Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 10:58:43 -0500
From: David Green <email@example.com>
Subject: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
January 15, 1998
DIGITAL RESOURCES IN THE HUMANITIES '98
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15
MUSEUM COMPUTER NETWORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE:
Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Preservation
Santa Monica, CA
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: MARCH 1
DIGITAL RESOURCES IN THE HUMANITIES '98
The Third International Conference brings together the creators, users,
distributors, and curators of Digital Resources in the Humanities.
Following two successful years in Oxford the Digital Resources in the
Humanities Conference (DRH98) will be held in Glasgow in 1998. In 1999 it
will be held at King's College London. DRH98 is the internationally
recognised forum for all those involved in and benefiting from the
digitisation of our common cultural heritage: the scholar producing or
using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital media in the seminar
room; the publisher finding ways to reach new markets; the librarian,
curator, art historian, or archivist wishing to improve both access to and
conservation of the digital information that characterises contemporary
culture and scholarship.
The conference will take up three intensive days of papers, panel
discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations, between the
evening of 9th September 1998 and lunchtime on the 12th September 1998.
The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage a lot of energetic discussion, both
formal and informal. Leading practitioners of the application of digital
techniques and resources in the humanities, from the worlds of scholarship,
librarianship, and publishing will be there, exchanging expertise,
experience, and opinions.
To date, sponsors of the conference include the British Library, the Office
for Humanities Communication, the Arts and Humanities Data Service, the
Centre for Computing in the Humanities of Kings College London the Library
of University College London, the Humanities Computing Unit of Oxford
University and the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
at the University of Glasgow.
Proposals are now invited for academic papers, sessions, discussion panels,
and reports of work in progress. Proposals (500 - 1000 words) should be
submitted by 15th February 1998. An independent panel of reviewers will
evaluate proposals, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by
31st March 1998. Abstracts of all the accepted proposals from registered
participants will be included in a volume distributed at the conference.
Papers will also be considered for a post-conference publication. See
<drh98.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/submit.htm> for submission details.
* Creation and management of digital resources (e.g. textual, visual, and
* Integration of digital resources as multimedia.
* Policies and strategies for electronic delivery, both commercial and
* Cataloguing and metadata aspects of resource discovery.
* Implications of digital resources and electronic delivery for teaching,
learning, and scholarship.
* Encoding standards.
* Rights management (e.g. intellectual property rights).
* Funding, cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms.
* Digitisation techniques and problems.
MUSEUM COMPUTER NETWORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE
As modern cultures move rapidly from analog to digital media, atoms to
bits, the role of museums as preservers of artifacts becomes more
important. Information and communication technologies are important tools
for creating, sharing, and preserving cultural knowledge through the
presentation and representation of museum objects. Today, this includes not
just the atoms of real exhibitions, but the bits accessed by remote
visitors from classrooms and living rooms all over the world. Anyone
concerned with information technology and museums - educators, registrars,
curators, archivists, librarians, managers, designers, systems analysts,
writers, lawyers - will find MCN '98 a key professional event. Technology,
administration, legal issues, design concerns, research and commercial
implications will all be discussed from the perspective of museum
applications and the diverse audiences for which they are created.
The five-day program includes:
* Pre-conference seminars and workshops on practical topics ranging from
strategic planning to communication technology tools.
* A three-day technical program on information technology and museums.
* A two-day exhibit hall showcasing commercial products.
* Special interest group meetings.
* Reception at the new Getty Center and the MCN Silent Auction.
Walking distance from downtown Santa Monica's fine restaurants and shops,
the conference will be held at the four star Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
with sweeping views of the Pacific. We look forward to seeing you there!
MCN '98 session topics may address infrastructure, software tools, hardware
innovations, successful approaches to problems, or any of a variety of
technical solutions to knowledge creation, sharing, and preservation
issues. Proposals may address ideas and issues in any area of museum
For submission details see <www.mcn.edu/MCN98/PROPOS~1.HTM>
David L. Green
NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR A NETWORKED CULTURAL HERITAGE
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax
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