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Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 02:54:44 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 21.
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       [1] From: Lily Diaz <diaz@uiah.fi> (52)
             Subject: Exploring CARTA MARINA Cultural Heritage Forum

       [2] From: Bonnie Wilson <bwilson@cnri.reston.va.us> (26)
             Subject: D-Lib Magazine 5/04 (http://www.dlib.org/)

             Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 07:15:32 +0100
             From: Lily Diaz <diaz@uiah.fi>
             Subject: Exploring CARTA MARINA Cultural Heritage Forum

    Exploring CARTA MARINA Cultural Heritage Forum
    Exploring CARTA MARINA is a cultural heritage forum about Nordic heritage
    built around narratives represented in the CARTA MARINA, 1539. A Cultural
    Heritage Forum is a website (in some cases strongly linked to an actual
    place) concerned with some aspects of our shared cultural heritage which
    allows all those interested in its contents to explore, learn, interact
    with and add information to the site.
    The project is developed in the context of CIPHER, a project funded by the
    European Union Information Society Technologies (IST), Fifth Framework
    program, and has partners in Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and
    the UK.

    Exploring CARTA MARINA contains software tools, and digital cultural
    heritage objects such as Digital CARTA MARINA, the first online interactive
    version of the Carta Marina of 1539 by Olaus Magnus.

    1. Visualization Tool: The project has developed its own visualization tool
    that allows for display and interaction with a digital facsimile of a
    cultural heritage object such as Carta Marina.

    2. Resource Organization and Navigation Tools: The project has developed
    tools that allow users to process their data in such a manner to promote
    exploration and knowledge discovery. They can use the Automatic Description
    Engine (ADE) tool to process large amounts of textual data such as is found
    in manuscripts or in encyclopedic works into similarity clusters. Clusters
    themselves can reveal relationships in the data. Using the Soft Ontology
    Layer (SOL) they can describe or create collections of artifacts that can
    then be visualized using self-organizing maps technology.

    3. Interpretive Materials and Content Materials: The project has sponsored
    development of interpretive materials that can now be used for education,
    or to stimulate others to create other interpretive materials.

    4. Community Activities: The project has designed activities that make use
    of the on-line resources to create new context for use of cultural heritage
    in our present, every-day life, with all its advantages and problems. For
    example, in the autumn of 2003, a group of 11 year old children studied the
    monsters in Carta Marina and made use of the software tools in the Forum to
    create an ontology of their own version of contemporary monsters.

    Exploring CARTA MARINA: http://cipher.uiah.fi


    ------------------------------------------- Dr. Lily Díaz-Kommonen Acting Professor, Systems of Representation & Digital Cultural Heritage Media Lab University of Art and Design Helsinki/UIAH 135C Hämeentie SF 00560 FINLAND

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    --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 07:17:17 +0100 From: Bonnie Wilson <bwilson@cnri.reston.va.us> Subject: D-Lib Magazine 5/04 (http://www.dlib.org/)


    The May 2004 issue of D-Lib Magazine (http://www.dlib.org/) is now available.

    This is a special issue of D-Lib Magazine about georeferencing and geospatial data, and the guest editor is Linda L. Hill, University of California, Santa Barbara. The issue contains six articles, a guest editorial, several smaller features in the 'In Brief' column, excerpts from recent press releases, and news of upcoming conferences and other items of interest in 'Clips and Pointers'. The Featured Collection for May 2004 is ECAI Iraq.

    The articles include:

    The Alexandria Digital Library Project: Review, Assessment, and Prospects Michael F. Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Issues in Georeferenced Digital Libraries Greg Janee, James Frew, and Linda L. Hill, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Georeferencing in Historical Collections Gregory Crane, Tufts University

    Combining Place, Time, and Topic: The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative Michael Buckland and Lewis Lancaster, University of California, Berkeley

    Spatial Data Infrastructures and Digital Libraries: Paths to Convergence James S. Reid, Chris Higgins, David Medyckyj-Scott, and Andrew Robson, University of Edinburgh

    Determining Space from Place for Natural History Collections: In a Distributed Digital Library Environment Reed Beaman, Yale University; John Wieczorek, University of California, Berkeley; and Stan Blum, California Academy of Sciences

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