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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 293.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: CCH Office <cch@kcl.ac.uk> (24)
             Subject: Digital Scholarship, Digital Culture lecture series

       [2] From: "Laura Gottesman" <lgot@LOC.GOV> (47)
             Subject: Library of Congress: Luminary Lectures @ Your Library
                     - New Season Begins

             Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 09:19:16 +0100
             From: CCH Office <cch@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Digital Scholarship, Digital Culture lecture series

    You are invited to a public lecture in the series:


    The first Wisbey Lecture:
    Stanley N. Katz, (Director, Center for Arts & Cultural Policy Studies,
    Why Technology Matters: the Humanities in the 21st Century

    Computing and digitization are transforming not only the conditions of work
    for humanists, but also the ways in which humanists think and their
    disciplines are configured. The digital world both enables and compels new
    ways of thinking. And, significantly, it is just as transformative of
    teaching as it is of scholarship. Indeed, the most interesting thing about
    the new digital humanities environment may be that the distinction between
    teaching and scholarship is itself being eroded. The database is fast
    becoming the principal site of work in the humanities.

    17.30 Thursday 16 October 2003
    Arthur & Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre (Room 2B18)
    Strand Building, Strand Campus
    King's College London

    All are invited to a reception following the lecture

    Further information regarding this lecture series can be found at -

    Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Room 11bb,
    King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
    Tel: +44 20 7848 2371
    Fax: +44 20 7848 2980

             Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 09:19:46 +0100
             From: "Laura Gottesman" <lgot@LOC.GOV>
             Subject: Library of Congress: Luminary Lectures @ Your Library -
    New Season Begins

    Luminary Lectures @ Your Library: Dr. Michel Biezunski & Dr. Steven R.
    Newcomb 10/15/03

    Dr. Michel Biezunski and Dr. Steven R. Newcomb will be presenting a
    lecture entitled, "Topic Maps: The Inventor's Perspective on
    Subject-based Access" at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, October
    15th, from 10:00am-12:00pm** in the Pickford Theater on the 3rd floor of
    the Library of Congress' James Madison Building, located at First Street
    and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. Seating at this event
    will be limited to 64, so please allow time to arrive early. No
    reservations are necessary. All lectures are free and open to the
    public. This lecture will be broadcast live via the Internet at
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures/mbsn.html on the morning of
    the lecture, EST, and will be viewable with Real Player software.

       **Please note the earlier start time.

    Dr. Michel Biezunski and Dr. Steven R. Newcomb are the Editors of
    ISO/IEC 13250 and Consultants at Coolheads Consulting.

    Description of the lecture: Starting in 1992, Michel Biezunski and
    Steven R. Newcomb created, named, standardized and pioneered the
    application of the Topic Maps paradigm. Biezunski and Newcomb serve as
    co-editors of the ISO 13250 Topic Maps standard. They also co-founded
    TopicMaps.Org, where they co-edited the XML syntax (the "XTM
    Specification") that was added to the 2002 version of the standard.

    Perhaps the simplest way to communicate the goal of the Topic Maps
    Reference Model is to ask, "How can a single perspective be most easily
    provided for each subject, from which various independent assertions
    about the subject are directly available?" To put it even more briefly,
    "How can a master index be made from indexes that were never intended to
    be merged with others?"

    The Public Service Collections Directorate and the Content Management
    Working Group of FLICC of the Library of Congress are co-sponsoring this

    Other events coming in the Luminary Lectures @ Your Library series this
    year include:

    "The Technology of Copyright: Digital Rights Management," Wednesday,
    November 19th, 10:30-12:00 noon @ the Pickford Theater, Karen Coyle,
    Digital Library Specialist

    "No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the
    21st Century Library, " Wednesday, December 3rd, 10:30-12:00 noon @ the
    West Dining Room, Dr. William E. Moen, Associate Professor, School of
    Library and Information Sciences; Fellow, Texas Center for Digital
    Knowledge, University of North Texas

    Please check the Luminary Lectures @ Your Library web site for more
    information about Dr. Michel Biezunski & Dr. Steven R. Newcomb and about
    this lecture series at <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures/>. A
    webcast of this lecture will be made available on this site after the

    For special assistance, please contact: Alison Morin, Library of
    Congress, Phone: (202) 707-1183, Email: amorin@loc.gov.

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