Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

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StoM project is semantic technology at your service!

StoM project commenced on 1st May 2014 and is carried out by a strong consortium committed to develop a commercial pathway for software-as-a-service solutions. Consortium members are leaders in ICT (NET7, IN2, SpazioDati) and business development (Techin and Innova). The services to be developed for commercialisation are based upon a previous research programme successfully conducted in the SemLib project. The aim is to apply semantic annotation and semantic recommendation solutions in two platforms: EventPlace and PunditBrain. Continue reading


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Scelta Pisa come sede della Conferenza Internazionale di RICHES

In occasione del semestre italiano di presidenza del Consiglio dell’Unione Europea, il consorzio internazionale RICHES (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society) ha scelto Pisa e l’atmosfera dei suoi Lungarni come sede dell’importante conferenza Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships. L’evento, … Continue reading


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Join the International MAPSI Network!

Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact (MAPSI) refers to a specialisation in management of artistic projects with societal impact and aims to create an international network focusing on educating cultural managers and facilitators to manage and mediate artistic and cultural projects with societal impact. Subscribe to MAPSI’s e-mailing list! Continue reading


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RICHES and the IP: complete the survey!

Intellectual Property Rights permeate all areas of the research carried out by the RICHES team. From the re-use of existing to the generation of new forms of cultural heritage, copyright is relevant to its use, re-use and dissemination. A framework of understanding for IPR is being developed within the RICHES project that highlights the importance of copyright to digital cultural heritage, cultural heritage that is transformed from analogue to digital and cultural working practices that embrace co-creation as the norm. You can contribute to our research by completing our survey! Continue reading


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RICHES at the EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON REFLECTIVE SOCIETIES

The European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, unit B6 Reflective Societies, in cooperation with the FLASH-IT project kindly organises the workshop “Bridge over troubled waters? The link between European historical heritage and the future of European integration” being held in Rome, on the 17th of October 2014. The workshop revolves around the problematic of the interconnectedness of the past, present and the future in the current European societies and brings together specialists of history, cultural heritage and identity studies as well as policy makers and managers from the European Commission and national funding bodies. Continue reading


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Pisa is approaching and…we start co-creating!

How cultural institutions can renew themselves? How can heritage professionals create the conditions for the visitors to leave the role of observers and instead be active contributors to the development of heritage? How can the consumers become producers of cultural heritage? How can cultural heritage be co-created? RICHES is trying to answer these questions through a series of co-creation sessions. The outcomes of these initiatives will be presented during 5 December’s afternoon programme of the First RICHES International Conference, being held in Pisa, at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi (4-5 December 2014). Continue reading


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RICHES at EuroMed 2014

On 3 November 2014 in Limassol, Cyprus, RICHES particpated in the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014), held on 3-8 November. RICHES Coordinator Neil Forbes of Coventry University (UK) presented the project, its objectives and its first outcomes within a workshop, entitled “The Digitisation Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”. The workshop was organised by RICHES Communication Manager Promoter Srl. Continue reading


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Symposium on Digital Society and Cultural Memory

This symposium, organised by CODIGT and held in Karlsruhe on 14 November 2014 at the ZAK Centre, was devoted to the goal of raising societal awareness about the benefits of archives and archiving in the digital domain. Politicians, the public and society at large should be made aware that archiving will remain a general task in which each person can play a role. Against the backdrop of primarily economic debates, the already conspicuous consequences of the lack of digital archiving of the cultural heritage are often ignored. Continue reading


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IMCW2014 calls for workshop and tutorial proposals!

The 5th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World took place in Antalya, Turkey, from 24 to 26 November 2014. To commemorate the 2014 Turkish-German Science Year, IMCW2014 was organised in cooperation with Hacettepe University and the Goethe-Institutes in Turkey. Research Data Management and Knowledge Discovery was the main theme of the Symposium. Continue reading


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Internet Festival Special: The Old Videogames’ Night!

On occasion of the Internet Festival in Pisa, the Museum of Computational Tools hosted The Old Videogames’ Night, during which the citizens competed in an old Eighties’ videogame. What? Try to guess!!! The successful event started in the afternoon of Friday and concluded at Midnight on Saturday 11 October, with the prizegiving. With the occasion, the museum set up an exhibition of old consoles, for telling the story of the home videogames until the Nintendo, protagonist of this edition of the Old Videogames’ Night. Continue reading