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The re-use of digital cultural content in education, tourism and leisure

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By Maria Teresa Natale (ICCU, Italy) and Arlene Peukert (SPK, Germany) in cooperation with the European project AthenaPlus and the National Central Library of Rome The topic of re-use and exploitation of digital cultural heritage will be of central importance during an international conference taking place on the 2 October in Rome. This event, hosted by ICCU, is included in the official programme of the Italian Presidency and is organised in collaboration with the European […]

MATRIX Receives NEH Preservation & Access Grant for What America Ate Project

MATRIX has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Grant to digitize an array of materials related to food in the Great Depression. Working with Dr. Helen Veit in MSU’s Department of History and Dr. Peter Berg, head of the MSU Library’s Special Collections, and in partnership with the University of Michigan and Montana State University, MATRIX will create a digital archive that will be at a repository for an invaluable part […]

CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES will develop a Roadmap for Citizen Researchers in the age of Digital Culture

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Rome, 1-2 September 2014 On the first two days of September, the premises of the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico will host the CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES Kick-off Meeting, which brought together 12 cultural institutions and archives, universities, research centres and innovative SMEs from all over Europe. The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project is … Continue reading → (0)

New Member of the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors

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The Center for Digital Antiquity is delighted to welcome Cynthia Pillote as the newest member of the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors. Ms. Pillote is an attorney specializing in intellectual property at Snell and Wilmer, a law firm based in the Phoenix area with offices throughout the western United States. Ms. Pillote’s expertise is in working with clients to develop, implement and manage business strategies for procuring, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights.  Her practice […]

3D Printing Saves Time in Creating 50-Inch Long Museum Quality Dryosaurus Replica

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Museums have been finding that through 3D printing, they can achieve several key tasks. For one, they can allow for the reproduction of rare and expensive pieces, and then permit museum-goers to get close and even touch those reproductions. Secondly, they have been able create a hands-on experience for those at home, who can’t always make it out to the actual museum. By putting 3D models online, viewable and 3D printable on a common desktop […]

Online Map Supplement to Duane Roller’s new English translation of Strabo’s Geography.

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Cambridge University Press Publishes The Geography of Strabo August 21, 2014 in Antiquity À-la-carte, E-resource, Publication   Duane W. Roller’s remarkable new English translation of Strabo’s Geography is now available from Cambridge University Press ( ISBN: 9781107038257; e-book ISBN: 9781139950374). To accompany it, the Center has produced a seamless, interactive online map which is accessible free: http://awmc.unc.edu/awmc/applications/strabo.  The map is built on the Antiquity À-la-carte interface, and has immense coverage because it plots all the locatable geographical and […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #517

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Today’s list of Open Access (free to read) articles: The West Heslerton Assessmenthttp://bit.ly/1vnuw5l Colli di Enea (RM). La Villa e la manifattura tessile. http://bit.ly/1vnuw5t Notice of a ‘Quigrich’ or Crozier of Saint Fillan.http://bit.ly/YTOw0V Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

From CSV To Heatmap With Leaflet

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There are so many applications out there but they probably share one thing: export your data as a XXX-delimited table. And it’s also very easy to create a comma-separated text file out of it. You also have some lat/lon values in this table? Great! Let’s make a heatmap with leaflet. The Data For our heatmap we will need a comma separated table with two columns representing the latitudes and longitudes of our rows/observations/points. So let […]

Your Digital Media Won’t Last Forever: The Pitfalls of Storing Data on Compact Disk

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 Earlier this week NPR’s All Tech Considered explored the question, “How Long Do CDs Last?”  Since the 1990s an increasing amount of data began to be stored on CDs.  According to Michele Youket, a Library of Congress preservation specialist quoted in the story, there is considerable variation in manufacturing standards for CDs.  This means there aren’t standard tools for preservation that will work on all CDs. So, as these CDs age and decay, the data […]

MATRIX Receives NEH Digital Implementation Grant for next phase of the Archaeological Resources Cataloging System (ARCS) Project

MATRIX is very pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Letter and the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, we have received a $350,000 NEH Digital Implementation grant to continue the work on the Archaeological Resources Cataloging System (ARCS) project. The project will be directed by Jon Frey (Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design) and Ethan Watrall (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Associate Director of […]

On this day: Aubrey Beardsley is born

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Aubrey Beardsley, Le Morte D’Arthur; “La Beale Isoud at Joyous Gard”, 1893. Image and catalog data provided by Allan T. Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Aubrey Beardsley was born on August 21, 1872. Despite dying of tuberculosis at the young age of twenty-five in 1898, the artist managed to have a brilliant career full of controversy and scandal. He shot to fame with his illustrations for Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur in 1893, and then became […]

Computational Intelligence in Archaeology

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As some of you may know, my masters topic was “A Computational Intelligence Approach to Clustering Temporal Archaeological Data”. As Masters sometimes do, that topic ended up having to change, removing the archaeology and resulting in just “A Computational Intelligence Approach to Clustering Temporal Data”. Removing the archaeology also meant removing everything from the literature study relevant to archaeology, except maybe some examples I managed to keep in. This post contains the literature that had to […]

Cambridge University Press Publishes The Geography of Strabo

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  Duane W. Roller’s remarkable new English translation of Strabo’s Geography is now available from Cambridge University Press ( ISBN: 9781107038257; e-book ISBN: 9781139950374). To accompany it, the Center has produced a seamless, interactive online map which is accessible free: http://awmc.unc.edu/awmc/applications/strabo.  The map is built on the Antiquity À-la-carte interface, and has immense coverage because it plots all the locatable geographical and cultural features mentioned in the 17 books of this fundamentally important Greek source – over 3,000 […]

European ICT Proposers’ day 2014

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Florence, 9-10 October 2014 On 9-10 October 2014, at Fortezza da Basso, in Florence, is being held the ICT Proposers’ Day 2014: a networking event to promote European ICT Research & Innovation, focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2015. The event is organised by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the EU, the Region of Tuscany, the Municipality of Florence and the University of Florence. Continue reading […]

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