IS&T is pleased to announce the Archiving 2009 Call for Papers. The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts for Archiving 2009, to be held May 4-7, 2009 in Arlington, VA., is *December 21, 2008*. A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found at http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2009.
Paper proposals should be submitted according to the process described at http://www.imaging.org/conferences/archiving2009/authors.cfm
The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2009 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. Prospective authors are invited to submit oral and interactive presentations by the December 21^st deadline.
Proposed program topics include:
We released it [our TEI widget video] yesterday, and already there have been more than 2000 youtube hits on it, and it got blogged and redistributed in other ways very well; at one point, it was being viewed so much so frequently that we heard news that it was the top-viewed Canadian youtube video . . . at the moment it appears to be #83. Such is fortune fickle ;).
If you didn’t see the finished product, it is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sHYDfITjHY.
We’ll be spending the coming few weeks in various stages of examining the larger context of our release of the video widget, but it is reassuring to know that such an impact could be made. I’m thinking of trying to find a way to represent it as a literary-critical intervention into contemporary social-computing culture . . . but think that could be a diversion from the purpose of our work, which is to measure such interventions and, more importantly, map a community of practice.
I would like to inform you that FQS 9(3) -- "Visual Methods" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/issue/view/11), edited by Hubert Knoblauch, Alejandro Baer, Eric Laurier, Sabine Petschke & Bernt Schnettler -- is available online. Articles are dealing with "Interpretative Visual Analysis", "Mobilising Visual Ethnography", "Using Video for a Sequential and Multimodal Analysis of Social Interaction" and many other issues.
In addition to articles relating to "Visual Methods", FQS 9(3) provides a number of selected single contributions (on "Methodological Considerations for Conducting Qualitative Interviews with Youth Receiving Mental Health Services", on "The Role of the Researcher in the Narration of Life" to mention just two examples) as well as articles belonging to various FQS sections, as f.e. a "Book Review Symposium: Between Reflexivity and Consolidation -- Qualitative Research in the Mirror of Handbooks".
FQS is an open-access journal, so all articles are available for free. Since January 2000, 29 special issues with all in all 1.135 articles by 1.063 authors from all over the world had been published (see http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/issue/archive for former issues, http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/search/titles for a list of titles, and http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/search/authors for a list of authors who published in FQS).
Once a month a newsletter is distributed to currently 9,300 subscribers, informing about new articles published in FQS, about coming conferences, open access news and other topics of interest for qualitative researchers (visit http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/user/register to register).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if there should be any questions.
All the best,
From the blog Gene Expression, some graphs based on the frequency of certain keywords in the JSTOR archives. These keywords include "social construction," "psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic,""Postmodern or postmodernism," "postcolonialism," "orientalist or orientalism,""narratol*," "marxist or marxism," "hegemony,""feminist or feminism," "deconstruction." The title tells all: "Graphs on the death of Marxism, postmodernism, and other stupid academic fads."
Harbour Centre - Simon Fraser University
July 8, 2009 – July 10, 2009
The conference will provide opportunities for those involved in the organization, promotion, and study of scholarly communication to share and discuss innovative work in scholarly publishing, with a focus on the contribution that open source publishing technologies (such as, but not restricted to, PKP’s OJS, OCS, OMP, Lemon8-XML, and OA Harvester) can make to improving access to research and scholarship on a global and public scale.For more information, go the the conference website:
Please find [below] a Job announcement for a position of Science Officer in the Humanities Unit at The European Science Foundation.Application are due by October 13, 2008 to email@example.com quoting the following reference identifier: SCH-SO or to ESF, Human Resources Unit - 1 quai Lezay-Marnésia, BP 90015, F-67080 Strasbourg France. Interviews will be held in Strasbourg on 28 October 2008. Further details at www.esf.org. Please distribute as appropriate. Read full posting here:
With copyright issues become more complex, the UVic Faculty Association, Royal Roads Faculty Association, CUFA/BC and CAUT are pleased to be co-sponsoring a workshop for Faculty, Librarians and Graduate Students about the importance of copyright in teaching and research at our universities and the implications of fair dealing, and other copyright issues brought into question by Bill C-61 (An Act to Amend the Copyright Act).
The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Snowberry/Honeysuckle Rooms, University Club. Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15.
Who says real philosophers eschew digital technologies? Not me. I'm a fan of the Philosophy Bites blog, from David Edmonds (co-author of Wittgenstein's Poker and a BBC radio documentary writer) and Nigel Warburton, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University.
Whether the need to write by hand is an ingrained generational habit or a rich and rewarding cognitive process, to handwrite--or not--is still one of the great watercooler debates among people who, uh, write for a living. As Simon Fodden at Slaw.ca puts it, there's writing and there's writing.
Which may explain why TUL Pens invented the marvellously funny Dr. Gerard Ackerman, Graphologist. The gag here is that you write on a piece of paper “I need a new pen.” And then, under the guidance of the good doctor, you analyse your own handwriting, in order to discover how it reveals your personality.
The thing is wonderfully done. Using Flash, Ackerman pontificates at you and dead pans some really funny lines. This is the sort of advertising that is a real treat to encounter. Makes me almost want to place an order for some of their pens. I think retractable pencils might make sense… or perhaps the gel ink ones…
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In the fall of 2006 we set out to develop a network of people from the Faculty of Humanities who are using or are interested in using CMC (Computer Mediated Communication). At the moment, we are about a dozen people representing six departments and the HCMC sharing experience and research on creating new learning environments and communities.
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