This interesting topic came from The Ancient World Online blog, in their post,”Reception of Antiquity in a Semantic Network: Digital Books, Images and Objects.” The aim of the project “Reception of Antiquity in a Semantic Network” within the Arachne database is the development and provision of web-based prints from the period between 1500 and 1830. The project encompasses reconstruction and online publication of about 1700 prints that appeared between 1500 and 1900, as well. A total of 2,300 engravings have been processed in this extensive digital indexing project, which spanned 4 1/2 years.
The first Smithsonian museum to digitize their collections calls the project Digital Zero. They have photographed and uploaded the entire collection into a digital asset management (DAM) system. That is more than 40,000 objects and almost double that number in images. This is a great opportunity for scholars and researchers as well as everyday virtual visitors to have 24/7 access to this collection of art.
Archiving, indexing, and making content findable are at the core of what we do. Many of our clients include scholars who devote more than a fair share of their time to older literature.
Installing a new digital asset management (DAM) system can be a challenge. After a great deal of planning and coordination across multiple departments and groups, the biggest task is left – the migration of existing assets from one or more sources into the new DAM system.
Did you know the human retina can transmit visual information to the brain at roughly the rate of an Ethernet connection? In comparison, reading text transmits information at roughly the rate of a dial-up modem.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) program is planned to consolidate a massive amount of scattered biomedical research data. It was recently announced that the program will include the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, which received a $9.2 million grant.
We have talked a lot lately about digital projects. In today’s increasingly digital world, it is important that the American public has access to all appropriate federal government communications to improve transparency and increase trust.
Digitizing documents is a daunting task, especially when those documents are ancient.
When library design consultant, Aaron Schmidt, declared on Twitter that when creating logos and visual identity packages for libraries he wanted no likenesses of books, it might have been an “ah ha” moment for many.
We are always excited to share with our readers career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, metadata, and semantic technology. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are changing.