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  • Ted Sherman
    ... -- Dr. Theodore James Sherman, Editor Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams and Mythopoeic Literature Box X041, Department
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3, 2000
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      Ted Sherman wrote:

      > Hal Hall wrote:
      >
      > > The following announcement of a new version of the printed indexes is an invitation to IAFA scholars to try the database out, to offer suggestions of items which should be included, additional subject headings for individual items, corrections which should be made, and general comments on the database.
      > >
      > > The database is - and will continue to be - developed for some time, so your input will be valuable.
      > >
      > > Hal Hall
      > >
      > > _______________________________________________________________________________________
      > > ANNOUNCING
      > >
      > > SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY RESEARCH DATABASE
      > >
      > > AN ONLINE RESOURCE FOR SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS OF
      > > THE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY GENRE
      > >
      > > http://access-co2.tamu.edu/hhall/
      > >
      > > The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database is an on-line, searchable compilation and extension of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Index 1878-1985, Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Index 1985-1991, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Index 1992-1995, including material located since publication of the last printed volume. Most material was obtained and examined by the compiler; the remainder was verified in a reliable secondary source. The database contains over 50,000 individual items as of June 2000.
      > >
      > > Scope
      > >
      > > Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Database is an inclusive tool, designed to cover all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction. History, criticism, commentary, fan writings and some reviews are all included, although book reviews are left to Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Index at this time. Science Fiction generates the largest number of entries, followed by fantasy and horror in that order. Approximately 90% of the entries are in English. Most of the citations to pre-1980 non-English language material were supplied by Dr. David Samuelson and supplemented by several European contributors, most notably Luk de Vos of the Netherlands. Coverage of non-English language material is representative only. The majority of this material is from France, Germany, and Italy, but several other languages are represented. Non-English language material is entered by author, title, and imprint. Subject headings are applied where possible.
      > >
      > > Material is sought from a wide variety of sources. The List of Magazines Surveyed identifies those titles regularly examined for material. The list is not inclusive for all magazines that have generated titles included here, but it does indicate the primary source journals which are regularly surveyed. No list of books analyzed is provided, because searching a book title in the "imprint" field will show whether it is indexed fully.
      > >
      > > Additions, comments, and suggestions are welcome to the addresses below:
      > >
      > > Hal-Hall@...
      > >
      > > Hal W. Hall
      > > 3608 Meadow Oaks Lane
      > > Bryan TX 77802
      > >
      > > (979) 862-1840 (daytime)
      > >
      > > ________________________________________________________________________________
      > >
      > >
      >
      > --
      > Prof. Theodore James Sherman
      > PO Box X041
      > Department of English
      > Middle Tennessee State University
      > Murfreesboro, TN 37132
      > Phone 615 898-2678
      > FAX 615 898-5098
      > Tsherman@...

      --
      Dr. Theodore James Sherman, Editor
      Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams and Mythopoeic Literature
      Box X041, Department of English
      Middle Tennessee State University
      Murfreesboro, TN 37132
      615 898-5836; FAX 615 898-5098
      tsherman@...
      tedsherman@...
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