Topic: museum & library information systems

Digitisation centre for Lithuanian Museums

Lithuanian museums caught the digitisation train rather late comparing with the rest of Europe. Therefore now they try hard to come up with it and present Europe’s audience with digital images of their collections. The coordinator of museums digitisation activities is the Lithuanian Museums’ Centre for Information, Digitisation and LIMIS (LM CID LIMIS) established as a separate department at the Lithuanian Art Museum in 2009. Continue reading


The Inclusive Museum Conference 2012

This Conference is to be held at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, from 2 to 5 August 2012. The Inclusive Museum Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The inaugural Conference was held … Continue reading


Going Digital – The Israeli Museums View

The vision of “going Digital” was described by the project steering members: Shimon Elkabetz – Head of The Culture Governance, Reuven Pinsky – Head of Moreshet Project at The Prime Minister Office and Idit Amichai – Head of The Department for Museums and Plastic Art, and fully described by project manager Ram Shimony. Continue reading


ATHENA Project for Ancient Theaters

The ATHENA Project of Ancient THeaters Enhancement for New Actualities is a Euromed initiative designed to bolster cooperation and ideas between Europe and Arab countries across the Mediterranean, in the field of ancient theater development and their relationship with civil society institutions and communities. Continue reading


Digital Cultural Heritage: European targets

Characteristics, needs and priority services of Digital Cultural Heritage are the starting points to reflect upon, for developing a network of interoperability and cooperation among culture, research and e-infrastructures. In Europe, this is the prelude to the goal of the Open Science Infrastructure. Continue reading


LINKED OPEN DATA means sharing knowledge

Europeana’s commitment for opening and sharing resources is wide and alive. Open data can be used to develop innovative applications for smartphones and tablets and to create new web services and portals. An easy-to-understand animation and a press release were launched to promote this issue. Continue reading


Israel Invests in Digitizing Museums’ Collections

Realizing the importance of Heritage, Israel decided to invest more than one hundred million Euros during 2012-2016, dedicated to physical and digital preservation. Headed by the Israeli Prime Minister, the project Steering Committee decided to invest 3.6 million Euros in digitizing museums’ collections.
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World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

Congress theme: “Libraries Now! – Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering” The World Library and Information Congress 2012, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, will take place at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. Early registration fee deadline 15 May … Continue reading


Tennis + digital technologies: tie-break!

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum in London has just reopened, and features a spectacular cinematic experience. The Museum’s use of digital media is changing the way we recollect and delve into the past. Continue reading