Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 2, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2012

Preface

Table of Contents

 

Edit Bárd, Zsolt László Márkus - Extending the GUIDE@HAND Tourist Guide Application with QR Codes for Museum Learning

Abstract. The following paper attempts to encompass the opportunities for applying QR codes for museums and exhibits through the example of the Hungarian Museum of Environmental Protection and Water Management (Esztergom, Hungary). Besides providing interactivity in the museum for the mobile phone generation through the utilization of a device and a method that they are familiar with, it is important to explain how and why it is worthwhile to “adorn” the exhibits with these codes. In this paper we also touch upon the technical issues of how an existing mobile phone application can be incorporated into and used for the presentation of the museum.

Citation: Bárd, E., Márkus, Z. L. (2012) Extending the GUIDE@HAND Tourist Guide Application with QR Codes for Museum Learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 19-26, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Boyan Bonchev - Evolving Europeana's Metadata: from ESE to EDM

Abstract. The evolution of metadata standards used for building the Semantic Web makes possible single, integrated access to regional digital libraries. The ambition of Europeana project is focused at realisation of such an integrated, secured multilingual access to digital collections of European cultural heritage artifacts distributed at various European countries. The present paper represents in brief both the goals and evolution of Europeana and its technical implementation steps. It discusses possible ways of contributing to this effort by submitting descriptive metadata according two specific notations – the flat property-value format of Europeana Semantic Elements (ESE) and the Europeana Data Model (EDM) specifying how resources as networked.

Citation: Bonchev, B. (2012) Evolving Europeana's Metadata: from ESE to EDM. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 27-37, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Vladimir Alexiev - Types and Annotations for CIDOC CRM Properties

Abstract. The CIDOC CRM provides an extensive ontology for describing entities and properties appearing in cultural heritage (CH) documentation, history and archeology. CRM provides some means for describing information about properties (property types, attribute assignment, and "long-cuts") and guidelines for extending the vocabulary. However, these means are far from complete, and in some cases there is little guidance how to "implement" them in RDF. In this article we outline the problems, relate them to established RDF patterns and mechanisms, and describe several implementation alternatives.

Citation: Alexiev, V. (2012) Types and Annotations for CIDOC CRM Properties. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 38-51, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Galina Bogdanova, Radoslav Pavlov - Development of New Solutions in the Field of Digitization and Digital Presentation of the National Folklore Heritage

Abstract. This article briefly reviews the software developments for digital presentation and preservation of Bulgarian folklore treasure created within the project “Knowledge Technologies for Creation of Digital Presentation and Significant Repositories of Folklore Heritage” by teams of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics.

Citation: Bogdanova, G., Pavlov, R. (2012) Development of New Solutions in the Field of Digitization and Digital Presentation of the National Folklore Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 52-59, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Jiri Rakosnik, Peter Stanchev, George Simeonov, Radoslav Pavlov - Bulgarian Digital Mathematical Library BulDML and Czech Digital Mathematical Library DML-CZ as parts of the European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML

Abstract. The paper presents in brief the Bulgarian Digital Mathematical Library BulDML and the Czech Digital Mathematical Library DML-CZ. Both libraries use the open source software DSpace and both are partners in the European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. We describe their content and metadata schemas; outline the architecture system and overview the statistics of its use.

Citation: Rakosnik, J., Stanchev, P., Simeonov, G., Pavlov, R. (2012) Bulgarian Digital Mathematical Library BulDML and Czech Digital Mathematical Library DML-CZ as parts of the European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 60-68, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Krassimira Ivanova, Iliya Mitov, Peter Stanchev, Phillip Ein-Dor, Koen Vanhoof - Establishing Correspondences between Attribute Spaces and Complex Concept Spaces Using Meta-PGN Classifier

Abstract. In this paper, we present one approach for extending the learning set of a classification algorithm with additional metadata. It is used as a base for giving appropriate names to found regularities. The analysis of correspondence between connections established in the attribute space and existing links between concepts can be used as a test for creation of an adequate model of the observed world. Meta-PGN classifier is suggested as a possible tool for establishing these connections. Applying this approach in the field of content-based image retrieval of art paintings provides a tool for extracting specific feature combinations, which represent different sides of artists' styles, periods and movements.

Citation: Ivanova, K., Mitov, I., Stanchev, P., Ein-Dor, P., Vanhoof, K. (2012) Establishing Correspondences between Attribute Spaces and Complex Concept Spaces Using Meta-PGN Classifier. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 71-77, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova - Personal Work Space and Content Analysis Functionality in a Cultural Heritage Digital Library

Abstract. The paper presents a different vision for personalization of the user’s stay in a cultural heritage digital library that models services for personalized content marking, commenting and analyzing that doesn’t require strict user profile, but aims at adjusting the user’s individual needs. The solution is borrowed from real work and studying of traditional written content sources (incl. books, manuals), where the user mainly performs activities such as underlining the important parts of the content, writing notes and inferences, selecting and marking zones of their interest in pictures, etc. In the paper a special attention is paid to the ability to execute learning analysis allowing different ways for the user to experience the digital library content with more creative settings.

Citation: Paneva-Marinova, D. (2012) Personal Work Space and Content Analysis Functionality in a Cultural Heritage Digital Library. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 78-84, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Mariana Damova - Bulgariana: A Bulgarian Aggregator to Europeana

Abstract. Europeana is the European virtual museum which was established in 2008. Its ambition is to create a common space allowing to access the cultural heritage of Europe from a single portal, by creating a network in all European countries. To make the initiative technically possible, Europeana has built a technological infrastructure to aggregate metadata from the different Europeana countries and memory institutions, while keeping the original digitized content on their sites. This paper presents Bulgariana, the Bulgarian chapter of Europeana. It is part of the technical infrastructure of Europeana, an established technical aggregator of Bulgarian cultural heritage content. It uses the two Europeana representation models ESE and EDM. Bulgariana is also a community building initiative putting in place a Bulgarian wide network of professionals and institutions working together to preserve and present Bulgarian cultural heritage around the world.

Citation: Damova, M. (2012) Bulgariana: A Bulgarian Aggregator to Europeana. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 85-92, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Tihomir Stefanov, Milena Stefanova - Mobile Access to Cultural and Historical Heritage Web Pages

Abstract. The main focus of attention in this paper is the access to websites of leading regional, national and world museums. Their accessibility from desktop and mobile devices is hereby evaluated. The paper covers a detailed analysis of the mobile operating systems, their market share in Bulgaria and the opportunities they offer to the users. The need for contemporary cultural and historical heritage websites which maintain lighter but fully-functioning mobile versions, facilitating and making their access from portable devices easier, is also well-grounded here.

Citation: Stefanov, T., Stefanova, M. (2012) Mobile Access to Cultural and Historical Heritage Web Pages. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 93-102, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Nadya Vladimirova - Digitization of Cultural and Historical Heritage of Armenians in Bulgaria – Priorities and Perspectives

Abstract. The paper deals with digitization as a method of protecting and preserving cultural and historical heritage of Armenians in Bulgaria. It attempts to establish the level of development of this process in the country, to identify the good examples and information gaps in order to outline the priorities and perspectives.

Citation: Vladimirova, N. (2012) Digitization of Cultural and Historical Heritage of Armenians in Bulgaria – Priorities and Perspectives. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 103-111, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Ivanka Yankova, Rumelina Vasileva, Silvia Stancheva - Learning by Doing in the Context of Modern Information and Media Literacy of Students in "Library and Information Management" in ULSIT Using the Digital Collection "Bulgarian Revival"

Abstract. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the effectiveness of learning by doing as a practical tool for managing the training of students in "Library Management" at the ULSIT, Sofia, Bulgaria, by using the creation of project 'Data Base “Bulgarian Revival Towns” (CD), financed by Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth and Science (1/D002/144/13.10.2011) headed by Prof. DSc Ivanka Yankova, which aims to create new information resource for the towns which will serve the needs of scientific researches. By participating in generating the an array in the database through searching, selection and digitization of documents from these period, at the same time students get an opportunity to expand their skills to work effectively in a team, finding the interdisciplinary, a causal connection between the studied items, objects and subjects and foremost – practical experience in the field of digitization, information behavior, strategies for information search, etc. This method achieves good results for the accumulation of sustainable knowledge and it generates motivation to work in the field of library and information professions.

Citation: Yankova, I., Vasileva, R., Stancheva, S. (2012) Learning by Doing in the Context of Modern Information and Media Literacy of Students in "Library and Information Management" in ULSIT Using the Digital Collection "Bulgarian Revival". Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 112-122, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Tereza Trencheva, Tania Todorova, Ivan Trenchev - Digital Right Management (DRM) and Library Copyright Policy

Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to introduce Digital Rights Management (DRM) and its implications for content producers, consumers, and libraries. Simply stated, DRM is a technology that allows copyright owners to regulate and manage their content when it is disseminated in a digital format, and it is the reason why some patrons cannot access some of the downloadable digital content provided by libraries. In the first part of this paper, we provide a short introduction to DRM by outlining the entities, the various technologies used as well as usage restrictions that come with DRM. In the second part of the paper are discussed the alternatives for the libraries, using DRM as a tool for library copyright policy and the main documents, which present the position of library organizations towards in-formation legislation.

Citation: Trencheva, T., Todorova, T., Trenchev, I. (2012) Digital Right Management (DRM) and Library Copyright Policy. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 123-131, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Ludmila Dimitrova, Radovan Garabík - Bilingual Corpus – Digital Repository for Preservation of Language Heritage

Abstract. The article briefly reviews bilingual Slovak-Bulgarian/Bulgarian-Slovak parallel and aligned corpus. The corpus is collected and developed as results of the collaboration in the frameworks of the joint research project between Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences. The multilingual corpora are large repositories of language data with an important role in preserving and supporting the world's cultural heritage, because the natural language is an outstanding part of the human cultural values and collective memory, and a bridge between cultures. This bilingual corpus will be widely applicable to the contrastive studies of the both Slavic languages, will also be useful resource for language engineering research and development, especially in machine translation.

Citation: Dimitrova, L., Garabík, R. (2012) Bilingual Corpus – Digital Repository for Preservation of Language Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 132-141, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Ralitsa Dutsova - Tool for Preservation of Language Heritage

Abstract. The paper aims to represent a bilingual online dictionary as a useful tool helping preservation of the natural languages. The author focuses on the approach that was taken to develop compatible bilingual lexical database for the Bulgarian-Polish online dictionary. A formal model for the dictionary encoding is developed in accordance with the complex structures of the dictionary entries. These structures vary depending on the grammatical characteristics of Bulgarian headwords. The Web-application for presentation of the bilingual dictionary is also described.

Citation: Dutsova, R. (2012) Tool for Preservation of Language Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 142-152, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev, Stefka Kancheva - Research on Linguistic Approaches, Used for Semantic Explanation of Bell's Knowledge

Abstract. This paper presents a research of linguistic structure of Bulgarian bells knowledge. The idea of building semantic structure of Bulgarian bells appeared during the “Multimedia fund – BellKnow” project. In this project was collected a lots of data about bells, their structure, history, technical data, etc. This is the first attempt for computation linguistic explain of bell knowledge and deliver a semantic representation of that knowledge. Based on this research some linguistic components, aiming to realize different types of analysis of text objects are implemented in term dictionaries. Thus, we lay the foundation of the linguistic analysis services in these digital dictionaries aiding the research of kinds, number and frequency of the lexical units that constitute various bell objects.

Citation: Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., Noev, N., Kancheva, S. (2012) Research on Linguistic Approaches, Used for Semantic Explanation of Bell's Knowledge. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 155-160, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Galina Bogdanova, Kilian Stoffel, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev - Building OWL Ontology of unique Bulgarian bells using Protégé platform

Abstract. We describe an ontological representation of data in an archive containing detailed description of church bells. As an object of cultural heritage the bell has general properties such as geometric dimensions, weight, sound of each of the bells, the pitch of the tone as well as acoustical diagrams obtained using contemporary equipment. We use Protégé platform in order to define basic ontological objects and relations between them.

Citation: Bogdanova, G., Stoffel, K., Todorov, T., Noev, N. (2012) Building OWL Ontology of unique Bulgarian bells using Protégé platform. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 161-166, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Oleg Konstantinov, Eugenia Kovatcheva, Valeria Fol, Roumen Nikolov - Discover the Thracians – An Approach for Use of 2D and 3D Technologies for Digitization of Cultural Heritage in the Field of E-learning

Abstract. Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer an easier access to and a multi-perspective view of cultural heritage artifacts and may also enrich and improve cultural heritage education through the adoption of innovative learning/teaching methods. This paper examines the different practices and opportunities for digitization of cultural artifacts with historical significance and describes the work on a pilot project concerning the development of e-learning materials in the Thracian cultural and historical heritage. The proposed method presents an approach based on a combination of 2D and 3D technologies to facilitate the overall process of digitization of individual objects. This approach not only provides greater opportunities for presenting the Thracian heritage but also new perspectives for studying it – students, scientists, PhD students will have the opportunity to work with the materials without having access to them.

Citation: Konstantinov, O., Kovatcheva, E., Fol, V., Nikolov, R. (2012) Discover the Thracians – An Approach for Use of 2D and 3D Technologies for Digitization of Cultural Heritage in the Field of E-learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 167-171, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Konstantin Rangochev, Margaret Dimitrova, Desislava Paneva-Marinova - Medieval Sources and Present-Day Foklore Materials on Saints in an Electronic Encyclopedia

Abstract. This paper discusses the variety of the digitized content of an electronic encyclopedia on the veneration of saints according to Bulgarian sources. The emphasis is on medieval Slavonic Church manuscripts and on present-day records of Bulgarian folklore narratives and songs. The combination of these sources provokes discussion of the so-called folklore Christianity and adds new dimensions to the understanding of the role of the cults of saints for culture and of the religiosity of the Bulgarians.

Citation: Rangochev, K., Dimitrova, M., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2012) Medieval Sources and Present-Day Foklore Materials on Saints in an Electronic Encyclopedia. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 172-176, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Angelina Gimisheva, Vanya Ruseva - NBU Digital Collection "Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Materials"

Abstract. Our experience in maintaining digital collections is described, which urged us to go deep in the process and build centralized digitalization policy. It instigated developing new strategy, adopting new technological solutions and staff training. The emphasis falls is placed on our digital collection “Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Materials” as an example of a focused digitization at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) Library and our answer to modern trends in launching digital collections. Our future digitization plans are also discussed.

Citation: Gimisheva, A., Ruseva, V. (2012) NBU Digital Collection "Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Materials". Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 177-182, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Georgeta Nazarska - Students' Digital Archive at the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia

Abstract. The paper describes the creation and content of the digital archive of photographs, films and materials from fieldwork (interviews, surveys, and observations) of students from the Information Funds of the Cultural and Historical Heritage program at the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria. The text discusses the educational opportunities of the archive, and the plans for publishing it as CD and for conversion into an electronic archive on the Internet.

Citation: Nazarska, G. (2012) Students' Digital Archive at the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 183-186, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Margarita Todorova, Vanya Tzonkova, Nevena Byanova - Serious Games in Economics

Abstract. The European Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project “Teacher training to improve attractiveness and quality of management education through the simulation tool ‘Emerald Forest’” which emphases on using the computer simulation tool for increasing attractiveness of teaching and learning in economics is presented in this paper. The observation of using computer systems and especially serious games in education is provided as well.

Citation: Todorova, M., Tzonkova, V., Byanova, N. (2012) Serious Games in Economics. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 187-192, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Lilia Pavlova-Draganova, Detelin Luchev, Maxim Goynov - Modelling the Functionality of the Multimedia Digital Library for Fashion Objects

Abstract. This paper describes a project of a multimedia digital library for fashion objects. The presented work aims to provide an environment for the National Art Academy students works, showing in front a professional and non-professional public the significant values of the fashion domain.

Citation: Pavlova-Draganova, L., Luchev, D., Goynov, M. (2012) Modelling the Functionality of the Multimedia Digital Library for Fashion Objects. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 193-198, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Peter Stanchev - The Third National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information

Abstract. The paper presents in brief the “Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe” project and what is done in Bulgaria in the area of open access to scientific information.

Citation: Stanchev, P. (2012) The Third National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 199-202, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Zlatan Zlatanov, Milush Blagoev, Irina Nikoevska - 3D Laser Scanning for Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Cultural Heritage. Main scanned objects – Four Temples of Different Religions in Sofia

Abstract. The project demonstrates the use of modern technologies for preservation and presentation of the cultural and historical heritage. The idea is a database of cultural and historical heritage sites to be created applying three-dimensional laser scanning technology and a combination of geodetic and photogrammetric methods and shooting techniques. For the purposes of carrying out this project, we have focused on some heritage sites in the central part of Sofia. We decided to include these particular buildings because of the fact that there is hardly another city in the world where within a radius of 400 m are located four temples of different religions - Jewish, Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic. In the recent years, preservation of cultural heritage has been increasingly linked to objectives of sustainable development. Today, it has become clear that cultural heritage is also an economic resource that should be used for further economic development (through compulsory preservation of its authentic cultural values). There has been a more active public debate on the role of cultural heritage, regarding the following topics: improving the quality of life through development of cultural tourism, leading to an increase of the employment rate, constantly improving the business climate, etc. Cultural heritage preservation is becoming one of the priority objectives of the urban development policy. The focus has been shifted to new ways of preservation, mainly combinations of sophisticated technological solutions and their application for the purposes of preservation and dissemination of the cultural heritage.

Citation: Zlatanov, Z., Blagoev, M., Nikoevska, I. (2012) 3D Laser Scanning for Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Cultural Heritage. Main scanned objects – Four Temples of Different Religions in Sofia. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 205-210, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Diana Atanassova-Pencheva - The project Hagiotheca Preslavica

Abstract. Hagiotheca Preslavica (Reconstruction of the Preslav hagiographical collections: Publication and Research of the Stanislav’s menaion-chetii manuscript) is a project, developed by a team of young Bulgarian medievalists . Its principal task is the preparation and publication (both digital and traditional) and research of the Stanislav’s menaion-cheti (better known as 1039 manuscript from the “St. St. Cyril and Methodius“ National Library. Although it is a 14th century copy, the manuscript preserves a number of authentic texts that allow us to reconstruct faithfully the initial contents of menaia-chetii, compiled and translated during the Golden Age of the medieval Bulgarian literature and culture. The realization of the project will be completed by web-based, easily navigable digitalization of the Stanislav’s menaion-cheti, creation of a matrix for the description of the texts, enabling searching and grouping. This will provide the conditions necessary for the work of the team as well as of the wider academic community.

Citation: Atanassova-Pencheva, D. (2012) The project Hagiotheca Preslavica. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 211-215, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Dimitar Minev - Partner Projects of "Ivan Vazov" Public Library—Plovdiv on Digitization of Cultural and Historical Heritage

Abstract. Digitization offers excellent opportunities for the preservation and safe-keeping of valuable library collections. The article recounts the first coordinated attempts of “Ivan Vazov” Public Library – Plovdiv at digitizing some of its treasured collections such as manuscripts, early printed books and archives through partner projects and revealing them to the world community.

Citation: Minev, D. (2012) Partner Projects of "Ivan Vazov" Public Library—Plovdiv on Digitization of Cultural and Historical Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 216-219, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Plamen Sabev - 3D Reconstruction of Cultural Values at the Regional History Museum—Veliko Tarnovo

Abstract. The project paper presents the work done by the Regional History Museum – Veliko Tarnovo on 3D reconstruction of cultural values and objects from the Veliko Tarnovo region – the St Peter and St Paul church in Veliko Tarnovo, the chorus of the metropolitan Nativity church in Arbanassi and the St. Dimitar church in Arbanassi.

Citation: Sabev, P. (2012) 3D Reconstruction of Cultural Values at the Regional History Museum—Veliko Tarnovo. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 220-221, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Vania Grigorova, Kalina Sotirova, Viktoria Naoumova, Anna Sameva, Milena Dobreva, Krassimira Ivanova, Peter Stanchev - Digitization of Old Mathematical Periodicals Published by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Abstract. The digitization practice for retro-converting of the mathematical periodicals, published by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS) and the followed benefits for long-term preserving and assuring open access to these materials is discussed in the article.

Citation: Grigorova, V., Sotirova, K., Naoumova, V., Sameva, A., Dobreva, M., Ivanova, K., Stanchev, P. (2012) Digitization of Old Mathematical Periodicals Published by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 222-227, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Maria Karadecheva - Moving Boundary: A Virtual Museum of the Ethnic Groups

Abstract. The virtual museum of ethnic groups “Moving boundary” is a proposition for dialogue on an important topic in today's world – ethnic coexistence. The project's goal is to make various resources (photos, documents, etc.) available for use by teachers, professors and students, thus forming and strengthening connections between educational institutions.

Citation: Karadecheva, M. (2012) Moving Boundary: A Virtual Museum of the Ethnic Groups. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 228-230, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Maria Karadecheva - Online Catalogue – Relics from the Bulgarian Museums and the Unification of Bulgaria in 1885

Abstract. The goal of the online catalogue “Relics from the Bulgarian museums and the Unification of Bulgaria in 1885” (http://muzeini-relikvi.net) is simple – to connect museums from across the country and inspire them to collect and upload different cultural relics (in this case – relics from the Unification of Bulgaria). The idea behind this is to engage them in a culture of sharing and participating in common initiatives, where, for example, a curator from Varna will be able to see that some of the artifacts he or she needs for an exhibition are in Karlovo or Plovdiv.

Citation: Karadecheva, M. (2012) Online Catalogue – Relics from the Bulgarian Museums and the Unification of Bulgaria in 1885. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 231-233, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Anelia Krandeva - Cultural Heritege Archives on Bulgarian National Radio Platforms

Abstract. The article describes radio archives as cultural heritage and presents their practical use as integrated resources on different radio platforms. The current situation and plans for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) for preserving and using these repositories are discussed.

Citation: Krandeva, A. (2012) Cultural Heritege Archives on Bulgarian National Radio Platforms. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 2, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2012, pp. 234-240, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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