Author: Nedjma Cadi-Yazli

Working Group 6.1 – FLOWCHART OF THE DIGITALIZATION PROCESS

WG 6.1 – Flowchart of the digitalization process– Terms of Reference Scope and Objectives The Discovery Thematic Area has taken a broader look at Virtual museums, looking into digitisation as a process. Together with WG 6.1 the TA worked on a flowchart for digitisation processes. This flowchart demonstrated the single actions and showed the accompanying considerations for each action. This flowchart was published on the ViMM-platform. WG6.1 had the following scope and objectives: To create a state of the art of methods for digitalization of tangible and intangible assets used for Cultural Heritage content To propose an efficient digitisation pipeline for tangible and intangible CH assets, using existing available tools and technologies. A precise flowchart will be generated and published on the ViMM platform. To create sequential processing for CH assets. It includes the digitisation of practical examples. Topics To achieve this, we created and assessed (items on) a list concerning four topics. These were: Tangible digitisation method Intangible digitisation method Formats, architectures, data structure Efficient flowchart for digitisation process Outcomes The outcome of this work included: A list of best practices and state of the art examples of structure, architecture, formats, user interaction and technologies used in 3D data digitisation. It also included an analysis of said practices and examples. Working Group members: Professor Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann – MIRALab / University of Geneva, Switzerland Professor Frank Boochs – Hochschule...

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Working Group 6.2 – HANDLING 3D-DATA AND METADATA OF THE DIGITIZED ENTITIES

WG 6.2 – Handling 3D-data and metadata of the digitized entities – Terms of Reference Scope and Objectives TA6, together with WG 6.2, analysed data handling in two ways: 1) data handling of 3D data in general; 2) interlinking between the 3D-data and Metadata describing the digitized entities. To gain a deeper understanding, TA6 worked on a descriptive list of characteristics of 3D-data to identify peculiarities. This list considered the following columns: Name of characteristic (e.g. size, environment,) / Applied to 3D in general (e.g. description of size, description if/what environment is generally needed). This list was published in the ViMM-platform. TA6 (with WG 6.2) also analysed the possible ways for getting metadata for the 3D objects grouped with metadata for the digitized objects (e.g. is there a container-metadata-format or has a database to be used or …). This analysis was published on the ViMM-platform. WG6.2 had the following scope and objectives: To create an overview of available tools and technologies surrounding 3D data handling and metadata that are, can or should be used by CH. Topic To achieve this, it created and assessed (items on) a list concerning five topics. These were: Data provenance (Museums, society, association) Format (computer format, translations, conversion) Storage (databases, centralization, modularity, cloud-based) Architecture of data (hierarchical, tabular) Technologies (software programming languages, hardware, etc.) Outcomes The outcome of this work included: A list of best...

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Working Group 6.3 – PROSPECTS FROM COOPERATION

WG 1.1 – Prospects from cooperation – Terms of Reference Scope and Objectives The aim of this working group was o set up a portrait of the situation in the cooperation process between the different stakeholders and raise the main factors that will help to set up a sustainable content strategy for online publication of digitized object for cultural heritage. TA6, together with WG 6.3 analysed the state of the art in cooperation for publication of digital objects. It elaborated on the potential for (automatic) contextualization in a cooperative environment. Analyzing the state of the art in cooperation for the publication of digitized objects. Collecting cases in cooperate publishing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses that each case demonstrates. Elaborating the potential of automatic contextualization and linked data in Cooperative environment. Topics To achieve this, the group assessed the following topics: Online platforms for cultural heritage Workflow of the publication of digitized object Identification of the different stakeholder and tasks Description of the cooperation The prospects in the field of the online publication of digitized object Outcome The outcome of this work will include: A state of the art examples of online cultural heritage platform. Examples of best practices in standardization and automatic contextualization process. Publication of the best cases in the ViMM platform. Working Group members: Professor Manolis Wallace / University of Peloponnese, Greece Dr Dimitris Protopsaltou /...

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LIFEPLUS project

LIFEPLUS proposes an innovative 3D reconstruction of ancient frescos-paintings through the real-time revival of their fauna and flora, featuring groups of virtual animated characters with artificial life dramaturgical behaviours, in an immersive AR environment. Read...

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