CULTURAL HERITAGE on line. Empowering users: an active role for user communities

The Foundation Rinascimento Digitale, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Library of Congress are delighted to announce the conference:


CULTURAL HERITAGE on line. Empowering users: an active role for user communities
15-16 December 2009, Florence, Italy
Teatro della Pergola
Via della Pergola 30

The conference aims to explore, analyze, and evaluate the state of the art and future trends in user communities and cultural contents on the web from an international perspective, and bring together academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners, providing a forum for the discussion and dissemination of the selected themes. Internet continues to have an impressive impact on cultural heritage and humanist communities by affecting the way they work, use, exchange and produce knowledge. New architectures and radically different paradigms arise continuously engendering a deep rethinking of traditional roles and tasks.

The second day of the conference foresees two parallel sessions related to relevant themes as: digital library applications, interactive web, and sustainable policies for digital culture preservation. Invited authors outline the users and communities framework in digital libraries design and development. Several considerations will be also addressed to the improvement of collaborative tools introducing new capabilities for cooperation, knowledge creation, and collective intelligence.

SATELLITE EVENTS:

MONDAY 14th DECEMBER TUTORIAL: LONG TERM PRESERVATION OF DIGITAL ASSETS: BASIC CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES
Palazzo Incontri – Sala Verde
Via dei Pucci 1, Firenze

THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER TUTORIAL: DUBLIN CORE – BUILDING BLOCKS FOR INTEROPERABILITY
Auditorium dell’Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Via Folco Portinari 5, Firenze

See here the program: Cultural Heritage On-line [.pdf | 1614 Kb]

Please kindly register at: www.rinascimento-digitale.it/conference2009-registration

Registration Deadline: Registration must be done by 11 December 2009. The registrations received within 30th of November will take advantage of the promo price shown on the web site. Starting from 1st December 2009 registration fees will be charged of a 20% increase.

For more information on the Conference and Tutorials: www.rinascimento-digitale.it/conference2009

Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (rosselli at ling dot unipi dot it)

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