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The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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In cooperation with the University of British Columbia (Canada) UNESCO organized an international conference from 26 to 28 September 2012 in Vancouver (BC) Canada that explored the main issues affecting the preservation of digital documentary heritage. The more than 500 participants discussed strategies that can contribute to greater protection of digital assets and produced the UNESCO /UBC Vancouver Declaration for implementation by UNESCO, and its Member States, professional associations and industry.

 

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Noticias y comentarios sobre proyectos de Digitalización y Metadatos - News and trends about digitization and metadata projects
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Australian Government launches tool to benchmark agencies’ digital maturity | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Australian Government launches tool to benchmark agencies’ digital maturity | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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Newspaper Digitization Planning and Help

Newspaper Digitization Planning and Help | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
Does your local library, historical society, or genealogy club want to digitize your Indiana community's newspapers?  Does the prospect seem overwhelming?  Or perhaps you just don't know where to s...
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Happiest Minds Blog » Blog Archive » Document Digitization: Regaining Importance due to Digital Disruptions?

Happiest Minds Blog » Blog Archive » Document Digitization: Regaining Importance due to Digital Disruptions? | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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Welcome // | Bamboo DiRT

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The DiRT directory <http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/>, a longstanding,
well-regarded source of information
about tools available to support scholarship in the humanities, is
soliciting applications for an editorial board, to ensure the coverage and
accuracy of the directory's tool listings. DiRT editors will be expected to:

- Add, edit, and review new tool listings
- Periodically review existing tool listings, and update them as needed
- Contribute to discussions about changes to DiRT's structure and features

DiRT editors will be appointed to a voluntary two-year term, subject to
renewal. The editorial board will meet virtually a minimum of twice a year,
and will correspond as needed by email. The anticipated workload is 2-3
hours/month, and participants will be officially recognized on the DiRT
site as ‘DiRT Editors’.

To apply, please send a statement of interest, including the type(s) of
tool listings you're most interested in curating (e.g. geospatial, text
mining, etc.), to quinnd@berkeley.edu by *May 23*. Librarians and academic
support staff are encouraged to apply; applicants from outside the United
States and western Europe are particularly welcome.

Applicants will be notified by 5/30.

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Welcome the University of British Columbia Library Digitization Centre to The Commons! | Flickr Blog

Welcome the University of British Columbia Library Digitization Centre to The Commons! | Flickr Blog | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
Please join us in welcoming the University of British Columbia Library Digitization Centre as our latest member of The Commons. The first albums include historical items related to British Columbia history, immigration and settlement as well as the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
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Digitization Projects: Europeana Newspapers Project Now Includes Content From Eight Data Partners (Over 1 Million Issues) | LJ INFOdocket

Digitization Projects: Europeana Newspapers Project Now Includes Content From Eight Data Partners (Over 1 Million Issues) | LJ INFOdocket | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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Cartoteca Digital: mapes i fotografies antigues de Catalunya i tot el món

Cartoteca Digital: mapes i fotografies antigues de Catalunya i tot el món | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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Many materials, many hues . . — NEDCC

Many materials, many hues . . — NEDCC | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
The Northeast Document Conservation Center specializes in paper and book conservation. NEDCC performs conservation treatment for photographs, books, prints, documents, maps, and globes. NEDCC’s professional conservators also treat architectural plans, parchment, papyrus, wallpaper, and works of art on paper including charcoal drawings and watercolor paintings. NEDCC performs digital imaging on rare, fragile, or oversize cultural heritage collections. NEDCC serves libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and corporate archives. NEDCC offers preservation advice to family collectors, art collectors, book collectors. Preservation training is one of NEDCC’s strengths – workshops, webinars, and conferences are taught on caring for paper and book collections, digital curation, metadata, photograph care and identification, and multimedia, audio and video.
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Rome in three days, an archivists introduction to linked data publishing » LiAM: Linked Archival Metadata

Rome in three days, an archivists introduction to linked data publishing » LiAM: Linked Archival Metadata | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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Linked data in archival practice is not new. Others have been here previously. You can benefit from their experience and begin publishing linked data right now using tools with which you are probably already familiar. For example, you probably have EAD files, sets of MARC records, or metadata saved in database applications. Using existing tools, you can transform this content into RDF and put the result on the Web, thus publishing your information as linked data.

 
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Librarians should embrace linked data - Data sharing - Research Information

Librarians should embrace linked data - Data sharing - Research Information | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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EuroVoc, thésaurus multilingue de l'Union européenne - Ensembles de données | Portail des données ouvertes de l'Union européenne

EuroVoc, thésaurus multilingue de l'Union européenne - Ensembles de données | Portail des données ouvertes de l'Union européenne | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
Le portail «Données ouvertes» de l'UE est un point d'accès unique à des données produites par les institutions, agences et organes de l'Union européenne. Ces données, accessibles via un catalogue de métadonnées, peuvent être réutilisées librement.
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SFPL Partners with Hoopla Digital During National Library Week to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, TV Shows, Music and Audiobooks | SFPL News Releases

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British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube

British Pathe puts 85,000 newsreels on Youtube | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
Jason sez, "British Pathe just dumped 85,000 newsreels from 1896 to 1976 on Youtube under a Creative Commons license."


Update: No Creative Commons, alas.
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Digitisation Map

Digitisation Map | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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We invite you to add your initiative to the Map of the European digitisation landscape a project that has been developed by Succeed, which aims to identify active projects, centres of competence, networks and any other initiatives to help pinpoint stakeholders, future needs and options for the exploitation of digitised content.

The map will provide support for helping every heritage institution to find the networks or centres of competence that best match its particular needs, and for forecasting research and implementation challenges and proposing what measures must be taken to address the requirements of digitisation programmes.

Right now you can find 290 initiatives including networks, projects, private companies and institutions active in digitisation and related fields on the Map of the European digitisation landscape .

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Digitization | The Serviceman's Life Coach

Digitization | The Serviceman's Life Coach | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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National Library of the Netherlands participates in Digitisation Days, Madrid, 19-20 May

National Library of the Netherlands participates in Digitisation Days, Madrid, 19-20 May | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
On 19 and 20 May, the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) visited the Digitisation Days which were held at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. The conference was supported by the European Commi...
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View Online: British Council Completes Digitization Project Featuring Documentary Films About Britain Shot During 1930s and 1940s | LJ INFOdocket

View Online: British Council Completes Digitization Project Featuring Documentary Films About Britain Shot During 1930s and 1940s | LJ INFOdocket | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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National Library expands online archive with 10,000 images

National Library expands online  archive with  10,000 images | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
Prints, engravings of Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell available
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British Library Crowdsources 2,700 Maps for Georeferencing - GIS Lounge

British Library Crowdsources 2,700 Maps for Georeferencing - GIS Lounge | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
Launched back in February of 2012, the British Library started a pilot project to engage the public in help the library to georerefence a portion of its extensive digital maps collection. The British Library recently announced the successful completion of its efforts to have more than 2,700 maps georeferenced for its scanned collection first-edition Goad mapping …
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This is How the Vatican Will Digitize Millions of its Documents

This is How the Vatican Will Digitize Millions of its Documents | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and has around 82,000 manuscripts, some of which date back about 1,800 years.
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Bodleian Libraries | Saving the Past: Digitization at the Bodleian Libraries

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Western Cape Digitisation Policy: for comment by 30 April 2014 – News – Archival Platform

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Using API Specifications | Citrix Blogs

Using API Specifications | Citrix Blogs | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
With the explosion of the API economy, there has been a push to create a set of standards that will help define the capabilities of an API, as well as what information should be returned from a specific call.
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OData is a specification published by Microsoft.  It uses query parameters such as $metadata, $select and $expand.  These query parameters are one of the most powerful aspects of OData implementation. They allow you to increase or decrease the amount of information given in a single call which makes parsing the result data much easier.

 
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WordNet RDF - WordNet - WordNet RDF

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This is the RDF version of WordNet, created by mapping the existing WordNet data into RDF. The data is structured according to the lemon model. In addition, links have been added from the following sources:

VerbNetlemonUBYW3C WordNetLexVoTranslations derived from Open Multilingual WordNet

These links increase the usefulness of the WordNet data. If you would like to contribute extra linking to WordNet please Contact us.

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Schema.org Takes Action - Semanticweb.com

Schema.org Takes Action - Semanticweb.com | Digitization&Metadata | Scoop.it
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