Workshop about innovation policies for Cultural Heritage Institutions, BUDAPEST 10 JULY 2015

Workshop about innovation policies for Cultural Heritage Institutions, BUDAPEST 10 JULY 2015


The project’s Work package 3 “Roadmap Development” has the task to design a Roadmap for broadening e-Infrastructure deployment to support citizen researchers in digital culture. A first draft version of the Roadmap has been presented at the Workshop on the Roadmap in Leuven (20 February 2015). The Consortium received a lot of feedback from external experts, and this Workshop was the occasion to present an advanced version of the Roadmap, in order to obtain other inputs from different stakeholders before finalizing the Roadmap and presenting it to the Final Conference in Berlin.

The Work Package 3 deals with the role of the Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) too. This task has to define which are the policies that should apply to cultural institutions in order to be ready to cooperate with citizens and their organisations in research on cultural heritage, and how to assure the quality of the result. This task is also exploring how the availability of infrastructure services can support this process of innovation and which are the conditions for cultural heritage institutions to be ready for this, such are training, equipment, new workflow, IPR management, etc…

This Workshop was the occasion to discuss with European Cultural Heritage organisations about the role that can be played in this innovation process by the participation of citizens and the use of e-Infrastructures.

Invited were partners, associate partners and experts from museums, libraries and archives, researchers and representatives from civil associates beyond the consortium.

After the welcome messages given by the representatives of the National Library (Katalin Bánkeszi and Miklos Lendvay) and by the project representatives (Mauro Fazio and Antonella Fresa), we listened some examples of interesting projects/activities with different examples of interaction between CH and Citizens and some concrete examples of how the technologies may engage and give benefits on the Citizen Science processes. Then, after the presentation of the Roadmap, delivered by Borje Justrell (from the Swedish National Archives), the audience has been splitted in three groups: to these groups has been asked to answer to three main questions about Requirements (have the Civic Epistemologies project managed to define stakeholder requirements?), Gaps (that are expected to be filled in by implementing the Roadmap) and Recommendations (a list of recommendations aggregated around each targeted stakeholder group). Each group has reported the results of the discussion and these inputs will be taken in account to develop the final version of the Roadmap that it will be presented at the Final Conference in Berlin (November 2015).

The Workshop was held in combination with a Plenary Meeting reserved to the project’s partners, hosted the day before the Workshop.

After this internal meeting, reserved to the partners, the experts has been guided to a pleasant visit to the National Library to discover the exhibitions and the main rooms of the Library. Particular appreciated has been the exhibition of the Royal Library. The Library of Hungarian King Matthias Hunyadi (1458-1490), known in its time as the “Bibliotheca Corvina”, was the first royal Renaissance-era library in Europe north of the Alps (over 2.000 volumes). The Royal Library was destroyed during the Turkish conquests of 1526 and 1541. Only 216 authentic corvinas now survive (53 of which can be found in Hungary) and visitors can appreciate the splendor and the secrets of the original Royal Library through high-quality facsimilies of the 35 corvinas, photographs of the codices and detailed captions. The original ones are currently preserved in National Széchényi Library.

PROGRAMME (download the pdf file here)

FRIDAY 10th July 2015

08.30 – 09.00            Registration and coffee

09.00 – 09.40            Session I: The CIVIC EPISTEMOLOGIES project

09.00 – 09.10            Welcome message by Katalin Bánkeszi, director of Hungarian Library Institute;

09.10 – 09.20            A brief presentation of the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development and the importance of the project for the economic development – Mauro Fazio, Project Coordinator, MISE, Italy (Presentation PDF)

09.20 – 09.40            Short presentation of the Civic Epistemologies project – Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator, Promoter, Italy (Presentation PDF)


09.40 – 13.00            Session II: Innovation on the CH Institutions

09.40 – 10.10             Setting The Crowd in motion: some inspiring crowd sourcing examples – Roxanne Wyns, KU LEUVEN, Belgium (Presentation PDF)

10.10 – 10.30             Two successful projects: 1) CO:OP – creative and unconventional ways of cooperation between archives and the general public project, Katalin Toma, Budapest City Archives (Presentation PDF2)How to make the crowd work – the Topotheque, Alexander Schatek,, Austria (Presentation PDF)

10.30 – 11.00             Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30             Technologies in cultural heritage institutions: Benefits for citizens – Gillian Oliver from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zeeland (Presentation PDF)

11.30 – 11.40             Technologies of Memory: building trauma archives on distributed infrastructures – Gabriella Ivacs, Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary (Presentation PDF)

11.40 – 11.50             Cultural heritage crowdsourcing: benefits, limits and futures- Zoltán Szűts, Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (Presentation PDF)

11.50 – 12.20            Sharing initial concerns about arts, humanities and social sciences citizen science research projects - Núria Ferran Ferrer, Open University of Catalynia, Spain (Presentation PDF)

12.20 – 12.30             The Fortepan Story: From a Private Hobby to Public Change Making – András Török,, Hungary (Presentation PDF)

12.30 – 13.00            Discussion

13.00 – 14.00             Lunch


14.00 – 17.00             Session III: The Roadmap for Citizen Science

14.00 – 14.30             Introduction to the advanced draft version of the Roadmap – Börje Justrell, Riksarkivet (National Archives), Sweden (Presentation PDF)

14.30 – 15.15            Three groups discussion

15.15 – 15.30            Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00            Three groups reporting (10 min. for each group) Rapporteurs: Neil Forbes (Coventry University), Monika Hagedorn-Saupe (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Saskia Willaert (Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels)

16.00 – 17.00             Discussion and Conclusions and closing of the meeting (Borje Justrell)

17.00 – 17.30            EDIT-A-THON: contributions to the Registry of Resources (Presentation PDF)



National Széchényi Library (NATIONAL LIBRARY)

BUDAPEST, Szent György tér 4-5-6., H-1014

‘F’ Building of Buda Castle


Download the Programme of the Workshop (PDF, 770 Kb)

View the post of the European Commission Portal announcing this workshop.


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