Spring 2002 MALACH Project Reading Group

We will meet informally for a non-credit reading group to explore issues related to the MALACH project. The reading group will meet on Thursdays from 1-2 PM in HBK 4105F (the CLIS Dean's Conference Room). The expectations for participants are: We will agree on papers a week or two in advance and add them to this Web page as we do. One or more people may volunteer to lead the discussion each week. Links to the readings are in a variety of formats that you might need some combination of WinZip, Acrobat Reader, and/or Ghostview to view and print. Ask early for a hardcopy if you need one.
Session Date Topic Discussion Leader Reading(s) Notes
Feb 1
Organizing Meeting
Feb 7
The Holocaust
The Nazis and the Jews in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1944, Michael R. Marrus, Robert O. Paxton, The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 54, No. 4. (Dec., 1982), pp. 687-714. Dagobert
Feb 14
Access to Oral Histories
Access to Oral History: A National Agenda, Bruce H. Bruemmer, American Archivist, 54(1991), 494-501 Doug
Feb 21
National Gallery of the Spoken Word
1) Engineering Challenges in the Creation of a National Gallery of the Spoken Word: Transcript-Free Search of Audio Archieves, John H.L. Hansen, Jack R. Deller and Michael S. Seadle, IEEE and ACM JCDL-2001: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, pp. 235-236, Roanoke, VA, June 24-28, 2001.
2) National Gallery of the Spoken Word, NSF proposal, Digital Library Initiative II program.
Feb 28
Speech Recognition
Statistical Modelling in Continuous Speech Recogntion, Steve Young, Proceedings of the International Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, Seattle, WA, August 2001.  
Mar 7
Spoken Word Interfaces
SpeechSkimmer: A System for Interactively Skimming Recorded Speech, Barry Arons, ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, March 1997, Volume 4, Number 1, pages 3-38.  
Mar 14
MALACH Team Meeting
Mar 21
The MALACH project
Supporting Access to Large Digital Oral History Archives, draft conference paper, 2002.  
Mar 28
Spring Break
Apr 4
Access to Oral History (Revisited)
Bill Schneider (by phone)
Barbara Ulargiu, Accessibility of Oral History Collections: An investigation of current practices and future developments, Masters Thesis, University of Sheffield, Spetember, 2000, Chapters 5 and 6 ("Oral History Users, Uses, and Collection Objectives" and "Access to Oral History Holdings").  
Apr 11
Uses of Holocaust Materials
Maitles, Henry and Cowan, Paula. 1999. "Teaching the Holocaust in Primary Schools in Scotland: modes, methodology and content." Educational Review. 51(2): 263-271. (Available through EBSCO at http://ehostvgw21.epnet.com/ehost.asp?key= on the campus network)  
Apr 18
MALACH Team Meeting
Apr 25
No meeting (at IBM)
May 2
Geographic Information Systems Demonstration
Hanan Samet (in AVW)
Smith, David A., "Detecting and Browsing Events in Unstructured Text", to appear at SIGIR 2002.  
May 9
Geographic Information Systems Discussion
Woodruff , A.G. and Plaunt, C. GIPSY: Geo-referenced Information Processing System. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 45. 645-655.(1994).

Additional Resources

Useful resources identified by members of the group.
David Bishop's Dissertation
A Ph.D. dissertation on "The Role of the Archivist in the Collecting of Oral History" from the University of Liverpool in the UK. There is an extensive bibliography.
Holocaust Study Resources
A source for maps and other materials related to the Holocaust.
Internet Access to Oral Recordings
A report by Karen Brewster of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Library.
Uses of Oral History
An H-Net mailing list submission summarizing multiple responses about potential products that can benefit from the availability of oral histories.

Doug Oard
Last modified: Thu May 2 20:45:58 2002