The principal investigator of this project is Dr Ruggero Lancia and its supervisor is Dr Ian G. Anderson, both from the Humanities Advanced Technologies and Informations Institute (HATII) of the University of Glasgow.
This investigation will focus on the curation of digital records related to the Built Environment, and especially to Built Heritage, and aims at delivering policies, requirements and procedures to foster a common and sustainable curatorial framework for these assets minimising their loss risks and maximising their reusability and interoperability within their stakeholders community. In particular, the scope of this investigation project coincides with the present research in Digital Curation on the interoperability of information units and their preservation requirements in specific communities of practice.
This website hosts the research blog of this project and its synthetic documentation. During the nine months this investigation has been granted, the blog will be regularly updated as a research diary featuring the project advancements, its partial results and the analysis of the research problems treated as triggers for public discussions among the stakeholders and Digital Curation experts.
At the end of the investigation period, a research seminar will be held at the HATII gathering together international experts to discuss the curation of Built Environment related data. This website will publicise and gather notes of interest for participating this final initiative too.
The DEDICATE seminar has been a splendid opportunity to discuss the curation and management of Built Environment related data as both a cult...
The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model has reached past March the level of an international published standard, ISO 16739:2013, bu...
Proprietary data formats, undisclosed specifications, partial standardisation, lack of adequate open formats, and the fast obsolescence of h...
Having settled that the variation among competing terms describing the activity of managing digital products is due to more than confusion o...
DEDICATE at the Glasgow School of Art Graduate Show
'HWFG' is an installation on exhibit from the 14th to 28th September at the Lighthouse, Glasgow City Centre. This sculptural structure is the result of a Digital Fabrication experiment I conducted together with the GSA MRes student Gaetano Chianese. Don't miss it!
DPC - Preserving Computer Aided Design event in London
On the 26th July, at One Birdcage Walk - London, I will present at the DPC event "Preserving Computer AIded Design" on the Emerging trends in Architecture that are influencing Digital Preservation of CAD files.
Glasgow Digital Humanities Network
DEDICATE is now part of the DH Network of the University of Glasgow and it will be presented at the DH Day on 10th of June.
College of Arts Industry Day 2013
DEDICATE will be presented as case study for the 'Digital' section of the College of Arts Industry Day 2013 on next 31st of May.
"Digital Curation in Architecture Curricula and vocational training for Architects - The DEDICATE Framework in Architectural CAD Courses Design" is the full-paper we will present at the DigCurV 2013 that will take place in Florence, Italy, on 6th and 7th of May.