Collections, connections, collaborations: from potential to impact
Salford, 10 – 12 October 2016
Venue: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
DCDC2016 conference will look at the varied and innovative ways in which archives, museums, libraries, and academia can help realise the potential of collections and translate this into social, cultural, and economic impact.
The main conference themes will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Beyond apps: how technology can be used to enhance the impact of heritage collections and their place within society.
Dynamic partnerships: academic impact and collaboration with heritage organisations
Future and hidden histories: exploring new narratives for our collections
Out of the strong room and into the street: new uses for collections within social, cultural and economic contexts
Show me the money: new frontiers for funding and fundraising
Who do we think we’re for? Working with new audiences and taking heritage “outside of heritage”
Making collections work harder: social impact and cohesion through heritage
Joining the dots: connecting collections and communities
The 14th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage (GCH 2016) aims to foster an international dialogue between ICT experts and CH scientists to have a better understanding of the critical requirements for processing, managing, and delivering cultural information to a broader audience. Click here for more information.
The objective of the workshop is to present and showcase new developments within the overall process chain, from data acquisition, analysis and synthesis, 3D documentation, and data management, to new forms of interactive presentations and 3D printing solutions. Interdisciplinary approaches for analysis, classification and interpretation of cultural artefacts are particularly relevant to the event.
The intention of GCH 2016 is also to establish a scientific forum for scientists and CH professionals to exchange and disseminate novel ideas and techniques in research, education and dissemination of Cultural Heritage, transfer them in practice, and trace future research and technological directions.
• 2/3/4D data acquisition and processing in Cultural Heritage
• Multispectral imaging and data fusion
• Digital acquisition, representation and communication of intangible heritage
• Material acquisition analysis
• Heterogeneous data collection, integration and management
• 3D printing of cultural assets
• Shape analysis and interpretation
• Similarity and search of digital artefacts
• Visualization and Virtual Museums
• Multi-modal and interactive environments and applications for Cultural Heritage
• Spatial and mobile augmentation of physical collections with digital presentations
• Semantic-aware representation of digital artefacts (metadata, classification schemes, annotation)
• Digital libraries and archiving of 3D documents
• Standards and documentation
• Serious games in Cultural Heritage
• Storytelling and design of heritage communications
The workshops are based on the Institute of Historical Research’s (IHR) digital Tobias project, which is publishing the Royal Historical Society’s detailed vocabulary of British and Irish history as linked data (LOD), making it freely available for the first time.
The workshops will discuss the concept of linked data, the RHS vocabulary itself, the Bibliography of British and Irish History (which uses the vocabulary), and the project’s experiments in using the vocabulary to automatically classify historical material, including a case study of the John Johnson Collection.
This event is particularly aimed at people with a background in libraries, archives and museums: academics and others might prefer to attend the related eventon 14 September 2016.
Synaptica, poolparty and ISKO UK are sponsoring a two-day Taxonomy Boot Camp on 18th and 19th October, to help further new applications and the development of skill sets in taxonomy construction.
Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of taxonomies to drive their data, content and information processes and this event will help explore different approaches to establishing taxonomy.
More information is available here. The event programme will be available from June 2016.
The 12th international conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, TKE 2016, is organised by GTW and the Department of International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, in cooperation with TermNet and other associations and consortia, national and international organisations.
The conference will take place 14-16 April 2016, at the University Club of the Università della Calabria, Italy.
The event is organized by Associazione Italiana per la Terminologia (Ass.I.Term), the Italian section of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), and the Documentation Laboratory (LabDoc).
The conference aims to stimulate discussion and facilitate information exchange within the framework of terminological research, as well as knowledge management for the preservation of digital memories.
International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed) – Call for Participation
31 October – 5 November 2016, Lemessos, Cyprus
The International Conference on Cultural Heritage (CH) brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning cultural heritage today.
The main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitization, documentation and presentation of the CH content.
More information can be found on the Euromed conference website.
Linked data practices and techniques have opened new possibilities in exploiting controlled vocabularies and improving resource discovery.
Authority data held in library systems often includes classification schemes. These knowledge structures now have the potential for being shared across the linked data environment.
The objective of the conference is to explore issues in managing classification vocabulary in and between information systems. Particular emphasis will be on the possibilities for exploiting and sharing subject authority data in the linked data environment.
The next Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2016 Oslo) will take place 29 March to 2 April 2016 in Oslo, Norway. The focus will be on access, discovery and research reuse of archaeological datasets, and aims to stimulate discussion between researchers and data specialists, and to:
Showcase best practices and relevant work supporting access and use of digital archaeology from ARIADNE and other services
Present case studies demonstrating innovative re-use of archaeological datasets
Develop an understanding of the challenges in providing access to research data and the opportunities offered by ARIADNE and other services
Discuss how these challenges can be addressed and how the opportunities can be maximized
Generate ideas for future training, access and research
Other topics will include data acquisition and recording, conceptual modelling, semantic technologies, data analysis, data management, digital 3D object reconstruction, image visualisation in archaeology, geophysics and GIS.
Click here for information about CAA and here for more information about the event.
On 14 May 2014 the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) will host a one day seminar on behalf of FISH and HEIRNETat the University of York to discuss common issues facing the historic environment information sector and make progress towards a shared vision and agenda for historic environment information management. (HEIRNET stands for Historic Environment Information Resources Network.
The seminar will investigate current historic environment information management practices and identified areas for improvement through cross-sector collaboration through three overarching themes:
Use of information and reuse of data (e.g. ‘Big Data’ projects reusing historic environment information/datasets, the role of information standards, the integration of different types of historic environment information built heritage information)
Skills development (e.g. skill gaps in professional practice)
Use of new information systems and technology (e.g. access to information and technology, how skills development and training is accessed – potential barriers)