UNIVERSEUM Workshop „The Human Factor. Sharing Our Experiences and Perceptions of Change“
UNIVERSEUM Working Group on Digital Initiatives
15. Juni 2018 10.00 Uhr
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
The UNIVERSEUM Working Group on Digital Initiatives organises a workshop on Friday 15 June 2018, 10:00-12:30. The workshop is part of the UNIVERSEUM Network Meeting at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, 13 - 15 June 2018.
The theme this year is „The Human Factor. Sharing Our Experiences and Perceptions of Change“.
After 20 years of digitization, ‘the digital’ is omnipresent everywhere and always going forward fast. The cultural heritage sector is no exception: the Next Big Thing® is constantly on the horizon, a new project, a better online database, an improved strategy. At the same time, digitization is no longer solely the domain of IT professionals, it has influenced our work on all levels. And it has fundamentally changed the way in which we interact with each other and our audiences.
Still, digitization is mainly approached from purely technical point of view. The human factor is too often neglected. This year, during the XIX Universeum Network Meeting, the Working Group on Digital Initiatives wants to focus on this human factor in digitization. Our approach will be simple: stop for a moment and reflect upon the impact of digitization. How did it change our live, our work and work environments, our institutions and academic heritage as a whole? What is good and should be strengthened, what is bad and how can these problems be solved?
Our aim is practically to create a catalogue of Dos and Don’ts, based on our personal experiences which can help to shape personal and institutional strategies. Everybody is welcome to share!
Please indicate while registering for the Network Meeting your intention to participate in our workshop. You may register for Network Meeting and workshop at https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/universeum2018/registration/
The program of Universeum 2018 is posted on the conference webpage: https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/universeum2018/