15.088 New Technologies conference (London); Digital Rights, ALA (San Francisco)

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 88.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Nicola Cotton <uclfnco@ucl.ac.uk> (36)
             Subject: New Technologies Conference advertising

       [2] From: Lloyd Davidson <Ldavids@NORTHWESTERN.EDU> (36)
             Subject: Digital Rights Management session at ALA Annual

             Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 09:46:10 +0100
             From: Nicola Cotton <uclfnco@ucl.ac.uk>
             Subject: New Technologies Conference advertising


    Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September 2001

    Institute of Romance Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, LONDON, UK.

    Professor Michael Worton (UCL) and Professor Sandra Kemp (Royal College of

    Conference website

    About the conference
    This conference aims to explore the implications of the 'new technologies'
    in terms of both teaching and research and, crucially, in broader social
    and ethical terms. The conference will focus not on technical aspects, but
    on the wider issues of ethics, gender, cognition, and ideologies and,
    indeed, theologies of the object in the new virtual world.

    Major keynote speakers will present their latest thinking and there will
    also be workshop sessions led by eminent specialists on archiving,
    exhibiting and online teaching.

    The conference will provide an opportunity for the sharing of perspectives
    on the use and the implications of new technologies in research and
    teaching in the arts and humanities. It will also be an occasion for active
    participation in workshops and the sharing of good practice.

    Exhibition of new technologies
    An exhibition accompanying the conference will take place at University
    College London from 20-22 September. This will enable all conference
    participants to have hands-on experience of some successful projects in
    research, teaching and online exhibiting. The exhibition will also be open
    to students and members of the public.

    Dr Nicola Cotton
    Research Assistant
    Department of French
    University College London
    Gower Street

    email: n.cotton@ucl.ac.uk
    tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1374
    fax: +44 (0)20 7916 8505

             Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 09:46:41 +0100
             From: Lloyd Davidson <Ldavids@NORTHWESTERN.EDU>
             Subject: Digital Rights Management session at ALA Annual

    At the Annual ALA conference in San Francisco,
    on Sunday, June 17, 2001, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM , Marriott Hotel, Salon 7,
    The Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals IG of LITA will present:

    Digital Rights Management Systems: How They Will Affect Intellectual
    Property Rights, Information Access and Libraries

    Digital rights management systems control access and usage of digital
    material and their successful deployment is essential for the economic
    survival of any company that wishes to profitably publish any type of
    material on the Internet. They are also on the verge of becoming a major
    operational component of library services and are already having an impact
    in controlling access to electronic books and journals. However, besides
    simply limiting access, they can further be used to protect against
    copyright violations while providing many of the fair use rights and other
    privileges scholarly communities consider essential. This session will
    attempt to begin defining a set of solutions that fits the needs of
    intellectual property creators, owners and users.

    Speakers will include, in this order:
    Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI and one of the library
    community's best synthesizers of information about technology's impact on
    Mark Stefik, Author of "The Internet Edge: Social Legal, and Technological
    Challenges for a Networked World" (MIT Press, 2000) and the original
    developer of the software that became ContentGuard, one of the major
    digital rights management systems. He is currently a research fellow at
    Xerox PARC and manager of the Human-Document Interaction Area in the
    Information Sciences and Technology Laboratory.
    Dennis McNannay, Recently Vice President at InterTrust Technologies,
    currently one of the most successful digital rights management companies,
    and a recognized expert on digital rights management systems.
    Prasad Ram, Previously General Manager of ContentGuard when it was at
    Xerox, and now co-founder, with Carol Risher (recently of AAP), of
    Savantech, a company developing digital media distribution solutions in
    support of digital commerce.
    James Neal, Dean of University Libraries & the Sheridan Director, Johns
    Hopkins University and nationally known speaker on digital issues and
    electronic publishing.

    Lloyd Davidson, Northwestern University, Moderator

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