Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 216.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Subject: cfp Kalamazoo 03 Best Practice in the Production of
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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
Please submit abstracts (200-300 words) by September 19th
to Dan O'Donnell <mailto:email@example.com>.
-- Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD Department of English University of Lethbridge Lethbridge Alberta T1K 3M4 Canada
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