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Stewarding Early Space Data: An Interview with Emily Frieda Shaw


Emily Frieda Shaw, Head of Preservation and Reformatting at Ohio State University Preserving and managing research data is a significant concern for scientists and staff at research libraries. With that noted, many likely don’t realize the length of time in which valuable scientific data has accrued on a range of media in research settings. That is, data management often needs to be both backward- and forward-looking, considering a range of legacy media and formats as […]

Leeds College of Music AR Project


Over the past couple of months Jisc Mimas have been involved in leading the technical development of a new Augmented Reality resource around the music production studios in Leeds College of Music working with Craig Golding and Ruth Clark. It hopes to support students  working/studying in the music studios by displaying 3D visual overlays, technical documentation and other media assets, linking them to the physical production equipment in front of them. Using iPads, students stand in front of […]

Web service correspSearch (beta version) now online


Dear colleagues, With the new web service “correspSearch” ( you may search within the metadata of various scholarly letter editions with regard to senders, addressees, as well as places and time of origin. For this purpose, a website and an application programming interface (API) are provided. The web service assembles and analyzes data which is based on the projected TEI module “correspDesc” (proposed by the TEI SIG Correspondence). With correspDesc it is possible to record […]

Media & Learning 2014 conference


Brussels, 20 – 21 November 2014 Media & Learning 2014 is dedicated to the latest developments, services and uses of media in education and training. Aimed at both policy makers and practitioners, the purpose of this annual event, organized by the Flemish Ministry of Education, is to … Continue reading → (0)

eCult 3rd Dialogue Day, Dubrovnik, Croatia (25 September 2014)


On the occasion of The Best in Heritage event, the eCult Observatory organises its third Dialogue Day on 25 September 2014 in Dubrovnik. The aim of the eCult Dialogue Days is to foster the communication between technology providers and cultural heritage institutions, like museums. The first Dialogue Day, held at the same occasion, was a success and Professor Tomislav Šola, creator and director of The Best in Heritage, expressed his wish to make it a […]

CfP: Digital Humanities 2015


2 Sep 2014 University of Western Sydney Sydney, Australia 29 June–3 July 2015   The call for proposals for the Digital Humanities 2015 conference has just been released.   Please consider submitting a paper, panel, or poster proposal by the deadline of 3 November 2014. The conference theme is ‘Global Digital Humanities’. We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney, Australia! This is the first time the digital humanities international conference has moved outside of […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #528


A nice batch of Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Notice of the death of Robert Blackader, Archbishop of Glasgow, during a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, in the year 1508. RECONSTRUCTING MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGICAL ORGANISATION AT THE QIJIA JUE EARRING WORKSHOP IN WESTERN ZHOU (1046-771 BC) CHINA Excavations at the Catstane, Midlothian 1977 Archaeological Research of the Medieval Settlement on the Position of Rudičevo in Torčec near Koprivnica Archaeological Excavations at […]

American Museum of Natural History Assigns Students Clever 3D Scanning & Printing Dinosaur Project


This summer, students used 3D printing technology to re-create the skeleton of a dinosaur at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Rather than studying the bones behind glass or even being allowed to handle plaster casts, these students are directly involved in the actual creation of the bones themselves. They are given a set of fossils from the museum’s collection and then shown how to create 3D models in order to […]

The Invisible Serdika under Sofia


A mobile application discovers the hidden ancient city Invisible Serdika is a mobile app that reveals objects of historical significance in the ancient city of Serdika, situated at the present location of the Bulgarian capital (Sofia). This tool enables you to get a realistic insight into some of the places, now hidden under the ground, emphasises on some of the unknown cultural aspects related to them by granting access to the especially edited multimedia tales […]

Local history in Europeana


By Jef Malliet, Europeana Awareness produced ‘Guidelines for Europeana users interested in pursuing local or family history themes’. We believe that this document contains valuable elements for further work, reflection and discussion beyond the context of the EAwareness project and that it is worth sharing with the wider Europeana community. Europeana Awareness (2012-2014) wants to encourage participation in Europeana among new users and contributors. New or improved technical solutions are developed. Additional new partnerships […]

Figurines provide clue to Olmec trading links in Mexico


The identification of eight new sites in southwestern Mexico, where Olmec influence can be confirmed, indicates an overland trade network from the Gulf to the Pacific (0)

Why should you attend UKMW2014, ‘Museums beyond the Web’?


  Why attend UKMW14? We think you’ll have a great time, learn lots and meet fascinating people. But if you need to make a a case to your boss, or include it in your professional development plan, here’s why we think UKMW is an essential part of your museum learning this year… The cut & paste in an email to your boss version   I need to attend UKMW14 to find out about the latest […]

Early 20th Century Water Cyclists


Cycling on water, it’s something we have been doing for decades. A water cycle is a bicycle-like watercraft that makes it possible for us move on water using our own legs. In the late 1890s this invention got the name hydrocycle. To move forward, riders use a crank with pedals just as on a bicycle. The power the rider then puts into the pedals will be shifted to the water or the air via a […]

#239 – SAA2015 BlogArch and Social Media Session

Click my poorly drawn image to go to the SAA submission system. The submission deadline for the 2015 SAAs in San Francisco is September 11! Check out the title and abstract of the Social Media symposium I’ve set up and feel free to submit a paper. Not Just Blogging Archaeology – Media and Social Media’s Influence on Archaeology Since the time of Renfrew and Binford, archaeology as a profession has embraced both a scientific methodology […] - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy