11.0631 Announcements

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 631.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "Judith A. Turner" <judith@turner.net> (90)
Subject: The latest issue of The Journal of Electronic

[2] From: "J.W.T.Smith" <J.W.T.Smith@UKC.AC.UK> (124)
Subject: Conference Announcement - ICCC/IFIP Electronic
Publishing '98

Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 07:52:38 -0500
From: "Judith A. Turner" <judith@turner.net>
Subject: The latest issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Dear JEP Subscriber:

The March 1998 issue of "The Journal of Electronic Publishing"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep> is now available for your reading

Talking Together to Work Together

"Men are never so likely to settle a question
rightly as when they discuss it freely."
--Lord Macaulay

"Great things are done when men and mountains meet;
This is not done by jostling in the street."
--William Blake

Given all the meetings held over the years on electronic
publishing and its effects on publishers, libraries, and
budgets -- not to mention tenure, archiving, and
scholarship -- it's hard to imagine that we need another

But indeed we do, because each time more people learn more
about the issues, and each time we come closer to the
answers to problems that once seemed insoluble.

This issue of "The Journal of Electronic Publishing" is
devoted to the Second Annual Faxon Colloquium on
Scholarly Publishing, held in January, which focused on
electronic publishing and its effect on scholarship. We
might have had a single article to report on the meeting,
but that would have lost the basic meaning of the
colloquium, the many voices that talk together.

Our lead-off article is by Adrian Alexander, the soon-to-
be-former head of the Faxon Institute, which sponsored the
colloquium and invited the attendees. He tells us Faxon's
reasoning in "Why We Do It"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/03-03/alexander.html>, an
interesting look at how a company in the middle manages to
stay in the fray without taking sides.

Stanley Chodorow's well-received keynote address, "The
Faculty, the University, and Intellectual Property"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/03-03/chodorow.html> set a
lofty tone for the colloquium and does the same here.
Underlying that history lesson is a cogent and penetrating
exploration of the future of scholarly communication, and
the side issues that will take center stage very soon.

Michael B. Binder's "Information as a Commodity"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/03-03/binder.html> is a
straight report of discussions at the two-day meeting,
while Johann van Reenen saw in the discourse a trend that
disturbed him enough to move him to activism, and his
article, "Library Consumerism in the Digital Age"
contains his plan for change. Margit A. E. Dementi also
saw in a trend in discussion, a trend she outlines in
"Access and Archiving as a New Paradigm"

Douglas E. Jones, in his article "From Language Barriers
to Contemporaneous Minds"
and Carolyn L. Helmetsie, in her article "Consortia and
Electronic Products"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/03-03/helmetsie.html>, both
take the position that the questions have not yet been
settled "rightly."

Karen Hunter used the colloquium as a jumping-off point in
"Adding Value by Adding Links"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/03-03/hunter.html>; like
many who attend many conferences she let her ideas flow from
the discussion around her. Terry Ann Rohe shares her
stream-of-consciousness thinking in a question-and-answer
format, "How Does Electronic Publishing Affect the
Scholarly-Communication Process?"

We also offer a look at the problems of independent
scholarship in an electronic environment. Not having an
office means more than not having ready access to paper clips
and the communal coffeepot, it is a serious disadvantage
when trying to cope with new technology, as Harold Orlans
tells us in "A Home Scholar's Electronic Woes"

Finally, Thom Lieb checks in again with his practical look at
online publishing, this time helping us understand the
importance of interactivity in the online environment. He asks
us to interact with him in "Inactivity on Interactivity"

Special thanks to Trisha L. Davis, head of the continuation
acquisition division of the Ohio State University Libraries,
who -- despite illness and injury, served as Guest Editor for
this issue, finding and persuading her colleagues to contribute
their excellent pieces.


Judith Axler Turner
The Journal of Electronic Publishing
(202) 986-3463

Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 18:47:41 +0000
From: "J.W.T.Smith" <J.W.T.Smith@UKC.AC.UK>
Subject: Conference Announcement - ICCC/IFIP Electronic Publishing '98

ICCC/IFIP Electronic Publishing '98
Towards the Information-Rich Society
20-22 April 1998,
The Central European University Residence and Conference Center,
Budapest, Hungary

The ICCC (International Council for Computer Communications) in
conjunction with IFIP (International Federation for Information
Processing) is pleased to announce the Second ICCC/IFIP Conference on
Electronic Publishing to be held in the Central European University
Residence and Conference Center, Budapest, Hungary, 20-22 April 1998. The
title of this year's conference is Electronic Publishing '98 - Towards the
Information-Rich Society. There will be two parallel tracks: one on
socio-economic issues; and the other on technical issues. There will also
be plenary sessions for papers and discussions that cover the whole of
electronic publishing.

A major underlying theme of the ICCC/IFIP Electronic Publishing
conferences is the promotion of an 'exchange of experience' between the
participants - especially between academics researching in the area, and
publishers and others with practical experience. All papers are refereed
to ensure high quality.

....Keynote speakers

We are particularly pleased to welcome our two invited speakers: Professor
Sir Roger Elliott, ICSU Press (Former Chief Executive of Oxford University
Press), UK, and Miles Ellis, Director of the Educational Technology
Resources Centre, University of Oxford, UK.

....Target audience

The Conference is aimed at anyone involved in the production, provision,
or use of Electronic Publishing and/or its products, or the academic study
of these activities. This includes (but is not limited to): publishers;
providers of net services; providers of support services for e-publishing;
information professionals; librarians; information consultants; all
academics in information and publishing studies; and others with an
interest in any aspect of e-publishing and the provision of public

....A truly international Conference

We already have speakers from 20 countries and expect delegates from even
more. We have speakers from: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Macedonia, the
Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden,. Ukraine, UK, and
the USA

....Conference language

The working language of the Conference is English with simultaneous
translation into Russian.

....The Programme

An Advance Programme (in timetable form), including links to abstracts of
papers, is available at:


NB. This is the Advance Programme and speakers, times, etc. may change.
The Web page will be updated with any changes.


A colour brochure is available - you may request one from:



An Exhibition is being organised in parallel with the Conference. The
exhibition will be open to Conference delegates and external visitors. If
you are interested in exhibiting please contact:

Laszlo Szeibert
Open Society Institute
Electronic Publishing Development Program
Tel: +36 1 327 3122
Fax: +36 1 327 3042
E-mail: szeibert@osi.hu

....The Venue

The Conference is to be held at the Central European University Residence
and Conference Center. This a 'state of the art' conference centre
completed in 1995. We have been enabled to use this venue with the help of
a team from the Electronic Publishing Development Program of the Open
Society Institute, Budapest, led by Michael Kay. This team is also
providing the Local Organisation for the Conference.

*** The Organising Committee would like to acknowledge the financial
support provided to ICCC/IFIP Electronic Publishing '98 by the Electronic
Publishing Development Program funded by the Foundation Open Society
Institute. ***


(Note: See 'Fees' below for charges)

The majority of delegates will be accommodated in the Conference Center
itself. These are single rooms with showers, direct-dial telephones and
cable television. The complex includes a self-service restaurant and
coffee lounge. There is also an indoor swimming pool and sauna.

We have also reserved rooms in other hotels. Where these are not within
easy walking distance of the venue transport will be arranged to and from
the Conference Center during the Conference.

The allocation of rooms will be on a 'first come - first served' principle
with the Conference Center rooms being allocated first.

In all cases the accommodation is 'bed and breakfast' only and you will
need to pay separately for any other meals and services.

*** The accommodation we have reserved is limited so you are advised to
Register for the Conference as soon as possible if you want one of these
rooms! ***

Alternatively you are free to make your own accommodation arrangements if
you wish. Simply indicate you are doing this in the space on the
Registration Form for 'other special needs' and leave the accommodation
section of the form blank.


The Conference Fee (includes lunch/refreshments at the Conference)
is 200 UK Pounds or 350 US Dollars.

Single accommodation (single, bed and breakfast) is available at
40 UK Pounds or 70 US Dollars per night.

NB - All fees must be paid in advance of the Conference.


Delegates should register using the official registration form. Copies in
various electronic formats can be found at our main Web page:


or you may request a paper or fax copy. Please e-mail


giving your full postal address or fax number (including international

....Sponsorship opportunities

Would you like to be a sponsor of an identified item or event?
A list of items/events than can be sponsored can be found at:


If you would like to identify your company with this Conference please

Prof Dipak Khakhar
Department of Informatics
Ole Romers vag 6
S-22363 Lund

E-mail: dipak.khakhar@ics.lu.se
Tel: +46 46 222 8028
Fax: +46 46 222 4528

....Any other enquiries

If you have any enquiries about the Conference, or just want a colour
brochure, please e-mail:


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