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Welcome to the website of the project DISTILL: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
IN INNOVATION LABS FOR DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE

This project is financially supported by the Petar Beron programme of the Bulgarian National Science Fund in 2021-2022.

DISTILL is 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.

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

Duration: November 2020 – November 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)


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Distill is co-organising a master class on practical datafication

On 14-15 July 2022 Milena Dobreva from Distill will join forces with Assoc. Prof. Georgios Papaioannou from Ionian University, Greece and representatives of the e-Infrastructure for Bulgarian language and cultural heritage CLaDA-BG delivering a master class for 20 museum professionals from various museum sectors in Bulgaria. The master class will explore how smaller museums canContinue reading “Distill is co-organising a master class on practical datafication”

MOOCs, digital transformation and upskilling information professionals

The upskilling of information professionals is a topic of long-standing debates in academic and professional circles. 11 years after MOOCs emerged, a new Erasmus partnership will explore how to support library professionals by providing much-needed content around the digital transformation topic. To answer glocal (no, this is not a typo!) needs, the resources will beContinue reading “MOOCs, digital transformation and upskilling information professionals”

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