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More on University handouts

I've gotten some questions on the content of the University handouts, so, herewith, a description.

The handouts cover five of the six sessions (the other being a Q&A session that was student-driven), and cover building a persona (with a lot of information about our personas), clothing, furniture, food and tableware, and pastimes, heavily focused on the Elizabethan era (with a little side stuff about persona).  Each handout is at least five pages, most are more, with lots and lots of pictures, and a bibliography.

Basically, I like to write, so there's quite a bit of wordiness.  The handouts are also an adjunct to the class, so they're designed to be picked up six months later, and still be useful, not dependent on your perfect memory of everything that was said in class.

Also, Bob made a very good suggestion:  I can send people the documents electronically for free (since the cost is basically materials) if they can receive large file attachments.  They're in Word, I don't remember offhand how big they are, but I can update this evening.  So, if you'd like to receive them electronically instead, e-mail me, and let me know whether you want them in one big e-mail or five single-document e-mails.  If you've already e-mailed me for a cd, but would prefer to get the electronic version, let me know, and I'll take you off the CD list.

I didn't offer this initially, since I wasn't sure how many of my readers can support a large file transfer.  But, if you can, you'll save yourself some cash, and me some time, so I'm all for it.  Like I said, the price of the CD basically just covers costs, so I'm not making any money off it.

Anyway.  Choices.  Thar they iz.


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Jun. 15th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Would it help if they were turned into PDFs?
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Jun. 15th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Microsoft Word allows one to save to PDF- both my work version (2007) and my old version at home (my system is Windows XP, but I can't remember the version of Word it's in) allow one to do so. :)
Jun. 15th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
I've PM'd you my email address.
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Jun. 15th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for the update. I sending this information on to those who expressed an interest, but who aren't regular readers.
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Am a regular reading now!
Jun. 15th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Glad to have infected...um...*introduced* you to the blog!

Jun. 16th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
An alternative to sending large files by direct email attachments is to use the You Send It file transfer service. You can get a limited Lite account for free; it lets you send up to 100 MB files with a 1 GB monthly download limit. That level is fine for most people, the paid ones are only useful if you send multiple large files on a regular basis. You upload your file to their server, then have emails sent out to recipients (up to 100) with a URL for them to download it. They've got 7 days to collect it.

[There are probably other services out there like this, this just happens to be the one I know about.)
Jun. 17th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
That sounds excellent; I'll look into it. The handouts are not intended to be loaded onto any site (and if I find them, I'm going to send a cease and desist notice), so a limited time download is perfect.
Jun. 17th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Other possibilities (though I haven't tried them, personally) -- Google Docs, and Scribd
Jun. 16th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
As someone else suggested, yousendit is a nice option, but only works for 7 days so there is limited usefulness and you'd have to keep uploading it again and again. There are also many SCA people who will host things for free. Stefan is always looking for more stuff. I haven't hosted anyone else's stuff before but would be happy to throw your stuff on my site.

Edited at 2010-06-16 07:06 pm (UTC)
Jun. 17th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Thank you; I have my own site if I want to host it, but I don't. Since all the pictures are copyrighted, and are being used in a limited capacity under Fair Use, I do not want my class handouts loaded onto any web site (there are copyright notices to that effect in every hand out).

Jun. 17th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
That makes complete sense. I'd love a copy digitally if you would be willing to send it. evethejust@gmail.com
Jun. 17th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
I would love a copy digitally as well if possible...
Jun. 20th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm an academic interested in living history & reenactment (MA & PhD both were on related topics), and currently writing on interpreting the past through performance. I'd be very interested in receiving a copy of your handouts... and can receive files up to 10 MB at my personal e-mail: mlshanks (at) ix.netcom.com

PS: If you'd like, I could send you back a handout for an Elizabethan common knowledge workshop that I last did about 15 years ago.
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