19.332 conferences, symposium

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 06:22:02 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 332.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "marija dalbello" <dalbello_at_scils.rutgers.edu> (232)
         Subject: CFP: LIDA 2006, 29 May - 4 June 2006, Dubrovnik,

   [2] From: "Paul Spence" <paul.spence_at_KCL.AC.UK> (99)
         Subject: CLiP 2006 - First call for papers and posters

   [3] From: "McAlpine, Kenneth" <K.McAlpine_at_abertay.ac.uk> (14)
         Subject: International Colloquium on Digital Heritage and

         Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 06:15:58 +0100
         From: "marija dalbello" <dalbello_at_scils.rutgers.edu>
         Subject: CFP: LIDA 2006, 29 May - 4 June 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Annual Course and Conference:

     *Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia
     29 May =AD 4 June 2006

Inter-University Centre (http://www.iuc.hr)
Don Ivana Bulica 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, and
Hotel Odisej, island Mljet, Pomena, Croatia (http://www.hotelodisej.hr)

Course web site: http://www.ffos.hr/lida/
Course email: lida_at_ffos.hr

The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the
Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and
challenging environment for libraries and information systems and
services in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining
contemporary problems, advances and solutions. Each year a different and
=91hot=92 theme is addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covers
research and development and the second part addresses advances in
applications and practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers,
practitioners, and developers in a forum for personal exchanges,
discussions, and learning, made easier by being held in memorable

Themes LIDA 2006

         *Part* I. Cultural, social and institutional effects and place of
digital libraries.

Digital libraries are a world wide success, even though they are barely a
decade old. Technology provides unprecedented access to a growing number
of digital resources and library services. Digital libraries have spread
in many fields, areas and institutions. Growth in their use is
extraordinary. Numerous innovative practices have been developed and more
are underway that account for this success and increased use
globally. In fact, digital libraries are becoming a phenomenon with wide
spread effects above and beyond libraries proper.

The goal of the first part of LIDA 2006 is to explore the place and role
of digital libraries in the wider realm of culture and society, as well as
in the specific realm of organizations or institutions where they are
housed. Of interest is to examine the effects that digital libraries have
on social and cultural environment and on institutional practices.
Included are role and effects of digital libraries in specific areas, such
as education, science, humanities, scholarship, publishing or given
disciplines and professions, and as related to specific cultural and
social institutions, such as museums, academies, historical societies, or
government, as well as specific institutions, such as universities,
academic departments, research institutes, hospitals and the like.
Contributions cover research and scholarly papers and posters.
Invited are contributions (types described below) covering the
following topics:

       * social and global aspects of digital libraries; effect of digital
         libraries on scholarship, education, arts, and culture in general
or on specific institutions in particular
       * cultural, social, and institutional roles of digital libraries *
contributions to these roles of innovative features, services,
         practices, modes of access, and structures in digital libraries
       * changes in cultural, social and institutional practices due to
         digital libraries =AD e.g. changes in education, professional
practice, research, universities =85
       * projects that cross digital libraries, museums, archives, and/or
         other institutions
       * studies of impact, value or significance of digital libraries *
barriers and obstacles to success of digital libraries in society
         and institutions.

         *Part II. Building a digital library for children and young adults*

A variety of libraries (and not only libraries but other institutions and
organizations of all shapes and sizes) are concerned with building or
improving a digital library in their own domain, and for their users. As a
consequence, digital libraries are reaching out to specific
audiences and providing digital resources and services geared toward that
audience. Traditionally, libraries all over the globe have
successfully developed and provided collections and services for
children and young adults. Now they are moving in a big way to develop and
provide digital library resources and services for that audience. Besides
being challenging, this is a highly motivated area, with great potential
and prospects, some of them already realized.

The goal of the second part of LIDA 2006 is to share experiences from
practice and research in development and operation of digital library
resources and services specifically devoted to children and young
adults. This involves existing state-of-the-art resources and services, as
well s those that are on the drawing board or are contemplated for the
future. On the practical side included are statements of principles and
examples of best practices. On the research side, invited are
examples of use of study results in areas such as literacy in
information age in development of digital libraries for children and young
adults. Contributions cover papers, posters, workshops and

Contributions are invited that approach building, maintaining, and
improving digital libraries for children and young adults from a number of
perspectives. These include:

       * types of contents and services provided by digital libraries for
         children and young adults in public and other libraries and all
schools =AD from preschools to high schools
       * steps in design, development, and implementation of a digital
         library for that audience
       * enabling the use of digital libraries for children and teens *
student learning in libraries in the digital age; implications for
         information literacy
       * cultural heritage digital libraries in variety of institutions
         (museums, archives, variety of cultural institutors, government)
oriented toward that audience
       * digital libraries and special education
       * experiences in establishing digital libraries in schools and
         public libraries in small or isolated library environments;
cooperative approaches; promoting and safeguarding the library;
effects in their community
       * library web sites for children and young adults =AD reaching out
         beyond the library
       * =93if you build will they come?=94 - needs, knowledge, skills of
         participant population; experiences with involving potential users
=AD children, young adults, parents, teachers - in building and
operating a digital library
       * necessary competencies and continuing education for librarians and
         information professionals in libraries or library services for
children and young adults
       * evaluation of digital libraries for that audience
_ _

         *Types of contributions*

Invited are the following types of contributions:

1. Papers: research studies and reports on advances that will be
presented at the conference and included on the conference Web site.
Papers of up to 4000 words in length should be submitted, following the
American Psychological Association
(APA-http://www.apastyle.org/index.html) style, followed, among others, by
the _Journal of the American Society for Information Science and
Technology_ (JASIST http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/jasis.html) and
_Information Processing & Management_

The papers will be refereed and published in /LIDA 2006 Proceedings/.

2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies,
advances, examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be
presented in a special poster session. An award will be given for Best
Posters. Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or two-
page paper.

3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services,
interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be
presented during the conference in specialized facilities or
presented in special demonstration sessions. These should involve some
aspect of users and use. Proposals for demonstration should provide short
description and a URL address, if available.

4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and
educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the
main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared
with workshop organizers. Proposals for workshops should include a short
description, with indication of level and potential audience.

Submissions should be in electronic form (as attachments to email). to
Prof. Tatjana Aparac at taparac_at_ffos.hr.
Inquires can also be addressed to the co-chair of the conference Prof.
Tefko Saracevic and Program Chairs for Part II. Prof. Carol Kuhlthau. and
Prof. Ross Todd. Full addresses are provided below.
All submissions will be refereed.


For papers and workshops 10 January 2006. Acceptance by 10
February 2006.

For demonstrations and posters: 10 February 2006. Acceptance
by 1 March 2006.

Final submission for all 15 March 2006.

         *Invitation to institutions*

    We are inviting libraries, information agencies, professional
organizations, publishers, and service providers to consider
participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit
about their products, services or advances, or by presenting a paper or
poster about their activities. Sponsorship of an event is also invited.
Institutions can benefit as well: We will provide course materials to
participants so that they can communicate, instruct, and transfer topics
of interest to their institution. Thus, we are organizing LIDA to reach a
wider audience.

         *Organization and submission addresses*
_ _

Course co-directors and Program Chairs for Part I:

Department of Information Sciences
Faculty of Education
University of Osijek
Lorenza Jaegera 9, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 6120111/231 Fax: +385 1 6156879
Email: taparac_at_ffos.hr

School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 USA
Tel.: +1(732)932-7500/ extension 8222 Fax: (732)932-6916
Email: tefko_at_scils.rutgers.edu


Program co-chairs for Part II:

School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
Tel: +1(732)932-7500/ ext. 8217; Fax: +1(732)932-6916
Email: kuhlthau_at_scils.rutgers.edu

School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
Tel: +1(732)932-7500/ ext. 8223; Fax: +1(732)932-6916
Email: rtodd_at_scils.rutgers.edu



The first part of LIDA 2006 will be held in Dubrovnik and for the second
part the conference will move to island Mljet, less than a two-hour ride
from Dubrovnik on a fast catamaran. Pre-conference workshops are planned
for 29 May 2006 and post-conference workshops for 3 June 2006.

Dubrovnik, Croatia is among the unique cities in the world, recognized as
one of the World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO. It is a walled city,
preserved as it existed in medieval times. A beautiful natural location on
the Adriatic Sea, a lavish architecture of squares, palaces, and churches,
small, intriguing hill-hugging streets, pedestrian-only traffic within the
walls, outings to the enchanting near-by islands - all these and more
combine to make Dubrovnik one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
For Croatia see http://www.croatia.hr/ and for Dubrovnik
http://web.tzdubrovnik.hr; travel information at

Mljet is one of the most enchanting islands in the Adriatic, a sea that
abounds with beautiful islands to start with. Hotel Odisej is in a small
harbor. Near the hotel is the entrance to Mljet National Park with lush
vegetation surrounding three inland lakes, a small island with a
monastery in the middle lake, paths for walking, and spots for swimming in
the blue and green sea. For Mljet National Park see
http://www.np-mljet.hr/ and for hotel Odisej (with further information
about the surroundings) see http://www.hotelodisej.hr.


   Marija Dalbello, Ph.D.
   Assistant Professor
   Department of Library and Information Science
   School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
   Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
   4 Huntington Street
   New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1071
   Voice: 732.932.7500 / 8215
   Internet: dalbello_at_scils.rutgers.edu

         Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 06:16:42 +0100
         From: "Paul Spence" <paul.spence_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: CLiP 2006 - First call for papers and posters

The 7th Computers, Literature and Philology (CLiP) conference:
'Literatures, Languages and Cultural Heritage in a digital world'

Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, UK
Thursday 29 June - Saturday 1 July 2006


The international Computers, Literature and Philology (CLiP) conference has
taken place at a variety of European universities since the first conference
in 1998. The initiative for the first seminar was taken by literary scholars
who were not only aware of the importance of new technologies for the
humanities, but also of what the humanities had contributed to the creation
of digital culture in general and to the content of the Internet in

The discussions at CLiP conferences focus on the integration of Philology
and Information Technology. In this context, 'Literature' and 'Philology'
are to be understood in more general terms. 'Literature' means all sorts of
texts (spoken, written, hypertext etc.), which may also contain images,
sound materials, graphs etc. 'Philology' means the scholarship devoted to
these texts from diverse perspectives. The theoretical and practical
questions posed by the creation of digital materials and the integration of
Philology and media technologies are debated. The implications for research
and teaching are examined and current projects in the field are presented.

This conference can best be seen as a three-day seminar, in that there are
no parallel sessions, there is as coherent an academic focus as possible and
the participation of young scholars is actively encouraged. One of the key
objectives of CLiP is to open an independent humanities computing space
specifically - although not exclusively - dedicated to the emerging
humanities computing communities in the fields of study that are relevant to
the Romance languages areas.

CLiP conferences approach these issues from a multicultural European
perspective and aim to foment international collaboration in research and
teaching as a result. These discussions are part of the international debate
about the discipline of Humanities Computing which is happening at the
interface between the Humanities and Information Technology. The
participants are also interested in the exchange of ideas, methods and
techniques with scholars from outside Europe.


We welcome submissions that discuss any aspect of the interface between
languages, literature, cultural heritage and Information Technology.

Suitable topics for proposals might include:

   * literary and linguistic research including:

          * text encoding systems;
          * digital publishing;
          * digital editions;
          * digital philology;
          * text analysis;
          * text corpora;
          * linguistics, particularly corpus linguistics;
          * new media approaches to the field

   * multingualism and multiculturalism

          * access of cultural heritage in a multilingual environment;
          * theoretical and practical treatment of issues related to
multilingualism and multiculturalism;
          * the development of standards/guidelines and generic digital
approaches, particularly those appropriate to multilingual and multicultural

   * education and training

          * the impact of computing on education and training from a
multilingual and multicultural perspective;
          * the specific role of technology in languages

   * humanities computing as a field

          * critical evaluation of the role and impact of new technologies on
the humanities and its wider social significance;
          * the role of humanities computing in fomenting interdisciplinarity;
          * international policies for humanities computing;
          * humanities computing from a global perspective


Submissions may be of two types:

     1. Papers. Abstract submissions should be of 500-1000 words. The duration
of each paper will be 20 minutes. Submissions are peer-reviewed.

     2. Posters/demonstrations. These will consist of poster presentations or
demonstrations of software and will also be peer-reviewed.
They will typically be appropriate for those seeking to demonstrate current
projects and other work in progress. Posters will be displayed throughout
the conference in a central area to ensure maximum opportunity for
feedback/discussion with other delegates. Proposals for posters/software
demonstrations should be submitted as short abstracts of no more than 250


A prize will be awarded to the best poster.


We anticipate that a limited number of bursaries will be available for young
scholars who have their paper or poster submission accepted. The deadlines
for application for bursaries is January 30, 2006.


Submissions may be in Spanish, Italian, German, French or English.


Presentations may be given in the language of the accepted abstract. If the
language is not English we strongly recommend the use of slides in English
to facilitate comprehension. If the language is English, we strongly
recommend the use of slides in one of the other languages named above.


The deadline for paper and poster submissions is December 8, 2005.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 27, 2006


The conference website is at: http://www.cch.kcl.ac.uk/clip2006/

Please see website for versions of Call for papers in other languages.

         Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 06:19:21 +0100
         From: "McAlpine, Kenneth" <K.McAlpine_at_abertay.ac.uk>
         Subject: International Colloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation

The University of Abertay Dundee in conjunction with the Patrick
Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust will host an International
Colloquium on Digital Heritage and Preservation on Thursday 10 November, 2005.

The colloquium is intended to explore the application of digital
technologies to the fields of preservation, archiving and
curatorship, and will provide stimulating presernations from a number
of leading figures in the field.

Alongside the colloquium will run an exhibition of representative
methods for archiving and collection, and which features pieces from
the Universities of Stanford, Venice and, of course, Abertay Dundee.

Full details of the event may be found at www.thedigitalcurator.org.

Dr Kenny McAlpine
Lecturer in Computer Arts
University of Abertay Dundee
Received on Wed Oct 12 2005 - 01:53:38 EDT

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