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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 338.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    Elli Mylonas <elli_mylonas@BROWN.EDU>               (26)
             Subject: Jane Austen Digital Libraries 10/11
       [2]   From:    NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>                   (101)
             Subject: UCITA Teleconference Dec 13
       [3]   From:    Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-        (96)
             Subject: [Conference]The Third World Summit on Media for
             Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 21:05:56 +0100
             From: Elli Mylonas <elli_mylonas@BROWN.EDU>
             Subject: Jane Austen Digital Libraries 10/11
    A rather late notice:
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5:30
    STG conference room, Grad Center, Tower E
    Professor Michael Wheeler
    Chawton House, the Elizabethan mansion that once belonged to Jane Austen's
    brother, and that she knew well, is to be renovated as part of a major
    international project to establish The Centre for the Study of Early English
    Women's Writing, 1600-1830, and to house a magnificent collection of over
    6,200 rare books from the period, together with some related manuscripts,
    now located in the USA.
    In association with the University of Southampton, where Michael Wheeler is
    also Professor of English Literature, the Centre will develop publications
    programmes, seminars, day conferences and cultural events, which draw the
    disciplines together, ranging from literary history to garden history.  The
    Novels On-Line programme, directed by Katherine Moulton, Librarian of the
    collection at Redmond, WA,  is about to post ten more novels by forgotten
    women writers.  NOL, and the interpretation of the whole project on the web,
    will make the activities of the Centre accessible to people throughout the
    Michael Wheeler became Director of Chawton House Library in Hampshire,
    England, in October 1999, having formerly been Director of the Ruskin
    Programme at Lancaster University, where he worked with George Landow on an
    electronic edition of Modern Painters volume I.  In his new post he is
    looking at ways in which the rich history of an estate with strong literary
    connections can be accessed remotely on the web.
             Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 21:06:36 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: UCITA Teleconference Dec 13
    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    October 10, 2000
                   Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)
               A Guide to Understanding and Action: A Satellite Teleconference
                              December 13, 2000; 1-4p.m. EST
    Below is an announcement of a teleconference sponsored by five library
    organizations to broaden understanding of the state law being debated (and
    in many cases implemented) across the country that essentially undermines
    much of federal copyright law through licensing contract law.
    David Green
     >From: Mary Case <marycase@arl.org>
     >To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
     >>X-edited-by: aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu
     >Date: Fri,  6 Oct 2000 20:06:39 EDT
     >Reply-To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
     >**Please excuse the duplication.  This announcement is being sent to
     >several lists.***
     >ARL Announces . . .
    UCITA:  A Guide to Understanding and Action
    A Satellite Teleconference
    December 13, 2000
    1:00-4:00 p.m. EST
    Sponsored by:
    American Association of Law Libraries
    American Library Association
    Association of Research Libraries
    Medical Library Association
    Special Libraries Association
    UCITA, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, is a proposed
    state law that seeks to create a unified approach to the licensing of
    software and information.  Two states--Maryland and Virginia--have passed
    UCITA, and it will be under consideration in many other states in the near
    future.  Several aspects of UCITA pose problems for higher education and
    * UCITA legitimizes a non-negotiable contract-based system of intellectual
    property with no exemptions and fair use defenses for the research,
    education, and library communities as provided for in federal copyright
    * UCITA permits this same kind of contract to apply to mixed media
    transactions where a book accompanied by a CD, for example, could be
    governed by the same restrictions as placed on the CD.
    * UCITA permits provisions that prohibit reverse engineering or the public
    comment or criticism of a product.
    * UCITA allows the licensor to electronically disable, remove, or prevent
    the usage of computer information or software that resides on your system
    creating significant security issues along with interrupting services and
    * UCITA allows software firms to waive liability for known defects in
    their software that they failed to disclose to their customers.
    UCITA can directly impact the ability of libraries and educational
    institutions to carry out their missions, to effectively manage their
    operations, and to preserve and apply community values in their daily
    With four panelists who were actively involved in the UCITA debates in
    their states, this teleconference will help you learn more about UCITA and
    what you can do to deal with it in your state!
    Panelists for the teleconference are:
    *   James Neal, Dean of University Libraries, Johns Hopkins University;
    *   Rodney Petersen, Director, Policy & Planning, Office of Information
          Technology, University of Maryland;
    *   Catherine Wojewodzki, Reference Librarian, University of Delaware, and
          former State Representative in the Delaware Legislature; and
    *   Sarah K. (Sally) Wiant, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law,
          Washington & Lee University
    Details and registration information can be found at
    The Association of Research Libraries represents over 120 of the major
    research libraries in North America and works to shape and influence
    forces affecting the future of research libraries in the process of
    scholarly communication.  ARL programs and services promote equitable
    access to, and effective use of knowledge in support of teaching,
    research, scholarship, and community service. The Association articulates
    the concerns of research libraries and their institutions, forges
    coalitions, influences information policy development, and supports
    innovation and improvement in research library operations.
    Julia C. Blixrud <jblix@arl.org>
    Director of Information Services, ARL <www.arl.org>
    Assistant Director, Public Programs, SPARC <www.arl.org/sparc/>
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             Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 21:07:26 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: [Conference]The Third World Summit on Media for Children
    dear humanist scholars,
    [Hi --for the better future of our Children and their education..(our
    children are the future of tomorrows..) --here is an important call,
    forwarded with the voice of educator, Bonnie Bracey..I thought, this might
    interest you..please pass it on to relevant organizations..an invitation
    not to be missed by any educators, parents and students..and to those who
    cares for their kids..thanking you..-Arun]
    Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 19:11:27 EDT
    From: BBracey@aol.com
                      The Third World Summit on Media for Children
                             23-26 March 2001, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Audiovisual globalization is a mere fact. It is also a matter of strong and
    long debate. During the summit, key issues will be examined and the European
    community, the UN, the strong forces of the Audiovisual Industry as well as
    personalities of the arts will be asked to take a stand.
    Globalization, an opportunity or a problem for the audiovisual future?
    Future viewer, a passive recipient or a conscious selective reader?
    How can cultural identity be preserved and developed? Can globalization be
    a creative tool? How will children be treated in such a framework?
    New Technologies Days
    Presentation Structures/Activities
    There are six presentation structures and activities
    The Forum in the morning of the New Technologies Day
    The Technology Exhibition Hall for all four days of the summit
    The Poster sessions  for all four  days of the summit
    The Technology Playground for all four days of the summit
    The Virtual Kids World for all four days of the summit
    The Interactive Concert during the evening of the New Technologies days
    Media for All
    the population of the world is growing constantly and access to media becomes
    a major requirement for communication, education, work and play. Knowledge of
    the new contextual and technological developments becomes the tool for each
    individual wishing to have an active role in the future world.
    Young people -the next generation- are very eager  for and open to
    multicultural ideas and experiences. Every region of the world and all the
    people within each region, will have important roles to play in fture media.
    The challenge before all of us , developed world and developing- is how to
    bring out all of those voices.
    The conference day explores the ways in which media will become accessible to
    all communities , and also demonstrates the unique ways in which all people
    can contribute in this new exciting media dialogue. It won't always be about
    bringing the newest technology to the people, but about bringing the most
    appopriate media for the needs.
    Children Have A Say
    There is an increaing reconition of children's spending power and the
    acknowledgement of this has influenced the increase of children's television
    channels.(cable and satelllite services).
    The Children's Television Charter, based on the UN Rights of the Child,
    stretches children's right to receive quality programs, the right to see and
    express themselves, their culture, their language and their life experiences,
    through the media, which affirm the sense of self, community and place.
    Children have traditionally been seen as a special audience in debate about
    broadcasting- a vulnerable audience. Children's capacities to negotiate
    messages and actively work with the media have often been underestimated.
    The fourth day of the Summit will focus on the many manifestations of media
    literacy, media education, and research on children and the media. There will
    take place debates and discussions between young children , media practioners,
    media policy makers and researchers from all over the world in seminars,
    workshops, and master classes. Children will be actively invovled
    producing video programmes." Children have a say" will be approached from
    many various perspectives.
    *The 3rd World Summit on Media for Children brings together professionals
    from all over the world.
    *Aims at the creation of an audiovisual policy that supports the rights of
    * Offers the opportunity to a variety of cultural identities to be present
    and active during the scheduled events
    * Will demonstrate the creative diversities in culture, language and society
    as a basis for fruitful exhange and innovation.
    * Supports national participation and offers space and technical facilities
    for the creation of a national umbrella.
    * Works together with the European Union and NGO's to secure the
    participation of countries with lesser opportunities in information and
    * Suggest sponsorship opportunities for the participation of developing
    * Presents children's channels, festivals, production companies and all of
    the main players in the international audiovisual landscape.
    * Invites new media experts to participate in the New Media Technologies
    Exhibition and Forum and the Third World Summit Actual and Virtual
    * encourages the participation of researchers, academics and teachers
    * Provides special space for the presentation of educational audiovisual
    tools and programs.
    * Gives the chance to small and medium companies to comprehend the recent
    tendencies in production and distributions and identify their position in the
    global market.
                        European Children's Television Centre
                  20 Analipseos Street, Vrilissia 152 35, Athens, Greece
                   Tel. 30.1.6851.258
                    Fax 30.1.6817.987
                    e-mail : summit@children-media.org

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