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Europe) in Borovets, Bulgaria.The sympo-
sium attracted some 30 participants from
Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Ireland,
Romania, Ukraine, and Serbia and
Montenegro. Nineteen papers were pre-
sented, grouped in several tracks:
General trends in digitisation of cultural
heritage
Digitisation in Libraries and Archives
Technology and Tools
Education: historical issues, preservation
and accessibility aspects.
T
he papers will be published in a
special issue of the Review of the
National Centre for Digitisation (http://
www.ncd.matf.bg.ac.yu/) based at the
University of Belgrade.The issue will
appear early in 2004.
which generally serve only one purpose
before they are put into storage or thrown
away. As a result of 3D printers
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becoming
more affordable it will be possible to take
advantage of common modelling software
which allows you to make slight changes
to designs without having to start from
scratch. I am personally very interested in
recycling information, i.e. how do we re-
arrange humanities data that we already
possess in order to allow new forms of
analysis to proliferate? Ultimately, if the
entire archive of the Cistercians project
could be made available then any or all of
the huge range of research materials could
be analysed and, where necessary, reused to
provide updated or modified models.This
would significantly extend the lifespan and
usefulness of the project and would reaf-
firm one of our central aims: to allow users
to create multiple interpretations from
multiple angles, aided, not restricted, by the
architectural VR reconstructions.
that the 2D plans and photogrammetrics,
which are themselves accessible from the
models, are the most efficient place to
make this distinction.
A
s well as myself, the project team
includes the director (Dr Sarah Foot,
a medieval historian employed in the
Sheffield History department), the project
manager (Nigel Williamson, who has a
background in the use of IT in the
humanities and works for Corporate
Information and Computing Services at
the University of Sheffield), the historical
researcher (Dr Julie Kerr, whose PhD was
in medieval monasticism), and the archaeo-
logical consultant (Stuart Harrison, an
independent scholar, recognised as the
world expert on northern British
Cistercian architecture). I currently work
between six floors of architecture students
and I am struck by the fact that they spend
a lot of effort creating physical models
D
igiCULT's Website provides a full
calendar of events relevant to the
cultural heritage sector from conferences
to training workshops. Events taking place
in January and February 2004 range from
annual conferences on standards and tech-
nologies to events on multimedia model-
ling, collaborative systems and mobile data
management, topics which are all covered
in the upcoming DigiCULT Technology
Watch Report 2.
For more details of cultural heritage
events and to view the entire list, please
visit: http://www.digicult.info/
pages/events.php
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DELOS NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE ON
DIGITAL LIBRARIES REPORT
`Invest to Save' the Report and
Recommendations of the NSF-DELOS
Working Group on Digital Archiving and
Preservation (2003) is now available from
http://delos-noe.iei.pi.cnr.it/activities/
internationalforum/Joint-WGs/digita-
larchiving/Digitalarchiving.pdf and pres-
ents the conclusions of the International
Forum's discussion of strategies for digital
preservation.
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HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM
T
he Digital Preservation of Cultural
Heritage symposium was held on the
16 and 17 September 2003 within the
International Congress of MASSEE
(Mathematical Society of South-Eastern
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