UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY
Bulletin of Information on
Computing and Anthropology
- This is the first of what we hope will be a regular series, carrying notes and short articles on computing in anthropology.
- The first issue consists of a report to the E.S.R.C. of a workshop held at Kent last December. We intend that future issues will provide an information exchange among anthropologists who use computers in their work - teaching, research and ad ministration.
Notes of application of existing computer facilities, on software developments, on bibliography are welcome, as are short general articles discussing broader issues. You should send them to the editor: John Davis, Eliot College, University of Kent at Canterbury, Kent. CT2 7NS
The Bulletin is free, at any rate to start with. The first circulation list is drawn up in a rather haphazard way, by word of mouth. We attach two application forms at the end: if you are reading someone else's copy, and would like to get your own, you should fill one of them in, and post it off. At the moment it is sensible to use paper and snail mail, but we hope to go electronic in due course.
The next issue will include notes on
- - modification of UNIX bibliography programmes to produce references in the style used by MAN
- - using a computer to draw genealogies
And an article by Anne Akeroyd on computer searches of bibliographic data bases.
If you wish to be on the circulation list for BICA you should fill in this form and then post it to:
Professor John Davis,
Kent. CT2 7NS
Please print. You don't need to fill in Part B, but it may be helpful to us.
Your postal address:
Your electronic address,
if you have one:
If you want a copy of this issue of BICA put a tick here ..............................................
Are you -
a student? a teacher of anthropology?
a teacher of computing?
a teacher of something else? employed as an anthropologist outside the public
an anthropologist working unpaid at home?
- please say: ..........................
Do you -
own a micro computer
? use a micro
? use a mainframe?
Part B (cont.)
Have you - done word processing?
used standard statistical facilities?
used bibliographic reference packages?
used other generally available facilities?
got a computer scientist to work with you?
written programs or modified packages yourself?
Can you write in -
Other (please say)
Would you like to attend a short course on computing in a vocation?