HISTNET Planning Committee, January 26, 1993
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1993 13:46:00 CST
Reply-To: HISTNET Planning Committee
Sender: HISTNET Planning Committee
From: RICHARD JENSEN
Subject: RE: re: various things
To: Multiple recipients of list HSTNET-L
welcome back, Tom:
1. one of the problems of Internet is that local nodes crash,
and mail either evaporates or is delayed for long periods.
That happened to me last week, and when the system went up
again I had 860 messages. (Actually 720, but the counter is
stuck with zero = 140, and no way to reset it on the Vax.)
2. I don't think we need a formal treaty between HNet &
HistNet. Our memoranda of understanding are on record, and I
can't see much conflict emerging.
3. Modesty may not be my long suit, but finance is. I would
like to bundle a grant to NEH and perhaps private sources.
The grant would fund HNet/HN training operations, especially
at history conventions and history departments that invite
us. It would be a good idea to put in some funding for ftp
sites at Mississippi State and Kansas.
a) Believe it or not, Mabry and I have been talking about this
off and on for three years.
b) NEH Research division is looking for excuses to fund
computers & history. The division director Rufus Fears
(Roman history) is a computer nut. HNet is stressing its
superindex of history journals to meet this criterion, but
we need some more ideas.
c) NEH Education division is a bit more conservative, and wants
a clear connection between ecommunications and undergraduate
teaching. FTP sites that are full of goodies for
undergradaute courses will qualify.
d) FTP sites probably need student assistant money, and perhaps
some hardware, software, phone bills....