Posted on behalf of Jane Humphreys of the BL.
iPRES 2008 Call for Papers
The British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras, London
29 & 30 September 2008
Submission of abstracts is invited to The Fifth International Conference for Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2008), which will be hosted by The British Library at its Conference Centre, in St Pancras, London, on 29&30 September.
The theme of this years’ conference is: Joined up and Working: tools and methods for digital preservation. Papers are invited which present substantial new results, contribute to conceptual foundations of digital preservation or show novel applications of work. Empirical evidence demonstrating what works and what doesn’t is also welcome
Details about the Call for Papers and iPRES 2008 can be found on The British Library web-site at: http://www.bl.uk/ipres2008. Abstracts should be submitted in AAAI Style and restricted to two pages maximum including title, author but excluding references. Submissions should be made through the mailbox: http:email@example.com/ipres08 by 28 May 2008. Speakers will be notified of acceptance on 14 June.
iPRES is a series of international conferences which seek to address issues relating to digital preservation. The conference brings together experts and practitioners across the spectrum of digital preservation disciplines. Registration will open on 12 May 2008
**CALL FOR PAPERS AND PERFORMANCES**DRHA 2008: ‘New Communities of Knowledge and Practice’University of Cambridge, September 14-17Visit the website at www.rsd.cam.ac.uk/drha08/ for more information and a link to the proposals website.The deadline for submissions will be 30 April 2008.The DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference is held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. The conference theme this year is to promote discussion around new collaborative environments, collective knowledge and redefining disciplinary boundaries. The conference, hosted by the University of Cambridge with its fantastic choice of conference venues will take place from Sunday 14th September to Wednesday 17th SeptemberThe aim of the conference is to:* Establish a site for mutually creative exchanges of knowledge.* Promote discussion around new collaborative environments andcollective knowledge.* Encourage and celebrate the connections and tensions within theliminal spaces that exist between the Arts and Humanities.* Redefine disciplinary boundaries.* Create a forum for debate around notions of the ‘solitary’ andthe collaborative across the Arts and Humanities.* Explore the impact of the Arts and Humanities on ICT: design andnarrative structures and visa versa.There will be a variety of sessions concerned with the above but also with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and theorising around practice. There will also be various installations and performances focussing on the same theme.Keynote talks will be given by our plenary speakers who we are pleased to announce are Sher Doruff, Research Fellow (Art, Research and Theory Lectoraat) and Mentor at the Amsterdam School for the Arts, Alan Liu, Professor of English, University of California Santa Barbara and Sally Jane Norman, Director of the Culture Lab, Newcastle University.In addition to this, there will be various round table discussions together with a panel relating to ‘Second Life’ and a special forum ‘Engaging research and performance through pervasive and locative arts projects’ led by Steve Benford, Professor of Collaborative Computing, University of Nottingham. Also planned is the opportunity for a more immediate and informal presentation of work in our ‘Quickfire’ style events. Whether papers, performance or other, all proposals should reflect the critical engagement at the heart of DRHA.Cambridge’s venues range from the traditional to the contemporary all situated within walking distance of central departments, museums and galleries. The conference will be based around Cambridge University’s Sedgwick Site, particularly the West Road concert hall, where delegates will have use of a wide range of facilities including a recital room and a ‘black box’ performance space, to cater for this year’s parallel programming and performances.Sue BroadhurstDRHA Programme Chair
TAPE workshop on the curation and preservation of audiovisual collections
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Monday 12th – Friday 16th May 2008
This five-day workshop will provide an intensive grounding in the theory and practice of audiovisual archiving, enabling curators to develop strategies to safeguard their collections. The training will be led by a range of expert film, video and audio curators from across Europe. They will address issues such as the handling and storage of analogue originals, digitisation and restoration, managing digital assets and enabling access and reuse …
Call For Papers is now open for Historical GIS 2008, a two-day conference on all aspects of using GIS in historical
research to be held at the University of Essex, UK on the 21-22nd August
For more information please see:
or contact Ian Gregory at: I.Gregory@lancaster.ac.uk.
JSTOR and the Research Information Network
Thursday 13 September 2007 , 09.00 to 12.00. Digital Content and the Researcher
(Immediately prior to the Sustaining the Digital Library Symposium)
St. Trinneans Room in St. Leonards on the Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh http://www.ed.ac.uk/explore/places/buildings/pollock-halls.html
How have scholars and librarians responded to the opportunities and challenges of digital scholarship? What are their expectations for the future development of online information resources? How is research practice changing in the digital environment?
To address these questions, the Research Information Network (RIN) – in collaboration with JSTOR – is holding a workshop in Edinburgh on 13 September 2007. A distinguished panel of speakers drawn from both JSTOR and the library community in the UK will provide updates and reports on new projects and recent studies.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly literature and extend access to the archive as broadly as possible. The key role of the RIN is to give the strategic leadership required to establish a national framework for research information provision, and to generate effective and sustainable arrangements for meeting the information needs of the professional research community.
9.15 JSTOR Update
Executive Director, JSTOR
9.30 19th Century Pamphlet Digitisation Project
Director of Production, JSTOR
Head of IT Strategy, University of Southampton
10.15 Questions and Discussion
10.50 RIN Studies of Researchers
11.10 Questions and Discussion
11.20 JSTOR/Ithaka Faculty & Librarian Studies
Executive Director, JSTOR
Director of Library Relations, JSTOR
11.50 Questions and Discussion
There is no registration fee for this workshop, but space is limited. If you are interested and available to attend, please RSVP by contacting David McTaggart of the National Library of Scotland by 11th September 2007. D.firstname.lastname@example.org
The JISC Digitisation Conference is due to get underway this week, in Cardiff
Among the speakers are Pat Manson (Head of Cultural Heritage and Technology Enhanced Learning, European Commission), Richard Ovenden (Assistant Director, Bodleian Library, Oxford University) and Mike Keller (University Librarian, Stanford University)
A reminder that there are still places at the Digital Preservation Coalition, British Library workshop on JPEG 2000.
The workshop takes place on 25th June at the British Library, London.