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3D Digital Documentation Summit, New Orleans (18-20 April)

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) will partner with Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, Heritage Documentation Programs (NPS) and APTI Technical Committee for Documentation to host a three day summit on 3D digital documentation for cultural heritage.

Date: April 18 – 20, 2017

Location: Old US Mint Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Cost of the symposium: $299 Registration

The purpose of this summit is to advance the use and understanding of the various methods of 3D digital documentation and capture of cultural heritage. In addition, the summit aims to address issues with the long-term storage and management of the data generated by 3D digital documentation. Also, the NPS hopes to start discussions on and establish goals for their use of 3D digital documentation for architectural heritage.

The Summit will include two days of lectures organized into themed sessions. Presenters will be allotted 25 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Also, during the first two days, a poster session will be held to highlight new, upcoming, and student research in 3D digital documentation and capture. The Summit’s third day will include hands-on sessions. These sessions will take place at the around New Orleans and be led by various companies and firms who develop and practice 3D digital documentation.

This Summit will include sessions on topics such as Data Acquisition, Data Management, and Data Applications.

Call for papers:

Arches™ 2-Day Workshop, Liverpool (29-30 March)

Introduction to Arches v4 and the new Arches Designer

UPDATE (January 25, 2017): The workshop is now FULL!
However, in the event that we are able to accommodate more attendees or if you would like to be updated about future events, please email

Location: Liverpool John Moores University

Attend for one day or two. Free workshop.

Day One (Wednesday, March 29):

What is Arches?

  • An overview of Arches, including creation/management of data, search and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Controlled vocabularies; manage satellite/aerial imagery; import and export capabilities
  • Plans for a mobile data collection app and crowdsourcing tools
  • Customizations for the UK: compliance with MIDAS Heritage; a consultations module; and UK heritage vocabularies
  • How Greater London and Lincoln HERs are preparing for deployments of Arches, including costs and support options
  • Considerations for an Arches implementation
  • Other international implementations; the Arches community and how to participate

Day Two (Thursday, March 30):

Installation and Configuration of Arches 

  • Arches download and installation
  • Hands-on comprehensive configuration of Arches
  • Arches database: graph/data structure (Arches Designer); thesauri management (Reference Data Manager [RDM])
  • Permissions/user-profile management, base maps and GIS overlays

For more information:

Arches Project

TermNet: International Terminology Summer School (Cologne July 2017)

The International Terminology Summer School (TSS) is the leading and largest international summer school for terminology professionals with about 80 participants from some 40 countries and almost every continent. TSS offers a one-week, practice-oriented training course covering a comprehensive overview of the methods and principles of terminology management. The course is taught by some of the most renowned and prominent terminology experts in the world. Participation in TSS qualifies to obtain the ECQA Certificate for Terminology Managers.

Date: 10 to 14 July 2017

Location: TH Köln (former Cologne University of Applied Sciences), Cologne, Germany


Understanding terminology management

  • What is terminology?
  • Why terminology management?
  • How terminology work is embedded in my organisation and work environment?

Terminology management skills

  • Data Modelling: Data Categories for Terminology Management
  • Terminology Tools – Terminology Management, Extraction and Control
  • Terminology Exchange
  • Creating a Terminology Database
  • Exploring TBX

Terminology strategies for business processes

  • How to present the business case for terminology
  • Terminology Policies and Terminology Planning
  • How to calculate and argue costs & return on investments for terminology
  • Legal translation and Terminology

Standards and legal issues for terminology work 

  • Copyright Issues for Terminology Management
  • Standards for Terminology Work: Principles, Definitions and Relations

For more information: 

 TermNet - International network for terminology

Next FISH-HEIRNET meeting (Edinburgh, 29 Nov 2016)

This year’s autumn FISH-HEIRNET meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th November (1pm to 4.15pm), at the Historic Environment Scotland office in Edinburgh.

Address: Conference Room, John Sinclair House, Historic Environment Scotland, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

The afternoon session is open, however there are limited numbers so if you would like to attend please register through Eventbrite.

Topics & updates


CIfA Conference session: Digital Preservation and the Historic Environment (Newcastle 19-21 April 2017)

CIfA conference, Newcastle University, 19 to 21 April 2017

One of the sessions will be: ‘Down amongst the dead men – The Bedern Group, digital preservation and the Historic Environment’ 

Peter McKeague, Kirsty Lingstadt , Emily Nimmo and Louisa Matthews

Call for papers

Digital technologies play a central role in documenting our heritage and provide a vital resource for creative, cultural and commercial activities in archaeology and beyond. Yet, without long-term commitment to active preservation and access, this resource is under threat from loss, fragmentation and obsolescence and will ultimately be lost. Digital Preservation requires effective management, meaningful access and reliable, verifiable research to ensure the potential of data is realised. Collaboration between data creators and curators is key to preservation management and ensures data remains accessible for posterity.

Convened under the auspices of the Digital Preservation Coalition, the Bedern Group is an alliance of key agencies concerned with the long term preservation of the intellectual record of the historic environment of the UK. We welcome papers for our session from data creators and curators addressing issues such as awareness, training, collecting and charging policies, data standards and accessibility

Proposals for this particular session needs to be submitted to, Historic Environment Scotland.

Deadline: 14 October 2016

For further details  about the conference and list of proposed sessions please see:

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Workshop on Visions on Internet of Cultural Things and Applications (Naples, 27 Nov – 1 Dec 2016)

Naples (Italy), 27 November – 1 December 2016

‘The combination of the Internet and emerging technologies such as near-field and BLE communications, real-time localization, and embedded sensors lets us transform everyday objects into smart objects that can understand and react to their environment.

In the last years, Cultural Heritage has turned out to be one of the most suitable domains in which such achievements can be profitably exploited, since it characterizes a domain where several aspects have to be considered at the same time. In line with SITIS tradition of promoting interdisciplinary research, the international workshop on Visions on Internet of Cultural Things and Applications, VICTA ’16, aims to be a profitable informal working day to discuss together hot topics about Internet of Things and its applications within the Smart City and the Cultural Heritage domain.’

Topics of interest

  • Internet of Things.
  • Innovative ICT solutions within Cultural environments (e.g. museums, exhibitions, etc.)
  • Smart Objects and Smart Environments
  • Smart City solutions
  • Knowledge classification and semantic representation in Cultural environments
  • Embedded platforms and sensors
  • Multimedia systems, applications and services for Cultural Heritage
  • Multimedia recommendations and User profiling techniques
  • Interactive 3D media and immersive environments
  • Data in social networks
  • Data mining analytics applied to Smart Cities
  • Data collection and management
  • Semantic-Web data
  • Big Data in Cultural Heritage applications
  • User studies, such as museum and sites applications, human interfaces, interaction and usability
  • e-Learning: Tools for Education, Documentation and Training in Cultural Heritage

Call for papers: submission deadline 6 September 2016

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E-Space Third International Conference (Berlin, 21-22 Nov 2016)

Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine

Berlin, (Germany), 21-22 November 2016

Venue: Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art.

Digitization is progressing at Cultural Institutions, and previously hidden treasures of Cultural Heritage are becoming visible. However, in today’s digital society existing on the web is not enough. Audiences want to engage with culture, they want to create their own stories not just read the ones that exist, they want to integrate the information in their teaching, their creative projects, they want to play with the material, not only look at it: they want to reuse, they want to remake, they want to reimagine.

The third conference from the Europeana Space project will showcase the myriad ways that cultural heritage can be used and enriched through new technologies, innovation and the ingenuity of the creative industries. Attendance is free.

Click here for more information. 

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International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (Vienna, 16-18 Nov)

CHNT 21 2016:  Urban Archaeology and Data: Re-use and Repurposing of Archaeological and Historical Material and Data

City Hall of Vienna, Austria on November 16-18, 2016

Ever increasing understanding of our primary sources and technological progress have led to higher and higher standards of recording and analysis in archaeological and historical research.

Session Topics

  • Preservation and Re-Use of Digital Archaeological Research Data with Open Archival Information Systems
  • Digging for the Digital Dividend: Information Systems and Excavation Data
  • The Employment of Mobile Applications for Survey, Documentation and Information
  • Combining ‘physical’ and ‘digital’ in archaeological practice: collaborative visualisation during excavation
  • New realities2: virtual, augmented reality and other techniques in Cultural Heritage for the general public
  • 3D reconstruction as an interpretative melting pot of the (art-)historical data
  • Photogrammetry in Underwater and Aerial Archaeology
  • (Inter)relating to the Dead
  • PhD / Master Session

Round Table

  • Long-term preservation and access: Where is an archive for my data?
  • The integration between archaeology and history based on ICT
  • Target Groups, Users, Followers, Fans – The Nature and Potential of Social Data in Archaeology

Click here for more information.

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Digital Heritage Events at FabLab Nerve Centre (Derry, 11-12 Oct)

Derry (Northern Ireland), 11-12 October 2016

CARARE Best Practice Network has joined forces with the Discovery Programme and the FabLab Nerve Centre to organise two days of Digital Heritage Events in Derry Guildhall, Northern Ireland with the focus on looking at how we can promote digital cultural heritage data (with the focus on archaeology and architecture) and how it can be re-used across a range of sectors.


  • A hands-on workshop for school children and teachers “How can education reuse data?”, organised in conjunction with the FabLab
  • CARARE network meeting
  • A workshop/assembly to explore the uses of cultural heritage data across education, tourism, the creative industries and in communities for co-creation projects.

The CARARE Best Practice Network was funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme and was designed to involve and support Europe’s network of heritage agencies and organisations, archaeological museums and research institutions and specialist digital archives in:

  • making the digital content for the archaeology and architectural heritage that they hold available through Europeana,
  • aggregating content and delivering services,
  • and enabling access to 3D and Virtual Reality content through Europeana.

CARARE website: 

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