15.426 calls for articles, proposals

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Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 09:45:16 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 426.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Colin Mills" <cdjmills@hotmail.com> (73)
             Subject: call for articles: Computers for indexing

       [2] From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance) (42)
             Subject: CFP: Online Teaching Conference

             Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 14:34:01 +0000
             From: "Colin Mills" <cdjmills@hotmail.com>
             Subject: call for articles: Computers for indexing

    I am looking for articles for the Society of Indexers Genealogical Group
    newsletter. I have only enough material for just over one issue, so I am in
    sore need of articles to include. I should be grateful for any articles any
    of you can write. Please contact me at this address of at millsc64@aol.com.
    For those of you who are professional authors or indexers I have to mention
    that contributions to the newsletter are voluntary and unpaid.

    Regards, Colin Mills
    Convenor & Editor, SIGG

    PS Follow-up, sorry to those who have already seen this.

    PPS I also have some indexes to journals etc etc I need to have reviewed,
    is anyone interested?

    >From: "Colin Mills" <cdjmills@hotmail.com> (by way of Geoffrey
    >Reply-To: SOG-UK-L@rootsweb.com
    >To: SOG-UK-L@rootsweb.com
    >>Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 18:27:48 +0000
    >I am sending this e-mail to ask for articles for publication in the SI
    >Genealogical Group newsletter. One article that would be useful is on the
    >choice of computers for indexing and transcribing. (Naturally, given the
    >remit of SIGG, an emphasis on the needs of those indexing records or local
    >history material, often amateurs, would be nice.)
    >You may wish to discuss various problems such as
    >* using 486 (or earlier) or Pentium computers
    >* choice of software, and in particular
    >& using DOS or Windows 3.1x programs, or
    >& using programs compatible with Windows 95 or later,
    >& using other operating systems such as Linux, and compatible
    > programs;
    >* keeping up with the pressure to upgrade.
    >I should caution potential authors that I gather from feedback that readers
    >can often find some articles over-technical, and advocate the publication of
    >_basic_ articles on computers. Of course it is important in a newsletter
    >such as ours to include a broad spread of topics, including articles on
    >indexing and transcribing which are not specific to computers. Readers would
    >welcome articles on genealogical projects as they come to hand; indexes
    >which are available for public inspection; and on organisations which
    >actually pay people to index genealogical or historical records.
    >Previous suggestions from members submitted in previous years for possible
    >articles include: one-name study indexes; indexing software and the
    >advantages and disadvantages of databases for indexing; computers for
    >indexing; tackling small-scale indexes; indexing for beginners; practical
    >indexing issues and ideas for best practice; indexing of surnames and
    >forenames, and name variants; the Soundex and Phonix coding systems; reviews
    >of older indexes; indexing parish registers and census returns; news about
    >indexes; indexes on the Internet; techniques for greater accuracy and
    >I should welcome articles by family historians and local historians about
    >their own indexing needs and problems encountered or solved on projects,
    >which will if possible be followed up with articles helping with these
    >issues. One reader advocated a question and answer session.
    >I should be grateful to be put in touch with anyone willing to monitor
    >sections of the Internet for snippets on indexing and transcribing
    >genealogical and (local-)historical material. I am aware that mailing lists
    >and discussion threads tend to be somewhat informal. If anyone is willing to
    >edit this material into a form which is suitable for publication in our
    >newsletter, I should be most grateful. However if this is not possible I
    >should be prepared to look at digests of material and edit it myself.
    >If you propose to send large attachments, even attachments of any sort, I
    >should appreciate it if you check with me first.
    >Regards, Colin Mills
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             Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 14:34:48 +0000
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: CFP: Online Teaching Conference

    FEB 1
    Due Date

    > Seventh Annual Teaching in the Community Colleges Online Conference
    > May 21-23, 2002
    > Web site: <http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcon2002>
    > Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2002
    > THEME. The organizers of this completely online event are especially
    > interested in proposals from 2- and 4-year college faculty, staff and
    > administrators that will provide a glimpse into the next generation of
    > Internet-Mediated Learning (IML). Anticipating that the next leap in IML
    > will be of unprecedented learner-centered, Internet-facilitated forms of
    > interaction between students, the student and instructor, the student and
    > learning resources, and the student and administrative services, submit a
    > proposal that captures your imagination or vision of what is to come in
    > particular discipline or area: instruction, learning support,
    > administration, counseling, student centered services, learning technology,
    > etc.
    > GOAL. The goal of this conference is to provide practitioners with an
    > opportunity to share and dialog real-life experiences to deliver and
    > instruction, and dream about how the Internet will enhance student centered
    > learning and services in the near future.
    > PROPOSALS AND INQUIRIES: Please email proposals and inquiries to Bert
    > <bert@hawaii.edu>. Submissions should be in the form of a paper, panel
    > discussion, poster session or preconference tutorial. The deadline for
    > proposals is February 1, 2002.
    > FURTHER INFORMATION. For further information re guidelines for proposals,
    > formats, possible topics, presenter's role, registration procedures, key
    > dates, etc., see http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcon2002 or contact Dr.
    > Bert Kimura <bert@hawaii.edu>, 1-808-734-9840, or Mr. Karl Naito
    > <knaito@hawaii.edu>, 1-808-734-9865. Mailing address: Kapi'olani Community
    > College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA.

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