Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 194.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
 From: Sarah Porter <sarah.porter@computing- (83)
Subject: Workshops: web databases; XML; digital representations
 From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org> (68)
Subject: ICHIM 01, Milan, Sept 2001. Proposal Deadline: Nov 31,
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 09:57:50 +0100
From: Sarah Porter <email@example.com>
Subject: Workshops: web databases; XML; digital representations
DIGITAL REPRESENTATIONS; WEB DATABASES; XML
WORKSHOPS AT THE DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR THE HUMANITIES CONFERENCE
University of Sheffield, Wednesday, 13 September 2000
The following workshops have been organised as part of the Digital
Resources for the Humanities conference. The workshops will run in
parallel on the final day of the conference, 13 September 2000 at the
University of Sheffield. Further information about the conference itself
is available via http://www.shef.ac.uk/~drh2000/
The workshop fee includes lunch, refreshments and documentation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE NOT
ATTENDING THE MAIN CONFERENCE.
WORKSHOP 1 (half-day, 9.30-12.30)
Designing Flexible Digital Representations of Historical Source Materials.
Led by the History Data Service, University of Essex.
This workshop will discuss the methodology of creating digital
representations of historical source materials. The workshop will focus on
the digitisation process and the relationship between the source and the
result of digitisation. The workshop will articulate and demonstrate the
standards and elements of good practice relevant to the creation of a wide
range of data types, from student projects to large-scale research
projects. Specific software packages and data modelling techniques will
not be discussed in detail.
Pre-requisites: moderate level of computer-literacy, though no experience
of digital resource creation is required.
Cost: 30 pounds.
WORKSHOP 2 (full-day, 9.30-4.30)
Shared joy is double joy: putting your database on the Web.
Led by Humanities Computing Development Team, University of
This workshop is aimed at academics, librarians, IT staff and others who
have an interest in making a current or planned Microsoft Access database
available over the Web. The workshop consists of a combination of short
presentations, and guided hands-on sessions. This is a practical workshop
that will concentrate on using Active Server Pages technology to make an
Access database available over the web, and by the end of the day you will
have created your own simple ASP application. An example database will be
used throughout the course to illustrate technical and design issues.
Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of HTML, FTP, and experience of using
Cost: 75 pounds.
WORKSHOP 3 (full-day, 9.30-4.30)
XML: the future of digital information?
Led by Lou Burnard and Sebastian Rahtz, University of Oxford.
This workshop aims to give you a practical grounding in the
technology underlying the future of digital resources: the extensible
markup language XML. The course will combine formal lecture and
discussions on XML, XSL and related technologies together with group work
in hands-on sessions.
Pre-requisites: moderate level of computer-literacy and some knowledge of
a markup language (e.g. HTML)
Cost: 75 pounds
To register for one of the above workshops please complete the appended
form, print it out and return to Nigel Williamson, DRH Conference
(workshops), Corporate Information and Computing Services, Computer
Centre, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RF. Fax: 0114 222 1199. Email:
The closing date for registration is Monday 4th September 2000.
I wish to attend the following workshop:
[ ] Designing Flexible Digital Representations of Historical Source
[ ] Shared joy is double joy: putting your database on the
[ ] XML: the future of digital information?
I enclose a cheque made payable to the University of Sheffield
My department order number is:
Please charge my credit card for the total amount of ______ pounds
Card Type: Visa, Delta, American Express (circle as appropriate)
Credit card number:
Name on card:
Billing address (if not as above):
Details of the workshop locations will be sent to you on receipt of the
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 09:58:18 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ICHIM 01, Milan, Sept 2001. Proposal Deadline: Nov 31, 2000
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
August 23, 2000
ICHIM 01: International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting
September 3-7, 2001: Milan, Italy
CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE November 30, 2000
Proposal Submission Form:
Call for Participation
Paper proposals are invited for the Sixth International Cultural Heritage
Informatics Meeting (ICHIM). Since its beginning in 1991 when it focused on
hypermedia and interactivity, ICHIM has broadened its scope to include the
full range of technical, social, organizational, and content issues to do
with Cultural Heritage Informatics. Recent ICHIM conferences in Paris and
Washington DC attracted attendees from over 20 countries..
Proposals will be accepted until November 30, 2000. All papers are subject
to critical peer review and will be judged on the basis of the quality of
the abstract. Selected speakers will be notified by December 31, 2000. Full
papers are required by June 15, 2001. Papers will be published. All
speakers must register for the meeting.
Proposals must address methods of access to cultural heritage information,
with specific attention to the interaction between users, information
resources and providers.
Topics of interest include:
Impact of Information Technology on Existing Institutions
Authenticity and Quality in Cultural Heritage Information
Evaluation of New Modes of Communication
Public Policy and International Issues
Evolving Institutional Models and New Methods
Economic and Political Impacts on Organizations
Collaborations, Partnerships & Income Production
Implications for Staffing, Organization and Administration
Designing for Converging Technologies
Methods for Promoting Interactivity and Involvement
Standards for Representation, Presentation and Display
Methods for Dissemination, Access and Use
Proposals must include speaker's name, job title, institution, address,
phone, fax and email, and explain the thesis of the proposed presentation
in a full abstract.
Submit your Proposal using our Online Form:
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