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Untangling the Knot of CAD Preservation

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<img class="size-full wp-image-21673 " alt="T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons” src=”http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/files/2014/08/T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus.jpg” width=”450″ height=”253″ /> T-FLEX-CAD-12-Rus from Wikimedia Commons. At the 2014 Society of American Archivists meeting, the CAD/BIM Taskforce held a session titled “Frameworks for the Discussion of Architectural Digital Data” to consider the daunting matter of archiving computer-aided design and Building Information Modelling files. This was the latest evidence that — despite some progress in standards and file exchange — archivists and the international digital preservation community […]

Lavash bakery (archaeo-ethnography)

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Hi all,two day ago I had the possibility to visit a Lavash bakery near Yerevan. Lavash is the soft Armenian bread, popular in most of the Caucasian nations, whose origin date back to old time . It is made essentially with flour, water and salt. The typical flat shape is due to the traditional processing: the dough is rolled and fixed on a special stuff that is used to press the bread against the hot […]

H-Net Commons Quick Start Guides #3

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A series of guides from the H-Net Help Desk to get started using the new H-Net Commons. #3: Starting a New Discussion Want to post a query or announcement, or raise a new issue for readers to discuss? - Subscribers can create a new discussion on any of their networks.  Other subscribers can respond. (0)

Wordless Wednesday: Face Lift

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#3Dprinting #personalization  Follow the link in the photo caption to find out more. You can find more glimpses of the future (and links to associated articles) on CFM’s Pinterest Boards.  (0)

Open Access Journal: Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University

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Hebrew Higher Education: A Journal for Methodology and Pedagogy For Teaching of Hebrew Language and Literature in the University Formerly published as The Bulletin of Higher Education. Issued by the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. Current Issue: Volume 16, 2014 – HERE. Volume 15 (2013) – HERE. Volume 14 (2012) – HERE. Volume 13 (2010) – HERE Volume 12 (2007) – HERE Volume 11 (2004) – HERE  See the full List of Open Access […]

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES @ Euromed International Conference 2014

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Limassol, 3-8 November 2014 CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES will participate the workshop “The Digitization Age: Mass Culture is Quality Culture. Challenges for Cultural Heritage and Society”, organised by Promoter Srl, with a presentation of its objectives and expected outcomes. Continue reading → (0)

What's Coming Up, What Happened, How Can I Help, and What the Heck is this E-Blast For, Anyway?

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Like a lot of organizations, our museum sends out a weekly email to folks who are interested in upcoming events, exhibitions, and happenings at our museum. We are sensitive to keeping it short, interesting, and readable. We mostly focus on sharing what exhibitions are on and which events are coming up that week. Just the facts, ma’am. At the same time, we generate some pretty great digital documentation (mostly photos and videos) from recent events. This […]

Two ancient Maya cities discovered in the jungle of southeastern Mexico

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In the tropical forest of central Yucatan peninsula, two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). While not very far from the modern towns of Xpujil and Zoh Laguna, in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, the two sites are located in the northern zone of the depopulated and hardly accessible […]

Mobile Google upgrade: Slides for iOS completes the trifecta

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Yeah, I know. Not the most engaging title. But it’s been a busy day so . . . just a little brain dead. But not so dead that I can’t appreciate the coolness of the latest update from Google. Back in the day of the first iPad and even into the iPad 2, Google Docs wasn’t really an option. Stuff didn’t work well on the browser version and there wasn’t an usable app. But over […]

Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts

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Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts August 26, 2014 Have scholars erased the Jews from Antiquity? The Marginalia Review of Books aims to host conversations about serious books and important ideas. Taking advantage of the opportunities supplied by new media, we are providing space for constructive debates on the questions that shape how we understand the world. Adele Reinhartz’s essay in MRB on June 24 set off a vibrant discussion in the comments section and in the MRB editors’ inboxes. […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #522

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Todays Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: The Aucissa Fibulaehttp://bit.ly/YikOmL Notes on Broughton Churchhttp://bit.ly/Z5NwmC How the Elephant became a Bishop: An Enquiry into the Origin of the Names of Chess Pieceshttp://bit.ly/142eHU5 Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

High Speed 3D Scanners Tethered to Conveyor Belts, Robots and Drones Coming Next Year

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If you have ever had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. you likely understand how valuable our past, the history of mankind, and our planet, can be on today’s world. It’s not just the Smithsonian Museums though. There are thousands of museums across the globe, housing hundreds of millions of artifacts, dating back hundreds of millions of years. Museums act as a way to safeguard these artifacts from […]

MediaLab Intern Spotlight: Exploring Algorithms in Islamic Art through Augmented Reality

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Former MediaLab Interns Betty Quinn and Sarah Wever discuss their project, which uses multiple open-source platforms to create digital art based on geometric patterns found in Islamic art. (0)

Now available: Art Gallery of Ontario

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Théodore Géricault, Scene from the Race of the Barberi Horses. Image and original data provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario; ago.net. Image © Art Gallery of Ontario. Artstor and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are now sharing more than 300 images from the Gallery’s permanent collection in the Digital Library. The AGO will eventually contribute selections from their Prints and Drawings collection, which covers the history of Western drawing and printmaking from 1400 […]

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