[Humanist] 27.674 ADHO announcements: new SIG; conference code of conduct

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 674.
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  [1]   From:    Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>                         (31)
        Subject: ADHO Announces a New SIG, Linked Open Data

  [2]   From:    Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>                         (19)
        Subject: ADHO Announces a New Conference Code of Conduct


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        Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 06:29:14 -0600
        From: Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>
        Subject: ADHO Announces a New SIG, Linked Open Data


The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is pleased to
announce the formation of its third Special Interest Group, Linked Open
Data (DH-LOD). Linked Open Data conveys the idea of the Web as platform for
loosely-coupled, distributed services that offer data in an accessible,
open way, following the Linked Data principles as described by Tim
Berners-Lee.

A large number of digital humanities (DH) projects generate data. When this
data is published as LOD, both scholars and machines are able to combine
data from different projects, creating new datasets for research. DH is
making extensive use of open source software and open access venues for
publication. The same reasons for releasing research reporting and software
products under open licenses--transparency, serendipity and social
responsibility--should encourage us to release our research data as LOD as
well.

The mission of the ADHO LOD SIG is to bridge between the DH community and
the semantic web community, encouraging and facilitating the
interconnection and interoperability of open online Humanities resources by
raising awareness of new developments (both content and technology) and
discussing and developing best practices. The SIG encourages membership
from all fields and all regions of the globe. A website (
http://adho.org/lod/), Twitter account (https://twitter.com/dh_lod) and
listserv (http://lists.digitalhumanities.org/mailman/listinfo/lod) for the
LOD SIG have been created to encourage and facilitate communication among
members. If you are interested in linked open data, please join the SIG by
signing up for the listserv.

-- 
Lisa Spiro, Ph.D.
Chair of ADHO's Communications Committee
Blog: http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @lisaspiro
Phone: 832-341-0380



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        Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 15:33:31 -0600
        From: Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>
        Subject: ADHO Announces a New Conference Code of Conduct


To encourage a welcoming, inclusive climate for participants at its annual
Digital Humanities conference, the Alliance of Digital Humanities
Organizations (ADHO) has released a new code of conduct, available at
http://adho.org/administration/conference-coordinating-program-committee/adho-conference-code-conduct.

This code of conduct lays out broad principles to foster a safe, welcoming
conference environment that respects personal, cultural, and linguistic
differences. Neil Fraistat, Chair of ADHO’s Steering Committee, remarks:
“In issuing a code of conduct for its principal conference, ADHO joins
other organizations such as code4lib, the American Library Association, the
Digital Library Federation, and the Association for Computing Machinery. We
are especially grateful to Bethany Nowviskie, who has been guiding our
Inclusivity Initiative, for her leadership in producing the conference
code.”

-- 
Lisa Spiro, Ph.D.
Chair of ADHO's Communication Committee
Blog: http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @lisaspiro
Phone: 832-341-0380





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