DPASSH 2019: Practical Approaches to Open Research in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The McClay Library, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast (United Kingdom), 5 December 2019

DPASSH 2019, the biennial conference on ‘Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ will focus this year on the theme of  approached to Open Research, in collaboration with the Digital Repository of Ireland and Queen’s University, Belfast.

Full programme and registration available at this link

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New publication on APE: “Archival Standardisation Work in Europe and its influence on access and exchange of metadata”

by Ana María López Cuadrado (Head of the Coordination and Normalisation Department at the National Archives of Spain and APE board member)

TRIA, the journal of Andalusian Archives, is an open-access publication for archivists and information professionals. Its most recent issue hosts an article about Archives Portal Europe by one of its long-time collaborator, Ana María López Cuadrado, former Country Manager representative for Spain, and currently board member of APE.

The article describes the structure and activities of APE, as well as its history, its objectives, and the wider context in which the project was born: a point of intersection between Digital Humanities, History research, and national/European-level directives on archives in the digital world.

The full article (in Spanish) is available here; the abstract is also available in English.


Panhellenic Conference on Informatics

University of Nicosia, Nicosia (Cyprus), 28-30 November 2019

The Call for Paper is open until the 10th of September

The University of Nicosia, the University of Cyprus, the Open University
Cyprus, and the Greek Computer Society organize the 23rd Pan-Hellenic
Conference on Informatics (PCI 2019) in Nicosia, Cyprus.

PCI 2019 aims to provide an effective channel of communication among
researchers, practitioners, decision-makers and entities concerned with the
latest research, scientific development and practice on ICT to discuss current,
state-of-the-art topics that are of relevance and significance for national
competitiveness as well as for sustainable, robust and equitable regional

Submissions to PCI 2019 might cover issues related to all areas of Computer Science, such as AI, digital archives, digitisation and data management, digital humanities, research, and much more.

Papers presented can be Full Research Papers (8 pages) describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Computer Science; Research Project Results (2 pages), extended abstract presenting the results of funded completed or ongoing research projects at national or European level; or Industry Papers (2 pages), extended abstract presenting novel industrial solutions,success stories, and challenges that are encountered in an industry setting when adopting IT technologies.

For submission, registration, and all information please visit the conference’s website

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Call for reviewers – Records in Context

The Expert Group on Archival Description (EGAD) of the International Council on Archives (ICA) is working on the development of the Records in Contexts Ontology (RiC-O), which will be the second part of the RiC standard.

The ontology has reached some quite consistent state; a former version of it, dated February 2018, has been used for a French archival Linked Data prototype. In France, some larger projects are now beginning to use RiC-O as one of the main reference models for creating RDF datasets from some existing archival metadata.

At this stage, the ontology is ready to be tested. The sharing the RiC-O files with a greater number of persons may both help them to begin to think of some small to large scale RiC-O implementation and use that would suit their needs and context, and help EGAD to improve the quality of the ontology.

If you are interested to access the RiC-O files, please fill in the form made available for registration. The call is open until 15 March 2019, and feedback will be accepted until 30 April 2019.