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Application from prospective fellow wanted – city/capital of culture initiatives

The Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations at Coventry University is seeking one or two people interested in putting in an application to the European Commission to spend 12-24 months as a Marie Curie fellow. These fellowships are generous and provide an opportunity for researchers with compatible interests to spend an extended period of time here. Continue reading


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Valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale: il design dei sistemi al suo servizio

Public round table which will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at 10:00 am, hosted by the Municipality of Orvieto (Sala Consiliare), to present the I level academic master in Digital Cultural Heritage Design System, which aims to provide participants with technical, operational and managerial knowledge for the management of istitutions, heritage and events in the filed of arts and culture, both material and immaterial. Continue reading


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Results of the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop

Hosted at the Botanical Garden in Padua, the PREFORMA Innovation Workshop brought together more than 100 attendees interested in digital preservation and cultural heritage to present the open source conformance checkers developed in the project and discuss about the business models that can be built around them. The presentations delivered at the workshop are now available to download on the PREFORMA website. Continue reading


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veraPDF 1.2 released

The latest version of veraPDF is now available to download on the PREFORMA Open Source Portal. This release is the first of the PREFORMA testing phase and it is focused on bug fixing and improvements of the test infrastructure, conformance checker and policy checker and on the improvement of the user documentation. Testing and user feedback is key to improving the software. Please download and test the latest release. If you encounter problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker. Continue reading


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EAGLE Mediawiki awarded as Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools

EAGLE Mediawiki has been awarded as Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools at the Digital Humanities Awards 2016, an international prize yearly bestowed to Resources in Digital Humanities. EAGLE Mediawiki is designed to give a tool to anyone interested in making available the surviving inscriptions of the Greco-Roman world and contributing translations of inscriptions in several European languages, either by providing groups of translations or providing new ones. Continue reading


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A recently launched website is inviting you to become a citizen archaeologist

A year ago, University of Alabama professor Sarah Parcak won a $1 million TED Prize for her work in “space archaeology” — using satellite imagery beamed down from space to search for archaeological sites lost through time. Today, Parcak launches GlobalXplorer, a citizen science platform that encourages people around the world to identify and preserve our collective heritage. Continue reading


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PREFORMA Starts Testing Phase

The third phase of the public PCP launched by PREFORMA started on 16 February 2017, with the virtual kick-off meeting of the testing phase. After an analysis of the results achieved and of the software released by the three suppliers that completed the prototyping phase in January 2017, the PREFORMA Evaluation Committee decided to award all the three consortia with a new contract. This phase will last until end of July 2017. Continue reading


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Summer school Digital Editing/Digital Humanities

The University of Grenoble-Alpes together with the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes with the sponsorship of ITN DIXIT* organises a summer school in Digital Editing and Digital Humanities. Details will be published shortly, but the summer school is aimed at … Continue reading


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MediaConch in use at Sound and Vision’s Winter School

For the second year in a row, Sound and Vision organised its Winter School for audiovisual archivists. Fourteen local and international collection specialists gathered in Hilversum last week. They strengthened their understanding of digital preservation concepts, heard about real-world implementations and learned from each other’s experiences. Continue reading


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Open Preservation Foundation and BitCurator Consortium Discount Membership Opportunity

Building on the existing strong ties between our organisations, the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and BitCurator Consortium (BCC) are pleased to announce a discount trial membership opportunity that offers its members a 10% discount off annual membership fees. From 1 January 2017, members of the OPF will receive a 10% discount on membership fees when they join the BCC for a year long trial membership, and BCC members will receive a 10% discount when they join the OPF. The offer runs from one year to 31 December 2017. Continue reading