Preserving the past for our future


The First Annual Jerusalem Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

For further information contact Dov Winer or Susan Hazan

Tuesday 14th November

8.30 - 9.30 Coffee and registration
9.30 - 11.00 Welcome and Opening Session
  Chair: Prof. Elhanan Adler
Deputy Director for IT, The Jewish National and University Library

Pier Giacomo Sola, MINERVA EC, NRG Developments

Dov Winer, JNUL, Coordinator of MINERVA Network, Israel:
Digitisation in Israel and the work of the working groups of the MINERVA Network in Israel

ISERD, Director for IST (Information Society Technologies) Programme
The 7th RTD Framework Program of the European Union: opportunities in digitisation of Science and Cultural Heritage

11.00 - 12.30

Parallel Sessions

UNESCO Panel on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage
Commemorating 60 Years of UNESCO

Chair: Prof. Niv Ahituv, Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University

Professor Michael Turner
Chairman, Israel World Heritage Committee, World Monuments Fund:
The UNESCO program (High Level International Experts Committee) for the urban renewal of Jerusalem

Dr. Merav Mack

Cambridge Research Technology, Head of Research:
Community of Knowledge across the Divide: Survey of Archive and Libraries in Jerusalem

Hasia Israeli
, Deputy Director, Jewish Diaspora Museum (Beth Hatefuzoth)
The Digitisation Program of Jewish Diaspora Museum

Zvi Schwartzman, Afeka Technological College (TBC)
The Program for Collecting Testimonies from the Last Family Survivors

IPR Intellectual Property Rights and Cultural Heritage

Chair: Amalyah Keshet, The Israel Museum Jerusalem

Ethel Chait Stein, (Adv)
The State-of-the Art Protection of Databases.

Amalyah Keshet will present a report of the MCN conference and the session she organized on IP in Pasadena and the New York IP / Tech conference, and the session she moderated on  "Searching for Fair Use: How Google's Copyright Battles will Affect Access to Assets".

Elad Wieder
Coordinator, Haifa Center of Law & Technology
Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
Project Lead - Creative Commons Israel
Creative Commons – So what is it REALLY about?

Tags, Images and Sites

Chair: Ora Zehavi, Haifa University Library and Dr. Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University,
Faculty of Humanities and Department of Information Sciences  Judit Bar-Ilan

Structured vs. unstructured tagging – A case study (A joint project Snunith Shoham, Asher Idan, Yitzchak Miller and Aviv Shachak), Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University

Rivka Shveiky, JNUL – The Jewish National and University Library
Metadata for Internet sites archive – cataloguing of multi-version items

Dr. Susan Hazan, Web 2.00 - blogs and wikis; Flickrs and folksonomies - can a museum simply hand it all over?

Ora Zehavi, Photographs that bring our history to life - preservation of cultural heritage at the University of Haifa Library

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12.00 - 13.30 L U N C H
13.30 - 15.30 Parallel Sessions
Designing for a Digital World

Chair: Prof. Rivka Oxman, Technion, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning,
Head of the program for Digital Design Theories and Research

Prof. Rivka Oxman
Theory and Design in the first Digital Age

Shoham Ben Ari, Roi Hamer, Alex Eitan and Tal Kasten
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion
Virtual Reality: Digital Surfaces and Digital Spaces

Ori Palmon
Laboratory for Innovation in Rehabilitation Technology,
Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Haifa
Virtual Reality: Virtual Environments for Barrier Free Design

Rina Kolominski
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion
Real Virtuality: Designing a Virtual Museum

Zvi Elhanani
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion
Digital Historiography

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Chair: Dr. Allison Kupietzky,

Dr. Allison Kupietzky
Accessibility and the Multilingual Collections of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Debbie Lin
IDEA Information Systems
A Virtual Thesaurus at Yad Vashem

Liat Ayzencot and Rachel Kudish-Vashdi
Web Editor and Chief Editor of Hadashot Archeologiyot Excavations and Surveys in Israel, Online publication of the Israel Antiquities Authority
The establishment of a bilingual electronic publication at the Israel Antiquities Authority

Prof. Elhanan Adler
Deputy Director for Information Technology, Jewish National and University Library
The use of bilingual metadata in the Jewish National and University Library's Ketubot Digitization Project

Naomi Kimchi
Chief Librarian of the Knesset, The Israel Parliament
Bi-directionality in the trilingual website of the Knesset

Wendy Luterman
Senior Librarian, Aleph Systems Manager and Webmaster
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Creation vs. Evolution: The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Evolves from a Monolingual to a Bilingual Site

Gabriela Szaloki
National Szechenyi Library, Hungary, Coordinator of WP3 – Minerva Plus
Inventories and Multilingualism - Minerva Plus WP3 Pan European Report

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Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age

Boaz Hashavia
IDEA Information Systems
Managing Information for Communities

Carmit Hirsh
The Jabotinsky Institute
A Digital Window to the Historical Heritage

Moshe Barrav and Ziv Moreno (IDEA)
The Krinitzi Museum - Ramat Gan
Preserving Heritage in the Municipal Domain

15.30 - 17.00  
Conference Networking Session
Wine and cheese at the JNUL Jewish National Library entrance hall

17.00 - 18.30
Building a Community - Three Years Later (Beit Belgia)

Chair: Dr. Susan Hazan, Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Doron Avital, Director General of the Jewish National and University Library
Dr. Yehoshua Freundlich, Israel State Archivist
Daniel Bar-Elli, Secretary General, Israel National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education
Pier Giacomo Sola, European Digital Library Initiative

Ariel Malka – The JavaScriptorium
A preview of the 3d installation developed for the Shrine of the Book, Visitor Center, The Israel Museum, jerusalem. The animation describes the theme of desert wandering and the representation of the concept of sanctuary that is based on passages from the Bible and from the sectarian body of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  The name of this work alludes both to the programming language that has compiled it - Java, an environment created by Sun, Microsystems which, in this highly contemporary iteration resonates with the ancient tradition of the writing or archiving of ancient scrolls and manuscripts that took place in a scriptorium.

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