Topic: internet

An Italian thought for skills development in Digital Cultural Heritage

The Italian Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities (DiCultHer) will start its activities with a meeting, taking place in Turin on 29 June 2015. The convention is aimed at defining the project framework and the strategic policies arisen during several encounters of the last months, merged in the draft document “An Italian thought for skills development in Digital Cultural Heritage”, which the meeting is intended to finalise. Continue reading


weLand connects “prosumers” into a glocal network

weLand Association is a cultural NGO founded in Asti, South Piedmont (Italy), in August 2012. Its aim is to develop a regional network of individuals and groups interested in aggregating, sharing and reusing open data for GLAMs, education institutions and tourism stakeholders. The idea of the association arises from the firm belief that innovation (and so the elements which innovation is generated by, culture and creativity) should take into account a bottom-up engagement of the community, in order to fully realise its potential and to become a real driver of social and economic development. Continue reading


Massive Open Online Course on eTourism Communication Perspectives

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni of Università della Svizzera Italiana is glad to announce the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on eTourism Communication Perspectives. The course, fully free and open, will be delivered in October-November 2015; it will last 8 weeks and will require approximately three hours study time per week. This Swiss-made MOOC will take you on a terrific journey into eTourism and online communication. You will feel the pulse of ICTs and enjoy the beauty of Switzerland as a globally renowned tourism destination. Time to travel. Join today. Continue reading


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Sónar+D: digital creativity & innovation technology

Sónar+D, being held in Barcelona on 12, 13 and 14 June 2015, will bring together experts from all over the world (technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, businesses and researchers) to present and project the initiatives and tools that will shape future creative experiences based on music, images, interactive content and transmedia platforms. Sónar+D is a forum with an intersectoral approach aimed at professionals of the creative, technological and cultural industries, which fosters interaction between them, the exchange of knowledge, debate, the exposure of talent and the generation of business. Continue reading


Cloud Forward 2015 calls for papers!

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster and paper presentations related to the Topics of Interest for the Cloud Forward 2015 Conference: From Distributed to Complete Computing. The 2015 edition will take place at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, from 6 to 8 October 2015. PAPER/POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 13/07/2015 Continue reading


International workshop on Graphics Recognition

The XI IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) International Workshop on Graphics Recognition (GREC 2015), organised by the IAPR TC-10 (Technical Committee on Graphics Recognition), will take place at RAMADA Plaza Tunis Hotel (Gammarth – Tunisia) on August 20-21, 2015. … Continue reading


Off the Beaten Track. Epigraphy at the Borders

In Bari, from Thursday 24 September to Friday 25 September 2015 the sixth EAGLE international event is being held, under the title “Off the Beaten Track. Epigraphy at the Borders”. Aim of the meeting is to discuss issues and raise questions about encoding inscriptions different from those labelled as standard, even in languages other than Greek and Latin. Organisers intend to address peculiarities that are due to material supports, executing techniques, graphic shapes, non-alphabetical signs and generally visual components relating to the epigraphic texts. Continue reading


Addis Ababa: Urgent Investment in African Youth

Meeting at the annual eLearning Africa Ministerial Round Table at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, ministers and senior officials from 15 African countries said that, as the average age of Africa’s population is getting younger every year, the continent faces both a growing challenge and a significant opportunity. The Ministerial Round Table provided an opportunity to discuss how to use Africa’s increasingly young population to entrench long-term economic growth. Continue reading


NALIS Forum 2015 successfully concluded

The fourth NALIS Forum (Sofia, 12 May 2015) concluded successfully, attended by many international experts from leading libraries and library networks, museums, universities and cultural organisations. Among the special guests, delegates of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture. Antonella Fresa of Promoter SRL took part in the conference as invited speaker. Lecturers (from Europe and USA) shared their experience in local and global collaboration (not only within the library community, but also within the IT community) in the framework of projects involving the digitisation of cultural heritage, creative re-use of digitised cultural contents and citizen participation. Continue reading