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> The Document Academy presents:
> DOCAM '04 on:
> Documents in Convergent Media Environments
>
> The Second International Conference on Document Research and 
> Development in Sciences, Arts and Business
>
> October 22-24, 2004
> University of California, Berkeley
>
>
> DOCAM '04 is the second annual meeting of The Document Academy, an 
> international network chaired and cosponsored by The Program of 
> Documentation Studies, University of Tromsoe, Norway and The School 
> of  Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley.
>
>
> The aim of  The Document Academy is to create a global space for 
> experimental and critical research on documents in a wide sense 
> drawing on traditions and experiences around the world.
> That means that the Academy is open for scholars, artists, 
> businessmen, students and many other kinds of people attempting to do 
> the very best at the same time as one is still making "work in 
> progress".
>
> The DOCAM-meetings are intended to be events where people interested 
> in a document approach can meet, present, and discuss research, ideas, 
> experiments etc. in a relatively open-ended athmosphere. This means 
> that the presentations will be kept short and time for discussion will 
> be given priority. The organizers assume the number of participants at 
> a maximum of 50 persons.
>
>
> This year we have the pleasure of presenting our French partner:
>
> Key-note speaker:
> Jean-Michel Salaün, ENSSIB - RTP-DOC
>
> Prof. Salaün is professor at L' Ecole nationale des sciences de 
> l'information et des bibliothèques (ENSSIB - http://www.enssib.fr). In 
> 2000-2003 he was the head of the «Institut des sciences du document 
> numérique» (ISDN) (2000-2003), a network of 17 labs in Rhône-Alpes 
> district (http://isdn.enssib.fr), and he is now the chief manager of 
> the «Réseau Thématique Pluridisciplinaire 33», "Documents et contenu : 
> création, indexation, navigation" (2002 -  ), a national network in 
> Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies, CNRS 
> (http://rtp-doc.enssib.fr).
>
>
> Call for papers to DOCAM '04
> The main goal for DOCAM '04 is to develop a space and offer time for 
> interdisciplinary and international research cooperation.
> The multidisciplinary approach in the project enables us to study the 
> problem of converging media from different perspectives, both 
> theoretical and experimental. The international environment enables 
> presentation and exchange of different scientific traditions as well 
> as different social and cultural experiences with convergent media 
> environments.
> Scholars, developers, artists and practitioners around the world 
> working with document research and development are invited to submit 
> 500 words proposals for papers, posters or demonstrations for seminars 
> and workshops at DOCAM '04 by May 1st 2004.
>
> Background for the theme "Documents in Convergent Media Environments"
>
> With the development of new media types and Internet-based, 
> computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) we experience convergence 
> of media. The borders between different media are disappearing and new 
> types of ownerships to media documents and working practice are 
> evolving. Convergent media environments (CME) offer new opportunities 
> for people and for different groups in society, but they also create a 
> number of new problems for individuals and for the society. Although 
> sound, images, and verbal text are all bits in the digital world, 
> their distinct properties have not disappeared and have to be 
> recognized. Paradoxically, to make seamless multimedia document, you 
> have to pay attention to all distinctive media.
> Convergence presupposes diversity and differentiation since diverse 
> and discrete elements are connected to each other creating new forms. 
> Connectivity is one of the most important capacities of CME. But 
> simultaneously it creates an urgent need for delimiting the forms and 
> thus identifying the discreteness of specific products in the CME 
> whether you are a producer, a collector, or a user of those products. 
> To make a balance between connectivity and discreteness in a CME is a 
> central challenge in the development of convergent media. The main 
> agenda DOCAM '04 is to consider if and how a document approach can be 
> useful for meeting this challenge.
>
> We therefore especially welcome proposals on the following themes:
>
>
> Documents in different convergent media environments (e.g. analogue - 
> digital environments, arts, health care, mass media, business etc.)
>
> Document types (audio, visual, verbal, multimedial, performative)
>
> Concepts (document, comparison of the concept of document with other 
> concepts (sign, text, discourse, representation etc.))
>
> Methods (hermeneutics, experiments)
>
> Technology (analogue and digital instruments, experimental instruments)
>
> Proposals should include:
>
> - a short description of the work to be presented,
>
> - name of all contributors,
>
> - address, including email contacts and URL,
>
> - a list of up to 5 keywords.
>
>
> Abstract should be submitted electronically in Word or RTF format to 
> [log in to unmask] on May 1st 2004 at the latest.
>
> Accepted contributions notified June 1st 2004.
>
> Full version should be delivered in RTF or PDF format on October 15.
>
> Further details concerning program, registration, accomodation etc. 
> will be available on and added continously to the website of The 
> Document Academy, http://thedocumentacademy.hum.uit.no/.
>
> Any questions concerning DOCAM'04 and The Document Academy can be 
> addressed to the chair of the Document Academy, Niels Windfeld Lund, 
> professor, Chair of program in Documentation Studies
> HUM-FAK /University of Tromsoe
> Breivika, N-9037 Tromsoe, Norway
> tlf. +47-77646284, fax + 47-77644239
> [log in to unmask]
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