11.0227 announcements of significance

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 23:41:13 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 227.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Kevin Ward <kevin.ward@GSFC.NASA.GOV> (24)
Subject: Katharine Sharp Review #5

[2] From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk> (18)
Subject: AHDS Announcement

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (32)
Subject: MLA Draft Guidelines for Electronic Scholarly Editions

[4] From: David Green <david@cni.org> (94)
Subject: "Integrating Multiple Overlapping Metadata Standards"

Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 00:21:51 +0100
From: Kevin Ward <kevin.ward@GSFC.NASA.GOV>
Subject: Katharine Sharp Review #5

Katharine Sharp Review
ISSN 1083-5261

The Katharine Sharp Review, the review of student scholarship in library
and information science, announces the publication of issue No. 5, Summer
1997! KSR is published by the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Articles are available in both HTML and PDF formats.


Table of contents:

* Karla J. Block - Problem-Based Learning in Medical Education:
Issues for Health Sciences Libraries and Librarians

* Lisa C. Peterson - Time Management for Library Professionals

* Charles D. Bernholz - Weeding the Reference Collection:
A Review of the Literature

* June Abbas - The Library Profession and the Internet:
Implications and Scenarios for Change

* Molly M. Moss - Reference Services for Remote Users

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Kevin Ward
The Katharine Sharp Review
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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 00:22:15 +0100
From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk>
Subject: AHDS Announcement

Apologies for any cross posting

The Arts and Humanities Data Service and the UK Office for
Library and Information Networking have organised a series of
workshops to explore metadata, Dublin Core, and resource discovery
issues. Between March and May 1997 six workshops were organised to
cover the subject areas of archaeology; digital sound; electronic
texts; history; moving images; and the visual arts, museums and
cultural heritage. Each workshop has now produced a final report
which is available online. Details and links to these reports
are available from:
<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/projects/ahds/pol/metareps.htm >

Neil Beagrie Tel: +44 (0)171 873 5076
Collections and Standards Officer Fax: +44 (0)171 873 5080
The Executive
Arts and Humanities Data Service Email: neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk
King's College London
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:52:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: MLA Draft Guidelines for Electronic Scholarly Editions

>> From: <cbf@socrates.berkeley.edu>

I am pleased to report that at long last the draft guidelines for
Electronic Scholarly Editions, under development by the Modern Language
Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions for several years, are
available for general comment.

They are posted on the Sunsite Digital Library server at the University
of California, Berkeley:



These draft Guidelines were vetted and tentatively approved in September
of 1996 by the MLA's Committee on Scholarly Editions. They follow the
Committee's guidelines for printed scholarly editions as closely as
possible. In fact much of the text is drawn word-for-word from the latter;
with additions as necessary to accommodate the capabilities of the new

They are designed to complement Peter Shillingsburg's "General Principles
for Electronic Scholarly Editions," a copy of which is also included on
the web site.

The Guidelines have already been distributed to a small group of
experienced scholars and modified on the basis of their comments. I should
be very grateful if you could send any comments by 15 September 1997 to
the Electronic Scholarly Editions listserv (ese@ra.msstate.edu) for full
discussion. Please feel free to notify other scholars of their existence
either privately or by posting this notice on appropriate mailing lists.
Substantive reactions will be incorporated into a final draft version for
discussion by the CSE at its September meeting.

The goal is to have a document that enjoys broad support in the scholarly
community for adoption by the Committee on Scholarly Editions and
ratification by that Committee as an official MLA statement comparable to
the current guidelines for printed editions.

Many thanks for your help

Charles B. Faulhaber
U. of California, Berkeley

[Humanists particularly interested in the MLA Guidelines will perhaps
welcome another reminder of the forthcoming Conference on Editorial
Problems, "Computing the edition: Problems in editing for the electronic
medium", to be held 7-9 November in Toronto, Canada. Full information may
be obtained at <http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/cep/1997.html>. --WM]

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 13:33:46 -0400
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: "Integrating Multiple Overlapping Metadata Standards"

August 12, 1997

The important issue of the interoperability of different metadata standards
that have evolved in different communities to describe similar kinds of
digital objects is to be covered by a special issue of the Journal of the
American Society for Information Science (JASIS). Below is a call for
papers. Further information will be available at


1999 Special Topics Issue of the
Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS)

From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny@xist.com>
Metadata Standards"
Comments: To: meta2@mrrl.lut.ac.uk
This notice is being posted to several lists and newsgroups.
Please forgive the duplication.

Special Topic Issue of _JASIS_
"Integrating Multiple Overlapping Metadata Standards"

The next Special Topics Issue of the Journal of the American
Society for Information Science (JASIS) is scheduled to come
out in 1999 on the topic of Integrating Multiple Overlapping
Metadata Standards. The guest editor for this special issue will
be Zorana Ercegovac who is with the Department of the Library
and Information Science, Graduate School of Education &
Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles
(UCLA) and the InfoEN Associates (www.lainet.com/infoen/).

As more heterogeneous objects, including text, become available
electronically, people have just started to look at different
metadata standards that had independently evolved to identify
and describe these objects (e.g., geospatial data such as imagery
archives and remotely-sensed datasets; museum and cultural
information repositories). These metadata standards (e.g., TEI,
FGDC, AACR2) come from different disciplines and reflect
different perspectives and traditional cultures. Only recently
have we started to "mesh" these different content metadata
standards and converge into superstandard schemes.

Example is the collaboration between Federal Geographic Data
Committee (FGDC) Metadata and Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
(AACR 2nd ed.) standards. Both standards have a capability to
describe cartographic materials but from different perspectives:
while, for example, FGDC focuses on coordinate access points,
projection, and other spatial, temporal, security, and data
quality attributes, AACR2 is entering maps under the author
main heading. Similar differences exist in the areas of visual
and archival representation.

Specific topics of interest, but are not limited to, the following:

-- Metadata elements for the representation of digital repositories
including networked resources; for example, which elements should
be included in a metadata record for images and spatial datasets in
general? Which data elements should be included at different levels
of detail?

-- Federal metadata standards for data-intensive application areas

-- Integrating multiple overlapping metadata standards (e.g., AACR2,

-- Designing a superstandard scheme, or a catalog, of metadata entries

-- Multiple levels of metadata for multiple user needs

-- Integration of data and its metadata

-- Economic implications for the integration of metadata standards
for multimedia and heterogeneous digital datasets

-- Application-apecific metadata projects from academia, research
laboratories, governmental organizations, and industry

Inquiries may be made to the guest editor at zercegov@ucla.edu

Manuscript submission (four copies of full articles) should be
addressed to:

Zorana Ercegovac, Ph. D.
Department of Library and Information Science
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
222 GSLIS Building
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
(310)206-9361 (work)
(310)391-3923 (fax/voice)

The deadline for sumbitting manuscripts for consideration
for publication in this special issue is April 30, 1998. All
manuscripts will be reviewed by a select panel of referees,
and those accepted will be published in a special issue of
_JASIS_. Original artwork and a single copy of the
copyright release form will be required for all accepted

A copy of the call for papers will be available on the
World Wide Web as is further information about
_JASIS_, at http://www.asis.org/.

Zorana Ercegovac, Ph. D.
Dept of Library and Information Science
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
222 GSLIS Bldg
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
Tel: 1-310-206-9361 Email: zercegov@ucla.edu

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