Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 37.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 09:23:31 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: NINCH at ALA: June 17 LITA President's Program
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
May 22, 2002
NINCH at ALA 2002
NINCH Highlighted in 2002 LITA President's Program
Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) Presents
"Building Our Cultural Heritage--Electronically"
ALA Conference, Atlanta: June 17, 2-4pm
On June 17, NINCH will be featured at the American Library Association
conference in the President's Program of the Library & Information
Technology Association (LITA)'s meeting. This follows the successful May 10
OCLC seminar, New Directions, New Collaborations, which also used NINCH's
programs as examples of cross-sector collaboration.
From the LITA Web page:
Join LITA President Flo Wilson as she welcomes David Green from the
National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, Virginia Kerr from
Northwestern University Library, Bernard F. Reilly, Jr. from the Center for
Research Libraries, and Richard Rinehart from the Berkeley Art
Museum/Pacific Film Archive to discuss why and how collaboration across the
many sectors of the educational and cultural sectors is key for the
construction of a rich, widely accessible body of cultural resources.
The National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH) is a
diverse coalition of 100 associations and institutions collaboratively
tackling some of the problems inhibiting the rich and integrated deployment
of cultural material. This session will explore some of the collaborative
and innovative approaches taken by this group to look at, for example, new
approaches to guidance in good practice, engagement of scholars, librarians
and computer scientists in creating future environments and the
investigation of new economic models and institutional structures necessary
for our digital future.
David Green, is the founding executive director of the National Initiative
for a Networked Cultural Heritage, created in 1996 to assure leadership
from the cultural community in the evolution of the digital environment.
Previously he was Director of Communications at the New York Foundation for
the Arts, where he helped develop Arts Wire, an online network for the arts
community. His publications include "Beyond Word and Image: Networking
Moving Images," (D-Lib Magazine, 1997) and "NINCH: Intellectual Needs
Shaping Technical Solutions," (Cultivate Interactive 3, 2001). He has a
Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University (1982).
Virginia Kerr has been Digital Technology Librarian in the Preservation
Department of Northwestern University Library since 1996. She has
coordinated numerous projects for digital conversion of selected
distinctive collections in the library, including: "Edward Curtis's The
North American Indian: Photographic Images," funded by the Library of
Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition and mounted on LC's
"American Memory" digital collections site; "League of Nations: Statistical
and Disarmament Documents" funded by the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS); and most recently, a project to convert the text of the 20
volume Curtis publication, also funded by IMLS. She serves on the Illinois
Digital Imaging Advisory Committee and the Digital Initiatives Advisory
Committee of the Visual Resources Association.
Bernard F. Reilly, Jr. is the president of the Center for Research
Libraries. The Center for Research Libraries is a consortium of over 200 of
the major North American college, university and research libraries. CRL
promotes scholarly inquiry and the diffusion of knowledge by providing a
framework for the cooperative development, delivery and preservation of
scholarly resources. As chief executive officer, Bernard Reilly plans and
directs the Center's activities, programs and services. From 1997 until
2001, he was director of the Department of Research and Access at the
Chicago Historical Society and, prior to 1997, chief curator in the Prints
and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Richard Rinehart holds a joint appointment at the University of California,
Berkeley, as Director of Digital Media for the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific
Film Archive, and as Faculty for Digital Media in the Department of Art
Practice. Richard is project manager for two museum consortium projects:
"Museums and the Online Archive of California", bringing together 12
museums with the archives and libraries across the state of California to
provide standards-based access to collection; and "Conceptual and
Intermedia Arts Online" a consortium of 14 art organizations providing
standards-based access to non-traditional art material. Richard serves on
the Boards of Directors for New Langton Arts, and for the Museum Computer
Network, the international organization for museums and technology.
Immediately following the President's Program stay for the LITA President's
Reception at 4pm in the Hilton, West Ballroom.
Program and reception made possible with support of Blackwell's Book
Services and Sirsi Corporation.
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