Humanities and Arts (harts) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 33rd IETF Meeting in Stockholm. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

In building a bridge between the Internet Engineering community and the Humanities and Arts' Research and Engineering communities, the HARTS Working Group has identified three goals to be pursued. The first goal is development of a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding value and role of the arts in the Internet. Tasks for this include development of a document summarizing current issues regarding the arts community Internet with an accompanying survey designed to identify needs and concerns from the arts and humanities community. Survey results will be used to develop the FAQ.

The second goal is to define tools for artists' organizations on the Internet which will focus on creating, viewing, and storage formats for arts humanities resources. This will include contributions regarding text, sound, still and motion images. It will address different operating systems, glossary of basic terminology and a bibliography. The third goal is to further define issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property, funding, and other support for arts humanities participation and any other needs identified by the survey.

Goals and Milestones

Jul 95
Prepare outline and draft summary of document and survey for the FAQ, as well as securing a site and pointers to manage the survey process.
Jul 95
Review final FAQ and HARTS-Tools document and submit for publication as FYI RFC.
Dec 95
Working Group review and approvial of final draft of summary document survey.
Dec 95
Develop initial framework for HARTS-Tools document.
Mar 96
Review survey results and set up a plan for incorporating into a FAQ.
Mar 96
Review first draft of HARTS-Tools document and identify further priorities based on survey results.

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