Author Archives: Claudia Pierotti

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Pundit for Digital Humanities, by Net7

The open source semantic annotation tool Pundit is RICHES Associate Net7’s main product for the Digital Humanities. The main idea behind semantic annotation is to enable users not only to comment, bookmark or tag web pages, but also to semantically create structured data while annotating. The ability to express semantically typed relations among resources, relying on ontologies and specific vocabularies, not only enables users to express unambiguous and precise semantics, but also, more interestingly, fosters the reuse of such knowledge within other web applications. Continue reading


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Europe’s cultural treasures online: opportunities ahead

On 2 October 2014, the European Commission published two reports, coinciding with the international conference held in Rome, at the National Central Library, on occasion of the Italian Presidency of the EU. The conference aimed at urging cultural institutions in Europe to put more cultural heritage online, with the government support. The Commission will continue to monitor progress in this area through periodic reports and by chairing expert groups on digitisation and digital preservation and monitoring the correct transposition of the Orphan Works Directive. Continue reading


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RICHES Poster

Taxonomy Flyer
RICHES Taxonomy Flyer

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News from WAAG’s blog by Janine Prins

Janine Prins of WAAG Society retraces her experience as anthropologist and announces the RICHES co-creation sessions. Continue reading


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Intangible CH in China

Martin Patience of BBC presents one of Beijing’s latest cultural offerings: a museum dedicated to roast duck, the capital’s most famous culinary dish. The museum was built by the well-known Quanjude restaurant chain. The exhibits include clay models showing how to prepare the roast duck, restaurant advertisements from a bygone age and various pictures of famous people eating Peking duck. Continue reading


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RICHES is on Net4Society’s website!

On 9 September 2014, Net4Society published an article on its website announcing the first International Conference of the RICHES Project, being held in Pisa, at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi, on 4-5 December 2014. NET4SOCIETY is the International Network of National Contact Points for the Societal Challenge 6 and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020. Continue reading


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Italy is culture: cultural institutes for economic development

On 25-26 September, in Turin, at Einaudi Campus it will be held the national conference “Italy is Culture” organised by AICI (Association of Italian Cultural Institutions). The conference aims to give a strong signal about the potential of Italian culture and cultural institutions, which are undergoing a positive process of transformation and renewal: Italian culture has a strong vocation to social and technological innovation, to communicational experimentation, to internationalisation. Continue reading


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MemorySharing tells the History through your stories

MemorySharing is a project which aims to create a new way for increasing the value of a community’s memories and private documents, by combining web technologies, scientific accuracy and creative approach in the multimedia sharing/telling of contents. Its main objective is to connect generations, actively engaging aged and young people. MemorySharing is a project by the cultural association Acquario della Memoria, whose essential aim is to experiment effective and innovative ways of transmitting the value of past’s memories. Continue reading


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The Invisible Serdica under Sofia

Invisible Serdica is a mobile app that reveals objects of historical significance in the ancient city of Serdica, situated at the present location of the Bulgarian capital (Sofia). This tool enables you to get a realistic insight into some of the places, now hidden under the ground, emphasises on some of the unknown cultural aspects related to them by granting access to the especially edited multimedia tales and legends, curious stories and bibliographic data to various sources found in the NALIS Union Catalogue (NALIS UC). In this way, the historical significance of the object is revealed together with its relation to emblematic figures and events. Continue reading