Tag: digital preservation

Digital books; could they make censorship and “book burning” easier?

If production of physical formats is reduced, due to the increasing use of digital formatting, erasing a book digitally could reduce the books’ circulation, or even, in extreme cases, mean its extinction. Retraction of digital books is so easy, that claims of copyright violation or plagiarism can have a digital book virtually ripped out of the hands of e-book buyers. Continue reading

4C Project: the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation.

4C will establish the most effective current methods for private and public sector organisations to estimate and compare the cost of digital curation, and to identify the most beneficial paths for future development of solutions and services. The 4C project is currently issuing an open consultation to find people interested in clarifying the costs of curation for their organisation. Join in! Continue reading

Google Arts Project includes all state museums to their database

The Google Art Project has recently incorporated a further 8 Spanish museums to its online database, completing the project’s effort to include all state museums. The inclusion of these museums adds a further 300 masterpieces to the online database, and 9,000 artists, including Goya and Julio Romero de Torres and is further proof of the huge importance of digital databases, which improve the accessibility and democratisation of artwork worldwide. Continue reading

CyArk Project: digitally preserving and sharing the World’s Cultural Heritage

Unlike cultural artifacts safely housed in museums, cultural heritage sites are constantly at-risk. They are exposed to the daily effects of the natural environment. Using 3D laser imaging, the CyArk project is currently in the process of compiling a database of historical structures from all over the world, with the mission of creating a 3D digital library. Continue reading

AMLANC-2013: Managing Indian Media Libraries and Archives

Jointly hosted by Association of Media Libraries and Archives and JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University, the 1st AMLA National conference will take place in New Dehli. The conference’s theme is Managing Indian Media Libraries and Archives: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices The … Continue reading

Scalable Preservation Environments for Identification and Characterisation

Training course at Archaeological Museum of the Martins Sarmento Society, Guimarães, Portugal One of the biggest initial challenges to digital preservation is file format identification. While there has been a lot of work in this area, the ever changing nature … Continue reading

ICADL, the 14th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries

With the advent of the Internet, the past decades have seen a burgeoning of digital libraries. Researchers, scholars, and professionals have come to recognize the importance of digital libraries and the convenience they might bring to the society. As resource sharing becomes common, the focus of digital libraries has been shifted from the needs of the academics to major issues that involve both the general public and professionals of diverse disciplines. Continue reading

JCDL 2013, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including (but not limited to) new forms … Continue reading

Survey + workshop on access to and preservation of scientific information

  An European Coordination workshop will take place on 22 October 2012, in Barcelona, to discuss the EC recommendation about access to and preservation of scientific information, dated 17/7/2012. The aim of this workshop is to bring together e-Infrastructure providers, … Continue reading

Digisam’s new blog to discuss about digitization

Digisam is a coordinating secretariat that was established by Swedish government with the main task of promoting the achievement of the objectives of the national strategy for digitisation. The English version of the Digisam blog has been published recently: it is an abbreviation of the Swedish version and it features some of most interesting posts which are relevant for the international audience. Continue reading