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igiCULT Thematic Issue Number 2
is now available for download from the
DigiCULT website.
It is a synopsis of the DigiCULT Forum on
"Digital Asset Management Systems for the
Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector",
held in Essen on September 3rd, 2002.
The Issue highlights the fact that a cultural
heritage organisation's ability to harvest, re-use
and realise the value of its assets, will only ever
be as good as the mechanisms that it can put
in place for storing and retrieving assets from
the media vault.
G
athered on a cold winters day at
Frauenhofer IPSI in Darmstadt for
the third in a series of seven DigiCULT
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T h e m a t i c I s s u e 2 ' D i g i t a l A s s e t M a n a g e m e n t S y s t e m s
f o r t h e C u l t u r a l a n d S c i e n t i f i c H e r i t a g e S e c t o r `
Salzburg Research
Project co-ordinator
John Pereira
,
john.pereira@salzburgresearch.at
Guntram Geser
,
guntram.geser@salzburgresearch.at
HATII
- Humanities Advanced
Technology and Information Institute
University of Glasgow
Seamus Ross
,
s.ross@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk
Martin Donnelly,
m.donnelly@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk
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DigiCULT Forum, Darmstadt. Salzburg Research
increasingly quoted in the development
arena remains illusive in substance.The
reserved opening greetings to the forum
echoed this sense of despair, however it
soon gave way to a lively and provocative
discussion that was unleashed with the
questions what is the Semantic Web, and
what will it bring, or not bring to the
ALMs?
W
e invite you to return in March
2003 for the results of how the
professionals and experts, representing the
diversity of approach within the academia,
application and cultural heritage commu-
nities dealt with `XML:Towards an
Interoperable Semantic Web for Heritage
Resources'.
The DigiCULT Thematic Issue no. 3
covering this topic will be available in
March 2003.
Fora, it seemed only appropriate that the
invited experts should be asked to deal
with a hot topic. A topic that although