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Uses of Electronic Texts: Conference
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0031.  Thursday, 13 January 1994.
 
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Subject:        Uses of Electronic Texts: Conference
 
Just in case this would interest SHAKSPERians, and has not been brought to
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I have no commercial or other connection with this event.
 
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                     Conference Announcement
 
              LITERARY TEXTS IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE:
           SCHOLARLY IMPLICATIONS AND LIBRARY SERVICES
 
  31st Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing
 
                        April 10-12, 1994
       Graduate School of Library and Information Science
           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Electronic technologies are not replacing the book so much as they are changing
its form and its role in scholarship.  Rising interest in electronic texts is
evident in the development of new computational approaches to the study of
literature, the appearance of electronic text centers on university campuses,
and an expanding publishing industry in electronic books.  This conference will
examine the role of electronic texts in the humanities and the implications of
these technologies for libraries.  Conference speakers will discuss this latest
development in the human pursuit of the literary arts from a variety of
perspectives, including the production and acquisition of electronic texts,
strategies for storage and dissemination, software for the retrieval and
analysis of electronic texts, problems of bibliographic control and
intellectual property, and publishing trends.
 
Offered in conjunction with the conference is an optional preconference
workshop in the practical use of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) in
the organization of electronic texts for interchange and research.  Conducting
the workshop will be C.M. Sperberg-McQueen, an editor of the recently released
Guidelines for Text Encoding and Interchange, a text- representation standard
based on SGML syntax.
 
Who should attend:  This conference will be of interest to librarians, academic
computing staff, publishers and distributors of electronic texts, and
humanities scholars interested in the possibilities of electronic texts.
 
PROGRAM
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
 
11am-5pm    Registration
 
1-4:30pm    Preconference Workshop on using Standard Generalized
              Markup Language (SGML)
            C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
            Editor, Text Encoding Initiative
            University of Illinois at Chicago
 
5-6:30pm    Reception
 
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
 
8pm         Keynote Address (Lincoln Hall Theater)
            AUTHORS AND READERS IN AN AGE OF ELECTRONIC TEXTS
            Jay David Bolter
            Professor
            School of Literature, Communication, & Culture
              Georgia Institute of Technology
 
MONDAY, APRIL 11
 
8-9:30am    ELECTRONIC TEXTS IN THE HUMANITIES: A COMING OF AGE
            Susan Hockey
            Director Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
            Rutgers and Princeton Universities
 
            THE TEXT ENCODING INITIATIVE: ELECTRONIC TEXT MARKUP
              FOR RESEARCH
            C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
            Editor, Text Encoding Initiative
            University of Illinois at Chicago
 
9:30-10am   Break
 
10-11:30am  ELECTRONIC TEXTS AND MULTIMEDIA IN ACADEMIC
              LIBRARIES: A VIEW FROM THE FRONT LINE
            Anita Lowry
            Head, Information Arcade, Main Library
            University of Iowa
 
            HUMANIZING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CULTURAL EVOLUTION
              AND THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ELECTRONIC TEXT
              PROCESSING
            Mark Tyler Day
            Associate Librarian
            Indiana University
 
11:30am-1pm Lunch (on your own)
 
1-2:30pm    COHABITING WITH COPYRIGHT IN AN ELECTRONIC
              ENVIRONMENT
            Mary Brandt Jensen
            Director, Law Library
            Professor, School of Law
            University of South Dakota
 
            STANDARDS, INTERCONNECTIONS, AND THE NONPROFIT DOMAINS
            Michael Jensen
            Electronic Media Manager
            University of Nebraska Press
 
3-5pm       Software Demonstrations
 
5-7pm       Dinner (on your own)
 
7-9pm       Software Demonstrations
 
 
Tuesday, April 12
 
8-9:30am    THE FEASIBILITY OF WIDE-AREA TEXTUAL ANALYSIS SYSTEMS
              IN LIBRARIES:  A PRACTICAL ANALYSIS
            John Price-Wilkin
            Information Management Coordinator
            Alderman Library, University of Virginia
 
            THE SCHOLAR AND HIS LIBRARY IN THE COMPUTER AGE
            James W. Marchand
            Professor
            Department of  Germanic Languages and Literature
            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
9:30-10am   Break
 
10-11:30am  THE CHALLENGES OF ELECTRONIC TEXTS IN THE LIBRARY:
              BIBLIOGRAPHIC CONTROL AND ACCESS
            Rebecca Guenther
            Network Development and MARC Standards Office
            Library of Congress
 
            PROJECT GUTENBERG:  TRYING TO GIVE AWAY A TRILLION
              ETEXTS BY THE END OF 2001
            Michael S. Hart, Professor of Electronic Text
            Executive Director of Project Gutenberg Etext
            Illinois Benedictine College
 
11:30am-1pm Lunch (on your own)
 
1-2:30pm    DURKHEIM'S IMPERATIVE: THE ROLE OF HUMANITIES FACULTY
              IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES REVOLUTION
            Robert A. Jones
            Professor, Department of Sociology
            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
            THE MATERIALITY OF THE BOOK: ANOTHER TURN OF
              THE SCREW
            Terry Belanger
            University Professor, University of Virginia
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Location:  Except as noted, all conference events will take place in the Illini
Union on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1401 W.
Green St., Urbana, Illinois.
 
Registration and Fees: The fee for the conference is $340 ($380 after March 11,
1994), which includes the Sunday night dinner, refreshments, and a copy of the
Clinic proceedings.  Registration for the optional SGML workshop is $40.
Registration is limited, and early registration is recommended.  A limited
number of reduced-fee registrations are available for those who might otherwise
be unable to attend; for consideration, submit a written request by March 11,
1994.
 
Transportation: Champaign-Urbana is served by TWA, Midway Express, American
Eagle, and Northwest Commuter.  AMTRAK service is available from Chicago and
points south.  Champaign is located 135 miles south of Chicago on Interstate
routes 72, 74, and 57.
 
Accommodations:  Rooms have been allocated for participants at the hotels
listed below.  Participants must make their own reservations, and should do so
before March 9, 1994.  Please indicate that you are attending the library data
processing conference.
 
    Illini Union                  University Inn
    1401 W. Green St.             302 E. John St.
    Urbana, IL  61801             Champaign, IL  61820
    (217) 333-1241                (217) 352-8132
    Single: $54 + tax             Single: $54 + tax
    Double: $62 + tax             Double: $61 + tax
 
 
Continuing Education Units: Participants will earn 1.1 CEU for attending this
meeting.
 
Refunds: Refunds will be made if you find that you cannot attend and you notify
us in writing by March 16, 1994.  You must cancel your own hotel reservations.
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLINIC, PLEASE CALL (800) 982-0914
OR (217) 333-2973, OR SEND YOUR QUESTION VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL TO

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--------------REGISTRATION FORM------CUT HERE--------------------
 
              Literary Texts in an Electronic Age:
           Scholarly Implications and Library Services
 
  31st Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing
 
                        April 10-12, 1994
       Graduate School of Library and Information Science
           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
                        Registration Form
 
 
Name ____________________________________________________________
Title____________________________________________________________
Organization Name________________________________________________
Business Address_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Phone Number (___)_______________________________________________
Email address____________________________________________________
 
Registration Fees:
$340 ($380 after March 11)  ________
$40 SGML workshop           ________
TOTAL FEES                  ________
 
Method of Payment:
  __Check enclosed (make payable to GSLIS/University of Illinois)
  __Charge to credit card
       __Visa
       __MasterCard
       Card #___________________________Exp. date_______
       Signature________________________________________
 
 
Any special needs (access, meals, etc.)?_________________________
_________________________________________________________________
 
If there are issues you are especially interested in, or if you
have particular questions about the topics that will be addressed
at this conference, please write them below.  We will pass them
along to the speakers.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
 
You may register by mail by sending this form to the address
below, by phone (217-333-2973 or 800-982-0914), by fax (217-244-3302),
or by electronic mail (
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science Building
501 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, Illinois  61820-6212
 

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