[Humanist] 22.544 events: scholarly editions; metadata

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Wed Feb 18 07:26:52 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 544.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>                         (38)
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Metadata - Working with Data about Data

  [2]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>             (38)
        Subject: Scholarly Editions Spring School:  Some Places Left

        Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:04:29 +0000
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Metadata - Working with Data about Data

Date: 10 March 2009, 9:30-17:00
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenter: Ms Dot Porter, Metadata Manager (DHO)

Metadata - "data about data" - is the backbone of any successful
digital humanities project. With metadata, we describe the pieces that
make up our projects (encoded texts, images, audio and video
recordings) as well as describe how those pieces fit together.
Metadata opens up possibilities for tracing relationships amongst
different types of data both within a single project and amongst
different projects.

"Metadata: working with data about data" is a workshop designed to
familiarize researchers engaged with digital humanities projects with
the concept of metadata and to give them the opportunity to put those
concepts into practice. Led by the DHO's Metadata Manager, Dot Porter,
the workshop will provide opportunities for learning through lecture,
group discussion, and hands-on exercise. Specific topics covered will
include the DHO's metadata requirement, DHO-recommended metadata
standards, and methods for mapping from input formats (e.g., Excel
spreadsheets, Filemaker Pro database) to standard formats, as well as
converting from one format to another.

This workshop is aimed at the absolute beginner, and there will be
plenty of time scheduled for questions and discussion.

To register for this workshop, please visit:

Once you have registered, please download, complete, and bring with
you to the workshop, the powerpoint template found on this page:

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)          Metadata Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA), Pembroke House, 28-32 Upper
Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --
Phone: +353 1 234 2444        Fax: +353 1 234 2400
http://dho.ie          Email: dot.porter at gmail.com

        Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:12:14 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Scholarly Editions Spring School:  Some Places Left


There are still places on the Scholarly Editions Spring School to be 
held at the Moore Institute at National University of Ireland Galway 
(13-17 April), although workshop tracks are filling up. The Spring 
School features week-long workshops by experts in TEI/XML punctuated by 
lectures and master classes by North American and European experts in 
digital scholarly editing. The IRCHSS, which has generously funded this 
Spring School, has also sponsored 10 bursaries for postgraduate students 
interested in attending.

Please visit our web site for further details

Important Dates:

1 March: Registration will close for bursaries and early registration 
for the Spring School
1 April: Registration Ends

The spring school caters to those with experience of scholarly text 
encoding as well as absolute newbies. We are looking forward to this 
exciting event and to your joining us.



Susan Schreibman, PhD

Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone:	+353 1 234 2440
Mobile: +353 86 049 1966
Fax: 	+353 1 234 2588
Email:` s.schreibman at ria.ie


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