10.0741 NINCH announcements

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:51:51 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 741.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: David Green <david@cni.org> (150)
Subject: Fair Use Conference/Indianapolis/April 4

[2] From: David Green <david@cni.org> (64)
Subject: Information as Performance

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 17:22:24 -0500
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: Fair Use Conference/Indianapolis/April 4

February 25, 1997


New York (Feb '97)
Indianapolis (April 4)
Atlanta (April 26)
Portland, OR (September)
Toronta (Feb '98).

A series of town meetings are being organized by the College Art
Association, the American Council of Learned Societies and NINCH on
copyright and Fair Use issues. The town meetings seek to educate the
community about recent developments in copyright and fair use and to hear
responses from the community to proposed guidelines for the educational
fair use of multimedia electronic works, digital images and the
transmission of works through distance learning. These proposed guidelines
have been developed over a two-and-a-half year period by the Conference on
Fair Use (CONFU), which will meet for the final time on May 19, 1997.

For further background on CONFU, you can consult the "Interim Report"
online, <http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/confu/>, or by mail
(CONFU Interim Report, c/o Richard Maulsby, Director, Office of Public
Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 20231; fax:

The first meeting was held in New York, February 16. The announcement below
is for the second in Indianapolis on Friday April 4. The third meeting will
be held as a session at the annual conference of the American Association
of Museums in Atlanta on April 26.

Further meetings are being planned for Boston, Portland, OR (September),
Austin, TX and finally in Toronta at the CAA Conference in February 1998.

Organizations are being asked to consider and comment on the proposed
guidelines in the three areas of multimedia, digital images and distance
learning. Comments, endorsements or rejections of the guidelines should be
sent to the CONFU facilitator: Peter N. Fowler, Attorney-Advisor, Office
of Legislative and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,
Box 4, Washington, DC 20231; fax: 703/305-8885; email: <confu@uspto.gov>.

NINCH is developing a FAIR USE EDUCATION Web page
<http://www-ninch.cni.org/ISSUES/FAIR_USE_EDUCATION.html>, on which
visitors may access hypertext versions of the proposed guidelines,
accumulated commentaries by members of the cultural community on the
guidelines and background material on fair use.

Please email any commentaries on this resource page and other questions to
David Green <david@cni.org>.



A Town Meeting to Examine the Conference on Fair Use
Hosted by
The Indiana University Institute for the Study of Intellectual
Property and Education

Friday, April 4, 1997
Indianapolis, Indiana
On the campus of Indiana University Purdue University at
Indianapolis ("IUPUI")

On April 4, 1997, a "town meeting" in Indianapolis will be an opportunity
for the academic community to learn about and to debate perspectives on
the Confu guidelines. This "town meeting" is the second in a series of
programs supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in order
to assist educators, librarians, and other interested parties reach a more
informed decision about the Confu guidelines.

Speakers and panelist currently scheduled to participate include:

* Kenneth Crews, Indiana University
* Colin Day, University of Michigan Press
* Kenneth Frazier, University of Wisconsin
* Laura (Lolly) Gasaway, University of North Carolina
* Georgia Harper, University of Texas
* Peter Jaszi, American University
* Mary Levering, U.S. Copyright Office
* Christine Sundt, University of Oregon

Other participants will be announced. For the latest information, please
visit: <http://www.iupui.edu/it/copyinfo>.

Organizers include Douglas Bennett of the American Council of Learned
Societies, Susan Ball of the College Art Association, and Kenny Crews of
Indiana University.

The program will be held in the Auditorium of the IUPUI University
Library, an innovative facility with advanced technological capabilities
to serve an urban campus of nearly 26,000 students.

The registration for the "Fair Use, Education, and Libraries: A Town
Meeting to Examine the Conference on Fair Use" is $50. Your registration
includes lunch at the "Bistro" restaurant in the Conference Center Hotel,
conference materials, refreshments and admission to the Conference.
Seating is strictly limited. Registrations invited from all interested
persons. Electronic and faxed registrations will be accepted with
payment immediately following. Please make checks payable to Indiana

A limited number of hotel rooms are being held at the hotel on the IUPUI
campus, a short walk from the location of the Town Meeting program:

University Place Conference Center and Hotel
850 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5198

Single Occupancy $87.00 + tax/night
Double Occupancy $102.00 + tax/night

Please make you hotel reservations by calling 1-800-627-2700. Please
identify that you are with the Conference on Fair Use to ensure the group
**Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 1997.**
After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate
availability basis only. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is
12:00 noon.

Ground Transportation arrangements may be made by calling Indy Connection,
(317)241-6700. Indy Connection is a reasonable limousine service. The
charge from the airport to our campus is approximately $8.00 + gratuity
(for a shared ride).


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Do you plan to attend the Bonus Session on April 3? Yes or No

Bonus Session: On Thursday, April 3, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Prof. Kenneth Crews
will lead a workshop on copyright issues as they relate to higher
education and library services. This session will be useful background
for analyzing the issues encompassed in the Confu report and on the agenda
during the next day's confererence.

Electronic or faxed registrations accepted, with payment immediately
following. Please return your completed registration form and your check
payable to Indiana University to:

Rhonda Vignola
Institute for the Study of Intellectual Property and Education
IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan Street, UL 3115L
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5195

Please send electronic reservations to: rvignola@library.iupui.edu
Fax reservations to: Rhonda Vignola

For further information call: (317)274-4400

We will send you additional conference information once we have received
your registration.


David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0884 fax
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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 15:43:27 -0500
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: Information as Performance

February 24, 1997

The following announcement from the Los Angeles Culture Net might interest
subscribers who live in or will be visiting Los Angeles between March 3 and
May 19.

David Green



In the digital age, information is never static. Thoughts, voices,
and experiences are transformed as they move from analog to digital.
Artists, writers, scholars, and technology innovators will explore the
boundaries of digital possibility in nine public programs.

Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2434 Main Street, Santa Monica
*Informational Exchange*

Simultaneously, the Web saturates with words, images, and sounds. How
is this information processed and categorized, and how is information
transformed and altered through the process of digitizing?

All events at 7pm

Monday, March 3
Lecture: George Landow, Brown University

Monday, March 10
Conversation: Jonathan Weber, Los Angeles Times and Srinija
Srinivasan, Yahoo

Monday, March 17
Performance: Carl Stone, Composer and Musician

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 6522 Hollywood Boulevard
*Embodying the Web*
What is our role as creators of information? What is the sensory
experience of the Web, and how do we present our specific or chosen
identities? What are the sites and processes of negotiation?

Monday, April 7
Conversation: Frank Odasz, Big Sky Technology and Red Burns, Tisch
School, New York University

Monday, April 14
Conversation: Derrick de Kherkhove, University of Toronto and Diane
Gromala, University of Washington

Monday, April 21
Performance: Alluquere Rosanne Stone, University of Texas at Austin

Korn Convocation Hall, Anderson School at UCLA
*Connecting Community*
What does a truly virtual community look like? Who can join these
communitites, and what are the barriers to participation? Can these
modes of digital comstruction add to our ways of building -- socially
and physically -- real communities?

Monday, May 5
Lecture: Larry Irving, US Department of Commerce

Monday, May 12
Conversation: Christine Boyer, Princeton University and Marcos Novak,

Monday, May 19
Performance: Coco Conn, Digital Circus Productions


Presented by the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and
the Humanities and the Getty Information Institute as part of the Los
Angeles Culture Net initiative.

Los Angeles Culture Net is a community initiative led by the Getty
Trust in partnership with the Los Angeles Community. The Getty
Information Institute, in collaboration with the Getty Education
Institute, the Getty Research Institute, The J. Paul Getty Museum,
serves this public-private alliance as the initiative's principal

Admission to all programs is free.
For more information please call Moira Kenney at the Getty Research
Institute at (310) 458-9811.