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November 1994 - Volume 11:3
ON THE COVER: Anatomy of a text. Penn's electronic edition traces the complex interlayering of sources and meanings in Mary W. Shelley's masterpiece. This woodcut is the third plate of the muscles from Book Two of the "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, first published in Basel in 1543 - often said to mark the beginning of modern observational medical science. The woodblocks for these illustrations were cut in Venice, perhaps in the studio of Titian, and passed by legacy and purchase through the hands of many early printing families. After loss and rediscovery, they were entrusted to the Bavarian anatomist H.P. Leveling of Ingolstadt who issued editions in 1781 and 1783 at Ingolstadt - where, says Shelley, Victor Frankenstein was trained.
F E A T U R E S
Penn's electronic edition.
By Stuart Curran
By Robin Beck and Ken Campbell
The Library puts the OED online.
By James English and Stephen Lehmann
Protecting Penn's data assets.
By Dave Millar
Let it snow!
Working from home to beat the weather.
By Daniel Updegrove
The African route on the Information Superhighway.
By Julie E. Sisskind
Recommended networking software
Advice from ISC about what to install on your networked Mac or Windows PC.
By ISC staff
D E P A R T M E N T S