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What INKE's Been Doing, 2008-11

Those following the department-based, international Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) SSHRC-MCRI project will be interested in INKE's first activity report, covering the years 2008-10 (with partial listing for 2011), relating to its contributions to the development of digital information environments that build on past textual practices -- work that is sometimes described as exploring the future of the book from the perspective of its history. Details at https://bitly.com/INKEactivities .

INKE is directed by Ray Siemens (U Victoria) and its work in 2012-13 is led by Siemens, Richard Cunningham (Acadia U), Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Design), Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), and Jon Saklofskie (Acadia U); past leaders have included Teresa Dobson (U British Columbia), Alan Galey (U Toronto), and Claire Warwick (University College, London). INKE is funded by a $2.5 million, 7-year Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), plus an additional $10.4 million in contributions from institutional and research partners. The international INKE Research Group consists of 35 researchers across 20 institutions and 21 partner agencies, with work involving some 19 postdoctoral research fellows and 53 graduate research assistants. INKE began in 2004-5 as HCI-Book: Human-Computer Interface and the Electronic Book ( http://www.hci-book.org/cluster/ ), a Strategic Research Cluster supported by SSHRC.

For more about the INKE project, please contact:

Ray Siemens ( Email , Home page )
Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair
Departments of English and Computer Science
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab
University of Victoria

For general information about the INKE project, its intentions, and its foundation, please see the following publications:

** "HCI-Book? Perspectives on E-Book Research, 2006-2008 (Foundational to Implementing New Knowledge Environments)." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada / Cahiers de la Socit bibliographique du Canada 49.1 (2011). http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/pub/2011-HCI-Book.pdf

** "Codex Ultor: Vers une base conceptuelle et theorique pour la nouvelle recherch sur les livres et les environnements documentaries." Memoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture 1.1 (2009). http://www.erudit.org/revue/memoires/2009/v1/n1/038636ar.html

** "Codex Ultor: Toward a Conceptual and Theoretical Foundation for New Research on Books and Knowledge Environments." Digital Studies / Le Champ Numerique 1.2 (2009). http://www.digitalstudies.org/ojs/index.php/digital_studies/article/view/177/220

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