Fall 2000 Conferences / Workshops
Attending to Women Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
November 10, 2000
Julia Flanders, workshop moderator:
"Virtual Materials: Considering Digital
Representation of Research Objects."
Teleconference, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
November 4, 2000
David Reville and Linda Wood: "Educating the Next Generation of Oral Historians."
Teleconference held in conjunction with the joint
Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) and
Association of Oral History Educators (AOHE) conference, University of
Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
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Seminar at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
October 27-28, 2000
Julia Flanders, invited lecturer:
"Data the Unwritten, Data the Unwriter."
Multimedia Information Systems 2000 International Workshop,
October 26-28, 2000
Bill McIver, panel chair:
"From Minitel to the World-Wide Web and Beyond: The Ongoing Role of Multimedia Information
Systems in Digital Government."
The application of information technology has been evolving for many
years at all levels of government in many
countries. Prior to systems such as the text-based Minitel in France,
these applications were mainly concerned
with the management of internal governmental processes and data. The
manifold developments in technology,
policy, and the economics of computing in the last two decades have
encouraged the development of a host of
applications meant to make government more responsive and accountable to
citizens. Examples include Thomas,
the official Web site of the United States Congress, and the United
States Internal Revenue Service's interfaces
for electronic income tax filing. The role of multimedia has grown
considerably throughout the evolution of
digital government technology, from text-only CRTs and DTMF-based
telephone interfaces to multimedia
capable World-Wide Web browsers.
This panel will explore the evolving role of multimedia information
systems in digital government technology,
with emphasis on critical shortcomings of current generation
technology, new requirements and developments
within the field, and visions of the future of multimedia in digital
government. Specific topics to be targeted
include examinations of multimedia in the context of the following:
GIS and GPS, wireless, handheld platforms, Internet appliances,
and high-speed consumer
access such as cable modems, DSL, DBS.
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Digital Resources in the Humanities Conference, Sheffield, UK
September 10-13, 2000
STG is represented at the DRH 2000 conference by:
Monday September 11, 11-12.30
Allen Renear and Steve De Rose, panel participants: "The TEI Consortium."
Monday September 11, 1.30-3.00
Giovanna Roz, presenter: "The
SGML Encoding of Boccaccio's Decameron: a Project
inside the Decameron Web Project."
Tuesday September 12, 9-10.30
Paul Caton, presenter: "Text Encoding and
the New English Department."