Categories: NewsFlash
      Date: Oct 30, 2009
     Title: Cultural Heritage on-line, 15-16 December, Florence, Italy

The Foundation Rinascimento Digitale, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and the Library of Congress is organising the Cultural Heritage on-line conference to explore, analyse, and evaluate the state of the art and future trends in user communities and cultural contents on the web from an international perspective. The conference brings together academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners in  a forum for the discussion and dissemination of the selected themes.

The 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 re-thinking of traditional roles and tasks. The second day of the conference features 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.

Cultural Heritage on-line: Empowering users: an active role for user communities,
15-16 December 2009, Florence, Italy
Important information:

Venue: Teatro della Pergola, Via della Pergola 30, Florence, Italy
Programme and registration
Registration fees before 30 November are at special promotional prices. Registration after 1 December will be charged at 20% fee increase. Registration deadline: 11 December 2009
Satellite events
Monday 14 December tutorial: long term preservation of digital assets: basic concepts and practices, Palazzo Incontri - Sala Verde, Via dei Pucci 1, Florence
Thursday 17 December tutorial: Dublin core - building blocks for interoperability, Auditorium dell'Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Via Folco Portinari 5, Florence