Run Run Shaw Library

High-Resolution Imaging Technology for the Preservation of Cultural Artifacts in Libraries and Archives
「東亞古文獻保存、修復和價值重現—現代技術的應用」專題講座與工作坊

Conservation Libraries Archives


About

Objective

This training programme will emphasize digitization projects with imaging technology from Japan. Case studies featuring important old documents, such as the digitization of Japanese national treasure Toji Hyakugo Monjo (東寺百合文書) consisting of 25,000 documents spanning 1,000 years, will be demonstrated. Participants will gain broad insight into the role of scanning and other digital technologies as a component of the preservation of cultural items. Also, library staff will cover the foundational elements of the scanning process, consider the future development of libraries through interaction with digital specialists, and begin discussions about the development of a cross-regional consortium on the preservation of collections through digital means.

Participants in this workshop will be able to explore the following areas:

What is the significance of conducting academic exchange and Japan and Korea on their preservation technologies?

In what way does high-resolution scanning technology help users in discovery and ignite their curiosity?

How can the scanned images of the special collections help to inspire more researches?

Background

Special Collections are each inherently unique in terms of individual research values and multiple layers of cultural heritage. Many collections exist in a fragile state, which means that the preservation of these collections is vital to ensure long-range sustainability. With the advancement of technologies, special collections’ material can be digitized using ultra high-resolution means, and the stored images and metadata can be easily discovered and utilized by a diverse public. Digitization allows users to adopt a heuristic approach in order to delve more deeply into the material, and as a gateway for students and researchers to access both print-based and digital resources. Academic libraries acquire, preserve, promote, and make accessible a collection of rare and unique materials, which in turn inspires discovery, cultivates knowledge, advances research and preserves cultural heritage. Through scanning technologies, these valuable resources create a distinctive learning environment and preserve information for the CityU community and society at large.

Significance of Special Collections for Academic Library

Over the past decades, the core teaching and research missions of the University have become increasingly more dependent upon digital modes of information. As part of this transition, the Academic Library has taken a lead role in expanding its preservation programme to cover both print-based and born digital content for scholars. Special holdings document society and culture from the ancient to the contemporary, and in so doing, this creates a sophisticated understanding of our collective history in its broadest possible sense. Special Collections is a key repository of both digital and print content, and it remains a strong component of what distinguishes a good university.

The LUXLAB at the CityU School of Creative Media’s Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM). http://www.acim.cityu.edu.hk/laboratories/luxlab/

In 2014 ACIM founded the LUXLAB in partnership with Ide Laboratory of Advanced Imaging Technology. At its 500 square meter Hong Kong Science Park location, LUXLAB is the first in Hong Kong to offer expert state-of-the-art ultra high-resolution scanning for the arts, cultural heritage and the conservation sectors. LUXLAB provides up to 1200 DPI archival quality data for the preservation of cultural objects, data mining, post-production and as the basis for innovations in content display and interaction. Important scanning, conservation and exhibition projects to date include the Hong Kong Maritime Museum’s precious early 19th century painted scroll 'Pacifying the South China Sea Pirates'' (《靖海全圖》), and famous Chinese contemporary artist Qiu Zhijie’s 52 square meter calligraphic painting ‘Birds Eye’ (2013). With this strong foundation, the Library will explore the entire range of scanning technology offered by the Ide Laboratory as a way to preserve key collection items.

Audience

This training programme is open to those with an interest in learning the first-hand ultra-high resolution scanning skills from Japan and Korea and those who are interested in cultural heritage. Priorities are given to Library/Museum staff who are interested in special and digital collections; and those who wish to facilitate new research ideas from old documents.

Organizers

Programme Committee

Prof. Harald Kraemer, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Jeffrey Shaw, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Steve Ching, City University of Hong Kong
Mr Christopher Mattison, City University of Hong Kong

Registration Fee

HK$1,200/person

Program

17 Dec, 2014 (Wednesday): Registration, Keynote, Sessions
18 Dec, 2014 (Thursday): Education program and training course (1)
19 Dec, 2014 (Friday): Education program and training course (2)
20 Dec, 2014 (Saturday): Tour to Hong Kong Maritime Museum

[Please click this link for full program]

Speakers & Instructors

Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi

Advanced High Resolution Imaging Technology for Conservation of Important Artifacts in Libraries and Archives

Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi
Professor, Kyoto University

Mr. Chijo Onishi

Old Meets New: How the advanced digital technology can help preservation of world heritage in Japanese temple

Mr. Chijo Onishi
Head priest, Ganjoji Temple

Old Meets New - How advanced digital technology can assist in the preservation of world heritage in Japanese temples (PDF)

Dr. Harald Kraemer

New media — new problems. What will happen to all of these Masterworks of the Neolithic Age of Multimedia?

Dr. Harald Kraemer
Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Mr. Naoharu Usami

Preservation of paper documents

Mr. Naoharu Usami
CEO and Founder, Usami Shutokudo Corporation

Preservation of paper documents (PDF)

Dr. Kim Min

Case study: Application of high-resolution imaging for Korean cultural heritage items

Dr. Kim Min
Representative, Sejong National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

Application of high-resolution imaging for Korean cultural heritage items 1 (PDF)
Application of high-resolution imaging for Korean cultural heritage items 2 (PDF)

 

Digitization of Cultural Heritage Assets (National Treasures and Most Important Documents) of Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

Mr. Koji Okumura
CEO, Sabia Inc

How to preserve Kyoto’s thousand-year-old documents (PDF)

Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque

Introduction to advanced imaging and digital archiving

Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque
Chief Technical Officer, Sabia Inc

Mr. Peng Wang

Scanning demonstration

Mr. Peng Wang
Master’s degree student, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Ms. Chizu Hoshiai

Japan UNESCO Committee Projects in Activities in China and the Philippines

Ms. Chizu Hoshiai
Project administrator, Kyoto University

Japan UNESCO Committee Projects in Activities in China and the Philippines {PDF}

Contact

Ms Helen Lee
Email: helen_lee.sk@cityu.edu.hk

Address:
Run Run Shaw Library
Academic 1
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3442 5418
Fax: (852) 3442 0260

Accommodation

Participants can enjoy a special rate for the rooms offered by the following hotel:

Harbour Plaza Metropolis
都會海逸酒店, 香港九龍紅磡都會道7號
7 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3160 6888
Email: esterl@harbour-plaza.com

Photo Gallery

17 December 2014

Opening by Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi Opening by Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi Welcome Address by Prof. Steve Ching Presentation by Mr. Chijo Onishi

Presentation by Mr. Chijo Onishi Workshop Participants Question and Answer Session Question by Mr. WANG Xin

Answer by Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi and Mr. Chijo Onishi Presentation by Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Mr. Chijo Onishi Mr. HUANG Chen Present Souvenirs to Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi

Presentation by Mr. Koji Okumura Presentation by Mr. Koji Okumura Presentation by Mr. Naoharu Usami Presentation by Mr. Naoharu Usami

Presentation by Dr. Kim Min Presentation by Dr. Kim Min Presentation by Mr. WANG Xin Group Photo with Mr. and Mrs. Chijo


18 December 2014

Chanting by Mr. Chijo Onishi Chanting by Mr. HUANG Chen Introduction Today’s program and speakers 
by Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi Presentation by Ms. Chizu Hoshiai

Presentation by Ms. Chizu Hoshiai Presentation by Ms. Chizu Hoshiai Presentation by Mr. Peng Wang Supplementary by Prof. Ari Ide-Ektesabi

Presentation by Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque Setup Scanning Equipment by Mr. Peng Wang Presentation by Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque Setup Scanning Equipment by Mr. Peng Wang

Presentation by Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque Scanning Demonstration Mr. Naoharu Usami preparing preservation demonstration Mr. Naoharu Usami preparing preservation demonstration

Presentation by Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque Presentation by Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque Training and demonstration on the preservation of
paper documents Training and demonstration on the preservation of
paper documents

Training and demonstration on the preservation of
paper documents Training and demonstration on the preservation of
paper documents Introduction by Dr. Harald Kraemer at School of Creative Media, CityU Presentation by Dr. Harald Kraemer

Presentation by Dr. Harald Kraemer Presentation by Dr. Harald Kraemer Presentation by Dr. Harald Kraemer Presentation by Dr. Harald Kraemer

CMC Gallery Tour by Dr. Harald Kraemer CMC Gallery Tour by Dr. Harald Kraemer CMC Gallery Tour by Dr. Harald Kraemer CMC Gallery Tour by Dr. Harald Kraemer


19 December 2014

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. LIU Xiuwen Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. LV Shuxian Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. HUANG Jing Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. CHENG Rentao

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. WANG Xiaoshan Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. LV Ruihua Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. YANG Lulu Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. LIU Congming

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. SHAN Guofeng Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. LI Yilun Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. WANG Xin Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. ZHANG Hao

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. ZHANG Xiaodong Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. FANG Wei Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. FENG Liyun Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. HUANG Chen

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. HAN Zijing Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. HAN Songtao Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. TONG Huazhang Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. LIU Xiang

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. XIA Zhengwei Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. XIE Quan Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. XIAO Xiaobo Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. YE Jian

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. ZHANG Shengqiang Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. DING Wei Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. HAN Yu Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. Jeff Liu

Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. Irene Wong Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Mr. Iven Cheung Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. WANG Xiaolei Mr. Chijo Onishi 
Present Certificate to Ms. Sheila Cheung

Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Mr. Chijo Onishi Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Mr. Naoharu Usami Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Mr. Koji Okumura Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Dr. Jay Arre Oliveros Toque

Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Dr. Min Kim Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Ms. Chizu Hoshiai Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Mr. HUANG Chen Prof. Steve Ching Present Souvenirs to Mr. Peng Wang

Closing Remarks by Mr. HUANG Chen Speckers Group Photo


20 December 2014

Exhibits at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Exhibits at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Exhibits at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Exhibits at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Exhibits at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Exhibits at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Gouup Photo outside the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum Tour at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum