Tag Archives: RCAHMS

Heritage Vocabularies; widgets now available

Gear Wheels by freefoto

Gear Wheels by freefoto

Another step forward has just been announced in the world of digital heritage data mechanics. Continue reading

Linked Data vocabularies for cultural heritage

Linked Data cloud by Anja Jentzsch

Linked Data cloud by Anja Jentzsch

Colleagues from the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of South Wales have been working hard on the Seneschal project of late (also see here for more info about the project) and a key output has been released this week, comprising a range of cultural heritage vocabularies expressed as Linked Open Data. For those who attended the Hestia event on Thursday, Keith May gave a bit of a sneak preview. Continue reading

3D Laser Scanning: Seeking a New Standard in Documentation

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS)

Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS)

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) are organising a workshop to look at the preservation of laser scan data.

The event is described thus:

The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland invite you to join them at a workshop to explore the preservation of 3d laser scan data.

Current best practice guidance for the long term preservation of 3D laser scan data, in particular the required metadata is found to be onerous by data creators. This workshop will bring together leading practitioners from the archaeological community, alongside leading data archivists and software suppliers in the UK and Ireland to work towards agreeing a new metadata standard to facilitate preservation.

This event will allow for communication between archivists, creators and purveyors of software and hardware for laser scanning, as well as equipment manufacturers.  The aim is to ensure that the export of metadata is much simpler and more convenient for users. Continue reading