Highlighting Retrospect & Prospect as the theme, 2013 TELDAP International Conference will be scheduled on March 14-16 at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. In 2008, Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archive Program (TELDAP) was launched to integrate the digital archiving and e-learning projects and carry on the long-term goals. The International Collaboration and Promotion Division of TELDAP held the very first TELDAP International Conference in 2009 to provide a free and open forum for researchers around the globe to exchange innovative ideas and demonstrate exciting results which prompted inspiring discussions on the development of digital archive and e-Learning. Since then, International Collaboration and Promotion Division of TELDAP has been hosting high-quality, well-attended, and up-to-date international conferences annually.
There are five topics of discussion in the 2013 TELDAP International Conference: Technology and Scaling, Disciplinary Impact/ New Model Scholarship, Business Model and Sustainability, International Collaboration, and e-Learning. There has been a steep growth in digital contents over the decade, which demands a new form of preservation scaling. How to manage petabytes data thus becomes an important issue. Along with the development of digitalization, new technologies with innovative data analysis techniques have been invented and applied to the existing disciplinary and inspired innovative applications. To envision the future, the sustainability of digital collection becomes the focus. With limited resources, both cultural and scientific data encounters the challenges in terms of time and space. The future of digital archive project lies in the effective inter-disciplinary, inter-organizational, and international cooperation. Management methods, communication strategies, and troubleshooting are all important aspects in terms of collaboration.
From a series of pioneering national digital projects since 1998 to today’s TELDAP, it is now coming to a significant turning point. The blossom and success of TELDAP came from many people’s contribution. By exploring the crucial issues listed above, the conference will continue to gather field experts, brilliant researchers, and devoted contributors from various institutes and diverse domains, leading the way to the golden age of a brand new digital era in Taiwan.
Topics of Interest
1.Technology and Scaling The emergence of multi-petabyte digitized and born-digital materials such as digital libraries/archives/museums, web 2.0 and scientific data raises the importance of preservation scaling, and rapid growth of digital content is driving the need for the new approach to preserving and managing archival data. The preservation processes will need to be automated including automation of the creation of archival and representation information, automation of administrative functions (data migration, replication), and automation of validation criteria assessment. Moreover, systems or technologies that handle, process and analyze data has arisen and how should we scale up these technologies to manage the petabytes of data become a big issue. Papers that discuss issues of the conceptual approaches and their technologies how to manage, analyze, discovery and mine big data and scale are also welcome.
2.Disciplinary Impact/ New Model Scholarship A major emphasis of TELDAP has been the application of new technologies to existing disciplines and the development of new methods to use these technologies effectively to create new knowledge and to reshape how various disciplines develop bodies of knowledge. TELDAP is interested in how the various projects within the initiative have resulted in new models of scholarship that stem directly from these technologies and whether the result has significantly influenced the disciplines represented within the initiative.
We seek papers that address one or more of the following questions: How have TELDAP projects made an impact on the disciplines represented in the initiative? Were these impacts intended or circumstantial? In what ways have these impacts been measured? How these models made a significant difference in the way disciplines conduct or disseminate research? Have any of these new scholarly models led to a significant contribution to knowledge; if so, what is the contribution and how was it made?
3.Business Model and Sustainability Public and private funding initiatives have supported a range of projects contributing to the growth in the quantity of digital content available online, ranging from the digitization of cultural resources to the generation of datasets in scientific research. In parallel to this, funds have also been invested in setting up digital repositories and archives for various purposes and in various institutional contexts.
Funding for such initiatives tends, however, to be limited in time and scope – to digitizing a collection, to running a set of experiments, or to setting up a repository. Funding schemes rarely address the longer-term sustainability of these resources and repositories, the continual maintenance and enhancement that is crucial if these resources are to be reusable and if initial investments are not to be wasted.
We welcome papers that address any issues related to the sustainability of digital resources or digital archives, including: business models for archives; organizational structures for sustainability; factors influencing the success of an archive; ways of attracting revenue; community-based sustainability.
4.International Collaboration One of the hallmarks of TELDAP has been its emphasis on collaboration across disciplines, between domains, and among individual and institutional partners, especially internationally. TELDAP partners have learned much about the process of collaboration and the factors that make it successful, as well as the circumstances that inhibit or blunt meaningful collaboration. We are interested in identifying both successful and unsuccessful collaborations and invite papers from both types of projects that can identify the factors that influence success or failure: what conditions are essential for a successful partnership? What conditions pose barriers to success? Do these conditions operate differently depending upon the nature of the collaboration and the number of parties involved? What management methods or communication strategies are available to surmount barriers? To maximize the opportunities for success?
5.e-Learning This session covers Technology Enhanced Science Learning (TESL), Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Joyful Learning & Society (JL&S), Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL), Innovative Design of Learning Software (IDOLS), Technology Facilitated Testing and Assessment (TFTA), Information Society & Culture (ISC), e-Learning Accessibility (EA), Social media in education, Educational cloud computing & applications, Development and applications of digital content for e-learning, Discipline-based cases for e-learning, Emerging tools and technologies for e-learning, Game-based Learning, Learning and Knowledge Management, Social computing in e-learning, Affective and Pervasive Computing for Learning, Theoretical foundations for e-learning, Trends in content/courseware development, Technology Enhanced Active Learning, Interactivity in Learning, Virtual Learning Environment, Humane Interface Design for Learning Software, Educational e-Portfolio-based Learning, Theoretical foundations for Curriculum Designs, Learning analytics, Technology and Scaling, Business model and sustainability, International business on e-learning.
Please use On-line Abstract Form for abstract submission. You are cordially invited to submit an abstract of 400 - 500 words in English, which will be reviewed by the International Advisory Committees to select contributions for oral or poster presentations. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is November 2, 2012. Decisions on the acceptance of contributions for oral or poster presentations will be made on December 21, 2012.
Abstract Submission: September 17-November 2, 2012
Abstract Submission Due: November 2, 2012
Notification of Acceptance : December 21, 2012
Publisher：Fan-Sen Wang, Vice President of Academia Sinica Editor-in-Chief：Zong-Kun Li Publishing Department：Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program, TELDAP Executive Editor：Sub-project: Digital Information - the New and Creative Way of Communicating Mailing Address：The Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
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Issue：TELDAP e-Newsletter (October, 2012) Publish Date：10/15 /2012 First Issue：02/15 /2007（Published on 15th every 2 months）
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