Annual Report to IOSCS, October 20, 2005
At the Leiden (2004) meeting of the IOSCS Executive Committee the
following motions were passed:
1. That up to $7,500 from the NETS publication funds be authorized for
payment to Lehigh University to relieve NETS co-editor Benjamin G.
Wright of teaching one course of his choice in the calendar year 2005
(spring or fall term) to enable him to devote more of his own time to
the remaining editorial tasks of the NETS project.
2. That the NETS Editorial Committee undertake to post a provisional
edition of NETS on the internet, as permitted by §2.A. of the License
Agreement between Oxford University Press and the IOSCS.
Re Motion 1: Since Ben Wright was granted a one-term leave by his
University (Lehigh) there has been no need for the approved
expenditure thus far. (For a revised proposal see the request
submitted to the Committee by Ben Wright.)
Re Motion 2. The provisional edition is nearing completion. Of the
fifty-one books, forty-one have thus far been posted. Almost all of
the remaining translations are being prepared for posting on the
website. Corrections and revisions are made on an ongoing basis and
with each re-posting a revised date is attached. The work of our
Webpage Editor, Jay Treat, has been invaluable. To see the provisional
website go to the NETS website (
click on provisional edition.
The editors are continuing with the work of bringing the entire corpus
of NETS translations and introductions into conformity with current
NETS standards. We hope to complete the editing by the end of 2005 or
early in 2006 in order to get the entirety of NETS to OUP. A new
edition of Psalms will be included in the OUP edition of NETS,
scheduled for 2006.