Heritage in the Digital Era

Editors: Marinos Ioannides [Higher Technical Institute, Nicosia], Addison Alonzo [UNESCO-WHc, Paris], Andreas Georgopoulos [NTU, Athens], Loukas Kalisperis [Cyprus Institute, Nicosia], Andre Brown [University of Liverpool], Denis Pitzalis [C2RMF, Paris]
Publication date: November 2010 • ISBN 978-1-907132-25-4 • iv + 258pp • £58


Technological developments are hugely impacting the work of restoring, documenting and archiving our Cultural Heritage. This collection of peer reviewed papers explores the theme of cultural heritage and technology in relation to data-capture, digitization, architectural computing reconstruction, modelling, information data processing, virtual reality applications, standardization, data visualization and archiving. The exploration of possibilities of digital preservation makes this book a valuable resource for the cultural heritage community.environmental topics.


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Principles for Appropiate Heritage Documentation in Conservation Strategies
Mario Santana Quintero [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium]

A Holistic Approach to Documentation of Cultural Heritage
F. Saleh and R. Bahgat [Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT)]

ImageNotion – Image-Based Navigation in Multimedia Archives Using Semantic Technologies
Andreas Walter [IPE department of FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe, Germany
Gabor Nagypal [disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany]

Minerva Technical Guidelines for Digital Cultural Content Creation Programmes: Edition 2.0
K. Fernie [Kate Fernie Consulting, UK]

Embodiment and Enaction: A Theoretical Overview for Cybercommunities
Maurizio Forta [University of California, Merced, USA]
Elena Bonini [IMT for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy]

Emerging Tools for Heritage Recording
B. Van Genechten [University of Applied Sciences St-Lieven, Gent, Belgium]

Spatial Information Systems: A Practical Tool to Share and Distribute Knowledge about Cultural Heritage
F. Rinaudo [DITAG, Turin, Italy]

Heritage Recording Using Image-Based Techniques
José L. Lerma [Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain]

Musing the Metaverse
S. J. Hazan [Digital Heritage, Jerusalem, Israel]

“Mashable” Heritage: Formats, Licenses and the Allure of Openness
Eric C. Kansa [University of California, Berkeley, USA]
Sarah Whitcher Kansa [The Alexandria Archive Institute, San Francisco, USA]

Archaeology Research and Education Network of the Mediterranean Region
W. Edward Johansen [Global Research and Education Network]

Three-Dimensional Globally-Accessed Monuments Experiment (3D-GAME): The UT Dallas – Missouri S&T Effort
Carlos Aiken, Mohamed Alfarhan and Lionel White [University of Texas, Richardson, USA]
Mohamed Abdelsalam [Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA]

Michael Technical Infrastructure
K. Fernie [Kate Fernie Consulting, UK]

Michael: A map of the Digital Cultural Heritage in Europe
K. Fernie [Kate Fernie Consulting, UK]
G. De Francesco [Instituto central per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane, Rome, Italy]

Collaborative Environments in Archaeology
Eva Pietroni [CNR Institute of Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage, Rome, Italy]

Digital Reconstruction of the Finnish 1900 World Fair Pavilion: Experiences from Creating a Virtual Reality Installation
L. Díaz, M. Reunanen, A. Salmi and D. Fewster [University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland]

Embodied Communities, Second Life and Cyber Archaeology
Maurizio Forte and Nicolo’ Dell’Unto [University of California, USA]

A Semantic Based Framework for Managing, Searching and Retrieving 3D Resources
M. Pitikakis [University of Thessaly, Greece]

ID 21 Building Archaeological Landscape On Line: Virtual Rome Web-Lab
S. Pescarin [CNR ITABC, Rome, Italy]

On the Impact of Knowledge Management of 3-Dimensional Archaelogy & Cultural Heritance
Manolis Vavalis [University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece]

EuropeanaLocal: Its Role in Improving Access to Europe’s Cultural Heritage Through the European Digital Library
Rob Davies [MDR Partners, scientific co-ordinators and project managers for EuropeanaLocal]

Appropriate Mobile Interfaces to Heritage Sites
André Brown, Mike Knight, Martin Winchester ,Yu-Horng Chen and Ghousia Saeed [University of Liverpool, UK]