Author Archives: Mercè López Fort

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RICHES POLICY SEMINAR, Brussels, 19 October 2015

The policies presented by RICHES are related to the need to develop and use a common taxonomy, innovation in copyright frameworks and open access to data and information, and co-creation practices to facilitate innovation in the cultural heritage sector – all with the purpose of overcoming a range of barriers and constraints. The event was preceded in the morning by a Networking Session where invited participants in EC-funded projects discussed aims and achievements in the light of establishing new, profitable collaborations and synergies. Continue reading


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International Journal of Humanities and Social Science – Call for Papers

The International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is inviting papers for Vol. 5 No. 7, which is scheduled to be published on July 31, 2015. Last date of submission: June 30, 2015. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. Continue reading


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Co-creation interview series. The first one is online!

The RICHES team just started an interview series in which they ask several museums and team members of the project about their vision on co-creation within the heritage sector. Continue reading


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Fiscal and Economic Aspects of Europe’s Book Consumption

Working paper by Karol J. Borowiecki and Trilce Navarrete. One of the available tools in cultural policy at the national level includes the reduction of VAT rates for cultural goods and services. An improved understanding of the reduced cultural taxes will allow to effectively employ this policy in order to support consumption of, among others, the fast growing digital heritage markets, such as the e-books market. A reduction in VAT rates can stimulate household consumption and consequently should be designed in conjunction with a national cultural policy. Continue reading


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RICHES signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the “EuroVision – Museums Exhibiting Europe” (EMEE) project

This new cooperation will allow exploring synergies between both projects, especially on the case studies addressing the role of museums. The RICHES workshop “The context of change and the move from analogue to digital” has been the first opportunity to share experiences. Continue reading


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International experts explore the context of change and the move from analogue to digital

In order to understand this context of change, the RICHES project organised a workshop at the Turkish National Library (Ankara, Turkey). Two intense days of discussion allowed the participants to discuss key questions about how these transformations are evolving, and identify the main opportunities and trends for the upcoming years. Continue reading


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HUSO 2015: First International Conference on Human and Social Analytics – Call for Papers

HUSO 2015, The First International Conference on Human and Social Analytics, is an inaugural event bridging the concepts and the communities dealing with emotion-driven systems, sentiment analysis, personalized analytics, social human analytics, and social computing. Continue reading


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Designing dialogues for an ethnographic museum

By Janine Prins, researcher in residence at Waag Society. Some say that ‘design anthropology’ is on its way to becoming a separate subdiscipline. As a visual anthropologist I’m intrigued whether we can add creative tools to our existing audiovisual elicitation and communication techniques. How can design methodologies be applied to social situations? Continue reading


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The context of change and the move from Analogue to Digital

In the 21st century, the world faces epochal changes which affect every part of society, including the arenas in which Cultural Heritage (CH) is made, held, collected, curated, exhibited or simply exists. This workshop provided a framework to understand this context of change and the impact of the move from analogue to digital. International experts met in Ankara (Turkey) on 13-14 May 2015 to attend the event, organised in the framework of the European project RICHES (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European society). Continue reading