Lightning talk, Monday 3:30-4PM – Four Dimensions of 3D Technology in Art History and Archaeology, Bernard Frischer

The Digital Hadrian’s Villa Project

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Lightning talks, Monday 1:45-2:15PM – Open Education & Art History, Beth Harris & Steven Zucker


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Project highlight: Ukiyo-e Search

The Japanese Woodblock Print Search

A web project created by John Resig, THATCamp CAA participant, computer programmer and avid enthusiast of Japanese woodblock prints.

The site allows visitors to search through a catalogue of 208,000 Japanese woodblock prints or to take a picture of an existing print and to see similar prints across multiple collections.

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The Future of Art Book Publishing

Mark your calendars: Free Panel Discussion Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m. at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (Map and directions)

The Future of Art Book Publishing – Margaret Chace, Paul Chan, Sharon Gallagher, Chul R. Kim, Arezoo Moseni

In the face of, bookstore closures, self-publishing options, and shrinking library budgets, who is publishing art books and how are they reaching consumers and researchers alike? Commercial publishers and distributors, as well as independent and grassroots organizations, must confront the sea-change in how readers interact with the printed word. E-books and other digital formats are gaining in popularity for fiction readers and an increasing number of academic disciplines, yet very few art books meet the digital demand, even as more images of art are available online. Moreover, art books remain expensive to produce due to the necessity of high-quality, and often high-priced, image reproductions, among other vexing issues.

This panel, organized by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.,ARLIS/NY and in collaboration with Arezoo Moseni, investigates how diverse publishers approach their long term viability in the commercial and academic marketplaces.

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Workshop #3: OMEKA

What Is Omeka from Omeka on Vimeo.

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New MediaGeorge Mason University.

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Museums: Essential Elements in the New World of Education – by Steven Lubar

[…] museums will have to change to take advantage of the turmoil roiling our colleagues in education.

We’ll need to be open and available. We need to let our collections be used by others for their ends. That means sharing online collections and images as open data, being open to collaborations, letting go.

It means that we need to break down the walls that separate curatorial expertise and educational expertise within the museum. Curators and curatorial knowledge will have to be open to the public. The one rule of the web is disintermediation: no more gatekeepers. Curators will need to be open directly to their audiences. Museum educators will need to know collections and content. Those jobs will merge as the museum opens up.

Passages from a recent article by Steven Lubar – Director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University. Read the entire piece on the Center for the Future of Museums Blog.

More on Steven Lubar’s excellent blog  

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#Alt-Academy – a Media Commons project takes a grass-roots, bottom-up, publish-then-filter approach to community-building and networked scholarly communication around the theme of unconventional or alternative careers for people with academic training.

The #alt-academy project features contributions by and for people with deep training and experience in the humanities, who are working or are seeking employment — generally off the tenure track, but within the academic orbit — in universities and colleges, or allied knowledge and cultural heritage institutions such as museums, libraries, academic presses, historical societies, and governmental humanities organizations. Read more here.

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Workshop #2: Scalar

Scalar Platform — Trailer from IML @ USC on Vimeo.

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform
that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form,
born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble
media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing
in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

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Workshop #1: Viewshare

Screen shot 2013-01-18 at 1.35.35 AM is a free web application for generating and customizing unique, dynamic views through which users can experience cultural heritage digital collections. The intended users of Viewshare are individuals managing and creating access to digital collections of cultural heritage materials. Contact us at vog.c1527500107ol@ss1527500107eccap1527500107piidn1527500107 to request a free account. The site is administrated by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress.

Read here a blog post about Viewshare from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress.

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Closer to Van Eyck

The incredible detail revealed by the “Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece” project. Presents a range of scientific photography. The website was created by Lasting Support, an Interdisciplinary Research Project to Assess the Structural Condition of Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece from Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. Sponsored by the Getty Foundation.

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