[Humanist] 29.20 events: digital libraries; text re-use; storylines; web archives

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Tue May 12 07:35:03 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 20.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Franzini, Emily" <efranzini at gcdh.de>                     (18)
        Subject: 3rd Call for participation: Digital Humanities Hackathon on
                Text Re-Use

  [2]   From:    Ben Miller <bjmiller at mit.edu>                             (60)
        Subject: Final Call for Papers: Computing News Storylines 2015 at
                ACL-IJCNLP 2015

  [3]   From:    Bethany Nowviskie <bnowviskie at CLIR.ORG>                   (22)
        Subject: 2015 DLF Forum info & dates

  [4]   From:    Alix Keener <alixkee at umich.edu>                           (95)
        Subject: Deadline approaching: CFP: Web Archives 2015: Capture,
                Curate, Analyze

        Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 10:17:20 +0000
        From: "Franzini, Emily" <efranzini at gcdh.de>
        Subject: 3rd Call for participation: Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use

APPLY! Digital Humanities Hackathon on Text Re-Use: 
‘Don’t leave your data problems at home!’
27-30 July, 2015

Hosted by the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Organised by: Emily Franzini, Greta Franzini and Maria Moritz

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities will host a Hackathon targeted at students and researchers with a humanities background who wish to improve their computer skills by working with their own data-set. Rather than teaching everything there is to know about algorithms, the Hackathon will assist participants with their specific data-related problem, so that they can take away the knowledge needed to tackle the issue(s) at hand. The focus of this Hackathon is automatic text re-use detection and aims at engaging participants in intensive collaboration. Participants will be introduced to technologies representing the state of the art in the field and shown the potential of text re-use detection. Participants will also be able to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge to make sense of the output generated by algorithms detecting text re-use, and will gain an understanding of which algorithms best fit certain types of textual data. Finally, participants will be introduced to some text re-use visualisations.

Application deadline: 15 May 2015
For more information, please visit:http://etrap.gcdh.de/?p=669

Emily Franzini
Research Associate
Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
Chair for Telematics
Institute for Computer Science
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Papendiek 16 (Heyne-Haus)
37073 Göttingen
W: etrap.gcdh.de http://etrap.gcdh.de
T: @EmilyFranzini

        Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 12:41:01 -0400
        From: Ben Miller <bjmiller at mit.edu>
        Subject: Final Call for Papers: Computing News Storylines 2015 at ACL-IJCNLP 2015
        In-Reply-To: <20150227073844.EA935830 at digitalhumanities.org>

                               Final Call for Papers
    Computing News Storylines 2015 (NewsStory 2015)

  Workshop in conjunction with ACL-IJCNLP 2015, Beijing, China

    More info:https://sites.google.com/site/computingnewsstorylines2015/home

Submission website:https://www.softconf.com/acl2015/CNewS/

Important Dates
14 May 2015: Submission deadline for Short and Long Papers
4 June 2015: Notification of Acceptance
21 June 2015: Camera-ready papers due
31 July 2015: Workshop

Scope and Topics
The First Worskop on Computing News Storylines (CNewS 2015) aims at
bringing together researchers and scientists working on narrative
extraction and representation from news within Computational Linguistics
and Artificial Intelligence. Narratives are at the heart of information
sharing. Ever since people began to share their experiences, they have
connected them to form narratives. Modern day news reports still reflect
this narrative structure, but they have proven difficult for automatic
tools to summarise, structure, or connect to other reports. Most text
processing tools focus on extracting relatively simple structures from the
local lexical environment, and concentrate on the document as a unit or on
even smaller units such as sentences or phrases, rather than cross-document
connections especially published over longer periods of time. However,
current information needs demand a move towards multidimensional and
distributed representations which take into account the connections between
all relevant elements involved in a “story”. The workshop aims at assessing
the state-of-the-art in event extraction and linking, as well as detecting
and ranking narratives according to salience. The workshop invites work on
all aspects of generating narrative structures or components thereof from
news. This includes topics such as (but not limited to):

- detecting events from news
- linguistic expression of relevant events
- filtering relevant events
- cumulation of information from news streams
- detecting opinions and perspectives
- finding trending or serendipitous stories in news
- tracing perspective change through time
- modeling plot structures
- storyline stability and completeness
- annotating storylines
- temporal or causal ordering of events
- linguistics resources for storylines
- big data as a source for storylines
- evaluation of storylines
- discourse structure and storylines
- visualisation of storylines
- detecting facts and speculations
- dynamic event modeling


Ben Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English and Communication
Co-Director, New and Emerging Media Initiative
Georgia State University

miller at gsu.edu // bjmiller at mit.edu // @intransitive

        Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 16:53:54 +0000
        From: Bethany Nowviskie <bnowviskie at CLIR.ORG>
        Subject: 2015 DLF Forum info & dates
        In-Reply-To: <20150227073844.EA935830 at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear Humanist members —

I write to call your attention to deadlines and opportunities related to this year’s DLF Forum, to be held in Vancouver, BC in late October 2015:


The Digital Library Federation is a vibrant community of practitioners who meet annually at the Forum and work together throughout the year, in order to develop best practices, share new projects and lessons learned, and advance global research, teaching, and learning through data sharing and the development of tools and services for cultural heritage and e-research.

The CFP deadline for this year’s DLF Forum is June 22nd: http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/cfp/ Sessions may take the form of presentations and panels, workshops, project updates, working sessions, “snapshots” and posters/lightning talks in our Community Idea Exchange. You do not need to be affiliated with a DLF member institution in order to submit.

The Forum traditionally has no overarching theme, so that we can craft a program that speaks to current issues of interest to our community. We depend on contributors to bring action-oriented topics to a practitioner audience, considering aspects of design, management, implementation, assessment, and collaboration.

Suggested topics include:
Linked data implementations
Collaborative digital projects across GLAM institutions
Innovative approaches to engaging users and reusing data and collections (e.g., data visualization, mapping, crowdsourcing, citizen science)
Systems architecture, both hardware and code
Open data, open access, or open educational resources

However, this is not a prescriptive list. We encourage you to be creative, collaborative, and collegial!

This year, we will host a 1-day DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Preconference before the Forum: http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/affiliated-events/dlflac/ (CFP deadline for the Preconference is also June 22nd) and a day-long training workshop after it, on linked open data in libraries, archives, and museums — “LODLAM in Practice:" http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/affiliated-events/lodlaminpractice

Details on other affiliated events will be announced soon.

Early-bird pricing for Forum registration is open through May 31st: http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/registration/

And thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, fellowships and travel awards are available in five categories. These include opportunities for students and new professionals, members of underrepresented groups, and “cross-pollinators” from the museums, ER&L and VRA communities. Deadlines are fast approaching (May 22nd, in most cases), so apply soon! http://www.diglib.org/forums/2015forum/fellowships/

There has been a growing and energetic digital humanities presence at this meeting in recent years, and this will be my first Forum as the new director of the DLF. I hope to see many of you there!

Bethany Nowviskie
Director of the Digital Library Federation at CLIR
& Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at UVa
nowviskie.org<http://nowviskie.org/> | diglib.org<http://diglib.org/> | clir.org<http://clir.org/> | ach.org<http://ach.org/> | engl.virginia.edu<http://engl.virginia.edu/>

        Date: Mon, 11 May 2015 15:47:21 -0400
        From: Alix Keener <alixkee at umich.edu>
        Subject: Deadline approaching: CFP: Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze
        In-Reply-To: <20150227073844.EA935830 at digitalhumanities.org>

Reminder that proposals for Web Archives 2015 are due this Friday, May


Call for Proposals:

Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze
November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2015

The University of Michigan Library and Bentley Historical Library are proud
to announce Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze, a two day
symposium to be held on November 12-13, 2015 at the University of Michigan
(Ann Arbor).  For more information on this event, please see

Proposals may be submitted via email to webarc2015 at umich.edu


Research in almost all disciplines increasingly relies on evidence gleaned
from websites, social media platforms, and other online resources.  As
scholars and instructors embrace these primary sources and discover new and
innovative ways to interact with the data, their efforts are
aligned--knowingly or not--with those of developers and archivists.

While each of these communities recognize the web’s significance as an
object and subject of research, questions about their respective
assumptions, methodologies, and practices remain:

   - How do collecting policies and appraisal decisions shape web archives?

   - How can web archives be effectively integrated with classroom
   instruction and academic discourse in general?
   - How do available resources and technologies influence the extent and
   success of web captures?
   - How do scholars want to access and interact with web archives?
   - How can individual scholars ensure that the materials that they need
   will be available both for their research and for documenting their work?
   - What tools can optimize the use and reuse of archived websites and
   online materials?
   - What measures of confidence does the academic community have in the
   use of archived websites for research?
   - How can librarians, archivists, and technologists preserve the
   functionality and utility of complex web resources over the long-term?

Proposals are welcome from librarians, archivists, faculty, researchers,
developers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties; we are
especially interested in papers and workshops that address:

   - The role of libraries, archives and museums in building and sustaining
   curated web collections.
   - Methods and tools for preserving and curating online materials.
   - Resources and best practices to promote access to and use of preserved
   websites and social media platforms.
   - On-demand web archiving and the creation of public web archives for
   documenting research.
   - Descriptive and citation practices for web archives.
   - Approaches to studying and analyzing web archive data.
   - Pedagogical strategies for teaching in the archive and with archival
   - Analysis of web and social media materials as cultural documents.
   - Preservation threats (such as technological and format obsolescence)
   that could impact the rendering and use of archived webcontent over the

Presentation formats include:

   - Workshops - lead a hands-on session in which you introduce tools,
   techniques, or methods to other conference participants (75 minutes in
   - Paper presentations - present your own research related to topics
   listed above (20 minutes)
   - Panel presentations - curate 3-4 presentations that are thematically
   related (75 minutes)

Proposal instructions:

Please send an email with your proposal to webarc2015 at umich.edu. Clearly
indicate your proposed format and include a 200-300 word abstract, along
with brief biographical statements for each participant. Proposals must be
received by May 15, 2015.

About the Hosts:

The University of Michigan Library  http://www.lib.umich.edu/  is one of
the world's largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant
university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten
graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5
billion a year. To enable the university's world-changing work and to serve
the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly
and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the
reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The Bentley Historical Library  http://bentley.umich.edu/  collects the
materials for and promotes the study of the histories of two great,
intertwined institutions, the State of Michigan and the University of
Michigan.  The library’s holdings include materials from more than 10,000
individual and organizational donors and comprise more than 45,000 linear
feet of primary source material, 10,000 maps, 80,000 printed volumes, and
1.5 million photographs in addition to extensive collections of of
digitized and born-digital archives.  The Bentley launched its
webarchiving program
in 2000 to complement its holdings and advance its mission of documenting
the university and state.  Since joining a subscription service in 2010,
staff have employed essential archival principles and strategies to create
a focused collection of more than 1,500 archived websites, with more than
3.7 TB of data.

For more information on this event, please see

Alix Keener
Digital Scholarship Librarian and ORCID Project Manager
University of Michigan Library

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