Tag: open data

Citizen science for cultural heritage: ECSA webinar on October 26!

What kind of citizen science initiatives take place in the cultural heritage field? ·       How cultural heritage contributes to citizen science and civic engagement in general? ·       What lessons can be drawn for the relevance of social sciences and humanities … Continue reading


CitizenHeritage presented at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin

CitizenHeritage will be presented at the online symposium Participatory Transcription Projects in Museums, Archives, Libraries – A Practical Exchange of Experience, by project partners Katerina Zourou and Mariana Ziku  (Web2Learn).The event is organized by the Museum of natural History in … Continue reading


CitizenHeritage presented at NTNU event

CitizenHeritage project partner Katerina Zourou (Web2Learn) was invited by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Brussels office, to give a presentation about CitizenHeritage project on June 4. The topic of the talk was “Citizen science initiatives in the … Continue reading


OPEN DATA FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE | OD4CH

The purpose of the Conference, that will close the research: “Management methodologies and innovative mapping tools for Cultural Heritage. Digital Heritage FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) Tools,  OpenWebGIS, Open-Data”, is to provide an occasion for re-discuss the methodological and … Continue reading


W3C Data on the Web – Best Practices

The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published its primary document which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The document provides Best Practices related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. As a further aid, the Working Group has also published stable versions of its Data Quality and Dataset Usage vocabularies. Continue reading


Cultural Heritage and Open Data: a possible key?

According to the Open Knowledge Foundation, the core of the open data theory lies in the concepts of availability and accessibility through download and in the possibility to make modifications; in the concepts of re-use and re-distribution, also through interrelation with other data; in the concept of universal participation and the idea that anybody, be it general user or qualified operator, can use those data. Such recently-developed concepts have been applied in different domains and also in the cultural field, so generating virtuous mechanisms within the museums, which interpreted the OpenData as a further opportunity for interacting with their audience creating shared and cultural values. Continue reading


Future Everything’s XX anniversary

FutureEverything celebrated its 20th anniversary. For the last two decades the festival has brought people together to imagine, shape and question the vision of a truly participatory society. A belief in the emancipatory and creative potential of new technologies runs throughout digital culture. It is found both in the open source community and in the rhetoric of Silicon Valley start-ups. In recent years, the contradictions in this vision have come to the surface. The digital age has brought a collision of positives and negatives. This year was an ideal opportunity for FutureEverything to hit pause on its headlong rush into the future, to reflect on the consequences of the past decades and the prospects for the decades to come. Continue reading


EUDAT News bullettin – November / December 2014

In this issue we introduce the EUDAT License Wizard and ask what researchers think about open data, before having a look back at some of the achievements over the course of the year. Continue reading


Towards “Cooltura”, the TAG CLOUD platform and app

The TAG CLOUD project was launched to investigate how to enable cultural engagement by using cloud-based technologies that leverage adaptability and personalisation of created Cultural Heritage content, aiming at supporting deeper engagement and learning over time. Following a User-Cantered Design … Continue reading