Devoted to European cultural heritage valorisation, Michael Culture Association gathers a strong network of more than 100 public and private organizations from all over Europe. Key actor in the promotion and valorization of the digital cultural content, Michael Culture develops tools and services for cultural institutions and the general public. Linked to other major European cultural heritage networks and projects such as Europeana, Europe's Digital Library, Michael Culture Association supports European and national cultural policies. It also aims at enhancing the network of European professionals working on digital cultural heritage, through the actions towards the Minerva Network.
Through the multilingual MICHAEL service, people are able to find and explore European digital cultural heritage material using the Internet. The MICHAEL service provides access to digital collections from museums, libraries and archives.
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The Terminology Management Platform has been developed in the Linked Heritage project. It is a "tool box" for creating, editing and managing thesaurus, classifications, subject headings, ontology and any other kind of terminology: www.culture-terminology.org
CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR HERITAGE, 2 - 3 December 2013, De Doelen, Rotterdam
Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is the bi-annual international conference on digital heritage and strategies for heritage institutions. Triggered by changes in society, heritage organisations face many challenges and need to make strategic decisions about their activities and services. The key aims of the conference are inspiration, knowledge, skills, innovation and networking.
OPEN e-IRG WORKSHOP IN VILNIUS ON 4-5 November 2013
The next e-IRG Workshop under the Lithuanian EU Presidency of the European Union will be in Vilnius, Lithuania from Monday 4 November (morning) till Tuesday 5 November (until noon).The main topics of discussions during this workshop will be: "Infrastructures in the Digital Age: the Data Challenge" and "e-Infrastructure commons".
The DCH-RP project will be presented by its technical coordinator, Antonella Fresa from Promoter.
The DCH-RP e-Culture Science Gateway (eCSG) is a standard-based web 2.0 demonstrative platform to show the Proofs of Concepts (PoCs) identified by the DCH-RP project and how they fit with the requirements defined in the Roadmap.
If you do not yet have an account, find here the instructions to register and sign in. Otherwise, click on "Proofs of Concept" in the left frame to browse the repositories available and start browsing them. If, instead, you are interested in the e-Culture Science Gateway mobile apps, click on "Mobile Applications".
Data accessible through the eCSG, both this web-based one and the mobile app, are stored on the European Grid Infrastructure and are accessible through the pan-European GEANT network and the National Research & Education Networks.
WORKSHOP: DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR MEDIATION AND VALORISATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
Berlin, 9 October 2013, 9:30 – 13:00
New technologies have opened new perspectives, ways and practices of telling stories. Digital storytelling exploits the potential offered by digital tools for editing and disseminating contents, to create an enriched narrative process thanks to multimedia cultural resources. This is a major opportunity for cultural heritage to pass from digitization and aggregation of content to the editorialisation of this content, and thus for cultural institutions to make their content more attractive for the public, providing new experiences and ways for engaging with new audiences. It offers great outlooks in the fields of education, tourism, cultural mediation.
This workshop is the occasion to present the study on the state of the art of digital storytelling for mediation and valorisation of cultural heritage, and to present relevant tools, projects and services for users.
This workshop is organised in the framework of the Athena+ project.
PARALLEL SEMANTIC RESEARCH ACCROSS MULTIPLE REPOSITORIES
Thanks to the collaboration between DCH-RP and CHAIN-REDS projects, a Parallel Semantic Search Engine has been integrated in the e-Culture Science Gateway. Using the service, people can search in parallel across the tens of millions of resources contained in the CHAIN-REDS Knowledge Base as well as in the Europeana, Cultura Italia and Isidore repositories.
Direct link: http://ecsg.dch-rp.eu/semantic-search
This Wiki has been developped in the framework of the Athena project (eContent Plus program), workpackage 4 and is now used within the Linked Heritage project (ICT-PSP program), workpackage 3. Linked Heritage is a Best Practice network within the ICT-PSP funding Program. Enhancing the aggregation of new content and its retrievability through Europeana are the main objectives of this project.
This Wiki aims in priority at people working in European museums, experts or non-experts in Information Engineering and/or Linguistics, who have an interest on terminology and multilingualism or just want to have a general information on that topic.
ALLEZ CULTURE! KEEP EUROPE'S CULTURE OPEN TO EVERYONE ONLINE: SIGN THE PETITION!
Europeana needs our help to persuade the European Union to continue to fund it. Sign the online petition to support in the budget discussions about Europe’s digital infrastructure: sign here!
WORKSHOP: INNOVATIVE SERVICES FOR TOURISM, Roma, 20th of March 2013
Europe is the first touristic destination in the world: in 2010, it was visited by almost half billion tourists. Cultural tourism plays a significant attraction role, and is estimated to account for around 40% of all European tourism.
Information and communication technologies have allowed the development of new services in the cultural tourism field, shifting from traditional to new ways of approaching cultural resources: digital tourism is offering great opportunities to renew and enrich the visitors’ experiences. Adapting to technologies and uses, it tends to become more and more connected to social media, geolocated, and in mobility. In the same time, it contributes to enhance cultural heritage attractiveness, sustainability and quality, and favours its accessibility.
This workshop aims at sharing best practices examples and innovative projects on digital tourism in Europe.
Audience: Professionals from the Cultural heritage and tourism fields, new technologies and innovative services.
Seminar on Multilingualism and Terminology, Paris, 18th of April 2013 - Rossella Caffo
Seminar on Multilingualism and Terminology, Paris, 18th of April 2013 - Vivien Petras
Linked Heritage WP7-Training
Interview of Antonella Zane | University of Padua (leader of the WP)
Digitising Contemporary Art
Interview of Barbara Dierickx | PACKED vzw (coordinator of the project)
Linked Heritage Meeting - Lisbon 30th November 2012
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