Which is museums’ policy about visitors taking photos of their collections? Which contribution can private pictures give to the building of a museum?
A curious call for paper for a publication.
An international conference to reflect on the power of photo archives to contribute to the the building of the idea of Nation.
The conference will be held in Florence, from 27th to 29th October, hosted by Kunsthistorisches museum.
The problem of digital information storage is crucial for archivists, among others. Cds and dvds have proven to be not so long lasting and safe. Now it seems like a new, revolutionary technology has appeared: M-Disc.
They are claimed to store your data « forever ».
A dream came true or just good marketing?
A new album with pictures of WWII, nazi side, has surfaced in New York. Shown on different newspapers’ blogs in Usa and Germany, has been seen by a huge number of people that contributed to solve some « mysteries ».
Pictures are an interesting, but not so unusual, mix of war, prisoners, ruines and private portraits.
A very interesting call for papers for a conference to be held in Naples in autumn. What did computer do to documents? What about the diplomatics of digital documents?
Tha call for papers is « old » but I found it only now. Just few days left to try.
Segnalo un compendio molto interessante sulle insidie e le possibilità della ricerca storica per via digitale: Digital History. A guide to gathering, preserving and presenting the past on the web.
E’ un testo ad accesso libero, in inglese, scritto da Daniel J. Cohen e Roy Rosenzweig, uno dei fondatori del Center for Historyand New Media della Mason University.
Per quanto in alcune parti leggermente datato e comprensibilmente sbilanciato verso la storiografia americana rappresenta, a mia conoscenza, uno dei pochi manuali pratici sulla storiografia sul web, ha una estesa e utile bibliografia ed è un bell’esempio di ipertesto accademico.
In particolar modo segnalo il capitolo che discute le modalità di digitalizzazione delle immagini fotografiche.