Welcome to the website of the project DISTILL: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

This project was supported financially by the Petar Beron programme of the Bulgarian National Science Fund in 2021-22.
DISTILL was an individual research project of Dr. Milena Dobreva hosted by Prof. Krassen Stefanov.
The host institution is the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of University of Sofia St Kliment Ohridski.

On this site you can read about the project activities. If you are intereste din the current work of Milena, visit her personal webpage.

DISTILL addresses the challenge of exploring the changing landscape of innovation diffusion in digital cultural heritage focusing on three major factors for change: the large scale digital collections (growing towards big data) and the challenges they bring to the users interested to use and reuse this digital content; the emerging services aimed at helping users (innovation labs), and the new thinking about the generation of value with the participation of multiple contributors where the contributors have little or no compensation (heteromation).

Project funding: 60,000.00 EUR

Implementation period: December 2020 – December 2022.

“Innovation Labs happen and succeed because of people rather than spaces. Success relates to skills and competencies as well as to decision-making, empowerment, trust, tolerance, and investment by thinking outside the box.”

Dr. Georgios Papaioannou (Ionian University, Corfu, Greece)

Latest from the Blog

A year-old Editorial and its Altmetric Ripples…

One year ago, in March 2022, the special issue of the IFLA journal Libraries and COVID-19: Opportunities for innovation was published. It attracted plenty of interest – including a mention in an MDPI Encyclopedia entry. Apparently, the editorial to the special issue is now among the highest-scoring outputs from this journal on Altmetric, ranked 24th…

DISTILL ends its work attracting an #ERAChair grant on #dataSpaces for #culturalHeritage to Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”

Wrapping up the activities of DISTILL perfectly fits the adage that when one door closes, another one is opening. Exploring areas of open innovation in #GLAM institutions, we could not ignore the shift in the digital heritage ecosystems to #dataspaces. This led to submitting a proposal to the ERA Chair call from the Widening programme…

(cc-by) Dr. Milena Dobreva

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

m.dobreva AT fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Disclaimer: the website provides updates on the work on the DISTILL project. The views expressed are of the authors and not of Sofia University or the National Science Fund.