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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 667.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 22:02:12 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: CONFERENCES: E-Books 2001 (London); DRH 2001 (London) -
    Deadline Extended

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    February 13, 2001

                                       E-Books 2001
                         March 20, 2001: University of London

               Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference (DRH2001)
                            July 8-10: University of London
                        School of Oriental and African Studies

    Two conferences, both coincidentally at the School of Oriental and African
    Studies at the University of London, have announcements. E-Books 2001 will
    take place shortly, March 20. DRH2001, taking place July 8-10 has extended
    its call for papers until Sat Feb 24.

    David Green

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    E-Books 2001

    Sponsored by
    LITC, South Bank University
    the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) / DNER
    Dawson Books

    Tuesday 20th March 2001 10.00 - 17.00
    SOAS Brunei Gallery, London, UK

    This conference brings together information service managers,
    librarians, publishers and booksellers to explore the opportunities and
    challenges created by electronic books. It will feature expert speakers
    from different parts of the publishing industry and education and
    provide opportunities for discussion, evaluation and debate.

    Speakers will examine some of the different hardware and software
    technologies and standards in use; and offer evaluations of varying
    business models for the different market players. How are electronic
    books going to change the publishing industry? The conference will also
    look at how E-Books might affect library acquisitions, and consider what
    service benefits and problems they might create. It will be of great
    interest to anyone involved in the book industry.

    Session chairs: John Akeroyd, Mel Collier, Diane Kerr, Hazel Woodward,

    * Keynote and overview
    by Rick Lugg and Ruth Fischer of R2 Consulting, New Hampshire, who have
    recently mapped the E-Books industry

    * the E-books company perspective
    speakers will include new players netLibrary and the director of Questia

    * the publishers' perspective
    including representatives of CUP and Taylor and Francis

    * the library perspective
    speakers including Carolyn Rawlinson of Stirling University (Heron), and
    Ray Lonsdale and Chris Armstrong, University of Wales Aberystwyth

    A panel session will discuss economic models and use scenarios

    Cost to delegates including lunch 65 Pounds.

    To book use the booking form at

    Questions about the conference should be directed to Sarah Connolly [+011
    44 [0]207 815 7870, or email connolsm@sbu.ac.uk


              Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference (DRH2001)
                            July 8-10: University of London
                        School of Oriental and African Studies

    >Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:24:25 +0000
    >Reply-To: Liz Lewis <liz.lewis@ahds.ac.uk>
    >>Data Service, foc" <AHDS-ALL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
    >From: Liz Lewis <liz.lewis@ahds.ac.uk>
    >Subject: DRH 2001 CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline extended

    [Please note: all submissions and correspondence concerning the conference
    should be addressed to Andrew Prescott, a.prescott@shef.ac.uk]


    The DRH conferences

    The annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference is the major
    forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the digitization of our
    cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic resource to
    further research; the teacher gathering Web resources into an online
    learning environment; the publisher or broadcaster integrating print or
    analogue with the digital to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator
    or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the
    digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and
    scholarship; the computer or information scientist seeking to apply new
    developments to the creation, exploitation and management of humanities
    resources. A volume of select papers from the conferences is published

    DRH 2001

    DRH 2001 will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
    University of London, Malet Street, London WC1 from 8-10 July 2001. Format
    The academic programme of the conference will comprise academic papers,
    panel discussions, and poster presentations. An exhibition of products and
    services of interest to participants will form an important part of the
    conference. The conference is known for its friendly atmosphere and
    welcomes developers and users of digital resources from, amongst others,
    universities, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, broadcasters,
    publishers and community groups. The conference social programme will, we
    hope, encourage informal discussion and the chance to make lasting
    contacts between members of the different groups represented.


    The Conference Programme Committee seeks proposals for papers, panel
    sessions and posters relating to the creation and use of digital resources
    in all aspects of work in the humanities. Prospective speakers are asked
    to bear in mind the following points: - Paper and session proposals should
    seek to develop themes and intellectual approaches which will be of
    interest and relevance across the subject domain; it is not sufficient
    simply to outline recent work on an individual project. Papers should take
    account of, and seek to address, strategic themes across the subject
    domain. Preference will be given to papers which outline innovative
    technical approaches or explore subject areas which have been generally
    neglected by the humanities computing community. Areas on which DRH
    conferences have particularly concentrated in the past have included the
    creation of digital resources, providing access to digital projects, and
    digital preservation. The Conference Programme Committee from DRH 2001
    will particularly also welcome proposals which relate to the following

    Visualisation of data: the use of graphical interfaces, GIS and other
    techniques for the exploration of data sets. What are the major issues for
    the use of these technologies by humanities scholars? What new insights do
    they offer for those working in the humanities?

    A managed digital environment: How far and in what ways do the initiatives
    to knit together, coordinate and develop existing initiatives for the
    creation of digital resources address the needs of humanities researchers?
    What shape should the future digital humanities environment be? How can
    digital initiatives be used to create new communities and to support
    initiatives to consolidate such communities (as, for example, in the use
    of digital technologies in support of an e-Europe)?

    Diversity and multi-culturalism: How can the creation and dissemination of
    digital resources in the humanities help to underpin and further a
    multi-cultural society? What are the major issues in creating and
    accessing digital resources for different groups in society? What
    technical issues affect the use of digital resources to further a policy
    of social inclusiveness? How can network technologies be used to support
    community programmes?

    World Wide access: How can the development of humanities digital resources
    support the creation of genuinely international access to the new
    e-culture? How can digital technologies support the work of humanities
    scholars working on subjects connected with Asia and Africa?

    Convergence: How will the anticipated convergence between televisual,
    communication and computing media affect research in the humanities? What
    new opportunities does it offer?

    Submitting Proposals

    The deadline for submitting proposals is 24 February 2001 and
    notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 30 March 2001. Please note
    that all participants in the conference, including speakers, are expected
    to pay their own conference and accommodation costs. We hope, however, to
    offer a limited number of bursaries covering the conference fee for
    certain categories of participant. All proposals will be reviewed by at
    least two referees with relevant expertise. The final decision on
    acceptance into the conference programme rests with the Programme

    For all type of proposal, authors are encouraged to provide a clear
    overview of the work to be presented; state how the proposal relates to
    the themes of the conference; outline any original or innovative methods,
    technical solutions or conclusions; outline the demonstrable value of the
    work to the broad humanities community. All proposals should be submitted
    in English. All proposals should include full name, institutional
    affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax and e-mail details for all
    participants. All abstracts will be printed in the conference book of

    Papers: We invite proposals for conference papers lasting no more than 20
    minutes. Proposals should be between 750 and 1,000 words. Papers will be
    grouped into sessions of three papers. You are welcome to propose a
    session of three papers relating to a specific theme. In this case,
    session organisers should provide a clear description (c.250 words) of how
    the papers relate to each other, in addition to the three abstracts.
    Please note that all proposals for papers, whether individual submissions
    or part of a themed session, will be independently reviewed.

    Themed Panel Sessions: We invite proposals for themed panel sessions
    lasting no more than 90 minutes. Proposals should be between 1,000-1,500
    words. The panel organiser should include details of the individuals or
    organisations who have agreed to form the panel. Panel sessions are
    intended to provide a forum for discussion of a specific theme or issue,
    introduced by panel members.

    Posters: We invite proposals for posters. Proposals should be between 750
    and 1,000 words. Posters provide the opportunity for a visual, rather than
    oral, presentation of work within an informal atmosphere. Posters will be
    on display throughout the conference in a prominent area. Posters should
    not include software demonstrations. Where a software demonstration is
    required, the proposer should apply to be an exhibitor at the academic

    Please forward all proposals and abstracts to the Chair of the Programme
    Committee, Professor Andrew Prescott, University of Sheffield

    Conference Publications: A book of abstracts, containing the revised
    versions of all accepted papers, panel sessions and posters, will be
    provided to all conference delegates. These abstracts will also be
    published on the conference web site. A volume of Selected Papers will be
    published following the conference. Everyone who presents a paper at the
    conference will be invited to submit a full version of their paper for
    consideration for the publication.

    Organisation: The Programme Committee, which has responsibility for the
    academic programme of the conference, is chaired by Professor Andrew
    Prescott of the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield. A
    list of the programme committee will shortly be posted on the DRH website

    Call for hosts for DRH 2003

    The DRH Standing Committee warmly invites proposals to host the DRH
    conference in 2003 Prospective applicants should refer to the conference
    Protocol and to other information on the DRH web site. Colleagues wishing
    to host the conference should write in the first instance to the Chair of
    the Standing Committee, Dr Marilyn Deegan, at marilyn.deegan@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

    AHC Strand

    The 1999 DRH conference, at King's College London, was held in conjunction
    with the annual conference of the Association for History and Computing
    (UK). DRH 2001 will follow this very successful experience by including a
    substantial AHC strand of sessions, lasting for at least one day. The AHC
    strand will represent a conference within a conference, in which AHC
    members will have an opportunity to give and to hear papers on historical
    computing, while benefiting from cross-fertilisation with other humanists
    with similar interests. Proposals for papers in the AHC strand will be
    sent to the AHC (UK) committee, who will arrange for them to be refereed.

    The AHC's aims are to promote and develop interest in the use of computers
    in all types of historical study at every level, in both teaching and
    research. Recent years have seen the Association move from its
    traditional emphasis upon quantitative methods and database management to
    greater concern with such issues as digitisation, Web-based publication,
    teaching and learning with digital resources, and improving access to
    digital resources and archival holdings. The AHC invites papers on these
    and other aspects of the application of computers, whether for research,
    teaching or archives. In line with the rest of the DRH conference,
    African and oriental topics are particularly welcome, but papers may be
    submitted on any historical topic.

    Andrew Prescott
    Humanities Research Institute
    Floor 14, Arts Tower
    University of Sheffield
    Sheffield S10 2TN


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