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2nd International Workshop on Digital Archiving

Event

2nd  International Workshop  on  Digital Archiving
Title:
2nd International Workshop on Digital Archiving
When:
Tue, 11. February 2020 - Wed, 19. February 2020
Where:
, Delhi
Category:
Workshops

Description

   2nd  International Workshop

on

Digital Archiving

 

11-19 February 2020

 

Organized by

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

and

CoRSAL, University of North Texas

 

 

Venue

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Lecture Hall, IInd floor, Kala Nidhi divison

11 Mansingh Road

 New Delhi-110001

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON

                     DIGITAL ARCHIVING 

 

Most of the 200 literary traditions of the Tibeto-Burman languages of North East Region (NER) of India are oral, tribal, and performative. The International Workshop on Digital Archiving is a run up to The Listener, a festival of the oral literature of the NER to be held in NER by INTACH Tripura and Imasi: The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Foundation of Manipur. This preparatory and foundational archival workshop is organized by IGNCA and the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton (USA) for the documentation, archiving, and preservation of these immensely rich, yet understudied, literature and language of this region.

OBJECTIVE

 

 

 

The main objective of this workshop is to familiarize the participants with the oral traditions and expressions of North East Region and how they can document the same using digital technology. It will also focus on how one can safeguard this dying intangible heritage for posterity for further research and reference. In this regard UNESCO adopted the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in October 2003 which aimed at identification, research, documentation, preservation, protection, promotion, enhancement and transmission through formal and non-formal education

INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

 

 

IGNCA is an autonomous trust set up by Govt. of India under Ministry of Culture. It is a premier resource centre engaged in research, documentation, publication and dissemination of knowledge of arts. It is visualized as Centre, encompassing the study and experience of all the arts, classical and folk, written and oral, ancient and modern. The uniqueness of the IGNCA’s approach to the art lies in the fact that it does not segregate the folk and classical, the oral and aural, the written and the spoken, and the old and the modern.  The work of Centre is carried through five divisions (Kala Nidhi, Kalakosa, Janapada Sampada, Kaladarsana and Sutradhra) and Sub-units (Nari Prakalp Samvad, Bharat Vidya Prayojana, Cultural Informatics Lab, Adi Drishya Unit, Conservation Laboratory, and Media Centre) and nine Regional Centers.

 

Kala Nidhi serves as a major cultural information/knowledge resource hub to support research objectives and the technical information needs of other academic divisions of IGNCA. The library holds an extensive and unique collection on knowledge resources, reflecting the multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary nature of the arts. As a major repository of reference materials relating to the humanities and the arts, it comprises an outstanding Reference Library, Reprography Section, Slide Library and equally rich Cultural Archives.  The library is fully automated, providing easy access to its resources through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) terminals, and has been organized scientifically as per internationally accepted standards.

COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES (CoRSAL), UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (UNT)

 

 

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a public research university in Denton, Texas. UNT faculty from linguistics, information science, computer science, and anthropology are partnering with the UNT Digital Library to create a repository for South Asian languages at UNT. This repository will house data in formats that can be easily accessed and used by non-linguists and linguists for a range of purposes, including language science, computational linguistics, language reclamation and revitalization, language teaching, and investigations into diverse cultures and histories.

 

WORKSHOP CONTENTS

 

 

 

The workshop course has been planned to provide the necessary background to the professionals on the concepts related to the digital archiving of the intangible cultural heritage of North East Region.  The topics covered during the workshop include the following:

  • Documentation of language, culture and music.
  • Digital archival practice-creating websites and participatory archiving; audio and video documentation; use of SayMore for file naming for already collected material, data management and transcription.
  • Access and use of resources in North East.
  • File naming, cataloguing, and creating metadata (item and collection level) for music, language, photographs and Manipuri collection.
  • Libraries for rural communities; TBD; Kashmiri manuscripts and political science databases.
  • Digitization of archival material using different types of data and data formats; data access and its ownership.
  • UNT Digital Rights document and CoRSAL access settings.
  • Practical sessions on workflow of data from creation of archive.
  • Discussion on file naming of Manipuri collection; documenting language, culture and music; types of data, its formats and plans for archiving.
  • Sharing of experiences and results on creating resources in Manipur.

FACULTY

 

 

Faculty for the course comprises mainly experts, namely Professor Shobhana Chelliah and Professor Sadaf Munshi, University of North Texas and her team comprising Dr. Alex Smith, Ms. Mary Burke, Mr.Mark, Mr.Rex, Mr.Yunfei and Ms.Ana; Prof. Ramesh C. Gaur, Dean & Head of Kala Nidhi Division, IGNCA; Prof. Anvita Abbi, Guest Scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany and speakers from Manipur-Mr.Pauthang and Mr.Marjing Mayanglambam.

 

PARTICIPATION

 

The workshop is open to archivists, librarians, academicians, consultants, documentarians, researchers and students of the Tibeto-Burman languages and cultures of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

Participants must have:

  • A basic knowledge of computer data software (minimum Excel, Word Processing).
  • A working knowledge of English.
  • A demonstrated interest in documentation and research.
  • Track record in research in NER is preferable but not mandatory.

DURATION

 

11-19 February 2020

Time:  From 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

PAYMENT DETAILS

 

₹ 5000/- will be charged per participant. The fee includes the cost of the course material, lunch and refreshment during the course period. On-site computers for hands-on sessions will be provided (on sharing basis). Please confirm at the earliest.

REGISTRATION

 

Application for participation in the course should be submitted via link https://tiny.cc/lmztiz (kindly copy the link in the browser) and the registration fee should be submitted to the workshop coordinator by 5th February 2020. The fee should be remitted by a crossed demand draft drawn in favour of ‘Indira Gandhi National centre for the Arts’ payable at New Delhi or registration fee can be paid on site by paying Rs. ₹ 5000/- in cash. The number of participants will be limited to 25. Registration is on first come, first serve basis.

TRAVEL, BOARDING & LODGING ARRANGEMENTS

 

 

 

 

Travel, boarding and lodging expenses of the participants have to be borne by participants or their sponsoring organizations.

 

WORKSHOP DIRECTORS

 

Prof. Shobhana Chelliah

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Linguistics and Associate Dean for Research and Development at the College of Information, at the University of North Texas (UNT). 

 

Prof. Ramesh C. Gaur

Dean & Head of  Kala Nidhi Division

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.

WORKSHOP COORDINATORS 

 

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FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT

 

Prof. Ramesh C. Gaur

Workshop Director

Tel: 011-23388333

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DIRECTIONS TO REACH IGNCA

 

By Metro, from Indira Gandhi International Airport/ New Delhi Railway Station/ Nizamuddin Railway Station.  Nearest Metro Station is Central Secretariat.

From the Central Secretariat Metro Station take an auto up to 11 Man Singh Road, IGNCA Gate No. 6 or by walk towards Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road / Janpath, IGNCA Gate No. 3 & 1 respectively.

 


Venue

Location:
New Delhi
State:
Delhi
Country:
India