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Events

3DHOP: Presenting Online High-Res 3D Models: a Crash Course
3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an open source tool for the creation of multimedia interactive web-based online presentations of digital 3D models of Cultural Heritage artifacts. A Workshop was held at Digital Heritage 2015, Granada on Monday September 28th, 09:00-13:30. 

L’integrazione dei dati archaeologici digitali. Esperienze e prospettive in Italia
1st-2nd October workshop in Lecce, Italy. The aim of the workshop was to share and compare Italian experiences on online archaeological data sharing, in view of a national initiative that proposes the creation of an integrated system based on the ARIADNE approach. 

Joint meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG, ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9  and the FRBR-CIDOC CRM Harmonization Group
Heraklion, Crete, 6-9 October, 2015
Paola Ronzino and Achille Felicetti presented the work of the PIN team on harmonizing CRMarchaeo and CRMba, on the mapping of the Pleiades model to CIDOC CRM, and also on CRMepi, the new extension related to epigraphy. CRMepi was extensively discussed and it was proposed that CRMepi is regarded as a general model that applies not only to epigraphy but to all scholarly texts and E34 Inscription be revised accordingly.


See the Events page for further archaeological conferences, workshops and seminars.

Services

Landscape Service Beta Available
CNR-ITABC has released  their Landscape Services online at http://landscape.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/. The Landscape Services are a set of responsive web services that include large terrain datasets generation, 3D landscape composing and 3D model processing, leveraging on powerful open-source frameworks and toolkits such as GDAL, OpenSceneGraph, OSGjs, and ownCloud. These are already functional and ITABC is collecting further feedback from users  willing to use and test these services, with the official launch planned for the new year, 2016.

New Services from DANS
Other new services added are the Digital Collaboratory for Cultural 
Dendrochronology and the DANS e-depot. In addition, DANS have made available their software to enable users set up a digital repository for dendrochronological data. The DCCD software provides an online digital archiving system for dendrochronological data. 

The Guide to Good Practice on Dendrochronological Data in Archaeology was published in July and is available here

Ariadne is funded by the European Commission’s
7th Framework Programme

Newsletter Issue 6

Work on the ARIADNE Portal starts

Work started on the portal which will be the gateway to the 
infrastructure with search facilities etc. Design guidelines have been agreed and the recent Technical Meeting at Gothenburg planned for the integration and implementation of the various elements currently being worked on, such as the data aggregation platform, registry-based resource discovery and access to several coin archives.

The ingestion of datasets into the ARIADNE infrastructure is now underway.  To date, over 600 collections, nearly  400,000 records of datasets and around 30,000 grey literature reports have been mapped to the ACDM model and ingestion to ARIADNE registry is making good progress.  Several partners are also at an advanced stage in terms of ingesting their archives and other partners are in the process of completing their data mappings.
Partners have also been busy with workshops at AARG in Santiago de Compostela,
Spain, TPDL, Gothenburg,
EAA, Glasgow, Digital Heritage, Granada and  Lecce, Italy. Benjamin Štular and Anthony Corns (above) presented the project focusing on the Remote Sensing & GIS Special Interest Group at AARG whilst a very successful workshop was run at TPDL entitled “Extending, mapping and focusing the CRM”. 

ARIADNE at Linked Pasts

ARIADNE partners University of South Wales and the Archaeology Data Service were very pleased to be invited to present at Linked Pasts, a two-day event bringing together 'leading exponents of Linked Data from across the Humanities and Cultural Heritage sector'. Read more ...

Joint Technical Meeting, Gothenburg 10th-11th September 2015

The 3rd ARIADNE Joint Technical Meeting was hosted by the Swedish National Data Service (SND)  in Gothenberg in September.  It was attended  by WP leaders and others involved in the development. Discussion focussed on the data aggregation  platform, integration of coin archives, implementation of resource discovery and other services. Activities relating to ingestion of data by content partners were planned during the meeting. A  new support  portal with help facilities has been set up for content providers; Thesauri and other terminology resources were discussed, as was the definition of  entities related to space, time and subject, all to be used to strengthen integration of the ingested data.  Finally, the design  of the various services to be made available via ARIADNE Portal was discussed. Data  is being ingested  and services integrated to be made accessible soon via the  ARIADNE Portal and website.

Trans-national Training Opportunities

The third 2015 call for applications for ARIADNE Transnational training closes on the 30th October. Researchers are invited
to apply for individual training visits hosted by PIN (Prato)
and the Athena Research Centre (Xanthi). Individual
work forms an important part of both the summer schools
and individual visits, which provide opportunities to develop
case studies or research projects proposed by participants
under expert supervision. Sponsorship is available up to 1,000
euros per participant (to cover the cost of accommodation and travel) plus a tuition fee waiver. The topics covered are:
  • Mapping existing datasets to CIDOC-CRM (PIN) 
  • Scientific datasets (Athena RC).
Researchers may spend 3-5 days at the training venue for mutually agreed dates.

The dates for training events at OEAW (Vienna) and ZRC-SAZU (Ljubliana) have been fixed and will take place in January 2016.

Dates are currently being confirmed for the 2016 summer schools which will be held in June and July. 

Click here for further information and to apply. 
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