18.291 conferences: Ancient Studies, New Technologies; Libraries in the Digital Age

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 07:24:57 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 291.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Michael L. Norton" <nortonml_at_jmu.edu> (50)
         Subject: Ancient Studies, New Technologies 3 (3-5 December

   [2] From: dalbello_at_scils.rutgers.edu (195)
         Subject: Call for Papers: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA)

         Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 07:16:02 +0100
         From: "Michael L. Norton" <nortonml_at_jmu.edu>
         Subject: Ancient Studies, New Technologies 3 (3-5 December 2004)

Conference Announcement

The third biennial conference on the topic of "Ancient Studies -- New
Technology: The World Wide Web and Scholarly Research, Communication, and
Publication in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies" will be held
December 3-5, 2004, at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. As
before, the papers will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

* The Digital Museum;
* The Digital Classroom;
* The Digital Scholar
* Theory, Methodology, and Ideology
* Manuscripts, Collections, and Editions, and
* Research Issues

Further information about the conference, including the program and (soon)
abstracts, can be found at: http://www.cisat.jmu.edu/asnt3

For further information, contact:

Michael L. Norton
Computer Science Dept.
MSC 4103
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-2777

About the Conference

Classical, Medieval, and Byzantine scholars have long relied on academic
symposia and printed media to disseminate the fruits of their research. In
the last two decades, the Internet and the World Wide Web have made new
forms of publication possible. Electronic journals have been founded, such
as the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and the Medieval Review. Academic
websites, including De Imperatoribus Romanis, Perseus, Diotima, Electronic
Antiquity, ORB, Lacus Curtius, the Stoa, and the Medieval Sourcebook,
provide wide audiences with primary materials, scholarly studies, and access
to other resources. Search engines like Index Antiquus have been developed
to help navigate the rapidly multiplying opportunities of this new medium.

In spite of these advances, the Internet is just beginning to fulfill its
potential as a scholarly medium. This conference will address various ways
in which the World Wide Web is being, and can be, developed, in the fields
of Classical, Medieval, and Byzantine studies. Participants are encouraged
to use their imaginations in considering different ways in which the WEB can
help to promote ancient and medieval studies. Presentations are not only of
a theoretical nature, but also of a practical, "how-to", nature.

   * Michael L. Norton, Ph.D.
   * Computer Science Dept.
   * ISAT/CS #209
   * MSC 4103
   * James Madison University
   * Harrisonburg, VA 22807
   * (540_568-2777
   * nortonml_at_jmu.edu

         Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 07:17:54 +0100
         From: dalbello_at_scils.rutgers.edu
         Subject: Call for Papers: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2005

Annual Course and Conference:


Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia
30 May - 3 June 2005
Inter-University Centre (http://www.hr/iuc)
Don Ivana Bulica 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, and
Hotel Odisej, island Mljet, Pomena, Croatia (http://www.hotelodisej.hr)
Course web site: http://www.pedos.hr/lida
Course email: lida_at_pedos.hr

The general aim of the annual conference and course Libraries in the
Digital Age (LIDA), started in 2000, is to address the changing and
challenging environment for libraries and information systems and services
in the digital world, with an emphasis on examining contemporary problems,
advances and solutions. Each year a different and 'hot' theme is
addressed, divided in two parts; the first part covers research and
development and the second part addresses advances in applications and
practice. LIDA seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners, and
developers in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning,
made easier by being held in memorable locations.

Themes LIDA 2005


One of the reasons for the world-wide success of digital libraries is that
technologies provide unprecedented access to a growing variety of library
resources and services. But another, and probably the main reason for
their success, is related to the remarkable growth of their use. Digital
libraries have struck a chord with users. Numerous innovative practices
have been developed and more are underway that account for this success
and increased use globally.

The goal of the first part of LIDA 2005 is to explore and ascertain the
realized capabilities and future promises of digital libraries in terms of
enhanced or new services, processes, structures, and social practices, and
to examine their integration with services, structures, and social
functions of traditional libraries and related institutions. Invited are
contributions (types described below) covering the following topics:
o innovative features: services, practices, modes of access, and
structures in digital libraries
o advances in study of representation, organization, and preservation
o treatment of non-textual resources: images, sounds, multimedia
o projects that cross digital libraries, museums, archives, and/or other
o advances in cooperation and sharing among libraries; changes in
o evaluation measures, methods and studies; use and usability studies
o social and global aspects of digital libraries; effect of digital
libraries in scholarship, education, arts, culture
o barriers and obstacles to use, satisfaction, and success .


Not only large libraries are into digital libraries. A variety of smaller
libraries (and not only libraries but other institutions and organizations
of all shapes and sizes) are concerned with building or improving a
digital library in their own domain, and for their users. Of course,
majority of small libraries and institutions have limited resources,
raising the obvious question: what can be done under restricted
conditions? On the positive side, a number of digital library services may
be an excellent way to extend the reach out to old and new constituencies
and provide grounds for cooperation.

The goal of the second part of LIDA 2005 is to share experiences from
practice and research in construction and operation of small digital
libraries at a variety of institutions or domains, and in related networks
and infrastructures on regional, institutional, or subject basis. This
particularly involves small public and school libraries, libraries that
serve remote areas, regional libraries, and specialized libraries.
Contributions are invited that approach building, maintaining, and
improving small digital libraries and networks from a number of
perspectives. These include:
o types of contents and services provided by small digital libraries
o steps in design, development, and implementation of a small digital
library or library network
o necessary technology; methods and tools for digitizing, searching and
o availability of "digital library in a box" software and approaches;
digital library toolkits
o experiences in establishing digital libraries in small or isolated
library environments; cooperative approaches; safeguarding the library;
effects in their community
o getting up or improving your own library web site; what can be obtained
o cultural heritage digital libraries in small institutions - libraries,
museums, archives
o "if you build will they come?" - needs, knowledge, skills of
participant population; experiences with involving potential users in
building of a digital library
o necessary competencies and continuing education for librarians and
information professionals in small libraries; how to reach and convince

Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:
1. Papers: research studies and reports on advances that will be presented
at the conference and included on the conference Web site. Papers of up to
4000 words in length should be submitted, following the American
Psychological Association (APA) style, followed, among others, by the
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
(JASIST) and Information Processing & Management (IP&M). The papers will
be refereed and published in LIDA 2005 Proceedings. A selection of the
best papers will be submitted for publication in the journal The
International Information and Library Review.
2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies, advances,
examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be presented in a
special poster session. An award will be given for the Best Posters.
Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or two- page
3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services,
interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be
presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in
special demonstration sessions. These should involve some aspect of users
and use. Proposals for demonstration should provide short description and
a URL address, if available.
4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and
educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the
main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared
with workshop organizers. Proposals for workshops should include a short
description, with indication of level and potential audience.

Submissions should be in electronic form (as attachments to email). to
Prof. Tatjana Aparac at taparac_at_ffos.hr. Inquires can also be addressed to
the co-chair of the conference Prof. Tefko Saracevic and Program Chair for
Part I. Prof. Christine Borgman. Full addresses are provided below. All
submissions will be refereed.

o For papers and workshops 10 January 2005. Acceptance by 10 February
o For demonstrations and posters: 10 February 2005. Acceptance by 1 March
o Final submission for all 15 March 2005.

Invitation to institutions

We are inviting libraries, information agencies, professional
organizations, and service providers to consider participation at LIDA by
providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit about their advances, or
by presenting a paper or poster about their activities. Sponsorship of an
event is also invited. Institutions can benefit as well: We will provide
course materials and virtual tutorials to participants so that they can
communicate, instruct, and transfer topics of interest to their
institution. Thus, we are organizing LIDA to reach a wider audience.

Organization and submission addresses

Course co-directors and Program Chairs for Part II:
Department of Information Sciences
Faculty of Education
University of Osijek
Lorenza Jaegera 9, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 6120111/231 Fax: +385 1 6156879
Email: taparac_at_ffos.hr
URL: http://www.ffzg.hr/infoz/biblio/nastava/taparac.htm
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 U.S.A.
Tel.: +1(732)932-7500/ extension 8222 Fax: (732)932-2644
Email: tefko_at_scils.rutgers.edu
URL: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~tefko

Program Chair for Part I:
Christine L. Borgman,
Professor & Presidential Chair
Depafrtment of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education &
Information Studies
235 GSE&IS Bldg, Box 951520
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520, USA
Tel: +1(310)825-6164; Fax: 206-4460
Email: borgman@gseis.ucla.edu URL http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/cborgman



The first part of LIDA 2005 will be held in Dubrovnik and for the second
part, the conference will move to island Mljet, less than a two-hour ride
from Dubrovnik on a fast catamaran. Pre-conference workshops are planned
for 30 May 2005 and post-conference workshops for 4 June 2005.

Dubrovnik, Croatia is among the unique cities in the world, recognized as
one of the World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO. It is a walled city,
preserved as it existed in medieval times. A beautiful natural location on
the Adriatic Sea, a lavish architecture of squares, palaces, and churches,
small, intriguing hill-hugging streets, pedestrian-only traffic within the
walls, outings to the enchanting near-by islands - all these and more
combine to make Dubrovnik one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
For Croatia see http://www.croatia.hr/ and for Dubrovnik
http://web.tzdubrovnik.hr/; travel information at

Mljet is one of the most enchanting islands in the Adriatic, a sea that
abounds with beautiful islands to start with. Hotel Odisej is in a small
harbor. Near the hotel is the entrance to Mljet National Park with lush
vegetation surrounding three inland lakes, a small island with a monastery
in the middle lake, paths for walking, and spots for swimming in the blue
and green sea. For Mljet National Park see http://www.np-mljet.hr/ and for
hotel Odisej (with further information about the surroundings) see

Marija Dalbello
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1071
Voice: 732.932.7500 / 8215
Internet: dalbello_at_scils.rutgers.edu
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