Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Heritage Recording and Information Management in the Digital Age (SMARTdoc

Heritage Recording and Information Management in the Digital Age (SMARTdoc),” will be held on November 19-20, 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania, supported by UNESCO World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Chair for Preventive Maintenance, Monitoring and Conservation, ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA) and the International Society on Virtual Systems and Multimedia.Good decisions in heritage conservation are based on timely, relevant and accurate information about the conditions, materials and evolution of heritage buildings and landscapes. Therefore, documenting, recording and analysis of heritage places is an essential part of their conservation and management.The rapid rise in new digital technologies also offer a myriad of new opportunities for collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about heritage sites. With the new opportunities, there are also conflicts, and an intense effort to build digital media into the education of conservation professionals. Issues regarding the proper, innovative and research-focused uses of digital media in heritage conservation are an urgent topic in the global heritage conservation field, and Penn, KU-Leuven and its partners have played a leading role in this area of cross-disciplinary research and practice. The SMARTdoc conference offer a unique opportunity for educators, professionals, heritage institutions, and managers of heritage places to share, exchange, and explore new approaches, best practices, and research results in the area of heritage informatics. For more visit:

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