News, News, News – A pile of news concerning ICARUS and our various projects.
Yesterday on 05 December 2013 our ICARUS president Thomas Aigner was awarded with the Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria. As inspiring pioneer in terms of the digitization of archival documents and unparalleled catalyst advocating and actively originating initiatives and projects which establish and strengthen international networks within the archival world, we can´t think of a better recipient for this honouring.
With the foundation of monasterium.net, the most comprehensive virtual portal of medieval charters world wide, Matricula which allocates the complete church registers of the Diocese of St. Pölten online, and as president of ICARUS, Thomas Aigner can not only be considered the founder of online sources of archival information but he will most certainly keep pushing the boundaries of today and strike out the path into the future!
We as his team and co-workers are extremely proud of his achievements and ambitious aspirations and are looking forward to further on setting out on this adventurous and thrilling journey with him! Last but not least, how can we not be absolutely cheerful for a president and friend, that always has a smile on his face, is never shy to pull a joke, has an open ear for all of us at any time and is a passionate metal head?!?!?!
- Karlheinz Töchterle (Minister of Science and Research of the Republic of Austria) and Thomas Aigner (President ICARUS and Director of the Diocese of St. Pölten/AT)
Congratulations from all of us!
Welcome to ICARUS: Archives of the Republic of Srpska!
It´s a pleasure to welcome another archive from Bosnia-Herzegovina to our team. To learn more about this archive, please click on the image below.
Hello and welcome to the Archivverbund Stadtarchiv and the Staatsfilialarchiv Bautzen (DE)!
Both archives are dedicated to safekeeping, conserving and indexing archival documents for public use. The Archivverbund holds archival material mainly used for research into local and family history as well as for academic, legal and personal research. The Stadtarchiv (City Archive) allocates the city’s chronicle, a picture library, a map collection and contemporary acquisitions. The public relations activities of the Archivverbund consists of lectures, exhibitions and guided tours.
Please click on the image below to learn more.
A warm welcome to our newest member: the University Archives of Heidelberg (DE)!
We are delighted to welcome this long-established institution to our consortium and are looking forward to possible future cooperation. To learn more about the University Archives of Heidelberg click on the image below.
The Archiv der Zeitgenossen (AT) will organize a seminar on “Archivgut Papier” at the Donau Universität Krems on 16 – 17 January 2014.
More information on the content, instructor and conditions of participation can be found >>>here.
The seminar will be held in German.
On 21 – 22 November 2013 the conference “Digitale Bibliothek: Kuturelles Erbe in der Cloud” will be held at the University of Graz (AT).
Conference language: German
Thursday, 21.11.2013 (workshops):
1) Austrian Books Online. Eine Private-Public Partnership. (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)
2) Europeana Cloud – New Spaces for Sharing Content (Europeana Office, Niederlande)
3) TextGrid – Virtuelle Forschungsumgebung für die Geisteswissenschaften (Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Göttingen)
Friday, 22.11.2013 (presentations):
+ New IT service methods for cultural institutions
+ Business models and user scenarios
+ Services, technologies and methods
More information on the conference, the workshops, presentations and speakers can be found >>>here.
The programme is available for download >>>here.
In addition, on 20 November 2013 the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities invites to a DARIAH-AT workshop on “Digitale Geisteswissenschaften in Österreich: Nationale Kooperationen und europäische Perspektiven” also held at the University of Graz (AT)
Details on the programme can be found >>>here.
The Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa organizes a workshop in cooperation with the Budapest City Archives (Hungary) and the National Archives of Malta as part of the activities of the ENArC project (supported by the Culture 2007 – 2013 Programme of the European Union):
Cartography and cadastral maps
Visions from the past, for a vision of our future
Find out more about the programme >>>here.
Venue: Scuola Normale Superiore
Date: 6-7 November 2013
As a sister project to CENDARI - the Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure - CULTURA aims at “building the next generation of online culture experience – guiding, assisting and empowering every user’s interaction with Europe’s cultural treasures”.
CULTURA stands for Cultivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity and envisions to upgrade the engagement with digital humanities collections by integrating key technologies.
To learn more about the project’s visions and objectives visit their website >>> here.
On 28 Novemeber 2013 CULTURA will host a virtual event inviting end-users to help imagine the future of digital heritage collections. More information can be found >>> here.
A project that we strongly support and encourage you to check out!
The workshop Cartography and cadastral maps – Visions from the past, for a vision of our future will take place at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (IT).
For detailed information, please click >>> here.