Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 49.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 16:53:11 +0100
From: Oxford Text Archive <email@example.com>
Subject: Investigating Free E-books, Workshop, Oxford June 13th
Would you be interested in attending the workshop 'Investigating Free
E-books' in Oxford on June 13th? The workshop is free, and travel expenses
can be paid by Oxford University.
The Oxford Text Archive (http://ota.ahds.ac.uk) is undertaking an
investigation into free e-books and their potential use within the HE and FE
communities on behalf of the JISC/DNER E-Book Working Group. You can see
more about this project at http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/ebooks/JISC/.
UK academics and librarians are invited to participate in the workshop
'Investigating Free E-Books' at Oxford University Computing Services on
Friday 13th June 2003, running from 11am to 4pm. This workshop will have two
parts: in the morning there will be talks highlighting free e-book resources
available on the web and explaining what can be done with them in learning
and teaching. In the afternoon there will be two parallel focus group
sessions investigating in some depth the issues which are addressed by this
survey. A free buffet lunch will be provided for all focus group
participants. There will also be an opportunity over the lunch break to use
and explore some of the relevant resources, software tools and devices.
It is also possible to come just for the morning session, but we are keen to
find out your reactions to the information presented in the morning and any
other relevant experience you have.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name, contact email address and
the nature of your experience or interest in ebooks in teaching and
learning. The number of places is limited, and in order to organise lunch,
expenses and the focus group discussions the participants will need to
register in this way in advance.
If you are unable to come, or know someone who is better suited to take
part, please feel free to pass this invitation on. We are keen to find out
more about the potential and the problems of uptake of free ebooks from
teachers, librarians, resource creators or developers, managers or other
For any further information about the project, the survey or the workshop,
please email email@example.com.
Programme for the day:
1030 Registration, tea and coffee
1100 Welcome and introduction to the day
1115 Talks - free ebooks on the web:
what they are, where to find them and
how to use them in teaching and learning.
1300 Lunch and opportunity to use resources in the multimedia lab
1400 Focus Group discussions
1550 Prize draw and close of workshop
Travel expenses from within the UK will be paid to focus group participants
producing valid receipts (within certain limits). There will be a prize draw
for 2 Palm PDAs. The names of focus group participants will be entered into
the draw. (This will take place in addition to the draw for a further two
Palms in which all respondents to the FE questionnaire will be entered.)
Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS)
13 Banbury Road
We regret that car-parking facilities are not available, but Oxford does
offer an excellent park & ride service. OUCS is 20 minutes walk from Oxford
railway station, or a 10 minute taxi ride.
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