On data spaces, cakes, poetry and hats: #Europeana2022

Reflections from the conference Europeana 2022 – making digital culture count, took place from 28 – 30 September 2022. It was a celebration for at least two reasons. Such an event is an unmissable opportunity for me. I am really curious about how this new technological development will leave a mark on the digital heritageContinue reading “On data spaces, cakes, poetry and hats: #Europeana2022”

Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage: Insights from GLAM Innovation Labs @ ICADL’22

An exploratory piece looking at GLAM innovation labs as potential sources of use cases for the future data spaces for cultural heritage had been accepted at the ICADL’22 conference. Abstract. The accumulation of digital cultural heritage collections for decades was shaped by centralised approaches based on the aggregation, harmonisation and enrichment of digital assets fromContinue reading “Data Spaces for Cultural Heritage: Insights from GLAM Innovation Labs @ ICADL’22”

The first event of eCHOIng: learn more about the project and get inspired by examples of open innovation

The 1st eCHOing project hybrid event will provide an overview of the project and the partnership behind it and will showcase some examples of innovation in small cultural heritage organisations. This event is designed to meet the needs of Higher Education staff and students who deal with Cultural Heritage and Medium-sized and small cultural organizations.Continue reading “The first event of eCHOIng: learn more about the project and get inspired by examples of open innovation”

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”

Contributing to the IRRT Chair’s programme at the ALA congress today

The ALA conference, the biggest annual event for librarians in the USA features today a session of the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Chair entitled Global libraries as agents of leadership in our post pandemic world: Leading Change, Advocacy, and Social Justice. For those at ALA here are the event details: Sunday, June 26, 2022Continue reading “Contributing to the IRRT Chair’s programme at the ALA congress today”

Иновациите и организациите от културния сектор: споделете опита си в проучването на проекта eCHOIng

От началото на 2022 консорциум от университети и културни организации от Норвегия, България, Гърция, Естония и Италия изследва как университетите и институциите от културния сектор си взаимодействат за въвеждането на иновации. Проектът цели да събере примери от всички страни участнички и предлагаме на вниманието на специалисти от музеи, библиотеки и архиви, от организации от областтаContinue reading “Иновациите и организациите от културния сектор: споделете опита си в проучването на проекта eCHOIng”

Living Heritage and Innovation in Bulgarian Museums

The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO is currently organising training for museum specialists from Bulgaria which aims to enrich their skills and knowledge related to the documentation of living heritage. The training assessed the needs of the museum professionals and their motivation wasContinue reading “Living Heritage and Innovation in Bulgarian Museums”

The new 2022 year brings the start of two new projects on digital transformation and on open innovation in museums

It is exciting to turn the page to the new 2022 with the positive news of being awarded a second Erasmus grant, Upskilling the Information Professionals of the Future: Novel Digital Transformation MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)”. This is a partnership of Ankara University (the coordinator of the project is Assoc. Prof. Nevzat Özel), theContinue reading “The new 2022 year brings the start of two new projects on digital transformation and on open innovation in museums”

Guest talk at the International book fair in Thessaloniki

Book fairs are among my favourite events because they bring together those who love the world of written word. Book fairs take their name from a particular format of sharing the written word and it may be a bit of a paradox to be invited to give a talk on digital content at such anContinue reading “Guest talk at the International book fair in Thessaloniki”