Computers & Texts No. 14
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April 1997


Digital Resources for the Humanities, St Anne's College, Oxford, September 14-17 1997


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 lecture hall; 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.


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.


The themes of the conference will include the 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 covers lunches, dinners, and the whole academic programme. The conference banquet will cost an additional £40. For accommodation, delegates can choose between ensuite rooms at £45 per day or study-bedrooms with shared bathroom at £30 per 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.


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 King's 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.

Further information

The conference web site at will be regularly updated, and includes full details of how to register for the conference.

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