Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 5, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2015

Preface

Table of Contents

 

Costantino Thanos – Scientific Data Reusability: Concepts, Impediments and Enabling Technologies

Abstract. High-throughput scientific instruments are generating massive amounts of data. Today one of the main challenges faced by researchers is to make the best use of the world’s growing wealth of data. Data (re)usability is becoming a distinct characteristic of modern scientific practice, as it allows reanalysis of evidence, re-production and verification of results, minimizing duplication of effort, and building on the work of others. The paper addresses the technological dimension of data reusability: the scientific data universe, the impediments of data (re)reuse; the data publication process as a bridge between data author and user and the relevant technologies enabling this process.

Title: Scientific Data Reusability: Concepts, Impediments and Enabling Technologies

Author: Costantino Thanos

Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council, Pisa, Italy

thanos @ isti.cnr.it

Keywords: Scientific Data Reusability

Received: 25 May, 2015 Reviewed: 15 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 5 July, 2015

Citation: Thanos, T. (2015), Scientific Data Reusability: Concepts, Impediments and Enabling Technologies. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 19-29, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Antonella Fresa, Claudio Prandoni – DCH-RP and PREFORMA: Two Case Studies on the Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The huge amount of digital cultural heritage data is growing every day thanks to the digitisation programmes carried out by cultural institutions. These data should continue to be available in the future to anyone who wishes or needs to access them. This is a very important challenge memory institutions have to face nowadays, and several questions need to be answered to this regard: How will we ensure the long-term preservation and access to our digital information? Who should select which digital data should be saved? How will we successfully store and migrate data as technology evolves? Understanding of digital preservation requires consideration of two main aspects: organisation and technology. Several projects have been funded in the last years to work on these topics by the European Commission. This paper presents the work that is being carried out in two of these projects: DCH-RP and PREFORMA.

Title: DCH-RP and PREFORMA: Two Case Studies on the Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Authors: Antonella Fresa, Claudio Prandoni

Promoter Srl, via Boccioni, 2, 56037, Peccioli (PI), Italy

{fresa, prandoni} @ promoter.it

Keywords: Digital Cultural Heritage, Digital Preservation, Roadmap, E-infrastructures, Standard File Format, Conformance Checking.

Received: 2 June, 2015 Reviewed: 24 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Fresa, A., Prandoni, C. (2015), DCH-RP and PREFORMA: Two Case Studies on the Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 31-42, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Boyan Bontchev – Serious Games for and as Cultural Heritage

Abstract. Contemporary methods of preserving cultural heritage rely highly on digitization and archiving as foundations for developing various virtual heritage applications. During last two decades, video games proved to be an interactive visual media able to incorporate virtual heritage in amazing and highly appealing ways. At the same time, each video game represents a valuable artifact reflecting technological, socioeconomic and historical issues of its creation. Therefore, video games are an essential and integrated part of modern cultural heritage and themselves need preservation efforts. The present paper discusses video games as a modern tool for presenting cultural heritage by integrating art, storytelling and digital technology. It focuses on both entertainment games and serious games for cultural heritage and provides some illustrative examples of such games with discussing their approach and novelty. On the other hand, video games are viewed as interactive artifacts that are a valuable part of the modern cultural heritage, which requires specific efforts for their preservation together with technological platforms and gaming environment.

Title: Serious Games for and as Cultural Heritage

Author: Boyan Bontchev

FMI—Sofia University St Kl. Ohridski, 5, J. Bourchier Blv., Sofia, Bulgaria

bbontchev @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Keywords: Video Games, Cultural Heritage, Entertainment, Serious Games

Received: 28 May, 2015 Reviewed: 10 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 25 June, 2015

Citation: Bontchev, B. (2015), Serious Games for and as Cultural Heritage Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 43-58, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Mariella Dimiccoli, Petia Radeva – Visual Lifelogging in the Era of Outstanding Digitization

Abstract. In this paper, we give an overview on the emerging trend of the digitized self, focusing on visual lifelogging through wearable cameras. This is about continuously recording our life from a first-person view by wearing a camera that passively captures images. On one hand, visual lifelogging has opened the door to a large number of applications, including health. On the other, it has also boosted new challenges in the field of data analysis as well as new ethical concerns. While currently increasing efforts are being devoted to exploit lifelogging data for the improvement of personal well-being, we believe there are still many interesting applications to explore, ranging from tourism to the digitization of human behavior.

Title: Visual Lifelogging in the Era of Outstanding Digitization

Authors: Mariella Dimiccoli, Petia Radeva

Barcelona Perceptual Computing Lab (BPCL), Computer Vision Center (CVC) and University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain

{mariella.dimiccoli,petia} @ cvc.uab.edu

Keywords: Visual Lifelogging, Digitization

Received: 10 June, 2015 Reviewed: 26 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Dimiccoli, M., Radeva, P. (2015), Visual Lifelogging in the Era of Outstanding Digitization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 59-64, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Peter Stanchev, Jirí Rákosník, Radoslav Pavlov, Georgi Simeonov – Presenting and Searching Mathematics in Digital Repositories

Abstract. The paper presents an overview of the current development of tools for search for mathematical formulae and their implementation in Digital Mathematical Libraries and reference databases such as zbMATH, MathSciNet and EuDML for mathematical scholarly literature.

Title: Presenting and Searching Mathematics in Digital Repositories.

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Jirí Rákosník3, Radoslav Pavlov1, Georgi Simeonov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Kettering University, Flint, USA
3 Institute of Mathematics, CAS, Czech Republic

pstanche @ kettering.edu, rakosnik @ math.cas.cz, radko @ cc.bas.bg, gsimeonov @ math.bas.bg

Keywords:Digital Mathematics Library, Formula search

Received: 25 May, 2015 Reviewed: 20 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Stanchev, P., Rákosník, J., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2015), Presenting and Searching Mathematics in Digital Repositories. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 65-71, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ruta Petrauskaite – The Multifunctional Thematic Database Lituanistika

Abstract. The paper presents Lituanistika, a multifunctional, multilingual, interdisciplinary (within the scope of social sciences and humanities) and international database in the area of Lithuanian studies. As Lithuanian studies involve scholarly works on the past and present of the Lithuanian state, society, culture, nation, and language, the builders aim at collecting, digitizing, evaluating, preserving, analyzing and disseminating (providing access, Open Access included) current and earlier research of various genres of the selected topic from all over the world. The paper describes the historical context and the reasons for its compilation, its gradual growth and improvement during three phases of its formation in 2006-2014, as well as its status quo and plans for its further development and application. It also deals with the issue of multifunctionality and tackles the question of compatibility of the various aims of the database.

Title: The Multifunctional Thematic Database Lituanistika

Author: Ruta Petrauskaite

Vytautas Magnus University, Research Council of Lithuania, Lithuania

r.petrauskaite @ hmf.vdu.lt

Keywords: Multifunctional Database of SSH Research, Scientific Heritage, Lithuanian Studies, Open Access, Research Evaluation, Bibliographic and Bibliometric Approach.

Received: 10 June, 2015 Reviewed: 30 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 14 July, 2015

Citation: Petrauskaite, R. (2015), The Multifunctional Thematic Database Lituanistika. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 73-78, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Jadranka Stojanovski – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Croatia

Abstract. There is a vibrant Open Access environment in Croatia and several academic and research institutions initiate different activities concerning open access to the scientific information (Ruđer Bošković Institute, School of Medicine, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Faculty of Organization and Informatics at University of Zagreb, University of Zadar, University of Osijek, National and University Library, etc.). It is very important to improve collaboration among different stakeholders, as well as to provide top-down guidance harmonized with EU practices. Important blocks of the existing Open Access research infrastructure are presented in the paper: the Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, the Croatian portal for Open Access journals HRČAK, and the common infrastructure for digital academic repositories DABAR. Future development of Open Access infrastructure in Croatia is discussed.

Title: Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Croatia

Author: Jadranka Stojanovski

University of Zadar, Zadar / Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

jadranka.stojanovski @ irb.hr

Keywords: Research Infrastructure, Open Access, Repositories, Journals, Croatia.

Received: 15 June, 2015 Reviewed: 30 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Stojanovski, J. (2015), Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Croatia. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 79-88, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ivan Ivanov, Cvetina Hantova, Maria Nisheva, Peter L. Stanchev, Phillip Ein-Dor – Software Library for Authorship Identification

Abstract. The aim of this paper is to review some methods for text authorship attribution and to discuss the development of a software library with tools for automatic authorship attribution. The presentation is focused on an analysis of two groups of tools oriented to: (1) methods for extraction of features and (2) methods for computing the distance between character strings based on data compression algorithms.

Title: Software Library for Authorship Identification

Authors: Ivan Ivanov1, Cvetina Hantova1, Maria Nisheva1,2, Peter L. Stanchev2,3, Phillip Ein-Dor4

1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Kettering University, Flint, USA
4 Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

ivan.vladimirov.ivanov @ gmail.com, cvetinahantova @ gmail.com, marian @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg, pstanche @ kettering.edu, eindor @ tau.ac.il

Keywords: Text Authorship Identification, Compression Algorithms, Normalized Compression Distance, N-grams, Natural Frequency Zoned Word Distribution

Received: 7 June, 2015 Reviewed: 26 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Ivanov, I., Hantova, C., Nisheva, M., Stanchev, P. L., Ein-Dor, P. (2015), Software Library for Authorship Identification Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 91-97, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Francesco Banterle, Franco Alberto Cardillo, Luigi Malomo, Paolo Pingi, Francesco Gabellone, Giuseppe Amato, Roberto Scopigno – LecceAR: An Augmented Reality App

Abstract. This paper discusses a case study on the use of augmented reality (AR) within the context of cultural heritage. We implemented an iOS app for markerless AR that will be exhibited at the MUST museum in Lecce, Italy. The app shows a rich 3D reconstruction of the Roman amphitheater, which is nowadays only partially visible. The use of state-of-the-art algorithms in computer graphics and computer vision allows the viewing and the exploration of the ancient theater in real-time.

Title: LecceAR: An Augmented Reality App

Authors: Francesco Banterle1, Franco Alberto Cardillo1,2, Luigi Malomo1, Paolo Pingi1, Francesco Gabellone2, Giuseppe Amato1, Roberto Scopigno1

1 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, CNR, Pisa, Italy
2 Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, CNR, Lecce, Italy

{francesco.banterle|franco.alberto.cardillo|luigi.malomo| paolo.pingi|giuseppe.amato|roberto.scopigno} @ isti.cnr.it, francesco.gabellone @ ibam.cnr.it

Keywords: Augmented Reality, Image Matching, Image Tracking, 3D Rendering, Mobile App

Received: 15 June, 2015 Reviewed: 5 July, 2015 Final Accepted: 15 July, 2015

Citation: Banterle, F., Cardillo, F. A., Malomo, L., Pingi, P., Gabellone, F., Amato, G., Scopigno, R., (2015), LecceAR: An Augmented Reality App.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 99-108, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, Tibor Szkaliczki, Detelin Luchev, Radoslav Pavlov – BOOK@HAND BIDL: Mobile Exploring of the Bulgarian Iconography by Using Panorama Pictures

Abstract. The paper presents the newest developments in integrating Bulgarian Iconographical Digital Library (BIDL) and the tourist mobile application family named as (GUIDE@HAND). The integration made it possible for collections to be created by the user at the BIDL Web page and then downloaded to the GUIDE@HAND Veliko Tarnovo application by using QR codes. This year, a new standalone offline mobile application (BOOK@HAND) was created providing information on icons available in BIDL where the collection presentation functionality of the former system was enhanced with new features. The main novelty of the application is the option to present collections in a virtual exhibition room by using panorama pictures in off-line mode.

Title: BOOK@HAND BIDL: Mobile Exploring of the Bulgarian Iconography by Using Panorama Pictures

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Gábor Kaposi1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, Detelin Luchev2, Radoslav Pavlov2

1 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), Budapest, Hungary
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS), 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

{markus.zsolt, kaposi.gabor, szkaliczki.tibor} @ sztaki.mta.hu, dml @ math.bas.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Mobile Application, Tourist Guide Application, QR Code, Museum Learning, Exhibition Technologies, Bulgarian Iconography, Digital Library, Digital Collection, Panorama Picture

Received: 2 June, 2015 Reviewed: 20 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Márkus, Z. L., Kaposi, G., Szkaliczki, T., Luchev, D., Pavlov, R. (2015), BOOK@HAND BIDL: Mobile Exploring of the Bulgarian Iconography by Using Panorama PicturesDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 109-120, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Miloš Stošic, Radomir Stankovic – An Android Application for Computing Selected Areas on Images in Restauration of Mosaics and Frescos

Abstract. This paper describes an Android application which allows computation of the physical area of a selected region of an image. The System is intended for helping archaeologists on fields and archaeological sites. The basic principle of the operations is that the user of the application takes a picture of some shape, object or landscape. First, the user has to select the unit of measurement that is always present on the screen, by using already implemented tools. Then you select an appropriate mosaic that you want to be calculated, and the calculated area is presented on the screen. The major advantage of the system is to resolve the problem of computating the area of the damaged part of the mosaics on field.

Title: An Android Application for Computing Selected Areas on Images in Restauration of Mosaics and Frescos

Authors: Miloš Stošic, Radomir Stankovic

CIITLab, Dept. of Computer Science, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Aleksandra Medvedeva 14, 18000 Niš, Serbia

dule_tatic @ yahoo.com, dusan.b.gajic @ gmail.com, radomir.stankovic @ gmail.com

Keywords: Augmented Reality; Android; Mathematics; Archaeology; Calculating; Mosaics

Received: 8 June, 2015 Reviewed: 27 June, 2015 Final Accepted:10 July, 2015

Citation: Stošic, M., Stankovic, R. (2015), An Android Application for Computing Selected Areas on Images in Restauration of Mosaics and Frescos. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 121-131, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dušan Tatic, Dušan B. Gajic, Radomir S. Stankovic – QR Codes Telling the Story about the History of Niš

Abstract. Contemporary visitors expect to interact and get more information about exhibitions that they visit by using information technologies. Therefore, in this paper we discuss a system that we developed to enable an improved presentation of some of the most famous cultural monuments in Niš using QR codes. The system allows to easily add interactive content for cultural and historical objects, in the form of text, images, sounds, or 3D models. These contents can be accessed by using QR codes. The QR codes are implemented as purposely-designed plates, in accordance with requirements by professionals from the heritage protection institutions. Scanning of the codes using mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.) provides additional information to visitors in multiple languages and in a variety of multimedia formats. The provided data are about facilities, personalities, and events that monuments mark. The discussed solution is, using web technologies, made to be cross-platform and adaptable to any resolution.

Title: QR Codes Telling the Story about the History of Niš

Authors: Dušan Tatic, Dušan B. Gajic, Radomir S. Stankovi

Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Aleksandra Medvedeva 14, Niš, Serbia

milosstosic88 @ gmail.com, radomir.stankovic @ gmail.com

Keywords: Augmented Reality; Android; Mathematics; Archaeology; Calculating; Mosaics.

Received: 15 June, 2015 Reviewed: 30 June, 2015 Final Accepted:10 July, 2015

Citation: Tatic, D., Gajic, D. B., Stankovi, R. S. (2015), QR Codes Telling the Story about the History of Niš.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 133-139, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Tibor Lukic – Mapping the Conservations Status of Easel Painting. Craquelure Structure Visualization by Binary Image Segmentation Approach

Abstract. In easel painting (icons) mapping the status of conservation (MCS) is a complex process of prospecting in various spectral, graphic, and spatial techniques, integral analysis and “technical” visualizations of the data whose function is to lay out detected damages or symptoms, not directly perceivable from the VIS, UV, IR or X-r imaging. In this work, the results of a multi-methodological survey applied to the end of detecting sharp discontinuities (boundary of cavities, wrinkles and fractures in the host medium) are illustrated. As, due to the microscopic size and depth of a crackle/wrinkle fragment or net, it may be rather difficult to single out its position and extent because of the generally low signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, binary image segmentation and high-resolution data acquisition has been adopted for improving the visibility of the studied area.

Title: Mapping the Conservations Status of Easel Painting. Craquelure Structure Visualization by Binary Image Segmentation Approach

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Tibor Lukic2

1 Ca’ Foscari University, Centro Interdisciplinare di Studi Balcanici ed Internazionali, Venice, Italy
2 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

mgstoyanova @ hotmail.it, tibor @ uns.ac.rs

Keywords: Mapping the Conservation Status, Spectral Imaging Techniques, Integral Analysis, Binary Image Segmentation

Received: 7 June, 2015 Reviewed: 29 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 12 July, 2015

Citation: Stoyanova, М., Lukic, Т. (2015), Mapping the Conservations Status of Easel Painting. Craquelure Structure Visualization by Binary Image Segmentation Approach. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 141-155, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart, Maria Zheleva-Monova, Yanislav Zhelev, Lilia Pavlova, Detelin Luchev, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Radoslav Pavlov – The Orthodox Icons Collection of the Regional Historical Museum—Burgas: A Digital Library for Iconographic Objects

Abstract. In an attempt to answer the needs for wider accessibility of the orthodox icons collection of the Regional Historical Museum—Burgas (RHM—Burgas), a team from the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics has developed and applied a multimedia digital library “Virtual Collection of Icons”. This development aims at adequate and complex presenting, documenting, cataloguing and preserving of orthodox icons through the use of modern technologies. Section 2 and 3 briefly describes a methodology for evaluation the need of introduction this innovation in RHM-Burgas, the innovative solution’s degree of viability and the economic impact. Section 4 presents the developed digital library, passing from the semantic description of the iconographic art content to the library architecture and functionality. In the last section are described some conclusions and aspects for future work.

Title: The Orthodox Icons Collection of the Regional Historical Museum—Burgas: A Digital Library for Iconographic Objects

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1, Maria Zheleva-Monova2, Yanislav Zhelev2, Lilia Pavlova3, Detelin Luchev4, Desislava Paneva-Marinova4, Radoslav Pavlov4

1 Regional Historical Museum, Burgas, Bulgaria
2 Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria
3 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria,
4 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

radadeva @ yahoo.com, mariaj @ bfu.bg, jelev @ bfu.bg, lilia @ cc.bas.bg, dml @ math.bas.bg, dessi @ cc.bas.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Multimedia Digital Library, Virtual Museum Collections, Functionality, Services, Evaluation of Applicability, Evaluation of Necessity, Evaluation of Economic Effect

Received: 29 May, 2015 Reviewed: 22 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 8 July, 2015

Citation: Stewart, R., Zheleva-Monova, M., Zhelev, Y., Pavlova, L., Luchev, D., Paneva-Marinova, D., Pavlov, R.(2015), The Orthodox Icons Collection of the Regional Historical Museum—Burgas: A Digital Library for Iconographic Objects.Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 157-172, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Konstantin Rangochev, Maxim Goynov, Dilyana Radoslavova – Electronic Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Report on the Tendencies of Use

Abstract. The article offers an annual report on the activities of the users of the electronic Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum (http://www.eslavsanct.net), an online multimedia digital library of Bulgarian written, oral, and visual materials concerning the Orthodox Christian calendar and sainthood. The report is based on statistical data about the actions of the library users and outlines the main tendencies in the use of the database.

Title: Electronic Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Report on the Tendencies of Use

Authors: Konstantin Rangochev1, Maxim Goynov1, Dilyana Radoslavova2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Old Bulgarian Literature Department, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

krangochev @ yahoo.com, goynov @ gmail.com, radoslad @ yahoo.com

Keywords:Digital Libraries, Electronic Encyclopaedia, Christian Calendar, Saints, Machine-Generated Traffic.

Received: 17 June, 2015 Reviewed: 1 July, 2015 Final Accepted: 18 July, 2015

Citation: Rangochev, R., Goynov, M., Radoslavova, D. (2015), Electronic Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Report on the Tendencies of Use Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 173-187, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ralitsa Dutsova – Web-based System for Digital Presentation, Management and Preservation of Bulgarian Language Heritage

Abstract. The paper briefly describes a web-based software system for presentation, processing and management of Bulgarian language resources as a part of the Bulgarian cultural heritage. The system will be available in the cyberspace. It allows an open access through the global network to the well-structured digital language data - bilingual dictionary and parallel corpora. The structure and main functionalities of the system, implemented as a set of web-applications, are presented.

Title: Web-based System for Digital Presentation, Management and Preservation of Bulgarian Language Heritage

Author: Ralitsa Dutsova

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Bilingual Dictionaries, Parallel Corpora, Language Resources, Information Retrieval, Data Extraction, Data Mining, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Bulgarian Language.

Received: 5 June, 2015 Reviewed: 20 June, 2015 Final Accepted:3 July, 2015

Citation: Dutsova, R. (2015), Web-based System for Digital Presentation, Management and Preservation of Bulgarian Language HeritageDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 189-194, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ivan Derzhanski, Olena Siruk – Kinship Terminology in the Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Abstract. In this study we examine the occurrences and correspondences of terms for blood kinship in a Bulgarian–Ukrainian parallel corpus of fiction. All instances of the terms selected for study, matching and non-matching, were located and counted, and the frequencies compared. Several interesting asymmetries are found, some due to differences in the structure of the kinship systems, which in turn have roots in culture and history, others reflecting diverse features of language and the practice of literary translation.

Title: Kinship Terminology in the Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Authors: Ivan Derzhanski1, Olena Siruk2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

iad58g @ gmail.com, olebosi @ gmail.com

Keywords: Kinship Terms, Text Corpus, Corpus Linguistics, Parallel Texts, Bulgarian Language, Ukrainian Language, Cultural Heritage.

Received: 6 June, 2015 Reviewed: 27 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 10 July, 2015

Citation: Derzhanski, I., Siruk, O. (2015), Kinship Terminology in the Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel TextsDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 195-207, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Lenka Havlícková – zbMATH: Reference Database in Mathematics

Abstract. Managing the ever growing production of mathematical research literature requires specific tools. Besides the digital libraries, of particular importance are the reference databases zbMATH and MathSciNet. Focusing on the former one we describe the remarkable historical developments and major events related to predecessors of zbMATH illustrating the gradual evolution of this tool and putting its current state in context. We describe some important features and functions of zbMATH and present the practical experience and the workflow used by the Prague Editorial Unit which contributes to the creation and maintenance of zbMATH.

Title: zbMATH: Reference Database in Mathematics

Authors: Lenka Havlícková

Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha

havlickova @ math.cas.cz

Keywords: reference database, zbMATH, Zentralblatt, MathSciNet, Mathematical Reviews, digital libraries

Received: 26 May, 2015 Reviewed: 13 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 7 July, 2015

Citation: Havlícková, L. (2015), zbMATH: Reference Database in Mathematics. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 209-218, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, György Szántó, Tibor Szkaliczki, Miklós Veres, Zsolt Weisz, Werner Routsalainen, Detelin Luchev, Radoslav Pavlov – INFO@HAND: Mobile Application for Conference Series

Abstract. The paper presents an offline mobile application (INFO@HAND) providing in-formation about the DIPP conference series for conference participants and scientists interested in the conference scope and topics. In order to support the participants of the international conference, the application contains an event calendar, provides information about the presentations (including the abstracts as well), the presenters, locations and the organiser(s), presents the call for papers and the important deadlines, a map with the conference locations, etc. The offline application is more than a conference guide because it can also present conference materials (presenters and papers) of the preceding years, thereby representing a scientific knowledge base.

Title: INFO@HAND: Mobile Application for Conference Series

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Gábor Kaposi1, György Szántó1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, Miklós Veres1, Zsolt Weisz1, Werner Routsalainen1, Detelin Luchev2, Radoslav Pavlov2

1 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS), 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, Acad. G. Bonchev st. Bl. 8.

{markus.zsolt, szkaliczki.tibor, kaposi.gabor, szanto.gyorgy, veres.miklos, weisz.zsolt, werner.zsolt} @ sztaki.mta.hu, dml @ math.bas.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Mobile Applications, Conference Guide, Conference Archive, Event Calendar

Received: 29 May, 2015 Reviewed: 18 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 26 June, 2015.

Citation: Márkus, Zs. L. Kaposi, G., Szántó, G., Szkaliczki, T., Veres, M., Weisz, Zs., Routsalainen, W., Luchev, D., Pavlov, R. (2015), INFO@HAND: Mobile Application for Conference Series. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 219-226, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy – Application of 3D Digitization in Cultural Heritage Preservation

Abstract. This paper discusses the importance of engaging 3D scanning technology to preserve China’s cultural properties. The paper also aims to share the experience of Amber Digital Solutions Company (Amber in short) with using 3D data technology in cultural exchanges, restoration programs and interactive presentations during exhibitions. Several case studies are presented.

Title: Application of 3D Digitization in Cultural Heritage Preservation

Authors: Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy

Amber Digital Solutions, Beijing, Shijingshan, 74 Lugu Road, Zhongguo Ruida Building, F809, 100040, China

zhaofeng @ amberdigit.com, scloy @ amberdigit.com

Keywords: Digital Museum, Digitization, 3D artefact, Cultural Preservation

Received: 15 May, 2015 Reviewed: 12 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 01 July, 2015

Citation: Zhao, F. Loy, S. Ch. (2015), Application of 3D Digitization in Cultural Heritage Preservation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 227-241, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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La Ta, Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy – Emergence of a Digital Mobile Museum – Reaching Underserved Audience

Abstract. The mobile digital museum built by the Inner Mongolia Museum has been in operation for a period of two years. During these two years, it has received overwhelming responses from all age groups of audiences and all walks of life. Besides documenting the process of building China’s first entirely mobile digital museum (with no physical artefacts), this paper aims to share the experiences and achievements attained after two years of service.

Title: Emergence of a Digital Mobile Museum – Reaching Underserved Audience

Authors: La Ta1, Feng Zhao2, Soo Choon Loy2

1 Inner Mongolia Museum, Inner Mongolia, Hohehot, Xincheng District, 27 Xinhuadong Road
2 Amber Digital Solutions, Beijing, Shijingshan, 74 Lugu Road, Zhongguo Ruida Building, F809, 100040, China

talada @ 163.com, zhaofeng @ amberdigit.com, scloy @ amberdigit.com

Keywords: Mobile museum, Digital Museum, Portable Museum, Digitization, 3D artefact

Received: 16 May, 2015 Reviewed: 10 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 01 July, 2015.

Citation: Ta, L., Zhao, F., Loy, S. Ch. (2015), Emergence of a Digital Mobile Museum – Reaching Underserved Audience. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 243-255, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Jun E, Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy – The Use of Digital Technologies to Enhance User Experience at Gansu Provincial Museum

Abstract. This paper discusses the critical issues faced by Gansu Provincial Museum in attracting and maintaining its audiences, and how it engages digital technology to create new compelling exhibits via the use of both digital and multimedia tools. Real life examples using virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive games will be briefly discussed.

Title: The Use of Digital Technologies to Enhance User Experience at Gansu Provincial Museum

Authors: Jun E1, Feng Zhao2, Soo Choon Loy2

1 Gansu Provincial Museum, Lanzhou, 3 Xijnxi Road
2 Amber Digital Solutions, Beijing, Shijingshan, 74 Lugu Road, Zhongguo Ruida Building, F809, 100040, China

happydashu2013 @ 163.com, zhaofeng @ amberdigit.com, scloy @ amberdigit.com

Keywords: The Use of Digital Technologies to Enhance User Experience at Gansu Provincial Museum

Received: 17 May, 2015 Reviewed: 10 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 01 July, 2015.

Citation: E, J., Zhao, F., Loy, S. Ch. (2015), The Use of Digital Technologies to Enhance User Experience at Gansu Provincial Museum. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 257-263, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nemanja D. Savic, Dušan B. Gajic, Radomir S. Stankovic – An Approach to Raspberry Pi Synchronization in a Multimedia Projection System for Applications in Presentation of Historical and Cultural Heritage

Abstract. This paper discusses an implementation of a multimedia projection system with two synchronized video sources, based on the Raspberry Pi singleboard computer systems. The system is primarily intended for various projections in presentation of historical and cultural heritage, although it can be used for many other related purposes. The considered multimedia system has two projection surfaces - a horizontal projection plane and a 45° inclined special glass projection plane which creates the hologram-like Pepper’s Ghost effect. Each plane displays a separate high-definition video obtained from the corresponding Raspberry Pi. Synchronization of presentations is achieved using custom connection through the general purpose input/output (GPIO) connector of the Raspberry Pi and the wiringPi interface library. As valuable aspects of the system, we can point out the following. From the practical point of view, the system has low cost due to the use of Raspberry Pis. Generation of a holographic effect, as well as larger flexibility in creating the contents of the presentations due to the two projection surfaces, are additional attractive features.

Title: An Approach to Raspberry Pi Synchronization in a Multimedia Projection System for Applications in Presentation of Historical and Cultural Heritage

Authors: Nemanja D. Savic, Dušan B. Gajic, Radomir S. Stankovic

CIITLab, Dept. of Computer Science, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Ale-ksandra Medvedeva 14, 18000 Niš, Serbia

nemanja.d.savic @ gmail.com, dusan.b.gajic @ gmail.com, radomir.stankovic @ gmail.com

Keywords: Raspberry Pi, multimedia projection systems, Pepper’s Ghost, GPIO communi-cation and synchronization

Received: 29 May, 2015 Reviewed: 19 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 05 July, 2015

Citation: Savic, N. D., Gajic, D. B., Stankovic, R. S. (2015), An Approach to Raspberry Pi Synchronization in a Multimedia Projection System for Applications in Presentation of Historical and Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 267-273, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Miloš Radmanovic – Implementation of 3D Sound Effects for Museums Using Raspberry Pi and Home Theatre System

Abstract. In recent years, museums are exploring digital and computer technologies to enhance visitor experience and for that purpose a variety of systems for creating 3D sound effects for museums have been implemented. The growth of the performance of low-cost minicomputers leads to the issue of their integration with home theatre systems for simple implementation of 3D sound effects. This paper presents one solution for implementing 3D sound effects for auditory illusions immersive experiences in museums using the Raspberry Pi minicomputer and a home theatre system with 5.1 surround sound. With this solution it is possible to create a museum visitor detector via Raspberry Pi that uses motion detection to trigger 3D sound playing on a home theatre system. The solution was experimentally tested developing an audio system called “Auditory Illusions for Concentration Camp Museums”. The system was developed to enrich the exhibition in the Red Cross Second World War Concentration Camp Museum in the city of Niš, Serbia.

Title: Implementation of 3D Sound Effects for Museums Using Raspberry Pi and Home Theatre System

Authors: Miloš Radmanovic

Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Niš, Serbia

milos.radmanovic @ elfak.ni.ac.rs

Keywords: auditory illusions, virtual reality, 3D sound effects, concentration camp museum, Raspberry Pi, visitor detector, PIR motion sensor, IR transceiver, home theatre system, 5.1 surround sound

Received: 26 May, 2015 Reviewed: 12 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 01 July, 2015

Citation: Radmanovic, M. (2015), Implementation of 3D Sound Effects for Museums Using Raspberry Pi and Home Theatre System. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 275-284, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Vladimir Georgiev – Tools for Presenting 3D Objects and Virtual Collections Online

Abstract. With the emerging Internet technologies, the need for rich and interactive web content has drastically increased. The presentation of information in an attractive way is extremely important for fields like digital libraries, eLearning and e-Commerce. This paper describes a set of tools we developed for adding visualization of 3D content to new and existing web pages, which can be used by authors with various expertise and skills. Once embedded into a web page, this functionality becomes available on all modern devices and web browsers, without the need to install any additional software.

Title: Tools for Presenting 3D Objects and Virtual Collections Online

Authors: Vladimir Georgiev

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

vlado80 @ gmail.com

Keywords: 3D Rendering, Online Exhibitions, Virtual Collections

Received: 27 May, 2015 Reviewed: 20 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 02 July, 2015

Citation: Georgiev, V. (2015), Tools for Presenting 3D Objects and Virtual Collections Online. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 285-292, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Lubomil Draganov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Lilia Pavlova, Detelin Luchev, Zsolt László Márkus, György Szántó, Tibor Szkaliczki – Technology-enhanced Learning for Cultural Heritage

Abstract. This paper demonstrates an approach for technology-enhanced learning, combining analysis, collaborative work, mobile learning (m-learning for short), discussion, and learning-by-authoring approaches in order to achieve more active participation of the learners during the reception of knowledge and to stimulate their creative thinking. The learners visit famous churches, monasteries, museums, etc., where they can see samples of Bulgarian Iconography supported by m-learning. They rely on the GUIDE@HAND platform containing personalized collections presenting location, historical data, pictures, etc. Multimedia and other information resources are delivered through the Virtual Encyclopaedia of the East-Christian Art digital library (BIDL)—a web-based environment for registration, documentation, access and exploration of Bulgarian iconographical artefacts. The main goal of the learners is to create their own learning material/project by analysing the available resources. The presented use case also involves collaborative work and discussion approaches in order to attract learners and support their more active participation in the learning process.

Title: Technology-enhanced Learning for Cultural Heritage

Authors: Lubomil Draganov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Lilia Pavlova2, Detelin Luchev1, Zsolt László Márkus3, György Szántó3, Tibor Szkaliczki3

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS), 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, Acad. G. Bonchev st. Bl. 8.
2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, Acad. G. Bonchev st. Bl. 8.
3 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17.

lubomil @ gmail.com, dessi @ cc.bas.bg, pavlova.lilia @ gmail.com, dml @ math.bas.bg, {markus.zsolt, szanto.gyorgy szkaliczki.tibor} @ sztaki.mta.hu

Keywords: Use Case Scenario, Technology-enhanced Learning, Learning-by-Authoring, m-Learning, Cultural Heritage, East Christian Iconographical Art

Received: 06 May, 2015 Reviewed: 02 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 20 June, 2015

Citation: Draganov, L., Paneva-Marinova,D., Pavlova, L., Luchev, D., László Márkus, Zs., Szántó, G., Szkaliczki, T. (2015), Technology-enhanced Learning for Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 293-301, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefan Bozov, Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova – Integration of Validation Modules into Knitting Software for Digital Representation of Traditional Costumes

Abstract. This paper considers problems related to the development of knitting software for manual knitting. The support of error handling in knitting software is important for the users. The paper introduces an XML-based approach which allows recreating limitations due to the knitting technology. Each of them represents a Rule which contains certain conditions. One condition describes, allows or doesn’t allow combinations of stitches. The XML-based limitation scheme is developed for building on CAD systems for manual knitting. The users of such software applications could be: people who are interested in knitting as a hobby; editors of knitting hobby magazines; ethnographers who deal with the area of old traditional costumes and manual knitting.

Title: Integration of Validation Modules into Knitting Software for Digital Representation of Traditional Costumes

Authors: Stefan Bozov, Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova

Technical University of Gabrovo, 4 H. Dimitar str., 5300Gavrovo, Bulgaria

tajen @ mail.bg,zaharieva @ tugab.bg

Keywords: CAD systems, knitting software, XML, hand-made knitting, knitting pattern, dig-italization, software applications

Received:  02 June, 2015 Reviewed: 24 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 04 July, 2015

Citation: Bozov,S., Zaharieva-Stoyanova, E. (2015), Integration of Validation Modules into Knitting Software for Digital Representation of Traditional Costumes. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 303-311, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Anelia Krandeva – Archiving the Web Site of the Bulgarian National Radio - Our Digital Memory Accessible Tomorrow

Abstract. The paper describes some of the issues of web archiving. The preparing the web site of the Bulgarian National Radio for web archiving is discussed.

Title: Archiving the Web Site of the Bulgarian National Radio - Our Digital Memory Accessible Tomorrow

Authors: Anelia Krandeva

Bulgarian National Radio

krandeva @ bnr.bg

Keywords: Digital Radio Archive, Multimedia, Radio, Cultural Heritage, Databases, Web Archiving

Received: 12 June, 2015 Reviewed: 29 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 07 July, 2015

Citation: Krandeva, A. (2015), Archiving the Web Site of the Bulgarian National Radio - Our Digital Memory Accessible Tomorrow. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 315-319, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
315-319

Magdelena Stoyanova, Detelin Luchev, Lilia Pavlova, Irina Provorova – Technical Visualizations of Easel Painting. Integration of Imaging Techniques and Textual Repertories

Abstract. Technical visualizations (TV) of easel painting, both partial or extended, are typically concerned with prospecting its structure, technique, material composition and eventual posterior interventions in order to facilitate the mapping of its characteristics being identical to those of other similar objects. For both types the main challenge is being able to integrate and compare the significant increase in the quantity and quality of image-based data resulting from rapid technological advancement in recent years. Their second critical component matches the algorithm of logical processes that, in principle, should be followed by analysis of a specific artistic technique on a unique artefact. The third crucial point is the translation of interdisciplinary to schematic or imagebased data and the standardization of dictionaries used to enable their sharing. TVs are functional to the understanding of complex cases and, although the reliability of their issues is not absolute but only a nulla osta, they represent an important step towards the drastic reduction of errors produced by discontinued, fragmentary experiments in dating and authentication of easel painting.

Title: Technical Visualizations of Easel Painting. Integration of Imaging Techniques and Textual Repertories

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Detelin Luchev2, Lilia Pavlova3, Irina Provorova4

1 Ca’ Foscari University, Centro Interdisciplinare di Studi Balcanici ed Internazionali, Venice, Italy
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
3 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
4 State Research Institute for Restoration, Moscow, Russia

mgstoyanova @ hotmail.it, dml @ math.bas.bg, pavlova.lilia @ gmail.com, rusina @ list.ru

Keywords: Data Repositories, Imaging Techniques, ICT, Easel-Icon Painting

Received: 29 May, 2015 Reviewed: 21 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 03 July, 2015

Citation: Stoyanova, M., Luchev, D., Pavlova, L., Provorova, I. (2015), Technical Visualizations of Easel Painting. Integration of Imaging Techniques and Textual Repertories. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 321-330, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Emanuela Mitreva, Vladimir Georgiev – Using Document Store for 3D Virtual Collections

Abstract. This paper describes the latest improvements to a recently developed online environment for managing virtual collections of 3D objects. As part of that effort we introduced a document-oriented NoSQL layer for storing the data describing the 3D objects and collections, provided by the MongoDB engine. This technology has many advantages for describing the type of data and metadata used in our application, which are also valid for and can be applied to the field of digital libraries in general.

Title: Using Document Store for 3D Virtual Collections

Authors: Emanuela Mitreva1, Vladimir Georgiev2

1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

emitreva @ gmail.com, vlado80 @ gmail.com

Keywords: Document Store, 3D Objects, Virtual Museum, MongoDB

Received: 16 May, 2015 Reviewed: 10 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 28 June, 2015

Citation: Mitreva, E., Georgiev, V. (2015), Using Document Store for 3D Virtual Collections. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 331-336, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
331-336

Lilia Pavlova, Vladimir Sapundjiev – Interactive Environment for Digital Preservation and Preservation of Fashion Objects

Abstract. This paper presents the overall structure and the functional specification of an interactive environment for digital preservation and preservation of fashion objects connected with digital data repository, developed to serve the students’ learning needs of the National Art Academy.

Title: Interactive Environment for Digital Preservation and Preservation of Fashion Objects

Authors: Lilia Pavlova1, 2, Vladimir Sapundjiev3

1 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 National Art Academy, Bulgaria
3 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

pavlova.lilia @ gmail.com, vsapundjiev @ sopharma.bg

Keywords: Fashion Domain, Interactive Environment, Functionality, Services, eLearning, Digital Content Management, Learning Resources

Received: 12 May, 2015 Reviewed: 08 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 28 June, 2015

Citation: Pavlova, L., Sapundjiev, V. (2015), Interactive Environment for Digital Preservation and Preservation of Fashion Objects. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 337-347, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
337-347

Antoaneta Lessenska, Sabina Aneva – Cataloguing the Slavonic Manuscript Collection of the Plovdiv Public Library – MARC21 Template

Abstract. The paper presents a standardised scheme for describing the whole Slavonic Manuscript Collection kept at the Plovdiv Public Library and its adaptation to the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data. A template for cataloguing is introduced, which has been tested on 58 fragments. So far all 137 bibliographic records have been processed and another 40 manuscripts from the XIX century are yet to be catalogued. This will present the Slavonic Manuscript Collection of the Plovdiv Public Library in its entirety.

Title: Cataloguing the Slavonic Manuscript Collection of the Plovdiv Public Library – MARC21 Template

Authors: Antoaneta Lessenska1, Sabina Aneva2

1 Ivan Vazov Plovdiv Public Library, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 NALIS Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria

antoaneta.lessenska @ gmail.com; sabina.aneva @ nalis.bg

Keywords: medieval manuscripts description, literary heritage, Plovdiv Library, codicology, MARC21 Bibliographic, machine-readable library cataloguing, database, NALIS

Received: 06 June, 2015 Reviewed: 22 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 01 July, 2015

Citation: Lessenska, A., Aneva, S. (2015), Cataloguing the Slavonic Manuscript Collection of the Plovdiv Public Library – MARC21 Template. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 349-356, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Simeon Marlokov, Maria Karadecheva – Demo: Project “Rewind”

Abstract. This demo covers the concept of preserving our historical consciousness in the vast and never stopping world, attracting the attention of younger generations by creating a game connected to different historical heritage sites.

Title: Demo: Project “Rewind

Authors: Simeon Marlokov1, Maria Karadecheva2

1 Technical University of Sofia - Plovdiv Branch, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Regional History Museum, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

simeon.marlokov @ gmail.com, m.karadecheva @ gmail.com

Keywords: virtual, reconstruction, 3d, game, concept, history, heritage site

Received: 10 June, 2015 Reviewed: 25 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 05 July, 2015

Citation: Marlokov, S., Karadecheva, M. (2015),Demo: Project “Rewind. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 359-360, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexander Rych – PIQL Preservation Services – A Holistic Approach to Digital Long- Term Preservation

Abstract. Digital storage media (hard disks, magnetic tape) exhibit limited lifetime. Repetitive data migration to overcome rapid obsolescence of hardware and software bears accelerated risk of data loss, data corruption or even manipulation and adds significant repetitive costs for hardware and software investments. Piql Preservation Services (“Piql”) has been developed as a turnkey solution designed for secure, migration-free long-term preservation of digital data. It sets an open standard for long-term preservation for the future, consisting of equipment and processes needed for writing and retrieving digital data.

Title: PIQL Preservation Services – A Holistic Approach to Digital Long- Term Preservation

Authors: Alexander Rych

In-Vision Digital Imaging Optics GmbH, Industriestrasse 9, 2353, Guntramsdorf, Austria

rych @ piql.at

Keywords: Piql, Long Term Preservation, Archive, Digital Data on analogue media, Film, Digital Frames, Hybrid Preservation

Received: 12 June, 2015 Reviewed: 28 June, 2015 Final Accepted: 03 July, 2015

Citation: Rych, A. (2015), PIQL Preservation Services – A Holistic Approach to Digital Long- Term Preservation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 361-362, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
361-362

Peter Stanchev, Guenoveva Jecheva, Radoslav Pavlov – The Sixth National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information

Abstract. The paper discusses in brief the Open Access (OA) Initiative, the European Union’s and the main Bulgarian activities in this field. The discussion question for the Sixth National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information and workshop are outlined.

Title: The Sixth National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information

Authors: Peter Stanchev1, 2, Guenoveva Jecheva3, Radoslav Pavlov1

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria
2 Kettering University, Flint, USA 3 Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria

pstanche @ kettering.edu, g.jecheva @ mon.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Open Access, OpenAIRE2020 project, Responsible Research & Innovation, Access to Knowledge

Received: 18 June, 2015 Reviewed: 01 July, 2015 Final Accepted: 05 July, 2015

Citation: Stanchev, P., Jecheva, G., Pavlov, R. (2015), The Sixth National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 5, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2015, pp. 365-369, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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