19-21 October 1995
Marriott's Resort at Griffin Gate, Lexington, Kentucky
Digital libraries in the humanities pose computationally and methodologically challenging problems that hamper humanists, but offer computer scientists exciting areas for research and development. The objective of this symposium is to improve access to humanistic information in digital form and mechanisms for access by creating closer links between the humanities and the sciences.
1. To produce a summary statement of the challenges offered by digital research and by the digital library in the humanities which collaboration between the sciences and the humanities can address.
2. To identify technical and research issues crucial to the humanities that are being only peripherally addressed by current National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for digital libraries.
3. To outline areas of development offering opportunities for partnership with commercial ventures that will assist in the dissemination of or access to digital libraries by scholars and the general public.
Thursday, 19 October 1995.
7:30 p.m.: Reception and buffet at the Clock Tower reception area at Griffin Gate. Coat and tie. Welcoming comments by Charles T. Wethington, Jr., President of the University of Kentucky; Elisabeth Zinser, Chancellor of the Lexington Campus; Fitzgerald B. Bramwell, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies; and Andrew Phillips, Director of Humanities and Social Sciences and Keeper of Printed Books, The British Library.
Friday, 20 October 1995. Open sessions.
8:30 a.m.: Van
ride to the University of Kentucky's Lexington campus.
9-9:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast in foyer of King Library North.
(Kevin Kiernan, Professor of English, Electronic Beowulf Project, University of Kentucky)
(Marilyn Deegan, Professor of Humanities Computing, De Montfort University, Chair)
- The Digital Library in theory and practice: a historian's view, Andrew Prescott, Curator of Manuscripts, The British Library
- Projects and their place in Digital Libraries, Richard Heseltine, University Librarian, University of Hull
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at the Boone Faculty Club, sponsored by Lexmark International.
- Humanities needs and expectations for intelligent graphical user interfaces, Seamus Ross, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology, The British Academy
- Content-based searching of large-image databases, Mary Larsgaard, Alexandria Digital Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Content-based Multimedia Data Management and Efficient Remote Access, Brent Seales, James Griffioen, and Raj Yavatkar, Assistant Professors of Computer Science, University of Kentucky
3:15-3:45 Tea and Coffee Break
- Electronic librarians, intelligent network agents, and information catalogues, Edward Fox, Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
- Dancing to the telephone: network demands and opportunities, Charles Henry, Director of Libraries, Vassar College
5:30-6:30: Visit to ATM lab.
6:30 p.m.: Vans leave ATM lab for cocktails and buffet dinner at the Kiernans, 627 South Ashland Avenue. Casual attire.
Saturday, 21 October, 1995. Closed sessions.
8:30-9 a.m.: Continental Breakfast outside the Dixiana Room at the Marriott.
- Images: quantity is not always quality, B Michael Lesk, Director, Computer Science Research Department, Bellcore Laboratories
- From conversion to presentation: benchmarking image quality requirements, Anne Kenney, Associate Director, Department of Preservation and Conservation, Cornell University
- Digital preservation: a time bomb for Digital Libraries, Margaret Hedstrom, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Studies, University of Michigan
10:45-11:15 Tea and Coffee Break
- A survey of compressed domain processing techniques, Brian Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
- Bound Images: encoding and analysis, Gerhard Jaritz, Senior Research Fellow, Institut für Realienkunde, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Krems
- Funding the Digital Library: the British Experience, Derek Law, Director of Information Services, Kings College, London
- Digital Libraries and NEH and NSF, Stephen Griffin, Director, Division of Information, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation
3:15-3:45 Tea and Coffee Break
7:30. Barbecue at Marriott's Pavilion. Casual. Music from Kentucky by the Second String Band.