Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies

event: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks – 2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011

07/06/2011 08:00

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks –
2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011

taking place at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest,
on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

Abstract:
We are pleased to announce the second Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2011 on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. The aim of the symposium is to foster cross-disciplinary research on complex systems within or with the help of arts and humanities.
The symposium will highlight arts and humanities as an interesting source of data, where the combined experience of arts, humanities research, and natural science makes a huge difference in overcoming the limitations of artificially segregated communities of practice. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on striking examples, where artists and humanities researchers make an impact within the natural sciences. By bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations in general.
The overall mission is to bring together pioneer work, leveraging previously unused potential by developing the right questions, methods, and tools, as well as dealing with problems of information accuracy and incompleteness. Running parallel to the NetSci2011 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

In addition to keynotes and interdisciplinary discussion, we are looking for a number of contributed talks. Selected papers will be published in print in a Special Section of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), as well as online in Leonardo Transactions. The symposium is a follow up to the first satellite event on “Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks" at NetSci2010 in Boston. The 2010 abstracts, papers, and videos are available at http://artshumanities.netsci2010.net.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
* Marek Claassen, Director, ArtFacts.Net
* Jim Crutchfield, Director, Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis / Scientific Director and Vice President, Art & Science Laboratory, Santa Fe
* Nathalie Henry Riche, researcher, VIBE group, Microsoft Research, Seattle

Organizing committee:
Maximilian Schich, CCNR BarabásiLab, Northeastern University, USA
Roger Malina, Executive Editor at Leonardo Publications, France/USA
Isabel Meirelles, Dept. of Art + Design, Northeastern University, USA
Tijana Stepanovic, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art’s Affiliate, ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Hungary [read more...]

Location

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
Komor Marcell u. 1
Budapest H-1095
Hungary

job: Research Associate (Digital Palaeography)

Application Deadline: 
05/01/2011

The Centre for Computing in Humanities (CCH) at King’s College London seeks a suitably experienced Research Associate for a new four-year project on digital palaeography. [read more...]

event: Research databases in the humanities – where next?

21/01/2011 12:00

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? The workshop will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain, and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to support such activities. It will consider what tools could be developed to support the creation and use of research data, how data from different sources might be linked, and, where relevant, the role that public or private cloud services might play. [read more...]

Location

Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JA
United Kingdom

job: Metadata Management Librarian

Application Deadline: 
21/12/2010

The George Washington University Libraries announces a search for a Metadata Management Librarian
Position: Metadata Management Librarian
Appointment Rank: Appointment at the rank of Librarian I (entry level; minimum salary $47,000) or Librarian II (minimum 2 years experience; minimum salary $50,600). Rank and salary depend on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time 12 month, salary and benefits will commensurate with experience and qualifications of the person selected.

Position Description: [read more...]

Treasure trove of textiles launched online

The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) is pleased to announce that a further 200 objects from the material archive at the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles at Goldsmiths, University of London, has been digitised and made available online. [read more...]

CfP LONDONICITY 2011: The First Annual London Studies Conference

THE EVENT

Papers are now being accepted for LONDONICITY 2011: The First Annual London Studies Conference, to take place 12-14 July 2011 at the Institute of Education, University of London.

RATIONALE

LONDONICITY 2011 will explore, celebrate, and critique the manifold dimensions of the great world city of London on the eve of Olympic Year. For full details, see www.thelondonconference.com.

CONFERENCE AGENDA [read more...]

event: London Digital Humanities Group: Religious History and the Digital Humanities - Innovative Approaches

07/12/2010 17:00
07/12/2010 19:00

The next meeting of the London Digital Humanities Group will take place at Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR on Tuesday 7 December at 5pm. The meeting will showcase two innovative projects that are making use of digital humanities methodologies to make significant advances in the field of religious history. The speakers, all from Queen Mary, University of London, will be Caroline Bowden, Katharine Keats-Rohan, and James Kelly (Who Were the Nuns?), and Rosemary Dixon and Kyle Roberts (Dissenting Academies Libraries and their Readers, 1720-1860). [read more...]

Location

Dr Williams's Library
14 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0AR
United Kingdom

event: Lansdown Lecture: Prof. Sue Thexton on The Content Conundrum

01/12/2010 16:45

In today's world of intensive media proliferation, added to the complexity of a century's worth of film, audio, television material - how do you marry up the need to share everything on the web, re-use and re-purpose, with recognition of the inherent value and cost associated with it? We'll explore the types of media, the platforms for use and re-use and look at some of the business models used to exploit it. There are many, many challenges to be aware of, but also some amazing creative opportunities. [read more...]

Location

Lansdown Centre, room 137, Middlesex University
Cat Hill Barnet
Herts EN4 8HT
United Kingdom

job: Web Developer at the Stanford University Libraries

Application Deadline: 
15/11/2010

To view the position description and apply:

1. Go to http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
2. Keyword search for 40447

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Stanford University Libraries is seeking a talented web developer to
support scholarship in the digital age by delivering on the promises of
the digital library. This is a 21-month, grant-funded position.

The Web Developer will primarily develop digital library software to
enable online discovery, viewing and collaborative annotation of digital
library materials. He or she will develop and deploy web services to [read more...]

event: The Museums Computer Group 'UK Museums on the Web' Conference 2010

26/11/2010

"DOING MORE WITH LESS:
rising to the digital challenge in difficult times"

The Museums Computer Group
'UK Museums on the Web' Conference 2010
hosted by the Museum of London
**26 November 2010**

Including a joint evening session with Wikimedia UK hosted at the British Museum

See the latest UKMW10 programme:
http://bit.ly/ukmw10

Register now online for UKMW10:
http://ukmw10.eventbrite.com/ [read more...]

Location

Museum of London London
United Kingdom
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