Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Grim Threat

"Between 1993 and 2003 the proportion of all new full-time faculty appointments employed on short-term contracts and without prospect of tenure increased from 50 percent to 58.6 percent of those hired. This “restructuring” has been going on since the mid-1970s and shows no sign of slowing down: between 1976 and 2005 the full-time contingent academic workforce grew by 223 percent, the part-time contingent workforce grew by 214 percent, while the tenured and tenure-track workforce grew by just 17 percent"

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Meeting of the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication

The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication (FCLSC) will meet during the APA/AIA meetings on Saturday January 8th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Marriott Riverwalk’s Valero Room
The Forum brings together people interested in the intersection between classical studies, libraries, and scholarly communication, in order to promote timely exchange of information and ideas. Members also collaborate on projects of mutual concern. As an officially affiliated group of the American Philological Association, the Forum aims to support initiatives of the APA relating to libraries and scholarly communication.
This year's meeting will include a progress report on the joint FCLSC/LC project to match e-text to LC bibliographic records, discussion of the CLIR report Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day : Buidling a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classics, by Alison Bebeu, Perseus Project, and other business.

FCLSC welcomes any and all who are interested.

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A New Blog: Paperless Archaeology

John Walrodt is now blogging at Paperless Archaeology
This blog is focused on the creation, curation, and publication of entirely digital content from archaeological excavations. Most of the examples come from work done for PARP:PS (Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia).

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