The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Wellcome Trust have joined forces to present a one-day conference on 3D scanning and the preservation of 3D data, taking place at the Wellcome Collection in London on Friday 9th December.
Registration for this event is open now: https://wellcomecollection.org/3d4ever
With origins in the 1960s, 3D scanning and printing is an established technology and has enjoyed a prominent place in the imagination but has remained been a rather niche concern in practice. But as scanning equipment become cheaper and more user-friendly, and as ubiquitous processing power improves, so the barriers to creating, sharing and accessing highly detailed 3d models are eroding. Digitisation creates, however, a digital preservation challenge.