2014 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science (and TEI Conference + Open Access Week)

The message below is from Claire Stewart with the message sent to the ACRL Digital Humanities email list. This looks to be another fabulous conference of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, and it’s combined with the TEI Conference, and HathiTrust Research Center activities/contacts, and Open Access Week–a hugely exciting set of events!

Apologies for the relative lateness of this share. The week of October 20 will be a busy and exciting one here in Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago) and we warmly welcome any readers of this list who are able to join us for the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science (more commonly known as ‘DHCS’) or for our Open Access Week events. DHCS and the annual Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Conference will be taking place back to back and sharing some free events. Please join us if you can, and share the enclosed with anyone who may be interested:
The full program has been posted and registration is now open for the 2014 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS), which will be hosted in Evanston October 2324, 2014. Registration is required, but is free. More information here: http://dhcs.northwestern.edu/ .
As you will read on the site, DHCS this year overlaps with the 2014 Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) conference, and the two conferences will share some free events. Staff of HathiTrust and the HathiTrust Research Center will be attending and actively participating, so this is a good opportunity to connect with experts on those projects. There is a fee to register for the full TEI conference, which is handled separately.
We’re very pleased to share the list of events that will be taking place at Northwestern University during Open Access Week 2014. These events are free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required. Please feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone who may be interested:

Monday, October 20, 2014 | 3:30 – 4:30pm
NUL Forum room, University Library, Evanston Campus
Open Access 101
Claire Stewart, Head, Digital Collections and Scholarly Communication Services, Northwestern University Library
Josh Honn, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Northwestern University Library
John Blosser, Head, Electronic Resources and Collection Analysis, Northwestern University Library

What is Open Access? How has the movement to expand public access to research changed the way we do publishing and scholarship? This session will present an introduction to open access, a brief historical overview, and updates on recent developments, including expanding federal mandates around providing free public access and the rapid rise of the open textbook movement.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:30pm
NUL Ver Steeg Lounge, University Library, Evanston Campus
Sharing Collections through Shared Stewardship: A HathiTrust Progress Report 
Mike Furlough, Executive Director, HathiTrust
HathiTrust was founded in 2008 as a partnership of libraries devoted to collecting, organizing, preserving, and sharing the record of human knowledge.  Since then it has grown rapidly and become a key part of our community’s planning for the future.  In 2011 HathiTrust held a constitutional convention that set strategic directions and established a new governance and cost model. As we have matured, the landscape has continued to change, but our partnership’s commitment to shared stewardship and collective action remains the same. Executive director Mike Furlough will report on HathiTrust’s recent accomplishments, current initiatives and outline issues the partnership will begin to address. To provide local perspective, Northwestern librarians Geoff Swindells and Claire Stewart will join Mike in an informal Q&A at the end of his talk.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 2:00 – 3:30pm
NUL Ver Steeg Lounge, University Library, Evanston Campus
Stalking the Public Domain: (Qualified) Crowdsourcing Copyright Reviews on Digitized Books
Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer, University of Michigan
What would it take to pull together the expertise to perform copyright reviews on 11 million digitized books? The University of Michigan has led two successful projects to begin to form an answer to this question, coordinating trained reviewers from now 17 institutions to assess the copyright status of digitized books held in the HathiTrust shared digital book library. To date, partners on the IMLS-funded Copyright Review Management System projects (CRMS US and CRMS World) have performed 312,629 copyright determinations for US-published books and an additional 103,090 determinations for books published in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom (but who’s counting). What does this mean for a responsible search for the public domain? Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer at the University of Michigan and Principal Investigator for the CRMS projects, will provide an overview, talk about its successes and challenges, and explain why these efforts are critical to fulfilling the promise of the public domain.  Staff of the Northwestern University Library and Northwestern University Press who have participated as CRMS reviewers will join Melissa in an informal Q&A at the end of her talk.