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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Jack London Collection
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        The UC Berkeley Library is commited to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A site on the World Wide Web
        building digital collections and services to
        support the educational and research needs
        of the University of California, Berkeley and
        its broader user community.
        The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE™ is
        one example of this commitment. More in-
        formation on digital library projects at the UC
        Berkeley Library may be found at http://
        sunsite.berkeley.edu/R+D/ucblibrary.html
The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
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        The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE is a
        library of digital texts, images, and other
        content as well as a support service for digi-
        tal library, museum, and archive developers
        world wide. The SunSITE offers one-stop
        shopping for digital library information,
        tools, research and development projects,
        and more via a World Wide Web server and
        associated services.
        The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE is
        sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B e r k e l e y
        The Library, University of California, Ber-
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                                                                                                                                    Digital Library Research & Development
        keley. More information is available at
        SunSITE Administration: http://                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D i g i t a l
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        sunsite.berkeley.edu/Admin/, or by email to
        manager@sunsite.berkeley.edu.
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                                                                                                                                    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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What                                                                                                Why                                                        Highlights
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        The Jack London Collection is an online                                                             Digital library                                            Some of the more important features of the
        presentation of materials that reflect on the                                                       projects like the                                          site include:
        life and influence of one of America’s most                                                         Jack London Col-
        enduring authors. The core of the collec-                                                           lection are being
        tion consists of letters, manuscripts, pho-                                                         created to make
        tographs and miscellaneous materials from                                                           primary materials
                                The Bancroft Li-                                                            and related schol-
                                brary at UC Berke-                                                          arship available
                                ley. Also included                                                          over the Internet.
                                are out-of-print                                                            Sources that were
                                publications, elec-                                                         once, because of
                                tronic texts of                                                             their delicacy and
                                London’s writings,                                                          value, the exclu-
                                research aids, and                                                          sive domain of
                                critical essays.                                                            scholars and ar-
                                                                                                            chivists can now be viewed and used by a greatly
                                                                                                            expanded audience. Instructors and their
                                                                                                            classes, amateur enthusiasts and the general
                                                                                                            public can directly access documents and im-                                      • A growing collec-
                                                                                                            ages that are the most essential reflection of                                    tion of images of
        This site                                                                                           our history and culture.                                                          source materials: Jack
        is being                                                                                                                                                       and Charmian’s correspondence, including
        coopera-                                                                                                                 By making the Jack                    letters to Upton Sinclair and George Ster-
        tively de-                                                                                                               London materials                      ling. Documents such as Jack’s death certifi-
        veloped                                                                                                                  available electronically,             cate and application to UC Berkeley. Pho-
        by the                                                                                                                   they will be spared                   tographs from Beauty Ranch, the Snark Voy-
        UC Berkeley Library and Sonoma State                                                                                     much destructive han-                 age and Jack’s early years. Unpublished
        University as a central Internet presence                                                                                dling. The electronic                 bibliographies by James Sisson...
        for all things related to London’s life and                                                                              environment offers in-
        times. Appropriate materials are gladly ac-                                                                              creased capabilities for              • Electronic texts of Jack London’s novels
        cepted for publication under the                                                                                         searching and compar-                 and short stories: The Call of the Wild, The
        editorship of Dr. Clarice Stasz of Sonoma                                                                                ing the full text of                  Sea Wolf, White Fang, To Build a Fire...
        State (stasz@sonoma.edu). Input from the                                                                                 documents. Scholars                   • Bibliographies and Research Aids written
        Jack London community and others is                                                                                      can use these capabili-               specifically for the site under the editorship
        welcome. In addition a forum for com-                                                                                    ties to rapidly access                of Dr. Stasz of Sonoma State University: The
        ment and interaction is available through                                                           and appraise large numbers of letters, pho-                Philosophy of Jack London, Jack London
        the Jack London listser v (jack-                                                                    tos, and manuscripts. Most importantly,                    and Science Fiction, Biographies of Jack
        london@sonoma.edu). An archive of this                                                              however, those with an interest can use the                London...
        discussion may soon be available on the                                                             broad scope of his personal and public writ-
        site.                                                                                               ings to draw their own conclusions about a                 • Links to other sites containing Jack Lon-
                                                                                                            complex and frequently misrepresented life.                don material and more.

								
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