The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) holds its Fall 2009 Membership Meeting this coming December 14-15, in Washington, DC. As usual, the papers presented are worth checking out and will be available eventually online in some form. J. Shulman et al.’s “ARTstor Shared Shelf Initiative” looks promising: “The project intends to make it practical for institutions, large and small, to combine images created by individuals, those held by the institution, and those in ARTstor’s database—and to do so without the need for local on-site infrastructure.” C. Mitchell will present “Let’s Stop Talking About Repositories: Reinventing UC’s eScholarship Repository as an Open Access Publisher.” The keynote speaker will be B. Frischer who will talk about “Beyond Illustration: New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments.” His Virtual World Heritage Laboratory has several projects going. I’m particularly interested in SAVE. Serving and Archiving Virtual Environments: it “will be the world’s first on-line, peer-reviewed journal in which scholars can publish 3D digital models of the world’s cultural heritage (CH) sites and monuments.”
Cross-posted from the Digging Digitally blog.
Update: Videos of the presentations are online, e.g., B. Frischer.