Special interest group for optical storage tech. in research, teaching, etc.

Special interest group for optical storage tech. in research, teaching, etc.

Post by FA.. » Fri, 24 May 1991 20:45:06



Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities

The aim of the Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities
(NCCH) is to encourage and help individual researchers and
academic institutions to a sensible use of computers. Not only do
we develop computing methods and programs for application in
humanistic research - we also provide information and teaching
services in order to demonstrate how computer technology can be
utilized in the field. This work is carried out in cooperation with
humanities research institutions and the Norwegian universities'
computing departments for the humanities.

The Council for Research in the Humanities finances NCCH. The
budget for 1990 amounted to 4.225 mill NOK, which includes
funding for a new research program and remodelling/expansion of
NCCH's premises. Income from paid services and sales amounted
to 896,000 NOK. In 1990 NCCH is staffed by 15 regular
employees, as well as two temporary workers.

OLUFF

From 1988 NCCH has run a special interest group for optical
storage technology and its applications in teaching, research and
dissemination. The name of the group is OLUFF, an abbreviation
for Optiske Lagringsmedier i Undervisning, Forskning og
Formidling (optical storage media in teaching, research and
dissemination). A special interest group within OLUFF for
interactive video in foreign language teaching has also been formed.

OLUFF covers the whole range of optical storage media, i.e both
interactive video and other videodisc applications, distribution on
various CD-media, document/image and large volume data storage
on writable digital optical disks, and also writeable videodiscs.

OLUFF was aimed at researchers within the arts and humanities,
but has received a lot of interest outside the humanities and outside
the academic circles, so that the original target group now is a
definite minority. Even though OLUFF started as a national
organization, we also now have many members from the other
Scandinavian countries. Among our members are both researchers,
teachers, employees of private companies, etc; there are those who
sell products and services, those working on projects, and those with
merely an interest in the technology.

OLUFF publishes a newsletter, which is issued three times a year. It
is in Norwegian, so you will have to be able to read Norwegian in
order to benefit from it. However project dokumentation,
presentations etc. are most welcome even if in English.

The membership fee (per year) is NOK 125 (approx GBP 11) for
public or non-profit institutions and NOK 400 (approx GBP 36.00)
for companies and other commercial ventures.

At the moment, OLUFF enjoys some 250 members but we think
that with a more aggressive and goal-directed marketing, there is a
potential for still more members. The market for information on
optical storage technology is also obviously growing fast now.

Humanistiske Data

NCCH also publishes the journal Humanistiske Data (HD), which
covers the whole field of computing within the humanities. Interest
in the journal ~ among both readers and contributors ~ is steadily
increasing, not only in Scandinavia, but also in the rest of Europe
and the U.S. HD has a circulation number of about 1100. HD also
runs articles on the application of optical storage media in the
humanities. HD thus is a "companion" journal for a lot of OLUFF
members.

Most issues of Humanistiske Data contain some articles in English,
and English summaries of the rest of the contents are always
provided (which is not the case with OLUFF). The journal is free of
charge to subscribers outside Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

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Application for OLUFF membership form:

Name (S,C) ............................................................
Title      ...........................
Company/Organisation ...................................................
Department ............................................................
Address    ............................................................
Address    ............................................................
Phone/Fax  ............................................................
E-Mail addr  ............................................................

Type of membership:
                   a). Non-commercial      (NOK 125) ....
                   b). Commercial          (NOK 400) ....

Mark here if you wish to be registerd as spesially interested in
Interactive Video in Foreign Language Education. (IVIF)    .....

Information on current projects, interests, product offers etc.
(Limit: 250 char.)

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Please also send further information, copies of magazine articles,
reviews etc. Note that all information sent to OLUFF is available to
all members.

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All members will: 1. Receive a survey of all the members
                     containing Information from the
                     membership form.

                  2. Receive 3 issus of the newsletter/year.
                     IMPORTANT|: All text is in Norwegian|

                  3. Be allowed a presentation of their
                     company/products/projects in the newsletter (free
                    of further charge).

                  4. Labels with the names and post addresses of all
                     members can be made available (extra fee|)

    Send the Form to: (use e-mail, Fax or paper.)

    Oystein Reigem
    OLUFF
    Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities
    PO Box 53 University
    N-5027 BERGEN
    NORWAY
    tel: int + 47 - 5 - 21 29 54/55/56
    fax: int + 47 - 5 - 32 26 56
    e-mail addr: FAFOR\NOBERGEN.EARN

 
 
 

1. Optical Technology Special Interest Group-Australian P.S. Applications

UPCOMING MEETINGS

The Optical Technology Special Interest Group (Australian Public Service
applications) will be meeting at:
10 a.m.
on Friday, 15 April 1994
at the Level 4, Conference Room, National Library of Australia, Parkes, Canberra

All persons with an interest in the use of optical technologies in the
Australian Public Service are welcome to attend.

Please notify Lynne Clark on Tele: (06) 263 2253 or Fax: (06) 263 2276
if you will be attending.

A presentation by Anne Cartwright, Purchasing Australia will be made on
optical technology bureau services available under Common Use (Period)
Contract. There is no need for Department's to go to tender if bureau
services are purchased under this arrangement. This simplifies the
purchasing process.

Time will be provided for an exchange of experiences relating to the use
of these technologies in the Australian Public Service.

Further information is available from the Chairperson elect of the
Group Andrew Freeman on (06) 264 3698 (business hours)
or via Fidonet - Netmail - Andrew Freeman at 3:620/243

after hours.

The Secretary of the group is also available to provide further information:
Max McGregor on Tele: (06) 263 3553 (business hours)

anytime.

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