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The class members of "Creating Digital Repositories – Theory and Practice" would like to thank all those who have contributed to this project:

Beth Alvarez, Curator of Literary Manuscripts, Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Maryland Libraries, provided extensive documentation of the collection, arranged for image scans of the poem manuscripts, and fielded numerous questions from the encoding team. Additionally, she led several class discussions that made the scope of the collection understandable to the encoders.

Gretchen Gueguen and Mike Yates, graduate assistants of Susan Schreibman and Beth Alvarez, made the numerous TIFF and JPEG scans of the poem manuscripts used in the digital collection and throughout the web site.

Francis M. Naumann, Dada art expert and owner of the Francis M. Naumann Fine Art Gallery in New York, graciously gave us permission to use images of the artwork of and by the Baroness that is on the Francis M. Naumann Fine Art web site.

Susan Schreibman, our professor, was always available to provide guidance, solve technical problems, and give us advice that helped shape our project during all of its phases. Besides acting as Assistant Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), she conducts numerous workshops on TEI and XML encoding, participates actively in humanities computing and digital library events, and is a bastion of knowledge on software, hardware, encoding, and all issues pertaining to the creation and maintenance of digital repositories. Dr. Schreibman is currently the Assistant Dean of Digital Library Initiatives at the Univeristy of Maryland Libraries.

Professor William Sherman, formerly of the University of Maryland's English Department, and seven of the graduate students in his Fall 2003 section of ENGL 601, "Literary Research and Critical Contexts in 2003" (Helen DeVinney, Jennifer Gavin, Amy Isler, Alice Ko, Bob Nolan, Christine Painton, and Michelle Von Euw), made their work on poems of the Baroness available for the project. This work was the foundation of the CLIS students' encoding work and provided an analytical framework and base transcriptions for the digital collection. Prof. Sherman is currently a professor of Early Modern Studies in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York [UK]. Contact Prof. Sherman.