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A Newsletter on Digital Culture
Issue 3
ISSN 1609-3941
February 2003
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ur third issue of the DigiCULT.info Newsletter conti-
nues to reflect growing community participation in the
DigiCULT Forum activities.This issue includes informa-
tion about forthcoming events, reports on emerging standards and
tools, examines some approaches to the improved discovery and
preservation of digital objects, considers the needs of the heritage
sector for top level Internet domain names, introduces the concept
of web services and a distributed framework for museum exhibi-
tions, and concludes with a consideration of charging models for
digital resources. As in previous issues we have included a selection of
events and calls for papers. At the end of 2002 DigiCULT launched
Challenges / Strategic Issues / New Initiatives
OAI and its Value to the Cultural Heritage Sector
Preservation Metadata and Digital Continuity
An Introduction to Web Services for Cultural Heritage
Professionals
TLD's Emerging Domain Name Opportunities
A Distributed Framework for Digital Museum Exhibitions
Handscape: Investigating Mobile Computing in Museums
Exploring Charging Models for Digital Cultural Heritage
in Europe
DigiCULT - Engaging the Sector
Thematic Issue 2 is now available
Third Forum held in Darmstadt, Germany: XML:Towards an
Interoperable Semantic Web for Heritage Resources
Hiking up Mount Everest. Interview with Marco Meli, EDW
International
DigiCULT Online Comment System
DigiCULT Events Database
DigiCULT goes Multilingual
Reports on Culture & Technology Events
Concertation meeting of the DG INFSO, Directorate E,
Interfaces, Knowledge and Content Technologies, Applications,
Information Market, January 2003
Frontiers of Scientific and Technical Data, 18th International
CODATA Conference
Transforming Disciplines: Computer Sciences and the
Humanities Conference
Report on the Fifth International Conference EVA 2002, Moscow
News in the Spotlight
Release of CIMI XML Schema for Spectrum and Open
Implementers call for Alpha Test Period
Dspace, digital repository open source system
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, a new European
Council directive.
Trust and Confidence, concerns preventing widespread
take-up of e-business opportunities
Public Records Office (UK): Database of File Formats and
Application Software.
Upcoming Events
Call for Papers
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INTRODUCTION
an events service on its website to enable those hosting confe-
rences, exhibitions, or seminars to make information about them
available to the DigiCULT community.We will supplement this
facility in the near future with DigiCULT Alert, which will notify
registered users about new events as they are posted.The events
facility was supplemented in February (2003) with DigiCULT
Links.This service provides a place for heritage institutions, pro-
jects, and standards organisations to list their web services and,
thereby, contribute to establishing a comprehensive resource for
the heritage community.
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