- Washington, 7-8 October 2014
This 7 and 8th October the U.S. National Archives in Washington will be hosting the CyArk 500 annual summit.
The theme for this year’s conference is ”Democratising cultural heritage: Enabling access to information, technology and support.” Continue reading →
The Internet Festival will bring the net and the city of Pisa to life for four days this October. The keyword for the Internet Festival 2014 is matter. Just as the industrial revolution was born out of coal and steel, the digital revolution is born out of mines bursting with an inexhaustible supply of binary numbers, which when put together generate big data, the vital substratum for complex matter and active semi-processed products. The new economic paradigm of Internet Economies emerges out of this mine. Continue reading →
There are other advantages in having only ebooks. The archive consists of about 135,000 ebooks, and funds are available for acquiring, on demand, new e-texts that are not present yet in the library; in a physical library with shelves and pyles of volumes, to have such a richness and amount of books would not be possible – and next to that, search and retrieval of information would be certainly more difficult than within the digital library. Continue reading →
Transfer, a new gallery that has just opened in Brooklyn, New York, has opened its doors to a group of digital artists in order to give them the space to recreate their intangible pieces on to real walls and into real objects. Continue reading →
Photography is both a means of personal expression and a witness of present and past days: therefore it’s about cultural heritage and about creativity, and it is a wealth of possibilities for experimentations. Europeana Photography and Europeana Space are two projects strictly linked one to the other on this topic. Continue reading →
On 25-26 September, in Turin, at Einaudi Campus it will be held the national conference “Italy is Culture” organised by AICI (Association of Italian Cultural Institutions). The conference aims to give a strong signal about the potential of Italian culture and cultural institutions, which are undergoing a positive process of transformation and renewal: Italian culture has a strong vocation to social and technological innovation, to communicational experimentation, to internationalisation. Continue reading →
Digisam has carried out a pilot study on long-term digital preservation to examine the current state of storage and preservation at cultural heritage authorities and to compare it with the current “state of the art”. Continue reading →
During the last years, the application of 3D technologies to Cultural Heritage has provided successful results, with impact on preservation, valorisation and heritage transmission. Now, the emergence of 3D printers open new horizons for the heritage sector. Continue reading →
Smart Cities, Smart Museums, Digital strategies, Mobile, Museums in Asian Culture and Society, Digital Engagement and Learning and much more at #MWA2014. Continue reading →
Research tells us that most of the Ancient Monuments were depicted and colourful; can you imagine them? Video mapping and lighting technologies arrived to help our imagination, enriching the visitor’s experience while ensuring that this reconstruction does not physically affects the monument.
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This article gives some motivation for why open file formats are important to the EU and why open file formats and Open Source implementations are important for long-term sustainability.
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Invisible Serdica is a mobile app that reveals objects of historical significance in the ancient city of Serdica, situated at the present location of the Bulgarian capital (Sofia). This tool enables you to get a realistic insight into some of the places, now hidden under the ground, emphasises on some of the unknown cultural aspects related to them by granting access to the especially edited multimedia tales and legends, curious stories and bibliographic data to various sources found in the NALIS Union Catalogue (NALIS UC). In this way, the historical significance of the object is revealed together with its relation to emblematic figures and events. Continue reading →
At Deakin University will be present the work of artist Alison Bennett in the exhibition Shifting Skin, opening in Werribee. Continue reading →
Once there were notebooks, pens and colouring pencils; now books and pencils are joined – and often replaced – by laptops and tablets. Nowadays the children entering school are fully fledged digital natives. Technology reporter at the Daily Telegraph Sophie Curtis recently took part in an interactive experiment run, which involved sitting through two English lessons: one held the old way, without any kind of technology, and the second with all the latest digital gadgets. Continue reading →