The News section includes items about CARARE and related Europeana projects as well as articles about archaeology-related topics which may be of interest to everyone with an interest in archaeology and cultural heritage.
The 2012 Wiki Loves Monuments competition has selected its winning images and gone global!
Second place - Acueducto de Segovia.
On October 5-6 the National Museum, the Royal Library, the National Archives and the Danish Agency for Culture (KUAS) co-hosted Denmark’s first cultural heritage Hackathon. Inspired by Europeana’s Hack4Europe events, it was called #Hack4dk.
The CARARE Final Policy Conference was hosted by KUAS in Copenhagen in the National Museum on the 8th-9th November. In addition to presentations from the CARARE partners, the Conference featured a wide selection of invited guest speakers who talked about cultural heritage topics such as sustainability, use of social media and the impact of digitisation on this sector.
The first 3D content metadata supplied by CARARE partner CETI have been uploaded to Europeana.
Registrations have opened for the CARARE Final Policy Conference which will be held at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen on 8th-9th November 2012.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a special themed issue of the "Information Standards Quarterly" (ISQ) magazine on Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. ISQ Guest Content Editor, Corey Harper, Metadata Services Librarian, New York University has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with linked data in cultural institutions. He states in his introductory letter, As the Linked Data Web continues to expand, significant challenges remain around integrating such diverse data sources. As the variance of the data becomes increasingly clear, there is an emerging need for an infrastructure to manage the diverse vocabularies used throughout the Web-wide network of distributed metadata. Development and change in this area has been rapidly increasing; this is particularly exciting, as it gives a broad overview on the scope and breadth of developments happening in the world of Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums.
The island of Delos, a World Heritage site, lies next to Mykonos in the midst of the Cyclades and became one of the greatest commercial multi-cultural trading centres, leaving a wealth of ruins and artifacts on one small contained site.
Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) was first developed by Tom Malzbender at Hewlett Packard Labs whose paper on Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM), as it was then called, was published in 2001. RTI is a means of taking a series of images, each under a different positioned light source but at the same distance from the target object. A minimum of 16 images is required for satisfactory results although around 32-50 is normally used in practice as an optimum number of images. The captured images can then be processed and enhanced to highlight features and artefacts that are difficult to see under normal lighting. RTI can be used in a number of fields such as art preservation and archaeology and has been developed extensively for the latter by the University of Southern California (USC), particularly for research.
Europeana are looking for a Junior Operations Officer to join their team at the National Library in the Hague, NL.
You should respond before 31 August 2012 and first interviews will take place between 10 and 14 September 2012.
The University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project (www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp) has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Lending Library of equipment along with a Training Program in advanced imaging technologies for the documentation of ancient texts and artifacts with an initial emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI).