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- It will allow users to consult all collections at once with the use of keywords in their own language.
The vocabulary has been completed in 12 languages and consists of over 500 concepts in three facets –photographic technique, photographic practice and keywords – that are structured in a multifaceted, hierarchical way. Discussions are on-going with other projects, in particular Linked Heritage, for improvement and further development of the EuropeanaPhotography Vocabulary, that can be a starting point for other valuable multilingual tools to enrich digitization activities (both for photography and for other cultural heritage). Continue reading →
- Chasen Sino-Sin's complete 3D digitisation services of cultural heritage relics and museums.
As digital technology evolves, 3D data is increasingly preferred as a method of preserving cultural heritage artifacts. It provides an easy way to get in touch with them and significantly reduces the need for physical storage space, offering to museums a portable and accessible platform to exchange information and to researchers the possibility to easily browse and review the materials. Continue reading →
The Polish Collections in Europeana conference was organized in the medieval city of Toruń on October 18-19, 2012 by the International Centre for Information Management Systems and Services ICIMSS. A number of Europeana-related projects were presented, including EuropeanaPhotography, Judaica Europeana and others. Continue reading
Begun in 1997, the catalogue focuses primarily on illumination, providing both descriptions of manuscripts content and a searchable database of images, of everything from text pages to decorated initials to full-page miniatures. While it was first developed more than a decade ago, the catalogue is far from being a closed document, but continues to grow and expand with the addition of even more images. Continue reading
Scope of the conference was to gather specialist from different fields, all connected with the matter of digitization to exchange knowledge and experience. Very important point was to show the dissonance between theory and everyday reality. The conference was an opportunity for regular employees of cultural institutions to ask questions and dispel many doubts about digitization, perspectives of development and current problems. Continue reading
Old photos are often the only witness to the theatrical life of our great grandparents that we have. They are usually identified, but sometimes we do not know anything. We look into faces of strangers in theatrical costumes, see their fascination by Thalia, we realize the transience of theatre, of nationalities that for example used to live in the territory of contemporary Slovakia, we are confronted with our own mortality. Continue reading
from dr. Marinos Ioannides, Permanent Academic and Research Staff at Cyprus University of Technology, Advisor to the Director General at Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Cyprus, Chairman of the National Committee for the Digitalisation and e-Preservation at Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus. An interesting project that intends to provide e-Documentation of the UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments in Cyprus. Continue reading
The Center for Jewish History, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Leo Baeck Institute in New York and the National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library are all involved in enhancing access to Jewish material with the support of digital technologies, for education and research purposes. Continue reading
The Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA) project is pleased to announce that it has successfully reached its midterm with the results exceeding all expectations. The project is approaching its aggregation phase now and the digitised content and metadata will soon be integrated into Europeana, the single access point to Europe’s digital cultural heritage. Continue reading
Digisam is a coordinating secretariat that was established by Swedish government with the main task of promoting the achievement of the objectives of the national strategy for digitisation. The English version of the Digisam blog has been published recently: it is an abbreviation of the Swedish version and it features some of most interesting posts which are relevant for the international audience. Continue reading
The workshop Digitization systems and procedures in photographic image archives aimed to provide an overview of the available systems for original photographic materials digitization as well as the procedures in order to obtain the best results in terms of image quality and fidelity to the original. Continue reading
In Europe, there are big efforts for digitizing photo archives, merging them to Europeana and making them accessible. The press agencies own millions of historical images which are indeed part of cultural heritage – as they represent faithfully crucial moments of european recent history. This is EURO-photo. Continue reading