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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 454.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (60)
             Subject: Brenda Laurel in 3-D at CyberForum@ArtCenter on

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (198)

             Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 08:13:08 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Brenda Laurel in 3-D at CyberForum@ArtCenter on


    [--This one is also a treasure trove --Forwarded via CyberForum ArtCenter.
    Brenda Laurel is also the authors of books like, "Computers as Theater"
    and "The Art of Interface Design". Both of her books have become classics
    in this developing HCI field. Thanks and courtesy to Dr. Heim and
    ArtCenter. It is also an exquisite honour for me to add one web-pointer
    regarding Brenda Laurel's works, which can be found at


    Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 08:33:49 -0800
    From: CyberForum <cyberforum@artcenter.edu>
    To: "CyberForum@ArtCenter" <CyberForum@artcenter.edu>

    Wednesday, March 1, 1:30 PM PST
    Brenda Laurel and panel meet in 3-D avatar world
    Email: cyberforum@artcenter.edu
    Web: <http://www.mheim.com/cyberforum/index.html>

    The CyberForum presents real-time online author chats.

    On Wednesday, March 1, at 1:30 PM PST, the Forum
    features Brenda Laurel, Ph.D., author of Computers as Theatre
    and director / co-producer of the Placeholder Virtual
    Reality project. She was also one of the founders and
    VP/Design of a spin-off company from Interval - Purple Moon,
    which was recently acquired by Mattel.

    Chat log with screen grabs from previous meetings of
    the Forum are online at:

    The Forum features authors drawn from The Digital Dialectic:
    New Essays on New Media (MIT Press, 1999) collected and
    edited by Peter Lunenfeld.

    Forums are open to the public and run one hour
    on either Wednesdays or Saturdays.

    On Saturday, March 11, at 1:30 PM PST, Carol Gigliotti
    will address the Forum. She writes on ethics and virtual
    technologies and developed the website/online journal/CD-ROM
    "Astrolabe" (<http://www.cgrg.ohio-state.edu/Astrolabe/>

    CyberForum speakers include:

    Carol Gigliotti, March 11, 1:30 PM PST
    Katherine Hayles, Feb. 26, 1:30 PM PST
    Michael Heim, Feb. 9, 1:30 PM PST
    George Landow
    Brenda Laurel
    Peter Lunenfeld, Feb 2, 1:30 PM PST
    Lev Manovich
    William J. Mitchell

    Email questions to cyberforum@artcenter.edu
    For further information and speaker bios,
    visit the website:

    To participate: Download the free Eduverse 3D browser from

    Install the software and enter as a tourist in Eduverse.
    The left panel of the Eduverse browser shows a list of
    worlds. Choose "ACCD" world and follow the other
    avatars to the Forum location. The Virtual Worlds Team
    at Art Center will be there to guide you.

    The CyberForum@ArtCenter is a production of the Virtual
    Worlds Team at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,
    California, under the direction of Michael Heim (mheim@artcenter.edu)

             Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 08:13:50 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    February 29, 2000


          Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives
                             Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
          June 19-23; July 31-August 4, September 25-29, and October 23-27, 2000

          3 Day UCLA Extension Course in Document Imaging - Document Management:
               Los Angeles: March 30-April 1; June 22-24; Sept. 15-17, 2000

    >From: Greg McClellan <gam5@CORNELL.EDU>
    >>Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 16:37:44 -0500

    Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives
    First Session: June 19-23, 2000, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Offered by the Cornell University Library, Department of Preservation and
    Conservation, this new workshop series aims to promote critical thinking in
    the technical realm of digital imaging projects and programs. This
    week-long workshop will be held four times in 2000 (June 19-23, July
    31-August 4, September 25-29, and October 23-27). Each session is limited
    to 16 individuals. Registration is now open for all four sessions. The
    workshop is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    More information about the workshop including an online application form is
    available at:

    The workshop will be structured around nine key areas: selection,
    digitization, quality control, metadata creation, image processing, systems
    building, access, preservation, and management. The principal text that
    will accompany this workshop, Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging
    for Libraries and Archives by Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger (Research
    Libraries Group, 2000) addresses all of these issues.

    The majority of the workshop time will be spent in collaborative problem
    solving and information sharing. A prerequisite for attendance will be a
    Web-accessible, self-directed tutorial that will introduce vocabulary and
    key concepts, and cover the core components of a technical infrastructure
    to support digital imaging projects and programs.

    Completion of the tutorial will assure that workshop participants possess
    the same base-level knowledge prior to coming to Cornell, enabling them to
    focus on issues and learning processes best addressed in a limited
    enrollment seminar. The tutorial will become accessible in April 2000.
    Beyond the time spent in Ithaca, the workshop will promote continuing
    education through awareness of additional resources and training
    opportunities and by encouraging professional links among the participants.
    The workshop outline will be available in April 2000.

    >From: "Steve Gilheany" <SteveGilheany@worldnet.att.net>
    >Subject: 3 Day UCLA Extension Course in Document Imaging - Document
    >Management, Spring, Summer, Fall 2000
    >Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 23:57:14 -0800

    3 Day UCLA Extension Course in Document Imaging - Document Management:
    Spring, Summer, Fall 2000

    For those persons who cannot attend the class, all of the class materials
    are available free at

    All the materials can now be downloaded as a single PDF file and printed
    with one click. Other options and formats are also available.

    Three days, Spring 2000: Thursday, March 30, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday,
    March 31, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday, April 1, 2000, 8:00 AM to 6:00
    PM, at the Downtown LA World Trade Center, 350 S. Figueroa Street, Suite
    100, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 628-9709, Summer 2000: Thursday, June 22,
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday, June
    24, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at the World Trade Center, Fall 2000: Friday,
    September 15, 8:00 AM to 6:00, Saturday, September 16, 8:00 AM to 6:00, and
    Sunday, September 17, 9:00 AM to 6:00, at the World Trade Center. The
    course is generally offered every quarter. Beginning and ending times may
    change slightly. See
    <http://www.ArchiveBuilders.com>http://www.ArchiveBuilders.com for a copy
    of the
    course description.

    This course is for managers who have been assigned to manage a document
    imaging system or digital library, and must start immediately. Students
    will gain an understanding of how document imaging can be used and managed
    in both small and large-scale organizations. Document imaging is the
    process of taking documents out of file cabinets, and off shelves, and
    storing them in a computer. This course provides an understanding of the
    details that there is often no time to review in the rush to implement a
    system. The course content is intended to be useful to students in their
    professional work for twenty years into the future and is also intended to
    be useful for planning to preserve digital documents forever. Students will
    learn about the technology of scanning, importing, transmitting, organizing,
    indexing, storing, protecting, searching, retrieving, viewing, printing, and
    protecting documents for document imaging systems and digital libraries.
    Image and document formats, metadata, multimedia, rich text, PDF (Portable
    Document Format), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), CAD (Computer Aided
    Design), virtual reality indices, image enabled databases, RAM (Random
    Access Memory) based SQL (Structured Query Language) databases, knowledge
    management, data warehousing, records inventories, retention schedules,
    black and white, grayscale, and color scanning, OCR (Optical Character
    Recognition), destructive (lossy) and non-destructive (lossless)
    compression, digital signatures and seals, encryption, and disaster planning
    will be discussed. System design issues in hardware, software, networking,
    ergonomics, and workflow will be covered. Emerging technologies such as the
    DVD Digital Video Disk, HDTV (High Definition TV), and very high speed
    Internet, intranet, and extranet links and protocols will be discussed. The
    course will include the DVD's role in completing the merging of the PC and
    television, the merging of telephony, cable, and the Internet, the merging
    of home and office, the merging of business and entertainment, and the
    management of the resulting document types. Many professionals including
    records managers, librarians, and archivists work with document management
    issues every day. While not limited to these professionals, this course
    builds on the broad range of tools and techniques that exist in these
    professions. The class content is designed so that students can benefit
    from each part of the class without fully understanding every technical
    detail presented. This course is designed for non-technical professionals.
    Several system designs will be done based on system requirements provided by
    the students. System designs are done to provide an understanding of the
    design process, not to provide guaranteed solutions to specific problems.
    There is no hands-on use of scanning equipment. The course is designed to
    improve the ability of non-technical managers to participate in, and to
    direct, technical discussions. The UCLA Extension Catalog is at:
    <http://www.UnEx.UCLA.edu/catalog>http://www.UnEx.UCLA.edu/catalog Please
    use the search keywords "document
    imaging document management". Course number 814.14 Reg # J3576U for March
    and Reg # J3577U for June. Cost: US$ 395. Please call +1 (310) 825-9971 to
    register by phone. Please call +1 (310) 937-7000 for questions about course
    content. Please call +1 (310) 825-4100 for enrollment questions. It is
    recommended that you call the instructor before attending.

    Most instruction materials are available free at
    /abpapers.html All of the materials can
    be downloaded with a single click and then printed with a single click.
    (The materials are updated from time to time, please check version numbers.)

    Instructor: SteveGilheany@ArchiveBuilders.com, BA CS, MBA, MLS
    Specialization in Information Science, CDIA (Certified Document Imaging
    System Architect), CRM (Certified Records Manager), Sr. Systems Engineer,
    www.ArchiveBuilders.com +1 (310) 937-7000, Fax: +1 (310) 937-7001.

    The World Trade Center is connected to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel (213)
    624-1000 by an elevated walkway. Many other hotels are a short cab ride
    away. Prices subject to change without notice.

    The instructor has taught classes similar to this course to document imaging
    users and managers, in legal records management, to librarians and
    archivists, and to various industry groups. He has worked in digital
    document management and document imaging for nineteen years. His experience
    in the application of document management and document imaging in industry
    includes: aerospace, banking, manufacturing, natural resources, petroleum
    refining, transportation, energy, federal, state, and local government,
    civil engineering, utilities, entertainment, commercial records centers,
    archives, non-profit development, education, and administrative,
    engineering, production, legal, and medical records management. At the same
    time, he has worked in product management for hypertext, for windows based
    user interface systems, for computer displays, for engineering drawing,
    letter size, microform, and color scanning, and for xerographic,
    photographic, newspaper, engineering drawing, and color printing.

    In addition, the instructor has nine years of experience in data center
    operations and database and computer communications systems design,
    programming, testing, and software configuration management. He has an MLS
    Specialization in Information Science and an MBA with a concentration in
    Computer and Information Systems from UCLA, a California Adult Education
    teaching credential, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of
    Wisconsin at Madison. His industry certifications include: the CDIA
    (Certified Document Imaging System Architect), the AIIM Master, and AIIM
    Laureate, of Information Technologies (from AIIM International, the
    Association of Information and Image Management, www.AIIM.org), and the CRM
    (Certified Records Manager) (from the ICRM, the Institute of Certified
    Records Managers, an affiliate of ARMA International, the Association of
    Records Managers and Administrators, www.ARMA.org).

    Contact: SteveGilheany@ArchiveBuilders.com
    +1 (310) 937-7000 28995v087

    The following is an example of the materials available at
    /abpapers.html There are also several
    papers that describe various document management topics in prose.

    Computer storage requirements for various digitized document types:

    1 scanned page (8 1/2 by 11 inches, A4) = 50 KiloBytes (KByte)
    (on average, black & white, CCITT G4 compressed)

    1 file cabinet (4 drawer) (10,000 pages on average) = 500 MegaBytes (MByte)
    = 1 CD (ROM or WORM)

    2 file cabinets = 10 cubic feet = 1,000 MBytes = 1 GigaByte (GByte)
    10 file cabinets = 1 DVD (WORM)

    2,000 file cabinets = 1,000 GigaBytes = 1 TeraByte (TByte) = 200 DVDs

    1 box (in inches: 15 1/2 long x 12 wide x 10 deep) (2,500 pages) =
    1 file drawer = 2 linear feet of files = 1 1/4 cubic feet = 125 MBytes

    8 boxes = 16 linear feet = 2 file cabinets = 1 GByte
    8,000 boxes = 16,000 linear feet = 1,000 GBytes = 1 TByte
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