[Humanist] 26.294 events: faceted search; philology; libraries; palaeography

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Tue Sep 11 07:32:39 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 294.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Center for Comparative Studies"                           (3)
                <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>
        Subject: 4th Meeting on Digital Philology, Verona 13-15 setptember

  [2]   From:    "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>            (32)
        Subject: Registration Opens for DigiPal Symposium...

  [3]   From:    Barbara Mackenzie <bmackenzie at rilm.org>                   (70)
        Subject: NFAIS Humanities Roundtable: Library Challenges

  [4]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (66)
        Subject: Course: Search Usability - Filters and Facets

        Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:18:30 +0200
        From: "Center for Comparative Studies" <centrostudicomparati at libero.it>
        Subject: 4th Meeting on Digital Philology, Verona 13-15 setptember 2012

      The fourth meeting on Digital Philology Verona 13-15 September 2012
      Constitutio textus : Establishing the critical text   

      Program: http://folk.uib.no/hnooh/filologiadigitale/index-EN.html

        Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:32:05 +0100
        From: "Brookes, Stewart" <stewart.brookes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Registration Opens for DigiPal Symposium... 

Registration Opens for "Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image"

DigiPal One-Day Symposium

Date:    22nd November 2012

Venue: University of Westminster,
            115 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6UW (Room CLG.09)

Time:    9.30am-5.30pm

The DigiPal team (http://digipal.eu/) at King's College London are delighted to announce that registration is now open for their second symposium. If you haven't pre-reserved a place, you can register by emailing digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk http://kcl.ac.uk/

This year's theme is the implications of the increasing reliance of the scholarly community upon digital images and technologies. Bringing together art historians, palaeographers, medievalists and the Digital Humanities, the symposium will share theoretical approaches and methodologies and, crucially, test prevalent assumptions.

Invited speakers include

Marc Michael Epstein (Vassar College)
Catherine Karkov (University of Leeds)
Melissa Terras (University College London)
Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)

Proposing a paper

It is still not too late to propose a paper. For details, see

The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 10.23pm on Friday 14th September 2012

We look forward to hearing from you,

Stewart Brookes and Peter Stokes
DigiPal, taking each day one folio at a time: http://digipal.eu/

Dr Stewart J Brookes
Research Associate
Digital Resource for Palaeography
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London

        Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:00:38 -0400
        From: Barbara Mackenzie <bmackenzie at rilm.org>
        Subject: NFAIS Humanities Roundtable: Library Challenges

Dear All,

REMINDER: The Eleventh Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable will be held here
in New York on October 1, 2012. The focus will be on library challenges in
the humanities. Virtual and onsite attendance will be supported. The
program is looking very strong. See the press release below. And note that
we will be meeting for a Dutch treat dinner at the end of the day, so do
stay for that if you can.


Best wishes to all,
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie

*Library Challenges Are The Focus of Eleventh Annual NFAIS Humanities

June 28, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA   The National Federation of Advanced
Information Services (NFAIS - www.nfais.org), the premier membership
association for organizations that create, organize and facilitate access
to trustworthy information, proudly announces this year’s Eleventh Annual
NFAIS Humanities Roundtable, *Focus on the Library!* This event will take
place on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York, centrally located on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street
in New York City.

In a time of transition for institutions of higher education, the theme of
this year’s Roundtable focuses on the needs and challenges of the academic
library, the hub of learning and scholarship for their individual
institutions. Scholarly organizations, societies, publishers, and
aggregators develop the high-value information resources that form a large
part of the distinctive portfolio of services such libraries offer to their
communities. *Focus on the Library!* is a targeted examination of the needs
and concerns of libraries, enabling content providers to better understand
how best to deliver the best products and services for scholars, students,
and librarians of the humanities.

Topics for the day include discussions of discovery of humanities content
in the current library environment, information literacy and training of
end-users, best practices for both providers and licensors of high-quality
content, criteria libraries use to decide which products and services to
invest in, and the digital humanities.

Confirmed speaker-participants include:

   - Elliott Shore, Chief Information Officer and Dean of Libraries, Bryn
   Mawr College
   - Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian, Program Development
   and Research, Yale University
   - Amy Lucker, Head Librarian, Stephen Chan Library, New York University
   - Beth Bidlack, Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, Dartmouth
   - Matthew Gold, Assistant to the Provost at the CUNY Graduate Center,
   Project Manager of the CUNY Academic Commons, Co-Director of CUNY’s Digital
   Humanities Institute

Registrations for the Eleventh Annual NFAIS Humanities Roundtable will
be available
for both virtual and on-site attendance in order to ensure the broadest
possible participation by the information community.

Additional information regarding the program, registration, and other
logistics may be accessed at:

Location: The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is located
at 365 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, walking distance from both Penn
Station and Grand Central Station, and centrally located for those coming
from New York area airports.

For more information contact: Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication
and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564 (fax); mailto:
jilloneill at nfais.org or go to http://www.nfais.org.



*Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie*
*Editor-in-Chief, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)*
*Director, Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation*
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York**
365 Fifth Avenue  •  New York, NY 10016
T: 212.817.1991 •  F: 212.817.1569  •  BMackenzie at rilm.org
www.rilm.org  •  brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu

        Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:01:18 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Course: Search Usability - Filters and Facets

Search Usability - Filters and Facets: Tony Russell-Rose

Venue: CILIP Headquarters; Google Map of venue location

Date: Thursday, October 18th 2012, 9.30 - 16.30

Course Outline

Faceted search offers tremendous potential for transforming the search
experience. It provides a flexible framework that can satisfy a wide variety
of user needs, from simple fact retrieval to complex exploratory search. It
is now the dominant interaction paradigm for most eCommerce sites and is
being increasingly applied to a wide range of enterprise search

However, with this power comes a challenge: what kinds of categorisation
schemes are effective and how should we use them to support search and
navigation? Above all, how can we deliver search applications that address a
growing range of user needs without compromising usability?

This course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of search
usability with a focus on the development of faceted navigation schemes that
deliver both search effectiveness and user satisfaction. Participants will:

. Explore the fundamental concepts of Human-Centred Design forinformation
search and discovery
. Learn how to differentiate between various types of search behaviour:
known-item, exploratory, lookup, learning, investigation, etc.
. Understand the dimensions of search usability and how to apply them to
different user contexts
. Study the basic principles of faceted classification and how to use
 to deliver
effective search and navigation experiences

The course will include both presentations and group work to enable
delegates to analyse, evaluate and improve the effectiveness of search
applications within their own organisation.

Who should attend

Intranet/web managers, information architects, search specialists,
developers and managers of search projects, or anyone who either has
implemented or is planning to implement a search application and wants to
maximise the usability and effectiveness of their investment.

Course Presenter

The course will be presented by Dr. Tony Russell-Rose, Director of UXLabs, a
research and design consultancy specialising in complex search and
information access applications. Tony holds a PhD in human-computer
interaction, an MSc in cognitive psychology and a first degree in
engineering, majoring in human factors. He holds the position of Honorary
Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Interactive Systems Research, City
University, London.

Costs (including lunch and refreshments):

UKeiG members £160 + VAT at the current rate; others £200 + VAT at the
current rate

UKeiG has the CILIP Seal of Recognition, which recognises high standards in
the content and relevance of training courses. See
http://www.cilip.org.uk/qualificationschartership/seal/ for details

UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of
Library and Information Professionals. 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE.
Registered Charity No. 313014.

Visit our web site: http://www.ukeig.org.uk

Professor Andrew Prescott FRHistS
Head of Department
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
+44 (0)20 7848 2651

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