16.537 conference; ALLC bursaries; symposium

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Mar 08 2003 - 03:45:32 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 537.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: "Susan Schreibman" <ss423@umail.umd.edu> (54)
             Subject: Material Ireland / Virtual Ireland

       [2] From: Helen Skundric <helen.skundric@kcl.ac.uk> (12)
             Subject: ALLC conference bursaries

       [3] From: "David L. Green" <david@ninch.org> (76)
             Subject: NINCH SYMPOSIUM: The Price of Digitization: April 8,
                     New York City

             Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 08:33:37 +0000
             From: "Susan Schreibman" <ss423@umail.umd.edu>
             Subject: Material Ireland / Virtual Ireland

    Call for Papers
    Mid-Atlantic Regional
    Material Ireland / Virtual Ireland
    24-25 October 2003
    University of Maryland

    The Mid-Atlantic Regional American Conference for Irish Studies invites
    paper (20 minute) and "poster session" (15 minute) proposals for its
    interdisciplinary conference at the University of Maryland, College Park.
    The conference organizers welcome any papers that address Ireland's rich
    material past and present, as well as its virtual present and future.
    Especially welcome are papers which address the following themes:

    the role of objects in Ireland in the production of knowledge;
       specific artefacts and their histories (physically and/or virtually);
    the relations between ideal and actual historical audiences, or between
    local, international, or virtual readers;
    the relationship between peoples' material world and the society around
    the use of multimedia and/or the World Wide Web in Irish arts and
    how the study of objects enrich or problematise our understanding of Irish
    culture and art;
    how the study of objects reveal new perspectives on traditional fields of
    study, such as the Irish Renaissance or the Eighteenth Century;
    how certain objects have become engines of commodification of Irish
    culture, such as the Book of Kells or the shamrock;
    what manuscripts, books and other print culture reveal about the society
    that produced/and or rejected them;
    how the existence of the World Wide Web changes, alters, enriches knowledge
    production in Irish arts, politics, culture;
    how material artefacts and digital media reinforce perceptions of, for
    example, imperial culture or post-colonialism, the Celtic Tiger or The
    what are the relations between literature and its material production
    (voice/text, embodied writing, theater props/dramatic space, changing modes
    of printing and distribution, etc);
    what the World Wide Web reveals about Irish society, politics, culture,

    We also welcome 15 minute "poster session" proposals in which conference
    participants can depart from the traditional conference format. Proposals
    for the poster session may involve, for example, creative work (readings
    from one's own creative writing, or playing music), a response to material
    culture (a reading from archival material, for example), or demonstrating a
    virtual/multimedia site/product.

    All correspondence and enquiries should be sent to: Dr Susan Schreibman
    ss423@umail.umd.edu, Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technology
    in the Humanities, University of Maryland, McKeldin Library, College Park,
    MD 20742. E-mail: <ACIS-2003@mith2.umd.edu> Proposals for papers should be
    submitted by 11 April 2003, preferably by email, and should include the
    following information:

      proposal is for a paper or a poster session;
      speaker's name and affiliation;
      email address;
      250 word abstract

             Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 08:34:08 +0000
             From: Helen Skundric <helen.skundric@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: ALLC conference bursaries

    Hi Willard

    Is there any chance you could put this notice out on humanist?

    ALLC Conference 2003, University of Georgia
    A reminder to young scholars who have had papers or posters accepted for
    the Georgia Conference that they may be eligible to apply for an ALLC
    bursary. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2003.
    For more information, please visit:


    Centre for Computing in the Humanities
    King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
    Tel: +44 20 7848 2684, Fax: +44 02 7848 2980

             Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 08:37:29 +0000
             From: "David L. Green" <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH SYMPOSIUM: The Price of Digitization: April 8, New
    York City

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    March 7, 2003

                                 NINCH SYMPOSIUM
                           The Price of Digitization:
                 New Cost Models for Cultural and Educational Institutions

                                * Tuesday, April 8, 2003 *
                                  New York Public Library
                Trustees Room, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City

                         A Digitization Symposium Presented by the
                  National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage

                       Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library
                                 and New York University

                        Free to the Public: Registration Required

                                         * * * *
    How does an institution begin to cost a digitization project? What are the
    elements to be included? Are there available models that can assist? What
    are the budgetary and structural ramifications for an institution when it
    moves from producing digitization projects to implementing a digitization
    program that is core to the future of the organization and its offerings to
    its public? When and how does an institution figure out how and what to
    charge for its digital resources?

    These are some of the questions to be answered in a free, one-day symposium
    organized by NINCH in collaboration with Innodata, a NINCH Corporate
    Council Member.
    The meeting will feature a keynote address by Donald Waters, Program
    Officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has encouraged the
    development of economic models of digital sustainability that include cost
    and charging models. A panel of speakers, representing commercial vendors
    and nonprofit projects will report on how costs are determined in text,
    image digitization and scholarly publishing projects.

    How does digital preservation fit into this? A panel will examine the cost
    considerations of various digital preservation strategies.

    These panels will be followed by a discussion of the institutional changes
    that are being wrought as digitization projects are gathered into
    sustainable programs that are becoming core to the organization.

    Participants also will hear from those who have been engaged in determining
    pricing strategies for distributing digital resources in various markets.

    Confirmed speakers include:
    * Howard Besser, New York University
    * Maria Bonn, Making of America, University of Michigan
    * Stephen Chapman, Harvard University
    * Nancy Harms, Luna Imaging
    * Heike Kordish, New York Public Library
    * Tom Moritz, American Museum of Natural History
    * Dan Pence, Systems Integration Group
    * Steven Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration
    * Jane Sledge, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
    * Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    * Eli Willner, Innodata
    * Kate Wittenberg, Electronic Publishing Initiative, Columbia University

    This symposium has been organized partly in support of the First Edition of
    the "NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation &
    Management of Cultural Heritage Materials," (http://www.ninch.org/guide)
    and may be the first in a series of symposia on some of the key practical
    digitization issues faced by cultural and educational organizations.

    "The Price of Digitization" should prove particularly useful in further
    developing and updating the information and advice given in the NINCH
    Guide's sections on cost models and workflow - see the Guide's chapter on
    "Project Planning" (http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ninchguide/II/).

    The meeting is free but registration is required. Please register at


    David L. Green, Ph.D. Executive Director NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR A NETWORKED CULTURAL HERITAGE 21 Dupont Circle, NW Washington DC 20036http://www.ninch.org david@ninch.org tel: 202.296.5346 fax: 202.872.0886

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