The Fifth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage (DiPP2015) was held at the Regional Museum of History and P.R. Slaveykov Regional Public Library in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, on 28-30 September 2015.
As invited speaker, Antonella Fresa from Promoter SRL delivered a talk under the title DCH-RP and PREFORMA: two case studies on the digital preservation of cultural heritage, focussed on the work carried out by two projects: DCH-RP (Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation, recently concluded) and PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for culture information/e-archives).
DCH-RP, mostly centred on planning and organisational aspects, defined a roadmap for implementation of a federated infrastructure for digital preservation of DCH and more in general devoted itself to support the realisation of an open science in the arts and humanities. PREFORMA is devoted instead to a technological challenge: the implementation of an open source conformance checker that verifies whether the file to be ingested in digital archives has been produced according to the specifications of a standard file format and ensures this process is under the direct control of memory institutions.
DiPP 2015 aims to present innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitisation, documentation, archiving, representation and preservation of global and national tangible and intangible cultural and scientific heritage. Its main objectives are to provide open access to digitised cultural heritage (CH) and to set up sustainable policies for the CH’s continuous digital preservation and conservation. The priority area is the digital presentation and preservation of cultural and historical objects under conditions of risk, including those from the Veliko Tarnovo region.
The forum demonstrated innovative technologies and prototypes, including digital repositories, digital archives, virtual museums and digital libraries, which result from established practices and achievements in the field. Representatives of public and specialised libraries, museums, galleries, archives, centres, both national and foreign research institutions and universities participated and exchanged experiences, ideas, knowledge and best practices in the field.
DiPP2015 is organised under the UNESCO patronage.
Working language of the conference: English.
General areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
- Digital libraries, e-archives, repositories, virtual museums, e-exhibitions and encyclopaedias of cultural heritage
- Virtual reconstructions and interactive multimedia solutions for museums, theatres, concert halls, exhibitions, etc.
- Restoration and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage
- Acceleration and facilitation of sharing and exchange of research data
- Issues of protection of intellectual property: determination, accreditation and management of rights to digital content
- Documentation, visualisation and interaction in museums and archives
- e-Infrastructures for digitised scientific heritage. Open access to digitised cultural and scientific heritage
- Digital libraries and aggregators for transfer of digitised wealth within the European and global digital environment (incl. European digital library: Europeana, EuDML, etc.)
- Semantic processing of cultural heritage knowledge. Techniques for extracting digital data and knowledge
- Use, efficiency and design of interfaces for applications in cultural heritage. Multilingualism
- Interactive systems in cultural and creative industries
- Social games for presenting scientific and historical heritage
- Digital storytelling in cultural heritage
- Digital Humanities
- Educational applications of digital libraries with cultural and scientific content
- Digitalisation of cultural heritage and economics of cultural tourism
Read the article published on PREFORMA’s blog to announce the event
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