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Takin.solutions is a company that offers ICT solutions for Cultural Heritage, from consultation to full implementation, depending on the needs of its clients. The goal of Takin.solutions is to offer quality, integrated digital solutions in the field of cultural heritage, whether it be for memory institutions, archaeological projects, or within the context of interdisciplinary initiatives.

Takin is particularly specialized in the creation and management of

semantic data
database management
 and
cultural heritage 
documentation

It focuses on digital documentation throughout the data management life cycle

from data acquisition through curation, transformation, presentation, and visualization on the
the mission of both the research and preservation of cultural heritage.

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Takin.solutions is a consultation and services company for the implementation of information management solutions in the cultural heritage sector. A partnership between George Bruseker and Denitsa Nenova, the company builds on the years of hands-on, international experience of its founders in the field of information management in cultural heritage.

We are a flexible, dynamically developing company offering a broad range of services  for data acquisition, management, analysis and presentation.  Our passion is to work with customers to develop integrated solutions that look at how the parts of a particular problem fit to the whole of an overall data management strategy.  We are interested in the goals of our customers both for the short term, but also the long term. We work together with you to figure out your overall needs and how they can most effectively and economically be achieved.  In all these domains we offer consultancy, implementation and/or training according to your requirements.  

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GEORGE BRUSEKER, PHD

Chief Executive Officer

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DENITSA NENOVA, PHD

Chief Executive Officer

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George Bruseker is a researcher in digital humanities focussing on conceptual modelling and the use of semantic data in research. He is  a co-founder and CEO of Takin.solutions Ltd. George has a PhD in philosophy from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and over 15 years of experience in managing ICT projects in the cultural heritage field. He has worked respectively for the British School at Athens, Qatar Museums and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) where he most recently held the position of coordinator of the Centre for Cultural Informatics. He has held a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher post at ICS-FORTH (2015) and was a fellow of the Digital Society Initiative and the Swiss Art Research Institute (2019). His research interests lie in conceptual modelling, semantic data workflow, data provenance questions, and the democratization of knowledge.

MATTHEW FIELDING, PHD

Semantic Architect

Matthew Fielding holds a PhD in philosophy and has an extensive background in semantic data modelling and formal ontology, including several years in foundational work undertaken at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Sciences as researcher and scientific advisor. Within the field of Cultural Heritage, Matthew has worked extensively with archival collections and digital holdings, reflecting his theoretical interest in the status of 'information objects' such as texts, images, sound, etc., and their relationship to the real-world entities they depict and discuss. His work in semantic architectures lays heavy emphasis on frameworks that support future interoperability.

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Denitsa Nenova is a professional archaeologist and a co-founder and CEO of Takin.solutions Ltd. Her academic background is in archaeology, database solutions for Cultural Heritage (CH), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with a proven record of 20 years of experience in the field. Denitsa has a PhD in Archaeology from University College London and two Master degrees in relevant fields. Her main expertise is in the fields of digital archaeological documentation, semantic reference data models and their archaeological application, landscape archaeology, aerial photography and airborne-scanning technology, photogrammetry, Mediterranean and Balkan Bronze Age and Iron Age archaeology, and archaeological ceramics. Denitsa works on several international projects and has been recently involved as a postdoctoral researcher in two Horizon 2020 initiatives.

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VESELINA KALKANDZHIEVA FdSc

Executive Assistant 

Veselina Kalkandzhieva has been an Executive Assistant at Takin Solutions LTD since November 2022. She has over 7 years of experience in managing information flow in a timely and accurate manner, managing executives' calendars, and setting up meetings and finances. She was a director of a big cleaning company in the United Kingdom from 2014 until 2021. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, in 2013, earning her degree in Science In Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and certificates for File Management and e-document production, web design, and database manipulation. 

 

OUR SERVICES

DATA ACQUSITION

Knowledge in cultural heritage stands on the basis of correct data acquisition, accurately capturing and recording facts regarding the past with the appropriate techniques for the object of study and documenting this capture itself. Takin.solutions offers consultancy in choosing appropriate methods for primary data capture, services in implementing these methods and support in implementing international metadata standards describing primary data.

DATA MANAGEMENT

In the digital era, the production of quality cultural heritage data is only made sustainable and viable under an overall data management plan and strategy. The organization of information for the present and the future is not only an important responsibility of researchers and professionals but increasingly an institutional and academic necessity. Increasingly, funding is tied to the articulation of data management plans requiring a complete projection of the data life cycle of a project’s work. Moreover, the creation and maintenance of data according to international standards not only offers to the academic community as a whole but enables researchers to benefit from data integration today in order to link to major reference datasets in order to expand their resources for carrying out their analysis and research. Takin.solutions has expertise in all areas of data management and in particular in managing semantic data contributing to the Linked Open Data web movement.

DATA ANALYSIS

The ability to amass and manage large amounts of cultural heritage data is something that researchers and institutions can start leveraging when they are able to apply advanced data analysis techniques to the data in question. In cultural heritage many of the questions related to datasets pertain to spatial and statistical questions regarding the data. Carrying out this analysis requires knowledge of both the basic tools such as GIS but also the correct statistical techniques. Data analysis also requires the ability to read, shape and leverage data from different sources and in different formats. Takin.solutions brings together the skills necessary to perform these tasks as part of your overall data lifecycle.

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OUR PORTFOLIO OF CLIENTS

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Sari

Swiss Art Research Infrastructure 

Conceptual Modelling

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MPIWG

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Semantic Data Management Consulting, Semantic Data Implementation Training

CHIN

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Advance Services 

Conceptual Modelling 

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Farallon Geographics

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

Canadian Heritage Information Network

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

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Canadian Institute in Greece

Data Management and Web Integration

University of Groningen

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

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HI

Humboldt Innovation Humboldt University of Berlin

Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management

BH

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Biblotheca Hertziana Max Planck Institute for Art History

Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management

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ETH Zurich

Conceptual Modelling

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Parks Canada

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

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PHAROS

Pharos Project

Conceptual Modelling

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Philadelphia Museums of Art

Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management

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The German Institute of History in Rome

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

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University Of Zurich

Conceptual Modelling

Getty

Conceptual Modelling, Semantic Data Management Consulting

The Swedish Institute at Athens and Rome

Conceptual Modelling, Data Mapping, Semantic Data Project Project Management

Frick Collection

Conceptual Modelling

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