Thank you for Workshop 1

A warm thank you to all the speakers, participants and helpers who made yesterday’s workshop such a big success!

This was oversubscribed but we felt it was important to open it up to everyone interested in this area and the emerging topics, so we accepted everyone on the waiting list. We had about 60 people in the room and quite a few more followning from twitter. There was a good mix of ages, specialisations, fields and experience in different aspects of digital creating and curation and cultural heritage.

Our speakers (in physical and virtual presence from afar!) explored in a critical way the challenges that some of these digital cultural heritage projects faced and highlighted some common issues, such as the importance of collaboration between institutions and of listening to users and bringing them onboard early on and throughout the process of designing these tools and resources. The groups worked hard after the presentations discussing the questions given to them and exploring the issues highlighted by the speakers. The reports back from the moderators were all extemely useful and we will posting more of these up.

Look forward to seing you all to the next workshop in the autumn!

Maria

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