16.160 School for Scanning; Visual Representations conference

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 160.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (159)
             Subject: European Workshops: School for Scanning, Hague;
                     ERPANET XML, Urbino

       [2] From: "Prof S.R.L. Clark" <srlclark@liverpool.ac.uk> (87)
             Subject: Reminder - Visual Representations + Liverpool (fwd)

             Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 06:47:11 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: European Workshops: School for Scanning, Hague; ERPANET
    XML, Urbino

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    August 14, 2002

    School for Scanning: Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets
    The Hague, The Netherlands: October 16-18, 2002
                             U.S. Participation limited to 20

                                   * * * *

            ERPANET Announces Experts' Workshop on XML as Preservation Strategy
                         Urbino, Italy: October, 9th-11th 2002

    >Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 11:22:03 -0400
    >From: "Holly Houghton" <hhoughton@nedcc.org>
    >The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Announces:School for
    Scanning: Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    October 16-18, 2002
    Koninklijke Bibliotheek - The National Library of the Netherlands
    The Hague, The Netherlands

    The conference, which will be presented entirely in English, is funded in
    part by The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the
    Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). It is co-sponsored by the European
    Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) and the Koninklijke
    Bibliotheek - The National Library of the Netherlands (KB).

    What is the School for Scanning? This conference provides current and
    essential information for collections managers who are seeking to create,
    manage, and preserve digital assets. Participants will leave the
    conference better equipped to make informed choices regarding management of
    their digital projects. Although significant technical content will be
    presented, this is not a technician-training program. Conference content
    will include:

       Envisioning Our Digital Future
    Quality Control & Costs
    Copyright & Other Legal Issues
    Content Selection for Digitization

    Digital Asset Management
    Digital Longevity & Preservation
    Text & Image Digitization

    Who Should Attend? 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. The complexion of this conference evolves with the
    technology. Although an audience of 150+ attendees is expected, the number
    of North American participants will be limited to 20.

       Registration information and a detailed agenda can be found at NEDCC's
    Website at
    . Questions specifically concerning registration procedures and
    information should be directed to Ginny Hughes at


    URBINO, ITALY: October, 9th-11th 2002
    EXPERTS WORKSHOP ON XML: Urbino, 9th - 11th October

    ERPANET, a European Commission funded project, is pleased to announce its
    second workshop event. It will address the relationship between digital
    preservation and XML. This event offers experts in this subject the
    opportunity to take part in an investigation of key topics in digital

    See the following details.

    WORKSHOP ON XML AS A PRESERVATION STRATEGY: Urbino, 9th - 11th October 2002

    XML is increasingly being used as a means for providing access to digital
    information and for preservation purposes. The focus of this second ERPANET
    workshop will concentrate on using XML as a tool in preserving the
    long-term value of this digital information. After introducing some key
    areas of digital preservation (metadata and trusted repositories), the
    workshop will facilitate a forum for discussing the strengths and
    weaknesses of XML. Practical experiences so far, issues with respect to
    different types of digital objects, and XML in the context of digital
    preservation strategies will be covered.

    The workshop will focus on six main areas:
    -Introduction in digital preservation (some principles) and the
    possible/potential role of XML
    -The role of XML as an exchange standard (e.g. METS) for distributed archives
    -XML as a preservation strategy (San Diego project; persistent objects),
    including different types of digital objects.
    -Some practical experiences
    -Preservation metadata and XML
    -Issues that should be further explored, investigated (building the
    research agenda)

    Who will benefit from attending the seminar?
    - Digital Information providers
    - Digital Information archivists
    - IT practitioners and experts
    - Public sector bodies
    - Content providers
    - Organisations with a stake in the long-term preservation of digital objects

    Benefits from attendance include:
    - Discussion of XML as a preservation strategy
    - An understanding of the variety of uses of XML
    - Access to practical examples and case studies
    - Interaction with experts and practitioners
    - Knowledge of tools for access
    - Knowledge of tools for preservation


    Opening: 9th October at 9.30
    Closing: 11th October at 16:30

    Introductory speakers will include among others Andreas Rauber (ECDL),
    representatives from S.Diego Supercomputer Center, Ministero delleconomia e
    delle finanze. Specific experience will also be presented.

    Venue: Facolta' di giuridsprudenza, Aula magna, Urbino

    To register:
    Registration costs: 100 Euros. To receive joining instructions, please
    register before 20th September at: www.erpanet.org/php/urbino/workshop.htm
    For more details, contact: Italian.Editor@erpanet.org
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             Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 06:46:30 +0100
             From: "Prof S.R.L. Clark" <srlclark@liverpool.ac.uk>
             Subject: Reminder - Visual Representations + Liverpool (fwd)

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 16:33:46 +0100
    From: R.C.Paton@csc.liv.ac.uk
    To: srlclark@liverpool.ac.uk

    2nd International Workshop on
    Liverpool, September 9 - 12, 2002

    VRI 2 brings together researchers working in a wide range of
    subjects whose work concerns visual representations and

    The programme, a preliminary version of which is available at


    includes talks from artists, art historians, biologists,
    cognitive scientists, computer scientists, engineers, linguists,
    logicians, mathematicians, medical scientists, philosophers,
    physicists, psychologists and social scientists.

    You can register for VRI 2 on-line: see


    for details.

    The value of multi-disciplinary research, the exchanging of ideas
    and methods across traditional discipline boundaries, is well
    recognised. It could be argued that many of the advances in
    science and engineering take place because the ideas, methods
    and the tools of thought from one discipline become re-applied in

    The topic of "the visual" has become increasingly important as
    advances in technology have led to multi-media and multi-modal
    representations, and extended the range and scope of visual
    representation and interpretation in our lives. Under this broad
    heading there are many different perspectives and approaches,
    from across the entire spectrum of human knowledge and activity.
    The development of advanced graphics for computer games and film
    animations, for example, has drawn on and led developments in
    computational geometry. Even outside the technological sphere,
    recent controversies over artworks which some have considered to
    be blasphemous show the power of the visual to manifest wildly
    different interpretations, and to become a topic of everyday
    conversation and a focus of political activity.

    One goal of this workshop on Visual Representations and
    Interpretations is to break down cross-disciplinary barriers, by
    bringing together people working in a wide variety of disciplines
    where visual representations and interpretations are exploited.
    The first Workshop on Visual Representations and Interpretations
    was held in Liverpool in 1998. Contributions to the workshop came
    from researchers actively investigating visual representations and
    interpretations in a wide variety of areas including:

    art, architecture, biology, chemistry, clinical medicine,
    cognitive science, computer science, education, engineering,
    graphic design, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics,
    psychology and social science.

    VRI 2 aims to build on this good beginning, and to provide a forum
    for wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary discussion on visual
    representations and interpretations.

    The Conference will take place at the Moathouse Hotel in the centre
    of Liverpool. Registration details, and the on-line registration form,
    which also allows you to book accommodation, is available at



    Caroline Baillie (Liverpool, UK)
    Michael Biggs (Hertfordshire, UK)
    Ernst Binz (Mannheim, Germany)
    Nicola Dioguardi (Milan, Italy)
    Andree Ehresmann (Amiens, France)
    Paul Fishwick (Gainesville, USA)
    ean-Louis Giavitto (Evry, France)
    Joseph Goguen (San Diego, USA)
    David Goodsell (La Jolla, USA)
    Leo Groarke (Waterloo, Canada)
    Rom Harre (Oxford, UK and Washington, USA)
    Robin Hendry (Durham, UK)
    Mike Holcombe (Sheffield, UK)
    John Lee (Edinburgh, UK)
    Charles Lund (Newcastle, UK)
    Michael Leyton (New York, USA)
    Peter McBurney (Liverpool, UK)
    Grant Malcolm (Liverpool, UK; Conference Chair)
    Mary Meyer (Los Alamos, USA)
    Irene Neilson (Liverpool, UK)
    Ray Paton (Liverpool, UK)
    Walter Schempp (Seigen, Germany)

    Questions and inquiries should be directed to:
    Grant Malcolm or Ray Paton
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Liverpool

    Email: G.R.Malcolm@csc.liv.ac.uk or R.C.Paton@csc.liv.ac.uk

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