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- Promoting free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
OpenGLAM helps cultural institutions to open up their content and data through hands-on workshops, documentation and guidance and it supports a network of open culture evangelists through its Working Group. Much of the work of OpenGLAM, and the Open Knowledge Foundation more generally, takes off from an understanding of the importance of knowledge sharing for research, innovation and creativity. 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 two-days discussion was held in a positive spirit of collaboration and covered both the impacts already achieved by previous projects and those foreseen in the future to be obtained by DCH-RP. The meeting continued with the discussion on the project’s activities, where each partner presented its achievements and plans for the next months. The next project meeting will take place in September 2013 in Stockholm, hosted by the Swedish Royal Archives. Continue reading
The TERENA Networking Conference (TNC) is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference – over 500 participants including decision makers, networking specialists and managers from all major European networking and research organisations, universities, worldwide sister institutions and industry … Continue reading
Extract from the article by Steve Brewer, EGI, available on EGI’s blog. EGI, European Grid Infrastructure, was one of the protagonists of this valuable event that collected experts from the digital cultural heritage field, researchers, scientist and technicians. The common goal is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, preservation, conservation, massive digitalisation and visualization/presentation of the Cultural Heritage content (archeological sites, artifacts, monuments, libraries, archives, museums, etc) Continue reading
The International Conference on Cultural Heritage. EUROMED 2012 has been organized by the Cyprus University of Technology, under the patronage of UNESCO, the Auspices of the CY-Presidency of the EU Council and in cooperation with the European Commission, the ESF/COST Programme, the Europeana, the CY Ministry of Education and Culture and the Department of Antiquities. Continue reading
A valuable open workshop was recently held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 3-4 December 2012. The workshop was hosted by the Dutch e-IRG delegation, and was focused on Data Issues. Data constitute the information required to tackle the Grand Challenges … Continue reading
EGI brings together a platform of computing resources from centres across Europe. Many of these have experience in providing services for the DCH research community. EGI is now building on this heritage as a partner in the DCH-RP project and participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Cyprus. Continue reading
Offering an integrated presentation of the best practices encountered along the project, the INDICATE Handbook originates from the many efforts made by the whole digital cultural heritage sector in the last years and by many people who are working in the direction of creating a federated e-Infrastructure dedicated to the research community on Digital Cultural Heritage. Continue reading
Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation (DCH-RP) is a Coordination Action supported by EC FP7 e-Infrastructures Programme, which will be adding more concrete results in the specific area of the digital preservation of cultural heritage. The kick-off meeting took place in Rome on the 8th of October 2012, hosted by Coordinator ICCU Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico. Continue reading
The charming city of Ankara will host in mid-october the last Conference of the Indicate project. The EU’s project, with the partecipation of 10 partners from Italy, Egypt, France, Greece, Jordan, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, has worked on the coordination of policy and best practice regarding the use of e-Infrastructures for digital cultural heritage in countries all around the Mediterranean.
A very interesting article by dr. Antonella Fresa explains in detail characteristics, requirements and needed priority services in the digital cultural heritage sector, that is going to be a protagonist among the other Sciences in the new European programme for research and innovazion Horizon 2020. The article has been published in the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing edited by the Edimburgh University Press. Continue reading