EH.Net 2002 Summary Report • January 1 – December 31, 2002 • page 1
2002 Annual Summary Report
The purpose of this report is to summarize the major accomplishments of EH.Net from January 1
to December 31, 2002.
Administrator. 15 hours per week.
Systems Operator/Webmaster. John continues to serve both roles for us,
working approximately 10 - 15 hours per week during the academic year
following his full-time employment with us during the summer months.
Graduate Assistant (stipend supported by EHA). Lee-za continued
working for EH.Net during the second semester of the 2001-02 academic
year. As EH.Net’s graduate assistant, she devoted 8 hours per week
assisting with multiple content areas throughout the web site, including the
“How Much Is That?” feature, Ask the Professor, and responding to
questions posed to Question@EH.Net.
Graduate Assistant. Michelle has assumed the duties of the Graduate
Assistant for the 2002-03 academic year.
List Manager. Melissa continues to manage subscription requests,
monitor “bad” mail, etc on a part-time (1-2 hours per week) basis.
Ask the Professor Screener. Rachel is continuing in this role from her
home in Minnesota, and has offered to continue in this roll indefinitely
without charge to EH.Net.
EH.Net Components and Projects
Abstracts (http://www.eh.net/abstracts/) The Abstracts service has been working well. Activity
this year was comparable with 2001, with a total of 80 (compared to 83) new abstracts being
posted to the list and archived, bringing our total to 494. Of these 80, over 40 were generated
from proposals submissions for the annual meetings of the Economic History Association and
The Cliometrics Society. The editorial staff of the Journal of Economic History also used the
online submission form to post abstracts of papers published in the journal to the list. We were
also in touch with the publishers of Explorations in Economic History exploring the possi