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
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.
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, the 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
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