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Sharing Local Cultural Heritage Online with LoCloud

This workshop will share the results of the LoCloud project, and stimulate discussion and collaboration between curators, experts and stakeholders in digital libraries, cultural heritage, tourism and local communities. It will also showcase work in supporting small and medium sized cultural institutions in making their digitised collections discoverable online, via portals such as Europeana and other applications. The workshop will highlight:

  • Work with small and medium sized institutions to make their content discoverable within Europeana
  • Cloud-based computing services which are helping to put local heritage content online and make it more searchable and interoperable
  • Development of a variety of specialised microservices, including geographic location and map based services for local heritage
  • Support for communities and cultural tourism, by enabling local heritage to be included in mobile and other applications

Local and regional cultural institutions (museums, libraries, archives and heritage organizations) hold unique collections about the heritage and identity of local communities. These collections range from descriptions of local archaeological monuments, historic buildings, maps, images, local history archives, museum archives and documents relating to the crafts, industries and social history of local communities. Digitisation of collections is creating positive assets for supporting public interest, education, research, local conservation management and cultural tourism, but work remains to be done to help make the collections held by smaller institutions more widely available.

Europeana (www.europeana.eu) is an online portal that provides access to millions of items of digitised material from European museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. Projects such as Europeana Local (www.europeanalocal.eu) and CARARE (www.carare.eu) have worked with local heritage institutions to help to establish ‘pipelines’ to enable them to make their collections available to Europeana’s growing user base. The LoCloud Best Practice Network (www.locloud.eu) has continued this effort, aiming to explore the potential of cloud-based computing and technical advances to develop services that are specifically designed to support local cultural institutions in making their digital content available online.

  • 10:00 – 10:15 LoCloud: Local content in the Europeana Cloud (Kate Fernie)
Technology Case Study
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Geolocation LoGeo API tool (Franc Zakrajsek)
National and Regional Case Studies
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Magic lantern slides and 3D PDFs: Working with diverse content providers (Louise Kennedy)
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Romanian digital collections in Europeana (Sorina Stanca)
  • 11:30 - 11.45 Dynamics and partnership with local associations involved in LoCloud: A study case with Gironde (Agnès Vatican)
  • 11:45 - 12:00 Czech digital collections from the archaeology and architecture domain in Europeana (Irena Blazkova)
  • 12:00 – 12:15 Balkan LoCloud Experience (Jasmina Ninkov and Predrag Djukic)
  • 12:15 – 12:30 The cultural challenge in Umbria: Local institutions growing up in the cloud (Giulia Coletti and Claudia Pazzini)
LoCloud and Communities
  • 12:30 – 12:45 LoCloud Support for communities and cultural tourism (Silvia Alfreider)
  • 12:45 – 13:00 LoCloud: What's in it for me? (Henk Alkemade)
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Concluding Remarks and Discussion (Holly Wright)

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Silvia Alfreider

Project manager, National Archives Norway
Silvia Alfreider works as Project Manager at the National Archives of Norway. She has a Masters in Norwegian language, literature and history and a Masters in Fundraising Management for NGOs. Before working with the LoCloud project she worked in another European project: E.C.H.I... Read More →
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Henk Alkemade

Specialist historic landscapes, National Heritage Agency
Digital Heritage projects and applications data-, information-, software- architecture & management geo-archaeology
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Irena Blažková

Researcher, Národní památkový ústav
Irena Blažková graduated as a civil engineer from the Czech Technical University Prague. She has been working at the National Heritage Institute since 1995 in various positions in preservation of monuments, register of monuments, documentation and heritage information systems. She... Read More →
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Giulia Coletti

Responsible for digital projects, Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello
Giulia Coletti has a specialist degree in History and Information Science (Università degli Studi di Perugia), and is responsible for digital projects in Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello.
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Predrag Djukic

assistant director, Belgrade City Library
My travel through magical world of librarianship began in 1993 by enrolling in university studies of Library and Information Science. Before that I was passionate about libraries and reading, but once I experienced the “other side” of the libraries I instantly fell in love with... Read More →
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Kate Fernie

Operationa Manager, CARARE
My background is in Archaeology and Museums with experience of digital libraries, digital preservation and the online cultural heritage. I am currently operations manager for CARARE and have been involved in projects developing content for Europeana (CARARE, LoCloud and 3D-ICONS... Read More →

Louise Kennedy

Digital Archivist, The Discovery Programme
Louise Kennedy is a digital archivist at The Discovery Programme. She completed a BA in English and the Masters in Archives and Records Management at University College Dublin. Louise worked on literary, religious and research archives before assisting with the digitisation of a major... Read More →
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Jasmina Ninkov

director, Belgrade city Library
I coordinated a number of European projects in Serbia in the field of implementation of ICT in culture: Pulman, Calimera, AccesIT, AccesITplus, Europeana Awareness, LoCloud, DI-XL…and would like to examine the institutions and individuals involved in research, presentation, conservation... Read More →
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Stanca Sorina

director, Biblioteca Judeteana Octavian Goga
I am a pro active person. I love innovation and good ideas for making libraries more attractive for users. Read also: http://pro.europeana.eu/blogpost/meet-the-members-council-sorina-stanca
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Agnès Vatican

Director, Archives départementales de la Gironde
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Holly Wright

European Projects Manager, Archaeology Data Service
Holly Wright is European Projects Manager at the Archaeology Data Service (ADS); a national archive for archaeological data in the UK (archaeologydataservice.ac.uk), based in the Department of Archaeology, at the University of York. Her research focusses on field drawing, vector graphics... Read More →
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Franc Zakrajsek

researcher, Urban Planning Institute of Republic of Slovenia
Franc J. Zakrajsek is a senior researcher and independent consultant in geographic information systems, GIS portals, GIS web services, digital cultural content, registering cultural heritage and building interoperability frameworks. He is acting as a member of Member's states expert... Read More →

Thursday October 1, 2015 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Aula Curie Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

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