Digitization of Cultural Heritage

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YDG508 Digitization of Cultural Heritage

Professor: Markos KATSIANIS | Course outline [pdf file]

The course aims to familiarize students with cultural content digitization processes. Emphasis is placed on understanding key features of digital technology and developing key themes related to the recording, codification and documentation of cultural heritage, as well as the proper management of digital data in the fields of History and Archeology. The demonstration of digitization practices is linked to the recorded materials (e.g. photography, sound, animation, 3D monuments) and is accompanied by the presentation of good practices in storage, long-term preservation and dissemination of digital products. Copyright issues are also touched and alternatives to digital processing strategies are mentioned, such as virtual labs and crowdsourcing. Examples from key digitization projects are used, both from Greece and abroad, and reference is made to the conditions of their execution, the cultural specificity of the original objects and the usage potential of their digital substitutes.


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