[Humanist] 24.147 events: e-infra; digital classics; community collections

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jun 24 07:19:04 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 147.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Knight, Gareth" <gareth.knight at kcl.ac.uk>                (15)
        Subject: Event: Uptake of e-Infrastructure services in the arts
                andhumanities, King's College, London

  [2]   From:    Alun Edwards <alun.edwards at oucs.ox.ac.uk>                 (20)
        Subject: Event for community collections, Aberystwyth 27 July 2010

  [3]   From:    "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>                  (35)
        Subject: Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar

        Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:58:07 +0100
        From: "Knight, Gareth" <gareth.knight at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Event: Uptake of e-Infrastructure services in the arts and humanities, King's College, London

Dear All,
I would like to invite you to a workshop I am co-organizing on July 6th. It's not part of DH 2010, but some DH attendees may be interested in attending. If you know of any project partners or colleagues who would be interested in this event, please do pass on the information. I'd be happy to discuss the event and the project in more detail with anyone who may be interested.

Workshop at King's College, London, July 6th, 2010, 12:00 - 17:00 "Uptake of e-Infrastructure services in the arts and humanities"
Organizers: Lorna Hughes, King's College London; Rob Procter, University of Manchester What do arts and humanities researchers want from e-Infrastructure services? What services and resources make up the e-Infrastructure for the arts and humanities? How are these services accessed and used by researchers across the disciplines? How are they transforming the research practice, and enabling new forms of scholarship? What are the barriers to using these services in the arts and humanities, and how might these be addressed? If academic research is to build on the foundations of the emerging e-Infrastructure, it is essential to understand potential barriers to wider adoption and uptake of these services, and to develop strategies to address them.
The JISC recently funded the project "Enabling uptake of e-Infrastructure services" (part of its Community Engagement strand) to investigate barriers to uptake of e-Infrastructure services in the UK. The project has now concluded, and a final report and other materials are now available. This workshop will discuss the findings of the project with a selected group of arts and humanities researchers and practitioners to discuss the impact of these findings on shaping future policy for research support.
The primary objectives of the workshop are to discuss strategies for increasing engagement with, and adoption of, e-infrastructure services in the UK. We wish to discuss these issues in greater depth with actual or potential users of e-infrastructure services, to frame the findings of the project within the way that researchers see their practice and the role that advanced information technologies play in their work. At the same time, we wish to provide service providers and technology developers with a sound grasp of problems as perceived by users from the arts and humanities.
Who should attend?
- Service providers who develop and implement e-Infrastructure services for the arts and humanities
- Researchers and practitioners in the arts and humanities who may have used (or attempted to use) e-infrastructure services for research
- Digital arts and humanities specialists, and University IT staff.
There is no charge to attend the workshop, but you must register. Please send e-mail to anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk<mailto:anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk> to register.
For updated information about the programme, see: http://www.arts-humanities.net/event/workshop_uptake_e_infrastructure_services_arts_humanities

        Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 14:44:10 +0100
        From: Alun Edwards <alun.edwards at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Event for community collections, Aberystwyth 27 July 2010

Dear Willard,

Apologies for cross-posting.

Registration is now open for the free RunCoCo/Culturenet Cymru workshop: How to Run a Community Collection Online, which will take place on Tues 27 July 2010 at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.
- Event details: http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/runcoco/events/27July/index.html
- Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/s/runcoco2010july
- Os hoffech gofrestru drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, anfonwch e-bost at anwene at culturenetcymru.com
- Organisers: RunCoCo, University of Oxford http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ and Culturenet Cymru, NLW www.culturenetcymru.com/selectLanguage.php

Community collections help to harness the collective resources of a wider community and spread the costs of creating and contributing to a collection across the education and public sectors. These include The Great War Archive www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa and Community Archives Wales www.ourwales.org.uk/. A community can also be harnessed to enrich an existing collection with tags or comments (like Galaxy Zoo, www.galaxyzoo.org). The organisers would like to invite anyone from the education/public sector who is interested in such projects to take part in this free RunCoCo workshop. As a taster, presentations from previous workshops held by RunCoCo are available online http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/runcoco/events/index.html

The RunCoCo workshop has a number of purposes:
- This is a chance for managers and others from community collection projects to share best practice and exchange knowledge
- This will be an opportunity for projects with some shared interests to meet face-to-face. The JISC-funded project, RunCoCo, has also launched an online 'community of interest' for those involved in community collection or working to harness a community to enrich an existing collection with tags or comments (http://groups.google.com/group/runcoco - follow the link on the right of that Web page to Join This Group)
- Be an opportunity to hear from a number of projects such as Galaxy Zoo and Community Archives Wales, as well as Culturenet Cymru and new initiatives like Citizen Science and The People's Collection
- RunCoCo will disseminate the processes, CoCoCo open-source software and results of the Great War Archive, a pilot community collection.

Places are limited, and similar events in Oxford have been over-subscribed. Please register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/runcoco2010july no later than 1200pm on 12 July 2010.

Os hoffech gofrestru drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, anfonwch e-bost at anwene at culturenetcymru.com We will confirm your place as soon as possible.

Best wishes, Alun

Alun Edwards
Manager of RunCoCo | Learning Technologies Group | Oxford University Computing Services | 13 Banbury Road | Oxford OX26NN
E: runcoco at oucs.ox.ac.uk 
W: http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ RunCoCo: how to run a community collection online

        Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:00:45 +0100
        From: "Mahony, Simon" <simon.mahony at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2010

Friday June 25th at 16:30
STB9 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Matteo Romanello (King's College London) Towards a Tool for the 
Automatic Extraction of Canonical References


Classicists usually refer to primary sources by means of abbreviated 
references, called canonical references. Explicit linking of primary and 
secondary sources contained in the Digital Library implies being able to 
automatically interpret and extract such references, which is still an 
open issue. A tool currently under development for the automatic 
extraction of canonical references will be presented.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, Juan.Garces at bl.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk or 
M.Terras at ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at 

Simon Mahony

Student Support Manager
Department of War Studies, e-Learning Programme
Room K7.05, 7th Floor, South Range
King's College London


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