Thomas Aigner macht Werbung für Time Machine

Dear colleagues! You might already have come across the EU-funded Time Machine Project, a Europe-wide initiative with the joint goal of digitising the entire European cultural heritage, stored in archives, libraries, museums, private collections, historical buildings etc. It aims at creating the Big Data of the Past by revolutionising the development of new technologies and … „Thomas Aigner macht Werbung für Time Machine“ weiterlesen

Venice Time Machine project put on hold as archivists and computer scientists disagree over data licenses and metadata

Venice Time Machine project put on hold as archivists and computer scientists disagree over data licenses and metadata, rendering 8 TB of data 'useless' according to the archive's director https://t.co/4Si7miSO8x #digitalhumanities — Max Kemman (@MaxKemman) October 28, 2019

Private Familienforschung, Citizen Science und kulturelles Gedächtnis: Auf dem Weg zu einer Leipziger Time Machine

Vortragzusammenfassung: https://www.compgen.de/2019/09/private-familienforschung-citizen-science-und-kulturelles-gedaechtnis-auf-dem-weg-zu-einer-leipziger-time-machine/

IBM Patents Idea of Making Your Data Crappier Over Time

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ibm-file-degradation-aging-patent,14060.html I thought it was a hoax but here is the link to the patent application: http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=20110282838.PGNR.&OS=DN/20110282838RS=DN/20110282838 United States Patent Application 20110282838 Kind Code A1 Accapadi; Jos M. ; et al. November 17, 2011 AGING FILE SYSTEM Abstract A method, programmed medium and system are provided for a file system that provides for the aging … „IBM Patents Idea of Making Your Data Crappier Over Time“ weiterlesen

I-CHORA 5: "Records, archives and technology: interdependence over time"

“Human societies have created records for more than four millennia. The shape and form of records and archives, methods for creating them and approaches to keeping and using them have always been determined by currently available technologies, and are inevitably affected by changes in technology over time. Yet, while technological change has often brought innovation … „I-CHORA 5: "Records, archives and technology: interdependence over time"“ weiterlesen

How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive

http://gizmodo.com/how-to-scan-50-miles-of-historical-documents-into-an-on-1609143001 “The Venice Time Machine will digitize and catalog a staggering amount of historical documents—a combined 50 miles worth of shelves!—then turn the data into an internet archive and adaptable 3D model.”

Kids are “scientists of history” at National Archives

” Looking up at a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives & Records, a young girl promptly decided the building should add a time machine to go to the past. “We are scientists of the past,” said the girl, wearing an enormous navy robe and carrying her requisite magnifying glass … „Kids are “scientists of history” at National Archives“ weiterlesen

Studenten bauen das erste Auto der Welt (17. Jahrhundert) nach

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/bayern/bayern-studenten-ingolstadt-auto-nachbau-1.4528749 “Studenten der Technischen Hochschule Ingolstadt und der South China University in Kanton versuchen, das erste Auto der Welt aus dem Jahr 1675 nachzubauen. Der Ingolstädter Historiker Gerd Treffer entdeckte die Erfindung des belgischen Missionars Ferdinand Verbiest bei Recherchen. Verbiests Gefährt war vermutlich 60 Zentimeter lag, mitfahren konnte niemand.”

Scientists build software to resurrect old recordings

“What does history sound like? A team of scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are building a kit to resurrect old recordings damaged beyond repair. A song is coming from the oldest known recording made in France in April of 1860. The voice pattern was squiggled in lamp black on paper, with no way to … „Scientists build software to resurrect old recordings“ weiterlesen

Open Access geht in den Geisteswissenschaften auch ohne Artikelgebühren

Bei Geschäftsmodellen von Open Access-Zeitschriften stehen meist die sehr teuren STM-Modelle im Vordergrund. Schon allein das Missverständnis, dass Open Access etwas ist, bei dem die Wissenschaftler (oder ihr Institut) erhebliche Beträge für die Publikation ihrer Aufsätze entrichten müssen, kann Geisteswissenschaftler nachhaltig abschrecken. Richtig ist: Mehr als die Hälfte der Open-Access-Zeitschriften verlangt keine Artikelgebühren. Wie finanzieren … „Open Access geht in den Geisteswissenschaften auch ohne Artikelgebühren“ weiterlesen

Forschungskrimi um Koran-Fotografien

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120008793352784631.html Der 2003 im Alter von 93 Jahren verstorbene Arabist und Hochschullehrer Anton Spitaler hat die Ergebnisse eines Nazi-Forschungsprojekts, das 450 Filmrollen mit Aufnahmen alter Koranhandschriften aus entlegenen Bibliotheken zusammenbrachte, bis zu seinem Tod vor der Fachöffentlichkeit verborgen gehalten, indem er behauptete, die Projektergebnisse seien 1944 durch einen Bombenangriff in München zerstört worden. offizieller Nachruf … „Forschungskrimi um Koran-Fotografien“ weiterlesen

US: Government Documents will be free

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20071227-nonprofits-aim-to-scan-60-million-pages-of-government-docs.html While government sometimes has a reputation for not being able to do anything right, there’s one thing it has proven supremely good at over the years: generating mountains of official documents. The Internet Archive, http://Public.Resource.Org, and the Boston Public Library today announced a plan to scan more than 60 million pages of these government … „US: Government Documents will be free“ weiterlesen

Archive im Film

Untenstehend habe ich die zahlreichen Rückmeldungen zu meiner Anfrage über Archive im Spielfilm in der archivlist zusammengefasst. Records Management included. Herzlichen Dank an alle BeiträgerInnen! Helga Penz 1. April 2000 ——– Österreichischer Sci-Fi aus dem Jahr 1952. Nach unzähligen, ergebnislosen Verhandlungen mit den alliierten Siegermächten über die Unabhängigkeit Österreichs fordert der österreichische Ministerpräsident im Jahr … „Archive im Film“ weiterlesen

Kulturgüter sind Positionsgüter

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13433 Antiques and coveted paintings are not normal goods. They are, in the language of economics, positional goods. Fred Hirsch, in his 1976 book The Social Limits to Growth, divided the economy into two parts, namely, material and positional. The material part produces goods like food items, clothes, cars, television sets, washing machines, shoes, umbrellas … „Kulturgüter sind Positionsgüter“ weiterlesen

Requirements for mass digitization projects

by Joseph J. Esposito, espositoj http://gmail.com, Liblicense-l, 24 Dec 2006 22:05 EST http://www.library.yale.edu/~llicense/ListArchives/0612/msg00101.html Ongoing discussions about various mass digitization projects, driven primarily by the Google Libraries program but including the respective activities of Microsoft, the Open Content Alliance, and others, prompts these comments about what should be taken into account as these programs proceed. My … „Requirements for mass digitization projects“ weiterlesen

Web Archiving Projects

http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/09/30/european-archive-foundation-launches-free-digital-library-list-of-other-web-archives ResourceShelf has a very helpful list of Web Archiving projects. Before we begin, please note that this is far from comprehensive list. It’s just a beginning. Many large web archiving projects (in many languages) are coming online all of the time. Plus, others already exist that we did mention in this first go around. … „Web Archiving Projects“ weiterlesen

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