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Enhanced dissemination of image collections on Syria (1920-1977)
Wann : 17.01.2019   18:00 - 20:00
Art : Vortrag

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Das Referat für Informationstechnologie der Wissenschaftlichen Abteilung der Zentrale lädt Sie herzlich ein zum

357. Hauskolloquium mit einem Vortrag von:

Jean-Christophe Peyssard (Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo))
Enhanced dissemination and collaborative redocumentation of image collections on Syria (1920-1977)

am Donnerstag, den 17. Januar 2019, um 18:00 Uhr c.t.
im Gartensaal des Wiegandhauses, Eingang: Peter-Lenné-Straße 28-30.


Supported and funded by UNESCO and the European Union within the framework of the “Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage” programme, the project “Enhanced Dissemination and Collaborative Redocumentation of Image Collections on Syria (1920-1977)” enabled the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo) to achieve its primary goal in this context: opening up its collection of historic imagery to the broadest access and widest audience over the Internet.

The collection is now available under an open access license via the MediHAL Open Archive website: MediHAL is indexed by all major search engines and allows the collection to be disseminated through scholarly communication tools and channels (e.g. specialized search engines and integrations in publications). This open access dissemination conforms with the policies of the French Ministry of Higher Education, EU and UNESCO. The project is deeply committed to the international Open Science movement and to the FAIR principle: Thanks to the UNESCO/EU grant, the images are now fully Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable by the scientific community and citizens from all over the world.

From a scientific perspective, the outcome of the project has exceeded expectations. The community responded with great interest in helping to redocument and index the collection. From a general public perspective, the collection is promoted through the Ifpo’s social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and the “Grands sites archéologiques” website ( of the French Ministry of Culture, to which the images were also added. We hope to achieve the same with a wide range of stakeholders involved in safeguarding and promoting the Syrian heritage.


DAI Berlin, Wiegandhaus

Peter-Lenné-Str. 28
14195 Berlin


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