14.0137 DRH workshops; conference on Internet vocabulary

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 137.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

      [1] From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (80)
            Subject: Workshops at Digital Resources for the Humanities 2000

      [2] From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (49)
            Subject: CENDI Conference on _Controlled Vocabulary and the

            Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 19:21:44 +0100 (BST)
            From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
            Subject: Workshops at Digital Resources for the Humanities 2000

    University of Sheffield, Wednesday, 13 September 2000

    The following workshops have been organised as part of the Digital
    Resources for the Humanities conference. The workshops will run in
    parallel on the final day of the conference, 13 September 2000 at the
    University of Sheffield. Further information about the conference itself
    is available via http://www.shef.ac.uk/~drh2000/

    The workshop fee includes lunch, refreshments and documentation.

    WORKSHOP 1 (half-day, 9.30-12.30)

    Designing Flexible Digital Representations of Historical Source Materials.

    Led by the History Data Service, University of Essex.

    This workshop will discuss the methodology of creating digital
    representations of historical source materials. The workshop will focus on
    the digitisation process and the relationship between the source and the
    result of digitisation. The workshop will articulate and demonstrate the
    standards and elements of good practice relevant to the creation of a wide
    range of data types, from student projects to large-scale research
    projects. Specific software packages and data modelling techniques will
    not be discussed in detail.

    Pre-requisites: moderate level of computer-literacy, though no experience
    of digital resource creation is required.

    Cost: 30 pounds.

    WORKSHOP 2 (full-day, 9.30-4.30)

    Shared joy is double joy: putting your database on the Web.

    Led by Humanities Computing Development Team, University of

    This workshop is aimed at academics, librarians, IT staff and others who
    have an interest in making a current or planned Microsoft Access database
    available over the Web. The workshop consists of a combination of short
    presentations, hands-on, and discussion sessions. Hands-on work will
    concentrate on using Active Server Pages technology to make an Access
    database available over the web, and by the end of the day you will have
    created your own simple ASP application. An example database will be used
    throughout the whole course to illustrate technical and design issues.

    Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of HTML, FTP, and experience of using

    Cost: 75 pounds.

    WORKSHOP 3 (full-day, 9.30-4.30)

    XML: the future of digital information?

    Led by Lou Burnard and Sebastian Rahtz, University of Oxford.

    This workshop aims to give you a practical grounding in the
    technology underlying the future of digital resources: the extensible
    markup language XML. The course will combine formal lecture and
    discussions on XML, XSL and related technologies together with group work
    in hands-on sessions.

    Pre-requisites: moderate level of computer-literacy and some knowledge of
    a markup language (e.g. HTML)

    Cost: 75 pounds

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            Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 12:16:10 CDT
            From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
            Subject: CENDI Conference on _Controlled Vocabulary and the Internet_

                CENDI Conference on _Controlled Vocabulary and the Internet_

       I recently learned about the availability of the PowerPoint presentations
    made at the CENDI conference on _Controlled Vocabulary and the Internet_
    held September 29, 1999. CENDI is an governmental interagency Working Group
    composed of senior Scientific and Technical Information (STI) managers from
    major programs in several U.S. federal agencies [http://www.dtic.mil/cendi/

       The presentations are available at


       The following is a listing of the conference presentations and their

      Joseph A. Busch, DataFusion, Inc. - From Authority Files to Ontologies:
    Knowledge Management in a Networked Environment (PowerPoint File, 298 KB)

          Patricia Harpring, Vocabulary Program Senior Editor, The Getty -
    Documenting & Access:
    Indexing with the Getty Vocabularies (PowerPoint File, 980 KB)

          Stuart J. Nelson, MD, National Library of Medicine - The Role of the
    Unified Medical
    Language System (UMLS) in Vocabulary Control (PowerPoint File, 185 KB)

          Dagobert Soergel College of Library and Information Services
    University of Maryland - Enriched Thesauri as Networked Knowledge Bases
    for People and Machines (PDF File, 350 KB)

          Dr. Elizabeth D. Liddy Center for Natural Language Processing School
    of Information Studies Syracuse University - Whither Come the Words?
    (PowerPoint File, 116 KB)

          Larry Fitzwater EPA/OIRM/EIMD, Linda Spencer EPA/OIRM/EIMD - EPA
    Terminology Reference System (TRS) (PowerPoint File, 533 KB)

          Joyce Ward, Northern Light Technology, Inc. - Indexing and
    Classification at Northern Light
    (PowerPoint File, 356 KB)

          Quin J. Hart, University of California at Davis - The CERES/NBII
    Thesaurus Partnership
    Project (Project Web Site)

           Stephen M. Griffin, National Science Foundation - DIGITAL LIBRARIES
    Interagency Program of Research and Applications (PowerPoint File, 728 KB)

       In addition these presentations, the site contains the PowerPoint
    presentations from other CENDI programs including: REFERENCE/CITATION
    21, 2000; GovTechNet 99 held in June 99; and
    Open Source Solutions 97: Global Security and Global Competitiveness held in
    June 1997.

       I believe that MyWebColleagues will find each of great value and

    /Gerry McKiernan
    Theoretical Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011


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