Tag: digital preservation

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


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


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


Digital Cultural Heritage: European targets

Characteristics, needs and priority services of Digital Cultural Heritage are the starting points to reflect upon, for developing a network of interoperability and cooperation among culture, research and e-infrastructures. In Europe, this is the prelude to the goal of the Open Science Infrastructure. Continue reading


Preserving the web evolution: AUSTRALIA’S PANDORA

There are zillions of websites, and they are constantly changing and even disappearing. Often they contain information that is only available online, therefore it is swiftly rising to the world’s attention a relevant matter about the potential loss of information.
Australia’s solution is called PANDORA. Continue reading