[Humanist] 28.402 events: antiquarianism; linked data; music encoding

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Oct 16 08:50:09 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 402.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Lieke Ploeger <lieke.ploeger at okfn.org>                    (35)
        Subject: DM2E event, 18 November, Vienna: Putting Linked Library Data
                to Work

  [2]   From:    Johannes Kepper <kepper at edirom.de>                        (41)
        Subject: Music Encoding Conference 2015: Call for Abstracts

  [3]   From:    Molly Hardy <mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com>                  (51)
        Subject: The Digital Antiquarian Conference and Workshop at the
                American Antiquarian Society

        Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:09:38 +0200
        From: Lieke Ploeger <lieke.ploeger at okfn.org>
        Subject: DM2E event, 18 November, Vienna: Putting Linked Library Data to Work

Dear all,

You are invited to join us on Tuesday 18 November at the ONB Austrian
National Library in Vienna to find out more about the DM2E project
 http://www.dm2e.eu/  and the wider possibilities of scholarly and library
(re-)use of Linked Open Data.

In this half-day seminar we will share information on how content has been
used for mappings to Europeana and for publishing delivered metadata as
Linked Open Data using the DM2E model, a specialised version of the
Europeana Data Model (EDM) for the manuscript domain. In addition, Open
Knowledge will be present to talk about the value of open data and the
OpenGLAM network and we will show results of the work carried out by
Digital Humanities scholars applying the semantic annotation tools
developed in DM2E to a subset of the published content. The day will be
concluded with a workshop based around the Pundit tool for semantic
annotation from NET7.

   - *Date and time*: Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 13:00 – 18:00
   - *Location*: Oratorium, Austrian National Library, Josefsplatz 1, 1015
   Vienna, Austria
   - *Programme*: The full programme is available from
   - *Registration*: Attendance is free but places are limited: please sign
   up through Eventbrite
   case you plan to attend our seminar.

Best regards,

Lieke Ploeger.

Lieke Ploeger

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        Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:27:44 +0200
        From: Johannes Kepper <kepper at edirom.de>
        Subject: Music Encoding Conference 2015: Call for Abstracts

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the Music Encoding Conference by the Music Encoding Initiative community, which will be held 19-21 May 2015 (with pre-conference workshops on 18 May) in Florence, Italy, in cooperation 
with IAML Italia.

The quest for a coherent and universal system for the digital representation of music notation has been pursued for decades and the recent accomplishments of the Music Encoding Initiative have garnered a great deal of attention in a wide range of music scholarship and in the broader digital humanities. The encoding of symbolic music data opens new research paths to traditional music studies (from editing to analysis) and computational musicology, and constitutes a foundational tool for music bibliography and librarianship. This conference aims to gather specialists in all these 
areas, to discuss the current state of modeling, generation and use of music encoding, to exchange experiences, and to forge collaborations.

Proposals for papers, posters, panel discussions, and pre-conference workshops are encouraged. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

• music encoding as a theoretical approach for research
• methodologies for encoding, music editing, description and analysis
• rendering of symbolic music data in audio and graphical forms
• relationships between symbolic music data, encoded text, and facsimile images
• capture, interchange, and re-purposing of music data and metadata
• ontologies, authority files, and linked data in music encoding and description
• additional topics relevant to music encoding, editing, and description

The deadline for all submissions is 23 November 2014. PDF or Word-compatible files are preferred. All submissions must include:

• name(s) of author(s)
• title
• abstract
• current or most recent institutional affiliation of author(s) and e-mail address
• proposal type: paper, poster, panel session, or workshop

For paper and poster proposals, abstracts of no more than 1000 words, including relevant bibliographic references, are requested. Please also include a short statement regarding your current interests related to music encoding.

Panel session proposals, describing the topic and nature of the session and including short biographies of the participants, must be no longer than 2000 words.

Proposals for half- or full-day pre-conference workshops, to be held on May 18th, should include the workshop’s proposed duration, as well as its logistical and technical requirements.

Additional details regarding registration, accomodations, etc. will be announced on the conference webpage 
Please note: As Florence in May is very crowded by tourists, it is suggested to book your accomodation as soon as possible, and not later than the end of 2014. Many hotels allow to book without any expense. A change would often be easier and cheaper, in case of need, then a very improbable last minute booking.

Important dates:

- 23 November 2014: Deadline for abstract submissions
- 10 January 2015: Notification of acceptance of submission
- 18 May 2015: Pre-conference workshops
- 19-21 May 2015: Conference

If you have any questions, please e-mail conference2015 at music-encoding.org.

Program Committee

- Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Richard Freedman, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
- Franz Kelnreiter, Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg
- Christine Siegert, Universität der Künste Berlin (chair)
- Axel Teich Geertinger, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Organizing Committee (might be extended):

- Johannes Kepper, Universität Paderborn
- Federica Riva, IAML Italia
- Perry Roland, University of Virginia

        Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:48:35 -0400
        From: Molly Hardy <mollyohaganhardy at gmail.com>
        Subject: The Digital Antiquarian Conference and Workshop at the American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society is launching a new initiative with a
conference and workshop to explore critical, historical, and practical
challenges of archival research and access, offering project-based
development and discussion focused on the AAS’s unparalleled holdings in
pre-1876 books, manuscripts, newspapers, and graphic arts.

The two-day *conference* will open up questions related to digitization,
cataloguing, and research design, exploring applications of digital tools
and methods to diverse library materials, and identifying needs and
opportunities in the development of critical bibliography appropriate to
21st-century tools. Leaders in book history, curators and librarians from
university and independent research libraries, and innovators in the
digital humanities will convene in Worcester to exchange ideas about the
past, present, and future of historical information literacy and the
archive. The conference has been organized by Thomas Augst and Molly
O’Hagan Hardy. Kenneth Carpenter, Carl Stahmer, and Michael Winship will
give keynote talks. Papers will be presented by Blake Bronson-Barlett, Matt
Brown, Craig Carey, Dawn Childress, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Lisa
Gitelman, Jacqueline Goldsby, Leon Jackson, Mary Kelley, Lauren Klein,
Meredith Neuman, Kyle Roberts, Todd Thompson, and Jessica Showalter.

Following the conference, concepts and methods will be more deeply explored
in a five-day *workshop *dedicated to practice-based learning in digital
humanities in the AAS’s major areas of archival development and research.
The workshop will introduce students to fundamental questions about how
data is organized and used in contexts of archival development and
research. Intended for faculty and graduate students interested in archival
research, as well as students in library and information sciences, the
workshop will discuss archival practices of acquisition, preservation, and
cataloguing, survey best-practices for archival research (both at AAS and
other historical archives) and offer hands-on training in
project-development utilizing AAS holdings. Topics and exercises will focus
on how metadata for archival collections are created, organized and
remediated in digital environments, using AAS digital projects as a case
study; how special collections collection catalogs are organized based on
the specificities of the collection, standardized through authority work,
and related to and different from union catalogs; and finally, how
decisions about digitalization are made, including questions around optical
character recognition, encoding (TEI), tagging, cataloguing formats, and
newspapers; how collections are developed and the ways in which
digitization impacts that process.

To register for the conference and/or to apply for the workshop, please
visit: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/digitalantiquarian

For further information, please contact Molly Hardy at mhardy at mwa.org

Molly O'Hagan Hardy
ACLS Public Fellow
Digital Humanities Curator
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609-1634
(508) 471-2134
AAS website/online catalog:  http://www.americanantiquarian.org

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