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|[Nettime-nl] maastricht mcluhan instituut: conferentie over digitaal cultureel erfgoed (11-14 juli, 2001)|
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 11:19:42 +0100 From: Alana Henry <Alana@Amsu.edu> DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE III: FINDING AIDS AND ANALYSIS TOOLS IN ARCHIVES AND MEMORY INSTITUTIONS 11 - 14 July 2001, Maastricht Introduction All over the world, the titles and contents of the great libraries, museums, art galleries and archives are becoming available on-line. While interoperable, technological standards are emerging, problems of interoperable applications, tools, interfaces and usability remain. The Maastricht McLuhan Institute (MMI) was set up to study and develop methods for knowledge organisation and knowledge management in a digital, distributed, multimedia world. The aim of the MMI is to create comprehensive strategies for searching, structuring, using and presenting digital resources more coherently and efficiently; to integrate past knowledge and to produce ordered knowledge that leads to new understanding and insights. This year's seminar is concerned with integrating developments in finding aids (virtual reference rooms) with innovations in text and other analysis tools which will allow the most varied and rich access to cultural and historical information and knowledge. Following on from the experience gained in the last two cycles which focused on implications of digitalisation (1999) and interoperability of content (2000), this seminar will continue to explore how multimedia is transforming learning, knowledge organisation and knowledge management and will focus on archives. The cycle of attention given to all three kinds of memory institutions (museum, library, archive) is conceived to be a building and integrative process. The seminar provides an opportunity to gain exposure to the most recent developments in cultural heritage science and to interact with other professionals who share similar concerns. The conference will be limited to a maximum of fifty persons, with speakers and discussions in the morning and small workshops with a maximum of fifteen in the afternoons. A general foundation will be laid in the opening session by the Scientific Director of the MMI, Kim Veltman. This will be followed by treatment of finding aids and analysis tools, as they are used or projected for archives and other memory institutions. Among others, speakers will include Peter Horsman from the Archival School in Amsterdam, Manfred Thaller from the University of Cologne and author or KLEIO, Michele Paoli from the Information Research Center on Culture, Pisa, and Pat Young of the Cultural Heritage Information Network, Canada. On the last day a synthesis of the different topics will be offered by experts who will take a broader perspective on cultural heritage preservation and access. The afternoon discussion groups will be divided among those interests relevant to the current work of those in attendance. All seminars, presentations and debates will be in English. The seminar will take place at the Maastricht McLuhan Institute, Grote Gracht 82, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Application & Registration The application fee of NLG 1500 (Euro 681) includes access to the complete programme, daily lunches and refreshments, and admission to the cultural evening programme of the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University. For more information including application procedures, please contact Alana Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org, Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University, P.O. Box 53066, 1007 RB, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, tel: +31 20 620 0225, fax.: +31 20 6249368. Information will also be available on our website: www.amsu.edu after January, 2001. ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).