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Drafting Priorities for Europeana Research

By Alastair Dunning Part of the Europeana Cloud project involves the creation of Europeana Research. Tying it with Europeana‘s broader strategy of seeing itself as a platform rather than simply a search portal, Europeana Research will be a way for digitally-minded researchers in the humanities and social sciences to exploit the data provided by Europe’s museums, libraries and archives. A team from the project (made up of staff from Europeana, Trinity College Dublin, The European […]

The Europeana Network grows

By Luis Pinto, Europeana Network Coordinator In the last three years, we have seen our membership grow and grow. So has the diversity of backgrounds of our members. It is this diversity along with a united passion for digital heritage that makes our community great. Recently, we welcomed our 1,000th Europeana Network member Dr. Deveril, a cultural arts professional with a keen interest in developing new ways for people to experience cultural content. To commemorate […]

Making Meaningful Connections: Inspiring New Report from Irvine and Helicon

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Our work to transform the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History into a participatory and community-centered place has been heavily supported by the James Irvine Foundation. I’ve learned a lot from Irvine Foundation staff and partners directly. But one of my favorite things they do is remarkably unpersonalized: they produce killer reports. Their newest one, Making Meaningful Connections, was written by Holly Sidford, Alexis Frasz, and Marcy Hinand at Helicon. The report is a […]

#237 What Good are Munsell Colors?

Not property of WCRM, in fact. What have you used Munsell colors for? Have you really had slight variability in soils to a point where it helped you interpret the site in a different way? In many cases the stratigraphy is different enough that a Munsell color is just overkill. Just call it tan, or, light brown. Whatever. OK. Now that I’ve caused you to quit reading and go straight to an angry comment, I’ll […]

Magnetometer Survey at Basing Common

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After the successes of the surveys and excavation at Basing House in 2014, a second season of work is being conducted by the Basing House CAT project (http://basinghouseproject.org/) directed by Nicole and Gareth Beale. Work on the excavation is ongoing, and can be seen on the project blog. In addition to this work, however, further geophysical survey is also being conducted on Basing Common. Elliot surveying the possible location of the siege camp on Basing […]

Open Access Archaeology Digest #494

Open Access (free to read) articles on archaeology: On the difference of plan alleged to exist between churches of Austin Canons and those of Monks; and the frequency with which such churches were parochialhttp://bit.ly/176Wffy The virtual museum of landscape http://bit.ly/1o9FZ2d Playful agents, inexorable process: elements of a coherent theory of iteration in anthropological simulation http://bit.ly/19lZdiN Antiquities at Buda-Pesthttp://bit.ly/10LCJEt A cinerary urn from Kirklands, Kirkoswald, Ayrshirehttp://bit.ly/YlUBQE Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) and EAGLE News

Attic Inscriptions Online and EAGLE News: Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) and EAGLE are delighted to announce the launch, on Tuesday 29th July, of a package of new English translations, supporting papers and upgrades to AIO: 1. 153 new translations (by Stephen Lambert, P. J. Rhodes, Feyo Schuddeboom and Lina van’t Wout). From the late-5th cent. BC: (a) sacrificial calendar of Thorikos (b) Athenian decree on the administration of the property of Kodros, Neleus and Basile (IG I3 84) (c) accounts of payments from the treasury of Athena, 410-407? BC (IG I3 375 […]

Keeping up with the 2014 Trends: For Profit For Good

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It’s been about 6 months since the Alliance released TrendsWatch 2014, so I’m going to blog a round of updates on each of this year’s six trends. In each of these posts I will recap the trend, report on its overall arc in the first half of this year, recommend a recent article (or video, or maybe even a book) exploring the topic, and list one source (blog, Twitter account, etc.) you can follow for […]

advice on non-Unicode Canopus Greek Font

Greetings friends! I’ve come into possession of a big batch of PDF files containing non-Unicode Greek texts that I’d like to salvage programmatically. I suspect we’ll end up using Hugh Cayless’ Transcoder software to convert to Unicode, but that presupposes we understand the encoding of the original. Before launching into figuring that out by hand, I thought I’d ask here if anyone has ever dealt with Unicode conversion of the “Canopus” Greek font (specifically, the […]

Art is Long, Life is Short: the XFR Collective Helps Artists Preserve Magnetic and Digital Works

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XFR STN (“Transfer Station”) is a grass-roots digitization and digital-preservation project that arose as a response from the New York arts community to rescue creative works off of aging or obsolete audiovisual formats and media. The digital files are stored by the Library of Congress’s NDIIPP partner the Internet Archive and accessible for free online. At the recent Digital Preservation 2014 conference, the NDSA gave XFR STN the NDSA Innovation Award. Last month, members of the XFR collective […]

New translations, papers and upgrades to AIO launched

Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO) and EAGLE are delighted to announce the launch, on Tuesday 29th July, of a package of new English translations, supporting papers and upgrades to AIO: 1. 153 new translations (by Stephen Lambert, P. J. Rhodes, Feyo Schuddeboom and Lina van’t Wout). A. From the late-5th cent. BC: (a) sacrificial calendar of Thorikos (b) Athenian decree on the administration of the property of Kodros, Neleus and Basile (IG I3 84) (b) accounts […]

Open Access Journal: Zephyrus

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ZephyrusISSN: 0514-7336 ZEPHYRVS es una Revista científica internacional de PREHISTORIA y ARQUEOLOGÍA, editada por la Universidad de Salamanca. ZEPHYRVS aparece semestralmente. Las secciones de ARTÍCULOS, VARIA y NOTAS CRÍTICAS/RESEÑAS publican, respectivamente, trabajos originales de investigación, informaciones científicas novedosas o hallazgos importantes, producidos en diversas partes del mundo, y estados de la cuestión o recensiones de monografías de calidad, seleccionadas entre aquellas obras recibidas en la Redacción de la Revista. 2014 Vol. 73 (2014) 2013 Vol. […]

How the Rijksmuseum opened up its collection – a case study

By Joris Pekel, Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage Theehuis in de buitenlucht in Fukuroi, Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, Takenouchi. In or after 1833 (public domain). If you regularly read the Europeana Pro blog, you have probably already heard of the open access policy of the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. Europeana has, alongside other organisations and initiatives, worked with the museum since 2011 to make their public domain collection available online without restrictions. This has resulted in […]

Attic Inscriptions Online w/ responsive redesign.

With the usual apologies for cross-posting and an additional request. I’dbe very grateful to hear from any of you with bugs or issues that you mightcome across when using AIO. I can test with only one or two of the hundredsof devices which might use the site and browser dev tools are only reliableup to a point. – FMcC [...] (0)

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