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Fall 2000 Conferences / Workshops

November | October | September

November 2000

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."

Archaeology of Multimedia Conference, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
November 4, 2000
Julia Flanders, presenter: "Slow Media Crossing."

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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October 2000

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, Chicago, Illinois
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.

October 16-17, 2000

Allen Renear, Opening Remarks
and panel participant: "IT Policy and the Humanities."

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September 2000

Electronic Book 2000, Washington, D.C.
September 25-27, 2000

Allen Renear, Chair of the Open eBook Forum's Publication Structure Working Group, leads a two-day working session of that group.

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."