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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 424.
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       [1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (28)
             Subject: Berkeley Digital Rights Management Conference

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (33)
             Subject: Copyright and Libraries--this week on Bill Moyers NOW

       [3] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (15)
             Subject: Digitization Workshops

       [4] From: Silvia Hansen <hansen@coli.uni-sb.de> (59)
             Subject: Last CfP: Multilingual Corpora: Linguistic
                     Requirements and Technical Perspectives

       [5] From: Ray Siemens <siemensr@mala.bc.ca> (89)
             Subject: FW: AoIR 2003

             Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:27:40 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Berkeley Digital Rights Management Conference

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 15, 2003

                               The Law & Technology of
                         Thur. Feb 27 - Sat. March 1, 2003
                        Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, California

             Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
                      and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal

    >Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 13:30:06 -0500
    >>From: Mairead Martin <maireadm@UTK.EDU>
    >Thursday, February 27- Saturday, March 1, 2003
    > Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management and
    > Systems at the University of California, Berkeley are pleased to announce
    > this year's groundbreaking conference on digital rights management.
    >As industry increasingly embraces digital delivery systems and looks to
    >technologists like you to develop and implement technological protection
    >measures to protect their information, it is increasingly important for
    >you to understand how your work intersects with intellectual property,
    >privacy, and contract law.
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             Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:28:32 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Copyright and Libraries--this week on Bill Moyers NOW

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 16, 2003

                   Copyright and Libraries--this week on Bill Moyers NOW
                      Friday January 17, 2002 at 9pm (Eastern) on PBS

    >From: Rina_Pantalony@pch.gc.ca
    >To: <david@ninch.org>
    >>Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 08:45:36 -0500
    >Coming up on NOW with Bill Moyers...
    >January 17, 2002 at 9p.m. E.T./P.T. on PBS
    >(check local listings at
    >Public libraries embody the American ideal that anybody can read, watch or
    >listen to just about anything they want to. With publications and
    >broadcasting delivered free by the Internet directly to homes, is the
    >information revolution making libraries obsolete? As more people can
    >access this content, the copyright owners -- in many cases large corporate
    >publishing entities -- are looking for ways to charge fees. A growing
    >chorus of lawyers, librarians, and educators fear the implications of
    >losing free access to information for everyone. Appearing on the program
    >are Nancy Kranich, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Patricia Schroeder, and Jack Valenti.
    >On Friday, January 17, 2003, at 9 P.M., on PBS (check local listings at
    ><http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html>http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html), NOW
    >with Bill Moyers takes a look into the digital future of intellectual
    >property and the debate that has pitted private control against the public
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             Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:29:47 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Digitization Workshops

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 16, 2003

               Digitization for Cultural and Heritage Professionals Workshop
                         May 11th-May 16th, 2003: UNC, Chapel Hill
                  Deadline for Early Bird Registration: March 1, 2003

                             School for Scanning: Los Angeles
                   "Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets"
                 Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
               April 23-25, 2003: The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
                 Deadline for Early Bird Registration: March 21, 2003

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             Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:30:57 +0000
             From: Silvia Hansen <hansen@coli.uni-sb.de>
             Subject: Last CfP: Multilingual Corpora: Linguistic Requirements
    and Technical Perspectives

            Apologies to those of you who receive this more than once

                              ** CALL FOR PAPERS **

                              Multilingual Corpora:
                Linguistic Requirements and Technical Perspectives

         A pre-conference workshop to be held at
                            Corpus Linguistics 2003

             Lancaster, 27 March 2003




    Stella Neumann (Department of Applied Linguistics, Translation and
    Silvia Hansen (Department of Computational Linguistics)

    Saarland University, Saarbrcken, Germany


    How do researchers go about building multilingual corpora? For the
    development of a linguistically interpreted corpus on the basis of more
    than one language there seem to be two methods: First, the multilingual
    corpus is split up into monolingual sub-corpora which are then annotated
    independently. For the second method, one language serves as the basis for
    building up and interpreting a multilingual corpus, whereas the other has
    to be adapted. Both methods, however, are rather problematic. They do not
    take sufficiently into account the differences and commonalities between
    the languages in question at each stage of corpus-based research, involving
    the comparability of the corpus design, the different kinds of
    segmentation, the diverging annotation schemes, the corpus representations
    and finally the again converging querying across different languages.
    Mistakes or inconsistencies which happen at one stage of the multilingual
    corpus development have negative influences on the following steps and
    result in worse mistakes or inconsistencies. Not only do these problems
    arise at each methodological step. They also multiply with the growing
    complexity of the research design. If the research aims at interpreting
    linguistic data on several levels, cross-linguistic comparability has to be
    taken into account on each level.

    The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers who formulate
    specific requirements of how to work with corpora under a linguistic
    perspective and engineers who can offer technical solutions but need the
    input of users to adapt their tools to the needs of the linguists. Within
    this context, questions like the following are to be discussed:
    - What happens, if the units under investigation diverge on the different
    - At present, the preferred solution is to use XML at all stages and on all
    layers. But is this really practicable?
    - Do linguists get along with stand-off mark-up?
    - Is this maybe a technical compromise?

    The workshop should result in a requirement catalogue in combination with
    technical solutions. It could thus serve as a starting point for the
    development of an annotation typology which takes into account different
    languages as well as different annotation layers. On the basis of this
    typology, the comparability of a multilingual multi-layer annotated corpus
    can be guaranteed. With this in mind, a multilingual corpus builder should
    be able to cope with possible problems in each of the above explained steps
    in corpus development.

    Papers are expected on the following questions:
    - linguistic requirements in the different methodological steps
    - state-of-the-art technical solutions
    - international standards which facilitate the development and exchange of
    multilingual corpora

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             Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:26:31 +0000
             From: Ray Siemens <siemensr@mala.bc.ca>
             Subject: FW: AoIR 2003

    From: parrishka [mailto:parrishka@sympatico.ca]
    Sent: January 15, 2003 7:30 AM
    To: coch-cosh-l

    Call for Papers - IR 4.0: Broadening the Band
    International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of
    Internet Researchers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 16-19, 2003

    Lead organizer Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto

    Submission site opens: January 15, 2003
    Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2003

    Conference Website:
    http://www.aoir.org/2003 | http://www.ecommons.net/aoir

    Digital communications networks such as the Internet are changing the
    way people interact with each other, with profound effects on social
    relations and institutions. Yet many remain excluded from access and
    meaningful participation. It is timely to consider who is included,
    who is excluded and what we now know about the composition and
    activities of online communities.

    Internet Research (IR) 4.0 will feature a variety of perspectives on
    Internet, organized under the theme Broadening the Band. As in
    previous conferences, the aim is to develop a coherent theoretical
    and pragmatic understanding of the Internet and those that are
    empowered and disenfranchised by it. IR 4.0 will bring together
    prominent scholars, researchers, creators, and practitioners from
    many disciplines, fields and countries for a program of
    presentations, panel discussions, and informal exchanges.

    IR 4.0 will take place at the Hilton Hotel in the heart of downtown
    Toronto. The conference is hosted by a team led by the Knowledge
    Media Design Institute (KMDI) and its partners at the University of
    Toronto. The IR 4.0 steering and working committees reflect the
    growing pan-Canadian network of Internet researchers, including
    members from Quebec, Alberta, and New Brunswick, in addition to the
    local contingent from Toronto, York and Ryerson Universities.

    This year's theme, Broadening the Band, encourages wide participation
    from diverse disciplines, communities, and points of view. Under the
    umbrella theme, contributors are called to reflect upon, theorize and
    articulate what we know from within the emerging interdisciplinary
    space known as Internet Research.

    In a cultural sense, the theme calls attention to the need to examine
    access, inclusion and exclusion in online communities. What role do
    race, gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, age,
    geography, and other factors play in the degree of online
    participation? What are the indicators of meaningful participation?

    In a technical sense, the theme points to the development of
    broadband, wireless and post-internet networks and applications that
    are currently coming on-stream including community, private, public
    as well as national research networks (e.g. CA*net 4, Internet 2).
    We plan to use these technologies to make the conference an
    internet-mediated and internationally accessible event.

    In an organizational sense, the theme reflects a widening of AoIR's
    reach to include more researchers and constituencies involved in the
    evolution of the Internet. French language presentations will be
    included in the call for papers for the first time. Researchers and
    practitioners in the arts and culture sectors are encouraged to
    participate alongside social scientists and humanities scholars and

    In a thematic sense, "Broadening the Band" suggests widening the
    scope of topics and problematics considered within past conferences,
    while retaining the consistent emphasis on rigorous research work.
    This call for papers thus initiates an inclusive search for
    theoretical and methodological correspondences between this expanding
    theme and the many disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches that
    are required to address it with precision.

    Possible Topics:
    - Who is bridging what: questions and answers on the digital divide
    - New directions in digital art
    - E-me, e-you? (E- Health, E-Governance, E-Commerce,E-Business,
    E-games, E-entertainment, E-other)
    - Ethnicity, Race, Identity, Gender, Sexuality, Language(s) and
    Diverse Cultural Contexts Online
    - Who Decides: Ethics, Law, Politics and Policy of the Internet
    - We can't measure that, can we? Meaningful Indicators for Internet
    Access, Participation, Use and Effects
    - Who owns what? Value, Space, and Commons on the Internet
    - Is there an Author, a Publisher, or writing on the internet?
    - Transformed by Technics: New Technologies and The Post-Internet Age
    - Who is watching your computer, when You're not watching it....
    - When we are glocal: the internet in global and local manifestations
    - I put my lesson plans on the internet, what changed? Teaching,
    Learning and the Internet
    - Digital media and terror/ism: global flows, economies, and surveillance
    - Social movements, net-based activism, and hactivism in a global arena
    - Which methods, whose theories? determining approaches to internet research
    - Why did we digitize that, and what's it worth? Exploring the value
    of digital content

    This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather to trigger ideas
    and encourage submissions from a range of disciplines. The organizers
    will take an active role in generating and joining the various
    interests into appropriate formats.

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