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Thursday, January 24 • 11:15am - 11:40am
The Ups and Downs of Implementing PIDs for Cultural Heritage in Flanders

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Since 2013 PACKED vzw (a non-profit expertise center on digital heritage in Flanders) has been doing research on practical implementation of different PID practices for museums, libraries and archives in the cultural heritage landscape in Flanders. The objective was to ensure sustainable publication of data about heritage collections online and thus make heritage institutions trustworthy digital knowledge sources. This in a sector with almost no IT-knowledge and insufficient funding. On our path we have dealt with conceptual and practical questions like identification of real-life artworks vs. identification of digital data about them, choosing between centralized and decentralized PID-services, choosing the right syntax, introducing management-tools of PIDs into the heritage institutions, creating persistent links between different heritage collections, disseminating the PIDs of museum objects via Wikidata etc. We developed an open source tool for the collectionmanagers in heritage institutions to take control over the resolving of their persistent URI's (https://github.com/PACKED-vzw/resolver and https://github.com/oSoc18/culturizeapp) which still needs a bigger community around it. In the presentation I will show the wins and the fails of our adventures and would like to get feedback and help from the community.

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Alina Saenko

I have studied archive management at V.U. Brussels and cultural management at the University of Antwerp. Within meemoo, Flemish Institute for Archive - I currently work on projects around open cultural data, persistent identification and Wikimedia platforms.

Thursday January 24, 2019 11:15am - 11:40am GMT
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