17.216 cfp: Best Practice in the Production of Digital Resources for Medievalists

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 216.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 09:28:42 +0100
             From: daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca
             Subject: cfp Kalamazoo 03 Best Practice in the Production of
    Digital Resources

    Please excuse cross postings.

    Call for Papers
    Best Practice in the Production of Digital Resources for Medievalists

    The 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies
    May 6-9, 2004
    Medieval Institute, Walwood Hall
    Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave.
    Kalamazoo, Michigan USA 49008-5432

    Humanities computing projects can no longer be considered incunabula. Where
    it once was considered significant simply that scholars were willing to
    experiment with electronic publication, digital projects now are evaluated
    against much more demanding standards. It is no longer good enough that
    projects look good in a particular browser or on a particular operating
    system. Funding agencies, publishers, referees and the general reader now
    all expect projects to conform to international standards for markup,
    display, and usability. People now expect digital projects to last.

    This session considers one aspect of this new respect for standards: the
    development of guidelines for best practice in the production of digital
    resources for Medievalists. Papers can tackle any aspect of this general
    topic. Theoretical questions to be considered might include whether we
    should try to develop discipline-wide guidelines, whether it is possible to
    legislate elements such as style, encoding practice, navigation in the face
    of constant technological change, or, if we can, how we ought to go about
    defining, promulgating and enforcing them. Practical papers discussing some
    aspect of or proposal for best practice are also welcome. Have you
    developed some process or technique that you feel should be more widely
    adopted? Have you found problems or difficulties in existing projects or
    standards that need to be addressed by the community as a whole? Is there
    an aspect of humanities computing that current standards do not address or
    address poorly?

    Please submit abstracts (200-300 words) by September 19th
    to Dan O'Donnell <mailto:daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca>.

    Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD
    Department of English
    University of Lethbridge
    Lethbridge Alberta T1K 3M4

    Tel: +1 (403) 329-2377 Fax: +1 (403) 382-7191 e-mail: daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca

    Web-Page: http://home.uleth.ca/~daniel.odonnell The Electronic Caedmon's Hymn: http://home.uleth.ca/~caedmon

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