Tag: Digital Cultural Heritage

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Civic Epistemologies at NALIS Forum 2015

On 12 May 2015, in Sofia, at the Ball Room of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, the 4th international conference organised by the NALIS Foundation was held, under the title “The Challenge to Collaborate in the Digital Age”. Antonella Fresa intervened with a presentation introducing the EU projects Civic Epistemologies, E-Space, RICHES and Europeana Photography, aimed at emphasizing the sociological impact of digital cultural heritage and technologies. Continue reading


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Sofia, Bulgaria: NALIS Forum 2015

The 4th international conference organised by the NALIS Foundation was held on 12 May 2015 in the Ball Room of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia, under the title “The Challenge to Collaborate in the Digital Age”. Special guest and presenter was Antonella Fresa from Promoter SRL, going to focus on digitisation, creative re-use of cultural content and citizen participation. Continue reading


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Games Development Tools for DCH

As part of an ongoing digital heritage project, two students on the Games Design BA (Hons) at The Hull School of Art & Design in the UK are currently using the Unreal4 development kit to recreating 1960′s Whitefriargate (Kingston Upon Hull) and the surrounding area in digital 3D. They will be showcasing this project as part of their end of year show and at other external venues around Hull (UK City of Culture 2017). The project aims at engaging digital media students in deeper research through social and industrial heritage interpretation, whilst extending their understanding of what their increasing skill sets can offer in terms of fulfilling roles in industry. Continue reading


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Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage

On 16 February, in Rome, at Istituto Luigi Sturzo and ISIA Roma, the Italian Association of Cultural Institutes (AICI) met several public and private cultural institutions, foundations, enterprises and research companies for starting the innovative educational project “Networked School of Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities”. The project, promoted by AICI, aims to achieve an international virtual school for the acquisition of proficiency in the field of the digital services applied to cultural heritage. Promoter Srl participates in the project as an active member of the Network and attended to the ceremony of signature of the network agreement in Rome. Continue reading


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Pisa was chosen as seat for the International Conference “Cultural Heritage: Recalibrating Relationships”. On occasion of the Italian presidency of the Council of the European Union, the international consortium RICHES chose Pisa as seat for its important conference, held at the Museum of Graphics of Palazzo Lanfranchi on 4-5 December 2014. The event was organised by RICHES Italian partner Promoter Srl with the support of: Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Tuscany Region, Municipality of Pisa, University of Pisa and Fondazione Sistema Toscana (“Tuscany System Foundation”). Continue reading


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RICHES and the IP: complete the survey!

Intellectual Property Rights permeate all areas of the research carried out by the RICHES team. From the re-use of existing to the generation of new forms of cultural heritage, copyright is relevant to its use, re-use and dissemination. A framework of understanding for IPR is being developed within the RICHES project that highlights the importance of copyright to digital cultural heritage, cultural heritage that is transformed from analogue to digital and cultural working practices that embrace co-creation as the norm. You can contribute to our research by completing our survey! Continue reading


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RICHES at EuroMed 2014

On 3 November 2014 in Limassol, Cyprus, RICHES particpated in the 5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014), held on 3-8 November. RICHES Coordinator Neil Forbes of Coventry University (UK) presented the project, its objectives and its first outcomes within a workshop, entitled “The Digitisation Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”. The workshop was organised by RICHES Communication Manager Promoter Srl. Continue reading


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Symposium on Digital Society and Cultural Memory

This symposium, organised by CODIGT and held in Karlsruhe on 14 November 2014 at the ZAK Centre, was devoted to the goal of raising societal awareness about the benefits of archives and archiving in the digital domain. Politicians, the public and society at large should be made aware that archiving will remain a general task in which each person can play a role. Against the backdrop of primarily economic debates, the already conspicuous consequences of the lack of digital archiving of the cultural heritage are often ignored. Continue reading


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An important conference about creativity and digital cultural heritage

Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of Europeana Space project, says: “This is a golden opportunity for the creative industries, for the cultural institutions, for students and researchers, for anybody interested in the new scenario of digital cultural heritage. This is the occasion to learn what is happening in this sector: join us, follow us on our blog, website and social networks!” Continue reading


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A library without books

There are other advantages in having only ebooks. The archive consists of about 135,000 ebooks, and funds are available for acquiring, on demand, new e-texts that are not present yet in the library; in a physical library with shelves and pyles of volumes, to have such a richness and amount of books would not be possible – and next to that, search and retrieval of information would be certainly more difficult than within the digital library. Continue reading