15.377 electronic publishing events

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 377.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Ana Alice Baptista" <analice@dsi.uminho.pt> (25)
             Subject: CFP - Electronic Publishing - ElPub2002

       [2] From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@cogprints.soton.ac.uk> (186)
             Subject: Call for Commentary: http://www.text-e.org/debats/

             Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 10:31:16 +0000
             From: "Ana Alice Baptista" <analice@dsi.uminho.pt>
             Subject: CFP - Electronic Publishing - ElPub2002

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    at Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

    ELPUB2002 - "Technology Interactions"

    Hosted by the Institute for Print and Media Technology of Chemnitz Technical
    University, Germany and by the Department for Computer Science and
    Engineering, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
    November 06 -09th, 2002

    Electronic Publishing is an area that is crossed over other areas such as
    E-commerce, Digital Libraries, Distance Learning, etc. New technologies keep
    appearing everyday in the Electronic Publishing arena. These interact not
    only among them, but also with all these areas, and not always in the same
    way. The "What, Where, How, and Why" questions about these technologies
    interactions is the main theme of the 2002 ElPub conference.

    ELPUB2002 is the 6th in a series of annual international conferences on
    Electronic Publishing. The objective of ELPUB2002 is to bring together
    researchers, managers, developers, and users working on the issues related
    to electronic publishing for public, scientific and commercial applications.
    The conference will continue the tradition of the previous conferences
    which took place in Great Britain in 1997, Hungary in 1998, Sweden in 1999,
    Russia in 2000 and England in 2001.

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             Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 10:32:04 +0000
             From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@cogprints.soton.ac.uk>
             Subject: Call for Commentary: http://www.text-e.org/debats/

    Nov 15 - 30 is the Virtual Symposium is focussing on a paper by me.
    All interested commentators are invited to contribute (in any of three
    languages!) http://www.text-e.org/debats/

         Skyreading and Skywriting for Researchers:
         A Post-Gutenberg Anomaly and How to Resolve it

         Stevan Harnad

          ABSTRACT: There will be a profound and fundamental dividing line in
          the PostGutenberg Galaxy, between non-give-away work (books,
          magazines, software, music) and give-away work (of which the most
          important representative is refereed scientific and scho larly
          research papers). It is the failure to make this distinction that
          causes so much confusion, and that is delaying the inevitable
          transition of the give-away work to what is the optimal solution
          for scholars and scientists: that the annual 2,000,000+ articles in
          all 20,000+ refereed journals across disciplines and languages and
          around the world should be freed on line through author/institution
          self-archiving: http://www.eprints.org. This paper tries to show
          how questions about copyright, peer review and other controversial
          issues can be clarified if the give-away/non-give-away distinction
          is made.


    Press Release for the Symposium as a whole:

    Screens and networks: towards a new relationship with the written word

    (October 2001-March 2002)

          A virtual symposium on the Web, at www.text-e.org Organized by the
          Bibliothque publique d&rsquo;information (BPI) - Centre Pompidou,
          the Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS) and EURO-EDU in association with
          GiantChair.com Sponsored by UNESCO

    New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) are transforming
    our world as radically as did the invention of the printing press. How
    will this affect the written word and its uses in society? There may
    be no immediate answers to these questions, but we can -and should-
    investigate the issues involved.

    In this context, the Bibliothque publique d&rsquo;information (BPI),
    the Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS and EHESS), the non-profit organization
    EURO-EDU and GiantChair, have decided to set up a virtual symposium in
    French, Italian and English. Launched on October 15th, 2001, it will
    focus on the impact of NITC on our relationship with information and
    the written word.

    This international symposium should contribute to enriching current
    debates about the emergence of hybrid tools of communication (e-books,
    Internet and e-mail) and the social changes that accompany them. The
    contributors&rsquo; papers will be published directly on the
    symposium&rsquo;s host site, www.text-e.org and will be accessible
    from the BPI&rsquo;s main site (www.bpi.fr). It will involve theorists
    and other professionals affected by changes in their professional and
    personal lives brought about by e-mail and the Internet, and it will
    examine the impact of these technologies on reading, journalism,
    scholarship, libraries, archives, literature and so on. The symposium
    will provide participants with a forum for the discussion of all
    points of view.

    Through this program, we aim at once to engage in a collective
    research project, to enact the new relationship to the written word
    and to stage a public event using Web-based communication. The result
    will be published in book as well as in electronic format.


    The focal point of the project is the establishment of a Web-based
    event, beginning on October 15th, 2001 and ending in March 2002.

    Ten contributors, including theorists and those involved in new
    information technologies, will be invited to submit a paper for
    discussion. A new paper will be published on the site every two

    Each paper will be discussed on-line for the two weeks following its
    publication by some forty participants, comprising the ten
    contributors and thirty guests. Discussions will be chaired by the

    These papers, together with the ensuing discussions, will be made
    available to the public. Those wishing to follow the symposium will be
    able to register, receive the papers by e-mail and participate in a

    Initial perspectives on the event will be debated at the Paris book
    fair, the Salon du livre, in March 2002.


    15-31 October 2001
                    1. Readers and Reading in the Age of Electronic Texts
                    (Roger Chartier, EHESS, Paris)
    1-14 November 2001
                    2. What the Internet tells us about the Real Nature of
                    the Book (Roberto Casati, Institut Jean Nicod,
                    C.N.R.S., Paris)
    15-30 November 2001
                    3. Skyreading/writing in the Post-Gutenbergian Galaxy
                    (Stevan Harnad, Behavioral and Brain Sciences)
    1-14 December 2001
                    4. Digital Journalism: Virtual Journalism? (Bruno
                    Patino, Le Monde Interactif)
    15-31 December 2001
                    5. Personal and Professional Conversation (Theodore
                    Zeldin, Oxford)
    1-14 January 2002
                    6. Reading: The Digital Future (Jason Epstein, Random
    15-31 January 2002
                    7. Babel and the Vintage Selection: Libraries in the
                    Digital Age (Bibliothque publique dinformation, Centre
    1-14 February 2002
                    8. Reading without Writing (Dan Sperber, Institut Jean
                    Nicod, C.N.R.S., Paris)
    15-28 February 2002
                    9. The New Architecture of Information (Stephana
                    Broadbent and Francesco Cara, IconMedialab, Paris)
    1-14 March 2002
                    10. Authors and Authority (Umberto Eco, University of
    15 March 2002



    The Bibliothque publique dinformation is a major French public
    reference library, providing the general public with open access to
    virtually all of its holdings, whatever the type of media. In addition
    to Internet access, the library offers on-site consultation of books,
    newspapers and magazines, documentary films, records,
    language-learning methods and software programs covering all fields of
    knowledge. Holdings are constantly updated, and librarians are
    available to help readers locate material. The library organizes
    training on the use of NICTs, especially the Internet, as well as
    talks, screenings and exhibitions.

    www.bpi.fr E-mail address: bpi-info@bpi.fr

    Isabelle BASTIAN-DUPLEIX Danielle CHATEL Grald GRUNBERG, Director
    Philippe GUILLERME


    The BPI&rsquo;s studies and research department carries out and/or
    steers sociological studies on books, reading and cultural practises.
    Extending beyond the immediate context of the BPI, the department
    plays a dual role of carrying out assessments and research. At the
    request of the Direction du Livre et de la Lecture (DLL), it initiates
    and monitors studies, offers expert services outside the BPI and
    conducts its own internal research on subjects of interest to both the
    BPI and other public libraries. It also acts as a publisher and heads
    the &lsquo;studies and research&rsquo; collection of the BPI&rsquo;s

    Agns CAMUS-VIGUE Christophe EVANS Franoise GAUDET


    The Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS) brings together researchers working on
    the relationship between the cognitive and the social sciences. The
    main areas of study include philosophy, linguistics, cognitive
    anthropology and political science. While philosophy is the leading
    discipline, the group&rsquo;s investigations go beyond pure theory, as
    the Institute also aims at reconciling conceptual thinking with an
    empirical approach.


    Roberto CASATI Dan SPERBER


    The recently created EURO-EDU (Association Europenne pour le
    Dveloppement de lEnseignement Suprieur et de la Recherche sur Internet
    &ndash; the European association for the development of higher
    education and research on the Internet), a non-profit organization, is
    devoted to studying the impact of NICTs on the development and
    transmission of knowledge. It aims at developing web tools, web
    workshops, discussion groups and research papers around the changes of
    educational systems and the diffusion of culture.


    Gloria ORIGGI (Chair) Noga ARIKHA

    GIANTCHAIR, sponsor

    Screens, networks, the distribution of knowledge and the
    transformation of our relationship with the written word are all key
    issues for GiantChair, which specializes in helping publishing houses,
    libraries, universities and academic communities with the
    implementation of new methods of publishing and distribution. With a
    presence on both sides of the Atlantic, GiantChair is playing an
    active role in compiling a catalogue of digital publications from such
    publishers as the Paris-based Eyrolles, Arcade Publishing and Seven
    Stories Press in New York, and is already involved in the distribution
    of the first ebooks from these publishers.

    info@giantchair.com www.giantchair.com

    Chlo BENAROYA, partner. Pierre COHEN-TANUGI, Administrateur. Cory
    MCCLOUD, Prsident. Aalam WASSEF , partner.


    Noga ARIKHA

    Noga Arikha has recently completed a doctorate at the Warburg
    Institute, London. She is a historian of ideas with an interest in the
    philosophy of mind, the cognitive sciences and the history of life
    sciences. She is also concerned with the establishment of dialogues
    between disciplines, between the academic and the public spheres, and
    between the sciences and the humanities.

    Gloria ORIGGI

    Gloria Origgi is researcher in philosophy at the University of
    Bologna, where she teaches philosophy and cognitive science. In 2000
    she founded the EURO-EDU Association for developing Internet-based
    research projects. She is author of essays in philosophy of mind and
    epistemology. She is also in the faculty of the Graduate School in
    Information and Communication Technologies Almaweb, Bologna Italy.


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