Open the shrine. The South Italian charters preserved at the Biblioteca della Società Napoletana di Storia Patria are now accessible for all on Monasterium.net

by Antonella Ambrosio

The parchments preserved at the Castel Nuovo of Naples, a fascinating and complex history

The Library of BSNSP in Castelnuovo (Naples). ©Angelo Odore
The Library of BSNSP in Castelnuovo (Naples). ©Angelo Odore

The fonds of parchments in question is nowadays at the Castel Nuovo, a fortress which is an authentic symbol of the royal dynasties of the Kingdom of Naples. More precisely, the charters are preserved by the Biblioteca della Società Napoletana di Storia Patria (BSNSP) that has its premises in the same fortress. I like to think of this fonds as of a precious shrine because it contains a rich documentation coming from copious private archives as well as from religious institutions in South Italy which ended up for diverse reasons in the library of the Society (http://www.storiapatrianapoli.it/). At last, this documentation now comes to light thanks to its digital archive on Monasterium.Net (http://monasterium.net:8181/mom/IT-BSNSP/archive). Open the shrine. The South Italian charters preserved at the Biblioteca della Società Napoletana di Storia Patria are now accessible for all on Monasterium.net weiterlesen

Antonella Ambrosio

Antonella Ambrosio. ©Angelo Odore
Antonella Ambrosio. ©Angelo Odore

Antonella Ambrosio teaches Paleography and Diplomatics for Bachelor and Master degree courses in History in the University of Naples Federico II, from 2008 with digital technologies. She has twenty years of work and research experience on the historical charters keeping in archives, she has published books  and various  papers on the topic, with digital approach too (https://www.docenti.unina.it/antonella.ambrosio).

She is actually project manager for the Department of Humanities of UNINA, of the project Co:op  – community as opportunity. the creative archives‘ and users‘  network (EU, Creative Europe 2014-2020) http://www.coop-unina.org/. At the moment she is coordinator for Italy of Monasterium. Net and vice-president of ICARUS where coordinates the Icarus didactics group (http://www.recruitdigitaldoc.org/activities/didactics-group/).

 

Report on File Formats for Hand-written Text Recognition (HTR) Material

by Sami Nousiainen, M.Sc.(Tech.)

The National Archives of Finland has carried out format study within our co:op project with the primary purpose of reviewing and analyzing the available file formats for the storage of automatically recognized text or manually input text (transcription). The automatic recognition can be either OCR-based (i.e. recognition of printed text) or HTR-based (i.e. recognition of hand-written text). Report on File Formats for Hand-written Text Recognition (HTR) Material weiterlesen

Sami Nousiainen

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Sami Nousiainen , M.Sc.(Tech.). © Sami Nousiainen

Sami Nousiainen, M.Sc.(Tech.), has graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology, from the Department of Engineering Physics and Mathematics, majoring in Information Science and minoring in Applied Mathematics.

He has worked in research and development for about 15 years carrying out projects related to e.g. telecommunications, mobile services, software development, environmental monitoring and data analysis in projects funded by e.g. EU, national public sector and companies. He has some publications in e.g. conferences and journals.

The 3rd MOMathon

Two weeks ago, on 15 November 2016, the already 3rd #MOMathon16 took place, organized within the EU-funded project co:op.

The MOMathon is an online event concerned with the Monasterium portal – Europe’s virtual charters archive. It gives everyone interested in refining the accessibility of digital available historic documents the opportunity to collectively enhance the world´s largest database of medieval and early modern charters.

34 participants from Germany, Austria, Romania, Italy, Spain and Great Britain helped to enhance the database of Monasterium with new metadata. Some attendees even changed the online-event to a local event and met over coffee and cake for a join editing:

Click here to see how well epicurean delights go together with intellectual work at the University of Naples Federico II.

The 3rd MOMathon weiterlesen