Launched? Check! Library’s New Digital Collections & Exhibits Website

Books, Health and History

By Robin Naughton, Head of Digital

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Content inventory complete? Check.

New and enhanced scans created?  Check.

Content migration complete? Check.

All collections uploaded to repository? Check.

All metadata confirmed? Check.

Backend infrastructure secured? Check.

Design complete?  Check.

Quality assurance complete? Check.

Sign-off? Check.

Then, we’re ready for take-off.

Let’s launch!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new digital collections and exhibits website.

Starting in 2016, we began working with Islandora, an open-source framework that provides a robust infrastructure for digital collection development.  Our goal was to migrate old collections and develop new digital collections.  Islandora offered a solution that was extensible, easy to use, and built on a foundation that included a preservation-quality repository (Fedora), one of the most extensible content management systems (Drupal), and a fast search (Solr).   With this base, we set about designing the interface, migrating and developing…

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Paris comme vous ne l’avez jamais entendu !

Proponemos este artículo de Laure Cailloce publicado en CNRS-Le Journal en el dossier titulado: “Le patrimoine c’est aussi de la recherche”, sobre un interesante proyecto multidisciplinar sobre la ciudad de Paris en el siglo XVIII.

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“La musicologue Mylène Pardoen a reconstitué l’ambiance sonore du quartier du Grand Châtelet à Paris, au XVIIIe siècle. Présenté au salon de la valorisation en sciences humaines et sociales, à la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, son projet associe historiens et spécialistes de la 3D.

Paris comme vous ne l’avez jamais entendu ! C’est l’expérience que propose la musicologue Mylène Pardoen, du laboratoire Passages XX-XXI, à travers le projet Bretez. Un nom qui n’a pas été choisi par hasard : la première reconstitution historique sonore conçue par ce collectif associant historiens, sociologues et spécialistes de la 3D, a en effet pour décor le Paris du XVIIIe siècle cartographié par le célèbre plan Turgot-Bretez de 1739 – Turgot, prévost des marchands de Paris, en étant le commanditaire, et Bretez, l’ingénieur chargé du relevé des rues et immeubles de la capitale.” (…)

https://lejournal.cnrs.fr/articles/ecoutez-le-paris-du-xviiie-siecle

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Cicle de conferències al MUHBA: BCN. La ciutat dels prodigis científics (1888-1929)

Una idea en la que els nostres companys i leaders de projecte José Pardo-Tomás i Alfons Zarzoso van tenir un rol determinant, a partir del fantàstic titol: La ciutat dels prodigis científics, ha començat a donar els seus fruits com ja es va comentar en aquest blog amb la publicació Barcelona: An Urban History of Science and Technology (Routledge, 2016).

Ara es proposa apropar aquestes fascinants històries de ciència urbana a la ciutadania amb un cicle conferencies al Museu d’Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona.

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Aquí podeu descarregar el programa complet:

screenshot-2016-11-13-11-16-56Díptic: La ciutat dels prodigis científics (1888-1929)

Marqueu a les agendes: 24 de novembre i 15 de desembre! Sessions especialment recomenades  per la “interessada” autora del post! ;D

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Seguiran ressenyes… en breu!

Herbier 2.0

No es una novedad pero lo acabo de descubrir y me parece un proyecto fantástico por su capacidad de transmitir de una manera fresca, inmediata, cotidiana, preciosa… patrimonio científico, historia, ciencia, arte, memoria, vida…

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Vídeo de presentación

Herbier 2.0. Una serie documental en 40 crónicas

Herbier 2.0 se desarrolla en 4 años, Precisamente en 40 crónicas film-foto (realizadas por Carlos Muñoz) y film-vídeo (realizados por Anne France Sion y Vincent Gaullier). Pequeñas historias humanas que son al mismo tiempo ventanas abiertas a las colecciones botánica que normalmente están cerradas al público. (Más en: À propos).

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Mapa del web.

Last visit to Salvadoriana…

Have you ever had, whenever visiting a great temporary exhibition, the sad feeling that, after closing, it will be lost forever? In fact, regarding Salvadoriana, this is not completely true… we have the terrific (open access) catalog in trilingual version at our disposal…

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Even so, a book is not able to transmit the full 3D sensation of this space of knowledge. So, the day before it ended, I decided to pay a last lonely visit to the beloved exhibition and try to make it a bit more everlasting… Besides this personal feelings, it does not happen everyday in our countries that a history of science exhibition achieves the right amount of founding and reaches such a large amount of people, being able to communicate, as well, the huge scholarly research work, restoration and database classification of all pieces that this treasure, that the Salvador Collection is, fully deserved! Finally as a citizen of Barcelona and of the world, I think we should be very proud that this important piece of our scientific heritage has been finally put at the public’s disposal and fruition!

If you visit Barcelona don’t miss the original collection! Otherwise… I hope you’ll enjoy this personal crumb of madeleine… And sorry for the homemade production!

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