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UConn's ArchNet on NEH website

The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new website designed to improve computer-based education in the humanities. Among the first 20 links on the site is UConn's archaeology site: ArchNet [This site is no longer available].

The new website, EDSITEment, was launched on Oct. 27. It was developed by a public-private partnership between the NEH, MCI Communication Corp. and the Council of the Great City School. An NEH news release describes the website as offering "one-stop shopping for anyone searching on the Internet for reliable, high quality instructional materials in the humanities."

The site will list and provide links to top sites in the areas of history and social studies, English and language arts, foreign languages and art history, provide online learning guides to the materials, and suggest activities that reinforce learning through the Internet using EDSITEment resources.

UConn's archaeology site, which is currently featured by the InterNIC Academic Guide, is produced by Jonathan Lizee, who holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from UConn, and Thomas Plunkett, systems administrator with University Libraries. It has been a regular winner of online awards for excellence in providing information on archaeology.

Mark J. Roy