From the institute announcement:

Announcing: FIDLH 2009: The Second Annual Fall Institute in Digital Libraries and Humanities.

FIDLH 2008 was held at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NM, September 25th, 26th, and 27th thanks to the support of the Electronic Text Centre at UNB libraries, the Digital Culture Observatory at Acadia University, and the University of New Brunswick and Acadia University.

More than 30 librarians, library staff, humanists, and students attended FIDLH 2008, and all reported a very positive and collegial learning experience. FIDLH 2009 will be held at Acadia University, in Wolfville, NS, September 24th, 25th, and 26th. This year, as last, the cost will be $300.00 per employed participant and $100.00 per student. Acadia’s Office of Graduate Studies and Research has offered to help defer the cost of student participation, so depending on the number of students who register student costs will be slightly or signigicantly less than the $100.00 posted rate. One day participation will also be available at a rate of $100.00.

Each of the three days will begin with a plenary talk on a topic of interest to those in attendance, followed by a morning and an afternoon workshop in which participants will choose from among the following offerings: using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) for electronic journal management, XML encoding for journal articles, Data Conversation and Digital Imaging, Tools for Text Analysis, Concepts in Text Analysis, Designing and Implementing Usability Tests, and Using Computer Games in Teaching.

Participants should plan to bring their own laptop or netbook computer. A limited number of laptops will be available to rent.

Registration for FIDLH 2009 will open July 24, and is accessible through our website.

We look forward to seeing you this fall in the beautiful Annapolis Valley.

Richard Cunningham, Associate Professor
English and Theatre
Director, ADCO
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

Erik Moore
Director of the ETC
UNB Libraries
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5