3D4Ever: why is it so hard to talk about the preservation of 3D data?

Kilbride, W. (2017) 3D4Ever: why is it so hard to talk about the preservation of 3D data? Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 40(2), pp. 183-189. (doi: 10.1080/19455224.2017.1317006)

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This brief opinion piece reflects on the author’s experience planning the programme for a conference on 3D data: ‘3D4ever: building three dimensional models to last’. The development of 3D laser scanning and printing technology in recent years is described and the author laments the apparent lack of attention to the long-term preservation of the resulting data. While the agencies involved in creating 3D data do seem to understand the long-term value of the data, they have not taken sufficient action to ensure the value is maintained. In this article a challenge is posed to address the gap between the communities who create 3D data and those with the expertise to manage and preserve it for the long-term.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kilbride, Dr William
Authors: Kilbride, W.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Journal of the Institute of Conservation
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1945-5232
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Icon, The Institute of Conservation
First Published:First published in Journal of the Institute of Conservation 40(2):183-189
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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