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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 657.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: Hamish Cunningham <H.Cunningham@DCS.SHEF.AC.UK> (31)
             Subject: CFP: HLT for the Semantic Web / Web Services, Florida
                     Oct. 2003

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (110)
             Subject: NINCH COPYRIGHT TM: Creating Museum IP Policy:
                     Portland, Oregon, May 22

             Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 06:51:36 +0100
             From: Hamish Cunningham <H.Cunningham@DCS.SHEF.AC.UK>
             Subject: CFP: HLT for the Semantic Web / Web Services, Florida
    Oct. 2003

                                SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

           Human Language Technology for the Semantic Web and Web Services


                                Workshop at ISWC 2003
                        International Semantic Web Conference
                      Sanibel Island, Florida, 20-23 October 2003

                                 Hamish Cunningham
                                  Atanas Kiryakov
                                     Ying Ding

    The Semantic Web aims to add a machine tractable, re-purposeable layer to
    compliment the existing web of natural language hypertext. In order to
    realise this vision, the creation of semantic annotation, the linking of
    web pages to ontologies, and the creation, evolution and interrelation of
    ontologies must become automatic or semi-automatic processes.

    In the context of new work on distributed computation, Semantic Web
    Services (SWSs) go beyond current services by adding ontologies and formal
    knowledge to support description, discovery, negotiation, mediation and
    composition. This formal knowledge is often strongly related to informal
    materials. For example, a service for multi-media content delivery over
    broadband networks might incorporate conceptual indices of the content, so
    that a smart VCR (such as next generation TiVO) can reason about programmes
    to suggest to its owner. Alternatively, a service for B2B catalogue
    publication has to translate between existing semi-structured catalogues
    and the more formal catalogues required for SWS purposes. To make these
    types of services cost-effective we need automatic knowledge harvesting
    from all forms of content that contain natural language text or spoken data.

    Other services do not have this close connection with informal content, or
    will be created from scratch using Semantic Web authoring tools. For
    example, printing or compute cycle or storage services. In these cases the
    opposite need is present: to document services for the human reader using
    natural language generation.

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             Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 07:04:45 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH COPYRIGHT TM: Creating Museum IP Policy: Portland,
    Oregon, May 22

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    May 2, 2003


                                    PRE-REGISTER WITH NINCH

                   Creating Museum IP Policy in a Digital World

                  Co-sponsored by the Canadian Heritage Information Network
                and the Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon State Bar

              at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Museums

                            Doubletree Hotel Portland Lloyd Center
                            1000 NE Multnomah St Portland, Oregon
                                  Thursday May 22, 9am-4pm
                                   PRE-REGISTER WITH NINCH

                              On-Site Registration (May 18-21)
                                Also Required with AAM: $75
                                         * * * *

               Continuing Legal Education Credit Available, Pending Approval

                                         * * * *

    Intellectual Property is arguably the museum's most valuable asset in the
    21st century. Managed prudently, it can increase revenues from licensing
    programs while maintaining low risks in both the commercial and
    non-commercial/academic environments in this communication and media age.
    However, good management depends on good policy, as many museums are

    Frequent questions on this topic include:
    * Why do we need to develop policy in order to manage IP?
    * What is museum IP and how do we determine what our institution owns?
    * What can our institution gain from this exercise?
    * Is an IP policy effective for all institutions, large and small?
    * Are all disciplines covered or is this just for image-rich museum
    collections only?
    In response to such queries, and to introduce a book on this subject by
    Diane Zorich, to be co-published this summer by NINCH and the Canadian
    Heritage Information Network (CHIN), we are co-hosting an all-day workshop
    on May 22, 2003, at the Doubletree Hotel, Portland - Lloyd Center, 9am-4pm,
    as part of the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting.


    * Rachelle Browne, Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution
    * Maria Pallante-Hyun, Pallante-Hyun LLC, Legal Counsel, Guggenheim
    * Rina Elster Pantalony, Legal Counsel, Canadian Heritage Information Network
    * David Sturtevant, Head of Collections Information and Access, SFMOMA
    * Nicole Vallires, Director, Collection Management and Information, McCord
    Museum of Canadian History
    * Diane Zorich, Museum Information Management Consultant; author of
    "Developing Museum Intellectual Property Policies".

                                         * * * *

    The Portland Town Meeting and Workshop will be part presentation, part
    practicum. Rina Pantalony (CHIN Legal Counsel) will open with a definition
    of what museum intellectual property policy is, what core values it
    represents and why it is critical for an institution to develop one. Museum
    legal expert Maria Pallante-Hyun will then analyze the key issues to
    consider when preparing policy and will discuss the value of an "I.P.
    Audit." The specific concerns of smaller museums will be considered by
    Nicole Vallires of Montreal's McCord Museum of Canadian History and author
    Diane Zorich will conclude part one of the meeting with key lessons learned
    in the research and writing of the forthcoming CHIN/NINCH publication,
    "Developing Museum Intellectual Property Policies."

    In the second half of the meeting two practitioners will examine policy
    building. David Sturtevant will report on his experience of the San
    Francisco Museum of Modern Art in developing its intellectual property
    policy, while Rachelle Browne of the Smithsonian Institution will examine
    the importance of understanding an institution's larger values in
    constructing policy. These talks will introduce the workshop component of
    the Meeting, at which participants will break into working groups to
    construct policy solutions to particular museum situations. The results of
    the working groups will be reviewed by a panel of all the speakers.

    The focus of this meeting is designed to complement that of the NINCH
    Copyright Town Meeting, held November 2001 in Eugene, Oregon, on "Creating
    Policy: Copyright Policies in the University"
    <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/2001/eugenereport.html>. This meeting is
    also based on a meeting held in Toronto at the MCN Conference on Creating
    Museum IP Policy <http://www.ninch.org/copyright/2002/torontoreport.html>.

    The NINCH Copyright Town Meetings seek to balance expert opinion and
    audience participation on the basics of copyright law, the implications of
    copyright online, recent changes in copyright law and practice, and
    practical issues related to the networking of cultural heritage materials.
    The program will include plenty of time for audience questions, comments
    and discussion.

                                         * * * *

    Although you will need to register on-site with AAM in Portland (May 18-May
    21), please also PRE-REGISTER using the simple online form at

    On-site registration takes place only during the following hours at the
    Portland Convention Center, in the Lobby of Exhibit Hall C (see plan on
    NINCH website).

    Registration hours are only as follows:
    Sunday, May 18: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 20: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 21: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Email questions to: <ninch@ninch.org>.


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