Topic: history & archaeology

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Archiving 2020

Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to explore and discuss the digitization, preservation, and access of 
2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and audio-visual materials, including documents, photographs, books, paintings, videos, … Continue reading


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Intangible Cultural Heritage database

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Foreword: We begin a multimedia journey that will lead us through some databases that contain extraordinary documents related to intangible cultural heritage. We will first see how the South China Research Center of the Hong Kong … Continue reading


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Enslaved Africans across the Atlantic world

text by Caterina Sbrana. We already mentioned in the past about the theme of the slave trade heritage digitization  projects, that is a topic of extensive research especially for American Institutions. One of these projects developed the site www.slavevoyages.org, that … Continue reading


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The Jewish Digital Archive project

Text by Caterina Sbrana. In 2011 at the Kaplan Centre at UCT University of Cape Tow, under the auspices of Milton Shain, an emeritus Professor in the Department of Historical Studies and a former director of the Isaac and Jessie … Continue reading


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CHNT2019: Monumental Computations

The International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies in Vienna now approaches its 24th edition. This year’s theme is Monumental Computations. A rich programme of keynotes speeches, thematic sessions, round tables and a poster session will tackle this year … Continue reading


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British Museum reveals 35,000 places for virtual visits

The British Museum and Samsung reopen the award-winning Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC) after a significant upgrade, and announce an ambitious new digital learning programme that brings together the world of museums with the world of technology. The new SDDC … Continue reading


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The Library of Congress, the largest library in the World

text by Caterina Sbrana. The Library of Congress (LoC) is the national library of the United States of America. It holds more than 158 million documents and is therefore the largest library in the World. Library of Congress was instituted … Continue reading


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TownsWeb Archiving – TWA announcing the winners of the UK grant

The TWA UK heritage digitisation grant scheme ran for its fourth year in a row this July/August and we reached a record number of archivists and holders of heritage material. It was great to see so many organisations on board … Continue reading


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History of the Indian Tribes of North America, an extraordinary historical heritage

text by Caterina Sbrana. img. Public Domain via Wikipedia “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” is a three-volume collection of Native American biographies and portraits originally published in the United States from 1838 to 1844, by Thomas McKenney … Continue reading


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Discovering the Met’s website and online resources

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Dear readers, I once again speak about New York and in particular about the Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which digitized a large number of historical documents in the last two years and made them … Continue reading