[Humanist] 26.69 events: XML; virtual heritage; tool development

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Thu Jun 7 22:17:03 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 69.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>                (55)
        Subject: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp: Save The Date

  [2]   From:    Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>                   (14)
        Subject: QA and QC in XML - Symposium Program Posted

  [3]   From:    Mª Ángeles Hernández-Barahona                          (48)
        Subject: Geman Summer School 2012 on developing "VR and AR Apps" for
                theVirtual Heritage

        Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:58:37 -0400
        From: "J. Stephen Downie" <jdownie at illinois.edu>
        Subject: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp: Save The Date

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
A 1.5 Day Event
Sept 10-11, 2012
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

[For more on the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) see 

Mark your calendars. HTRC is hosting its first annual HTRC UnCamp in
September 2012 at Indiana University in Bloomington. The UnCamp is
different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part
inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part
informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference
programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp
activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools.
Through the HTRC Data API, attendees will be able to browse and run
applications (yours or ours) against the full 2.8M volumes of the public
domain corpus of HathiTrust. Bloomington is lovely in September and the
IU campus is noted as one of the most beautiful public university
campuses in the nation.

Who should attend? The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to digital humanities
tool developers, researchers and librarians of HathiTrust member
institutions, researchers and librarians from non-member institutions, 
and graduate students: in short, if you are interested in in digital 
humanities and/or working with the HathiTrust collections, you should 
think about joining us. However, attendance will be capped at 60
participants, so plan to register early!

Travel funds and Registration. HTRC anticipates funding a small number
of travel grants that can be used by an attendee to bring along a
graduate student, or for a HathiTrust member librarian/technologist to
bring along a researcher from their organization who is interested in
engaging with our research center. The Uncamp will have a minimal
registration fee so as to make the Uncamp as affordable as possible for
you to attend.



If you have questions or suggestions regarding the Uncamp please feel
free to contact Robert Ping:

Robert Ping, Project Manager
812 345-1065 (cell)
<robping at indiana.edu>

Looking forward to seeing you in Bloomington!

Beth Plale, HTRC Co-director, Indiana University
J. Stephen Downie, HTRC Co-director, University of Illinois
    "Research funding makes the world a better place"
J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839
NEMA Project Home: http://nema.lis.uiuc.edu

        Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:41:17 -0400
        From: Tommie Usdin <btusdin at mulberrytech.com>
        Subject: QA and QC in XML - Symposium Program Posted

ANNOUNCEMENT: The program for the 
International Symposium on
Quality Assurance and Quality Control in XML
is available at: http://www.balisage.net/QA-QC/index.html

The International Symposium on Quality Assurance and Quality Control in XML will be held on Monday August 6, 2012 at the Hotel Europa, Montréal, Canada, the day before Balisage: The Markup Conference begins in the same location.

This one-day discussion of issues relating to Quality Control and Quality Assurance in the XML environment will begin with an introductory overview of quality-control issues in complex XML workflows by Dale Waldt of LexisNexis, followed by a discussion of quality control of schemas and vocabulary definitions from Eric van der Vlist of Dyomedea. Case studies reporting on quality assurance techniques used by the U.S. National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central, Portico, Scholars Portal, and the American Chemical Society make up the central part of the day. Steve DeRose of OpenAmplify will discuss ways in which text analytics tools can change the boundaries of the validatable, discussing both existing technology and open challenges. The final part of the day is devoted to an open-mike discussion among symposium participants and to a concluding summary and round-up of the day by Mary McRae.

Symposium Description: http://www.balisage.net/QA-QC/index.html
Detailed Symposium Program: http://www.balisage.net/QA-QC/QA-QC-Program.html

More information, email: info at balisage.net

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2012          mailto:info at balisage.net
August 7-10, 2012                              http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium on QA & QC in XML               August 6, 2012

        Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 14:58:19 +0100
        From: Mª Ángeles Hernández-Barahona
        Subject: Geman Summer School 2012 on developing "VR and AR Apps" for theVirtual Heritage 


to the first German Virtual Heritage School - Year 2012

GNSS 2012 – German National Summer School on “Developing VR and AR Apps” for the digital cultural heritage

Saalburg, Germany, 3-7 September 2012

This is the first edition of the german national summer school conducted by
the Fraunhofer IGD. The school introduces participants to the new field on
web deployment of VR and web based AR Applications ("VR/AR Apps") as well as
related topics on applied CG technology in the area of virtual and augmented
digital heritage, 3D reconstruction, technological tools dedicated to
processing and integration into web front ends, ported to mobile smartphones
and registered with the physical world. The students will learn basic
concepts on 3D documentation, capturing, tracking and reconstruction
technologies required for online/offline and mobile virtual museums. The
topics to be addressed are:

▪ Virtual Reality on the web (VR Apps) – HTML 5 embedding of interactive
3D graphics, X3DOM, 3D event handling and routing, interaction and advanced
visualisation techniques within web browsers, online virtual museums

▪ Augmented Reality (AR Apps) – capturing, registration,
analysis-by-synthesis techniques, extensions to browser front-ends, remote
tracking and advanced feature based registration methods (e.g.

▪ 3D Documentation – basic technologies on digitisation, pre- and
postprocessing as well as 3D annotation and metadata handling for 3D
digital assets (e.g.

Participants will gain practical experiences on developing compelling and
sophisticated 3D interactive applications for the web as well as mobile
platforms. Minimal requirements are basic experiences with modern Web
Design technologies i.e. HTML 5, Javascript, CSS3. The programme consists
of 8 theoretical blocks on the diverse technologies as well as 6 practical
afternoon blocks in which students will get "hands-on" experiences on
VR/AR web app development.

The approach aims to leverage 3 key factors:
1) intensive lectures on 3D documentation, acquisition as well as presentation 
in the field of VR/AR;
2) intensive exchange for students and teachers living in the same environment;
3) multidisciplinary approach.

Professionals from CH institutions (cultural foundations, museums), young researchers and students in the area of applied CG are invited to submit their application to attend the school. A limited number of scholarships is available and will be allocated through a competitive evaluation by the scientific committee. Applications and registrations should be done through:


The schedule of this call is as follows:

15 May 2012     Open Call 1 – Registration for Applications
25 June 2012    Close of Call and Deadline for Application (Formal required documents are sent by applicants)
25 June 2012    Begin of Evaluation and Selection of Applicants
11 July 2012    Notification of Acceptance
25 July 2012    Registration of selected applicants & Payment of Fees

3rd – 7th September 2012    German Virtual Heritage School

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