Topic: digital preservation

Magnetic Tape Alert Project: mapping archives that are in danger

Today’s knowledge of the linguistic and cultural diversity of humanity is widely based on magnetic tape recordings produced over the past 60 years. Magnetic audio and video tape formats are now obsolete. Spare parts supply and service is fading, replay … Continue reading


PAGODE at Europeana Aggregators Forum

The Europeana Aggregators Forum is the gathering where twice a year the community of Europeana most trusted partners meets to review strategies and collaborations, and make plans for the future. All the aggregators work with cultural heritage institutions to gather … Continue reading


The Best in Heritage goes digital!

Estimating realistically the consequences of a long pandemic, the gathering event in Dubrovnik comprising the conference and the awards will not take place this year, but the 2020 edition of The Best in Heritage is planned, delivering the annual overview … Continue reading


Earth pictures of the Nasa archives, now in the Internet Archive

Text by Caterina Sbrana Can you imagine  a library where anyone can go to learn and explore our shared human experience from books, web pages, audio, television and software ? This place exists. Its name is: the Internet Archive. I … Continue reading


More than 53000 photographs by the National Archives of Norway online

text by Caterina Sbrana. “Na na na heyana, Hahiyaha naha ..” This is how Frozen, the Walt Disney movie directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, begins. The film has no relevance to the National Archives of Norway but who … Continue reading


Call for book chapters: CEPROQHA Project

Data Analytics for Cultural Heritage: Current Trends and Concepts Editors: Abdelaziz Bouras 1, Abdelhak Belhi 1,2, Abdulaziz Khalid Al-Ali 1, Abdul Hamid Sadka 3 College of Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar DISP Laboratory, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France Brunel University, London, United Kingdom Book Scope … Continue reading


The Berlin Wall, a multimedia history

Text by Caterina Sbrana. A few days after the celebrations of the Berlin Wall fall, in the wake of a renewed interest in the events that characterized Europe and the World after the Second World War, I suggest above all … Continue reading


TPDL 2020 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

TPDL and all related events are transformed in a virtual gathering. Digital libraries and repositories store, manage, represent and disseminate rich and heterogeneous data that are often of enormous cultural, scientific, educational, artistic, and social value. Serving as digital ecosystems … Continue reading


Florence Heri-Tech 2020, new dates

NEW DATES! 14-16 October 2020 The International Conference Florence Heri-tech: the Future of Heritage Science and Technologies, involves a large number of researches and scholars from around the world and puts the industry’s current issues under spotlight, specifically on issues … Continue reading


The Siberian Expedition during First World War

Text by Caterina Sbrana. I propose a very interesting history page that you can explore through the vision of 2,200 images available online in the Siberian Expedition Digital Archive. Created by Canadian historian Benjamin Isitt and the University of Victoria … Continue reading