The DISH 2011 conference in Rotterdam saw a wide mix of organisations come together to share their experiences and strategies for digital heritage.
At the start of the DISH 2011 conference the organizers tweeted some interesting figures:
Museums: 21% ,
Monument heritage 5%
This was the mix of backgrounds from which the, over 450, participants at the DISH bi-annual conference came from. The Digital Strategies for Heritage 2011 conference took place in Rotterdam from the 7th to the 8th of December. It is one of the few forums where such a broads spectrum of institutions can come together to discuss and share their common interest and activities in digital heritage.
The programme consisted of some interesting a varied keynotes for starting with Katherine Watson for ECF speaking on the digital shift and its affect in the heritage sector and closing with a though provoking talk relating to digital strategy from the Smithsonian’s Michael Edson.
Interspersed between these keynotes were parallel sessions on business for heritage, co-creating and crowd sourcing, institutional change, and building a new public space.
LIBER and the European Library took the opportunity to jointly present the Europeana Librariesproject under the building a new public space theme in a session titled ‘Collaborating within and across sectors’. This session focused on the centrality of partnership and collaboration to create and sustain information and research infrastructures. The Europeana Libraries project is a particularly good example of this, as the partnership formed through the project between research and national libraries will enable the creation of a solid and trustworthy resource for humanities and social science researchers.
Access our DISH presentationon Slideshare.