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Report of the Workshop on Digital Imagery for Works of Art

The following announcement is not directly related to licensing issues, but
might still be of interest to readers of liblicense-l.


Stephen M. Griffin, National Science Foundation
Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


On November 19-20, 2001, the National Science Foundation, The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, and the Harvard University Art Museums jointly
sponsored an invitational workshop on Digital Imagery for Works of Art.
This workshop was organized by Kevin Kiernan (University of Kentucky),
Charles Rhyne (Reed College), and Ron Spronk (Harvard University), and was
designed to bring together computer and imaging scientists who have been
active in digital imagery research with a particular group of end users,
namely research scholars in the visual arts, including art and
architecture historians, art curators, conservators, and scholars and
practitioners in closely related disciplines.

The specific purpose of the meeting was to explore how the research and
development agenda of computing, information and imaging scientists might
more usefully serve the research needs of research scholars in the visual
arts. At the same time, participants looked for opportunities where
applications in the art history domain might inform and push information
technology research in new and useful directions.

The final report of the workshop is now available at
http://www.dli2.nsf.gov/mellon/report.html.  This Web page contains a copy
of the report in HTML and a link to a printable version in Adobe Acrobat
format.  This Web page also contains a link to a comment form.  The
organizers and sponsors would very much welcome comments and other
feedback from readers of the report.  Of particular interest would be
links to ongoing efforts in the various areas emphasized in the report, as
well as pointers to resources (collections, tools, etc.) that may be
useful for future collaborative work.