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From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.254 events: digital curation; virtual identities; medieval mss; virtual worlds
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               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 254.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          145)
         Subject: DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and

   [2]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           23)
         Subject: Virtualit=C3=A9 et identit=C3=A9

   [3]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           26)
         Subject: Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

   [4]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                           72)
         Subject: Designing for learning in Virtual Worlds

         Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 05:07:01 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and=20

From: Helen Tibbo
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 04:50:41 -0400

DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects

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

September 30, 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:

=C2=95 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.

=C2=95 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.

=C2=95 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?

=C2=95 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?

=C2=95 What do we need? Examination of scope, extent, relevance, and quality
of current literature. What is useful? What is missing?

=C2=95 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 =C2=93Long Paper=C2=94 (8 pages
maximum) or =C2=93Short Paper=C2=94 (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 =C2=93best practices=C2=94 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.


September 30, 2008 Proposals due for contributed papers, panels and

November 15, 2008 Authors/proposers notified of acceptance

January 15, 2009 Final versions due for conference proceedings

April 2, 2009 Proceedings available for distribution at conference

International submissions are encouraged from any academic, nonprofit,
corporate, or government area in any part of the world. All submissions
are made electronically via a link from the DigCCurr 2009 Web site

Any problems with electronic submissions should be directed to: Rachael
Clemens School of Information & Library Science University of North
Carolina Phone: 714.926.1098 | Fax: 919.962.8071 |

Refereeing procedures All types of submissions will be reviewed by at
least two referees. Notices of acceptance or rejection will contain
constructive comments from referees.

2009 Symposium Planning Committee
Rachael Clemens
Dr. Wendy Duff
Dr. Maria Guercio
Carolyn Hank
Dr. Cal Lee
Dr. Seamus Ross
Dr. Ken Thibodeau
Dr. Helen Tibbo, Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Yakel

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: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 06:34:21 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Virtualit=C3=A9 et identit=C3=A9

The Philosophy of Identity in the Virtual
Symposium 6, April 23, 9-12 AM / 2-5 PM


For information on the venue and related Symposiums:

Topic: Difference, Relation and Identity are three notions that are
fundamentals for the success of Virtual Reality technologies (VR and
AR). The aim of this symposium is to conceptualise the Identity of an
individual as a scientific concept whilst acknowledging the fact that
Identity cannot be studied without considering the other two notions.
The pros and cons of designing identities for or within VR become
obvious upon admitting that representing any Self will be interpreted at
some point by someone having his own values, opinions and experience in
life. Members of our society that self-procure, attribute or
redistribute Identity in the Virtual World bring about psychological
enquiries in relation to user intentionality, specific uses of VR
applications or general modifications to our ways of communicating.
Usability issues addressing the problem of Identity have not yet been
integrated into long-term visions of society and our needs. The Chair of
the session is thus open to all existential, ethical and epistemological
issues having to do with Identity in Virtual Communities.


         Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 06:35:28 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: 16=C2=9621 February 2009

The Institute of English Studies (London) is pleased to announce a new
AHRC-funded course in collaboration with the University of Cambridge,
the Warburg Institute, and King's College London.

The course involves six days of intensive training on the analysis,
description and editing of medieval manuscripts in the digital age to be
held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will receive a solid
theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in cataloguing and
editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.

The first three days involve morning classes and then visits to
libraries in Cambridge and London in the afternoons. Participants will
view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in applying the
morning's themes to concrete examples. The final three days focus on
cataloguing and describing manuscripts in a digital format with
particular emphasis on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These three
days will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience
and include supervised work on computers.

The course is free of charge and open to all arts and humanities
doctoral students registered at UK institutions. It is principally
aimed at those writing dissertations which relate to medieval
manuscripts, especially those on literature, art and history. Priority
will be given to PhD students funded by the AHRC. Class sizes are
limited to twenty and places are 'first-come-first-served' so early
registration is strongly recommended.

For further details see or contact the
course organisers at

         Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 06:40:45 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
         Subject: Designing for learning in Virtual Worlds

Designing for learning in Virtual Worlds
Monday, September 29th, 2008 |   | Written by: Sisse Siggaard Jensen
Seminar at Roskilde University
Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies
Monday, October 13, 2008, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Room 43-2.29

Presented by Virtual Worlds Research: Sense-making strategies and user-
driven innovations in virtual worlds (


9:30 Registration and coffee

9:50 Welcome
Associate Professors Sisse Siggaard Jensen, head of the Virtual Worlds
Research project, and Simon Heilesen.

10:00 Keynote: John Lester (Pathfinder Linden)
The Oasis of the Surreal: Real Minds in Virtual Worlds

Immersive 3D online virtual worlds are a new medium for education and
training, giving educators and students a platform for collaborative
work, simulation, and experiential learning. John will give an
overview of Second Life as a platform for innovative learning
environments, providing examples of current educational and academic
use as well as ideas for future exploration and strategies for
success. During the presentation John will also give a live
demonstration of Second Life, allowing attendees to see firsthand
examples of educational projects and spaces in the virtual world.
Lastly, he will touch on why virtual worlds in general resonate with
human beings, and how they can be used to leverage our basic
biological tendencies while at the same time giving us a change to
grow beyond them.

11:00 Denise Doyle
Critical Works in SL: Reflections on Developing and Supporting
Creative Practice in Virtual Worlds

The Immersed in Learning Project began in 2007 to evaluate the use of
3-D virtual worlds as a teaching and learning tool in undergraduate
programmes in Digital Media at the University of Wolverhampton. The
purchase and development of Kriti Island on the Second Life grid saw
the online virtual space rapidly assumed a sense of real presence, and
become a focus for collaboration, nationally and internationally. The
successful submission of an artist led project to ISEA2008 saw ten
international artists develop work for Kriti Island under the theme of
Reality Jam. This presentation will reflect upon the impact of the
Kritical Works in SL exhibition on the future development and use of
the island for research and creative practice.

11:45 Jeremy Hunsinger
Interactivity and Information: Designing in SL for Knowledge Production

This presentation considers the interplay of interactivity and
information found in constructions in virtual worlds as a question of
designing for knowledge production. Construing the construction of
objects as locations of intersubjective experiences, I argue that
there is a varying mix of information and interactivity that is
necessary forthe production of knowledge in virtual spaces.

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Terry Beaubois
Architecture, Community, Virtual Environments and Education

Terry Beaubois will present the experiences of the CRLab in applying
advancing computer technology to education, research, and professional
practice - which includes engaging art, music, film, and architecture
students in the process. What have we learned and where are we going
from here?

14:00 Kim Holmberg
Experiences of education in virtual worlds

=C2=93Researchers at the Department of Information Studies at =C3=85bo Akademi
were the first ones in Finland to use Second Life in their education.
The first experiences showed that for some students the barrier to
participate in teaching in virtual worlds was lower than in face-to-
face teaching. Encouraged by the first experiences the researchers
have studied the possibilities of virtual worlds in education and
continued developing their own teaching in the virtual world of Second

14:45 Refreshments

15:00 Panel discussion: Designing for learning in virtual worlds
Terry Beaubois, Denise Doyle, Kim Holmberg, Jeremy Hunsinger, Sisse
Siggaard Jensen, and John Lester

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