- A short article by Bitr. Professor Björn Lundell (Ph.D.), University of Skövde
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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- A Novel Technological Solution for the Development of Online Virtual Museums
The interactive visualization of 3D content on the Web has gained momentum in recent years, thanks to the release of ad-hoc technology as part of HTML5. However, so far, few products fully exploit this opportunity for the easy and quick embedding of high-resolution 3D models in a Web page. 3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an advanced solution for easy publishing of 3D content on the Web. Continue reading →
- A personalized wearable data-driven sculpture
“In the digital realm, we are always naked” This is the slogan that explains the project x.pose, an interactive sculpture based on the transmission of data via social networks: every time someone posts a tweet, it’s increases the transparency of the armor worn. The technological experiment by Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira highlights our vulnerability as a metaphor to show how the privacy factor is continually put at risk by the sharing. Continue reading →
Under the Patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin As’ad Al Said, the 4th International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2014, will be hosted by The Research Council (TRC) of Oman. In e-AGE 2014 the main theme will be “Intercontinental Connectivity of the Pan Arab Network”.
This interesting workshop will be held in the framework of the EUROMED 2014. Big data is a domain which integrates methodologies and solutions across a number of ICT disciplines. It is finding its way to various applications within digital cultural heritage, such as large scale data mining for metadata generation and enhancement, novel visualisation techniques, 3D models of immovable and movable cultural heritage artefacts, search and storage of very large digital libraries, new approaches to digital curation and preservation. Continue reading
CHAIN-REDS and DCH-RP cooperates together to promote and support technological and scientific collaboration across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to define a path towards a global e-Infrastructures ecosystem that will allow Virtual Research Community, research groups and single researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources. Continue reading
An initiative promoted by the CHAIN-REDS project to increase the number of scientific applications running on grid and cloud-based e-Infrastructures. The deadline for application proposals submission is the 31st of May 2014. Continue reading
The meeting represented a very good opportunity to discuss in more detail the strategy and recommendations presented in the DCH-RP roadmap for preservation and how to prepare for future cooperation. Expected outcome is a concrete and endorsed plan for the exploitation of the results from the DCH-RP Proof of Concepts. Continue reading
The main objective of the cooperation is to evaluate the possibility to reuse data made available by OPENAIRE in the Proof-of-Concepts organised by DCH-RP targeted at demonstrating how e-Infrastructures can be of benefit for the DCH community, in particular for the preservation of digital cultural content. Continue reading
ICRI 2014 offered a high level international forum where key stakeholders could meet, discuss and contribute to bringing forward global issues related to Research Infrastructures. Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union, it … Continue reading
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to formalise the fruitful cooperation started in the past months between the two projects funded by the European Commission, with the aim to set-up of a Proof-of-Concept in DCH-RP, based on the work and prototypes developed in APARSEN, and to develop a common registry of services and tools focused on digital preservation. Continue reading
After the successful workshops and networking sessions jointly organised by DCH-RP and SCAPE, the two projects are now planning the next joint activities, such as the possibility to set-up of a Proof-of-Concept in DCH-RP based on the work and prototypes developed in SCAPE and the organisation of other joint events. Continue reading