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Credit: Kenneth Peters

Imagine the research possibilities of being able to view three-dimensional scans of museum objects, write dance moves electronically or study ancient documents that were previously considered too damaged to decipher.

E-tools are being developed to allow researchers to do these things, aiding scholarly work in subjects that are not usually associated with such technology, such as museum curation, dance, archaeology and music. The tools are emerging from the Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Joint Information Systems Committee.

From Times Higher Education (UK)
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