This session, moderated by Natasa Sofou, explored ways of creatively reusing digital cultural content from museums and art.
Prodromos Tsiavos, Head of Digital Development at the Onassis Cultural Centre, talked about the re-use of open educational resources and the way it is often approached as a single trajectory and platform process. However, practice shows that their actual re-use happens in a rather fragmented and often anarchic fashion, which, nevertheless makes use of standard platforms that operate as islands of stability in a sea of constantly changing modes of content reuse. The objective of the talk was to show how the use of wikipedia, standard online platforms and open source software could be deployed in order to produce a consistent digital strategy and experience with regards to the re-use of open digital content.
Kostas Konstantinidis, director and founder of PostScriptum, presented MuseumPlus – a platform vital to the virtuous life cycle of cultural data- and the reuse of cultural content. MuseumPlus with more than 450.000 Greek collection exhibits is the most widely used collection management system in Greece. and applications can be built upon MuseumPlus curated content.
Then two young entrepreneurs from the creative industries presented their newly founded applications.
Heracles Papatheodorou, co-founder of City Tales, presented City Tales and how it can enhance the way we experience cities, either as locals or tourists.
Andreas Fatouros, Andreas is the co-founder and art Specialist and researcher at Clio Muse, presented Clio Muse, an awarded tour-guide application for indoor tours and city walks, that curates cultural stories according to a specific methodology.
The session ended with questions from the audience and wrapping-up the outcome of the event.