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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 06:06:04 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 174.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: ELPUB 2007 <elpub2007_at_elpub.net> (76)
         Subject: ELPUB 2007: First Call for Papers

   [2] From: Michael Hancher <mh_at_umn.edu> (49)
         Subject: call for papers, SHARP 2007

   [3] From: Simon Tanner <simon.tanner_at_kcl.ac.uk> (61)
         Subject: Archiving 2007 Call for Papers Announced

   [4] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (71)
         Subject: Electronic Records Research Fellows Symposium

         Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 05:53:51 +0100
         From: ELPUB 2007 <elpub2007_at_elpub.net>
         Subject: ELPUB 2007: First Call for Papers

*** Apologies for cross-postings ***
First Call for Papers
11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
13 to 15 June 2007, Vienna (Austria)


Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Access

"Openness" is a broad philosophical as well as technical tenet that
underlies much of the innovation in the creation and consumption of Internet
technologies, which are in turn transforming scholarly communications,
practices and publishing across the disciplines and around the world.

ELPUB 2007 is devoted to examining the full spectrum of "openness" in
digital publishing, from open source applications for content creation to
open distribution of content, and open standards to facilitate sharing and
open access. We welcome papers with theoretical analysis, description of
models and services, or new and innovative technical results on:

* Publishing models, tools, services and roles
* Digital publication value chain
* Multilingual and multimodal interfaces
* Services and technology for specific user communities, media, and content
* Interoperability and scalability
* Middleware infrastructure to facilitate awareness and discovery
* Personalisation technologies ((e.g. social tagging, folksonomies, RSS,
* Metadata creation, usage and interoperability
* Semantic web issues
* Security, privacy and copyright issues
* Digital reservation, contents authentication
* Recommendations, guidelines, standards

Contributions are invited for the following categories:

- Single papers (abstract minimum of 1,000 and maximum of 1500 words)
- Tutorial (abstract minimum of 500 and maximum of 1500 words)
- Workshop (abstract max of 1000 words)
- Poster (abstract max of 500 words)
- Demonstration (abstract max of 500 words)

Abstracts must be submitted following the instructions on the conference
website <http://www.elpub.net>.

Important dates:

January 10th 2007: Deadline for submission of abstracts (in all categories):

February 28, 2007: Authors will be notified of the acceptance of submitted
papers and workshop proposal.

April 11th, 2007: Final papers must be received . See website for detailed
author instructions.

Posters (A1-format) and demonstration materials should be brought by their
authors at the conference time. Only abstracts of these contributions will
be published in the conference proceedings. Information on requirements for
Workshops and tutorials proposals will be posted shortly on the website.

Accepted full paper will be published in the conference proceedings.
Electronic version of the contributions will also be archived at:
http://elpub.scix.net <http://elpub.scix.net/


The ELPUB 2007 conference will keep the tradition of the ten previous
international conferences on electronic publishing, held in the United
Kingdom (in 1997 and 2001), Hungary (1998), Sweden (1999), Russia (2000),
the Czech Republic (2002), Portugal (2003), Brazil (2004), Belgium (2005)
and Bulgaria (2006), which is to bring together researchers, lecturers,
librarians, developers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, managers, users and all
those interested on issues regarding electronic publishing in widely
differing contexts. These include the human, cultural, economic, social,
technological, legal, commercial and other relevant aspects that such an
exciting theme encompasses.

Three distinguished features of this conference are: broad scope of topics
which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about
various aspects of electronic publishing; combination of general and
technical issues; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and
publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent

Conference Location:
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of Europe's most fascinating cities
with a rich history and various cultural attractions and reasonable living
costs. The campus of Vienna University of Technology is located near the
historic downtown of Vienna.

Conference Host: Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

General Chair: Bob Martens <b.martens_at_tuwien.ac.at>, Vienna University of
Technology, Vienna, Austria

Programme Chair: Leslie Chan <chan_at_utsc.utoronto.ca>, University of Toronto
at Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

         Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 05:58:10 +0100
         From: Michael Hancher <mh_at_umn.edu>
         Subject: call for papers, SHARP 2007


SHARP 2007 Conference: Open the Book, Open the Mind

The fifteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in
Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota on July 11-15, 2007. SHARP
is the leading international association for historians of print
culture, enlisting more than 1,200 scholars world-wide; its members
study "the creation, dissemination, and reception of script and
print, including newspapers, periodicals, and ephemera," as well as
the history of books. Recent SHARP conferences have paid special
attention to the nature of electronic text. The forthcoming
conference is organized in cooperation with the College of Liberal
Arts, University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota Libraries;
Minneapolis Public Library; Minnesota Historical Society, and
Minnesota Center for Book Arts -- a part of Open Book.

The conference theme, "Open the Book, Open the Mind," will highlight
how books develop and extend minds and cultures, and also how they
are opened to new media and new purposes. However, individual papers
or sessions may address any aspect of book history and print or
manuscript cultures -- past, present, and future.

The conference organizers invite proposals for individual
presentations, and also for complete panels of three presentations on
a unifying topic. As is the SHARP custom, each session of 90 minutes
will feature three papers of up to 20 minutes, providing time for
substantive discussion with members of the audience. Proposals should
be submitted via the online conference website by November 30, 2006:
please go to http://purl.oclc.org/NET/SHARP2007proposals and follow
the directions provided there.

Each individual proposal should contain a title, an abstract of no
more than 300 words, and brief biographical information about the
author or co-authors. Session proposals should explain the theme and
goals, as well as include the three individual abstracts.

Each year SHARP provides funding support for a few partial travel
grants for advanced graduate students and for independent scholars.
If you would like to apply for such support please do so online, as
you submit your proposal.

In keeping with the theme of the conference, a "pre-conference" of
practical workshops and a plenary session devoted to book arts and
artists' books will be held at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts at
Open Book, near the University of Minnesota campus, on Tuesday, July
10, 2007. Details about that pre-conference and about the main
conference program, registration, and housing arrangements will be
made available early in 2007 at the general conference web site,
http://www.cce.umn.edu/conferences/sharp. Much information about
SHARP 2007 and its location, including hotel-reservation information,
is already available there.

Michael Hancher
Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
207 Lind Hall, 207 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
         Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 05:59:22 +0100
         From: Simon Tanner <simon.tanner_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Archiving 2007 Call for Papers Announced
>The Society for Imaging Science and Technology 
>announces the Call for Papers for Archiving 2007 
>to be held May 21-24, 2007 in Arlington, VA. The 
>deadline for abstract submission is November 1, 
>2006 and a PDF of the Call for Papers can be 
>found at www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2007.
>Paper proposals should be submitted according to the process described at
>The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a 
>unique community of imaging novices and experts 
>from libraries, archives, records management, 
>and information technology institutions to 
>discuss and explore the expanding field of 
>digital archiving and preservation. Attendees 
>from across the world represent industry, 
>academia, governments, and cultural heritage 
>institutions. The conference presents the latest 
>research results on archiving, provides a forum 
>to explore new strategies and policies, and 
>reports on successful projects that can serve as 
>benchmarks in the field. Prospective authors are 
>invited to submit oral and interactive 
>presentations by the November 1st deadline.
>Proposed program topics include:
>• Archiving and Technology
>      o  File Formats
>      o  Standards (formats, color space, compression)
>      o  Containers and packaging (e.g. METS, XFDU)
>      o  Digitization workflows and techniques 
> (scanning, OCR, image workflows)
>      o  Storage technology and strategies
>      o  Automated metadata extraction/harvest
>•  Creating and Managing Digital Collections
>      o  Selecting content, creating collections
>      o  Categories of content type (e-mail, images, audio, video, data)
>      o  Creating digital repositories
>      o  Content and digital asset management
>      o  Metadata for access
>      o  Rights management and Intellectual property issues
>      o  Auditing and certification of trusted repositories
>      o  Access, search, retrieval
>      o  Indexing, taxonomies, text searching
>•  Digital Preservation
>      o  Preservation methodologies (research into solutions)
>      o  Metadata for preservation
>      o  Preservation planning (risk assessment, 
> disaster planning, preservation process assessment)
>      o  Preservation workflows
>Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there.
>Felecia Marsh
>IS&T Conference Assistant
>703/642-9090 x 105
         Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 06:03:22 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Electronic Records Research Fellows Symposium
[Submitted by Helen R. Tibbo, tibbo_at_ils.unc.edu]
I am pleased to announce that Professor Seamus Ross will be the keynote
speaker at the 2006 NHPRC Electronic Records Research Fellows Symposium,
Friday, October 6, 2006 in Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. This promises
to be a great beginning to a wonderful day. Following Professor Ross, the
2005 Fellows will present the findings from their research projects and the
2006 Fellows will give us a glimpse into what they will be doing during the
upcoming year. Dr. Paul Conway will provide a critique of the projects. This
event is free and open to the public but we encourage you to register to
facilitate our planning for the event at: http://sils.unc.edu/news/nhprc/
Please visit our website for more information:
Title: Uncertainty, Risk, Trust, and Digital Persistency
Author: Seamus Ross, Director HATII University of Glasgow and Associate
Director of the UK's Digital Curation Centre
Digital preservation and curation is, in part, about the management of
uncertainty and the engendering of trust. Management of uncertainty
underpins mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, integrity, and
provenance of digital materials. The conversion of uncertainties into
measurable and manageable risks involves an appreciation of the preservation
pressure points and the methods, technologies, and processes that can be
employed to ameliorate them.  To manage risks associated with the fragility
of digital objects auditable processes, workflows, and methods need to be
supported by guidelines, metadata, a richer understanding of the nature of
digital objects, and tools. Current research in digital preservation and
curation is making strides towards better defining risks and ways of
avoiding and managing them.
The discussion of approaches to measuring uncertainty and managing risk in
digital curation is set against the backdrop of the work of key European
projects in the area of digital preservation and curation.  These include
the work of The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in the UK,
DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), CASPAR (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific
knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval), PLANETS (Preservation and
Long-term Access through NETworked Services),
Digital Preservation Cluster of the DELOS Network of Excellence in Digital
Libraries (DELOS-DPC), and ERPANET (Electronic Resource Preservation and
Access Network). All these projects are contributing to the global effort to
address the challenges which make long term accessibility of digital
materials an uncertain activity and risks difficult to assess and manage.
Seamus Ross, Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation, and
Director of Humanities Computing and Information Management at the
University of Glasgow, runs HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and
Information Institute) (http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk) of which he is the
founding director. He is an Associate Director of the Digital Curation
Centre in the UK (http://www.dcc.ac.uk), a co-principal investigator in the
DELOS Digital Libraries Network of Excellence (http://www.dpc.delos.ac.uk),
and Principal Director of DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE)
(http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu). He was Principal Director of
ERPANET a European Commission activity to enhance the preservation of
cultural heritage and scientific digital objects (http://www.erpanet.org),
and a key player in The Digital Culture Forum (DigiCULT Forum) which worked
to improve the take-up of cutting edge research and technology by the
cultural heritage sector (http://www.digicult.info). Before joining the
University of Glasgow he was Head of ICT at the British Academy and a
technologist at a company specialising in knowledge engineering. He earned a
doctorate from the University of Oxford.  Some of his publications are
available at http://eprints.erpanet.org  During 2005/6 Seamus Ross is
Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) and
Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College (Oxford).
Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Professor
School of Information and Library Science
201 Manning Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Tel: 919.962.8063
Fax: 919.962.8071
Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London | Kay House, 7
Arundel Street | London WC2R 3DX | U.K. | +44 (0)20 7848-2784 fax:
-2980 || willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/
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