Topic: museum & library information systems

The 4th Euro-Mediterranean conference on Digital Cultural Heritage

Extract from the article by Steve Brewer, EGI, available on EGI’s blog. EGI, European Grid Infrastructure, was one of the protagonists of this valuable event that collected experts from the digital cultural heritage field, researchers, scientist and technicians. The common goal is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, preservation, conservation, massive digitalisation and visualization/presentation of the Cultural Heritage content (archeological sites, artifacts, monuments, libraries, archives, museums, etc) Continue reading


EuroMed 2012 proceedings and conclusions available

The International Conference on Cultural Heritage. EUROMED 2012 has been organized by the Cyprus University of Technology, under the patronage of UNESCO, the Auspices of the CY-Presidency of the EU Council and in cooperation with the European Commission, the ESF/COST Programme, the Europeana, the CY Ministry of Education and Culture and the Department of Antiquities. Continue reading


Linked Open Data publication guide

The LODE-BD (LOD-Enabled Bibliographic Data) Recommendations are the attempt to offer guidance in the use of vocabularies for the production of bibliographical data (metadata on document-like objects and beyond). These recommendations are applicable for structured data describing bibliographic resources such as articles, monographs, theses, conference papers, presentation materials, research reports, learning objects, etc. – in print or electronic format. Continue reading


Virtual Exhibitions by Museum With No Frontiers

With its program of virtual exhibitions opened in 2005, and a series of 18 exhibitions of Islamic Art in the Mediterranean, Museum With No Frontiers for the first time realized real exhibitions, designed specifically for the web and realized in virtual form as a product in its own right, with the aim of encouraging the visit through the original approach to the theme and the variety of exposed materials. Continue reading


OpenCulture2013

How museums can deliver services that are relevant, well-run and participatory will be the programme theme for OpenCulture 2013, The Collection Trust’s flagship event is be presented on 2-3 July 2013 at the Kia Oval in London. Continue reading


CULTURAL HERITAGE on line – Trusted Digital Repositories & Trusted Professionals

The 3rd edition of the “CULTURAL HERITAGE on line – Trusted Digital Repositories & Trusted Professionals” Conference will be held on 11-12 December 2012 in Florence, with a rich program of specialised events and tutorials. The focus is on competences … Continue reading


IFLA satellite meeting “Bibliography in the digital age”

Beside the main conference in Helsinki IFLA 2012, a wide and interesting list of satellite meetings took place in Finland and other countries. One about bibliography was held at National Library of Poland in Warsaw and presentations and videos are now available on the Internet. Continue reading


Advanced digital facilities to improve classical studies

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven combines a rich tradition with top research and technology. Bruno Vandermuelen from the Faculty of Letters talks about the digitization facilities available at the University digital lab, helping digitization for EuropeanaPhotography EC project and other art-technical research in cultural heritage. Continue reading


Vatican and Oxford University share ancient texts online

The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books. Continue reading