13.0077 announcements

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 22:11:27 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 77.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (212)

[2] From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk> (54)
Subject: Publication Announcement: ASA Anthropology Monographs
1-10 on CD

[3] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (239)
Subject: Joint NSF/JISC International Digital Libraries
Initiative: First Six projects Recommended for Funding

Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 10:35:21 -0500
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>

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June 22, 1999

Joint Project of College Art Association and Digital Library Federation

Copyrighted Works by ARS Artists to be Included in AMICO Library


Two important, complementary announcements have recently been made concerni=
ng the distribution of digital art-related images for education purposes. =
The College Art Association and the Digital Library Federation have announc=
ed the Academic Image Exchange
to distribute images of art and architectural works by scholar-photographe=
rs who produce "high quality color photographs to aid their own teaching an=
d research." The Image Exchange will produce a pool of art historical image=
s for all to use for education
al purposes.

Meanwhile the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO), building a high-quality,=
metadata rich, multimedia digital library of art museum images for licensi=
ng, has announced an important agreement with the Artists Rights Society. T=
he agreement will enable AMICO
to include in its library digital images of copyrighted works of art by ar=
tists and estates represented by the ARS, where the works may be consulted =
"with other multimedia documentation (extended texts and other materials) c=
reated by AMICO Member Museums

David Green

Joint Project of College Art Association and Digital Library Federation

>Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 22:50:55 -0400
>From: "Robert A. Baron" <rabaron@PIPELINE.COM>
[This notice is being cross-posted to several lists. Kindly excuse the
inevitable duplication.]


In response to a recent discussion that appeared on CAAH (the Consortium of
Art and Architectural Historians discussion list), I am pleased to announce
that the College Art Association (http://www.collegeart.org) and the
Digital Library Federation (http://www.clir.org/diglib/dlfhomepage.htm) are
sponsoring the development of the Academic Image Exchange.

In service to the teaching and practice of the history of art and related
disciplines, the Academic Image Exchange (AIE) intends to offer students,
teachers and the general public "curriculum-based" sets of screen-sized
digital images for their free and unrestricted educational non-profit use.
(Higher, projectable resolutions will also be available.)

First to be introduced will be a selection of images that satisfies a
significant portion of the digital image requirements of most college and
university level introductory courses in art history. The AIE will provide
several kinds of exchange facilities:

-- for faculty to create and advertise want lists of images for teaching
-- for scholars, museums, libraries and photographers for non-profit
educational use to contribute from the public domain or provide under
license high quality images sufficient for classroom projection
-- for visual resource specialists to participate in shared cataloging of
the images and the works they represent
-- for faculty, students, and others to develop a variety of scholarly
products for learning environments, such as distance learning, and for

Images offered through the AIE will be chosen on the basis of their
proximity to traditional course selections. An on-line concordance will
link images to standard art history survey books. This concordance-index
will thus serve as one of the entry-points to the image database, allowing
teachers and students access to a wider variety of images than is available
in any single textbook. All AIE offerings will be reviewed by an
independent panel of art historians. This panel will select images based on
their overall quality and on their utility for teaching.

The key to the present and future success of the Image Exchange will be its
ability to enlist the cooperation and advocacy of the community of
scholar-photographers who produce high quality color photographs to aid
their own teaching and research. By using the facilities of the internet to
pool this vast resource, we will have an opportunity to create a
much-needed public database of art historical images for all to use for
educational purposes.

The College Art Association and the Digital Library Federation are
currently focused on the creation of a prototype of the Academic Image
Exchange. The AIE development team is composed of art librarians, art and
architectural historians, visual resources curators, photographers,
specialists in digital imagery and in systems design. Members and staff of
the Society of Architectural Historians, the College Art Association, the
Digital Library Federation, and the faculty of the Imaging Systems
Laboratory of Carnegie Mellon University are contributing to the AIE
prototype development effort.

I am serving as Project Manager for the AIE. Our plan is to demonstrate a
prototype program and a selection of images at the upcoming New York City
meeting of the College Art Association in February 2000.

We expect to consult a variety of groups and interested parties during the
course of the prototype development. Please watch this list for updates and
further announcements about the project.

Robert Baron
Project Manager
Academic Image Exchange
A joint development of the College Art Association and the
Digital Library Federation

Copyrighted Works by ARS Artists to be Included in AMICO Library

>Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 13:55:55 -0400
>To: David Green <david@cni.org>
>From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@amico.org>
>Subject: AMICO and ARS reach important agreement

AMICO Press Release
June 1, 1999

Art Museum Image Consortium and the Artists Rights Society
Reach Important Agreement

AMICO Headquarters; Pittsburgh, PA

=09Contemporary and Modern art is now available for education! The Art
Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) and the Artists Rights Society (ARS) are
delighted to announce they have reached an agreement to ensure that 20th
century art will be available in the AMICO Library, a subscription-based
resource for use in education, research, and teaching. ARS has granted
AMICO a non-exclusive, North American license to include digital images of
copyrighted works of art by artists and estates represented by the Artists
Rights Society in the AMICO Library, where these works may be consulted
with other multimedia documentation (extended texts and other materials)
created by AMICO Member Museums. In return for the use of these
copyrighted works of art, AMICO will share a proportionate royalty based on
subscription income with ARS.

=09"We've broken a log-jam," said Jennifer Trant, Executive Director
of AMICO. "With this agreement the AMICO Library can fully represent the
modern and contemporary works held by AMICO Members without the added
burden of separate rights clearance," Ms. Trant continued. "Those AMICO
Members whose collections are predominately comprised of works from these
periods, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the
Mus=E9e d'art contemporain de Montr=E9al, will certainly benefit from our
relationship with ARS. This agreement eases the process for everyone

=09Theodore Feder, President of the Artists Rights Society, also felt
the agreement was "a win-win. Contemporary artists' work will be much more
available for educational purposes, while ensuring their appropriate use
under an educational license agreement." He was pleased that ARS was part
of the AMICO concept saying that "the Consortium really sets the standard
for dissemination of digital images of works of art in a learning setting."

AMICO Members also welcomed the enhanced coordination this ARS and AMICO
agreement will provide. "We can really participate in the AMICO Library to
our full potential," stated Director of the San Diego Museum of
Contemporary Art, Hugh Davies. Maxwell L. Anderson, Director, Whitney
Museum of American Art, observed, "as the arts community navigates through
the uncertain waters of copyright legislation in a wired world, it is very
exciting to have brought two critical constituencies together in service of
education: our major modern and contemporary artists and our leading art
museums. Thanks to the agreement with ARS, AMICO can now aspire to present
the fullest possible dimensions of contemporary art."

In the end, it's the subscribers to the AMICO Library who will benefit the
most from this agreement. Contemporary art will be included in the AMICO
Library without any change in the subscription fees. And individual
teachers and students will not have to worry about the time consuming and
uncertain process of obtaining copyright clearances. Over time,
collaborations such as these will ensure that the AMICO Library grows in
breadth and depth, to become a resource used in research, teaching and
learning in all arts and humanities disciplines.

The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) is a not-for-profit association of
art-collecting institutions working together to enable educational use of
their digital documentation. The AMICO Library is a growing collection of
digital multimedia (now text and image and over time also sound and moving
image), compiled by AMICO Members and made available under license for
educational use. Subscriptions to the AMICO Library are available beginning
July 1, 1999, through not-for-profit distributors such as the Research
Libraries Group. Educational institutions, universities, public libraries,
and primary through secondary schools will have access to over 50,000 works
of art.

Founded in October 1997, as a program of the Association of Art Museum
Directors Educational Foundation, Inc., AMICO was separately incorporated
as an independent non-profit corporation in June of 1998, ending its direct
connection with the AAMD. The Consortium is today made up of 28 of the
major art collections in North America and is regularly adding new Members.
If you are interested in becoming an AMICO Member or Subscriber, please
contact Jennifer Trant, Executive Director <jtrant@amico.org>. Full details
about AMICO and its activities can be found on its web site at

Artists Rights Society (ARS) was appointed in 1986, by the French copyright
societies for visual artists to represent the copyright and permissions
interests of their members within the United States. Since then, ARS has
signed reciprocal contracts with more than twenty other visual artists
rights organizations worldwide. The membership lists of these organizations
include the majority of artists active in this century, including Georges
Braque, Joseph Beuys, Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali,
Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, John Heartfield, Wassily Kandinsky,
Fernand L=E9ger, Man Ray, Joan Mir=F3, and Edvard Munch. In addition, our
direct European adherents include the estates of Pablo Picasso (through the
Picasso Administration ), Henri Matisse (through the Succession Matisse),
and Ren=E9 Magritte. ARS also acts on behalf of American artists and active=
lobbies state and federal legislatures for stronger and more effective
artist's rights laws.

Contact Information:

Jennifer Trant
Executive Director
Art Museum Image Consortium
2008 Murray Avenue, Suite D
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone (412) 422 8533
Fax (412) 422 8594
Email: jtrant@amico.org

Theodore Feder
Artists Rights Society
65 Bleecker Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 420-9160
Fax: (212) 420-9286
Email: feder@arsny.com
J. Trant=09=09=092008 Murray Ave, Suite D
Executive Director=09=09Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
Art Museum Image Consortium
http://www.amico.org=09=09Phone: +1 412 422 8533
jtrant@amico.org=09=09Fax: +1 412 422 8594

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

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Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 18:26:22 +0100
From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk>
Subject: Publication Announcement: ASA Anthropology Monographs 1-10=
on CD

Apologies for cross-posting

The Association of Social Anthropologists Monographs 1-10 on CD

The Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) are pleased to announce the
publication on CD of the full text of the first ten ASA monographs. These
classic texts have been out of print for some time and in order to make
them availble at low cost the texts have been digitised and will be
distributed on CD. The pagination of the originals has been preserved so
references can be made in an identical fashion to the original paper

A Table of Contents listing is available online

A discounted price is available for orders from individuals made before 1
September 1999. We expect to ship CDs from October 1999.

Pricing for ASA Monographs CD

Institutions (includes license to make the files available to multiple
users over a LAN.)
=A3100 ($160)

Individuals (stricly one per user)
ASA members and non-members before 1 September 1999 =A320 ($32)
Non-ASA members After 1 September 1999 =A330 ($48)
Postage and packing: UK =A31 Europe =A31.50 Outside Europe =A32.00 ($3=

We can accept payment in the following:
Visa, UK cheques and International Drafts (made out in sterling).

VISA: Card number:
Expiration Date
Billing address

Technical information: the files are searchable and are stored in Adobe
Acrobat (TM) (pdf) format on a multi-platform CD.

Shipping is planned to start early in October 1999

Please send orders including payment can be sent using Visa, UK cheques and
International Drafts (made out in sterling) to pay 'Association of Social
Anthropologists' to Ms Audrey Dougall,
Dept. of Anthropology,
University of Durham, Stockton Campus,
University Boulevard,
Thornaby, Stockton on Tees,
TS17 6BH,


If you need an official invoice then an online template can be used to
generate one (you can print it out, and send it to your finance office)!

Dr David Zeitlyn,
Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing,
Department of Anthropology,
Eliot College, The University of Kent,
CT2 7NS, UK.
Tel. (44) 1227 764000 -Extn 3360 (or 823360 direct)
Fax (44) 1227 827289

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 10:50:12 -0500
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Joint NSF/JISC International Digital Libraries Initiative:=
First Six projects Recommended for Funding

News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources=20
from across the Community

June 25 1999

First Six Projects Recommended for Funding

=3D =3D =3D

Cross-Domain Resource Discovery:=20
Integrated Discovery and use of Textual, Numeric and Spatial Data=20
University of California, Berkeley/University of Liverpool.

Metadata for resource discovery of multimedia digital objects=20
Cornell University/ILRT/DSTC

Integrating and Navigating Eprint Archives through Citation-Linking=20
Cornell University/Southampton University/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Online Music Recognition and Searching (OMRAS)
University of Massachussetts/King's College, London

Emulation Options for Digital Preservation:=20
Technology Emulation as a Method for=20
Long-term Access and Preservation of Digital Resources
University of Michigan/CURL

The IMesh Toolkit
An architecture and toolkit for distributed subject gateways
University of Wisconsin-Madison / UKOLN /ILRT

=3D =3D =3D

The UK's Joint Information Systems Committee was the first foreign agency t=
o answer the NSF's call to jointly fund international digital library proje=
cts. Mirroring the NSF/NEH's important DLI2 project in the U.S., this exemp=
lary funding initiative recenl
y announced its first awards.

David Green

>Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 09:14:40 +0100 ()
>>From: Neil Beagrie <neil.beagrie@ahds.ac.uk>
>To: ahds-all@mailbase.ac.uk

Press Release

Friday 11 June 1999=20

The Joint NSF/JISC International Digital Libraries Initiative

The National Science Foundation and the UK Joint Information Systems Commit=
today (Friday 11 June 1999) released a joint statement announcing the=20
first 6 projects which have been recommended for funding under the=20
International Digital Libraries Initiative NSF/JISC Joint Program.

Among the most exciting of opportunities offered by a global=20
information infrastructure are international digital libraries; -
content-rich, multimedia, multilingual collections created from =20
globally distributed resources by international groups engaged in
collaborative efforts. While there are now uncoordinated efforts in=20
many countries, cooperative programs of research and intellectual
infrastructure development can help avoid duplication of effort, =20
prevent the development of fragmented digital systems, and encourage=20
productive interchange of scientific knowledge and scholarly data=20
around the world. The digital libraries area is one in which all=20
countries stand to gain from coordinated, cooperative activities.

To begin to address some of the research challenges associated with =20
creating international digital libraries the Division of Information=20
and Intelligent Systems and the Division of International Programs of=20
the National Science Foundation issued a call for proposals in=20
October 1998 for multi-country, multi-team projects involving at=20
least one research team in the United States and one in another=20
country (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf996/nsf996.htm). The NSF=20
would support the US part of a joint project while the non-US parts=20
needed to gain its support from other sources. NSF wished to=20
co-ordinate review with the foreign funding agency and make joint=20
decisions, when possible.

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) was the first to =20
join the NSF in this endeavour and issued a matching call=20
(JISC Circular 15/98 - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/pub98/c15_98.html). JISC=20
has committed =A3500,000 per year for three years to fund=20
new development work in this programme. The NSF has committed a=20
similar amount.

The JISC/NSF arrangement was opportune for both organizations. It =20
allowed NSF to broaden its traditional basic research focus, and JISC=20
to draw on and connect with, in a direct way, the large set of=20
research activities being sponsored under Digital Libraries=20
Initiative Phase 2. The joint JISC/NSF projects are considered an=20
integral part of this larger multi-agency program.

Michael Lesk, Division Director of the National Science Foundation's =20
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems said, "The National=20
Science Foundation is very excited at this new step in international=20
scientific cooperation. We look on this as an example of the=20
worldwide advantages and synergies from which all countries will=20

Reg Carr, Director of University Library Services, University of=20
Oxford and Chair of the Joint Information Systems=20
Committee's (JISC's) Committee on Electronic Information said, "I am=20
delighted with the joint programme of bilateral digital projects=20
which has been arranged by agreement between the National Science=20
Foundation and the JISC. The rigorous selection process has led to a
well-balanced range of projects which promise to achieve much of mutual

benefit for the US and the UK in the digital library arena."

Six projects were recommended for funding, sharing a total of almost=20
$5million over the three year project term. The six joint projects
Cross-Domain Resource Discovery: Integrated Discovery and use of=20
Textual, Numeric and Spatial Data: University of California,
Berkeley / University of Liverpool.

The University of California, Berkeley and Special Collections and =20
Archives, the University of Liverpool Library are collaborating on
a project to enable cross-domain searching in a multi-database =20
environment. Their aim is to produce a next generation=20
online information retrieval system ("Cheshire") based on=20
international standards that will facilitate searching on the=20
internet across collections of original materials, printed books,=20
records, archives, manuscripts, and museum objects), statistical=20
databases, full-text,geo-spatial, and multi-media data resources.

HARMONY: Metadata for resource discovery of multimedia digital =20
objects: Cornell University / ILRT / DSTC

HARMONY, a three-way international partnership between Cornell =20
University, the Australian Distributed Systems Technology Centre and=20
the University of Bristol's Institute for Learning and Research=20
Technology, will be devising a framework to deal with the challenge=20
of describing networked collections of highly complex and mixed-media=20
digital objects. The work will draw together work on the RDF, XML,=20
Dublin Core and MPEG-7 standards, and will focus on the problem of=20
allowing multiple communities of expertise (e.g. library, education,=20
rights management) to define overlapping descriptive vocabularies for=20
annotating multimedia content.

Integrating and Navigating Eprint Archives through Citation-Linking:=20
Cornell University / Southampton University / Los Alamos
National Laboratory

In a 3-way partnership, Southampton University, Cornell University, =20
and the Los Alamos National Laboratory will hyperlink each of the=20
over 100,000 papers in Los Alamos's unique online Physics Archive to=20
every other paper in the archive that it cites. It is hoped that the=20
power of this remarkable new way of navigating the scientific journal=20
literature will help induce authors in others fields to join to=20
create interlinked online archives like Los Alamos across disciplines=20
and around the world.

Online Music Recognition and Searching (OMRAS): University of=20
Massachussetts / King's College, London

Online music recognition and searching (OMRAS) is led by King's=20
College London in partnership with the Center for Intelligent
Information Retrieval at the University of Massachusetts. OMRAS is a=20
system for efficient and user-friendly content-based
searching and retrieval of musical information from online databases =20
stored in a variety of formats ranging from encoded score files to
digital audio. The overall goal of this cross-disciplinary research =20
is to fill a gap in the provision of online facilities for musical
collections: the inability to search the content for 'music' itself.

Emulation options for digital preservation: technology emulation as =20
a method for long-term access and preservation of digital
resources: University of Michigan / CURL

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan and research=20
staff in the UK from the Cedars project, being run at the=20
Universities of Leeds, Oxford and Cambridge under the aegis of CURL=20
(Consortium of University Research Libraries) will investigate the=20
potential role of emulation in long-term preservation of information=20
in digital form. The project will develop and test a suite=20
of emulation tools, evaluate the costs and benefits of emulation as a=20
preservation strategy for complex multi-media documents and objects,=20
and develop models for collection management decisions about how much=20
effort and resources to invest in exact replication within=20
preservation activity. The project team will assess options for=20
preserving the original functionality and 'look and feel' of=20
digital objects and develop preliminary guidelines for the use of=20
different preservation strategies (conversion, migration and=20

The IMesh Toolkit: An architecture and toolkit for distributed =20
subject gateways: University of Wisconsin-Madison / UKOLN /ILRT

Recent years have seen the emergence of the subject gateway approach =20
to Internet resource discovery and leading gateway initiatives have=20
recently been collaborating informally under the name IMesh. The=20
IMesh Toolkit project, a partnership of the UK Office for Library and=20
Information Networking at the University of Bath, the Institute for=20
Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol and the=20
Internet Scout Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, aims=20
to advance the system framework within which subject gateways and=20
related services operate by defining an architecture which specifies=20
individual components and how they communicate.

Notes for editors

The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government =20
agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through=20
programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000=20
research and education projects in science and engineering.
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/=20

The Joint Information Systems Committee is funded by the four UK =20
Higher Education Funding Bodies to stimulate and enable the cost=20
effective exploitation of information systems and to provide a high=20
quality national network infrastructure for the UK higher
education and research councils communities. URL: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/

For further details of the NSF/JISC joint program contact:

Mr Stephen M. Griffin, Division of Information and Intelligent=20
Systems (IIS), Program Director: Special Projects, Digital=20
Libraries Initiative, National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson=20
Boulevard, Room 1115, Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: (703) 306-1930 Fax: (703) 306-0599 Email sgriffin@nsf.gov

Mr Chris Rusbridge, Programme Director, Electronic Libraries=20
Programme, The Library, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,
Phone: 01203 524979 Fax: 01203 524981, Email C.A.Rusbridge@Warwick.ac.uk

Mr Norman Wiseman, JISC Head of Programmes, C35 Cherry Tree=20
Buildings, University of Nottingham, University Boulevard,
Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Phone: 0115 951 4790 Fax: 0115 951 4791 Email head.programmes@jisc.ac.uk

For further information about each of the projects contact:

Cross-domain resource discovery

Dr Paul Watry, Automated Projects Manager, Special Collections and=20
Archives University of Liverpool Library, PO Box 123,Liverpool L69=20
Phone: +44 151 794 2696 Fax: +44 151 794 2681 Email: P.B.Watry@liverpool.ac=


Mr Dan Brickley, Institute for Learning and Research Technology, =20
University of Bristol, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HH, UK
Phone: +44 117 928 7096 Fax: +44 117 928 7112 Email: daniel.brickley@bristo=

ePrint Citation linking

Professor Stevan Harnad, Professor of Cognitive Science, Department=20
of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton,=20
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ UK
Phone: +44 1703 592-582 Fax: +44 1703 592-865 email: harnad@cogsci.soton.ac=


Mr Tim Crawford, Music Department, King's College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS,=
Phone: +44 171 848 1821 Fax: +44 171 848 2326 Email: t.crawford@kcl.ac.uk

Emulation options

Ms Kelly Russell, CEDARS Project Manager, Edward Boyle Library, =20
University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Phone: +44 113 233 6386 Fax: +44 113 233 5539 Email: k.l.russell@leeds.ac.u=

IMesh toolkit

Mr Andy Powell, UK Office for Library and Information Networking, =20
University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
Phone: +44 1225 323933 Fax: +44 1225 826838 Email: a.powell@ukoln.ac.uk


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

See and search back issues of NINCH-ANNOUNCE at <http://www.cni.org/Hforums=

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