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Celebrating the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Qatar

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

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Call for nominations, Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on the Web

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

22-24 October for the newest academic and professional developments in museum big data!

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!

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A new report by Culture24 for Europeana explores the dimensions of digital transformation agenda and GLAMs

"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

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‘Museums on Lockdown’ theme of the 2nd Museum Big Data Conference: Submit Your Abstracts

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

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on digital transformation in libraries

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 being a third-place became a nostalgic … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on digital transformation in libraries

What is special about Library responses to COVID-19: two events

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

Future(s) of Digital Publishing on 20-21 April: #make_ElPub_Viral @ucl_qatar

In this time of multiple cancelled events, we have transformed the 24th International Conference on Electronic Publishing into a hybrid online event combining videos of keynotes and papers delivered as twitter threads. It is free (thanks to the generous support of UCL Qatar) and addresses a whole bouquet of topics around scholarly communication. The event … Continue reading Future(s) of Digital Publishing on 20-21 April: #make_ElPub_Viral @ucl_qatar

LIBER Webinar: Open a GLAM Lab

It was exciting to hear four of the contributors to the Open a GLAM Lab book present what GLAM labs are and how they support innovation in libraries at a recent webinar of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries). For those who missed the event on 20 January … Continue reading LIBER Webinar: Open a GLAM Lab

The BL Labs Symposium (2019) in London today is presenting the Open a GLAM lab book!

The traditional yearly event of the BL Labs is a source of inspiration for the international labbers' community. This year the event takes place today, 11 November and the Open a Glam Lab book is featured in the programme and will be presented by one of the contributors, Sophie-Carolin Wagner, Project Manager, Austrian National Library Labs (ÖNB_Labs), Austrian … Continue reading The BL Labs Symposium (2019) in London today is presenting the Open a GLAM lab book!