Friday, May 18, 2007

Digital Projects at Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Hello everyone,

Bolchazy-Carducci is entering what could be called a digital summer as several new and exciting electronic projects are either underway or are nearing completion. Top of the list: Artes Latinae version 2.0 is set to release in June for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS X, and July for Linux and Unix. The latest version of AL has the same great content as earlier versions, but has an updated interface, is even easier to use, works on modern operating systems, and does not require the disk to be in your computer when you are learning Latin. We're updating our Artes Latinae web site with a new look and new content, so please visit soon!

Anna Andresian and I are getting ready to embark upon designing an on-line resource for her Latin illustrated grammar, Looking at Latin. The site will contain drills and exercises, reviews of grammatic concepts, and a user community (one for teachers and one for students). Looking at Latin can be used in conjunction with ANY program of Latin study. Look for Looking at Latin on-line by APA in January for its official launch.

We're continuing work on Dr. Tony Hollingsworth's amazing Digital Scholia, an electronic deconstruction of Cicero's First Catilinarian with components including classroom lecture that supports real-time sentence diagramming. Learn grammar, vocabulary, and rhetoric sentence by sentence.

Lastly, we are entering into a number of agreements with global distributors of electronic content. What this means is that you will be able to find and use titles from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers at libraries worldwide via their on-line subscription services.

If you have any special digital requests that will make your teaching and learning of the Classics easier, we'd love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below!

Andrew