Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD have developed CultLab3D: a 3D scanning system that can create digital images of 3D objects. The project aim is to provide mass digitization, annotation and storage of historical artifacts for museums and other places of preservation. Quotes and notes from the article:
- "Digital preservation is one of the most important methods of sustaining our cultural history."
- digital preservation makes it possible to created and maintain scans of written texts
- "Digital preservation of texts is one thing, but the preservation of physical artifacts is quite another."
- while there is no real substitute for an authentic historical artifact, something should be done to preserve historical artifacts