>Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:24:48 +0100 (BST)
>Subject: Culture, Learning and the Digital Future 25/26 August 98
>From: Prof Bruce Royan <[log in to unmask]>
>Edinburgh, Tuesday/Wednesday 25/26 August 1998 (lunchtime to lunctime)
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> CULTURE, LEARNING AND THE DIGITAL FUTURE
>A One-day Seminar (spread over two days) at Abden House, 1 Marchhall
>Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HW
>Government initiatives such as The National Grid for Learning, The
>University for Industry and The People's Network envisage Information and
>Communication Technology are taking an increasingly central role in the
>support of formal schooling, lifelong learning and education in its widest
>Cultural institutions such as libraries, archives and museums are being
>encouraged to create digital content for the new learning infrastructures.
>Several early initiatives in this area have taken place in Scotland, and
>it seems appropriate to discuss them at a conference in Edinburgh,
>particularly as the BCS will shortly have a Scot as its President.
>(Professor Ian Ritchie is currently Deputy President and in the normal
>course of events will become President in October at the BCS AGM, which
>will also take place in Edinburgh.) The fact that August is Festival time
>in Edinburgh, is, of course, simply a coincidence!
>The Conference will be held in Abden House, a Scottish Baronial mansion in
>landscaped grounds only one mile from the city centre and the headquarters
>of the Scottish Cultural Resources Network (SCRAN), at the invitation of
>its Chief Executive, Professor Bruce Royan. Accommodation will be in the
>University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls of Residence next door.
>Speakers (subject to final confirmation):
>Ian Ritchie, Deputy President of the British Computer Society, will give a
>Keynote Address. Quite apart from his distinguished position in the BCS,
>Ian has been involved with electronic and multimedia publishing for a
>number of years, with Office Workstations Ltd (OWL) and the Guide
>hypertext system and now as Chairman of Multicosm Ltd, the developers of
>Microcosm and Webcosm.
>Mike Buckingham, Managing Director of Crossaig Ltd, will talk about
>Electronic Publishing and the Future of Teleworking. Appointed to Crossaig
>last year, Mike has very broad experience in both conventional and
>Kate Byrne, Computer Manager of the Royal Commission on Ancient and
>Historic Monuments of Scotland, will talk about the Royal Commission's
>CANMORE (Computer Application for National Monuments Record Enquiries)
>Ray Land of the Teaching and Learning Assessment Centre, University of
>Edinburgh, will discuss Learning Initiatives on the Metropolitan Area
>George Pitcher, Technical Manager of the eLib project SCOPE (Scottish
>Collaborative On-Demand Publishing Enterprise) project, will talk about
>The New UK National On-demand Publishing Service, HERON.
>Bruce Royan will provide an update on the Scottish Cultural Resources
>Access Network, which is building a vast educational multimedia resource
>base from the museums, libraries and archives of Scotland.
>Mike Spearman of the National Museums of Scotland will talk about
>Multimedia in the New Museum of Scotland.
>Chris Van der Kuyl, Chief Executive Officer of VIS Interactive plc, will
>talk about Interactive Games and Learning.
>There may also be a distinguished after-dinner speaker, but this is still
>Registration forms are being sent to members, but can also be found on
>the web site; see below.
>Name: David Penfold, Administrator
>British Computer Society Electronic and Multimedia Publishing SG
>30 Edgerton Road, Huddersfield HD3 3AD, UK
>Tel 01484 519462; Fax 01484 451396; Mobile 0850 058544
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