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Date:         Sat, 4 Oct 2008 08:20:22 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.245 events: digital curation; semantic analysis; textual computing
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 245.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          126)
         Subject: DigCCurr2009

   [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <>    42)
         Subject: Semantic Analysis Technology

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          166)
         Subject: Digital Humanities: Expanding Textualities

         Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:42:35 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: DigCCurr2009

From: Helen Tibbo
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 18:35:38 +0100

In light of several requests, we are extending the deadline for long
paper, poster, panels, and short paper submissions to DigCCurr2009 to
OCTOBER 13, 2008. Looking forward to seeing everyone interested in
digital curation in Chapel Hill the first week of April. We will be
publishing an actual proceedings volume and all submissions will be peer
reviewed. Come join us in *The Southern Part of Heaven* in our loveliest
month, April. -Helen

DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects

April 1-3, 2009, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

OCTOBER 13, 2008 Proposals due for contributed papers, panels and

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North
Carolina is pleased to announce our second digital curation curriculum
symposium. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and
Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future:
Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr)
project. DigCCurr is a three-year (2006-2009), Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS)-funded collaboration between SILS and the
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The primary goals
of the DigCCurr project are to develop a graduate-level curricular
framework, course modules, and experiential components to prepare
students for digital curation in various environments. DigCCurr
initiatives in support of this goal are informed by representatives from
the project=C2=92s collaborating institutions as well as an Advisory Board of
experts from Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherland, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom and the United States.

The first symposium, DigCCurr2007: An International Symposium in Digital
Curation, was held April 18- 20, 2007, attracting nearly 300 attendees
from ten countries. Participants explored the definition of digital
curation and what skills are necessary for digital curation
professionals working in libraries, archives, museums, data centers, and
other data-intensive organizations. DigCCurr2009 will continue this
theme, focusing on current practice and research surrounding digital
curation with a look toward the future, and trends in preparing digital
curation professionals.


We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics, including but not
limited to the following:

-- Digital curation synergies and collaboration: What are the challenges
and opportunities for regional, national, and global cooperation and
collaboration in digital curation practices and research? How do we
approach these effectively? Where do practices and research converge and
diverge across different organizational mandates and requirements?
Strategies for building and leveraging relations and cooperation among a
global audience of digital curation researchers and educators for
improved delivery of digital curation research and practice
opportunities for emerging professionals.

-- Teaching and training at the international level: What are the
barriers and advantages in providing quality and comparable education?
How does the profession traverse credentials and certification? Graduate
education and continuing education for practitioners; Examination of
current teaching tools; Recruiting students; Perceptions on the changing
professional competencies and personal attributes for employment in
digital curation environments.

-- Digital curation in relation to archives and museums: How is the
environment shaping traditional responsibilities? How are synergies
developing across libraries, archives, and museums? What are core
competencies in digital curation? Can we develop common ground among
participating disciplines and entities? What are implications for
various professions, and what issues do the professions need to
addressing separately?

-- What is going on in real life with the curation of digital resources?
We encourage people to undertake small-scale studies in order to share
data and case studies about current practices, procedures and approaches
within specific organizational contexts. What is happening in different
sectors such as industry, federal government, state government,
nonprofit cultural institutions?

-- What do we need? Examination of scope, extent, relevance, and quality
of current literature. What is useful? What is missing?

-- Infrastructures in support of digital curation. How well is current
technology meeting the needs of digital curation, and what should future
technology research and development involve to better meet these needs?
How do organizations incorporate digital curation principles and
procedures into their administrative and managerial operations? How do
we support sustainable infrastructure?


Contributed papers The submission of original, recent, research and
projects (including case studies), theoretical developments, or
innovative practical applications providing insight into the above
topics is encouraged. Submissions may be either a *Long Paper* (8 pages
maximum) or *Short Paper* (2 pages), should be in ACM format
<> and include
title, author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, and full text. Please
submit paper as pdf file. Accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings.

Contributed posters Posters presenting new and promising work,
preliminary results of research projects, or *best practices* are
welcomed. The content should clearly point out how the application
contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, how it
addresses key challenges, as well as potential impact on the
participant=C2=92s organization and/or practices in the field. Especially
welcome are submissions from current students. Submissions should be in
the form of a two-page paper in ACM format
<> and include
title, author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, summary of the poster=C2=92s
content (may include figures), and references to substantive supporting
materials that will aid reviewers in determining suitability for the
conference. Please submit paper as pdf file. The final version of these
short papers will be published in the conference proceedings. During the
conference, presenters are expected to display their work as a poster,
incorporating text and illustrations as appropriate. Presenters can also
use laptop computers as a way of supporting their posters (e.g.
demonstration of related visualizations or applications).

Panels Panels and technical sessions present topics for discussion such
as cutting-edge research and design, analyses of trends, opinions on
controversial issues, and contrasting viewpoints from experts in
complementary professional areas. Innovative formats that involve
audience participation are encouraged. These may include panels,
debates, or forums, or case studies. Submissions should be in the form
of a two-page paper in ACM format
<> and include
title, sponsor(s), name and affiliation(s) of all participants,
providing an overview of the issues, projects, or viewpoints to be
discussed by the panel. Please submit paper as pdf file. The final
version of the two-page panel summary document will be published in the
conference proceedings.


Dr. Helen R. Tibbo
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall CB#3360
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919-962-8063
Fax: 919-961-8071

         Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:44:00 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <>
         Subject: Semantic Analysis Technology

We would like to invite you to a half-day event organized by the British
Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO
UK) entitled:

"Semantic Analysis Technology: in search of categories, concepts &

London, 3 November 2008 from 14:00 - 19:00 (registration starts at

Venue: University College London, Wilkins Building, Gustave Tuck Lecture
Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Cost: 20 GBP (students and ISKO members free!)

Much has been written in recent years of the potential of semantic
analysis technology which extracts categories, concepts and context
automatically. But how well does this technology work and what are the
issues involved?

In this seminar, organized by ISKO UK in cooperation with the School of
Library, Archives and Information Studies at University College London,
we will hear from six presenters, each of whom will provide their own
experiences. They include SmartLogic=C2=92s Jeremy Bentley, Bill Porter of
Expert System, Rob Lee from Rattle Research, and Helen Lippell, Karen
Loasby and Silver Oliver representing various media organizations, among
them the BBC.

This event is the fourth in ISKO UK's successful KOnnecting KOmmunities
series, and promises some revealing insights into a technology which we
may all find ourselves using in the not-too-distant future, whether we
like it or not.

For full details on the venue and programme, and to book your place at
the event visit

We look forward to seeing you in November!



Tamara Lopez
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)20 78481237

         Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 08:44:00 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <>
         Subject: Digital Humanities: Expanding Textualities

Society for Digital Humanities
Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 pour l'=C3=A9tude des m=C3=A9dias interactifs

Call for Papers

Digital Humanities: Expanding Textualities

Starting with Father Roberto Busa's =E2=80=9Cindex verborum of all the words in=20
the works of St. Thomas Aquinas and related authors,=E2=80=9D  humanities=20
computing has long been concerned with text, where text is narrowly=20
construed as something like 'words on a page' (Blackwell Companion to=20
Digital Humanities, 4).  Perhaps humanities computing's evolution to=20
digital humanities has coincided with the expansion of the concept of=20
=E2=80=9Ctext.=E2=80=9D As did D. F. McKenzie, we now =E2=80=9Cdefine =C2=81etexts=C2=81 to include=20
verbal, visual, oral, and numeric data, in the form of maps, prints, and=20
music, of archives of recorded sound, of films, videos, and any=20
computer-stored information, everything in fact from epigraphy to the=20
latest forms of discography" (Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts,  13).

For our 2009 conference, we invite submissions on any aspect of=20
textuality.  We invite arguments against the expansion of the concept=20
beyond its most traditional understanding, or beyond the point at which=20
we now find ourselves, and we invite arguments in favour of expansion in=20
any direction and into any area.  We invite papers that demonstrate the=20
strength and / or the necessity of digital humanities in dealing with=20
the undeniable evolution of text from print to digital culture.=20
Potential topics include but are not limited to:

=E2=97=8F    The meaning of =E2=80=9Ctext=E2=80=9D
=E2=97=8F    The relationship between image and text
=E2=97=8F    The image as text
=E2=97=8F    The textuality of the moving image
=E2=97=8F    The limitations of =E2=80=9Ctext=E2=80=9D as metaphor
=E2=97=8F    Rejecting text / rejecting textuality
=E2=97=8F    The evolving role of textual scholarship
=E2=97=8F    Text as database / database as text
=E2=97=8F    Teaching texts

The preceding list is partial, and only intended to spur your=20
imagination.  We welcome the submission of any paper you believe would=20
fit the conference theme, or any paper you think befits an audience at=20
the most important annual conference of digital humanists in Canada.

SDH/SEMI regularly collaborates with other national societies, including=20
the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English=20
(ACCUTE), the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC),  the Association=20
for the Study of Book Culture/Association canadienne pour l=E2=80=99=C3=A9tude de=20
l=E2=80=99histoire du livre (ASBC/ACEH), the Canadian Historical Society (CHS),=20
the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM) and the Canadian Society for=20
Renaissance Studies / Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 Canadienne D'=C3=89tudes de la Renaissance=20
(CSRS / ) to present joint sessions.  As of the publication of this Call=20
For Papers next year's collaborations have not been set, but we=20
anticipate  continuing our cooperative tradition.  Proposals for=20
inclusion in a joint session should indicate such a preference.  All=20
submissions to SDH/SEMI will be considered to be eligible for inclusion=20
in a joint session or in independent SDH/SEMI sessions.  Those wishing=20
to submit their proposal through one of the associations with which=20
SDH/SEMI will collaborate must follow the submission requirements of the=20
specific association.

There is some funding available to support graduate student=20
participation, and in keeping with the forward-looking nature of=20
SDH/SEMI graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit.

Paper and/or session proposals will be accepted until December 15, 2008.=20
  Presentation at the conference is available to all members of SDH/SEMI=20
and other groups in the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organisations=20
(ADHO).   Presentation in joint sessions is open to those who hold a=20
membership in at least one of the participating associations. Membership=20
in SDH/SEMI is available on-line at=20

Abstracts/proposals should include the following information: title of=20
paper, author's name(s); complete mailing address, including e-mail;=20
institutional affiliation and rank, if any, of the author; statement of=20
need for audio-visual equipment. Abstracts of papers should clearly=20
indicate the paper's thesis, methodology, and conclusion.

The URL for submissions to SDH/SEMI 2009 is:

Please address questions to one of the addresses below:

Richard Cunningham, Conference Committee Co-Chair


Ray Siemens, Conference Committee Co-Chair


Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 pour l'=C3=A9tude des m=C3=A9dias interactifs
Society for Digital Humanities

Appel =C3=A0 communications

M=C3=A9dias interactifs: au-del=C3=A0 des fronti=C3=A8res de la textualit=C3=A9

Depuis les travaux de Roberto Busa sur l=E2=80=99index des oeuvres de St-Thomas=20
d=E2=80=99Acquin, le domaine des m=C3=A9dias interactifs s=E2=80=99est attard=C3=A9 au texte en=20
tant que liste de mots (=E2=80=9Cwords on a page=E2=80=9D, Blackwell Companion to=20
Digital Humanities, 4). L=E2=80=99=C3=A9volution des sciences humaines assist=C3=A9es par=20
ordinateur (humanities computing) vers les humanit=C3=A9s num=C3=A9riques (digital=20
humanities) co=C3=AFncide peut-=C3=AAtre avec la red=C3=A9finition des fronti=C3=A8res du=20
concept de =E2=80=9Ctexte=E2=80=9D. =C3=80 l=E2=80=99instar de D.F. McKenzie, nous d=C3=A9finissons le=20
texte en incluant les donn=C3=A9es verbales, visuelles, orales et num=C3=A9riques,=20
lesquelles prennent la forme de cartes, de musiques, d=E2=80=99archives de=20
fichiers sonores, de films, de vid=C3=A9os et de toute information conserv=C3=A9e=20
en format num=C3=A9rique. Bref, de tout, allant de l=E2=80=99=C3=A9pigraphe =C3=A0 la=20
discographie dans sa forme la plus moderne (Bibliography and the=20
Sociology of Texts, 13, notre traduction).

Dans le cadre de notre conf=C3=A9rence 2009, nous acceptons des propositions=20
portant toutes les facettes de la textualit=C3=A9. Nous vous invitons =C3=A0=20
prendre position contre le d=C3=A9cloisonnement du concept de textualit=C3=A9=20
au-del=C3=A0 de sa conception plus traditionnelle ou au-del=C3=A0 de sa conception=20
actuelle. Nous vous invitons aussi =C3=A0 vous prononcer en faveur de son=20
d=C3=A9cloisonnement, de son =C3=A9clatement. Nous souhaitons recevoir des=20
propositions de communications d=C3=A9montrant
la vigueur ou la n=C3=A9cessit=C3=A9 des humanit=C3=A9s num=C3=A9riques traitant de=20
l'=C3=A9volution incontestable du texte, de sa forme imprim=C3=A9e =C3=A0 sa conception=20
en tant qu=E2=80=99objet de culture num=C3=A9rique. Ce th=C3=A8me inclut, sans pour autant=20
s'y limiter, les aspects suivants
=E2=97=8F    Le sens du =E2=80=9Ctexte=E2=80=9D
=E2=97=8F    Le rapport entre l'image et le texte
=E2=97=8F    L'image en tant que texte
=E2=97=8F    La textualit=C3=A9 de l=E2=80=99image en mouvement
=E2=97=8F    Les limites du texte en tant que m=C3=A9taphore
=E2=97=8F    Le rejet du texte et de la textualit=C3=A9
=E2=97=8F    L=E2=80=99=C3=A9volution du r=C3=B4le de la textualit=C3=A9 dans la tradition acad=C3=A9mique
=E2=97=8F    Le texte en tant que base de donn=C3=A9es/ la base de donn=C3=A9es en tant=20
que texte
=E2=97=8F    L=E2=80=99enseignement des textes

La liste pr=C3=A9c=C3=A9dente est partielle et a uniquement comme objectif de=20
stimuler votre imagination. Nous nous invitons =C3=A0 soumettre une=20
proposition de communication s=E2=80=99inscrivant dans le th=C3=A8me g=C3=A9n=C3=A9ral de la=20
conf=C3=A9rence ou que vous jugez pertinente dans le cadre de la plus=20
importante conf=C3=A9rence annuelle canadienne sur les humanit=C3=A9s num=C3=A9riques.

SDH/SEMI collabore r=C3=A9guli=C3=A8rement avec d'autres associations nationales,=20
incluant l=E2=80=99Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of=20
English (ACCUTE), la Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 Bibliographique du Canada (SBC),=20
l=E2=80=99Association canadienne pour l=E2=80=99=C3=A9tude de l=E2=80=99histoire du livre (ACEH), la=20
Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 canadienne d=E2=80=99histoire (SCH), la Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 canadienne des=20
m=C3=A9di=C3=A9vistes (SCM), la Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 canadienne d=E2=80=99=C3=A9tudes de la renaissance=20
(SC=C3=89R) dans l=E2=80=99organisation de s=C3=A9ances conjointes. Nous esp=C3=A9rons=20
poursuivre ces collaborations lors du congr=C3=A8s 2009. Si vous souhaitez=20
que votre communication figure dans le cadre d=E2=80=99une s=C3=A9ance conjointe,=20
veuillez l=E2=80=99indiquer lors de la soumission de votre proposition de=20
communication. Toutes les propositions de communication pourront=20
=C3=A9ventuellement =C3=AAtre incluses dans une s=C3=A9ance conjointe. Si vous=20
souhaitez soumettre votre proposition de communication directement =C3=A0 une=20
association avec laquelle la Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 pour l=E2=80=99=C3=A9tude des m=C3=A9dias interactifs=20
collabore, vous devez vous assurer de respecter les r=C3=A8gles de soumission=20
de l=E2=80=99association en question.

Les =C3=A9tudiants de ma=C3=AEtrise et de doctorat sont fortement encourag=C3=A9s =C3=A0=20
soumettre une proposition de communication. La Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 pour l=E2=80=99=C3=A9tude des=20
m=C3=A9dias interactifs offre des bourses pour encourager la participation=20
des =C3=A9tudiants.

La date limite pour soumettre une proposition de communication est le 15=20
d=C3=A9cembre 2008. Nous acceptons les propositions de tous les membres de la=20
Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 pour l=E2=80=99=C3=A9tude des m=C3=A9dias interactifs, ainsi que des autres=20
associations membres de l=E2=80=99Alliance for Digital Humanities Organisations.=20
La pr=C3=A9sentation dans des s=C3=A9ances conjointes est r=C3=A9serv=C3=A9e =C3=A0 ceux et=20
celles qui sont membres d=E2=80=99au moins une des associations participantes.=20
On peut devenir membre de la Soci=C3=A9t=C3=A9 pour l=E2=80=99=C3=A9tude des m=C3=A9dias interactifs=20
en consultant sur le site=20

Les r=C3=A9sum=C3=A9s ou propositions de s=C3=A9ance devraient inclure sur la page de=20
garde les renseignements suivants :
-    titre de la communication;
-    nom de l=E2=80=99auteur;
-    adresse postale compl=C3=A8te
-    courriel;
-    affiliation institutionnelle et fonction de l=E2=80=99auteur, le cas =C3=A9ch=C3=A9ant;
-    besoins en =C3=A9quipement audiovisuel pour la pr=C3=A9sentation.

Les propositions de communication devraient =C3=AAtre d=E2=80=99une longueur de 150 =C3=A0=20
300 mots. Elles doivent clairement sp=C3=A9cifier la th=C3=A8se, la m=C3=A9thodologie,=20
ainsi que les conclusions du travail pr=C3=A9sent=C3=A9.

L=E2=80=99adresse =C3=A0 laquelle envoyer les propositions sera indiqu=C3=A9e au d=C3=A9but de=20
l=E2=80=99automne sur le site de la SDH/SEMI :

Pri=C3=A8re d=E2=80=99adresser toute question =C3=A0 l=E2=80=99un ou l=E2=80=99autre des organisateurs=20

Richard Cunningham, Conference Committee Co-Chair


Ray Siemens, Conference Committee Co-Chair

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