The conference is hosted by the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and the Institute of the Foundations of Law, Section ‘Law and ICT’ at the University of Graz (Austria).
In the age of digital information technology and the constant availability of information through the Internet, it is not only important to have democratic access to knowledge, but also essential to consider the potential that lies in the critical production and expansion of knowledge.
The project co:op – short for community as opportunity: the creative archives’ and users’ network – co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union aims to strengthen and promote the co-operation between institutions preserving our common cultural heritage and the general public.
Of particular interest and concern to cultural heritage institutions are issues of copyright on, provision of and access to digitized material. There is a recognizable political drive in the European Union to facilitate public access to cultural heritage – and data in general – hosted at public institutions. However, the lack of legal harmonization and the often unclear national legislations on the use and provision of resources by public cultural heritage or scientific institutions has been prohibiting a much broader engagement between the general public and its own cultural heritage.
The event’s motto: “co:operative Estonia“.
The event’s location: The brand new archive’s building “Noora“.
Within the meeting not only will the participants be able to learn more about the best of Estonian digital heritage projects as well as the National Archives’ best practices but also about cooperation projects across national borders. Furthermore, the event will inform on Estonian e-Resedency, a transnational digital identity, and how one can even apply for it.
Within the meeting, the ICARUS Didactics Group invites to a workshop on the Topotheques by the example of the Museum of Agricultural Sciences (MUSA) in Italy. More information on the workshop’s content is available here.
The meeting takes place in the cozy university town Tartu – town of students, intellectuals and creatives. We are happy to invite you to the brand new main building of the National Archives of Estonia which is situated in “Silicon Valley” of Tartu.
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Come and spend some quality time with colleagues!
At the fourth conference “Offene Archive” (Open Archives), modern and innovative developments in the German and international archives’ world take centre stage: from archival blogging to digital presentations up to virtual user contacts. The list of presenters stretches from Germany to the Netherlands up to the US, from archives to companies up to Wikipedia.
The ArchivCamp in connection with the conference is the first BarCamp in the German speaking archive world. It´s all about proactive involvement, exchange of ideas and enthusiasm. There is no trial and error – every idea is a step towards innovation!
Click here for more information on the event’s programme (in German).
Organizers: VdA-Working Group „Offene Archive“ in cooperation with the State Archives NRW, the LWL Archivamt for Westphalia, the Institute for City History Frankfurt am Main, the Rhineland-Westphalian Archive for Economy in Cologne, the Regional Archives of Siegen-Wittgenstein and ICARUS within the EU-funded project “co:op“.
More information will follow in due time.