Free software and shared archive systems in cultural institutions 07.10.2009 – 09.10.2009. Place: Medialab Prado · Madrid
This meeting brings together various cultural institutions and software developers to share resources and knowledge related to digital archives and access to stored cultural contents.
The purpose of these meetings is to work on a project with the objective of bringing together various cultural institutions to share resources and knowledge related to handling difficult aspects of managing archives and digital access to cultural contents, with the aim of responding to their needs as entities that provide service to the public.
The most immediate goal is to create a system or platform that enables sharing contents produced by different cultural entities, such that users can access and download in a simple way that is free of charge. This meeting is a continuation of the meeting held on 13 and 14 May 2009 during the Libremeeting in Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid), where various cultural institutions and software developers gathered to begin talks about the project.
The sessions are fundamentally practical and consist of presentations on specific technical matters and group work among the participating institutions. Even when the sessions are based on work done previously, they are open to the participation of any other institution or person interested in the project.