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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 09:34:53 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 570.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (79)
Subject: Digital Policy: DC Event & Book Publication

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (67)
Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: Town Meeting on Copyright & Fair Use

[3] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (55)
Subject: EXTRA! The Latest News from the ACLS

[4] From: A J M Colson <ajmcolson@lusias.org> (86)
Subject: Lakehead University Summer Institute for Advanced

Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 11:47:48 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Digital Policy: DC Event & Book Publication

February 5, 1998

Below is an announcement from the Cato Institute of a "book forum" this
Friday, Feb 6, celebrating and examining the co-publication by the Cato
institute and the Brookings Institution of a new book on policy

David Green


BOOK FORUM National Press Club
Conference Room, 529 14th Street, N.W.
February 6, Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.:

"Going Digital!: A Guide to Policy in the Digital Age," featuring the
authors Robert E. Litan, Director, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
and William A. Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute. Comments by Ira
Magaziner, Senior Advisor, Policy Development, The White House.

New technologies have brought us to the dawn of a virtual revolution. A new
book published jointly by the Cato Institute and the Brookings
Institution--a first time collaboration between these two
institutions--brings to the attention of a wide audience some of the major
public policy issues presented by the current "digital revolution."

"Going Digital!: A Guide to Policy in the Digital Age," outlines in brief,
simple, and clear prose for non-technical audiences such issues as the
implications of the digital age for the workplace, privacy, taxation,
protection of intellectual property, and data security and encryption.

It also examines the new responsibilities that government must shoulder in
coping with these technologies, such as the adoption of a legal
institutional infrastructure appropriate to the digital age. Perhaps most
importantly, the book explores the ways in which government must shrink its
regulatory domain and eliminate barriers to electronic trade and commerce.

--Cato Institute
Founded in 1977, the Cato Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research
foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute is named for
Cato's Letters, libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical
foundation for the American Revolution.
The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate
to allow consideration of more options that are consistent with the
traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty,
and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater
involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy
and the proper role of government. The Cato Institute undertakes an
extensive publications program dealing with the complete spectrum of policy
issues. Books, monographs, and shorter studies are commissioned to examine
the federal budget, Social Security, monetary policy, natural resource
policy, military spending, regulation, NATO, international trade, and
myriad other issues. Major policy conferences are held throughout the year,
from which papers are published thrice yearly in the Cato Journal. The
Institute also publishes the quarterly magazine Regulation.
In order to maintain an independent posture, the Cato Institute accepts no
government funding. Contributions are received from foundations,
corporations, and individuals, and other revenue is generated from the sale
of publications. The Institute is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational
foundation under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

A private, independent, nonprofit research organization, Brookings seeks
to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of
government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies. It addresses
current and emerging policy challenges and offers practical recommendations
for dealing with them, expressed in language that is accessible to policy
makers and the general public alike. In its research, The Brookings
Institution functions as an independent analyst and critic, committed to
publishing its findings for the information of the public. In its
conferences and activities, it serves as a bridge between scholarship and
public policy, bringing new knowledge to the attention of decisionmakers
and affording scholars a better insight into public policy issues. The
Institution traces its beginnings to 1916 with the founding of the
Institute for Government Research, the first private organization devoted
to public policy issues at the national level. In 1922 and 1924, the
Institute was joined by two supporting sister organizations, the Institute
of Economics and the Robert Brookings Graduate School. In 1927, these three
groups were consolidated into one institution, named in honor of Robert
Somers Brookings (1850-1932), a St. Louis businessman whose leadership
shaped the earlier organizations. Brookings is financed largely by
endowment and by the support of philanthropic foundations, corporations,
and private individuals. Its funds are devoted to carrying out its own
research and educational activities. It also undertakes some unclassified
government contract studies, reserving the right to publish its findings.

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 10:39:27 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: ANNOUNCEMENT: Town Meeting on Copyright & Fair Use

February 6, 1998

CAA Conference, Toronto, Feb 26, 1998

Below is a notice on the last in the current series of "Copyright & Fair
Use" town meetings organized by the College Art Association, the American
Council of Learned Societies and NINCH, with funding from the Samuel H.
Kress Foundation. A future series of copyright education town meetings
will be announced in the next few months.

David Green

>Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 01:31:44 -0500
>To: david@cni.org
>From: "Robert A. Baron" <rabaron@pipeline.com>

The College Art Association, in association with the American Council on
Learned Societies and the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural
Heritage, with funding provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, will
present its final "Town Meeting" on the Fair Use of Digital Images on
Thursday, February 26, 1998, during its 86th annual conference, at the
Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The program will include the following speakers:

David Green (National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage)
Gary Schwartz (Curators of Dutch Art)
Peter Walsh (Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College)
Maxwell Anderson (Art Museum Image Consortium and American Association of
Museum Directors)
Howard Besser (University of California, Berkeley)

The program is being coordinated by Robert Baron and Leila Kinney along
with the College Art Association.

For detailed information, including a list of topics and statements by the
speakers, refer to <http://www.pipeline.com/~rabaron/ttm/TTM.htm>

The second half of this two-part meeting will be devoted to a debate
between Max Anderson and Howard Besser on intellectual property issues
pertaining to AMICO and similar licensing schemes which promise to make
museum images available to academia.

Readers of this notice (whether they plan to attend or not) are urged to
submit questions for this session in advance of the meeting. Please send
your questions to Robert Baron. Kindly identify your questions by placing
"TTM:" at the start of the subject line: <robert.baron@pipeline.com>

For more information about the 1998 Conference, consult the CAA conference
website: <http://www.collegeart.org/caa/conference/1998/index.html> or
contact Mary-Beth Shine: (212) 691-1051, <mbshine@collegeart.org>.
Registration information can be found at the CAA conference site:

Robert A. Baron


David L. Green
Executive Director
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax

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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 20:35:30 +0000
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: EXTRA! The Latest News from the ACLS

>From: candace@acls.org
>Date: Thu, 05 Feb 98 14:05:00 EST
>To: #EXTRA!LIST_at_ACLS, edieg@umich.edu, necantor@umich.edu, fhb@sover.net
> Here is a preview of the latest news on the
> Website of the American Council of Learned
> Societies <http://www.acls.org>.
> New York, NY, February 5, 1998 -- The American
> Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced
> today that it will receive $10 million from three
> major foundations to support the Council's mission
> to advance the study of the Humanities in the
> United States and abroad. "These splendid gifts
> are a very strong vote of confidence in our
> Council's historical record and our priorities for
> the future," said ACLS President John H. D'Arms.
> The Andrew W. Mellon and Ford Foundations have
> made endowment grants totaling $9 million ($5
> million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and
> $4 million from the Ford Foundation) to improve
> the Council's capacity to award individual
> peer-reviewed fellowships for scholars in the
> Humanities. These grants inaugurate a major
> five-year campaign by the ACLS to double the
> amount of fellowship support that it annually
> awards to scholars, and to fund these increases in
> the future by doubling the ACLS endowment
> available for fellowships, from the current $25
> million to $50 million.
> The Carnegie Corporation of New York will grant
> the ACLS $1 million over four years to plan and to
> begin a new program of assistance to Humanities
> scholars and institutions abroad where fragile
> institutions need sustained support, such as in
> the former Soviet Union and sub-Saharan Africa.
> For the complete text of the press release, see
> <http://www.acls.org/extra.htm>.
> * * * * * * * * * *
> Contact <candace@acls.org> to add or delete
> addresses from this list.

Date: Sun, 08 Feb 1998 09:24:56 +0000
From: A J M Colson <ajmcolson@lusias.org>
Subject: Lakehead University Summer Institute for Advanced Studies

Dear Willard McCarty,
I am writing as the administrator of the Lakehead University Summer
Institute for Advanced Studies. You might be interested in the courses
offered by this Graduate Summer Institute.

Lakehead University Summer Institute for Advanced Studies


The Lakehead University Summer Institute for Advanced Studies offers
graduate courses in the use of computing technologies for research in the
humanities and social sciences. This Graduate Summer Institute aims to
promote and create a research environment where students can work with
professional staff and researchers from leading institutions across the
world. Students first learn about Hypermedia technologies, and then have the
option to apply them to their own research materials. There are two sessions
to choose from and all courses are taught at Lakehead University in Thunder
Bay, Ontario, Canada.

The MacKenzie Ward Trust is collaborating with Lakehead University in
organizing this innovative Graduate Summer School in 1998. The courses
offered at LUSIAS aim to bridge the gap between technologies and the social
sciences. The explosion of digital information has not yet been accompanied
by a similar growth in software tools to manage and organize digital data.
Hypermedia technologies offer the potential to resolve these information
management problems. They will enable students to investigate issues from
new angles and invite new ways of molding and presenting their research
materials. The completion of courses allows students to gain graduate level
credits or they can be used to further professional training.

There are two sessions in 1998:

Session I: May 11th to 30, 1998

Session II: July 6th to 25th, 1998

If you have any questions please contact:

Alicia Colson

LUSIAS Administrator



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