The Fourth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2014 (September 18–21, 2014, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria) is organized under the UNESCO patronage. It is being held at the Regional Museum of History and P.R. Slaveykov Regional Public Library in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, on 18-21 September 2014. The conference aims at presenting innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. The main focus is to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage and to set up sustainable policies for its continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those form Veliko Tarnovo region. The forum will demonstrate innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities are invited to participate and exchange experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices of the field.
A training school on Open Access will be organize in the frame of DiPP2014: Development and Promotion of Open Access to Scientific Information and Research (see the leaflet, JPG)
Objectives and strategy of the training school: The main objectives of the Autumn Training School is to train young and experienced researchers, managers, regional academic and research organisations in the integrating of open access (OA) and open data principles and practices into the current research work-flow in Bulgarian and South-East Europe. In suitable and intuitive ways the lecturers will present several workable strategies, business models, work plans, best practices and examples of implementation of the open access and open science paradigm for ubiquitous science sharing, dissemination and promotion. Special attention will be given to the presentation of successful initiatives and projects for open access, open data sharing and open science; strategies for the OA promotion; copyright and licenses under OA; best practices and examples of policies for the development and promotion of open access at the national and institutional levels, etc. The training will be divided into two parts: theoretical and practical. The practical part will focus on how to organize and maintain OA repositories in academic and research organization, how to practice OA, from writing an article to publishing/depositing in OA repositories and sharing data, target content for OA, OA repositories interoperability and integration, etc.
A special short session will be organized for policy-makers and staff from research funding bodies concentrated on strategies for the promotion of open access, OA national roadmap, copyright and licenses under OA, best practices and examples of policies for the development and promotion of open access at the national and institutional levels, writing optimal OA policies and strategies, etc. The full programme and all the useful information are available in the attached PDF. Detailed information about the school’s objectives and strategy, target groups of learners, participation requirements, expected results, lecturers, discussed topics and curricula is available on the school website: http://trainopenaccess.math.bas.bg.
Call for papers:
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and project papers that are not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. General areas of interests include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
- Digital libraries, e-archives, repositories, virtual museums, e-exhibitions and encyclopaedias of cultural heritage
- Virtual reconstructions and interactive multimedia solutions for museums, theatres, concert halls, exhibitions, etc.
- Restoration and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage
- Acceleration and facilitation of the sharing and exchange of research data
- Issues of the protection of intellectual property: determination, accreditation and management of rights to digital content
- Documentation, visualisation and interaction in museums and archives
- e-Infrastructures for digitised scientific heritage. Open access to digitised cultural and scientific heritage
- Aggregators for transfer of digitised wealth within the European and global digital environment
- Semantic processing of cultural heritage knowledge. Techniques for extracting digital data and knowledge
- Use, efficiency and design of interfaces for applications in cultural heritage. Multilingualism
- Interactive systems in cultural and creative industries. Social games. Digital storytelling in cultural heritage
- Digital Humanities
- Educational applications of digital libraries with cultural and scientific content
- Digitalisation of cultural heritage and economics of cultural tourism
(Extended) deadline for papers submission: June 30, 2014
Paper types: full papers (8-10 pages); short papers (6 pages) and project papers (6 pages)
All research papers must be written in English and follow the formatting guidelines of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Authors should clearly indicate the topic/s and the type of the contribution. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. All submissions are reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness, and clarity. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.
Demos, demonstrations and exhibitions: Memory institutions (e.g., libraries, museums, galleries, archives), research institutions and universities are invited to demonstrate their digital content management systems, digital archives, libraries and repositories preserving national cultural and scientific heritage.
Download the Call for Papers – PDF
Download the leaflet of the Open Access training school – JPG