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”

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”

Is there a GLAMourous Future for Big Data?

I was delighted to deliver the opening keynote to the 27th annual conference of Greek Academic Libraries on 25 October 2021 with a presentation addressing the future of big data in GLAM organizations. The conference had over 300 attendees – in fact when I was joining the conference online room, I was told I canContinue reading “Is there a GLAMourous Future for Big Data?”

International workshop on Digital Transformation organised by the DISTILL project at the 14th ERIS conference

Education and Research in the Information Society (ERIS) is an international computer science conference with a range of interrelated topics. In 2021, the conference included an international mini-workshop on digital transformation. Within the 14th edition of the ERIS conference, DISTILL organised a mini-workshop on 28 September 2021 with the following international programme: Workshop of DISTILLContinue reading “International workshop on Digital Transformation organised by the DISTILL project at the 14th ERIS conference”

Workshop on Digitising the Humanities at EADH

Sally Chambers, Gustavo Candela, Anna Bukhtoyarova, Mikhail Bukhtoyarov and I prepared a cool workshop for the EADH in Russia! Workshop: Digitising the Humanities: stimulating an interdisciplinary community in Russia and beyond through an interactive workshop in the international context of EADH Wednesday, 22/Sept/2021 This is the set of slides of the workshop.

DISTILL presents at an Asian-European heritage forum

Milena Dobreva presented a paper on the museum big data at the Seminar on digital preservation and education on cultural heritage: Asian-European Perspectives (DPECH-AEP) organised in Hanoi, Vietnam on 29 July 2021. What did I like about this particular event, besides the rich content? The fact that it managed to dip the participants into someContinue reading “DISTILL presents at an Asian-European heritage forum”

Open a GLAM Lab – book launch in Bulgarian!

On 11 May 2011, the day of St Cyril and St Methodius, DISTILL organised jointly with UNITE and CLaDA-BG an international online event that explored the innovations in the Bulgarian digital cultural heritage and launched the translation into Bulgarian of the book Open a GLAM Lab. The event featured talks by Dr. Susan Hazan, ChairContinue reading “Open a GLAM Lab – book launch in Bulgarian!”