Topic: software and tools

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DPF Manager Workshop

On Wednesday, December 13, PACKED and the Royal Library of Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Girona, organise a workshop “Quality Control of TIFF Files”. The workshop is intended for digital archivists who are responsible for the long-term preservation of TIFF files. During the workshop you will learn how to gain an insight into the technical properties of TIFF files and what you can do to preserve them for future generations. The workshop is conceived as a hands-on session, where participants get started with TIFF files from their own collection. Continue reading


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veraPDF Workshop

On Friday, November 24, PACKED and the Royal Library of Belgium, in collaboration with the Open Preservation Foundation, organise a workshop “Quality Control of PDF Files”. The workshop is intended for digital archivists who are responsible for the long-term preservation of PDF files. During the workshop you will learn how to gain an insight into the technical properties of PDF files and what you can do to preserve them for future generations. The workshop is conceived as a hands-on session, where participants get started with PDF files from their own collection. Continue reading


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Major Enhancements Unveiled On ‘Closer To Van Eyck’ Web Application

The Getty Foundation and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) announced today the launch of major enhancements to the website ‘Closer to Van Eyck,’ which provides breathtaking details of one of the most important works of art in … Continue reading


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16th KUI Conference “Culture and Computer Science”

Announcing the “Culture and Computer Science” conference entitled “Hybrid Systems” – the 16th edition of the ”Culture and Computer Science“ conference series brings into focus best practice examples, challenges and future trends in the fields of hybrid systems, augmented, mixed … Continue reading


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Roberto Fazio | [B] Force – interactive installation in Florence

The intensity of a dance resides in its weightless stream of movement and harmony, and in the single beat which connects one moment to the next. Dance has the power both to give meaning to time and to create the … Continue reading


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Patchlab Digital Art Festival 2017 – Data art and artificial intelligence

Patchlab Digital Art Festival, organised in Krakow since 2012, is an international event dedicated to interdisciplinary (post)digital art forms, created at the intersection of art, new technologies and creative programming. During the 6th edition, taking place 24-29th October this year, … Continue reading


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Shaping our future memory standards (1/2)

Hosted by the National Library of Estonia, the PREFORMA International Conference “Shaping our future memory standards” brought together 150 people worldwide to discuss the importance of standardisation and file format validation for the long term preservation of digital cultural content, discover the potential of the open source conformance checkers developed in PREFORMA and look at future challenges and opportunities. Continue reading


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The PREFORMA Handbook

We are pleased to announce that The PREFORMA Handbook is now available to download. This publication is intended as a practical guidebook to be offered as a critical instrument to decision-makers in cultural heritage institutions, to support them in the analysis of problems and the identification of viable solutions, and as a technical reference to managers of digital archives and developers, to offer them guidance on how to use the PREFORMA tools. Continue reading


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3D model – Relief Model of 1850 Geneva

The Relief Model of 1850 Geneva is a 30sm metallic model of the city when it was still enclosed by three rows of fortifications. The model was completed in 1896, after 18 years of study and labour, by a team … Continue reading


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First meet-up of European GLAM Hackathon organisers

Invitation: First meet-up of European GLAM Hackathon organisers in Berlin Date: 04th of December 2017 from 10 to 15 Venue: Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 in 10963 Berlin, Germany Host: the organisers of Coding da Vinci (DDB, digiS and … Continue reading