[Humanist] 24.586 events: Digitization Day; Research Databases

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Tue Dec 14 09:46:51 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 586.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>                  (16)
        Subject: Digitization Day

  [2]   From:    James Wilson <james.wilson at oucs.ox.ac.uk>                 (19)
        Subject: Research databases, Oxford, 21 January

        Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:25:46 -0700
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Digitization Day

The CIRCA Histories and Archives lab is organizing a Digitization Day at the University of Alberta. This one-day event is a chance for research projects that are digitizing evidence to meet up with each other and with units on campus that provide relevant research services. Projects that are creating digital archives of different sorts will give short presentations as will units on campus that support research. 

Why should you come?

	• In one day you can learn a lot about different digital projects
	• Figure out who is doing what on campus
	• Get ideas for your own project
	• Learn what resources are available
	• There will be a "Lightning Round" at the end when you can talk about challenges you have in your project

When and Where?

Location: Telus 134.

Date: December 16th, 2010

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm with free lunch and coffee breaks. Coffee at 8:30am and we start at 9:00am. The final session will finish at 5:00pm.

For more information contact Dorota Tecza <dtecza at ualberta dot ca> or Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta dot ca>

To learn more about the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts or the Digitization Day see:



Geoffrey Rockwell

        Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:17:35 +0000
        From: James Wilson <james.wilson at oucs.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: Research databases, Oxford, 21 January

We would like to invite you to the 'Research databases in the humanities - where next?' workshop, which will take place in Oxford on the afternoon of Friday, 21st January 2011.

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? This workshop will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain, and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to support such activities. It will consider what tools could be developed to support the creation and use of research data, how data from different sources might be linked, and, where relevant, the role that public or private cloud services might play.

The workshop will be primarily concerned with the processes of creating databases for humanities research. As such it will be of interest to humanities researchers who are working with or considering developing research databases and who wish to stay abreast of the latest developments and opportunities. It is also likely to appeal to technologists involved in the provision of research services. We hope to provide a forum in which ideas can be exchanged and new approaches to humanities data illustrated.

The workshop is being organised as part of the Sudamih Project (Supporting Data Management Infrastructure in the Humanities), funded by the JISC.

Workshop website: http://sudamih.oucs.ox.ac.uk/databases_workshop.xml

Please register via the website or by emailing sudamih at oucs.ox.ac.uk<mailto:sudamih at oucs.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Friday 21st January, 2011.
Location: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA.

A buffet lunch will be provided from 12 noon, with the workshop itself commencing at 1pm and concluding by 4:45pm.
There is no charge for attending the workshop.

Many thanks,


Dr. James A. J. Wilson,
Project Manager, EIDCSR/Sudamih Projects

OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford. OX2 6NN
Tel. (01865) 613489
email: james.wilson at oucs.ox.ac.uk

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