Key note speaker: Merete Sanderhoff

Great news: We are so happy to announce that Merete Sanderhoff will deliver the key note address at this year’s conference. You can all start looking forward to an inspiring talk on transitional practices of the digital cultural heritage world.

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Merete Sanderhoff (Photo: CC BY-SA Europeana)

Merete Sanderhoff is Curator and Senior Advisor in the field of digital museum practice at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, where she is working to provide free access to, and encourage re-use of, the museum’s digitised collections. She is a frequent speaker and moderator at international digital heritage conferences. A conference organiser herself, she has set the agenda for openness in the Danish GLAM community at the international Sharing is Caring seminars in Copenhagen. Merete has published substantial research in the area of digital museum practice, including in the anthology Sharing is Caring: Openness and Sharing in the Cultural Heritage Sector (2014). She serves on the Europeana Foundation Governing Board and Members Council, the OpenGLAM Advisory Board, and the Board of DIAS Digital Interactive Art Space. You can find her on Twitter @MSanderhoff.

EXIT – call for proposals

The theme chosen for this year’s conference is ‘EXIT’. We talk a lot about future developments, but not so much about what we leave behind. We transition data and applications. We stop doing some things and start doing new things. What effort do we put in transitioning data? How do we implement new services ? How do we implement new data models and architecture and what problems do we encounter in that process ? How do we evaluate the effect of transitions ?

Share your thoughts and expertise on this theme by submitting a proposal by February 4, 2016. Calls for presentations, workshops and bootcamps are now open.

For inspiration, see the conference sub themes. For further guidelines, see the ELAG site.