Tag: preservation

EUDAT project, the vision of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure

“EUDAT will fill an important gap in the current European e-Infrastructure landscape,” said Dr. Kimmo Koski, Project Coordinator. “We aim to develop a generic infrastructure for scientific data management that can used by a diversity of research communities and existing infrastructures.” EUDAT project provides multidisciplinary collaboration, being represented in it different areas of research: linguistics, earth sciences, climate sciences, environmental sciences, and biological and medical sciences. Other communities have joined EUDAT as associate members, representing 15 research disciplines across all major fields of science. Continue reading


ZKM and the preservation of digital art

The ZKM Centre for Art and Media in Germany is trying to solve the problem of preservation of valuable digital art pieces. Some digital art pieces rely on the existence of particular computer software and code and its preservation in order to ensure that digital art pieces are not lost in the future. Continue reading


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


Discussing the future of Digital Cultural Heritage

Main aim of the meeting was to compare experiences and ideas, to promote synergies and collaborations among the projects led by the attendees and to identify research spaces in the light of the upcoming new EU programme Horizon 2020. The meeting fostered discussion of a panel composed of high-level experts, coordinators of important EC projects in the area of cultural heritage preservation and enjoyment and in particular related to the digitization, cataloguing, aggregation and creative reuse of digital cultural contents. Continue reading


Xth Annual International Event for Professionals in Cultural Heritage and Advanced Technologies

On the 12-13 November 2013, at the Jerusalem’s Van Leer Institute, is being held the Xth Annual International Event for Professionals in Cultural Heritage and Advanced Technologies. Scholars from all-over-the-world are invited to share their latest projects with the colleagues with a seven-minutes spot-light. Continue reading


ICOM Rio 2013

4,000 international participants attended at this crucial event for ICOM, for its members and for the international museum community. It provides a platform for museum professionals from different regions and cultures to share and exchange on their expertise and experience. Participants debated around the theme Museums (memory + creativity) = social change. Continue reading


Co-Ma 2013: Safeguarding Image Collections

Today‚ photographic images account for a large portion of the world’s memory and are found in diverse contexts. Whether autonomous objects or documents, photographic images can be of immense value. However archives, museums, libraries and other institutions around the world … Continue reading


2013 Teldap International Conference

Highlighting Retrospect & Prospect as the theme, 2013 TELDAP International Conference was scheduled on March 14-16 at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. In 2008, Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archive Program (TELDAP) was launched to integrate the digital archiving and e-learning projects … Continue reading


L’Aquila come cantiere per la ricostruzione

L’Aquila, the Italian city which suffered so hard from the 2009 earthquake and became one symbol of strength and reconstruction, hosted a very important seminar to explore how culture and knowledge can contribute to the development of city-areas, and specifically … Continue reading


Film Heritage at the attention of European Commission

This article recently appeared on TNW informs about the last news. The Commission says that Member States should include film heritage in their national digitization strategies and archival policies; one outcome of this should be greater film content on the Europeana portal. The Commission also says that techniques need to be developed for scanning archived film to help reduce costs as well as preservation facilities to keep the originals safe. Continue reading