Mulholland on Museum Narratives

Working on the narratives for the Chawton Project, I’m taking a break and catching up on reading. Paul Mulholland (with Annika Wolff, Eoin Kilfeather, Mark Maguire and Danielle o’Donovan) recently contributed a relevant first chapter to Artificial Intelligence for Cultural Heritage (ed Bordoni, Mele and Sorgente). Mulholland et al’s chapter is titled Modelling Museum Narratives to Support Visitor Interpretation.

University of Bern, Switzerland becomes newest international member of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

This month the Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to welcome the University of Bern, Switzerland as its newest associate member. The University Library of Bern currently provides books and journals in print and electronic format as well as access to subject-specific databases. The team at Bern also aims to open its archive to the university community, incorporating access to more complex objects and formats in the digital editions it holds.

Vacancy for Data Protection Manager with Sky

Sky are looking for a full time permanent Data Protection Manager. Title - Data Protection Manager (Information Governance) Location - England, Middlesex  Position type - Full time, Permanent Closing Date - Ongoing Reference Number - 32440 Check the vacancy page for more details and to apply Sky is currently actively searching for a Data Protection Manager to work within Information Governance, to focus on delivering privacy and data governance projects within Sky.

DRI publishes guidelines for ISAD(G) and Encoded Archival Description

The DRI is very pleased to launch its newest set of guidelines EAD, ISAD(G) and the Digital Repository of Ireland. These are the latest in a series of metadata guidelines which currently includes Dublin Core, Qualified Dublin Core and MODS. The guidelines aim to provide accessible, straightforward instructions on creating metadata which is compatible with the DRI, as well as conforming to the relevant metadata standards.

CAA goes WAC-8!

The CAA sessions are: T07A “Educating the Masses” – Tuesday, August 30, at 9:00 to 11:00 at Room 15. T10E “Doing Digital Archaeology on A Budget” – Thursday, September 1, at 9:00 to 11:00 and 14:20 to 16:20 at Room 21. The poster core time is on Tuesday, August 30, at 11:00 to 12:20. You can follow Facebook page “wac8 kyoto” and Twitter account @wac8web, as well as @wacsc.

Emery Down RTI

Under the New Forest National Park Authority’s landscape scheme, Our Past, Our Future, which is supported by Heritage Lottery funding, Archaeovision took part in one of the first community days for their Rediscovering and Conserving Our Archaeological Heritage project. Under their landscape scheme, 21 projects will be delivered across four themes of work, which aim to better equip the New Forest to thrive through change and modern-day pressures.

DPC Offers Scholarships to Members for DPTP Training Courses

The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer four scholarships to its members to attend upcoming DPTP training courses from the DART team at ULCC. Two scholarships are offered to attend the DPTP: Digitisation course on 27th September 2016 and two to attend the DPTP: Web Archiving 101 course on 17th October 2016, both to be held at Senate House, University of London, London.

Computational Archaeology Documentaries

  I’m busy working through a bunch of documentaries when cooking. I found that the Archaeology section of Documentary Heaven is more focused on computational archaeology than I would have imagined. Here is the list that I have found so far: Documentary on the Vikings – discusses how satellite imaging is used to find Viking sites in locations never thought to have been reached by the Vikings.

#MSUDAI: post processing

I’m sitting in the Detroit airport on two hours of sleep (after staying up way too late and waking up way too early) and feeling feelings. Wednesday after we finished our day at the Institute it hit me. We had passed the halfway point for the week. We were closer to the end than to the beginning. And it made me really, really sad. I was struggling with some technical issues in my project that were beyond my control and I found myself getting pretty down about it.

A New Course in the DPTP Programme – DPTP: Digitisation – from project management to access

The University of London DART team are delighted to be opening bookings for the first course in the new DPTP programme. This is a one-day course, ‘DPTP: Digitisation – from project management to access‘, and it will be held in Senate House, London, on 27th September 2016. The course will cover the basics of digitisation, from the initial planning through project management to protecting and preserving the resulting digital assets for the long term.

Back to School!

Even though the weather is still sizzling and it feels like summer will never end, school is back in session here at ASU this week.  It seems like a great time to remind you that tDAR is a fantastic resource for teachers and students alike.  Educators at all levels can search tDAR for photographs and maps to enhance lectures.  We have hundreds of real data sets that can be used in classroom exercises.  There are even some sample assignments (another) in tDAR, and we would love to see more.

Exporting your Search Results in tDAR

A search in tDAR is likely to reveal a large number of resources that you plan to explore as part of your research.  Did you know you can download your search results as an Excel file?  It is easy!  After you have performed your search, simply click on the “Download these results -> to Excel” link on the left-hand column of the page[1].  Your search results will begin to download immediately.  Use this to create a bibliography or update your bibliographic software (e.g. Endnote).

Vacancy for Information and Records Manager with Sellafield Ltd

Job number: SP02467 Functional Area: Infrastructure Delivery Profession: IT Location: Sellafield Contract type: Permanent contract Posting date: 12-Aug-2016 Project Overview/Role Description Sellafield Ltd is the company responsible for safely delivering decommissioning, reprocessing and nuclear waste management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.