15.121 SOX; HumComp seminar; ichim01; new book; digitizing newspapers

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 121.
          Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

      [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (100)
            Subject: Secret Oxford Photographt Project

      [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (34)
            Subject: seminars on humanities computing

      [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (74)
            Subject: International Cultural Heritage Inforamtics

      [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (147)
            Subject: New book on text summarisation by Inderjeet Mani (fwd)

      [5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (35)
            Subject: Workshop: Digitising newspapers

            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:10:21 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: Secret Oxford Photographt Project

    From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

    SOX: The Secret Oxford Photography Project

    Over 5,400 digital images of the parts of Oxford you rarely see!



    What is SOX?
    'SOX' stands for Secret Oxford and it is an archive of over 5,400
    pictures of Oxford all taken on the same day. In short, it is a snap-shot
    of everyday life in the City, and provides a unique record of 14 hours in
    Oxford (7am to 8pm) on 7th June 2001 - election day.

    Why call it SOX?
    The idea was to take pictures of people and places that do not normally
    get chosen for photographs, i.e. the hidden parts of Oxford that never
    appear on Inspector Morse or postcards. Rather then showing another 100
    pictures of the Radcliffe Camera, SOX has images of people at work and
    rest, contents of rubbish bins, posters, shops, and cars filled with
    cement (yes, there is one).

    What was the point of the project?
    In part it was to create a record of Oxford as noted above, but it was
    also an experiment just to see how many photographs it was possible to
    take in such a short space of time, covering such a distance. SOX was born
    digital. All the images were taken using digital cameras and then
    downloaded (on the day) to computers and uploaded to the Web.

    How did it work?
    A team of about 25 volunteers were assembled, all giving up an hour or two
    of their time during the day. Each was given a digital camera, a grid
    reference of the City, and approximately one hour to take 100 photos of
    secret Oxford. They then returned to the base and handed in their
    camera. The images were then downloaded from the cameras onto some
    computers, deleted from the camera itself, and then a new volunteer was
    sent out to take another 100 images in an entirely different area.

    How many photographs did you take?
    Over 5,400. That averages out at 385 every hour, or over 6 a minute.

    Whose idea was it?
    The man behind the project was Peter Robinson, multimedia specialist at
    Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit. He thought up the idea,
    assembled the volunteers and cameras, and took many of the photographs
    himself. He also processed the images and built the web site.

    Who can use SOX?
    Anyone with an Internet connection can use SOX as long as they comply with
    the copyright restrictions.

    How can I use SOX
    Browse the images by area or by time of day. A page of thumbnail images
    links to larger images which, in turn, includes information about the time
    the photograph was taken, the photographer, image size, camera etc.
    Found interesting ways of using SOX? Let us know!

    What are the copyright restrictions?

    Users are allowed to access this site for educational purposes. Without
    further permission the images or documents may be:

    * viewed
    * printed on paper
    * saved to disk
    * used by students or staff registered or employed by an educational
      institution for any non-commercial purpose associated with teaching,
      learning or research. Credit must be given to the copyright
      holder and the URL of the SOX Web site should be stated in any
      materials incorporating images or documents from the SOX Project.

    All other use requires prior permission. In particular, images or
    documents may NOT be offered for sale or hire or otherwise disposed of on
    a commercial basis, or stored in a database or compilation without prior
    written permission.

    All queries concerning copyright should be addressed to Peter Robinson
    at the address below.

    Who was involved ?
    All the photographers were amateur volunteers who in the majority of cases
    had never used a digital camera before. The youngest photographer was aged

    How was the website created?
    All the photographs were taken as JPEG pictures via digital cameras. They
    were transferred into folders sorted by geographic area and batch
    processed to add catalogue information into the jpeg using a standard
    called IPTC with the program Qpict. They were then renamed to include the
    sector name and author initials and the original sequential number. A
    program called iView then generated the web page of thumbnail pics and the
    final photo pages including all the catalogue information, IPTC
    information and the electronic EXIF information.

    Is there a picture of the shark in the roof ?
    Yes, it's in the Headington section and a montage picture is here

    Peter Robinson
    Humanities Computing Unit
    University of Oxford
    13 Banbury Road
    Oxford OX2 6NN
    United Kingdom
    Email: peter.robinson@oucs.ox.ac.uk

    27th June 2001

            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:15:40 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: seminars on humanities computing

    >> From: Frances Condron
    >> <frances.condron@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

    Summer Seminars at Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit
    23rd - 27th July 2001
    Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford

    Booking deadline: 6th July 2001

    Spaces are still available for some of the seminars on humanities
    computing, offered by Oxford University's Humanities Computing Unit:

    23rd July
    Introduction to Humanities Computing

    24th July
    Putting your database on the Web (only a few spaces available, but please=
    note that this seminar is repeated on the 27th July)
    Advanced use of the Internet

    25th July
    Creating and using multimedia resources

    26th July
    Creating and using digital video

    27th July
    Putting your database on the Web=20
    Records to go: cataloguing and using humanities online resources in the
    Humbul Humanities Hub

    How Much Will It Cost?
    Each seminar costs =A365 (=A335 for students). You can book for any
    combination of individual seminars.

    Booking information and further details are available online, at

    or contact Jenny Newman, Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS, 13 Banbury
    Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel: +44 (0)1865 273221; fax: +44 (0)1865 273275;
    email: Jenny.Newman@oucs.ox.ac.uk

            Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:17:51 -0500 (EST)
            From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
            Subject: International Cultural Heritage Inforamtics

    >> From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>

                    Join us for ichim01 !

    The International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting 2001
    "Cultural Heritage and Technologies in the Third Millennium"

            Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
            3-7 September, 2001

            http://www.ichim01.polimi.it/ (Italy) or
            http://www.archimuse.com/ichim2001/ (US)

    About ichim01

    The International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM) is,
    traditionally, the best international forum in which to examine the
    relationship between technology and cultural heritage. ICHIM has been
    held every two years, alternating between North America and Europe.
    Following successful meetings at Le Louvre in Paris (97), and
    Washington D.C. (99) our host for ichim01 is the Politecnico di
    Milano. We expect at least 500 specialists, from museums, cultural
    organizations, universities, research institutes, technology
    companies and organizations. Please join us!

    The Program

    The ichim01 Program includes a full range of papers, presentations,
    panel discussions and tutorials, including:

    * keynote addresses by outstanding experts:
            - Maxwell L. Anderson (Director of the New York Whitney
    Museum of American Art, USA)
            - Sarah Tyacke (Keeper of the Public Records Office, United Kingdom)
            - Peter Walsh (Chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Art
    Commission, USA)

    * over 100 papers, by professionals and researchers from 24 countries

    * panels featuring leading experts from the US and Europe debating
    issues of culture and technology and offering new visions

    * over 30 demonstrations of new technologies and applications

    * 26 pre-conference tutorials (20 in English and 6 in Italian)
    covering a broad spectrum of approaches and state-of- the-art

    * engaging social events, held in the most charming places of Milan
    - the City of Art, Fashion, and Design.


    You can register online, or print out a registration form to return
    by mail or fax.


    ichim01 is organized by Archives & Museum Informatics and the
    Politecnico de Milano, with our thanks to the Honorary Committee and
    a Program Committee of more than 60 respected professionals from
    throughout the world.

    Conference Co-Chairs
    Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
    Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics (USA)

    Program Co-Chairs
    David Bearman, Archives & Museum Informatics (USA)
    Franca Garzotto, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

    ichim01 is held under the aegis of the Cultural Heritage Ministry of
    Italy, the European Commission (IST Programme), Fondazione CARIPLO,
    Camera di Commercio di Milano, Municipality of Milano, the counties
    of Genova, Milano, Perugia, Roma, Torino, Venezia, the regions
    Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Liguria,
    Lombardia, Puglia, Sicilia, Umbria, Val d'Aosta, Veneto, and the
    following Milanese museums: Museo alla Scala, Museo Archeologico,
    Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Musei Civici Milanesi, Museo della Scienza e
    della Tecnica, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Pinacoteca di Brera, Poldi
    Pezzoli, Triennale.

    ichim2001				Milano, Italy
    Archives & Museum Informatics		September 3-7, 2001
    2008 Murray Ave, Suite D		http://www.archimuse.com/ichim2001/
    Pittsburgh, PA 15217			ichim2001@archimuse.com

    --[4]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:24:38 -0500 (EST) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: New book on text summarisation by Inderjeet Mani (fwd)

    From: Ruslan Mitkov <R.Mitkov@wlv.ac.uk>

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    --[5]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 16:26:11 -0500 (EST) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: Workshop: Digitising newspapers

    From: Michael Fraser <mikef@ermine.ox.ac.uk>


    A one-day workshop to be held at Senate House, University of London, 12 July 2001 10.00am-4.00pm, with a wine reception 5.00-7.00pm

    The workshop is sponsored by the British Library; the Institute for English Studies; Olive Software; the Office for Humanities Communication, King's College, London; the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford; the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Its aim is to present the results of a unique pilot project in the digitization and delivery of historic newspapers to a wider audience, and to discuss the implications of this remarkable system for the preservation and presentation of similar materials in UK HE, archives and public libraries.

    Since January 2001, the British Library Newspaper Library, the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, OCLC, the Malibu Hybrid Library Project at King's College London, and Olive Software have been working together to produce a prototype system for the digitization, indexing, and presentation of historic newspapers from the British Library Newspaper Library collection. 18 reels of microfilm have been scanned, and some 500,000 newspaper articles indexed. Speakers will demonstrate the pilot project and discuss the practical implications of the various technologies.

    The workshop is free to all participants, who are also invited to a wine reception afterwards.

    See the programme at http://www.uk.olivesoftware.com/conference

    Bookings should be made through:

    Ms Joanne Nixon Institute of English Studies Room 308 School of Advanced Study University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU +44 (0) 207 862 8675 ies@sas.ac.uk

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