[Humanist] 25.254 events: public knowledge; historical documents

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Wed Aug 31 07:31:09 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 254.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Rubina Vock" <rubina.vock at fu-berlin.de>                  (28)
        Subject: cfp: Public Knowledge Project Conference

  [2]   From:    Marco Büchler <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>               (71)
        Subject: Historische Dokumente auf dem Weg zum digitalen Volltext

        Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:28:02 +0200
        From: "Rubina Vock" <rubina.vock at fu-berlin.de>
        Subject: cfp: Public Knowledge Project Conference

Public Knowledge Project Conference

Dear all,

Today we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011 which will take place in just about one month from now.

The Third International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference will be held from September 26 - 28, 2011 at Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, organized by the Public Knowledge Project, in partnership with Freie Universitaet Berlin and Simon Fraser University Library.

Registration is still possible and there are still a few places available.

To register for the conference please visit: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp/index.php/pkp2011/pkp2011/schedConf/registration

Please note that registration will close September 19, 2011.
The PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011 will be a place where stakeholders from the publishing community from all over the world will gather to discuss the potentials and challenges of alternative publishing models and free access to scientific knowledge. The conference will present innovations in technology developments and activities from open access initiatives from various countries and scientific disciplines. In addition, workshops provide the opportunity to learn about current developments in online publishing in a first hand and practical manner.
Participants coming from more than 30 countries from around the word have registered already - making this years conference a truly international gathering.
We are looking forward to spending three days with you in Berlin packed with talks, plenary sessions, workshops and a hackfest, and of course lively discussions among the participants.
For more information about the different events during the conference please see our conference schedule:

We very much hope to see you in Berlin soon!


Yours truly,

PKP 2011 Conference Organizing Team


For general information please also visit our conference website:


About us:
The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a research and development initiative which has
developed free open source software such as Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Conference Systems (OCS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) in order to increase access to knowledge, improve management, and reduce publishing costs.

        Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:51:50 +0200
        From: Marco Büchler <mbuechler at e-humanities.net>
        Subject: Historische Dokumente auf dem Weg zum digitalen Volltext

  „Historische Dokumente auf dem Weg zum digitalen Volltext“ – Turning
  Historical Documents into Digital Full Texts

The Munich DigitiZation Center (MDZ)of the Bavarian State Library 
invites you to Munich on Tuesday 11 October and Wednesday 12 October, 
2011, for two conferences under the shared title “Historische Dokumente 
auf dem Weg zum digitalen Volltext – TurningHistorical Documents into 
Digital Full Texts”.

Starting from different viewpoints, both events will focus on using 
OCR to create digital full texts. You can attend either event separately, 
or both together.

*Please note: **both conferences are German-speaking only!*

    October 11^th – Results of OCR Research: IMPACT Demo Day

Jointly organised by the Munich DigitiZation Center of the Bavarian 
State Library and the Austrian National Library, this Demo Day 
willpresent research results and tools from the EU-funded IMPACT Project 
(IMProving ACcess to Text). It will focus on the challenges involved in 
creating searchable full text from historical documents, and show the 
tools and solutions created by IMPACT to resolve these challenges. It 
will also detail how project outputs will be made available once the 
project ends (December 2011). The event is open to anyone, but is mainly 
aimed at representatives from libraries, museums and archives.

    October 12^th – Insights from Practical Experience: OCR, Full Texts
    and Forms of Presentation

Digitisation projects can't just present digital images anymore. 
Userexpectations are increasing steadily, and mobile devices and other 
technological forms of interaction bring their own challenges with them.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and searchable full text are 
therefore becoming more important. This has consequences for the entire 
project workflow - from its initial scoping and the choice of hardware, 
to the presentation of the results online. All of these challenges will 
be discussed at the conference.

Theday will focus on the results of a number of full-text digitisation 
projects, detailing the particular issues presented by different types 
of source material. OCR software solutions will be compared, along with 
a number of post-capture processing tools and techniques, including 
crowdsourcing to improve OCR.

“Insights from Practical Experience: OCR, Full Texts and Forms of 
Presentation”is free of charge, thanks to our sponsors: Abbyy Europe, 
ARPA Data, Image Access, Treventus Mechatronics and Zeutschel.

For more information about the programme and registration, please visit::

 http://www.muenchener-digitalisierungszentrum.de/%7Elza/impact/index.html?c=info&l=en _

The deadline for registration is September 25^th. Please remember, the 
events will be *German-speaking only*.

Contact details:

Munich DigitiZation Center(MDZ) Digital Library
Bavarian State Library
Fedor Bochow / Mark-Oliver Fischer
80539 Munich

Tel. +49 (0) 89 28638 2295
oder +49 (0) 89 28638 2890
Fax +49 (0) 89 28638 2672

Mit freundlichen Grüssen
Marco Büchler

Marco Büchler
Natural Language Processing Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Leipzig
Johannisgasse 26
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Room  : 0-17
Phone : 0341 / 97-32257
eMail : mbuechler at e-humanities.net
Web   : http://www.asv.informatik.uni-leipzig.de


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