15.346 meeting, workshop, conference

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 346.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (8)
             Subject: TEI members meeting

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (53)
             Subject: Multimedia Archive Preservation: Practical Workshop in
                     London: May 2002

       [3] From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj@chula.ac.th> (53)
             Subject: IT and University in Asia

             Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 06:38:49 +0000
             From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
             Subject: TEI members meeting

    This is a reminder that the first TEI Members meeting will take place in
    Pisa, November 16 and 17, 2001, and the first TEI Consortium elections (for
    the council and the board of directors) will be held at that meeting. If
    you have been considering joining the consortium, either as an
    institutional member or as an individual subscriber, doing so now will give
    you the opportunity to vote in those elections.

    The full announcement can be found at

             Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 06:40:03 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Multimedia Archive Preservation: Practical Workshop in
    London: May 2002

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    November 1, 2001

                   Multimedia Archive Preservation: Practical Workshop
                            May 22-24, 2002: London, UK

                              Project organized by:
                   European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
            International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
               International Federation of Television Archives (IFTA/FIAT)
                      Information Science and Technology (IST)
                          Preservation Technology (PRESTO)

    Here is an important and useful European workshop organized chiefly by
    PRESTO, a preservation technology consortium with the mission to "develop
    state of the art technology in the preservation of film, video and audio

    David Green

    >From: rosalind.johnson@la-hq.org.uk
    >To: cultivate-list@ukoln.ac.uk
    >>Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 12:36:23 -0000

    Multimedia Archive Preservation - a practical workshop
    Organised by IASA, FIAT, PRESTO, ECPA ... and more!

    22-24 May 2002 in London, UK
    Overview: 80% of audio and video archive content is at risk, according to
    the results of EC project PRESTO. Unless preservation procedures are funded
    and implemented - quickly - unique heritage and commercially valuable
    material will be lost. This workshop will provide, in a concentrated three
    days, the combined experience of ten major European broadcast archives, and
    the new technology developed by PRESTO.
    What we will cover:
    * Funding: sources of funding; a model business case; benchmark costs
    * Selection: criteria; prioritisation; life expectancy and condition
    * The Preservation Factory: how to process the most material with the least
    labour; how to control quality; how to manage metadata; what to include and
    (exclude) during preservation to maximise access and future use
    * Sustainability: the 'total cost of ownership' of archive material;
    technology for automation of quality monitoring and data update; media life
    expectancy; what formats to choose
    * Online and Internet: how to build new technology into a preservation project
    - without blowing the budget;
    * The small archive: how to be efficient on small-scale projects; special
    funding for private and historical collections; sources of support, advice
    and resources; out-sourcing options
    * Commercial resources: information on technology and facility houses
    specialising in multimedia archive preservation; comparative costs; how to
    manage quality and cost; do's and don'ts of working with contractor
    * New technology: advances in mass storage, process automation, automatic
    quality control, and asset management; what it is, what it really can and
    cannot do, costs and benefits. Also new technology developed by PRESTO and
    by related EC projects.

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             Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 06:44:21 +0000
             From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj@chula.ac.th>
             Subject: IT and University in Asia


    The Faculty Senate of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, is
    organizing an international conference on "Information Technology and the
    University in Asia" from April 3 to 5, 2002, at the campus of the
    university. The conference will be a place where teachers, researchers,
    administrators and others who are interested in how best to use ICTs in
    realizing the missions of the university get together to share ideas,
    opinions and research findings. Of special interest are papers and
    presentations that explore the *cultural* aspects of using ICTs in
    universities, especially Asian cultures. However, though the focus of the
    conference is on the use of ICTs in Asian universities, participants from
    all corners of the world are very welcome to share their ideas and expertise.

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

    1. Prof. Charas Suwanwela, Former president of Chulalongkorn University.
    Prof. Charas was instrumental in investing the CUNet, the campus-wide fiber
    network that led to Chulalongkorn's full fledged entry to the Internet.

    2. Prof. Susantha Goonatilake, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and
    Sciences and Senior Consultant to the UN. Author of *Toward a Global
    Science: Mining Civilization Knowledge* and *Merged Evolution: The Long
    Term Implications of Information Technology and Biotechnology*.

    Paper proposals are called in three broad areas:

    1. Distance Learning
    2. ICTs in Classroom Teaching and/or Research
    3. ICTs in University Administration

    Please mail your proposals or abstracts (max. 500 words) to:

    Soraj Hongladarom
    Chair of the Academic Committee
    Faculty Senate
    Chulalongkorn University
    Bangkok 10330, THAILAND
    Tel: +66-2-218-7024; Fax: +66-2-218-7036
    Email: hsoraj@chula.ac.th

    Those who are interested in obtaining further information of the conference
    through e-mail (whether intending to present or not) are requested to send
    their e-mail addresses to the address above also.

    For those who intend to present, please send your abstracts in the body of
    the email. Please do not send it as an attached file.

    Deadline of submission: January 15, 2002.

    Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2002.

    Plans are being made with notable publishing presses to publish selected
    papers in a bound volume. Participants whose papers are selected will have
    the opportunity to revise their papers for the volume after the conference.

    There is a registration fee of 100 US dollars (120 dollars after Dec. 1),
    covering the conference material, cocktail dinner reception, lunches and
    tea/coffee breaks and the conference dinner. Rooms have already been booked
    at the Vidhayanives House on campus, and the rate is around 14 US dollars a
    night, which needs to be paid directly to the Housing. There are also
    numerous hotels and guest houses around campus that participants can avail
    themselves with. For off campus housing, please contact the hotels
    directly. Details can be found on the conference website.

    Further information about the conference, including how to pay for the
    registration, can be found at:


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