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Open innovations for glamers! By Alexandra Angeletaki and Milena Dobreva

The following article was presented at Europeana.pro: https://pro.europeana.eu/post/echoing-project-develops-training-modules-based-on-open-innovation-for-the-cultural-heritage-sector

eCHOIng project develops training modules based on open innovation for the cultural heritage sector
Since 2022, eCHOing, an Erasmus+ project bringing together academics, activists and practitioners, has been exploring how academia driven open-innovation can support the post-pandemic recovery of cultural heritage. Discover the training modules that the project has developed on this topic.The recovery of the cultural heritage sector after the most restrictive phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has been analysed from many different angles, such as innovation in libraries or digital delivery in museums during the pandemic. The eCHOIng project, however, has taken an unconventional approach by seeking to identify how open innovation can help in the process of post-pandemic recovery.

The term ‘open innovation’ refers to a situation where an organisation doesn’t just rely on internal knowledge, sources and resources (such as its own staff or R&D) but also uses external sources (such as customer feedback, published patents, competitors, external agencies, the public) to drive innovation. In the cultural heritage sector, it means initiatives or activities where institutions co-create or co-develop project ideas in collaboration with citizens, students and institutions from other sectors or industries.

This may look like a paradox: after all, open innovation practices rely on the engagement and wider participation of citizens, and the pandemic restricted various forms of communication! However, exploring the activities of a sizable group of small cultural heritage organisations, eCHOIng identified that many are actively looking for ways to re-engage citizens and are keen to explore more opportunities for engagement and innovative services.

Bringing together cultural heritage institutions and higher education
The project found that despite many cultural heritage institutions looking to explore engagement, small institutions face the difficulty of relying on compact numbers of staff members. Collaboration with academia can therefore be vital to implement new projects. Besides co-creation of joint innovative projects, higher education institutions can support the upskilling of staff from the cultural heritage sector.

eCHOIng took a two-pronged approach to this topic by exploring working models of collaboration between academia and cultural institutions, and also answering some of the emerging educational gaps. Unsurprisingly, many higher education curricula have yet to offer up-to-date modules related to digital transformation. Such topics would also be in demand within the context of continuous professional development of professionals, especially from smaller cultural heritage organisations.

The training modules
To address this need, eCHOing has developed a number of training modules for students of higher education institutions, as well as staff from the cultural and creative sector and cultural organisations. The modules are designed to inspire and equip cultural heritage organisations with the tools and resources needed to effectively conceive, develop, and manage open innovation collaborations.

The project website provides a complete picture of the process followed, which resulted in the development of six training modules responding to needs within the current recovery process, from craft as an empowering tool to co-designing projects.

The Europeana Initiative’s Glossary of Terms and the Impact Playbook were very helpful while working on the modules’ content, both in terms of positioning concepts within the modules and as inspiration.

Lessons learned
The online modules were finalised through internal and external reviews, and run in four different university courses during the spring semester of 2023. They were embedded in four different courses where 120 students were trained.

Here are some of our reflections from the work on the modules:

In the current setting, we need training which follows an agile approach and allows us to identify and quickly develop content on emerging topics. Identifying these topics in the case of eCHOng involved a co-creation process where needs from the cultural heritage sectors were compared with topics within the helm of academic research.

Agile approaches with frequent revisions are needed for this type of content.

This approach possibly could lead to identifying microcredentials (qualifications) which can be offered to both students and professionals.

Delivery online requires more preparation than face to face – the biggest time investment is planning activities and exercises to monitor progress.

There are plenty of current developments of MOOCs, digital courses and continuous professional development. It would be beneficial to exchange more experiences and introduce quality standards for courses which require expedient preparation and frequent updates.

Share your thoughts!
You can share your thoughts on this work by providing feedback to the project team!

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For en bedre digital omstilling for GLAM og solidaritet mellom kulturorganisasjoner i Europa

Introduksjon: Prosjektet eCHOing «Recovery of cultural heritage through higher education-driven open innovation»,inviterer sine partnere til å svare på dette  undersøkelse om beredskapen  til HØYERE UTDANNINGSINSTITUSJON (HEIs) i Europa for å nå ut til små og mellomstore kulturminneorganisasjoner (CHOer)  og har som mål å etablere forståelse for hvordan samarbeidsprosjekter kan styrke revitalisering av kulturminnesektoren i en periode etter pandemien.  

På dette stadiet av prosjektet ønsker vi å 

a) samle inspirerende eksempler på HEIs-CHOs samarbeid om open innovation initiativer og kartlegge mulighetene skjult bak slike samarbeid og,  

(b) prøve å samle informasjon om HVORVIDT HEIs kan hjelpe CHOer med å overvinne krisen etter pandemien, og dermed på hvilke måter kan CHOer dra nytte av HEIs kunnskapsoverføring   

Du inviteres til å svare på spørsmålene ut av din rolle (vitenskapelig ansatte/student, CHO-ansatte/frivillige osv.). Resultatene skal inngå i en studie som skal offentliggjøres som en rapport i juni 2022.  

Alle data vil bli behandlet i samsvar med GDPR, noe som garanterer anonymiteten til svarene dine. VED Å SVARE PÅ DENNE UNDERSØKELSEN LAR DU OSS BRUKE SVARENE DINE (ANONYME) FOR RAPPORTENE VÅRE. 

I tilfelle du vil vite mer om prosjektet vårt, kan du besøke nettstedet vårt på https://echoing.eu/ og våre offisielle sosiale mediekontoer eller abonnere på vår mailingliste på https://echoing.eu/ # 

Undersøkelsen vil være åpen til 20. 3.22 

TA undersøkelsen her https://forms.gle/Kr1dPvbu5LnVEVJeA

For eventuelle spørsmål angående spørreskjemaet, kontakt alexandra.angeletaki@ntnu.no   

Din tid og bidrag er høyt verdsatt! Tusen takk! 

OBS: Dette prosjektet er finansiert med støtte fra Erasmus+-programmet i EU. EU-kommisjonens støtte til produksjonen av dette dokumentet utgjør ikke en godkjenning av innholdet, som bare gjenspeiler forfatternes synspunkter, og Kommisjonen kan ikke holdes ansvarlig for noen bruk som kan gjøres av informasjonen i det. 

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Museums in Covid19 times-and the EU versus Virus challenge!

EU announced a Hackathon on solutions during the ongoing pandemic, for Museum and culture institutions that are severely affected: Across Europe, Covid-19 has forced the complete or partial closure of over 90% of museums and heritage sites. The shut-down affects the survival of these institutions, but also visitors and guides. We participated at the EUvsVIRUS Hackathon a weekend (22-24.04.2020) with a clear dedication to creating solutions to the problem. Our project won the Challenge on Social & Political Cohesion – Support arts & entertainment.

Our project GuideYourGuide, proposes the creation of a interactive real- time visit for the ones unable to enjoy cultural experiences because of the current situation. Our platform can provide support and work with Tour guides that are losing their jobs, left without contracts and seeing their livelihoods threatened. With GuideYourGuide heritage sites or museum collections can provide an alternative tour experience. The institutions can publish a list of potential tours which will be implemented by their accredited tour guides, maintaining their high quality offers.

Currently, some of the measures are being lifted and we see cultural institutions reopen bit by bit. Furthermore, measures vary drastically from country to country. However, it will still take a long time before we go back to experiencing our European heritage in the same way as we used to.

After all, European culture is what unites us, what gives us purpose. Being stimulated by art and culture is of utmost importance for mental health and our collective well-being. By fostering social cohesion, we ensure societies’ resilience in times of crisis. To this aim, we found an inclusive, equal, accessible and sustainable solution.

Our participation at both events organised by EU has allowed us to grow as a team, pitch our ides to professionals find interested investors and proceed to an incubation training. A long ride that gave us an insight in the way initiatives, vision and ideas can become established projects and contribute to problem solving initiatives. An enriching working process in a Pan-European frame with the support of EU-Comissioner Mariya Gabriel and an amazing team of volunteers.

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Ancient Thessaloniki ruins threatened by metro line!

Read more at: https://parallaximag.gr/thessaloniki/archaiotites-ora-na-strepsoume-to-vlemma-tis-polis-pros-ta-kato

Archaeologists in Greece have always been fighting to preserve ancient ruins, traditional architecture and the cultural landscape. A history of people behind the scenes that is very rarely told dedicated to their call of duty have been threatened and drawn to lawsuits by the governments. Its a story of public servant disobedience but for the greater good. Opposed by governments and citizens at first many of these professional archaeologist have been awarded honors and their fights. They have been justified, years later protecting most of the wonderful sites and areas of modern Greek cities and towns, ancient sites, traditional architecture with strict laws and effective control. That was the reason Mykonos, Monemvasia, Santorini, Medieval Rhodes the area around Acropolis were not covered by cement and asphalt and remained as we know them today. The result we see now as the become drowned by visitors every year. At the same time nature has been preserved along in all these wonderful ancient cites as Vergina, Messini, Olympia, Delfi, Dodoni. The Greek Archaeological public service had to fight with governments through history against corruption and destruction. Years ago a new battle started with the excavations taken by the Archaeologists under the modern city of Thessaloniki. The new finds have revealed a network of streets, shops, houses under the heart of the today’s city, and a quarrel between the government and the archaeological service and residents of Thessaloniki has been ongoing the last five years. Valuable documents, which run more than 25 centuries along the 9.6 kilometers of the Metro line from Pylea to the New Station, in the period preceding the city’s founding in 315 BC. from Kassandros, the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine years, the Ottoman period to modern times and the 1917 Fire. Renowned archaeologists and the Greek Archaeological Association are still defending the preservation in situ of ancient Thessaloniki which could be become agreat archaeological site for world visitors with 300.000 finds. They argue that they should not be moved, the metro line should. Architects, and even representatives of the technical world, have expressed their opposition to the solution of the moving of antiquities with a long list of scientific arguments.

The extend and the value of this finds do not have a price but is of great importance. Business cannot be the only priority. Preserving the past has been a diachronic great value that cannot be compared to the modern economic development.  Preserving the past has been a value that has a price only at the illicit antiquities market!

Help the Greek archaeologists by signing the avaaz petition

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Kurs for arkeologi studenter

Bibliotekseminar ARK 1001, 17.10.2019,

På Gunnerusbiblioteket 2. etasje

Instruktør: Alexandra Angeletaki,

Fagansvarlig Martin Callanan

Del 2 17.10.2019: Å referere til kilder

  1. Intro: Hva er det som er tilgjengelig via Google Scholar, bibliotekdatabaser og andre kilder,
  2. NTNU UB Arkeologi bloggen med ressurser.
  3. Tips om APA på endnote: https://www.unit.no/tjenester/norsk-apa-referansestil og generelt om APA https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/Norsk/Bruke+referansestilen+APA

Hvorfor oppgi kilder ? sjekk kildene her

Hvordan kan du unngå plagiering?

Hva gjelder når du bruker bilder og arbeid fra andre?

Gruppene jobber konkret med å bruke bestemte kilder til deres arbeid og problematiserer rundt følgende temaer:

1.anerkjenner andre forfatteres arbeider

2.har lest litteratur om emnet

3.setter ditt arbeid inn i en større faglig sammenheng

4.behersker teknikken med å oppgi kilder

Korrekt bruk av kilder medfører også at leseren kan: 

1.identifiserer å gjenfinne de kildene du har brukt

2.identifisere dine avsnitt, tanker og konklusjoner

Feil eller manglende bruk av kilder kalles plagiering.

Plagiering medfører at du stryker på oppgaven, og at du kan miste retten til å ta eksamen.  

  • Individuell arbeid: Skriv en liste over ressurser du har tenkt å bruke fra pensumliste ( eller annet) for å besvare oppgaven. Skriv referansen riktig og beskriv med 2-3 setninger hva er det fra den konkrete boka eller artikkel du har tenkt å bruke i oppgaven.
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Abstract for EAA conference in Bern 4-7.9.2019 Engaging with Digital Heritage.

Engaging with Digital Heritage: Including you end users in strategy discussions on heritage protection.
The NTNU UB, Gunnerus library branch has been running workshops for several years for students of archaeology, archive studies and heritage or Museum professionals in order to map the relationship they consider as important in their study activities when it comes to climate change or war as a factor for deterioration of heritage monuments. The workshops are based on design methods whose core philosophy is to include end-users as active participants in the design process and reflect on how we interact, work and learn in the context of a targeted activity, through observation, discussions, and teamwork so that a concrete idea is produced.

 Previous research has suggested that visitors of a cultural heritage site or museum desire interaction and personalization in exhibits, but others have suggested that successful cases of ‘edutainment’ are far too seldom. 

In 2019 we are running a course with engineering students on a masters level at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) who is challenged through a subject called experts in team to find solutions on how technology can be used to disseminate History and Archaeology for younger generations and make it more interesting. Issues of 3d models of archaeological sites authenticity have also been addressed by the students. 

Including your end users in the process of choosing your strategy can be a way to go for museums and cultural heritage institutions as proposed here.

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Kan teknologi gi oss nye løsninger for bevaring av dagens kulturminner?

En fargerik palett med ideer om studentprosjekter ble presentert på Gunnerus bibliotek i går. «Eksperter i team» er et mastergradskurs der NTNU studenter utvikler sine tverrfaglige samarbeidskompetanse og får mulighet til å forberede seg på sitt arbeidsliv. Landsby 9 jobbet i løpet av vårsemesteret med ideer om digital formidling av fortiden og diskutert mulighetene og begrensningene teknologien kan tilby som et verktøy. Tanken var å jobbe tverrfaglig og diskutere utfordringene teknologien utgjør om levetiden og dokumentasjonsstrategiene for dagens digitale dataproduksjon som Museum og Bibliotek delen omhandler. Kreative ideer om hva som ville være den beste strategien for å strukturere og formidle metadataene til arkiver og spesielle samlinger i fremtiden er en krevende og kontinuerlig oppgave for biblioteket vårt, og forslag fra unge fagfolk er en måte å holde seg i tråd med den nåværende teknologiske utviklingen . Samtidig er kontakt med allmennheten den viktigste faktoren for utvikling av nye visualiseringsverktøy, og lar oss tenke på nye måter å nærme seg våre brukere og deres interesser og oppnå. IDI og mine kolleger samt studentene som jobbet med stor entusiasme gjennom semesteret gir oss mulighet til å eksperimentere gjennom dette samarbeidet. Jeg må også takke IDI professor Letizia Jacceri for veiledning og veilede meg alle disse årene gjennom en rekke samarbeidsprosjekter.

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Frie seminarer om akademisk skriving

Gunnerusbiblioteket inviterer til seminar om akademisk skriving

Den 27. mars klokka 15.00-16.00 på studentarealet, 2. Etasje

Foredraget blir på engelsk

Dimitra Christidou, a senior researcher in the NTNU Department of Computer Science.

‘Museum exhibitions and their visitors’ how do we approach learning in museums, research methodologies and “peer Feedback” as a tool to improve writing performance and critical thinking.

will take as its departing point the methods used for conducting evaluation in museums. By discussing the ways in which researchers approach and explore learning in museums, the seminar aims at triggering inspiration regarding the methodologies one can use to explore a phenomenon or a question. In the seminar, we will also discuss the importance of ‘Peer feedback’ for improving writing performance and critical thinking.

Dimitra Christidou is a senior researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where she is working for the H2020 COMnPLAY SCIENCE project.. Her research focuses on museum learning, visitor studies, multimodality, and embodied interaction. Dimitra holds a PhD in Museum Studies from University College London (UCL) and has worked as a researcher in the museum sector in Sweden, Austria and Greece.

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Neste seminar om akademisk skriving 21.2.2019

Neste seminar 21.februar klokka 15.00 til 16.00

«Teoriarbeidet i et forskningsprosjekt»  med Erik Gustav Gullikstad Karlsaune, Emeritus, Institutt for filosofi og religionsvitenskap

Erik Karlsaune

Foredraget tar først for seg helheten i det prosjektet en forsker arbeider med – med utgangspunkt i forskeren selv. Deretter vil vi fokusere spesielt på teorisiden av arbeidet og hva teori i praksis er. Der er teori det perspektivet forskeren har. Dessuten gir teorien en verktøykasse av nyttige begreper som forskeren tar i bruk når det materialet som er samlet skal analyseres.

Foredraget tar videre mer konkret opp teorien i «The Social Construction of Reality» av Berger & Luckmann. De demonstrerer nettopp: 1) et perspektiv (klart menneskelig) og 2) et godt forråd av begreper til bruk i rekonstruksjon av aktivitet og tenkning i den kulturen materialet er hentet fra. 


Seminaret holdes på Gunnerusbiblioteket på Kalvskinnet

Alle er velkommen!

Dette er for alle studenter som trenger tips og motivasjon til å skrive akademiske tekster. Seminaret tok også opp grunnleggende element i oppbyggingen av en akademisk tekst.

Ansvarlig Alexandra Angeletaki.

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Frie seminarer

Seminarene tar opp grunnleggende elementer i oppbyggingen av en akademisk tekst på nivå med en masteroppgave eller et akademisk artikkel.

en del andre temaer blir belyst også som f. Eksempel::

  • Open Access til inspirasjon
  • Digital humaniora forskning og verktøy et nytt disiplin
  • Latin og gammel gresk i dagens forskning.
  • Intro i bruken av primærkilder og arkivteoretiske perspektiv og analysemetoder som kan brukes i tverrfaglige forskningsprosjekter.
  • Intro i sosialantropologiske metoder som støtte for teori og forskning.
  • EU og Forskningsrådet søknadsprosess belyst av vellykkede prosjekter som har fått finansiering. (belyst fra humanistiske fags sin vinkel)
  • Data workshops for ikke ingeniører.

For studenter fra Arkeologi, Arkivfag, Kulmin,Museumssektor, Lingvistikk, Litteraturforskning, Historie IKT, medieverden.

Her er lenken til presentasjonen fra 31.1.2019 med Birgitta Berglund, Emerita i arkeologi.

Neste seminar er 21.3.2019 med Gustav Erik Gullikstd Karlsaunne Emeritus i Religions Sosiologi med tema: Teoriarbeidet i et forskningsprosjekt»