[artinfo] call for proposals for DISH 2009

Marleen van Dam Marleen at promusewehman.nl
Mon Jun 1 22:30:21 CEST 2009

Because of the request of several candidates the CALL FOR PROPOSAL 
can be delivered till June 15th

Probably you have received this Call for proposals already. We would 
like to inform you that there is still the opportunity to contribute 
at the International conference DISH2009!! Please read the following 


What is DISH2009?
Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is a new bi-annual 
international conference on digital heritage and the opportunities it 
offers to cultural organisations. Triggered by changes in society, 
heritage organisations face many challenges and need to make 
strategic decisions about their services. DISH2009 aims at sharing 
knowledge about and experiences with digital strategies. What roles 
do cultural heritage institutions have in a networked society?
What is the impact of digitisation on these organisations? Why are 
certain digital services more successful than others? Which business 
models are suited to the cultural heritage sector? Why would 
archives, museums and libraries co-operate? These are some of the 
questions that will be addressed in keynotes, presentations, debates 
and workshops.

Who benefits from DISH2009?
The conference will be for all staff of cultural heritage 
institutions that are responsible for policy issues and/or management 
of digital collections and services. The conference will enable 
participants to learn more about strategic decisions on all aspects 
of digital heritage services.

How can you contribute?
The Programme Committee seeks contributions from professionals in 
archives, museums, libraries and other heritage institutions and from 
researchers or innovators outside the heritage field. The 
contribution can be a paper presentation (max. 25 minutes) or a 
workshop (either 2 hours or half day).

The paper or workshop should address one of the following main 
conference topics:
Strategies for innovation:
* Digital heritage in mash-ups
* Enhanced interoperability
* Access to cultural heritage through visualisation (3d, gaming etc.)
* From secured playgrounds into the open web
* Open everything (standards, source, ID etc.)
* Services and tools: always in a beta stage?
Strategies for collaboration
* Opportunities for on line collaboration
* The value of interdisciplinary co-operation (culture, science and business)
* The relevance of national and regional portals
* User involvement
* The role of the creative industries
Strategies for the unwired future
* Heritage on mobile devices
* Culture on the map / Geoweb
* Locative media
* Interfacing for crossmedia
Business strategies
* New roles versus old roles
* Understanding use patterns
* Changing perspectives on collections
* Hybrid business models
* Achieving sustainability and permanent access
* From crowd sourcing to crowd funding
* Cost reduction through shared services
* Restrictions and opportunities through IPR
Management strategies
* Creating favorable conditions for innovation
* The impact of the digital front office on the back office
* Managing your digital assets
* Measuring your digital collections
* Investing in staff competencies

If you would like to contribute to the conference, please submit a 
proposal, which consists of an abstract (max. 400 words in English) 
and a short bio, before 15th June 2009. We welcome any contributions 
that are based on research or experience and that "look beyond the 
hypes". The abstract should address how heritage institutions have 
responded or should respond to changes triggered by ICT. Further 
instructions are available on the online
Conference Proposal Submission Form at www.dish2009.nl.

Who is organising DISH2009?
DISH2009 builds on a series of successful national conferences on 
digital heritage in the Netherlands (2004-2008). The main organisers 
of the conference are the Netherlands Institute for Heritage and the 
DEN foundation. The Programme Committee consists of representatives 
from Europeana, the Association of European Research Libraries LIBER, 
Flemish interface centre for cultural heritage FARO, Virtueel 
Platform Netherlands Sector Institute for e-culture) and the 
EU-project PrestoPrime. A group of experts across the globe advices 
the Programme Committee. See www.dish2009.nl for more information.

Please contact:
Marco de Niet
The DEN Foundation
P.O. Box 90407
2509 LK The Hague
The Netherlands
+31 70 3140 343

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