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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 338.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:29:04 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: CONFERENCES: Scholarly Communication; Information

January 12, 1999

Remember to check NINCH's Community Calendar at

March 26-27, Washington, DC

July 14-16, London

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>From: Duane E Webster <duane@arl.org>
>To: "ACLS CAO Network" <cao@oah.org>
>>Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 13:22:02 -0500 (EST)

New Challenges for Scholarly Communication in the Digital Era:
Changing Roles and Expectations in the Academic Community
March 26-27, 1999 Washington, DC
Sheraton City Center Hotel

Sponsored by:

American Association of University Professors
American Council of Learned Societies
Association of American University Presses
Association of Research Libraries
Coalition for Networked Information

The academic community has been deeply affected by the changes brought
about by the digital era. The individual sectors of the community face
seemingly unique challenges that are in fact interconnected in the broad
system of scholarly communication. This conference, sponsored by
organizations representing faculty, publishers, librarians, and learned
societies, will explore the nature and scope of the challenges and seek to
define new roles that build on the strengths and needs of all sectors.

This conference is a sequel to the successful conference on the
Specialized Scholarly Monograph in Crisis held in September 1997. The
exciting and frank discussions at that meeting led the organizers to plan
a follow-up opportunity to bring these groups together on a broader set of

Conference Topics:

Getting Ahead in the Digital World - Faculty are being encouraged to
employ digital technology in the classroom, develop digitally-based
distance learning courses, submit manuscripts to electronic journals, and
mentor graduate students and junior faculty during this time of incredible
transition. This panel will address how these pressures and some current
initiatives, such as electronic dissertations and the separating of peer
review from publication, affect faculty careers and opportunities for

Distance Education - Many universities are moving into distance education,
some with enthusiasm and some feeling driven by necessity. This panel will
address the issues and challenges presented by the delivery of instruction
to students outside the physical campus classroom, including expectations
for faculty, changing teaching roles, ownership of the courses developed,
quality of the learning experience, academic freedom, library support, and
potential roles for societies and presses.

What Does it Mean to Publish? - The ability of authors to post their own
work on their websites and the introduction of electronic dissertations
have created intense discussions of what it means to "publish" in the
digital era. Do online preprints and electronic dissertations constitute
prior publication? If so, what are the implications for tenure and
promotion? How do faculty balance the desire to get their ideas out with
the need for review for tenure?

Economics of Scholarly Communication - There is a disjunction between the
sociology and economics of scholarly publishing, primarily in the
sciences, that has affected the access to scholarship in all disciplines.
Can the new technologies provide better and more cost-effective solutions
for scholarly communication? Do solutions vary by discipline? What new
economic challenges does the electronic environment introduce?

Preservation and Access - The new technologies bring great opportunity for
expanded access to a wide array of electronic resources which can be
searched with powerful search engines across distributed systems. This
panel will examine how we can assure that the electronic publications and
data resources of 1999 will be accessible years, decades, and centuries
from today.

Keynote speakers include:

Daniel D. Barron, College of Library and Information Science, University
of South Carolina
Richard Ekman, Secretary, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition of Networked Information
Teresa Sullivan, Vice President and Graduate Dean, University of Texas at

Conference Schedule

The conference will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26. A light lunch
will be available at noon. Friday's session will conclude at 5:30 p.m.,
followed by a reception from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, March 27, the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at
5:00 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Details of the program and confirmed speakers will be available at

Hotel Information:
(Reservations to be made by attendees)
Sheraton City Centre Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Reservations: (202) 775-0800
Specify: ARL New Challenges Conference

Rates: $125 single; $145 double
Cut-off date for reservations: March 4, 1999

$300 for an individual
$250 for three or more individuals from the same institution.
$150 for graduate students.
Deadline for registration is: March 15, 1999.

Registration includes continental breakfast, two lunches, and a reception
on Friday evening.

To register online, go to <http://www.arl.org/scomm/conf.html>


Mail or fax your name, institution, address, and credit card information

Association of Research Libraries
Mary Jane Brooks - New Challenges
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-296-2296
fax: 202-872-0884
email: maryjane@arl.org


July 14-16 1999 London

International Conference on Information Visualisation

There is a growing demand in establishing processes through which data and
information can be best captured, archived, shared and explored.
Visualisation of data, information and knowledge is at the forefront of
these activities that has led to a convergence in the use of computing
among various disciplines. The diversity and complexity of information and
its applications has consequently created a domain of erosion of boundaries
between information users and information originators. This revolution has
in turn created new contexts, needs, and potential for interaction between
users and information. Now the core question is, how will humankind tame
this boundless potential?


The theme chosen for this conference is "A PROGRESS FROM THEORY TO
PRACTICE". Information Visualisation'99 (IV'99) conference aims to focus on
the interdisciplinary methods and affiliated research done among various
science disciplines, medicine, engineering, media and commerce. This three
day event will focus on the research and developments conjured to meet the
roaring demand of today's "Information Transfer" through the medium of
computing, accentuating on the linkage that shapes academia and industry
with the goal of stimulating views and providing a forum where researchers
and practitioners can discuss the latest developments linked to Information


The conference will feature application, research and review, poster
papers, workshops, keynote lectures, plenary sessions, tutorials, computer
animation and digital art shows, reviewing the future state of art and
discussing future directions within the context of Information

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

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