their work and by making primary sources widely
available, will "bring literature alive" (Thomas Pack, E-Content, Dec.
1999).  As the TCP project reaches the halfway mark of its original
goals, it seems a good time to investigate how it brings literature in
all disciplines to life in this exciting conference. 

The conference invites papers from scholars, students (graduate and
undergraduate), librarians, publishers, or other interested people in
all disciplines to investigate topics such as (but not limited to):

.	Changes in the landscape of scholarship and pedagogy introduced by
electronic resources like EEBO, Evans, ECCO, and the TCP 
.	Examples of teaching with such resources
.	Examples of doing research with such resources
.	Use of related resources like ESTC or Early American Newspapers
.	The changing nature of scholarly communication
.	Electronic publication
.	Digital library development.

The conference will be held September 14 - 17, 2006 in Ann Arbor, MI
Deadline for paper submissions is May 15, 2006

For more information contact:
Shawn Martin
TCP Project Librarian
8076-B Hatcher S.
920 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 975-0102
Fax:     (734) 763-5080
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Or visit the conference website

For more information about the TCP project:
Visit the TCP website: Or e-mail:
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Shawn Martin
Project Librarian
Text Creation Partnership (TCP)
     - Early English Books Online (EEBO)
     - Evans Early American Imprints (Evans)
     - Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Address:  University Library          Phone: (734) 936-5611
          University of Michigan      FAX: (734) 763-5080
          8076B Hatcher South         E-mail: [log in to unmask]
          920 N. University
          Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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