Tag: digitization

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Europeana Photography at Europeana AGM in Madrid

Europeana Photography cannot miss this event, and will be presented by the project coordinator Fred Truyen (KU Leuven) in a Ignite Talk, entitled “All our memories”: sharing photographic heritage through Europeana, Continue reading


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Conference Girona 2014 Archives and Cultural Industries

by Sofie Taes, KU Leuven The program of the monumental, multi-disciplinarian conference on archives and cultural industries held in Girona’s Palau de Congressos (13-15 October), and co-organized by EuropeanaPhotography-partner Ajuntament de Girona (CRDI), featured several members of our consortium: Antonella … Continue reading


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Historical illustrations of digitized books available on Flickr

The digitization activity of libraries focuses on text, rather than on images, and makes the book pages available as PDF or text searchable works, while the illustrations are difficult to be search and found. This project recovers those parts of the page which include images: the images are cropped, cleaned up, and uploaded to Flickr along with the text that appears next to them, detailed description and searchable tags. Continue reading


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Guidelines for digitization and data preservation

The main task of Digisam is promoting the achievement of the objectives of the Swedish national strategy for digitisation, but among its activities one key focus is on international dissemination. The latest release in English is about guiding principles for working with digital cultural heritage and for enabling effective cooperation regarding digitisation and its related processes. Continue reading


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All Our Yesterdays, a huge success for the photographic exhibition!

The flux of visitors at Palazzo Lanfranchi was more or less continuous since the opening (11th April), but a boom of visits was registered on the 17th May during the European Night of the Museums. In this occasion the exhibition was open till midnight and almost 800 visitors crowded the vintage rooms of the palace where the photographs are hosted, in a truly charming environment. Continue reading


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RICHES presented in Bilbao to the PUCK Project’s network

On 13-14 January 2014, in Bilbao, at the University of the Basque Country, a workshop was held by the “PUCK Project – Assessing effective tools to enhance cultural participation”. Karol Jan Borowiecki from University of Southern Denmark, PUCK and RICHES member, delivered a presentation of RICHES to PUCK’s network. Continue reading


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PREFORMA @ Digital Heritage 2015

“From digitization to preservation, creative re-use of digital cultural content, and citizen participation” is the tile of the DH2015 Panel which will feature PREFORMA together with other EU projects, fostering a debate to understand the path towards a more advanced society, that makes use of the full potential of digital technologies to foster cultural and societal progress. Continue reading


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Preservation and use of digital collections of photographic documents

First International Scientific and Practical Seminar  DIGITIZED HERITAGE: PRESERVATION, ACCESS, REPRESENTATION Preservation and use of digital collections of photographic documents November 25-26, 2013 State Polytechnic Museum (NTUU “KPI”) held a scientific and practical seminar, the first in a series of informational … Continue reading


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The digital cultural heritage towards Horizon 2020

The event was divided in two sessions; the first one was dedicated to the policy, highlighting the decisions by Italian Government and Parliament related to the central role of culture for the economic recovery in Italy, and also in Europe. The second session was dedicated to the digital content Aggregators and to the research infrastructures in the sector of SSH (Social Science and Humanities) and cultural heritage, to share objectives and to develop a common, operative roadmap for digitization. Continue reading