[Humanist] 23.369 events: methods in libraries; inaugurals; cultural attitudes; bioinformatics

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 13 07:10:44 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 369.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "QQML2010 Conference" <secretariat at isast.org>             (27)
        Subject: Invitation,Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries
                InternationalConference (QQML2010) Abstract/Paper submission
                and SpecialSession and Workshop Proposals

  [2]   From:    "Lavagnino, John" <john.lavagnino at kcl.ac.uk>              (40)
        Subject: CCH Seminar: Thomas Schlitt, Bioinformatics and the
                Humanities, 15October

  [3]   From:    "catac at it.murdoch.edu.au" <catac at it.murdoch.edu.au>       (28)
        Subject: Call for Papers - CATaC'10 - Vancouver, Canada

  [4]   From:    "Roueche, Charlotte" <charlotte.roueche at kcl.ac.uk>        (14)
        Subject: Invitation

        Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:03:35 +0300
        From: "QQML2010 Conference" <secretariat at isast.org>
        Subject: Invitation, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries InternationalConference (QQML2010) Abstract/Paper submission and SpecialSession and Workshop Proposals

You are kindly invited to participate in the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2010), Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-28 of May, 2010.

QQML2010 was decided by the QQML Committee and announced during the closing ceremony of the previous QQML2009 Conference.
The proceedings of QQML2010 will be published by an international publisher, while selected papers are to be published by the International journals: Decision Support System Technology, Library Management, and Performance Measurement and Metrics.

The previous QQML2009 proceedings volume titled: "Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries: Theory and Applications" will be published by World Scientific and it will be distributed during the forthcoming QQML2010 International Conference. 
QQML2010 is organized under the umbrella of ASMDA International Society organising conferences on data analysis from 1981.

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes. 

The Conference will attend library professionals: professors, administrators, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers.
For your papers, please follow precisely the given Template following the format and instructions from the conference website at: http://www.isast.org.
If you propose a Special Session including 4-6 papers, the papers will be included into the book as a Specific Chapter under the title of the special session.
Special Session or Workshop (2 or more sessions) proposals should have the session title, the name and affiliation of the organizer and a brief description (5-10 lines).

You may upload  the Abstract/Paper Template and formulate your paper according to the instructions at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html
Please submit your paper in MS Word format as an email attachment to secretariat at isast.org

You can also submit your Abstract electronically by using the facilities of the conference website at: http://www.isast.org/abstractpaperregister.html

For workshop proposals or presentations regarding your Library or your Organisation please contact Dr. Anthi Katsirikou at anthi at asmda.com

Kind regards 

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus
Library, Deputy Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals
anthi at asmda.com ; secretariat at isast.org

        Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:11:13 +0100
        From: "Lavagnino, John" <john.lavagnino at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: CCH Seminar: Thomas Schlitt, Bioinformatics and the Humanities, 15 October

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities is pleased to announce its 
next seminar, on Thursday October 15 at 5:30 PM, in the CCH seminar room 
at 26 Drury Lane.

Thomas Schlitt, Bioinformatics and the Humanities

Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology, “… is the application of 
information technology to the field of molecular biology” (Wikipedia). A 
little over two years ago the King’s College Center for Bioinformatics 
was established; while this topic might sound very exotic for 
researchers in the humanities, I would like to present some aspects of 
bioinformatics that are common with analyses performed in the 
humanities—for example, the alignment of sequences (texts) and the 
analysis of error propagation in repeated copying of sequences (texts). 
I hope to create some interdisciplinary interests and possibly stimulate 
potential collaborations.

Dr Thomas Schlitt is a Lecturer in Bioinformatics at the Department of 
Medical and Molecular Genetic based at Tower Wing on the Guy’s Campus at 
King’s College London. He studied Biology in Germany; he subsequently 
moved to the UK to do his PhD and stayed. After a spell as St Edmund’s 
College/European Bioinformatics Institute/British Antarctic Survey 
Research Fellow in Bioinformatics he joined King’s in 2006. His main 
research interests are in the analysis of biological networks.

for further details.

Dr John Lavagnino
Reader in Digital Humanities
Centre for Computing in the Humanities and Department of English
King's College London
26–29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 20 7848 2453

General Editor, The Oxford Middleton

        Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 11:45:40 +0100
        From: "catac at it.murdoch.edu.au" <catac at it.murdoch.edu.au>
        Subject: Call for Papers - CATaC'10 - Vancouver, Canada

On behalf of the Local and Program Chairs, and the CATaC Executive Committee, we are very pleased to pass on to you the Call for Papers for CATaC (Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication) 2010, “Diffusion 2.0: Computing, mobility, and the next generations”.

Venue: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada  
Dates: 15-18 June 2010

CATaC’10 will feature keynote addresses by Dr Linc Kesler (First Nations Studies, The University of British Columbia) and Dr John Willinsky (Stanford University School of Education).

The CATaC conference series provides a premier international forum for current research on how diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The conference series brings together scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach the conference theme.

Original full papers (especially those which connect theoretical frameworks with specific examples of cultural values and practices) and short papers (e.g. describing current research projects and preliminary results) are invited. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
- Mobile technologies in developing countries
- New layers of imaging and texting interactions fostering and/or threatening cultural diversity
- Theoretical and practical approaches to analyzing "culture"
- Impact of mobile technologies on privacy and surveillance
- Gender, sexuality and identity issues in social networks
- Cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning

Both short (3-5 pages) and long (10-15 pages) original papers are sought.
See “submissions” on the conference website - http://www.catacconference.org - for information about submitting papers and formatting guidelines.

The conference web site also provides further details regarding accommodations, submission procedures, etc.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to Vancouver in 2010!

Local Co-Chair: Leah Macfadyen (UBC)
Local Co-Chair: Kenneth Reeder (UBC)
Program Chair: Herbert Hrachovec (University of Vienna)
Executive Committee:
Lorna Heaton (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Maja van der Velden (University of Oslo, Norway)

Fay Sudweeks (Co-Chair, CATaC)
Charles Ess (Co-Chair, CATaC)

        Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:40:14 +0100
        From: "Roueche, Charlotte" <charlotte.roueche at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Invitation

You are cordially invited to a triple-decker inaugural lecture at King's
College London:

"Decoding Pasts, Building Futures"

Richard Beacham, Professor of Digital Culture, 
Charlotte Roueché, Professor of Late Antique & Byzantine Studies, & 
Harold Short, Professor of Digital Humanities

CCH & Classics/Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

Friday 23 October 2009
17.30 Edmond J. Safra Theatre, Strand Campus
Tea will be served from 16.45, and the lecture will be followed by a
reception, with a chance to visit the Arts and Humanities Research Fair

Enquiries/responses to
cch at kcl.ac.uk

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