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Friday, November 1 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
W 302 - User-generated content in museums & memory institutions

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Strategies for user generated content and crowdsourcing in museums and cultural heritage

Lars Wieneke, Susan Hazan, Nikolaos Maniatis, Ad Pollé, Marie-Hélène Serra, Christine Sauter, Stuart Dunn, James Brusuelas, Erwin Verbruggen, Roei Amit, Marion Dupeyrat and Christian Bajomi

User-generated content has become part and parcel of the mainstream Internet experience. Services like YouTube, Flickr or the Wikipedia provide platforms that encourage, enable and build on the creation of millions of users. Today, museums and memory institutions actively explore the inherent potential of user-generated content both to collect and share content with and from their audiences but also as a new tool for museum mediation.

This workshop aims at bringing together the dispersed knowledge of practitioners from the digital heritage community as well as researchers from neighboring disciplines to exchange best practices in engaging audiences, managing contributions and creating sustainable platforms for user-generated content. 


Presentations are 15 min followed by 5 min q&a

10:00 Introduction (10 min)

10:10 Stuart Dunn: An emerging field: defining the fundamentals of humanities crowdsourcing

10:30 James Brusuelas : Ancient Lives

10:50 Erwin Verbruggen: Waisda Making videos findable with Crowdsourced annotations

11:10 N.N: Legal aspects of UGC

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Cristine Sauter: Results of the Europeana taskforce

12:20 Ad Pollé: Europeana 1914-18

12:40 Ad Pollé: Europeana 1989

13:00 Roei Amit: "Engage the exhibitions audience with the use of photography", Case studies around several events (Dynamo, Grand Atelier du midi and Braque exhibitions)

13:20. Marion Dupeyrat: Interacting with audiences: overview of participatory practices implemented by memory institutions

13:40 Conclusion and final discussion

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Susan Hazan

Chair, Europeans Network Association
I believe that digital resources not only sustain rich narratives but enable them to fold into cultural heritage – or unwrap from them to open up new pathways for self-directed learning and creative ways of thinking about self; past and present. Emeritus, Senior Curator of New Media... Read More →


James Brusuelas

CHERCHEUR, University of Oxford
Researcher in Digital Philology and Classics for the  University of Oxford.  His research is focused on Greek Literature, Papyrology, Ancient Comedy and Digital Humanities.  As a founding member of the “Ancient Lives” project, which crowd-sources the transcription of ancient... Read More →
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Erwin Verbruggen

Product manager digital scholarship & knowledge sharing, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Erwin Verbruggen is a user studies and digital preservation expert who works on several (inter)national projects in the field of preservation and open data. Erwin obtained an MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam. He interned at the... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2013 10:00am - 1:00pm CET
 Fort Saint-Jean - Room F

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