[Humanist] 27.731 events: DH showcase; manuscript studies; info literacy

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jan 23 07:44:03 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 731.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (98)
        Subject: Call for Papers- Western Balkan Information Literacy
                Conference June 11th-14th 2014

  [2]   From:    "Stokes, Peter" <peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk>                  (19)
        Subject: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
                (MMSDA) 2014

  [3]   From:    Louis Chartrand <lochartrand at gmail.com>                   (24)
        Subject: VitrineHN / DHShowcase 2014

        Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:53:29 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Call for Papers- Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference June 11th-14th 2014

Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference
JUNE 11th-14th 2014  Juni na Uni 2014. - Hotel "Opal" Bihać, Bosnia &
Herzegovina, Conference website: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/

Call for Papers

Theme: Embracing relentless change: Information literacy and lifelong
learning in a digital age:

For all who are engaged in learning in this information rich society the
challenge to achieve information literacy is vital in capitalising on the
diverse and often overwhelming range of information choices with which we
are continually faced. This is confounded further by the rise of digital and
social media tools which doubtless have brought with them some stunning
innovations and some colossal challenges. Information Literacy can help us
discover, critically evaluate and generate new information to cradle these
new diverse digital media forms which are as inspiring and transformational
as they are formidable and at times impenetrable. Information literacy and
lifelong learning are vital for active participation of individuals
everywhere in social, cultural and political contexts- in the Western
Balkans, in Europe and indeed worldwide. They enable us to learn how to
learn. They are crucial in helping us realise educational and professional
goals and aspirations. Harnessed together Information literacy and lifelong
learning help us successfully survive and compete in the 21st century- in
this digital age, a time of relentless change.

Main Themes and Topics: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference.

A. Information literacy in the modern world• information literacies (media literacy, digital literacy, visual literacy, financial literacy, health
literacy, cyber wellness)
• Information Literacy and academic libraries
• Information literacy and adult education
• Information literacy and blended learning
• Information literacy and distance learning
• Information literacy and public libraries
• Information literacy and the knowledge economy
• Information Literacy in the modern world (e.g. web 2.0 ; web 3.0 ; mobile technologies ;
YouTube, trends, emerging technologies and innovation; growth of digital resources;
gaming and application software (apps); digital reference tools; tiered reference services).
• The future of information literacy
• Workplace information literacy

B. Librarians as support to the lifelong learning process
• Digital empowerment and reference work
• Information Literacy across the disciplines
• Information literacy and digital preservation
• Information Literacy and online learning (e.g. self-paced IL modules)
• Information Literacy and Virtual Learning Environments
• Innovative IL approaches
• Instructional design and performance for information literacy (e.g. teaching practice,
session design, lesson plans, self-paced student modules)
• Integrating information literacy into the curriculum
• Putting information literacy theory into practice
• Supporting users need through library 2.0 and beyond
• Student engagement with Information Literacy

C. Media and information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment,
collaboration, etc.)
• Information literacy and Artificial intelligence
• Information Literacy and information behaviour
• Information literacy and reference services: cyber reference services, virtual reference
services, mobile reference services, expert crowd sourcing, global reference volunteers
• Information literacy cultural and contextual approaches
• Information literacy evaluation and assessment
• Information literacy in different cultures and countries
• Information literacy project management
• Information literacy theory (models, standards, indicators, Moscow Declaration etc.)
• Measuring in information literacy instruction assessment

D. New aspects of education/strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for information literacy
in a digital age
• Branding, promotion and marketing for information literacy
• Cross –sectorial; and interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships for information literacy
• Information literacy policies and development
• Leadership and Governance for information literacy
• Strategic planning for IL
• Strategies in e-learning to promote self-directed and sustainable learning in the area of
information literacy skills.

Paper submission:
Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:
• Full paper to be published in conference proceedings
• Presentation
• Roundtable discussion
• Poster session
• Train-the-trainers workshop
• PechaKucha

Papers submission dateline: Friday 16 May 2014
Important Dates
Paper submission deadline May 16, 2014
Notification of acceptance May 31, 2014
Dissemination of final programme June 03, 2014
Deadline for authors to submit slides June 05, 2014

For further information: please see the Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference website for additional details at: http://conference.bibliotekabihac.com/

Please note: all expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference
Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.


Padraig Kirby MSc (LIS)  BA (Hons) HdipLIS
Senior Library Assistant
The Library
Limerick Institute of Technology,
Moylish park
00353 61 293516
Padraig.Kirby at lit.ie

        Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:43:55 +0000
        From: "Stokes, Peter" <peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) 2014

Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA)
28 April – 2 May 2014, Cambridge and London

We are very pleased to announce the fifth year of this course, now funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and run by DiXiT with the Institute of English Studies (London), the University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute, and King’s College London. For the first time, the course will run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.

The course is open to any arts and humanities doctoral students working with manuscripts. It involves five days of intensive training on the analysis, description and editing of medieval or modern manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will receive a solid theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in cataloguing and editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.

The first half of the course involves morning classes and then afternoon visits to libraries in Cambridge and London. Participants will view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in applying the morning’s themes to concrete examples. In the second half we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a digital format with particular emphasis on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience and include supervised work on computers.

The course is free of charge but is open only to doctoral students (PhD or equivalent). It is aimed at those writing dissertations relating to medieval or modern manuscripts, especially those working on literature, art or history. Some bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation. There are eighteen vacancies across the medieval and modern strands, and preference will be given to those considered by the selection panel likely to benefit most from the course. Applications close on 14 February 2014 but early registration is strongly recommended.

Please also note that -- for the first time -- this course is now available free of charge for students anywhere in the world as long as they are currently enrolled in a recognised PhD programme (or equivalent). Many thanks to DiXiT and the European Commission's Marie Curie Actions for the funding that has allowed this.

For further details see http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/mmsda.html or contact dixit-mmsda at uni-koeln.de

- Please circulate widely! -

Dr Peter Stokes
Senior Lecturer
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
Room 218, 2nd Floor
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
peter.stokes at kcl.ac.uk

        Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:55:17 -0500
        From: Louis Chartrand <lochartrand at gmail.com>
        Subject: VitrineHN / DHShowcase 2014

*Conference Invitation — DHShowcase / VitrineHN 2014 *

The Laboratoire d'analyse cognitive de l'information (LANCI), in
collaboration with the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les
humanités numériques (CRIHN) is pleased to invite you to the DHShowcase
Annual Conference, which is to be held on January 24, 2014 at UQAM.

The DHShowcase provides a flexible platform for the promotion and
dissemination of innovative transdisciplinary research from both senior and
junior scholars from Montreal. While offering an open and casual venue for
dialogue, the DHShowcase demonstrates how the meeting between technology
and the liberal arts can foster creativity and innovation in the

Themes such as digitization, recommendation engines, or computer-assisted
analysis of non-digital media (such as dance) will be explored in French
and in English by scholars from various institutions in Montreal.

*When*: *Friday, January 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.* (including
a 45 min. break for refreshments and snacks)
*University of Quebec in Montreal, DS pavilion, Room DS-R510, free
attendance. **Web*: http://www.lanci.uqam.ca/DHShowcase/index.en.html
*Contacts*: Louis Chartrand (lochartrand at gmail.com), Davide Pullizoto (
davide.pulizzotto at gmail.com) and Mohamed Chahid (chahidm at hotmail.com)

In cheerful anticipation of your presence,

Digitally yours,

The DHShowcase Team

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