Monday – Talk

Introductions and Overviews

Presentation Panel on Preservation best practices
Some questions:
How do existing practices for digital preservation apply to digital 3D data? What are current digital curation practices and how do they translate to 3D data? What guidance exists or is being developed to provide steps for forward migration and format longevity of 3D data? What is raw 3D data and how do we record digital provenance? How can we work around proprietary file formats?

  • [Data Curators Best Practices for Presevation.] Lisa Johnston, Digital Conservancy and the Digital Curation Network
  • Preservation best practices for 3D data, drawing on experience at the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDARFrancis Pierce-McMamamon, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Center for Digital Antiquity
  • Preserving 3D data: best practices from a UK perspective, Kieron Nivon, Archaeological Data Services (ADS)


Group Discussion

Presentation Panel on Management/Storage

Some questions:What data should be kept over the long term? How does one track digital provenance? Should we track digital provenance? What constitutes a master/archival copy? What options are being evaluated for storage of large data sets “in perpetuity”? Cost/benefit analysis for storage solutions? What challenges are repositories facing with this data type?

  • MorphoSource – helping determine and serve 3D community needs, Doug Boyer, Morphosource

Group Discussion


Presentation Panel on Metadata standards

Some questions: Examples of topics of interest- Why do we need metadata standards development? How are standards developed? Given the lack of agreed upon standards for 3D data, what solutions are institutions currently using? What are users’ needs regarding metadata?  Who are the targeted users?  What constitutes the minimal metadata for inclusion in a repository? How can linked metadata be developed for improved workflows. What would be required for data clean up or migration for previously unstandardized data?

  • Building Consensus: An Overview of Metadata Standards Development, Christina Harlow, Stanford University
  • 3D Metadata at Indiana University, Julie Hardesty, Indiana University


  • 3D Models for Cultural Heritage: from Survey to shared knowledge, Andrea d'Andrea, University of Naples
  • Building metadata for 3D capture workflows, Jon Blundell, Smithsonian Institution

Group Discussion

Reception & Posters

Tuesday – Work

Presentation Panel on Copyright/Ownership

Some Questions: What is the current interpretation of copyright law to 3D Data in the U.S. and abroad, and is it appropriate? What can be learned from case studies of copyright from other media? Who owns the data? Who owns copyright on collaborative project data? What are strategies for negotiating agreements for content with limited rights due to permits or cultural sensitivity?

  • US-based and International issues regarding 3D, Kyle Courtney, Harvard University
  • US-based and International issues regarding 3D, Melissa Levine, University of Michigan


Presentation Panel on Discoverability/Access

Some Questions: What platforms are being used to share 3D data? What challenges are repositories facing? In what state are users expecting 3D access? How is the lack of consistent metadata standards impacting the ability to share 3D data? How can linked metadata impact discoverability. Who are the targeted users?

  • Sharing and Publishing 3D Data: Enabling Access and Reuse for Research Applications, Jamie Wittenberg, Indiana University
  • Preserving Multimodal Sources for 3D Digital Editions & Intersectional Scholarship, Angel Nieves, Yale University & Hamilton College
  • Using Open source platform to improve Cultural Preservation, Narcisse Mbunzama, University of Kinshasa

Group Discussion


Reflection - Synthesize Ideas

Working Group Creation


Working Groups small meetings 1
Identify focus areas


Working Groups small meetings 2

Reports from afternoon

Wednesday – Plan

Reflection from Tuesday
Working groups

Planning the months ahead

  • Working Groups communication
  • Regular large group communication
  • Documentation and Papers
  • Vision for Forum