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New RTI Project at University of Southern California

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Dear all,


FYI, the RTI news below. Great to see RTI gaining momentum. Here in Berlin we have secured funding to bring CHI over for 2 trainings involving Excellence Cluster TOPOI and the Staatlich Museen. The Staatlich Museen have also now secured funding for equipment purchase which we are in the process of acquiring. So hopefully more folks soon to be joining the RTI community!


All best - Kathryn

PS: Also posted on RTI-Help Google group forum



Jack Sasson jack.m.sasson@vanderbilt.edu via listserv.unc.edu

19:15 (15 hours ago)


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From Bruce Zuckerman <bzuckerm@college.usc.edu>:






A NEW TRAINING Program for Scholars, conservators and researchers in the Use of Reflectance Transformation imaging (RTI) for Documenting ancient texts and artifacts including the Loan of Imaging Equipment



The University of Southern California’s West Semitic Research Project (www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp) has received grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Training Program in advanced imaging technologies for the documentation of ancient texts and artifacts with an initial emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). The IMLS and the Mellon Foundation have also funded the purchase of imaging equipment to support the Training Program.


The objective of this project is to develop an infrastructure for training scholars in the use of RTI technology and subsequently to lend the necessary imaging equipment to participants in the training program so they can do an initial RTI documentation project either in field environments (archaeological sites, etc.) or in libraries, museums and/or other similar venues, worldwide. This initial undertaking should be understood to be a pilot project that can develop into an ongoing, broader documentary effort and preferably may also serve as the catalyst for establishing a consortial network for image documentation of a given corpus (or corpora) of ancient texts and/or artifacts. All equipment to be lent out is both rugged and compact and is thus ideal for doing sophisticated imaging in remote locations.


Twenty-four awards over three years (approximately eight per year) for traineeships will be provided based on the merit and intrinsic importance of a proposed pilot imaging project as well as the appropriateness of the subject matter for RTI imaging.


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