DIGITISATION OF EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE:
Utrecht, The Netherlands, 21-23 October 1999
Symposium organised by the Institute for Information Science
(formerly Computer and Humanities) of Utrecht University and the
Utrecht University Library.
During the last decade, successful digitisation projects from
various European countries have provided access to a wealth of
historical and cultural sources in electronic form. These
projects show a number of different approaches, some of which
represent well-known standard solutions, while others may be
innovative or obscure. To explore this variety is one aim of this
symposium. Nevertheless, the assumption is that these projects
have a number of underlying principles in common, which together
define a 'European' approach to digitisation that differs from
the 'Anglo-Saxon' approach practised in the United States, Canada
and Great Britain.
Methodological themes are investigated in a series of plenary
papers to be read by Jrgen van den Berg, Andrea Bozzi, Pedro
Gonzalez, Anne R. Kenney, Frank Klaproth, Adolf Knoll, Dominique
Maillet, Michael Pidd, Bas Savenije, and Abby Smith. A number of
projects will be discussed separately in small-group sessions
with opportunities for discussion and hands-on experience. Among
these projects are the ESAC Folksong Corpus, Thesaurus Musicarum
Italicarum, World of Peter Stuyvesant, Illuminated Manuscripts of
the Dutch Royal Library, and the Norwegian Digital Radio Archive.
Many other projects will be informally demonstrated.
The symposium will be held at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, The
Netherlands. The participation fee is DFL 750 or 340 Euro;
coffee, tea, three lunches, reception and the Conference Dinner
are included in the fee. Accommodation can be reserved through
the Congress Bureau of Utrecht University.
The programme, registration form and further information can be
found at http://candl.let.uu.nl/ under the heading "events". The
symposium's web pages will be regularly updated. For further
information about the contents please contact Hans Mulder
(mailto:[log in to unmask]) or Frans Wiering
(mailto:[log in to unmask]). Practical questions should be
directed to MuriNl van Campen of the Congress Bureau
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