11.0496 Seminar at King's; RLG workshop

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 7 Jan 1998 08:53:00 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 496.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (48)
Subject: Seminar at King's College London

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (85)

Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 08:44:26 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Seminar at King's College London


King's College London
Seminar in Humanities Computing
Spring term 1998

FRIDAY 16 JANUARY (1.00-1.55pm)
Tony McEnery (Linguistics, Lancashire)
Who do the British think they are?
Room 2B13, 2nd Basement, Strand Building


Collocations have begun to achieve increasing attention in both corpus
linguistics and computational linguistics. Studies have shown that rather
loose groupings of words are clearly observable in texts which seem to
reflect both norms of usage and cultural attitudes. In short there seems to
be a variety of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic references that we can
observe in text without input from native speakers. In this talk I want to
review what work has been undertaken to date in corpus and computational
linguistics on collocation. With this done, I want to examine how credible
both human and machine ratings of collocates are by looking at a series of
examples drawn from the British National Corpus. Examples which reveal the
attitude of the British to themselves and to others.

The following Seminars are confirmed for this term. Additional details will
be published for each closer to the event.

THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY (One-day colloquium)
Gregory Crane (Tufts), Charles Crowther (Oxford), James O'Donnell
(Pennsylvania), Don Fowler (Oxford), Geoffrey Waywell (King's College
London and Institute for Classical Studies)
Computing in Classical Studies
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

FRIDAY 20 MARCH (1.00-1.55pm)
Derek Law (Information Services and Systems, King's College London)
Treasure chest or Pandora's box: unleashing the electronic library
Committee Room

WEDNESDAY 6 MAY (One-day colloquium)
Barry Ife (King's College London), Stanley Katz (Princeton), John Laver
(Edinburgh and British Academy) and Antonio Zampolli (Pisa)
Computing in the Academy, focusing on the academic recognition of
computing-related scholarly work in the humanities.
Room TBA

All events are held at King's College London, Strand campus, unless
otherwise noted. For more information, contact the undersigned.

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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk

Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 17:40:00 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>

January 5, 1998

An RLG Workshop

February 4-6, 1998 - University of Chicago
May 13-15, 1998 - University of Leeds, UK
May 18-20, 1998 - University of Leeds, UK
November, 1998 - CA

Registration for Chicago workshop now open at

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>Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 14:02:43 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Linda West" <BL.LGW@rlg.org>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <rlgmem-l@lyra.rlg.org>
Managing Digital Imaging Projects: An RLG Workshop

Following on the heels of October's successful workshop held at the
Smithsonian Institution, RLG is pleased to offer its second 2.5-day
workshop designed to assist librarians, archivists, curators, and
preservation administrators in managing digital imaging projects.
Through lectures, demonstrations, and group exercises, participants
will learn to:

* set realistic goals and objectives
* benchmark imaging and indexing requirements
* determine necessary technical infrastructure to support
imaging and access (hardware, software, network,
communication protocols)
* prepare budgets (including the use of the RLG Worksheet
for Estimating Digital Reformatting Projects)
* identify facilities, space, and staffing needs
* develop an RFI & RFP from models provided, select
vendor(s), prepare a contract for services, and develop
on-going relationships
* monitor project activities and schedule
* establish a quality control program
* collaborate with others to provide access to and
maintenance of digital collections.

The curriculum was developed for RLG through a contract with Cornell
University's Department of Preservation and Conservation. Taught by
Anne Kenney, Associate Director of the Department of Preservation
and Conservation, Cornell University and Oya Rieger, Digital
Projects Librarian, Cornell University, the workshop will be offered
four times in 1998. The first workshop was held on October 27-29,
1997 at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The upcoming
workshop will be held on February 4-6, 1998 at the University of
Chicago. The remaining workshops are tentatively scheduled as

May 13-15, 1998 (University of Leeds, UK)
May 18-20, 1998 (University of Leeds, UK)
November, 1998 (CA)

How to Register:

Registration for the workshops is on a first-come, first-served
basis, with RLG members having priority over non-members.
Enrollment for each workshop is limited to 35 participants. Online
registration is available through the RLG PRESERV web site

The prepaid registration fee for the workshop is $250 for RLG
members and $400 for non-members. The cost includes the course
workbook as well as lunch on days one and two. Additionally,
workshop participants may purchase a copy of Digital Imaging for
Libraries and Archives by Anne R. Kenney and Stephen Chapman
(Cornell University Library, 1996) for the reduced rate of $50.
(Though not required for the workshop, this notebook is a valuable
source of information and is recommended reading for the course.)
Transportation and hotel accommodations will be the responsibility
of participants (email with hotel reservation information will be
sent to those whose applications have been accepted).

Registration for the February, 1998 (Chicago, IL) workshop is now
open. Please use the on-line form to apply for registration. You
will be notified of acceptance within a few weeks. If you are
interested in any of the other regionally-located workshops, you can
use the registration form to express interest.

If you have questions about the workshops or the registration
process, please contact either Fran Devlin (650-691-2239) or Robin
Dale (650-691-2238).

|Robin L. Dale |
|Member Programs & Initiatives |
|Research Libraries Group, Inc. Email: BL.RLD@RLG.ORG*|
|1200 Villa Street Voice: (650) 691-2238 |
|Mountain View, CA 94041-1100 Fax: 650.964.0943 |
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