NALIS Forum 2015. Sofia (BG), 12 May 2015

AlexanderNevskyCathedral Sofia BGOn 12 May 2015, in Sofia, at the Ball Room of Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, the NALIS Foundation held its 4th international conference, under the title "The Challenge to Collaborate in the Digital Age". This year, the event was dedicated to the large library consortia.

As special guest, Director of Promoter SRL Antonella Fresa delivered a speech focused on digitisation, creative re-use of cultural content and citizen participation and aimed at emphasizing the sociological impact of digital cultural heritage (DCH) and technologies


During her speech, [download the slide presentation] Fresa presented some of the successful projects Promoter and NALIS were involved in (e.g. EuropeanaPhotography) and added some words about two ongoing EU projects (E-Space and Civic Epistemologies), still in the field of DCH.

Opening remarks of the conference were by Sabina Aneva (Executive Director of NALIS), representatives from the America for Bulgaria Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Science

Ann Thornton, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries, presented the library as a digital co-laboratory and stressed the importance for librarians to collaborate with technology community through hackathons and other convenings. Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, shared best practices in cooperating with other institutions (in Oxford and on international scale) and presented the collaborative efforts around the electronic legal deposit by the UK national digital library.

Download the event programme.


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