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The H-OHIO Network: Scope, Content, Purpose.
H-Ohio is an electronic discussion group for scholars and teachers interested in the history and culture of the state of Ohio. The list allows university and college professors, secondary school teachers, archivists, librarians, local historians, and independent scholars to discuss current research, new books and articles, and innovative teaching techniques. The editors will also post job and fellowship announcements,calls for conferences, book and software reviews, and other material that they feel will be of interest to the list. H-Ohio will attempt to facilitate the teaching of Ohio history by publishing syllabi, reading lists, and course handouts and assignments.
In the future H-Ohio hopes to set up a peer review system and electronically publish scholarly works as well as to create digital collection of primary sources that will be available on the World Wide Web. Additionally, H-Ohio's web page will contain an archive of syllabi, paper assignments, bibliographies, and othermaterials used in the teaching of Ohio history.
The editors serve two-year renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net Executive Committee and rotate their duties. The current editor will be identified in all messages coming from the list. The editors will solicit postings (by email, phone and even by regular mail), will assist people in managing subscriptions and setting up options, will handle routine inquiries, and will consolidate some postings. Anyone with suggestions about what H-OHIO can and might do is invited to send in ideas. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) They will also commission book and article reviews, and post book announcements from publishers. H-OHIO will be moderated to filter out extraneous messages (like requests for subscription) and items that do not belong on H-OHIO. They may belong somewhere else, or in the judgment of the editors they do not aid the scholarly dialogue. The editors will not alter the meaning of messages without the author's permission.
Editorial correspondence not intended for posting should be sent to: