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From the Australian Film Institute Research & Information Centre:

CALL FOR PAPERS -

INFOG99: A CONFERENCE ON THE LATEST DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS IN SCREEN CULTURE
AND RESEARCH
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Dates: 15-16 July 1999  Venue:  Cinemedia at Treasury Theatre, Melbourne ,
Australia
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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:

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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)

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