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The Xth Jerusalem Conference on the
Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
EVA International

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November 12-13, 2013
at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

The Xth annual, international event for professionals in cultural heritage and advanced technologies

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Co-chair:  Dr. Susan Hazan -
Co-chair: Dov Winer

תוכנית בעברית 
  Tuesday, 12 November

  8:30-11:00 - Registration

  9:00-10:30 - Auditorium      
  Museum Track

Linked Heritage and Athena Plus

Streaming Israeli Content into Europeana
Ram Shimoni, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Directorate for Culture. The Department for Museums and Visual Arts

End-users, User Generated Content, and Personas: Testing the European Waters
Dr. Susan Hazan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Chair, UGC Task Force, Europeana

Telling Stories with Digital Content and Tools
Dov Winer, MAKASH



  10:30-11:00 - Coffee break  
  11:00-13:00 - Auditorium      


Chair: James Hemsley
Founder of the EVA Conferences on Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts 


Prof. Gabriel Motzkin, Director,
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

James Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Reuven Pinsky, Prime Minister's Office
Head of Culture Governance, the Moreshet Project at the Prime Minister's Office will present a report on the progress of the TAMAR program for Government Rehabilitation and Empowerment of the National Heritage of Israel

Dov Winer, Co-Chair EVA/Minerva 2013
Coordinator: Israel Minerva Forum, Digitisation of Culture in Israel: From Conference to Conference

Dr. Susan Hazan, Co-Chair EVA/Minerva 2013





13:00-14:00 - Lunch


14:00-15:30 - Auditorium


14:00-15:30 - Upper Hall


Museum Track
Private Preview of the Israel Museums' National Portal

Chair: Idit Amichai, Director, Department for Museums and Visual Arts at the Ministry of Culture and Sports Directorate for Culture

Moving Forward - Israeli Museums Are Going Digital, Ram Shimoni, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Directorate for Culture. The Department for Museums and Visual Arts.

אוסף מוזאלי מרישום ידני להנגשה בפורטל הלאומי ובאירופיאנה
מריאן אהרון - Mariane Aaron (in Hebrew)

רישום פריטי אוסף וניהול ידע בעידן הדיגיטלי
ענת חן - Dr.Anat Chen
(in Hebrew)

Israel's National Museums' Portal - the Concept, Ben Kalifi

What's in an archive? The Israel archive survey, Chezkie Kasnett, Chezkie Kasnett, Digital Projects Manager, The National Library of Israel


Judaica Europeana and DM2E

Digitization – And No ending… New Jewish Content for Europeana by the Frankfurt University Library
Chair: Rachel Heuberger,
Head of Judaica Division, Frankfurt University Library

Mapping Jewish Metadata Schemas to EDM and Europeana, Esther Guggenheim, Europeana and Metadata Coordinator National Library of Israel
Marko Knepper,
Head of IT Department, Frankfurt University Library

The Digitization of the American Joint Distribution Committee Archives, Shachar Beer, Acting Director of JDC, World Archives
Mary Haberle, Digitization Project Manager ,JDC Archives

The Plans for a Judaica Digital Humanities Network, Dov Winer, Scientific Manager, Judaica Europeana

  15.30 - 16.30 - Auditorium   15.30 - 17.30 - Upper Hall  

Museum Track
Chair: Dr. Susan Hazan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digitizing the Holy - 3D Documentation at the Cenacle Room and Tomb of David Complex, Jerusalem. Authors: Sorin Hermon, Amit Reem, Gideon Avni, Hamudi Khalaily . V-Must, Virtual Museum Transnational Network. Dr. Sorin Herman, Research Coordinator, STARC, Cyprus Institute

Hidden Information and Communication Technology in a Museum - from Speaking Cubes, Magic Mirrors and Living Book
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Sieck
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Musrara Collection
Visual Research Center and website
Avi Sabag
, founder and CEO Musrara School, The Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music and Avi Dabach, Collection Manager, Musrara
The Musrara Collection is a social-documentary project that incorporates the life, stories, the photographs, the voices and films of the neighborhood's residents together with formal documents. The materials collected depict the story of an Israeli microcosm, a society made upof immigrants with many identities.
Curated by: Avi Sabag and Ayelet Hashahar Cohen


People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World
Chair: Dr. Zvi Weinstein
TAU Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design

The Impact of Mobile Technologies on Public Space, Dr. Tali Hatuka, Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design, Tel Aviv University and Dr. Eran Toch, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University

DigiTel: Innovation in Relations between Resident and local authority, Ms. Liora Schechter, Head of ICT Department, Tel Aviv Municipality and Mr. Zohar Sharon, Head of Urban Information Department, Tel Aviv Municipality


Tuesday evening at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

We cordially invite you as conference guests to a special guided tour of the exhibition: Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey The first exhibition entirely dedicated to Herod the Great, Israel's greatest builder and one of the most controversial figures in Jewish history. Large reconstructions and new finds from Herod's palaces in Herodium, Jericho and other sites are on display. Exhibited to the public for the very first time, these artifacts shed new light on the political, architectural, and aesthetic influence of Herod's rule (37–4 BCE). Herod's tomb – discovered at Herodium after a 40-year search by the late Prof.

Ehud Netzer of the Hebrew University – holds pride of place. The exhibition is held in memory of Prof. Netzer, who fell to his death in 2010 at the site of his discovery. There will be 3 guided tours leaving from the exhibition entrance at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem at
17:30, 18:00 and 18:30
Pre-registration is required as places are limited

Price 60 shekels - includes Museum entrance and guided tour.

Register here




Wednesday, 13 November


  9:00-10:30 - Auditorium   9:00-10:30 - Upper Hall  

Digitizing the Index for Jewish Art: A Joint Project

Dr. Vladimir Levin, Deputy Director, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Humanities Building, Jerusalem Israel

Danny Streifler, Project Manager, The National Library of Israel, Jerusalem

Dafna Levenvirt, Dantec LDT. Multi Media Video, Graphic and Communication Systems, Jerusalem, Israel

Violet Radnofsky, Littauer Hebraica Technical and Research Services Librarian, Judaica Division, Harvard Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA



Session: Open Access to the Jewish Canon

SEFARIA: New Interfaces for Jewish Texts
Brett Lockspeiser and Daniel Septimus

Project Ben-Yehuda: achievements and New Challenges., Shani Evenstein

The Open Siddur Project, Aharon Varady and Efraim Feinstein complemented by Rabbi Dr. Seth (Avi) Kadish (in loco)

Hebrew Wikisource: Building a Free Digital Library from Scratch, Rabbi Dr. Seth (Avi) Kadish, Dept. of Jewish Thought, Oranim College

  10:30-11:00 - Coffee break  
  11:00-13:00 - Auditorium   11:00-13:00 - Upper Hall  

Significant Learning: InnovAtive ICT Applications in the Classroom
Chair: Roni Dayan,
Director, Department of Computer Applications in Education, Administration for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education

Ronit Nehemia, National ICT Inspector, Department of Computer Applications in Education, Administration for Science and Technology, Ministry of Education

Karina Batat,
Director, Pisga Petah Tikva, Center for Teacher In service Training, Ministry of Education

Mainstreaming the Future Classroom, Silvana Winer and Limor Riskin, MAKASH, Advancing Education through Information and Communication Technologies


Fashion Heritage On-line: Europeana Fashion & the GLAM-Wiki Community Worldwide - a Case Study.
The Europeana Fashion Project Collaborating with the GLAM-wiki Community: the Fashion edit-a-thon ​s​ Case study. Marco Rendina, TEchnical Coordinator at Europeana Fashion

GLAM-wiki for Fashion in Israel: What Can Your GLAM Do for Fashion?


Shani Evenstein, GLAM Projects Coordinator at Wikimedia Israel
Dr. Allison Kupietzky, Head of The Information Center for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mrs. Era Lev, Head of the Rose Archives for Textiles and Costumes, Shenkar College
Mrs. Claudette Zorea, Academic Supervisor at the Fashion and Jewelry Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Prof. Dana Arieli, Dean of the Design Faculty, Holon Institute of Technology

  13:00-14:00 - Lunch
  14:00-15:30 - Auditorium   14:00-15:30 - Upper Hall  

Digital Books - Current Dilemmas and Future Prospects
Chair: Prof. Yoav Yair,
Meital - Inter-University Center for e-Learning

Amir Winer,
Head of Interactive Courseware, Shoham, The Open University of Israel – Trends Driving the Digital Book Market

Alon Strasman, CIO, National Library of Israel – E-Books Accessibility Challenges for the National Library

Prof. Yoram Eshet, Head, M.A. program in Education, The Open University of Israel – Digital Reading – Challenges and Prospects

Dr. Dovi Weiss, Chief Scientist, Time To Know - Smart Move to Digital: The Third Generation of Digital Textbooks

Summary, Q&A


Digital Humanities
A: Text - Edition – Research - Education
Chair: Prof. Carl Posy,
Professr of Philosophy and Member of the Centers for the Study of Rationality and for Language, Logic, and Cognition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Ancient Wisdom Online: Towards a Digital library of Ancient Greek and Roman Inscriptions, Prof. Sorin Hermon , The Cyprus Institute: EU funded EAGLE project, Valentina Vassallo, Elina Christoforidou, and Rafaella Santucci

Digital Archives of Philosophical Texts on the NET: Digital Tools for Research and Education in Philosophy, Dr. Cristina Marras, AGORA, ILIESI-CNR, Rome,


  15:30-15.45 - Coffee Break

  15:45-17:00 - Auditorium   15:45-17:00 - Upper Hall  

Chair, Ido Ivri, ‎
Business Development and Strategy, at National The National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel Digital Projects Review and Focus on the Israeli Web Domain preservation, Hadar Miller, Head of Digital Projects Department, The National Library of Israel

Preservation and Delivery of Historical Jewish Press, Chezkie Kasnett, Digital Projects Manager, The National Library of Israel


Digital Humanities B: Digital Humanities in Israel
Chair: Prof. Carl Posy,
Professor of Philosophy and Member of the Centers for the Study of Rationality and for Language, Logic, and Cognition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Where are Digital-Humanities- in srael?
Sinai Rusinek,
Polonsky Fellow, VLJI




Networking Sessions - Download Pdf

Revolv, Augmented Reality

Mapping of Community Gardens in Israel

Zvi Halbrecht, Hadera Democratic School, Community Gardens in Israel

Shalom Kweller, Department of Architecture Bezalel

Kobi Palombo, Community Gardens in Israel

Jonathan Heyman, Urban and Regional Planner, Community Gardens in Israel

Eran Frankel

DB Digital, Archiving Concepts

Gil Toren, Joav Shdema