[MCN-L] Google-Israel Museum Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Lori Phillips lori.byrd.phillips at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 12:22:34 UTC 2011


I'm happy to have the opportunity to directly congratulate you on this
cultural and technological achievement!

While I understand that the partnership with Google offered unique technical
advancements that something like Wikipedia obviously could not, I was
nonetheless saddened to see that the usual issue of working with Google
necessitates closing off the possibility of releasing these amazing images
publicly, and for reuse [1]. This isn't meant to be passive aggressive in
any way; just pointing out the unfortunate consequences of partnering with
Google, though there really is no choice in the matter due to their
incredibly useful tools that bring these types of amazing projects about.

I was interested in this most particularly because of your recent
cooperation with Wikimedia in taking on a Wikipedian-in-Residence [2]. I had
the pleasure of presenting with Allison Kupietzky [3] in the same session at
Wikimania in Haifa this August. I'm thrilled with the potential for future
Wikimedia cooperations at the Israel Museum and wish your museum and
Wikipedian in Residence the best of luck!

Congrats on all of your recent successes!

Lori

[1] http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/terms
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/IMJ
[3]
http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Transparency:_The_Art_of_Information_Sharing_-_Museum_Artist_files_on_Wikipedia

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Amalyah Keshet [akeshet at imj.org.il] <
akeshet at imj.org.il> wrote:

> In case this is of interest.  Take your pick of links; we're excited about
> them all.
>
> Amalyah Keshet
> Head of Image Resources & Copyright Management
> The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
>
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> San Fransisco Chronicle (Blomberg)
> Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online in Israel Museum Project With Google
>
> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/09/26/bloomberg_articlesLS4MYN0UQVI9.DTL#ixzz1Z4oKjTt6
>
> Telegraph, UK
> Google digitises Dead Sea Scrolls
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8789208/Google-digitises-Dead-Sea-Scrolls.html
> <
> https://www1.imj.org.il/owa/14.1.323.3/scripts/premium/redir.aspx?C=167d893d084e4c01a85cfa0737fd4c36&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.telegraph.co.uk%2ftechnology%2fnews%2f8789208%2fGoogle-digitises-Dead-Sea-Scrolls.html
> >
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> Call them the Dead E-Scrolls: Ancient documents go digital
>
> http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/26/7969710-call-them-the-dead-e-scrolls-ancient-documents-go-digital
> Bloomberg
> Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online as Google Joins Israel Museum to Help Scholars
>
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-26/dead-sea-scrolls-go-online-as-google-joins-israel-museum-to-help-scholars.html
> Gizmodo
> The Google-Powered, Digital Dead Sea Scrolls are a History Buff's Dream
>
> http://gizmodo.com/5843790/the-google+powered-digital-dead-sea-scrolls-are-a-history-buffs-dream
>
> Wired:
> Google's Dead Sea Scrolls project: why putting parchment & papyrus in the
> cloud matters to civilization
>
> http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2011/09/googles-dead-sea-scrolls-project-why-putting-parchment-papyrus-in-the-cloud-matters-to-civilization/
>
> The Register:
> Google unfurls Dead Sea Scrolls
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/26/dead_sea_scrolls/
>
> Toronto Star - photo essay
> Dead Sea Scrolls now online
> http://photogallery.thestar.com/1059685
> Fox News
> 2,000-Year-Old Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online
>
> http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/26/2000-year-old-dead-sea-scrolls-go-online/
>
> PC World
> Dead Sea Scrolls Post in Time for Rosh Hashanah
>
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/240590/dead_sea_scrolls_post_in_time_for_rosh_hashanah.html
> <
> https://www1.imj.org.il/owa/14.1.323.3/scripts/premium/redir.aspx?C=167d893d084e4c01a85cfa0737fd4c36&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.pcworld.com%2farticle%2f240590%2fdead_sea_scrolls_post_in_time_for_rosh_hashanah.html
> >
>
>
> Xinhua News Agency
> Google, Israel Museum launch online Dead Sea scrolls project
> http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2011-09/26/c_131161149.htm
>
>
> CBS News
> Centuries-old Dead Sea Scrolls rolled out online
> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/26/scitech/main20111650.shtml
>
> Forbes (AP)
> 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls go online
>
> http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/09/26/general-ml-israel-dead-sea-scrolls_8700520.html
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Lori Phillips
Web Content Specialist | Wikipedian-in-Residence
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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