LINGUIST List 8.609

Sat Apr 26 1997

Confs: Chinese Lx(NACCL-9), Beyond the Library

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  1. Jocelyn Clayards, NACCL-9 Final Program
  2. Chris Stephens, Beyond the Library

Message 1: NACCL-9 Final Program

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 97 16:59:00 PDT
From: Jocelyn Clayards <NACCL97UVVM.UVic.CA>
Subject: NACCL-9 Final Program


The NACCL-9 Program is now available on the UVic website in three different
formats. GB-Coded, Postscript Format and PDF Format. Those of you who do not
have access to GB-Coded systems may wish to consider downloading the NACCL-9
program in one of the other two formats.

To access the Conference program please use the following address:

 http://web.uvic.ca/ling/nacclprog.html

The PDF format of the conference program requires an Adobe Acrobat Reader.
We have provided a link to the Adobe site where you can download a free copy
of the reader. The reader is available for both MAC and IBM systems. Full
instructions are included on the web page as to how to get an Acrobat Reader
and how to configure your Web Browser to read the PDF file. Please note that
once you are viewing the NACCL-9 program with the reader - the on-screen
resolution may be very poor without "zooming in" on the program. However, if
you print the program you will find the print copy to be of excellent quality.

I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about accessing or
setting up your system to read the NACCL-9 program. Please feel free to contact
me at my e-mail below.


Jocelyn Clayards, Phonetics Lab Instructor
University of Victoria,
Department of Linguistics,
Phone: 1+250-721-7426 Fax: 1+250-721-7423
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Message 2: Beyond the Library

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 14:52:55 +0100 (BST)
From: Chris Stephens <christopher.stephenscomputing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Beyond the Library

 BEYOND THE LIBRARY

 A One-Day Colloquium
 Organised by the Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford

 16 May 1997,
 Habbakuk Room, Jesus College, Oxford
			
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 		 	 PROGRAMME

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How are the new technologies changing the roles of libraries and
librarians? How do we cater for the ever changing needs of the
users? How do we design the library of the future? What exactly
is meant by the 'digital library'?

Following on from last year's 'Beyond the Classroom' this
one-day colloquium will address these and similar questions. Our
aim is to bring together both practitioners and visionaries in
an attempt to tackle both the practical and the theoretical
implications of using the new technologies in the library.
Digital technologies are already being enthusiastically applied
in such areas as archiving, cataloguing, and expanding the
holdings of a library. They seem to offer unique advantages and
opportunities. However, the organisational implications of this
rush to "be digital" are often overlooked.

The day will consist of formal presentations, with ample time
for discussion, which we hope will be lively and
stimulating. The programme of the day is as follows:

9.15-9.30 Registration

9.30-9.45 Welcome
		Lou Burnard, Manager of the Humanities Computing Unit,
		Oxford University Computing Services

9.45-10.30 'The Digital Library: Issues and Priorities - A View from
		the British Library Research and Innovation Centre'
		Graham Jefcoate, Research Analyst, British Library's
		Research and Innovation Centre

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-11.45 'A Virtual Impossibility: Planning Libraries for the
		Information Age'
		Andrew McDonald, Director of Information Services,
		University of Sunderland

11.45-12.30 'Who has the Rights? Copyright and Digital Resources'
		Anne Ramsden, De Montfort University

12.30-2.00 Lunch (Not provided)

2.00-2.45 'The Electronic Library: Tough Choices in Utopia'
		Phil Sykes, Learning Resources Manager,
		Liverpool John Moores University

2.45-3.30 'Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow: A Profession in Crisis?'
		Frances Hendrix, Director, LASER (London and South Eastern
		Library Region)

3.30-3.45 Coffee

3.45-4.30 Panel Session

			 ABSTRACTS

'The Digital Library: Issues and Priorities - A View from the
British Library Research and Innovation Centre' Graham Jefcoate,
Research Analyst, British Library's Research and Innovation
Centre

This talk will address some of the current issues in digital
library research and attempt to identify priorities for the next
phase. The rapid development of networked information delivered
to users directly through their desktops clearly challenges the
traditional role of libraries as a physical space and of
librarians as information professionals. How can libraries meet
the challenge by adding value to networked information? How can
services adapt? What skills will information professionals need?
What cultural shifts are necessary? Using the example of
Britain's national library, and the Research and Innovation
Centre's digital library research programme, the talk will
attempt to describe some of the ways in which libraries are
seeking to meet the challenge.

'A Virtual Impossibility: Planning Libraries for the Information
Age' Andrew McDonald, Director of Information Services,
University of Sunderland

Provision for information technology is a crucial element in
planning good academic libraries and resource centres. Far from
reducing the need for libraries, IT has had the effect of
stimulating demand for both electronic and traditional
services. Ironically, it has also increased the cost and space
required. The ultimate challenge might be regarded as having a
PC with access to all the necessary network links at any point
in the building. The paper will consider the host of
technological and human factors that are important in creating a
flexible and attractive environment in which readers and library
staff can fully benefit from developments in IT and networking.

'Who has the Rights? Copyright and Digital Resources' Anne
Ramsden, De Montfort University

We have the technology to integrate the many different kinds of
media needed by the digital library. We also have both the
electronic communications and intellectual understanding to make
this operate. Having spent some years actually building a
digital short-loan collection we have found that it is not
technology or communications which take the time and effort, but
negotiating the rights to use materials which are still in
copyright. This presentation will offer some insights from the
practicalities of building the ELINOR electronic library and
will also report on the progress of the E-Lib funded ERCOMS
project which is defining the components of an electronic
copyright management system and building a tool to handle
copyright negotiations with publishers.

'The Electronic Library: Tough Choices in Utopia' Phil Sykes,
Learning Resources Manager, Liverpool John Moores University

Politicians, policy makers and the public have a naively
optimistic view of the internet,sharply at odds with the
opinions of those whose work obliges them to face the
practicalities of making information available
electronically. This paper sets out some of the utopian
assumptions commonly made about electronic delivery of
information, argues that unrealistic expectations inhibit
progress towards practical solutions, and shows that there are
fundamental conflicts of interest between the various
"stakeholders" in the electronic publishing process which can
only be resolved by patient and pragmatic negotiation.

'Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow: A Profession in Crisis?'
Frances Hendrix, Director, London & Southern Eastern Library
Region

This talk will examine the role of the public library in the
Information Society, in fact does it have a role? What is
happening to plan for an electronic and digitised future? It
will cover and comment upon initiatives such as the newly
created Library and Information Commission IT Task Group; the
failed millennium bid for funds to wire up public libraries;
Project EARL and other related projects. Furthermore it will
examine the difficulties public libraries face owing to their
place in local authorities; their funding, the education and
training of public libraries and the perception of them.

Cost: The day will cost #35.00 for non-commercial, #100.00 for
commercial. This includes tea and coffee, but lunch will not be
provided. Please book early as spaces are limited. [A small
number of free places will be available for members of Oxford
University]. Cheques should be made payable to 'Oxford
University Computing Services' and sent to the organisers below.

To register for this event please complete the tear-off slip
below and return it to:

Dr Stuart Lee/ Mr Chris Stephens Humanities Computing Unit
Oxford University Computing Services 13 Banbury Road Oxford OX2
6NN UK

N.B. Closing date for registration is Wednesday 7th May.

If you have any questions please contact Stuart Lee
(Stuart.Leeoucs.ox.ac.uk) or Chris Stephens
(Christopher.Stephensoucs.ox.ac.uk) tel: 01865-283295; FAX: 01865-273275.
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