We are pleased to announce that the Arc/k Project is the latest contributor to the digital archives Calisphere and the Digital Public Library of America!
Calisphere and the California Digital Library bring together a multitude of digitized collections from California based museums, libraries, archives, and all ten campuses of the University of California. They are a partner of the Digital Public Library of America, which is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata and materials from libraries, museums and institutions around the country.
The Arc/k Project’s image collection of over three hundred 3D photogrammetry models joins Calisphere’s 1.7 million digitized cultural heritage objects for use by educators, researchers and the public.
“As a digital collection aggregate, Calisphere brings cultural heritage archives like ours together through shared common archival standards and practices” said Michael Conyers, Archivist for The Arc/k Project. “This allows Arc/k’s Collections to fit seamlessly into Calisphere’s catalog, improving academic and public access to the models and data.”
The Arc/k Project’s featured collections include Cultural Heritage of Syria – Perpetuity Palmyra, which accurately preserves the tragically destroyed cultural heritage site via VR and 3D models created exclusively from thousands of crowdsourced digital images, and Cultural Heritage of Venezuela, a joint digital preservation project in association with the non-profit organization Institutional Assets and Monuments of Venezuela.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) helps accelerate innovative tools and ideas that empower and equip libraries to make information more accessible.
Founder and Executive Director of The Arc/k Project Brian Pope shares, “Accessibility to culture is one of the founding principles of Arc/k Project. By entering into strategic associations with organizations who prioritize accessibility in a new age, we are thrilled to be a part of this new and rapidly developing paradigm for access, for that which otherwise might be hidden behind gates of privilege and exclusivity.”
Discover the collections! Each object of Arc/k’s catalog contains an image of the 3D model, related metadata and a direct link to its catalog page viewable on The Arc/k Project Collections website.
As your gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections, Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. Discover over one million photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more. The collections on Calisphere have been digitized and contributed by all ten campuses of the University of California and other important libraries, archives, and museums throughout the state.
Calisphere website: https://calisphere.org/
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