Ninth Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects
The ninth edition of the Festival of Croatian Digitisation Projects, traditionally organised by the National and University Library in Zagreb, started on 9 May 2019, and its programme will include the next day as well, 10 May.
The Festival’s programme will include presentations by specialists in the field of heritage interpretation, digitisation, and digital content management. Its first day will be dedicated to current issues in the field of heritage interpretation, regarded as the means for the preservation of cultural heritage as well as for bringing that heritage closer to the wider public. This concept, which has been present in the field of museum studies for quite some time, will also be approached from the perspective of bringing together content and stakeholders in the GLAM sector with the aim of intensifying a dialogue on various cooperation opportunities in the context of heritage promotion, educational activities and the development of new products and services. Other presentations scheduled for the Festival’s first day will focus on analysing the current state in the field of the digitisation of cultural heritage, with particular emphasis on the need for developing elaborate digitisation systems, the impact of the latest developments in the field of copyright on heritage institutions, and other current issues.
Following a poster presentation session, the Festival programme will continue with a special session presenting successful digitisation projects, in which context particular attention will be given to cooperation projects in view of their potential to integrate cultural heritage in the digital environment.
The programme of the Festival’s second day will focus on theoretical and practical issues in the field of the digitisation of cultural heritage and those related to the development of digital cultural products. High-quality digitisation is an essential precondition to enabling the reuse of digital content, regardless of whether we simply want to make it available for viewing, full-text searching, or enable its use in the context of the most in-depth academic research. The second day’s following session will present six virtual exhibitions and two mobile applications as the examples of the increasing use of digital heritage in the development of cultural products. Along with presenting other examples of good practice in this context, the programme will also provide opportunities for professional debate and the exchange of ideas related to current developments in the field of digitisation.