Athena Plus Conference “National aggregator in the world of eCulture”

The AthenaPlus conference “National aggregator in the world of eCulture” was held on the 14th of July 2015 at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague.

NM_aplus_event_2Main theme of the conference was coordination of digitization of the cultural heritage in the Czech Republic and the role of national/sectoral aggregators in the process of digitization. The conference was open to the representatives of sectoral aggregators from the Czech Republic who were given the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience in digitization and aggregation of cultural content via Europeana. The participation of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic at the AthenaPlus conference was also of great significance, as the ministry presented their strategy of digitization.

The National museum presented the AthenaPlus project and the “eSbírky” portal (http://www.esbirky.cz/), explaining the importance of content providers and their role in publishing cultural heritage content on the Europeana portal. Colleagues of the National museum have presented to the public the main outcomes of the AthenaPlus project and summarized possibilities of future cooperation with the project.

NM_aplus_event_1The AthenaPlus conference in Prague was a huge success because experts from the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the field of digitization and aggregation of cultural content were invited to take part in the event. Participants of the conference and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic discussed strategies of digitization. The National museum shared their experiences gathered in the course of the AthenaPlus project with the audience, presented outcomes of the project and explained the role of content providers and aggregators for the Europeana portal. AthenaPlus promotional material – such as tote bags and note pads – were very much sought-after on the day of the conference.

Click here to have a look at the photo gallery of the event.

More information about the conference “National aggregator in the world of eCulture” can be found by clicking on the link (in Czech only).

Text by Hana Dolezalova, National Museum, The Czech Republic

 

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