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Emanuel Goldberg, Electronic Document Retrieval, And Vannevar Bush’s Memex

by Michael K. Buckland,
School of Library and Information Studies,
University of California at Berkeley

Abstract: Vannevar Bush’s famous paper “As We May Think” (1945) described an imaginary information retrieval machine, the Memex. The Memex is usually viewed, unhistorically, in relation to subsequent developments using digital computers. This paper attempts to reconstruct the little-known background of information retrieval in and before 1939 when “As We May Think” was originally written. The Memex was based on Bush’s work during 1938-1940 developing an improved photoelectric microfilm selector, an electronic retrieval technology pioneered by Emanuel Goldberg of Zeiss Ikon, Dresden, in the 1920s. Visionary statements by Paul Otlet (1934) and Walter Schuermeyer (1935) and the development of electronic document retrieval technology before Bush are examined.

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Exploring Produsage: A Special Issue of New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia

Call for papers: The concept of produsage points to
the shift away from conventional producer/consumer relationships,
and highlights the more fluid roles of users and contributors within
social media environments. Participants in open source projects, in
/Wikipedia/, in /YouTube/ and /Second Life/ are no longer merely
consuming or using preproduced material, but neither are they at all
times acting as fully self-determined producers of fully formed new
works; rather, they occupy a hybrid position as produsers of content. Read the rest of this entry »

The Communication Review special issue: “Twitter Revolutions?  Addressing Social Media and Dissent”
Volume 14, Issue 2 (2011); From the ECREA List:

“The Internet, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have reconstituted, especially among young people, how social relationships are constructed and how communication is produced, mediated, and received. They have also ushered in a new regime of visual imagery in which screen culture creates spectacular events just as much as they record them.  Under such circumstances, state power becomes more porous and less controlled (…) Read the rest of this entry »

Call for papers: ‘digital technologies and educational integrity’ for a special issue of the online refereed journal IJEI; Edited by Chris Moore and Ruth Walker, University of Wollongong

This special issue of the International Journal for Educational Integrity (IJEI) seeks articles that address the impact of digital technologies on educational integrity. Many different terms have emerged in an attempt to capture the shifting terrain of media use and users in various networked environments: ‘social’, ‘participatory’, ‘user-generated’ or simply ‘new’ media. Common to the online interactive spaces of Web2.0 is the challenge of technologies and practices that are capable of changing the way we teach, learn, and share knowledge. How can we best engage and support students and colleagues coming to terms with the dynamics of these technologies and the development of new literacies? Read the rest of this entry »

Convergence – The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
Special Debates Section: Curating Digital Narrative

Convergence, in association with UWE’s Digital Cultures Research Centre, invites short debates papers (c 2-3000 words) exploring the challenges facing archival and curation of digital narratives. As technologies employed to produce new narrative forms develop, and platforms evolve to facilitate each new manner and grammar of story, are we in danger of leaving future generations incapable of revisiting work instrumental in the emergence of new media?

Deadline 1 January 2011; for more infos see the DCRC Website

Electronic Journal of Communication Special issue: Social media in news discourse

As professional media producers pay more attention to social media, from personal blog entries and tweets to Facebook updates and YouTube videos, journalists are faced with numerous decisions. Among these are how to integrate personal and often-relationship-focused media with the public and fact-centred discourse of the news. This special issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication invites contributions exploring the conventions that are emerging around the use of social media by news organisations, and the implications of those conventions for public communication. Contributions will have as their central concern whether or not the encounter with social media is changing aspects of news journalism. Read the rest of this entry »