Tag: digital preservation

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


Re-discovering Vrouw Maria: virtual reality simulation

The Vrouw Maria was a 18th century Dutch vessel, headed for Saint-Petersburg, that sank in Finnish waters. The shipwreck had been studied in many national and international projects: now, an interactive, virtual reality simulation has been created for an exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Finland. Continue reading


APA 2012 Conference about digital preservation

Following the success of the 2011 APA (Alliance for Permanent Access) Conference held at the British Medical Association in London, we are delighted to announce the 2012 Conference will be held at the European Space Agency, ESRIN, Frascati, near Rome. … Continue reading