The EAGLE project, Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy, celebrated its third plenary meeting on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at Ljubljana, Slovenia. The meeting took place at the National Museum of Slovenia, which holds an extensive collection of archaeological artefacts. IE member Eydel Rivero took part in the meeting as a technical representation of the University of Alcalá. During the morning session, project partners reviewed the project overall status and next steps for individual deliverables. In the afternoon, a training session was carried out for illustrating to content providers different details of the submission of content to Europeana.
The first EAGLE international event 2014, “Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy”, took place on 19-20 February 2014, organized by EAGLE partner Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Archaeology (Slovenia), in collaboration with Heidelberg University (Germany) and Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy). The doors were opened for all those interested in traditional or digital epigraphy an aimed to the dissemination of general best current practices for digital editions involving several aspects of digital technology applied to inscriptions. The event was divided in three workshops:
Workshop 1: Harmonization and interoperability of Inscriptions (Harmonization and interoperability of Inscriptions). The following points were discussed:
- The Eagle metadata model and its entities
- Europeana Data Model
- EpiDoc as interoperability format
- Trismegistos and geographical information
- Vocabularies and Terminologies
Workshop 2: Translations of Inscriptions (Eagle Working Group on Translations and content curation). The following points were discussed:
- WikiData as best practice for translations of inscriptions.
- An Edit-a-thon of translations of Latin texts on the Eagle MediaWiki
Workshop 3: Intellectual Property Rights (Eagle Working Group on IPR and user engagement). The following points were discussed:
- overview on licensing practices and policies in Europe
- how to deal with IPR
- how to properly label unlabeled digital items as photographs
- a photographic workshop on shooting high quality images for online publication and research.