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Symposium on digitisation of European cultural heritage

From: Hans Mulder <h.mulder>
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 1999
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 Jurgen 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 <URL:> under the heading "events".
The symposium's web pages will be regularly updated. For further
information about the contents please contact Hans Mulder
<h.mulder [at] library__uu__nl> or Frans Wiering <f.wiering [at] let__uu__nl>.
Practical questions should be directed to Muriel van Campen of the
Congress Bureau <mca [at] fbu__uu__nl>

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