On 26 May 2023, the National Library of Serbia hosted the book launch of the Serbian translation of the Open a GLAM Lab book published by the library's press. I am sharing here my little speech delivered on this occasion. And as always, I am expressing my deep gratitude to everyone who contributed to the … Continue reading “Open a GLAM Lab” now in Serbian
The pace of changes in the digital heritage domain is incredible. When invited to give a keynote talk at LTаDH-RA (Language Technologies and Digital Humanities: Resources and Applications), the staple event of CLaDA-BG: the National Interdisciplinary Research E-Infrastructure for Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage Resources and Technologies integrated within European CLARIN and DARIAH infrastructures I thought … Continue reading “From #digitisation frenzy to #datafication frenzy”: forthcoming #keynote for #LTаDH-RA
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The webinar Media literacy at the national and regional level supported by the EDMO hubs (Part 1) is organised by the European Digital Media Observatory EDMO. The focus will be on the work of three EDMO centres: ADMO – the digital media hub in Croatia and Slovenia, BROD – the Bulgarian-Romanian digital media observatory, as … Continue reading Media and Information Literacy in Southern Europe: Join a Webinar on 22 March 2023
Plovdiv, 14 October 2022 The 15th International Conference Education and Research in the Information Society (ERIS) will co-host a seminar entitled Digital transformation in museums and libraries: data spaces. The event is co-organised by the DISTILL project (Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University St Kliment Ohirdski) and the Museology Research Lab of the Ionian … Continue reading A forthcoming seminar on data spaces for Bulgarian heritage professionals
The second international forum of the GATE institute on Big Data and AI was held online on the 8th-9th of December 2021. It was organised as a set of five panels on various topics capturing the main areas of work of the GATE institute and Disinformation research and policy responses in the Balkans was one … Continue reading Panel on Disinformation at the GATE Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Forum
DISTILL: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIESIN INNOVATION LABS FOR DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE In the beginning of 2021 I started to work on the individual project DISTILL. DISTILL addresses the challenge of exploring the changing landscape of innovation diffusion in digital cultural heritage focusing on three major factors for change: the large scale digital collections (growing towards big data) … Continue reading Check the summary of activities of the DISTILL project
Първата лятна школа по дезинформация ще се проведе в Пловдив на 26-27 юли 2021 г. Организирана е от Института Гейт – Големи данни за интелигентно общество иАсоциация "Развитие на информационното общество" – АРИО. Ако се интересувате и желаете да кандидатствате, моля попълнете този формуляр до 8 юли 2021. Школата се подкрепя финансово от института Гейт … Continue reading Как да откриваме дезинформация в социалните медии?
Language Technologies and Digital Humanities in Bulgaria (LTаDH-BG) The First International CLaDA-BG Conference will take place in hybrid mode in Varna, Bulgaria on 6-7 September 2021 in conjunction with RANLP 2021. IMPORTANT DATESSubmission deadline: 31.07.2021Notification of acceptance: 11.08.2021Conference: 06-07.09.2021 Who is this event for? Are you a Bulgarian researcher or a practitioner involved in work … Continue reading Language Technologies and Digital Humanities in Bulgaria (LTаDH-BG) accepting paper proposals
I am enjoying the UKeiG CPD Workshop: Interactive Tools for Online Presentations and Teaching delivered by Ned Potter. It's looking at tools I already used in my teaching but it is good to get additional ideas how to make the best of them. We just made a padlet board on the potential advantages of using … Continue reading From CILIP UKeiG: More on interactive tools in teaching and library practice
Доклад за библиотеките като трето място и последиците от COVID-19 Излезна от печат сборникът доклади от 30-тата Национална конференция на Българската библиотечно-информационна асоциация. Тук споделям текста на своя доклад от публикувания сборник. This post links to the published text of the paper on Libraries as a third place in COVID times delivered at the 30th … Continue reading Нова публикация на български език за библиотеките като трето място и пандемията
Стажантски програми Институтът GATE - Големи данни за интелигентно общество - участва във форума на кариерното развитие на Факултета по математика и информатика при Софийския Университет Св. Климент Охридски на 08.06 и 09. 06. Събитието e със свободен достъп и се провежда онлайн. В тези два дни се представят проектите, които разработва Институтът. На 09.06 … Continue reading Ако сте студент и се интересувате от дезинформация, може да кандидатствате за стаж в GATE
The last task I was involved in at UCL Qatar was to help in putting together an information literacy toolkit in Arabic for teachers who would like to do more in this domain and look for ideas what topics to cover. Jointly with Hermina Anghelescu (USA), Joanna Burkhardt (USA), Dalal Rahme Demirjan (Lebanon) and Rana … Continue reading Information Literacy Toolkit in Arabic
Answering the growing interest in applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in different sectors, the EuropeanaTech Community is starting soon a new webinar series: "EuropeanaTech x AI". This is a great opportunity to learn more how AI is used across the cultural heritage and arts sectors. The series is designed not only to provide an overview but … Continue reading New webinar series of @EuropeanaTech will explore #AI in the Cultural Heritage and Arts sectors
Register before 13 April 2021! Digital transformation is one of the hot topics across all sectors these days - and the GLAM institutions are no exception! It may look strange how the pandemic contributed to the interest in the strategic discussions what does digital transformation mean and how to coin a working institutional strategy. This … Continue reading Registration closing soon – 1st DTCE Conference #DigitalTransformation #GLAM
A webinar in Arabic on the Preserving Audiovisual Heritage in the Arab Region: Resources for Archivists, Librarians and Collectors Today (27 October) is the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. In the last year, UCL Qatar had a very fruitful collaboration with the British Library Qatar Foundation Partnership and the Qatar National Library on exploring what … Continue reading Celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Qatar
As a Treasurer of ACM SIGWeb, I wanted to share this message on the search of an Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on the Web (ACM TWEB). TWEB is a journal publishing refereed articles reporting the results of research on Web content, applications, use, and related enabling technologies. Additional information about the TWEB and its … Continue reading Call for nominations, Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on the Web
Join the 2nd International Conference on Museum Big Data - register free here. The conference main theme this year is MUSEUMS ON LOCKDOWN: UNLEASHING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH BIG DATA. It is co-organised by UCL Qatar and The Cyprus Institute and will be held on 22-24 October 2020, Nicosia, Cyprus and online. … Continue reading 22-24 October for the newest academic and professional developments in museum big data!
"It is not organisations that struggle to change, it is people." (p. 21) The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we live and work. It also put pressure on institutions which we would see as third places, such as all GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) to focus on transitioning from places to platforms. We already have … Continue reading A new report by Culture24 for Europeana explores the dimensions of digital transformation agenda and GLAMs
The Second Museum Big Data conference which will take place onsite in Nicosia, Cyprus and online on 22-24 October 2020 is delighted to announce two great keynote speakers and topics. Meanwhile, there is still time to submit your abstract until 24 August 2020. Dr. Claudia Marinica will discuss Data Mining and Knowledge Representation Techniques for … Continue reading Check the #MBD2020 keynotes: from knowledge representations to post-CoVid-19 museums
MBD 2020: MUSEUM BIG DATA IS EXPECTING YOU ON-SITE or online in Nicosia, CYPRUS on 22-24 October 2020 Registration / participation is FREE this year Last year UCL Qatar started a very timely series of international conferences under the general theme of Museum Big Data. The 1st International Conference took place from 30th April - … Continue reading ‘Museums on Lockdown’ theme of the 2nd Museum Big Data Conference: Submit Your Abstracts
PODCAST experimentYou can check this podcast! The past The widespread COVID-19 outbreak imposed sudden library closures and brought about the need for the library sectors to find suitable modi operandi during times where the new norm was the confinement of patrons and staff alike, combined with rigorous social distancing measures in the libraries. A library … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on digital transformation in libraries
COVID-19 and libraries The libraries of today are critical institutions of the knowledge economy supporting education, scholarship, and innovation. When the Covid-19 pandemic started, there was an instant global response from the leading national and international library associations. I wanted to share information on two events: one organised by the SS Cyril and Methodius National … Continue reading What is special about Library responses to COVID-19: two events