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CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin 2015/2016

CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of
the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by
and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar
[2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological
Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the
winter term of the academic year 2015/16.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital
methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to
enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage
contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of
“Altertumswissenschaften”, to include the ancient world at large, such
as Egypt and the Near East.

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image
processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open
access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other
digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals
addressing the application of these methods to individual projects, and
particularly contributions which show how the digital component can
facilitate the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new
research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to
classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as to
information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research
agenda relevant to at least one of these fields.

Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic
references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 17 July
2015** using the special submission form [4]. Although we do accept
abstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations
are expected to be delivered in English. When submitting the same
proposal for consideration to multiple venues, please do let us know
via the submission form. The acceptance rate for the first three
seminar series was of 41% (2012/13), 31% (2013/14), and 40% (2014/15).

Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:15-19:00)**
from October 2015 until February 2016 and will be hosted by the
Excellence Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both
located in Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of
each seminar, will be finalised and announced in September. As with the
previous series, the video recordings of the presentations will be
published online and we endeavour to provide accommodation for the
speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses.

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions
and references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some
references having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”. The
abstract title and author names with affiliations are entered into the
submission system in separate fields.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit


CFP: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin

Wir freuen uns, hiermit den Call for Papers für die vierte Reihe des
Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin im Wintersemester 2015/16 bekannt
geben zu können [1]. Diese Seminarreihe orientiert sich an dem Digital
Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2] in London und wird von dem
Deutschen Archäologischen Institut und dem Excellenzcluster TOPOI in
Berlin veranstaltet.

Sie sind herzlich dazu eingeladen Beiträge einzureichen, welche die
innovative Anwendung moderner digitaler Methoden, Ressourcen und
Techniken in den verschiedensten Bereichen der Altertumswissenschaften
thematisieren. Die Vorträge können beispielsweise folgende
Themenbereiche adressieren: digitale Editionen, Technologien zur
maschinellen Sprachverarbeitung, Bildverarbeitung und Visualisierung,
Linked Data und Semantic Web, Open Access, Raum- und Netzwerk-Analyse
sowie andere digitale oder statistische Methoden. Insbesondere werden
Vorschläge begrüßt, aus denen hervorgeht, wie dank der Anwendung
digitaler Methoden fachübergreifende Fragen beantwortet werden können.
Die im Seminar präsentierten Inhalte sollten sowohl Philologen,
Historiker und Archäologen als auch Informationswissenschaftler und
andere Personen mit wissenschaftlichem Interesse an den genannten
Fragestellungen ansprechen.

Anonymisierte Vorschläge [3] im Umfang von **300-500 Wörtern**
(bibliographische Angaben ausgenommen) können bis spätestens
**Mitternacht (MEZ) am 17. Juli 2015** über die unten genannte Webseite
hochgeladen werden [4]. Die Zusammenfassung der geplanten Vorträge in
können in deutscher und/oder englischer Sprache eingereicht werden,
jedoch sollen die Vorträge in englischer Sprache gehalten werden. Bitte
teilen Sie uns im Online-Formular mit, ob der gleiche Vortrag bereits
bei anderen Veranstaltungsreihen oder Konferenzen eingereicht wurde.
Die bisherige Quote von akzeptierten Vorschlägen lag 2012/13 bei 41%,
2013/14 bei 31% und 2014/15 bei 40%.

Die Seminare werden von Oktober 2015 bis Februar 2016 **alle 14 Tage
jeweils dienstags um 17.15 – 19.00 Uhr** in den Räumen des
Excellenzclusters TOPOI und dem DAI in Berlin-Dahlem stattfinden. Das
vollständige Programm wird im September bekannt gegeben werden. Wie in
den vergangenen Jahren werden die Seminare aufgezeichnet und als Videos
online bereitgestellt werden. Die Vortragenden sollen so weit wie
möglich bei der Finanzierung ihrer Reise- und Unterkunftskosten
unterstützt werden. Nähere Informationen dazu werden bei der
Veröffentlichung des Programms mitgeteilt.

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/
[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/
[3] Die anonymisierte Kurzbeschreibung des geplanten Vortrages sollte
keine Angaben zu Autor(en), Institution(en) und zugehörigen
Publikationen enthalten. Sofern auf eigene Publikationen verwiesen
wird, sollte dies nur durch die allgemeine Referenz “Publikation des
Verfassers” erfolgen. Der bzw. die Autorennamen und die institutionelle
Zugehörigkeit werden zusammen mit dem Titel des Vortrags durch separate
Felder des Online-Formulars erfasst.
[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit

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Crowdsourcing Workshop at Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015

Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments –
  Citizen Science for the Digital Humanities


– Taught by experts from Google and Zooniverse (Oxford’s Citizen
Science platform).

– How to plan your crowdsourcing all the way from project
conception to launch to data analysis.

– In-depth experience of all stages of Zooniverse’s new DIY
crowdsourcing site from developing and launching a beta site
through to using data refinement and analysis tools to understand
the results.

– Come with your own project ideas and set of images to work from
to get practical experience in building a project with a dataset
that you understand.

– Opportunity to pitch your project, generate interest in it,
attract a crowd from amongst Summer School delegates, and get
them to respond to it. There will be time to reflect on the
process of setting up and sustaining a crowdsourcing project.

This workshop is run as part of the Digital Humanities at Oxford
Summer School, 20 – 24 July 2015 . For more information see:
http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/ 20 15/ml/

Other workshops include:
– An Introduction to Digital Humanities
– Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
– Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
– Digital Musicology
– From Text to Tech
– Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
– Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
– Linked Data for the Humanities

Keynote Speakers:
– Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of
– James Loxley, University of Edinburgh

Additional Lectures:
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional
morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.

Evening Events:
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and
drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH
Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.

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DATE CHANGE for DCMI Webinar: “Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions”

Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Time:  10:00am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC  http://bit.ly/webinar-keiser)
:: Presenters: Johannes Keizer & Caterina Caracciolo
::  REVISED DATE :  Wednesday, 9 September 2015
:: If you have already registered for the original date of this webinar, you do not need to re-register

Opening up and linking data is becoming a priority for many data producers because of institutional requirements, or to consume data in newer applications, or simply to keep pace with current development. Since 2014, this priority has gaining momentum with the Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN). Typical small and medium-size institutions have to deal with constrained resources, which often hamper their possibilities for making their data publicly available. Keizer and Caracciolo will provide an overview of bottlenecks that institutions typically face when entering the world of open and linked data, and will provide recommendations on how to proceed. They will also discuss the use of standard and linked vocabularies to produce linked data, especially in the area of agriculture. They will describe AGRISAs, a web-based resource linking agricultural datasets as an example of linked data application resulting from the collaboration of small institutions. They will also mention AgriDrupal, a Drupal distribution that supports the production and consumption of linked datasets. This webinar will be of interest to any institution seeking ways to publish and curate data in the Linked Data World.
Redux:  This is an update of a webinar first presented in 2013.
Johannes Keizer has worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN since 1998, primarily as head of the FAO documentation group. The bibliographic database AGRIS and the multilingual concept scheme AGROVOC were completely remodeled under his leadership. In the Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extensions, he heads a staff of 20—the AIMS (Agricultural Information Management Standards and Services) team—which provides standards, tools, and advice for FAO stakeholders. The AIMS Team provides the technical backbone for the global Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) Initiative. Through EC framework projects such as NeON, D2Science, and agINFRA, the AIMS Team has channeled the results of innovative European research into the international work of FAO to combat hunger and poverty in the world.
Caterina Caracciolo, PhD, has served as an Information Specialist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since 2006. Currently, she is responsible for the AGROVOC Concept Scheme, and participates in the GACS Working Group and the Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group (RDA). Her main interest lay in the area of semantics for data integration and sharing, with a special focus on data specific to the domains of agriculture, biodiversity, natural science and environment in the broad sense. She regularly serves on program committees for international conferences and publishes in conference proceedings and journals in the area of semantic web and information sharing in agriculture and biodiversity. She has worked in various EC-funded projects and served as also served as Work Package leader in the NeOn and SemaGrow projects.
If you have already registered for the original date/time of this webinar, you do not need to re-register

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ACM ITS 2015 – Final Call for Participation: Papers & Notes

Final Call for Participation: Papers & Notes
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15 18, 2015


ACM ITS is the premier venue for research in the design, development and use of new and emerging interactive surface technologies. ACM ITS 2015 welcomes original, high-quality research and industry contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the area of interactive surfaces (including tabletops, large displays, mobile, and mini devices). The conference embraces innovations in a wide variety of areas including design, software, hardware, understanding of use, and applications or deployments of interactive surfaces. This year’s event will be held at the Vidamar Resort Madeira hotel on the wonderful island of Madeira in Portugal.

Important Dates:
July 3, 2015 5:00 p.m. PDT : Deadline for initial submissions
August 21, 2015 : Notifications
Sept 11, 2015 : Camera-ready deadline

Paper Submissions:
We invite submissions of papers (max 10 pages) and notes (max 4 pages) of two possible types: (i) basic research and (ii) application (read on for an explanation of the difference).

All papers and notes must be submitted as a single PDF file in the ACM SIGCHI format (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform) through the ITS submission system http://precisionconference.com/~sigchi (available in May 2015). Authors are also encouraged to submit supplementary materials such as video or data.

Papers and notes will undergo a high-quality peer-review process by a committee of internationally recognised experts (see program committee members below) and successful submissions will be presented at the conference, included in the conference proceedings, and archived in the ACM Digital Library. ITS does not accept submissions of archived publications or submissions that are currently under review for other venues. Papers and notes go through the same review process.

Notes (both basic research and application) must report complete work, but with a more focused and succinct contribution than for papers. For more details on basic research and application papers see our website http://www.its2015.org

ITS 2015 will have a “Best of ITS” awards program, in accordance with SIGCHI guidelines. Upto 5% of submissions may receive “Honorable Mentions” and the top 1% of submission may receive “Best Paper/Note” awards.

To celebrate ITS 10th anniversary we especially invite that “look back” at the past research conducted in the area of interactive surface technologies. We warmly invite papers that revisit certain topics important to the field of ITS and provide a historic perspective on the field. These papers can be either submitted to the basic research or the application paper track. In addition, a “most impact” award will be made to a paper or note presented at a previous ITS conference.

Basic Research Papers and Notes:
Basic research papers must present original, innovative, and forward-looking research. Such submissions correspond to the standard contributions of scientific track of most human-computer interaction conferences.

Application Papers and Notes:
Application papers and notes are a vehicle for industrial and academic authors to describe successful demonstrations of how surface interaction has been applied to real-world problems and in contexts beyond research labs, but without necessarily including original software, hardware, interaction techniques, or a formal study. For example, industry members can submit papers to share customer outcomes and iterative improvements over next-best alternatives.

Application papers are published in the same format and way as basic research papers (will be presented during the main conference program, archived in the ACM Digital Library, and are free to publish), the review processes for application and basic research papers and notes will be different. For more information see http://www.its2015.org/Authors/

Topic Areas:
The conference welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics relating to interactive surfaces, including (but not limited to):

– Applications and/or evaluations of interactive surfaces in specific domains (public spaces, education, business, entertainment, health, homes, etc.)
– Accessibility of interaction surfaces
– Gesture-based interfaces
– Multi-modal interfaces
– Tangible interfaces
– Large display interfaces and multi-display environments
– Novel interaction techniques and technologies
– Information visualization/data presentation
– Software engineering methods and frameworks
– Computer supported collaborative work
– Virtual reality and augmented reality
– Social protocols
– Hardware, including sensing and input technologies with novel capabilities
– Human-centered design and methodologies

Review Process:
Authors should submit papers in the form that they would like to have published. Papers and notes will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers and two members of the program committee, although Incomplete or out-of-scope submissions will be desk-rejected without review. After the review cycle a submission will receive either a “Conditional Accept”, or “Reject” decision. Some author of conditionally accepted papers may be invited to make significant revisions.

Submission Information:
Submissions should use the format shown in the conference template. Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision Conference system at https://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/ by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 3, 2015 . The PCS system will be open for uploading submissions beginning in May 2015. Application and basic research papers should be submitted to different tracks.

When appropriate (such as for submissions introducing novel systems or interaction techniques), authors are encouraged to submit a supplementary video file (not to exceed 3 minutes in length and 50 MB in size).

All submissions should be anonymized for double-blind review. This means that your paper and any supplementary video materials should have authors’ names and affiliations removed and should avoid obvious identifying features. Citations to your own relevant work should not be anonymous, but please cite such work without identifying yourself as the author. For example, say “Prior work by Smith et al. [1]” instead of “In my prior work.”

Confidentiality of submitted material will be maintained. Upon acceptance, the titles, authorship, and abstracts of papers and notes will be published online in the advance program. Submissions should contain no information or material that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication, and should cite no publication that will be proprietary or confidential at that time. Final versions of accepted Papers and Notes must be formatted according to the instructions we provide. Copyright release forms must be signed for inclusion in the proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Other Submission Types:
Please also consider submissions to further ITS 2015 submission categories with later deadlines and separate calls including:
Demos, Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Doctoral Symposium

Program Co-Chairs:
Johannes Schöning, Hasselt University, Belgium
Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University, UK

General Chairs:
Nuno Nunes (M-ITI, Portugal)
Enrico Costanza  (University of Southampton, UK)

Program Committee:
Jason Alexander (Lancaster University, UK)
Craig Anslow (University of Calgary, Canada)
Tom Bartindale (Newcastle University, UK)
Andrea Bellucci (University of Madrid, Spain)
Hrvoje Benko (Microsoft, USA)
Florian Block (Harvard, USA)
Anke Brock (INRIA, France)
Pedro Campos (M-ITI, Portugal)
Raimund Dachselt (TU Dresden, Germany)
Florian Daiber (DFKI, Germany)
Hans Gellersen (Lancaster University, UK)
Nicholas Graham (Queen’s University, Canada)
Mark Hancock (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Jonathan Hook University of York, UK)
Petra Isenberg (INRIA, France)
Tobias Isenberg (INRIA, France)
Joaqium Jorge (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia)
Ahmed Kharrufa (Reflective Thinking, UK)
David Kim (Microsoft, USA)
Gudrun Klinker (TU Munich, Germany)
Hideki Koike (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Werner König (University of Applied Science Worms, Germany)
Roberto Martinez-Maldonado (University of Sydney, Australia)
Nicolai Marquardt (UCL, UK)
Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Alex Olwal (Google X, USA)
Aaron Quigley (University of St. Andrews, UK)
Harald Reiterer (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Yvonne Rogers (UCL, UK)
Anne Roudaut (University of Bristol, UK)
Stacey Scott (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Bruce Thomas (University of South Australia, Australia)
Edward Tse (SMART, Canada)
Simon Völker (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Andy Wilson (Microsoft, USA)

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Job Posting: Innovator Collaborator at Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University

The Mary Couts Burnett Library at TCU is seeking applications for an Innovator Collaborator position.  Please see attachment above

Texas Christian University is a private, doctoral granting university with an enrollment of about 10,000 students. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has a full time staff of 60, and a collection that includes over 2 million books and audio-visual materials and over 75,000 current journals, electronically and in paper. Located 45 miles west of Dallas, Fort Worth has a population of over half a million and is home to internationally recognized museums, numerous performing arts organizations, a vibrant downtown with an active night life, and two national historic districts.

Information on benefits is available on the TCU Human Resources web site at: http://www.hr.tcu.edu/

To apply, please visit : https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2015-172

More information available here: Innovation Collaborator PUBLIC POSTING

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Job Posting: Instructors for Digital Cultures Program at Seattle University

The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University is seeking applications for two full-time non-tenure track instructors for its new Digital Cultures program. The position description is attached.
Please apply at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu/postings/17787. Information provided below.

Instructor of Digital Cultures

School of New and Continuing Studies, Seattle University


The School of New and Continuing Studies at Seattle University invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track instructors. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal, beginning September 1, 2015. The Digital Cultures B.A will be offered in online and hybrid format for part-time, post-traditional students. The B.A. in Digital Cultures provides a program for adult learners that focuses on humanistic inquiry into digital culture. It also offers students the opportunity to develop the applied technology skills necessary to produce rhetorically sound and ethically informed digital content.

The Instructor of Digital Cultures will be responsible for developing course content in online and hybrid formats; teaching, including the opportunity to teach summer terms; faculty advising; and service. The annual teaching load is 7 courses on the quarter system.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching adult learners and designing and teaching online/hybrid classes that creatively integrate technology and pedagogy. A teaching/research interest in one or more of the following areas is preferred: digital cultural studies, computers and writing, digital/social media, digital rhetoric, multimodal composition, applied technology studies, history of text technologies.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and academic expertise in one or more of the following fields: Digital Cultures/Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies, Rhetoric/Composition, Applied Information Technologies, or a related field.


Preferred Qualifications: In addition, the candidate will possess a combination of these qualifications: a background in teaching adult post-traditional students, experience creating courses and teaching in online and hybrid formats, and a demonstrated record of excellence as a teacher.


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within the eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


Submit applications online at https://jobs/seattleu.edu including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references who can assess the candidate’s professional and academic qualifications (letters will be solicited upon submission of application).    Review of applications will begin June 23, 2015. Open until filled.


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ACM ITS 2015 – Call for Participation: Doctoral Symposium

Call for Participation: Doctoral Symposium
ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS) 2015
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
November 15-18, 2015


The ITS Doctoral Symposium is a forum in which Ph.D. students can meet
and discuss their work with each other and a panel of experienced
Interactive Surface researchers in an informal and interactive

Students should submit a paper that describes: the problem that the
thesis aims to address; the broad approach and how it builds upon and
goes beyond the most central of relevant previous work; the work
completed and the plan for the full dissertation work. Completed work
may be presented as an overview or highlighting a particularly
important part in depth.

Doctoral Symposium papers will be published in the ITS conference
companion distributed at the conference.

Each submission will be reviewed by both DS chairs to assess its
suitability for the DS, as well as additional expert reviewers when
necessary. This will be based on whether the work is sufficiently
mature to present but still early enough for the student to benefit
from the feedback and experience.

Accepted authors will present their work to the DS chairs and expert
reviewers and participate in an intensive workshop around ITS
research. The Doctoral Symposium will take place at the conference
venue on Sunday, November 15, 2015 (for accepted authors and invited
experts only!).

Important Dates

July 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PDT : Deadline for submissions
August 21, 2015 : Notifications
September 11, 2015 : Final Manuscript submission deadline
November 15, 2015 : Doctoral Symposium Date (full day)


Every submission should include both an extended abstract (no more
than six pages in ACM landscape format) and a draft poster design. You
may also submit a video and you are encouraged to do so if this
clarifies the work, as is often the case in ITS interfaces. The
extended abstract should be in the SIGCHI extended abstract format.
You can download Word and LaTeX templates from the sigchi website.

Submissions should be converted to PDF and uploaded to the Precision
Conference system athttps://precisionconference.com/~sigchi/ by 5:00
p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21st .

Submissions must include a draft poster design, also in PDF format.
This does not need to be a complete final version, but should give a
sense of what is to be presented and allow for constructive feedback
on the design and content. The doctoral symposium posters are intended
for display along with the other posters at the conference, and so
should follow the same guidelines as described here:
http://its2015.org/authors/posters/. Posters will be shown during the
main ITS poster session, and will not be used during the doctoral
symposium itself.

Submissions (both abstract and poster) should not be anonymised for review.

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

Raimund Dachselt, Technische Universität Dresden
Antonio Krüger, Saarland University


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Job Opening: DH Specialist in Berlin

The TELOTA initiative of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) in Berlin is looking for a Digital Humanities Specialist with experience in XML, TEI, MySQL, PHP and/or JavaScript.

Please find more details in the job description (in German): http://www.bbaw.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibungen-2015/TELOTA_Regenbogen_wissMA_Korrektur.pdf

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Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup adds Short Talks


With the addition of six short talks, the program for the symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup is now complete.

The short talks are:

To those who startle at innovation…
Laura Randall, NCBI/NLM/NIH

EAGLE and EUROPEANA: architecture problems for aggregation and harmonization
Pietro Maria Liuzzo, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Encoding western and non-western names for Ancient Syriac authors
Nathan P. Gibson, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Winona Salesky, Independent Consultant for Syriaca.org

Duplicitous Diabolos: Parallel witness encoding in quantitative studies of Coptic manuscripts
Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University

Encoding document and text in the Shelley-Godwin Archive
Raffaele Viglianti, MITH – University of Maryland

Divide and conquer: can we handle complex markup simply?
Robin La Fontaine, DeltaXML

Complete program: http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/symposiumProgram.html
Registration: http://www.balisage.net/registration.html
Inquiries: info@balisage.net

The symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup precedes Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015.
Balisage is the XML Geek-fest; the annual gathering of people who design markup and markup-based applications; who develop XML specifications, standards, and tools; the people who read and write, books about publishing technologies in general and XML in particular; and super-users of XML and related technologies. You can read about the Balisage 2015 conference at http://www.balisage.net.

** Members of the TEI and employees of TEI members are eligible for
** discount registration at
** Balisage 2015 and the pre-conference symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015          mailto:info@balisage.net
August 11-14, 2015                              http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: August 10, 2015                +1 301 315 9631

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DCMI Webinar: “OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates”

OpenAIRE Guidelines: Promoting Repositories Interoperability and Supporting Open Access Funder Mandates
DCMI/ASIST Joint Webinar
:: Time:  10:00am EDT (World Clock: 14:00 UTC  http://bit.ly/pprincipe)
:: Presenters: Pedro Antonio Príncipe & Jochen Schirrwagen
:: Date:  Wednesday, 1 July 2015
The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Data Source Managers provide recommendations and best practices for encoding of bibliographic information in OAI metadata. The Guidelines have adopted established standards for different classes of content providers: (1) Dublin Core for textual publications in institutional and thematic repositories; (2) DataCite Metadata Kernel for research data repositories; and (3) CERIF-XML for Current Research Information Systems.

The principle of these Guidelines is to improve interoperability of bibliographic information exchange between repositories, e-journals, CRIS and research infrastructures. They are a means to help content providers to comply with funders Open Access policies, e.g. the European Commission Open Access mandate in Horizon2020, and to standardize the syntax and semantics of funder/project information, open access status, links between publications and datasets. The presenters will provide an overview of the Guidelines, implementation support in major platforms and tools for validation.
Pedro Príncipe  is an information specialist at University of Minho Documentation Services (Portugal) on the Open Access Projects Office. He has worked since 2010 in the OpenAIRE projects and infrastructure, in support, helpdesk and dissemination activities. He is member of the OpenAIRE guidelines team and co-author of the OpenAIRE guidelines for data source managers.
Jochen Schirrwagen  is research fellow at Bielefeld University Library, Germany. He has worked since 2008 in the knowledge infrastructure projects DRIVER and OpenAIRE in the fields of metadata management, aggregation and contextualization. He is co-author of the OpenAIRE guidelines for data source managers and coordinates its further evolvement.
For more information and to register, visit http://dublincore.org/resources/training/#2015principe.

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Job Posting: Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries is seeking an Associate Director for Technology and Digital Strategies.


Define and articulate vision and strategic directions for UT Libraries information technology to advance UT Libraries’ mission and vision in a dynamic environment, participate in executive level decision making processes, oversee budget allocations, and engage with external collaborators.

Essential Functions

Partner with UT’s Information Technology Services, Texas Digital Library, and Texas Advanced Computing Center, and other university units and colleges. Build digital future, engage in campus and external collaborations. Foster innovative new services, reduce redundancy in infrastructure services and system investments within the libraries, and identify stakeholders for collaborations in repository services and learning technologies. Transform UT Libraries as a gateway to an intellectual commons: embedded in teaching, learning, and research support in the digital ecosystem.

Required qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Progressively responsible experience in information technology. Demonstrated record of leadership in the implementation and management of a technical team. Strong customer service orientation to provide excellent service, and to work in a collegial manner with students, staff, and other stakeholders. Proven project management experience. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Combination of educational and relevant library or academic technologies experience. Strong record of service in a professional or disciplinary association. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, Computer Science, Technology or related field from an accredited institution. Experience providing academic technology or digital scholarship services in a higher education context. Experience with institutional repositories and/or academic publishing. Technical knowledge of administrative software applications and/or web development tools and languages, such as C++, Java, and PHP. Experience with an enterprise reporting tool. Knowledge of trends and best practices in using technology in support of teaching, learning, research and scholarship; and familiarity with directions in digital humanities. Possess a national reputation for professional accomplishments.

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AIUCD 2015 Conference CFP

[Link to announcement on the AIUCD web site: http://www.umanisticadigitale.it/digital-humanities-e-beni-culturali-quale-relazione-quarto-convegno-annuale-dellaiucd/]

Digital humanities and cultural heritage: what relationship?
Fourth AIUCD annual conference
17 19 December 2015
Campus Einaudi – Lungo Dora Siena 100 – 10153 Torino

The AIUCD 2015 conference is dedicated to investigate the relationship between the Digital Humanities and the broad field of Cultural Heritage, a line of research that is open since the inception of the former.
On the one hand, the Cultural Heritage domain has been using digital tools, processes and methodologies for quite a long time, but their use does not imply a recognition of their role as scientifically qualifying.
On the other hand, galleries, libraries, archives and museums preserve and provide access to a wealth of content that is the object of much research carried out as part of the Digital Humanities.
It is therefore interesting to see if Digital Humanities tools and methods have led and will lead to a redefinition of theoretical, methodological and technical processes, up to an actual re-conceptualization of knowledge in the Cultural Heritage field.

At least two issues indicate the existence of a connection: the theoretical reflection on the management of information and data that texts hold, which has been carried out as part of the management of libraries, has important consequences for the whole wide area of the Digital Humanities; in the context of research funding, the increasing demand to describe what will be the public impact of planned research identifies in a “relationship with society” topic a significant element wide spread in the Cultural Heritage area. Furthermore, if on the one hand the world of Cultural Heritage has started their own reflection that also touches the Digital Humanities, on the other hand the Digital Humanities are urged to communicate beyond the inner, often self-referential,  circle of Academia, and to do this they are inspired by the methods of communication and dissemination of knowledge that belong to the Cultural Heritage world. In conclusion, a meeting of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage is already under way, it is necessary to act and facilitate a cooperation that results in being as effective as possible for both fields.

As a sign of openness and willingness to cooperate with the Cultural Heritage world, conference organization is entrusted to the Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per la digitalizzazione e la realizzazione di Biblioteche Digitali Umanistiche – MEDIHUM Memoria Digitalis Humanistica (Università di Torino).

We are therefore soliciting papers in particular on – but not limited to – the following topics:

– Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage: integration, separation, independence?
– what relationship among Museums, Libraries, Archives and Digital Humanities?
– how do Digital Humanities fit in Museums, Archives and Galleries?
visualization, imaging, graphic representations, immersive environments in the Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage areas;
– which impact on society for research projects’ output in  the Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage areas?
– Public History: Museums, Libraries and Archives today are privileged mediators between the public and its past, DH methodologies however require new figures, aware of the issues and opportunities offered by the digital world;
– which forms may the collaboration between cultural institutions and digital humanists take in digitization projects, text encoding, critical edition, digital curation?
– experiences of projects using principles and methods of the semantic web, and Linked Open Data research.

The contributions, to be submitted as a 500 words maximum abstract in PDF format, must be loaded through the EasyChair platform at the URL: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiucd2015.
The deadline for submission of abstracts to the Programme Committee is scheduled for midnight of August 31st, 2015 . All abstracts will be subject to evaluation by the AIUCD conference Programme Committee. Information with regard to the acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to the authors by 30th September 2015 .

Further information on the conference, on the composition of the Programme Committee and on how to register will be made available on the conference web site at the URL:http://www.aiucd2015.unito.it/ (the web site may not be online yet at the moment of publishing this announcement).



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Balisage Program adds Late-breaking News

When the regular (peer-reviewed) part of the Balisage 2015 program was scheduled, a few slots were reserved for presentation of “Late breaking” material.  These presentations have now been selected and added to the program:
– Tomos Hillman on “XSLT Pipelines in XSLT”
– David A. Lee on “Multi Markup Language – When one markup language
just isn’t enough”
– Chris Maloney, Alf Eaton, & Jeff Beck on “A client-side JATS4R validator using Saxon-CE”
– David RR Webber on “The Semantics of self-assembling user apps”
– Joseph Wicentowski & Wolfgang Meier on “Publishing TEI documents
with TEI Simple: a case study at the U.S. Department of
State’s Office of the Historian”

The program already included case studies from journal publishing, regulatory compliance systems, and large-scale document systems; formatting XML for print and browser-based print formatting; visualizing XML structures and documents. Technical papers cover such topics as: MathML; XSLT; use of XML in government and the humanities; XQuery; design of authoring systems; uses of markup that vary from poetry to spreadsheets to cyber justice; and hyperdocument link management. The conference will be preceded by a one-day symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup.

Balisage is the XML Geek-fest; the annual gathering of people who design markup and markup-based applications; who develop XML specifications, standards, and tools; the people who read and write, books about publishing technologies in general and XML in particular; and super-users of XML and related technologies. You can read about the Balisage 2015 conference at http://www.balisage.net.

** Members of the TEI are eligible for discount registration at
** Balisage 2015 and the pre-conference symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup

Program: http://www.balisage.net/2015/Program.html
Symposium: http://balisage.net/CulturalHeritage/index.html
Registration: http://www.balisage.net/registration.html
Inquiries: info@balisage.net

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2015          mailto:info@balisage.net
August 11-14, 2015                              http://www.balisage.net
Preconference Symposium: August 10, 2015                +1 301 315 9631

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