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A Newsletter on Digital Culture
Issue 9
ISSN 1609-3941
November 2004
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INTRODUCTION
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Technology explained and applied ...
Uncovering Knowledge Acquisition behind Digital
Contextualisation.
DiVA - Academic Archive Online.
DSpace Trial at ANU: Interview with Dr Brian Molinari.
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News, events ...
ERPANET Preservation of Born-digital Art Workshop.
Digital Resources for the Humanities 2004
Conference Report: "Towards a continuum of digital heritage,
Strategies for a European Area of Digital Cultural Resources".
ISKO 8 Conference Report.
On the Radar: eCulture Experiences
International Seminar on Digitisation: Experience and
Technology.
Workshop on Culture and Technology Conference Report.
Digital Academic Library Report.
New DPC Report.
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Challenges, strategic issues, new initiatives ...
The digital matrix: Greek Masks in 3D.
Assessing the readiness of small heritage institutions for
e-culture technologies.
Bridging the gap between technology and cultural heritage.
Two Guides to Digitisation: an archival perspective.
Te Ara ­ a digital encyclopedia online in New Zealand.
The Austrian Digital Heritage Initiative ­ Digitising
Austria's Cultural and Scientific Heritage.
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News from DigiCULTīs Regional Correspondents ...
Bulgaria
Greece
Ireland
Lithuania
The Netherlands
Poland
Turkey
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T
he acceptance of DigiCULT.Info as a voice for the sector is once
again illustrated in this issue, not only in the large number of
contributions received but also in the quality and diversity of themes
presented. This introduction lifts the veil on only a sample of the
wealth of knowledge waiting inside DigiCULT.Info Issue 9.
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ccording to Guntram Geser of Salzburg Research, e-culture will
be based on technologies that enhance the creation, management
and provision of attractive cultural content and engaging interactions
on a variety of platforms. His article poignantly addresses the endeav-
ours of small heritage institutions to prepare themselves
for e-culture, while facing the `trilemma' of lacking human
resources, lacking funds, lacking technical skills. Based on an
`e-readiness check', the paper assesses 20 technologies espe-
cially from the perspective of smaller institutions.
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hese technologies have been monitored in the
DigiCULT Forum project. Although some of the
technologies may be used by smaller institutions, the article
concludes that these institutions may only become `e-ready'