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DigiCULT
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T
he first two in our current series of
Technology Watch Briefings are now
online and available for public comment:
"The XML Family of Technologies" and
"Technologies and New Socio-economic
Business Models", which covers areas such
as Digital Rights Management (DRM),
online selling, payment methods and issues
of sustainability. http://www.digicult.info/
pages/publications.php
D
igiCULT Thematic Issue 3 is now
available for downloading from the
DigiCULT Website: http://www.digicult.
info/pages/publications.php. It addresses
the questions:What is the Semantic Web?
What will it do for heritage institutions?
And what is the role of certain languages,
in particular XML and RDF? In an effort
to raise the veil of mystery surrounding
the Semantic Web, this issue includes an
example from the sector on the implemen-
tation of semantic interoperability of meta-
data, combined with a primer that explains
core building blocks such as XML, RDF
and ontologies.
D
IGI
CULT F
ORUM
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AGUE
: "L
EARNING
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BJECTS
FOR THE
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ULTURAL AND
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CIENTIFIC
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ERITAGE
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ECTOR
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THEMATIC ISSUE 3: "TOWARDS A SEMANTIC WEB FOR HERITAGE RESOURCES"
DIGICULT TECHNOLOGY WATCH
BRIEFINGS ONLINE
N
estling among the documented col-
lections of Dutch history, language
and culture of the National Library of the
Netherlands, DigiCULT found a natural
home for the fourth in its series of seven
Fora, to concentrate the minds of the gath-
ered experts on the pressing needs of tack-
ling "Learning Objects" within the
Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector.
T
he opening presentation set out a con-
ceptual framework for understanding
learning objects in the wider context of
enabling teaching and learning with tech-
nology. It was, however, quickly pointed
out that technology should be seen as an
enabler and not as the driver in the take-
up of learning strategies in the cultural
heritage sector.There was general agree-
ment that the cultural heritage sector
needed to encourage convergence and
improve consensus building to overcome
the issue of scale in the sector, whereas
on the technology side the day was domi-
nated by key words such as `reusability'
and `durability'.
W
e invite you to return in
September 2003 for the complete
coverage of this Forum with the release
of DigiCULT Thematic Issue 4.
Koninklijke Bib
liotheek,
The Hague