[Ads-l] A DARE Farewell celebration

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 31 22:30:09 EDT 2017


Joan can speak to this more authoritatively, but my understanding is that
the website's maintenance by Harvard University Press is independent of the
funding shortfall suffered by the DARE office at the University of
Wisconsin. The site (daredictionary.com) remains staffed by HUP's digital
operations, with funding from institutional and individual subscriptions.


On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 6:53 PM, Dave Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:

> That's good to hear, but maintaining a website like DARE's isn't a
> one-person project. It requires some form of staff and funding. Is there
> funding to keep it going? I'm talking about just keeping the software
> current, never mind the substantive updates.
>
> The print versions are great, but the accessibility and searchablility of
> the website is really useful.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
> Of Andy Bach
> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:44 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] A DARE Farewell celebration
>
> > What is happening with the DARE website? Will that be shutting down too?
>
> The shifts and changes in language are unending. Words are invented or
> rediscovered; others fade from use. New information emerges all the time
> about the origins and earliest examples of words. So, Goebel intends to
> keep updating the dictionary’s online version after his retirement. And
> DARE will live on in libraries and the web.
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Dave Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:
>
> > What is happening with the DARE website? Will that be shutting down too?
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> > Behalf Of Joan Hall
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:05 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: [ADS-L] A DARE Farewell celebration
> >
> > http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/10/28/end-
> > whoopensocker-uws-famed-di
> > alect-dictionary-closing-after-54-years/793834001/
> >
> >
>

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