Why? Long ago, I became an independent scholar with my own websites,
and http://www.florin.ms, the second for the Proceedings=
our our international congresses, The City and the Book, on Florence and=
its library holdings. It costs almost nothing to have these websites,=
without commercial pop-ups even, for which service I pay the largest=
amount. I can put up the entire Latin text of St Birgitta's Revelationes,=
materials on Julian of Norwich, Terence's Comedies, just this past week, a=
whole book of essays, 'Sweet New Style: Brunetto Latino, Dante Alighieri=
and Geoffrey Chaucer', that I wrote ten years ago and had not got around to=
getting published when in the convent, so much else. I have created a house=
style that is readable, using point 14 and the layout of medieval=
manuscripts which were a memory system, alternating reds and blues for=
capitals, the ordinary type being in grey against a white background. I use=
no java or frames, wanting fellow monastics on low budgets with old=
programmes to have equal access. I also give such monastics CDs of the=
websites (a CD costs only .50 cents). Cost is not a problem with electronic=
publishing. What I suspect in the academic world is that middlemen in the=
university structures are getting their take for the budgetting, etc.
At 16:42 10.06.03 -0400, you wrote:
On 6/10/03 1:26 PM, "Stevan= Harnad" <email@example.com> wrote:
> So copyright is certainly not the problem.
That may be true for certain disciplines, but I can attest that in the
humanities, where we cite original literature, we find it expensive and
sometimes impossible to make our research internet accessible.