by Tatjana Hölzl, ICARUS – International Centre for Archival Research
Over the last decades, institutions with archival holding have invested important resources to offer access to digitized items. These “digital treasures” are thus included as primary sources to free access portals, but they do not have a transformation process nor generate economic returns. The challenges of the digital age are moving memory institutions into new business models, and developing institutional enterprises around digitization. Digital collections have enormous potential for changing the way that information is used. ICARUS as partner of the European Digital Treasures Project weiterlesen
The Regional State Archives in Visby is a department of the Swedish National Archive since 2010 and hosted our ICARUS-Meeting #17 tackling major topics of the co:op project of how to sustainably and resourcefully bridge archives and the general public.
The Archive has one of the largest photographic collections in Sweden and is located in the medieval Hanseatic Town of Visby on Gotland – the one and only popular Swedish island rich in medieval churches (92!), historical and natural sites. ICARUS-Meeting #17 | Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society weiterlesen
The participants of the meeting were not only able to learn more about the best of Estonian digital heritage projects as well as the National Archives‘ best practices but also about cooperation projects across national borders. Furthermore, the event informed on Estonian e-Resedency, a transnational digital identity.
The ICARUS Didactics Group invited to a workshop on the Topotheques by the example of the Museum of Agricultural Sciences (MUSA) in Italy (click here for more information).
The meeting took place in the cozy university town Tartu – town of students, intellectuals and creatives. ICARUS-Meeting #19 | 5th co:op partner meeting weiterlesen