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Digitisation & Digital Preservation


The European Commission promotes the debate and monitors the implementation of the Recommendation on the Digitalisation and Digital Preservation. The 2013 reports by country are available for consulta The eCultObservatory’s insight: Have a look at digitization strategies across Europe – it gives an interesting insight in what is happening (and what is not). See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories


Recently, we’ve been talking at our museum about techniques for capturing compelling audio/video content with visitors. It made me dig up this 2011 interview with Tina Olsen (then at the Portland Art Museum) about their extraordinary Object Stories project. They designed a participatory project that delivers a compelling end product for onsite and online visitors… and they learned some unexpected lessons along the way. Lots of inspiring and practical tips below – enjoy! How and why did […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #557


Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily: Camulodunumhttp://bit.ly/13uGa1a Cemetery, Dunbar, East Lothianhttp://bit.ly/18ghe3a Dispersed settlements in medieval England. A case study of Pendock, Worcestershirehttp://bit.ly/12JViFC Results of Excavations at the Veliko polje Cemetery in Zvonimirovo in 2005 http://bit.ly/1CEXfXd Computing the DUA potteryhttp://bit.ly/17VmR6u Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

Free Artstor and Shared Shelf webinars


Artstor’s informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users. The schedule below is separated into two sections: It begins with the Artstor Digital Library and is followed by Shared Shelf. ARTSTOR DIGITAL LIBRARY Intro to the Artstor Digital Library Find, view, print, download, and organize images into groups, present images online or offline, share images and image groups, upload your personal collections, and more. October 2, 11:00 AM ET Register now Advanced […]

Top 100 Tools for 2014


Not really sure how we’ve come up with the Top 100 Tools of 2014 when we’ve still got three months to go. Don’t these sorts of things usually come out in December? But I have to admit, the title did suck me in and it should you too. There’s some great stuff on the list. I learned about a few new tools such as Moolvy and Mahara. And was a bit surprised that certain tools are […]

Identify Imperial Portraits


Identify Imperial Portraits Sebastian Heath, NYU/ISAWIntroduction Put simply, this page collects 3D models of Roman imperial figures so that students can gain skills in identifying them. It is part of a sequence and readers are encouraged to begin on the coin identification page. The portraits shown below come from the following institutions or collections: Capitoline Museum, Corinth Museum, Getty Villa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Art Institute of Chicago via Anonymous Loan from Private Collector, […]

Research outcomes of multi-author collaboration using open data

Q: What do you get when you mix a room full of zooarchaeologists with 200,000 records from seventeen archaeological sites? A. An exercise in herding cats B. A research paper in PLoS ONE C. Both of the above For better or for worse, the answer, in this case, is “C. Both of the above.” In 2012, with support from the Encyclopedia of Life and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we brought a group of […]

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online


 [First posted in AWOL 19 December 2013, updated 30 September 2014] Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online The world-wide-web is replete with links to Egyptological resources, and there are many pages of bibliography out there, of which the prime example is the Online Egyptological Bibliography. But as yet, none of the more systematic bibliographies are publishing links to the actual PDF files of books and articles which may be freely acquired online, although they […]

Connected Histories, Lunatic Asylums and Witches in Early Modern England


This review was kindly written for us by our intern Grace Karrachwood. My original intention was to use Connected Histories in order to research lunatic asylums during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as this is my dissertation topic and therefore I already hold some knowledge about it. In order to go about this I input the keyword ‘asylum’ and the dates 1700-01-01 – 1900-12-31, using the ‘simple search’ function and reviewed the 5 matching resources […]

Historical Maps, Topography, Into Minecraft: QGIS


Building your Minecraft Topography(An earlier version of this uses Microdem, which is just a huge page in the butt. I re-wrote this using Qgis, for my hist3812a students) If you are trying to recreate a world as recorded in a historical map, then modern topography isn’t what you want. Instead, you need to create a blank, flat world in Worldpainter, and then import your historical map as an overlay. In worldpainter, File >> New World. […]

CMME Final Exhibit Component


For the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) project, the team from the Museum of Science, Boston, aimed to develop a proof-of-concept exhibit component that used multisensory options to display data and whose components could be adapted into a basic toolkit for use by other museums. The development of this exhibit was kicked off with two back-to-back workshops featuring talks by experts in the field and working sessions to explore some possible directions for an […]

Secrets of Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine Finally Revealed


A French scientist has revealed that the Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was painted not in one, but in three clearly differentiated stages. See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye

E-Space friends: Decoda, artist led dance organisation


Decoda creates spaces for conversation, practice and community, offers residencies and curates workshop series, festivals and performance events. Decoda has supported the Dance E-Space Pilot since Summer 2014 by including us in the Summer Dancing Festival 2014. They have been instrumental in connecting the Pilot partners with various freelance artists, practitioners, teachers, learners and researchers. Decoda has played a crucial role in finding a range of content which the Pilot is now using to test […]

Contraceptives, buttons and much more


Written by – Ingeborg Verheul, Collection Manager – Library and Archive Atria Since a few years and to a growing extend, objects form an additional source for historical research. Digitisation makes the material easily accessible for research. The objects collection of Atria consists of over 1700 objects that are related with the Dutch and international women’s movements and women’s organisations. A number of objects come from personal archives of women who played an important role […]

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