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           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (212)
             Subject: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS: Cultural
                     Attitudes towards Technology/CIDOC/Digital
                     Futures/School for

       [2] From: "David L. Green" <david@ninch.org> (153)
             Subject: 8th DUBLIN CORE METADATA INITIATIVE: Open call for

             Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 07:30:46 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS: Cultural Attitudes
    towards Technology/CIDOC/Digital Futures/School for

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    June 19, 2000



    1. Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology & Communication, July 12-15: Perth.

    2. CIDOC/ICOM:"Collaboration:Content:Convergence: Sharing heritage
    knowledge for the new millennium," August 22-26, 2000: Ottawa.

    3. Digital Futures 2000: The Royal Photographic Society Imaging Science
    Group Annual Conference, September 11-13, 2000: Harrow, UK.

    4. School for Scanning Workshop: "Issues of Preservation and Access for
    Paper-Based Collections," September 18-20: Seattle.

    Remember to check the NINCH Community Calendar for further listings:


           Cultural Collisions and Creative Interferences in the Global Village
                  July 12-15 2000: Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

    >"Communication-mediated communication networks, such as the Internet and
    >the World Wide Web, promise to realise the utopian vision of an electronic
    >global village. But efforts to diffuse CMC technologies globally,
    >especially in Asia and among indigenous peoples in Africa, Australia and
    >the United States, have demonstrated that CMC technologies are neither
    >culturally neutral nor communicatively transparent. Rather, diverse
    >cultural attitudes towards technology and communication - those embedded
    >in current CMC technologies, and those shaping the beliefs and behaviours
    >of potential users - often collide.
    >"This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum
    >for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how
    >diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information
    >and communication technologies. The conference series brings together
    >scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in
    >terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and
    >discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach
    >the conference theme. The first conference in the series was held in
    >London in 1998 (see

                                      * * * *

                  Sharing heritage knowledge for the new millennium"
                         August 22-26, 2000: Ottawa, Canada

    This year's meeting of the International Committee for Documentation
    (CIDOC) of the International Council of Museums will be held from August 22
    to 26 in Ottawa, the picturesque capital of Canada. Hosted by the Canadian
    Heritage Information Network (CHIN), the conference will include a full
    spectrum of workshops, meetings, study tours, stimulating presentations and
    lively social events.

    Our theme this year is "Collaboration - Content - Convergence: Sharing
    heritage knowledge for the new millennium". Underlying the theme is the
    relationship between the vast reservoir of heritage knowledge held within
    our institutions and our heritage audiences, both specialized and general,
    whose needs we are trying to meet. Our goal will be to explore how
    documentation is influencing and being influenced by the rapid growth of
    new technologies and the corresponding development of audience
    expectations. We will attempt to understand the challenges that face us,
    and to define a future direction for the sharing of heritage knowledge
    based on collaboration, the creation of content, and the convergence of


    * Ann E. Borda, United Kingdom
    "Connecting Britain's Computing Heritage: The National Computing
    Collections Listing Project."

    * Rosa Botterill and Christine Brown, United Kingdom
    "The European Museum's Information Institute (EMII): What's in a Survey?"

    * Martin Brooks, Canada
    "Broadband, Peer Learning, and Telementoring"

    * Joseph Busch, United States
    "Helping people find content...preparing content to be found: Enabling the
    semantic Web"

    * Claude Camirand, Canada
    "Convergence of Activities or Convergence of Thought?"

    * Erin Branwen Coffin, Canada
    "CREATION: The Virtual Art Gallery"

    * Tom Delsey, Canada
    "Re-situating the library catalogue in a networked context"

    * Martin Doerr, Greece
    "Metadata and the CIDOC CRM - a Solution for Semantic Interoperability"

    * Eleanor E. Fink, United States
    "Does Culture Count?"

    * Katy Gillette, Australia
    "Allied and Alliancing: Getting to a National Museum of Australia"

    * Junko Iwabuchi, Japan
    "Current developments and experiments on various tools of imaging in Japan:
    How is the audience's reaction so far?"

    * Suzanne Keene, United Kingdom
    "Museum collections: the future space"

    * Tracy London, Canada
    "The "Virtuous Museum" : an Exploration of Technology and Cultural Rights"

    * David L. McCallum, Canada
    "LESS SEARCHING = MORE LEARNING: SchoolNet's Learning Metadata Project"

    * Nancy Morgan, United States
    "Using GEM Metadata to Access Internet Education Resources"

    * Virgil Stephan Nitulescu, Romania
    "Cultural Heritage Legislation: an Attempt to Reconstruct Communication"

    * Lev Noll, Russia
    "Internet and Museums: Skilled Staff is Essential!"

    * Ogunsola Kayode Oluremi, Nigeria
    "New Museums Roles and the Artist in Nigeria"

    * Eric Paquet, Canada
    "Virtual access and access through the content of heritage collections"

    * Barbara Rottenberg, Canada
    "After the Gold Rush"

    * Jane Sledge, United States
    "Visions of the Future "

    * Francoise Simard, Canada
    "Computerization and network distribution of text and image information on
    Qubec museum collections : the role of the Rseau Info-Muse of the Socit
    des muses qubcois and of its numerous partners"

                                        * * * *

                                     Digital Futures 2000:
           The Royal Photographic Society Imaging Science Group Annual Conference:
                September 11-13, 2000: University of Westminster, Harrow,

    Digital Futures 2000 is one of the first conferences in Britain that
    truly unites image science with the needs of imaging, archiving and
    conservation using digital technologies. Although there is much research
    into the behavior of digital systems by image scientists this is not
    always conveyed to users in a format that directly relates to its usage in
    these fields. This is a unique opportunity for archivists, curators and
    creators of images to communicate their needs to the field of image
    science and for image scientists to relate their understanding of the
    medium to the imaging and archival communities. This cross fertilization
    will provide a forum for debate that is both stimulating and informative.
    The advantages of combining both art and science issues are rarely
    exploited and therefore the full potential of this exciting and novel area
    is often never reached.

                                       * * * *

                                    SCHOOL FOR SCANNING:
               Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based Collections
                  Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
                             September 18-20, 2000: Seattle, WA
                    Early-Bird Registration Deadline: August 4, 2000

    The conference is funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and
    the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is cosponsored by the
    University of Washington Libraries and the National Park Service.

    What is the School for Scanning?
    This conference provides a rationale for the use of digital technology
    by managers of paper-based collections in cultural institutions.
    Specifically, it equips participants to discern the applicability of
    digital technology in their given circumstances and prepares them to make
    critical decisions regarding management of digital projects. Although
    technical issues will be addressed, this is not a technician training
    program. Conference content will include:

    * Managing Digital Assets
    * Content Selection for Digitization
    * Text and Image Scanning
    * Quality Control and Costs
    * Current Research Projects
    * Copyright, Fair Use, and Other Legal Issues Surrounding Digital Technology
    * The Essentials of Metadata
    * Digital Preservation: Theory and Reality
    * Digital Products and Process

    Administrators within cultural institutions, as well as librarians,
    archivists, curators, and other cultural or natural resource managers
    dealing with paper-based collections, including photographs, will find the
    School for Scanning conference highly relevant and worthwhile. Since the
    complexion of this conference evolves with the technology, it would be
    beneficial to attend even if you have participated in a previous School
    for Scanning. An audience of 200 or more attendees is expected.

    Martha Anderson, Library of Congress; Howard Besser, UCLA; Steve
    Chapman, Harvard University; Paul Conway, Yale University Library; Steve
    Dalton, NEDCC; Franziska Frey, Image Permanence Institute; Janet Gertz,
    Columbia University; Anne Gilliland-Swetland, UCLA; Peter Hirtle,
    Cornell University; Melissa Smith Levine, Library of Congress; Steve
    Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration; Abby Smith, Council
    on Library and Information Resources; Roy Tennant, University
    of California at Berkeley; Diane Vogt-O'Connor, National Park Service, and
    Donald J. Waters, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    The cost of the conference is $295 for early bird registration postmarked
    on or before August 4, 2000, and $365 for late registration, deadline
    August 25, 2000. Participants will be responsible for all their travel,
    meals, and lodging costs. A complimentary continental breakfast will be
    provided each morning at the conference site. For information about special
    hotel and airline fares, see the Registration Information section below.
    Registration applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

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             Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 07:31:19 +0100
             From: "David L. Green" <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: 8th DUBLIN CORE METADATA INITIATIVE: Open call for

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    June 19, 2000

                          The 8th Dublin Core Metadata Workshop
             October 4-6, 2000: National Library of Canada, Ottawa,
                           Call for Participation: Open to all

    >Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 10:41:56 -0700
    >From: Clifford Lynch <cliff@cni.org>
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <cni-announce@cni.org>
    >The 8th Dublin Core Metadata Workshop
    >Call for Participation
    >Outline of this message:
    >- DC-8 Dates and Venue
    >- Who Should Participate
    >- Agenda
    >- Registration Dates and Deadlines
    >- Conference Fees
    >- Visas and Letters of Invitation
    >- Travel Stipends
    >- Important Links
    >DC-8 Dates and Venue:
    >The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, in conjunction with the National
    >Library of Canada, the IFLA UDT program, and OCLC, is pleased to
    >announce the 8th Dublin Core Metadata Workshop, to be held:
    >October 4-6, 2000
    >National Library of Canada
    >Ottawa, Canada
    >Who Should Participate:
    >Previous workshops have attracted librarians, museum informatics
    >specialists, archivists, digital library researchers, government
    >information providers, publishers, and content specialists from a broad
    >cross-section of sectors and disciplines. Participants are expected to be
    >familiar with Dublin Core basics and should have expertise and interest in
    >advancing the state of Dublin Core standards or deployment.
    >Representatives of other metadata initiatives or standards interested in
    >liaison with DCMI are also encouraged to participate.
    >The 8th Dublin Core workshop affords the opportunity for practitioners,
    >theoreticians, systems developers and metadata administrators to meet to
    >discuss implementation issues, share perspectives and experiences, and
    >contribute to the evolution of the standard through working group
    >meetings and plenary discussions.
    >The specifics of the agenda will be determined by a steering committee
    >as the workshop approaches, however major themes that will be developed
    >at DC 8 include:
    >- Issues in multi-lingual metadata
    >- Policies and functional requirements for metadata registries
    >- Structured representation (eg., agent descriptions for Creator,
    >Contributor, and Publisher elements)
    >- Creation and management of name authority structures
    >- Extending Dublin Core metadata for Domain-specific metadata entities
    >Registration Dates and Deadlines:
    >Previous DC meetings have been by invitation, however DC-8 will be open
    >registration until such time as a predetermined registration number is
    >Registration must be completed online via the Workshop Registration Page
    >unless special arrangements are made with the organizers. All
    >participants, whether receiving a travel stipend or not, must pay the
    >registration fee unless alternate arrangements have been made with the
    >organizers. Preferred payment is by VISA or MasterCard, though cheques,
    >money orders, and bank transfers can be accommodated. Please note that
    >registration is not complete until you have received confirmation of
    >payment from the workshop organizers.
    >June 1 Registration Opens
    >August 1 Deadline for application for travel subsidies
    > (<mailto://dc@oclc.org>mailto://dc@oclc.org)
    >August 25 Notification of travel subsidies by the DC Directorate
    >September 1 Deadline for Registration (REGISTRATION WILL
    >September 1 Deadline for receipt of Workshop fee payment
    >September 1 Deadline for Workshop-affiliated hotel registration
    >Important Note: Hotel arrangements made through the workshop
    >registration page will be booked at the conference rate; participants
    >may make their own arrangements, but such reservations will be at the
    >normal hotel rate, which is higher.
    >Cancellation Policy:
    >September 1 Cancellation of registration (100 % refund)
    > After September 1, refunds will be prorated based
    > on whether a reserved hotel room is used by other
    > applicants.
    >Late registration:
    >Registrations accepted after the Registration Closing Date will be
    >considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to an additional fee of
    >$50 USD.
    >Visas and Letters of Invitation:
    >Determining specific requirements or restrictions for entry into Canada is
    >the responsibility of the participant. In cases where special
    >arrangements must be made, the Workshop organizers will arrange for
    >letters of invitation to be sent to appropriate embassy officials, but
    >such requests must be made 45 days in advance to assure timely completion
    >of such arrangements.
    >Travel Stipends:
    >There will be a limited amount of travel assistance available to defray
    >the cost of attendance for participants who would otherwise be unable to
    >attend. As with previous workshops, participants or their institutions
    >should expect to pay the majority of the costs of attendance. Individuals
    >with special circumstances that mitigate in favor of larger subsidies
    >should contact the organizers directly with justification for the need.
    >Important Links:
    >- The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Home Page
    > <http://purl.org/DC/>http://purl.org/DC/
    >- The DC-General mailing list (announcements about the workshop)
    > Subscription Instructions:
    >- The DC-8 Home Page
    > <http://www.ifla.org/udt/dc8/>http://www.ifla.org/udt/dc8/

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    Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH). The subjects of
    announcements are not the projects of NINCH, unless otherwise noted;
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    attempt to credit all re-distributed news and announcements and appreciate
    reciprocal credit.

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