11.0664 pubs, e-pubs, e-text, talks

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 07:33:01 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 664.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
<http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/>
<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>

[1] From: "K. C. Cameron" <K.C.Cameron@exeter.ac.uk> (49)
Subject: publications

[2] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (9)
Subject: analysing e-pubs

[3] From: Alan Burk <burk@sisyphus.sun.csd.unb.ca> (124)
Subject: Building Electronic Texts - Summer Institute

[4] From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu> (140)
Subject: NYU-NEACH Spring 98 Talks

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 20:06:40 GMT
From: "K. C. Cameron" <K.C.Cameron@exeter.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: About Francofil (please keep)

Book announcement of interest to literary, history and CALL specialists:

Elm Bank Publications
24 Velwell Road
EXETER, EX4 4LE
Tel: 01392 264221
Fax: 01392 264222

Announce Two New Publications in their Modern Language Studies Series
1998

A Tragic Farce: The Fronde (1648-1653)
By Wendy Gibson

The civil war of the Fronde, which provided the young Louis XIV with five
years of object lessons in the facts of kingly life, was recognized right
from the start as having the makings of an entertaining piece of theatre:
colourful intrigues, spectacular episodes, unstoppable heroes, dreadnought
heroines, and one or two villains worth hissing.

This book, after the fashion of a play programme, introduces the leading
members of the cast, gives a synopsis of the plot, and shows how and why a
performance that initially drew applause ultimately turned out to be a
flop.

Price 14.99 (vii + 148pp. Paperback 229 x 170 mm.)
ISBN 0 9502595 8 6

Multimedia CALL: Theory And Practice
Edited and presented by Keith Cameron

This collection of essays presents a timely contribution to current
research on the use and development of Multimedia in Computer-Assisted
Language Learning.
The papers, which were given in Exeter at the seventh biennial
international CALL Conference, are essential reading for all those who wish
to keep abreast of the 'state-of-the-art' and who seek ideas for new
avenues of research.

Price 24.99 (vii + 307pp. Paperback 229 x 170 mm.)
ISBN 0 9502595 9 4

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Keith Cameron

Professor of French and Renaissance Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Editor of:
- Computer Assisted Language Learning,
(http://www.swets.nl/sps/journals/call.html);
- Exeter Textes litteraires, (http://www.ex.ac.uk/uep/french.htm);
- Exeter Tapes, (http://www.ex.ac.uk/french/staff/cameron/ExTapes.html);
- EUROPA-on line & European Studies Series,
(http://www.intellect-net.com/europa/index.htm);
- Elm Bank Modern Language Series, (http://www.intellect-net.com/elm-bank)

Department of French, Queen's Building, The University, EXETER, EX4 4QH, G.B.
WWW (http://www.ex.ac.uk/french/)
Tel: 01392 264221 / + 44 1392 264221;Fax: 01392 264222 / + 44 (19) 1392 264222
E/mail: K.C.Cameron@exeter.ac.uk

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 07:21:38 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: analysing e-pubs

Humanists with an interest in electronic publication (and who is not?) will
welcome the new article by the sociologists Rob Kling and Roberta Lamb,
"Analyzing Visons of Electronic Publishing and Digital Libraries", at the
URL <http://www-slis.lib.indiana.edu/~kling/pubs/EPUB6.htm>.

WM
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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk
<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/>

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:21:03 +0000
From: Alan Burk <burk@sisyphus.sun.csd.unb.ca>
Subject: Building Electronic Texts - Summer Institute

This message has been cross-posted, please excuse any duplication.

**Announcing the Second Summer Institute at the University of New
Brunswick / Fredericton / New Brunswick / Canada**

Creating Electronic Texts and Images -- a practical "hands-on"
exploration of the research, preservation and pedagogical uses of
electronic texts and images in the humanities.

August 16 - 21, 1998

Instructor: David Seaman, University of Virginia

Sponsored by the University of New Brunswick Library's Electronic
Text Centre (http://www.unb.ca/etc/) and the Department of Archives
and Special Collections

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will centre around the creation of a
set of electronic texts and digital images. Topics to be covered
include:

SGML tagging and conversion
Using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines The
basics of archival imaging The form and
implications of XML Publishing SGML on the World
Wide Web EAD - Encoded Archival Descriptions

The course is designed primarily for librarians and archivists who are
planning to develop electronic text and imaging projects; for scholars
who are creating electronic texts as part of their teaching and
research; and for publishers who are looking to move publications to
the Web. Course participants will create an electronic version of a
selection of Canadian literary letters from UNB's Archives and Special
Collections. Participants will encode the letters with TEI/SGML
tagging, tag an EAD finding aid (a one day course component) and
explore issues in creating digital images.

COURSE PREREQUISITES: This year's institute presupposes that
participants have some experience with the Web and HTML. It is highly
recommended that participants also have had some basic exposure to
other SGML applications besides HTML, such as TEI, XML or EAD. For
those with little or no previous experience with SGML applications,
there will be a one day introductory level session on Saturday, August
15. For those on the West Coast, an introductory session taught by
David Seaman will be offered on June 17, 1998 as a pre-conference
workshop at the Canadian Library Association Annual Conference & Trade
Show in Victoria, British Columbia.

FACILITIES: The course will be held in the Instructional Technology
LearningCentre (ITLC) in the Harriet Irving Library on the campus of
the University of New Brunswick. The lab is a state-of-the-art
facility with a Windows 95 PC for each participant and a high end
digital projection system.

The facility is air conditioned.

REGISTRATION FEES / HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Registration will be limited
to 20. The tuition $750.00 (Canadian dollars) will include all course
fees for the Institute, nutritional breaks, lunches and a number of
special events. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations. The
tuition for the UNB one-day (August 15) introductory workshop on HTML
and SGML is not included in the $750 and is an additional $75.00.
There will be five bursaries offered at $200.00 each for those who
could not otherwise afford to come to the Institute. The Lord
Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton is offering special room
rates at:

$70.00 + tax (Canadian) Single Room
$77.00 + tax (Canadian) Double Room

Course participants will be responsible for making their own
reservations: Jill Amos - Contact Person - 506-455-3371

FURTHER INFORMATION: Detailed course
information will be available in April - see:

http://ultratext.hil.unb.ca/Texts/Announce/seaman98.htm

If in the meantime you would like further information, contact Karen
Maguire (kmaguire@unb.ca or 506-453-4740).

Information on last year's Institute, including comments from
participants is available at:

http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/SGML_course/Aug97/index.html

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Registration Form
Note: You can also go to our Web Registration Form at:
http://ultratext.hil.unb.ca/Texts/Announce/seaman98.htm

Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images
August 16th to 21st, 1998

Name:________________________________
Organization/Title:____________________________________

Please provide a description of present and future projects to which
you will apply the skills learned in this course. In addition, briefly
outline your reasons for interest in taking this course.
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Phone:_________________(Home) ______________________(Business)
Business address: _______________________________________
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Home address: _______________________________________
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FAX: ____________________ email: ________________________

Method of payment (please circle one):

1. Cheque (made payable to: UNB Libraries)
2. Visa or Mastercard

Card#: ___________________________________
Expiry date:_______________________________

3. Purchase Order (please attach):

Number:__________________________________
Signature:_________________________________

Payment is due in full by June 30, 1998. Refunds will not be honoured
after Aug 1/98.

(Optional) In addition, please register me for the Introductory One
Day Workshop on HTML and SGML on Saturday August 15 (tuition cost is
$75.00) ___________ Please return Registration Form by email, Fax, or
mail to:

Karen Maguire
Administrative Assistant
UNB Libraries
PO Box 7500
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H5
Phone: (506) 453-4740 Fax: (506) 453-4595 email:
kmaguire@unb.ca

Confirmation of registration will be sent to you after processing.

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Alan Burk, Associate Director of Libraries and
Director of Electronic Text Centre (www.unb.ca/etc)
phone: 506-453-4740 fax: 506-453-4595

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Date: Tue, 24 Mar 98 11:14:32 EST
From: Heyward Ehrlich <ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Subject: NYU-NEACH Spring 98 Talks

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Heyward Ehrlich, President, NEACH
and
Lorna Hughes, Asst. Dir., Humanities Computing, ACF, NYU
jointly announce program details of

NYU-NEACH Talks on Humanities Computing, Spring 1998
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The Academic Computing Facility (ACF) of New York University and
the Northeast Association of Computing and the Humanities (NEACH)
announce the Spring 1998 schedule of four talks on humanities
computing. These events of the Humanities Computing Unit of the
Academic Computing Facility of New York University, co-sponsored
by NEACH, will take place in Warren Weaver Hall, West 4th and Mercer
Streets, off Washington Square South, in New York City. For travel
directions, see <http://www.nyu.edu/infocenter/directions-g.html>.

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HUMANITIES COMPUTING AND SCHOLARSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Susan Hockey, University of Alberta, Canada
Friday, 3 April 1998 - 2:00 PM - Room 109, Warren Weaver Bldg.
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ESCAPING FLATLAND: 3D COMPUTER MODELING FOR HUMANISTS
Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Virginia
Wednesday, 8 April 1998 - 1:00 PM - Room 102, Warren Weaver Bldg.
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ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND DIGITAL LIBRARIES:
Preservation and Access: Resolving the Contradictions
John Price-Wilkin, University of Michigan
Friday, 1 May 1998 - 2:00 PM - Room 109, Warren Weaver Bldg.
............................................................. THE PENNSYLVANIA _FRANKENSTEIN_ ELECTRONIC EDITION
Jack Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, 8 May 1998 - 2:00 om - Room 109, Warren Weaver Bldg
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HUMANITIES COMPUTING AND SCHOLARSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Susan Hockey, University of Alberta, Canada
Friday, 3 April 1998 - 2:00 PM - Room 109, Warren Weaver Bldg.

New technologies offer exciting opportunities and challenges to
scholars across the broad range of humanities disciplines. What
changes in humanities teaching and research might we expect to
see in the early decades of the 21st century, and what are some
of the major concerns?

Join us as Susan Hockey, a well-known expert in humanities
computing, outlines the ingredients of well designed and useful
resources for the humanities and addresses important issues for
this new frontier. For example, what do we do about copyright and
ownership? How can we know the source of something, when art can
be scanned and then digitally altered with a few clicks of the
mouse? What must we consider when linking across different
projects, or maintaining the longevity of electronic information?
What are the implications of a scholarly arena which includes
both print and electronic media? Perhaps most importantly, what
do we need to do to train the next generation of scholars and
teachers, and how do we persuade them to use and develop these
resources when there is a perception of low academic quality and
poor interfaces?

Professor Hockey will survey current resources and techniques in
humanities computing, and point out what she finds to be well-
designed and useful. She will also outline some of the challenges
in creating and maintaining these resources, and discuss
strategies for new research that addresses the needs of the
humanities scholar of the 21st century, while alerting us to the
pitfalls and obstacles.

Susan Hockey is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Director
of the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in Arts at the
University of Alberta. Her current research focuses on the
representation of humanities source material in electronic form
and on the design of processing tools to aid humanities
scholarship. She is the author of two books and numerous articles
on humanities computing and has given lectures and presentations
in Europe, North America and Japan. Prior to moving to the
University of Alberta in February 1997, she was director of the
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH).

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Escaping Flatland: 3D Computer Modeling for Humanists
Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Virginia
Wednesday, 8 April 1998 - 1:00 PM - Room 102, Warren Weaver Bldg.

This talk will address applications of 3D computer modeling
technology (specifically the Virtual Reality Modeling Language,
or VRML) in the humanities. After an introduction to the VRML
standard, Mr. Kirschenbaum will demonstrate some of the 3D work
undertaken by himself and the staff of the University of
Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities:
recreations of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's studio and a historic
room at the University of Virginia Library; first editions of
rare American novels; a visualization of narrative patterns in
Dante's Inferno; time-lapse simulations of Civil War battles; and
a multi-dimensional fly-through textual landscape.

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Electronic Texts and Digital Libraries:
Preservation and Access: Resolving the Contradictions
John Price-Wilkin, University of Michigan
Friday, 1 May 1998 - 2:00 PM - Room 109, Warren Weaver Bldg.

The growth of digital libraries has aided both Library
preservation enterprises and the development of access systems
for digital library collections. Despite this, these two
enterprises work primarily apart from each other, with many
digital Preservation efforts failing to bring their materials
online, and with many access enterprises failing to embrace
preservation-friendly technologies. This situation is not only
unnecessary, but undermines the missions of both preservation and
access. Price-Wilkin will discuss the UN-Making of America
project as a model for creating a continuum between the
preservation object and the access system. Through this
continuum, he contends, the energies of both preservation and
access find new efficiencies and energy.

Technologies covered in the discussion include preservation
quality imaging, SGML encoding, OCR systems, and production
quality access systems.

Price-Wilkin is the Head of Digital Library Production Services
at the University of Michigan. DLPS is a staff of approximately
20 persons devoted to digital object creation/conversion, system
design/deployment, and instruction. Information regarding DLPS
is online at: <http://www.umdl.umich.edu/dlps>

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The Pennsylvania _Frankenstein_ Electronic Edition
Jack Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, 8 May 1998 - 2:00 om - Room 109, Warren Weaver Bldg

A discussion of the decisions that have gone into constructing the
Pennsylvania Electronic Edition of _Frankenstein_, a hypertext
edition of Mary Shelley's novel, edited by Stuart Curran, that situates it
in over 20,000 pages of commentary. The discussion will focus not on the
abstract promises of hypertext editions, but on their practical
application in an actual large-scale literary project.

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The NYU-NEACH series is free and open to the public. For further
information, contact:

Lorna M. Hughes, Assistant Director for Humanities Computing
Academic Computing Facility, New York University
251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012-1185, USA

E-mail: lorna.hughes@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998 3070
Fax: (212) 995 4120
http://www.nyu.edu/acf/humanities/neach/neach.html
http://www.nyu.edu/acf/humanities/seminars/seminars.html

or

Heyward Ehrlich, President, NEACH

Dept of English, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102
E-mail: ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu
http://english-newark.rutgers.edu/neach.html

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