Topic: intellectual property rights

veraPDF consortium issues first public software release

The first public prototype of veraPDF’s validation software has been released. veraPDF is developing the definitive open source, file-format validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible for preserving digital content for the long term. Continue reading


RICHES policy brief on IPR just released

This policy brief offers a way of thinking about copyright that is designed to reflect the changes wrought in and on the cultural heritage sector by digitisation and can be used as an impetus for change in law and in practice. It is mainly for European policy-makers but also cultural heritage institutions are interested in this policy brief because of the significant roles they have in the changing cultural heritage landscape within Europe. Continue reading


International conference DiPP 2015

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, … Continue reading


Urban Landscape photography and copyright

There’s a big buzz currently going on about the issue of Freedom of Panorama, connected to the neverendig story of copyright in the changing digital world, and particularly connected to photography and to user-generated content. Freedom of Panorama is a … Continue reading


Radical Open Access Conference

Two days of critical discussion and debate in support of an ‘alternative’ vision for open access and scholarly communication. The aim of the conference is to explore some of the intellectually and politically exciting ways of understanding open access that … Continue reading


Verusart: a new partnership for fine art reproduction

On 29 April 2015, at the AAM (American Alliance of Museums) Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, Larson-Juhl, Océ and Arius Technology announced a partnership to reproduce and distribute fine art painting reproductions using advanced 3D laser scanning and elevated colour printing techniques capable of accurately reproducing the texture and relief of the artist’s original brushstrokes. Continue reading


3D Icons Ireland is online!

The 3D-ICONS Ireland website is now officially on-line at www.3dicons.ie. Here you can get access to over 130 archaeological monuments, historical buildings and carved objects in 3D with additional images, information and videos. Sites include: Skellig Michael, Knowth, Newgrange and many other iconic monuments. Continue reading


PREFORMA Starts Prototyping Phase

The three consortia awarded with contracts for the prototyping phase – veraPDF consortium, Easy Innova and MediaArea – start development on open source file compliance checkers for documents, still images and moving image materials. This phase will last until December 2016. Continue reading


Excellent evaluation for Preforma!

On 26 March 2015 PREFORMA underwent its first review, obtaining an excellent evaluation. The EC reviewers gave the consortium useful recommendations to improve the networking activities and to start planning the testing phase. Continue reading