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"... five primary members"

Members of the Electronic Peirce Consortium

Joseph Ransdell, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Texas Tech University

Mary Keeler, Ph.D. (Telecommunications)
Assistant Professor, National Center for Communication Studies
George Washington University

Christian J. W. Kloesel, Ph.D. (English)
Director and Editor, Peirce Edition Project
Professor, Department of English
Indiana University (IUPUI)

Michael Neuman, Ph.D. (English)
Director, Center for Text and Technology
Academic Computing Center
Georgetown University

Allen Renear, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Senior Planning Analyst, Academic Computing
Brown University

The word "consortium" carries an institutional connotation, and the five members of the EPC acted formally as representatives of their respective universities, with appropriate letters of permission from their administrations. I stress this because of a possible misimpression that the EPC was a subproject of the Peirce Edition Project (PEP) at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), a misunderstanding which might arise owing to the fact that the Director of the PEP at that time -- there is a different Director now -- was one of the five members of the EPC, and because the funding for the incurred expenses (namely, travel and per diem expensives) involved in the development work for the EPC across the two years in which it was active was from a fund alloted to the Peirce Edition Project for database development. (No one was compensated for their time, which was donated to the EPC, in part by the various universities involved, who gave the various members permission to represent them in this activity and in part by the individuals, all of whom put in time of their own on this, too.)
   The EPC, as a consortium, could not possibly be a subproject of one of the participating universities. The decision to give the group the identity of a consortium was in fact motivated in part by the aim of making its independence from any given one of the participating institutions clear. This, too, deserves emphasis, and perhaps some special comment as well because what is at issue in this particular case is not adquately understood in terms of individual people and how they handled the task and its problems. The larger issue is the problem of continuity and discontinuity of development work that aims at exploring and making effective use of the new communicational technologies for scholarly/scientific activity.

This is a footnote to "FAQ5: What is the Peirce Telecommunity Project?"

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