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CoDA | Mukurtu CMS Seminar at DHSI


CoDA and Mukurtu are thrilled to contribute in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, Canada, with a full immersion 5 days seminar on Cultural Codes and Protocols for Indigenous Digital Heritage Management. DHSI is a week of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, where participants share ideas and methods, and develop

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IFRAO 2013 Workshop Questionnaire: From Digitization to Preservation: Digital Collections, Needs and Challenges

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The XVII International Congress of IFRAO is less than a week away. We hope you are attending! If not, check our twitter, facebook and blog for updates throughout the congress. CoDA will be leading a two-part workshop. If you are participating at IFRAO, we’d love your feedback so we can make the most of the limited

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Chuck Ashley Memorial Photography Scholarship Fund


In July 2011 CoDA established a memorial scholarship fund in photographer Charles Ashley’s name, soon after his death in June 2011. The scholarship is aimed at helping students interested in photography to buy equipment, pay for internship fees or tuitions for a school or class of their choice. CoDA also offers in-house training on digital photography, digitization

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Workshop | Field and Laboratory Photography for Archaeology

  Workshop | Half-day A hands-on, practical workshop covering studio photography (artifacts, samples, publication imaging) and site photography. We will cover the essentials of color calibration, resolution, optimal aperture and shutter speed settings, and composition. We will discuss how to develop a ‘born–archival’ workflow, helping to assure digital preservation from the field to the file.

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Hearst Reisner Digital Collection – Project Intro

The HRDC project is a collaborative pilot project conducted by CoDA, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (PAHMA), Near Eastern Studies Department (NES), and Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI), in 2010. The aim of the project was to start an integrated digital remediation of selected pieces in the Hearst-Reisner Egyptian collection of the PAHMA for

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CoDA on the Road – Amache Relocation Camp

The good news about digital archaeology is that it often doesn’t require any travel. The bad news is that it often doesn’t require any travel! This week is one of those rare exceptions, as Michael Ashley heads out to spend four days in Colorado to lend his digital documentation skills to the University of Denver. CoDA

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Interview with Tom Noble, Bureau of Land Management

CoDA intern Erica Pallo interviewed Tom Noble on September 27, 2011 via Skype. Mr. Noble is a photogrammetry specialist for the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, as well as an expert in other digital photography technologies, and was at the Presidio of San Francisco in August of this year to assist in the preservation

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Interview with Kimberly Christen, Washington State University

Intern Erica Pallo interview Dr. Kimberly Christen, Project Director for the Mukurtu project and archival platform (, on August 30, 2011 to discuss the need for new forms of digital content management tools for indigenous communities around the world to preserve their heritage, and Mukurtu’s attempt to fill that void by creating innovative software that

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The Presidio Photogrammetry Project

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Last week two members of the CoDA team (Michael and I) had the unique opportunity to work with one of the masters of the art and science of photogrammetry, Tom Noble

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Tip – Saving Data, Saving Dollars

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I was at BestBuy on Saturday picking up some external hard drives for a project, where several equally lost people were milling around looking for the killer weekend deals. In fact, I was looking for multiple, external hard drives that work for PC and Mac… and so was everybody else. Having rooted through the myriad

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