Tag: digitisation

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Interview with Marion Jaks

Marion is a video archivist at the Austrian Mediathek, the Austrian video and sound archive. Her main area of work is the digitization of analogue videos and quality control of video files entering the digital archive. The main use case for MediaConch is to check if files that were produced outside of the default workflow procedure meet the policy for the archival master. Continue reading


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TWA cultural heritage Digitisation Grant 2017 for UK-based digitisation projects

Following a successful 2016 and excellent bids from archives and other memory institutions last year, the TWA Digitisation Grant has relaunched with a fresh tranche of funding in 2017. The fund offers grants of up to £5000 for UK archives, … Continue reading


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DATeCH 2016 Conference @ Digitisation Days

The Digitisation Days are a major event in text digitisation field organised by the Succeed project and the IMPACT Centre of Competence. This event includes: the DATeCH (Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage) international conference; an exhibition of digitisation technology where leading companies will showcase state-of-the-art tools; panel discussions on the future of digitisation, IPR issues, etc. Continue reading


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Multi-platform media: has digitization really given us more for less?

Nowadays more content is accessible, in more formats, on more devices, for more people than ever before. But, as media companies make the journey from being single sector to digital multi-platform suppliers of content, this transition has entailed numerous managerial and economic challenges. Continue reading


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JPEG2000 and Digitisation: Expert round table

TownsWeb Archiving interviewed four experts (Dave Thompson of Wellcome Library, Melissa Terras of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Paul Sugden of TownsWeb Archiving and Michael Pritchard of The Royal Photographic Society) to shed light on JPEG2000 as a format, it’s potential role in digitisation, and it’s suitability for digital preservation. Continue reading


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From Digitization to Preservation, Creative Re-Use of Cultural Content, and Citizen Participation

E-Space, RICHES, Civic Epistemologies, PREFORMA and Photoconsortium met in a panel at DH 2015 to discuss how to establish the path towards a more advanced society, that makes use of the full potential of digital technologies to foster cultural and societal progress. Continue reading


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#IF2015: Space for the Digital Revolution

Internet Festival 2015 is taking place on 8-11 October, as every year in Pisa. One of the most important European events dedicated to the digital world, IF is an unmissable date to understand what the technological innovation can represent for the future of Italy and the Italians. The meeting provides a programme packed with appointments and hundreds of guests. “Space” is the topic of this edition 2015: how it, and the perception of it, has changed in time. #IF2015 is held in friendship with the conference “Cloud Forward 2015″. Continue reading


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From Digitisation to Preservation, Creative Re-use of Cultural Content and Citizen Participation

On 1st October 2015, in Granada, European projects RICHES, E-Space, Civic Epistemologies, PREFORMA and the international association Photoconsortium were invited in a panel organised by Promoter SRL under the title “From Digitisation to Preservation, Creative Re-use of Cultural Content and Citizen Participation”. … Continue reading


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Civic Epistemologies at Digital Heritage 2015

Civic Epistemologies was presented in a panel session entitled “From Digitisation to Preservation, Creative Re-use of Cultural Content and Citizen Participation” at the DIGITAL HERITAGE 2015 conference in Granada (28 September – 2 October 2015). The panel, taking place on 1 October 2015, offered an overview of initiatives and EU projects Europeana Space, RICHES, Civic Epistemologies, PREFORMA, and Photoconsortium. Relevant speakers fostered a debate to understand the path towards a more advanced society, that makes use of the full potential of digital technologies to foster cultural and societal progress. Continue reading


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Digital Heritage 2015 is cutting-edge Cultural Heritage!

Digital Heritage 2015, held at Granada’s Alhambra and Sciences Park museum on 28 September – 2 October 2015, invites you to participate in and contribute to the second international forum for the dissemination and exchange of cutting-edge scientific knowledge on theoretical, generic and applied areas of digital heritage. Digital Heritage is a “federated” world congress of the leading international societies, organisations and events around IT for heritage Continue reading