[Humanist] 28.838 events: text-editing; web archives

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Fri Mar 20 07:16:32 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 838.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Elli Bleeker <elli.bleeker at gmail.com>                     (42)
        Subject: Workshop: Digital Text Editing and Knowledge Transfer, May
                14th (London School of Advanced Study)

  [2]   From:    Janne Nielsen <imvjani at dac.au.dk>                         (18)
        Subject: Registration for the conference Web Archives as Scholarly

        Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:58:42 +0100
        From: Elli Bleeker <elli.bleeker at gmail.com>
        Subject: Workshop: Digital Text Editing and Knowledge Transfer, May 14th (London School of Advanced Study)
        In-Reply-To: <550A8C50.6010003 at mccarty.org.uk>

Dear community,

We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at the University of London
School of Advanced Study (SAS) on sharing digital text editing training and
teaching methods. The workshop takes place on *May 14, 2015* and is
organised and endorsed by NeDiMAH, DARIAH-RS, Erasmus +, and the DiXiT

Over the past decades, those active in developing a range of digital
scholarly editing practices have built up a large body of knowledge about
digital tools and methods that enable the development, presentation, and
analysis of digital texts. This has resulted in a wide variety of methods
for teaching and training of text editing. However, those who have to adapt
quickly to working in a digital scholarly editing environment are often not
aware of these different training methods. As a consequence, they might be
overlooking available resources, or even re-inventing the wheel.

The event will bring together teachers of digital editing with a group of
people who have faced the need to learn more about this area, especially
those working in commercial publishing as well as research projects. A
number of key practitioners will be invited to discuss the core resources
available for text editing, and how expertise can be shared more widely.
Specifically, we are looking to see how the experience of those in academia
who teach and research text editing can contribute to the development of a
core set of training materials for those new to the field, and how we can
have better knowledge transfer around digital text editing.

The underlying aim of the workshop is therefore to scope what is already
available in terms of training materials, and to develop a methodology to
assess different kinds of teaching material. This critical overview will
assist the community in the further development of teaching material for
text editing. As an output of the workshop, a basic and open curriculum
will be developed and published as an online resource by NeDIMAH.

The workshop will be in English and is open to anyone interested in the
field of text editing; *some previous experience with text editing and/or
teaching is required*.

Please register on the EventBrite page
A limited number of travel bursaries are available to postgraduates and
early career researchers in countries that are part of the NeDiMAH network.
If you wish to apply for a bursary, please contact the organisers through
the online form before *April 15*.

With kind regards,

Lorna Hughes, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Elena Pierazzo, University of Grenoble
Elli Bleeker, University of Antwerp

        Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:31:42 +0000
        From: Janne Nielsen <imvjani at dac.au.dk>
        Subject: Registration for the conference Web Archives as Scholarly Sources
        In-Reply-To: <D12DF612.9EC9%imvjani at dac.au.dk>

Interested in the scholarly use of web archives?

Registration is now open for non-presenters for the conference Web Archives as Scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives taking place 8-10 June 2015 at Aarhus University in Denmark. Information at http://resaw.eu/events/international-conference-aarhus-june-2015/ or below.

The conference is organised by RESAW, Aarhus University, the State and University Library (Denmark), the Royal Library (Denmark), l’Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Université de Lille 3, the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), the University of Amsterdam, the British Library, and Leibniz University Hannover/ALEXANDRIA.

In March 2014, the web celebrated its twenty-fifth birthday. This vast information resource is of enormous importance to scholars, both as a primary source and as a means of networking and communication. It is, however, strikingly ephemeral, and much important data has already been lost. The archiving of this vast range of material, so that it is accessible to both contemporary and future researchers, increasingly occupies national memory institutions, and researchers are also beginning to realise and explore its value. This conference seeks to explore the potential of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and opportunities of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and teaching, and to discuss and inform archival provision. This multi-disciplinary conference is aimed at scholars, web archiving institutions, web archivists, curators, IT-developers, companies and public institutions interested in web archiving and research using web archives.
The conference programme will be released 4 May 2015.

Submission of papers is closed but registration for non-presenters is now open and takes place at: https://auws.au.dk/resaw2015nonpresenters. Participation as well as coffee and lunch are free of charge. Participants must pay for dinner, travel and accomodation themselves. Please note that there are a limited number of seats for non-presenters. First-come, first-served. If there are no more seats available through the webshop, please contact Niels Brügger<mailto:nb at dac.au.dk>  or Janne Nielsen<mailto:imvjani at dac.au.dk> who will check whether additional seats can be arranged. Registration for non-presenters will close 18 May.

On Tuesday 9 June in the afternoon, it will be possible to participate in the workshop "Elements, Graphs, and Entities: Analyzing Web Archive Datasets" presented by Vinay Goel and Jefferson Bailey from the Internet Archive. Participation is free but there are some specific requirements (see below) and the number of participants is limited to 25. You can sign up for the workshop when registering. Please note that some parallel sessions will run concurrently with the workshop. The organisers will make sure that attendees who sign up for the workshop will not present in any of the parallel sessions on Tuesday afternoon.

About the workshop:
This workshop will explore new methods of research use of web archives by giving researchers exposure to, and training in, the tools, methods, and types of analysis possible in working with datasets extracted from entire web archive collections. Giving researchers datasets of specific extracted metadata elements, longitudinal link graph data, extracted named entities, and other post-processed data can help facilitate new research methods and new types of visualization, inquiry, and analysis. Requirements: Participants will need to have a laptop and have access to a Unix/Linux environment, either via a Mac (or Linux OS) or, for Windows users, via a related OS, such as Ubuntu, running in VirtualBox (or similar). Participants should have very basic comfort interacting with the command line (Terminal). Prior to the workshop, attendees will be given links for downloading the necessary scripts, code templates, and data. Participants will need to have the ability to install software on their laptops and will be provide basic instruction for installing the tools necessary for visualizing the data we will be working with in the workshop. Attendees need not have great technical proficiency, but should be comfortable playing around with data and have an open-minded spirit towards working with and visualizing datasets. Any questions about the workshop can be directed to jefferson at archive.org<mailto:jefferson at archive.org> and vinay at archive.org<mailto:vinay at archive.org>.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Niels Brügger (nb at dac.au.dk<mailto:nb at dac.au.dk>) or Janne Nielsen (imvjani at dac.au.dk<mailto:imvjani at dac.au.dk>), Aarhus University.


Janne Nielsen, Research assistant, PhD
Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14, building 5347, room 242
8200 Aarhus N

phone: +45 87162005
mail: imvjani at dac.au.dk<mailto:imvjani at dac.au.dk>

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