DRH 97

digital resources for

the humanities

A Conference to be held at

St Anne's College, Oxford

14 - 17 September 1997


[Conference Programme] [Registration Form] [Submitting Proposals]


D R H 97

Bringing together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of Digital Resources in the Humanities.

Mission: DRH97 aims to become a new forum for all those affected by the digitization of our common cultural heritage: the scholar producing or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital media in the seminar room; the publisher finding new ways to reach new markets; the librarian, curator, art historian, or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship.

Format: The conference will take up three intensive days of academic papers, panel discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations, held this year in a comfortable Oxford college. The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage a lot of energetic discussion, both formal and informal. Leading practitioners of the application of digital techniques and resources in the Humanities, from the worlds of scholarship, librarianship, and publishing will be there, exchanging expertise, experience, and opinions.

Sponsors: The conference is sponsored by the British Library, the Office for Humanities Communication, the Arts and Humanities Data Service, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities of Kings College London, the International Institute for Electronic Library Research of de Montfort University, the Library of University College London, and the Humanities Computing Unit of Oxford University.

Timetable: Proposals are now invited for academic papers, themed panel sessions and reports of work in progress. Extended abstracts (1500 to two thousand words) should be submitted by May 2nd 1997; see further details about submissions. Proposals will be reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers, and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 13th June. All accepted proposals will be included in a volume distributed at the conference, and will also be considered for a post-conference publication.

Themes: creation of digital resources, textual, visual, and time-based; integration of digital resources as multimedia; policies and strategies for electronic delivery, both commercial and non-commercial; cataloguing and metadata aspects of resource discovery; implications of digital resources and electronic delivery for teaching, learning, and scholarship; encoding standards; intellectual property rights; funding, cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms; digitization techniques and problems.

Cost and accommodation: The conference fee of 250 pounds covers lunches, dinners, and the whole academic programme. The conference banquet will cost an additional 40 pounds. For accommodation, delegates can choose between ensuite rooms at 45 pounds/day or study/bedrooms with shared bathroom at 30 pounds/day for B & B. All accommodation is in St Anne's College, in modern purpose-built blocks adjoining the quadrangle and within a few minutes walk of all conference facilities.

Further information: The conference web site at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~drh97/ will be regularly updated, and will include full details of the procedure for submitting proposals, the programme, and registration information. Bookmark it now!