Tag: digital preservation

Japan’s CEDACH is on the job for digital preservation

The Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011 caused tremendous damage to various historical documents and cultural heritage. The Consortium for the Eathquake-Damaged Cultural Heritage (CEDACH) developed a social network of experts and self-motivated volunteers engaged in implementing a digital inventory of disaster-damaged cultural heritage. Continue reading

Digital Echoes Symposium 2014

Coventry University Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) is pleased to announce the Digital Echoes symposium 2014. Wednesday 8 January 2014; 10 am – 5 pm Convenors:  Professor Sarah Whatley (Coventry University) and Dr Sarah Atkinson (University of Brighton) Digital Echoes 2014 builds … Continue reading

4C: news from the project!

Aim of the project is to provide useful, useable resources which support the process of cost management in digital curation, thus helping make digital curation a lean investment. It is coordinated by Jisc, a national funding organisation that specialises in supporting the innovative use of ICT methods and technologies. Continue reading

All roads lead to Rome

The 3-day EUDAT conference, 28-30 October 2013 – Rome, Italy, addresses new data challenges – the case for cross-disciplinary science and services – in view of the EC’s forthcoming Horizon 2020 programme. International e-infrastructure cooperation and collaboration benefits are high on the agenda, with a particular focus on the recently launched RDA. The community-driven initiatives collaborating with EUDAT will also take an active role in the interactive discussions through associated workshops taking EUDAT synergies to new levels. Continue reading

Future Formats First: Building Application Infrastructures for Action Services

The event was focused on building digital preservation workflows using a variety of preservation tools, and then executing them at scale. The event was held to the British Library, London. Continue reading

eInfrastructures and Digital Libraries…
the Future

Towards an e-infrastructure for the Digital Cultural Heritage sector and the humanities research: which are the needs and the requirements of the DCH?
How can this sector benefit from the new and innovative solutions offered by the e-Infrastructures?
Experts tries to answer these question. Continue reading

Digital Preservation of cultural data @ EUDAT, Rome

The need for novel more efficient and affordable solutions for digital preservation is increasing in the Social Science and Humanities. The workshop presented the advancements in the state of the art, to understand which could be the benefits offered, in particular to the Digital Cultural Heritage sector, by the new technologies and e-infrastructures. Continue reading

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