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      On Convergence and Open Data: Challenges for Libraries, Archives and Museums

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)

      29 - 31 July 2013

      Convergence, Open data, Europeana, Aggregation, Libraries, Archives, Museums, LAMs

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          This paper addresses some of the challenges libraries, archives and museums face in the digital age, with a focus on organisational and strategic challenges in Flanders, Belgium. As we look at how cultural institutions approach digital access in a networked landscape, the concepts collaboration, convergence and aggregation are key. We first revisit the results of two Flemish research projects from the period 2009-2011, Additionally, we look at more recent policy approaches and implications. Moreover, departing from the ongoing project Europeana Inside, we widen the scope beyond Flanders to address the increasing commitment to open cultural data expected in Europe. We argue that this can be seen as a more recent challenge in the convergence sphere and we look at institutions5 views with regards to open data in Flanders. In this way, the paper provides an update to the lessons learned from the projects. It indicates that, certainly in Flanders, high levels of cooperation, convergence and aggregation as well as commitment to open data are as yet still major challenges for many libraries, archives and museums.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          July 2013
          July 2013
          : 196-202
          Affiliations
          iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1)

          Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels

          Belgium
          (1) & FARO. Flemish Interface Centre for Cultural Heritage

          Priemstraat 51, 1000 Brussels

          Belgium
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2013.42
          © Eva Van Passel et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
          EVA
          London, UK
          29 - 31 July 2013
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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