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Issue Number 52, August 1996
From the Editor: Michael J. Galgano, James Madison University
It seems appropriate that the newsletter coinciding with the opening of this academic year is devoted to H-Net, a community of talented scholars who have significantly advanced global communication in history. Their pioneering vision, dedication and skills merit our praise and support. Many colleagues employ its varied on-line services daily and its screens offer connections with historians everywhere. The seminar of graduate days has been extended and the potential for new opportunities appear without limit.
This special collection traces the past, present, and future of H-Net. Contributors explore some of its projects in reviewing scholarly monographs, facilitating discussion and enhancing the profession's advocacy mission. Those readers who regularly use its programs will find fuller explanations of on-line experiences for teaching, research, and professional contact, while those who do not yet subscribe will find much to entice them. The academic community has certainly been redefined and reconfigured through their efforts. Please remember to express your wishes regarding creation of a listserv for department chairs.
Michael J. Galgano is head of the Department of History, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 22087 firstname.lastname@example.org