From: Daniel Apollon <firstname.lastname@example.org> (151)
Subject: EUROLIT - INVITATION TO PARTNERSHIP - SEMIOTIC
 From: Ann Okerson <email@example.com> (81)
From: David Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> (15)
Subject: CCUMC Teleconference on Fair Use Guidelines
 From: David Green <email@example.com> (41)
Subject: PORT: Navigating Digital Culture
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 13:53:00 +0200
From: Daniel Apollon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: EUROLIT - INVITATION TO PARTNERSHIP - SEMIOTIC ASSOCIATIONS
U R G E N T
Dear colleagues and and semiotic association,
As some of you already know, we are launching a new Socrates project as a
spin-off of Humanities II. Our new project is codde-named EUROLIT.
Already, several universities have committed themselves to this new
project. We are asking you to respond urgently to the following call to
participate in a new SOCRATES ODL project with application deadline
01-02-1997 (NB !).
I am asking you to react immediately to this invitation an fax me a letter of
intent (FAX +47 55 58 48 52).
1.Example of letter of intent
Do not hesitate to contact me,
1996 Humanities Task Force Literature
+47 55 58 52
On institution's letterhead signed by a senior official:
Name of official
LETTER OF INTENTION - PARTICIPATION IN THE EUROLIT SOCRATES APPLICATION
We have contributed to and agree to this proposal. We will take part in
this project subject to satisfactory negotiations and we intend to continue
working with the consortium after the project completion. The above partner
agree to actively collaborate with the University of Bergen and Coimbra
Group, through the project coordinator. and the rest of the partners in the
project called EUROLIT to be applied under
the SOCRATES program,ODL Action 01-02-1997
As partner we accept the responsibility to disseminate and transfer the
results of the project.The partners will be responsible for planning,
coordinating and monitoring and acting as focal point for contact with
partners in other countries.
On behalf of
Place and date
Sign. and Stamp
EUROLIT (until we find something better)
European Network for Literary Studies in a Multimedia Environment
in Higher Education
SOCRATES ODL Action
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 1.2.1997
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, FRENCH,GERMAN, SPANISH
1. To carry on successful cooperation between partner initiated
within the Humanities project.To capitalize on practical experiences acquired
during this project and integrate further Open and Distance Learning activities,
virtual mobility aspect in the day-to-day practice of students, tutors and
teachers. The partners will initiate transeuropean literature workshops
offered to students and teachers from member universities using
information technology and telematics. Teaching and learnings activities
will be focused at two -levels:
1) UNDERGRADUATEs studies: partners will seek to develop a
common course/workshop aimed at new beginners in literary studies. The
rationale is the following: in many departments a large amount of resources
are concentrated on introductory activities, each department reinventing
the wheel. Activities at an undergraduate level will seek to offer partners
pedagogical products that can be integrated readily at a local level at
that represent reday-to-use solutions to existing
2) POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP: Thesis guidance, teaching and
research practice is hampered in many universities by limited expert
resources. By creating
a PhD level network of experts, PhD students and resources EUROLIT will
"thesis guidance brokerage" and develop practical solutions (pedagogical,
economical). Activity within this field will concentrate on the exploitation of
ODL solutions to boost the development of a European PhD among partners.
2. Special efforts will be made to progress further towards more
explicit collaborative schemes emphasizing learning environments. Didactic
activities will therefore seek to capitalize on the evolution within the
Humanities II project from
pure "teaching" approaches to "learner-centered" approaches. As part of
towards learner-centeredness EUROLIT will initiate a transnational survey
among students of literature in Europe in order to gain among other things
comparative knowledge of recruitment patterns, professional expectations,
attitudes towards European cooperation, learning styles, technological
skills and cultural approaches to their field of studies. Thus, matching
the "mapping" of the field of literary studies as seen and defined by
teachers to the "mapping" of the field by learners will be a primary goal
for this project.
3. EUROLIT will initiate activities intending to produce a
systematic on-line description of the state of literary studies in a
representative number of European institutions and produce an "atlas" of
curricula, research programmes, human resources thus offered our users a
structured description of the diversity of professional and academic
approaches to the field.
4. EUROLIT will give special attention to the new challenges posed
to teachers in literary studies in Higher Education by the following
developments in Europe:
1) the shift from a book-based culture to a media culture,
2) the shift from a mass media culture to a personal media
3) the "spread" of literariness to larger areas and the convergence
of literature and "media" in diverse fields.
4) Regional specializations and alternative understanding of our
common field of study
5) The diversity of origanizational treatments given to literary
studies within European Academia
5. EUROLIT will develop a concerted pedagogical approach to
teaching and learning issues in literary studies integrating new
technologies (virtual classrooms, telematics, Internet) in dayly teaching
and learning practice. To foster developments EUROLIT will "network"
students and teachers in a durable and professional acceptable way
6. EUROLIT will seek to anchor in a more robust way previous
initiatives within departments, faculties and centres and develop permanent
institutional links encompassing
curriculum development,credit recognition and exchange of teaching resources.
As part of this excercise the partners will initiate a cooperation aiming at
interfacing in a more visible way existing ICP within Erasmus to this activities
(linking physical to virtual mobility in a more explicit way), but all the
time with a
stress on Open and Distance Learning approaches.
7.Several association of comparative literature and semiotic studies
will be invited as partners.
8. Invited US partners in our reflection.
EUROLIT will be composed of 3 groups:
1) A coordinating institution: the University of Bergen, in close
cooperation with the Coimbra Group
2) University partners organized in Task Forces, having the
produce several work-packages. Each Task Force will be allocated a own
budget. Each partner University will be given special responsibilities to
head well-defined activities.
3) A logistic and pedagogical support structure represented by the
Coimbra Group of Universities
4) Technical partners assisting Task Forces in their activities
Roughly 400.000-600.000 ECU. SOCRATES Grant 200000-3000 ECU
University of Bergen, Norway.
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 17:12:46 -0500 (EST)
From: David Green <email@example.com>
Subject: CCUMC Teleconference on Fair Use Guidelines (fwd)
Below is the forwarded announcement of a teleconference on
Proposed Multimedia Guidelines on the Fair Use of multi-media
material, organized by the Consortium of College and University Media
Centers (CCUMC) and the PBS Adult Learning Service.
Although these Proposed Guidelines, and the process by which they were
achieved, remain controversial within the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU),
I thought this event might interest many subscribers.
Because of the controversy, NINCH has not included these proposed
guidelines on its CONFU Resources page on the NINCH Web site. However, the
proposal is available at
> Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 22:00:41 -0500 (EST)
> From: Ann Okerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: CCUMC Teleconference on Fair Use Guidelines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIDEOCONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF FAIR USE GUIDELINES FOR
February 20, 1997, 1-3 pm ET
Produced by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers and PBS
Adult Learning Service
By January 23, 1997
Standard Fee: $350
CCUMC/ALSS/TBC Associates: $250
After January 23, 1997
Standard Fee: $375
CCUMC/ALSS/TBC Associates: $275
Call PBS Customer Support Center: 1-800-257-2578
FAX PBS Customer Support Center: 703-739-8495 or 703-739-0775
Visit the PBS/ALSS Web site: http://www.pbs.org/als/programs/vc/fairuse2.html
PBS Adult Learning Service, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
What will be covered?
The Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia were adopted in
September, 1996, in a non-legislative report by the U.S. House of
Representatives Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property. Prior
to these guidelines, an instructor who wanted to include excerpts from
multiple sources and multiple formats as part of a multimedia teaching
project risked being sued by one or more copyright holders. Although the
guidelines do not have the force of law, they provide guidance to
educational users and encourage the creation of multimedia teaching
projects while protecting the rights of copyright holders.
This live satellite videoconference will explain what the final fair use
guidelines for educational multimedia permit and what they prohibit by
clarifying and interpreting how the guidelines can be used in real-world
situations. Two panels will be available for this discussion and to
answer your questions.
Panel one will include six members of the Fair Use Guidelines Working
Committee who, over a period of two years, met regularly to develop
guidelines that balanced the interests of educators and copyright owners.
Members of this panel will interpret and clarify the guidelines, shed
light upon the development process, discuss the congressional validation
process and the committee's relationship with CONFU (Conference on Fair
Use), and field questions from the audience.
--Mary Levering, Associate Register for National Copyright Programs, US
--Lisa Livingston, Director of Instructional Media, City College/City
University of New York, and Chair Government Regulation and Public Policy
Committee, Consortium of College and University Media Centers;
--Carol Risher, Vice President for Copyright and New Technology,
Association of American Publishers;
--Judith Saffer, Assistant General Counsel, Broadcast Music Inc., and
President, Copyright Society of the United States;
--Bernard Sorkin, Senior Counsel, Time Warner, Inc. ;
--Joann Stevens, Vice President for Communications, Association of American
Colleges and Universities;
--Moderator: Paul Anthony.
Panel two will include six educators and other "fair users" who will offer
insight into the importance of the guidelines to the educational
community, provide practical advice on implementation, and respond to
call-in questions and to comments by the first panel.
--Jerri Linke, Director of Media, Willmar Senior High School, Willmar,
--Rose Marino, Associate General Counsel, University of Kansas;
--Dr. Mary Lou Mosley, Associate Dean of Instruction, Paradise Valley
Community College, Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix, Arizona;
--Dr. Donald Rieck, Executive Director, Consortium of College and University
--Larry Vice, President-Elect, National Association of Regional Media Centers;
--Stanley Zenor, Executive Director, Association for Educational
Communications and Technology;
--Moderator: Pat Boddy.
Complete text of the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia may be
found at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/avs/fairuse/default.html
David Green Executive Director National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) 21 Dupont Circle, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 (202) 296-5346 Internet: email@example.com
------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:19:52 -0500 From: David Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: PORT: Navigating Digital Culture
WHILE IN CAMBRIDGE........
I haven't seen announcement of this event in connection with the ECOMONICS OF DIGITAL INFORMATION conference in Cambridge, but for those on this list who will be in Cambridge, Mass, this weekend (for the conference or not) you may be interested in the Saturday Opening and Friday Reception of PORT: NAVIGATING DIGITAL CULTURE, an exhibition at MIT.
Also see the Web Site: <http://artnetweb.com/port/>
>X->Mime-Version: 1.0 >Newsgroups: bit.listserv.museum-l >Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 00:46:30 +0100 >Reply-To: Museum discussion list <MUSEUM-L@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> >Sender: Museum discussion list <MUSEUM-L@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM> >From: Robbin Murphy <murph@INTERPORT.NET> >>To: MUSEUM-L@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM > >The physical manifestation of "PORT: Navigating Digital Culture" >opens this Saturday, January 25 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. >There will be a reception the night before (Friday) at the Center >from 5:30 to 7:30 pm EST and everyone in the area is invited: > >MIT List Visual Arts Center >Wiesner Building >20 Ames Street >Cambridge, Massachusetts >617-253-4680 > >There will also be online projects by Sawad Brooks, Ebon Fisher, >Lawrence Weiner and GH Hovagimyan during the reception. We will >post the reflector addresses for RealAudio and CU-SeeMe as soon >as they are available on the PORT Web site http://artnetweb.com/port/ > > > >_____________________________________________________ >ROBBIN MURPHY, creative director, artnetweb >email@example.com http://artnetweb.com >426 Broome Street, NYC 10013 212-925-1885 >PORTatMIT: http://artnetweb.com/port/ >