From the Australian Film Institute Research & Information Centre: CALL FOR PAPERS - INFOG99: A CONFERENCE ON THE LATEST DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS IN SCREEN CULTURE AND RESEARCH +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dates: 15-16 July 1999 Venue: Cinemedia at Treasury Theatre, Melbourne , Australia +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The INFOG99 steering group invite you to submit proposals for papers or presentations to be considered for inclusion in the 1999 conference program. Proposals should address the main conference themes listed below. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: A summary of your proposal (maximum of 200 words) together with a brief personal resume should be emailed to the INFOG99 steering group by: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26th 1999 Please send you proposals to Chris Brophy at the Australian Film Institute at: [log in to unmask] MORE ABOUT INFOG99: INFOG99 (Information Gathering 1999) is an initiative of Australian Film Institute Research & Information Centre presented in association with Cinemedia (Victoria), ANSPAG at Monash University and RMIT University Department of Communication Studies. MAIN THEMES FOR INFOG99: 1. Access - latest developments in the digital delivery of screen products and services 2. Strategies and issues for screen education in a digital environment 3. Who is using the new technology? - the audience factor International guests at INFOG99 will include: Members of the research team of the Glasgow University Performing Arts Data Service (PADS) project, and, Dr Steven Ricci, Head of Research and Study at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The PADS project, based in the Faculty of Arts at Glasgow University, collects and promotes the use of digital data resources to support research and teaching in the performing arts, including film and the broadcast arts (http://www.pads.ahds.ac.uk). Dr Steven Ricci directs the UCLA Archive's education, publications and new media initiatives and is responsible for developing computer applications to facilitate access to the huge UCLA collection of archival film and television, which includes the very large Hearst newsreels collection (http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/archive.html). He is also a specialist in Italian film history. Topics to be covered in INFOG99 will include: * developments in delivery and access systems for digital media libraries * electronic screen and broadcasting publications and associated issues of archiving and plagiarism * copyright considerations for consumers or creators of electronic screen products and services * digital projects/techniques for teaching screen studies at tertiary and secondary levels, and, * audience uptake of, and response to, delivery and consumption of screen products and services in a digital format A selection of the proceedings from our last conference, INFOG97, can be viewed on the AFI website at: http://www.cinemedia.net/AFI/infog97/infog4.htm) ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.