10th VAST International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
7th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage
22-25 September 2009
St Julians, Malta
Towards a 'digital agenda' for the integration of technologies into Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Nearly every organisation whose mission includes promoting access to cultural information, is well aware of the value of digital applications, and digital technologies are finding their way into cultural organisations. Nevertheless, a clear-cut division still exists between humanities researchers, computer science researchers, information scientists, librarians, and campus technologists, which prevents a complete achievement of the potential represented by the integration of these disciplines. Each community has distinctive practices, lingo, assumptions, and concerns. Understanding technology needs of the humanities, and more specifically of Archaeology, Libraries and Cultural Heritage, has particular relevance to the future of knowledge and education delivery, as well as, to develop shared technology services to enhance humanities research now and in the future.
The main goal of this VAST is to bring together professionals from all fields to start a true dialogue on CH needs and ICT solutions and achieve a true integration of disciplines. This VAST aims at disseminating the idea of a more systematic integration of digital practices in research and education programs for CH, exploring good practices, guidelines and skills development possibilities to structure long-term initiatives and move towards a "digital agenda" for Archaeology, Libraries and CH.
Dr Zahi Hawass - General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt
Mme. Christiane Naffah - Director of the Research and Restoration Center for France Museums
Please visit www.vast2009.org for registration and other information.
21 May 2013