Voice of the Shuttle
“Woven” by Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, VoS is one of the earliest humanities research portals. It began in 1994 as a 70+ Web-page directory of humanities research resources organized by field, historical period, author, etc. It was reimplemented in 2001 as a database-to-Web system allowing for dynamic views of the data and user contributions.
Its mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences and with new digital media.
VoS emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources, and defines its audience as people who have something to learn from a higher-education, professional approach to the humanities.