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MuseumDigit 2014

During the two days of the conference a wide range of perspectives, trends and possibilities of museum digitalization regarding the future plans of this field were discussed. Some of our topics were: Europeana Strategy 2020, aggregation in the Hungarian National Museum, digitalization projects, the digital museum, opportunities of digital technology in museums (storytelling, 3D solutions).

The conference gave an opportunity also to the companies operating in this area to demonstrate their profile. Attending our conference presented a great value to meet industry experts and professional lecturers from Hungary and other European countries as well.

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SPEAKERS

Zsolt Bánki 
Petőfi Museum of Literary

Hungarian language and literature teacher, has a degree in library - information technology. Since 2006, he has worked for Petőfi Museum of Literary, currently he is the Head of Department of Library and Information Technology. He is specialized in the museum information technology, museum libraries and in digital preservation of cultural heritage. In addition to elaborating the Museum’s information technology strategy, he is responsible for the development and application of the integrated museum collection management system. Leads several EU projects and he is a museum information technology inspector appointed by the EMMI.


Ágoston Berger 
Monguz Kft.

He graduated from the University of Szeged as a biologist in 2008, later in 2010, as a software engineer. After spending a year as a trainee at Nokia Siemens Networks, he has been with Mongoose Ltd since 2009. He takes part in the development of Qulto (formerly HunTéka, both in library and in museum field. He started to deal with the issue of aggregation in relation to the project Europeana Inside, their recent project strongly applies the results and solutions achieved there.


Ildikó Boros 
Library of Parliament

Ildikó Boros is a Head of Department of Collection Management at the Library of Parliament and member of the Digitized Legislative Body of Knowledge workgroup.


Szabolcs Dancs 
National Széchényi Library

Project Director of the National Széchényi Library, formerly (2011-2014) Director of Collection Management. Since the autumn of 2013, he has managed ELDORADO project. In 2010 due to his efforts in processing the bare parts of the national library a new organizational unit (Retrospective Processing Unit) was set up. Prior to that, he managed the Institute’s Collection Organization Department for two years. Szabolcs Dancs has been publishing in professional journals since 2004 and for many years worked for Library Observer as a Polish, Slovak and Czech language responsible. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board of Book, Library, Librarian and an advisory member to Scientific and Technical Information Service. He graduated from University of Pécs and Debrecen. Organizer and participant of a number of domestic and international conferences, workshops and has been representing the national library at UNESCO's Hungarian National Commission for Communication and Information Committee for many years.


Egor Yakovlev
IZI.travel

He was born in 1980 in Moscow. Since 2011 he works as a business developer and Creative Director in a Dutch company IZI.travel that develops free and open platform for creating the audio guides. In previous years he worked in the field of cartography, 3D modeling, in-car navigation.


András Fehér 
Humansoft Kft.

Head of business unit at Human Soft Ltd.; Managing Director at Mensor3D. Led several projects on application of 3D technologies. Most recently with the SziME3D research project, he analyzed the usefulness of the 3D technology in the field of cultural heritage conservation. In addition to the technological research, he deals with the issues of management and sustainability of the preserved heritage.


Gabriella Fukker 
Ministry of Transportation and Water Management

As a head of the department at the Ministry of Transportation and Water Management, later at the Prime Minister’s Office she participated in the planning EU program for 2004-2006 and for 2007-2013. Between 2007 and 2013 she worked as a consultant in the private sector, later as a businesswoman. In the autumn, 2013 she returned to the civil service and as a head of the department at the Ministry of National Economy she is responsible for the European Union planning, particularly for the Economic Development and Innovation operational program (Ginop).


Jasper Visser
The museum of the future

Jasper is a change agent, innovator and facilitator specialised in culture, heritage and the arts. With over 10 years of international experience he helps institutions put their audience at the heart of business, formulate strategies for the future and build successful teams. Jasper is cofounder of several startups that turn his ideas into reality, author of the Digital Engagement Framework, blogger at The Museum of the Future and can regularly be found in good museum cafés around the world.


Joris Pekel
Europeana

Joris Pekel is the community coordinator cultural heritage at the Europeana Foundation. At Europeana he closely works together with memory institutions to open up cultural heritage data for everybody to enjoy and reuse. He is also coordinator of the OpenGLAM Network that promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) and brings together organisations, institutions and individuals that share this goal.


Csaba Kelemen 
Ministry of National Development

He studied economics at Corvinus University of Budapest specialized in international relations, also completed his PhD studies in 2012. He started his career in the Ministry of Information and Communications, and continued it at the subsequent ministries being in charge of information society. He has been working for the State Secretariat of the Ministry of National Development responsible for Info-communication since 2010, where he deals with the issues of industry strategic and development policy. Since April 2012, he has been the Deputy Head of Information and Communications Project Management Department of the Ministry of National Development.


Kelly Cannon
Museum of Modern Art

Kelly is a Fulbright Fellow researching interwar and contemporary photography in Hungary. Her work in Budapest is aimed at creating digital access to art historical resources. She is also the Cataloguer and Assistant Digital Content Strategist of the Thomas Walther Collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, for which she is helping to build a digital research platform on modernist photography. She previously worked as a Research Assistant for the International Center of Photography’s 2014 Triennial of contemporary photography and video and an Editorial Assistant at the Aperture Foundation.


Tímea Kókay Nagy 
Concerto Budapest

She graduated as an economist and has been working in the cultural sector since 2004, formerly for the Budapest Film Office as a project manager, later as the Director of Strategy. Currently she is a marketing manager of Concerto Budapest, the resident orchestra of Liszt Academy of Music. She started dealing with the very complex and far-reaching interrelation of culture and digitization in 2011. She gained further practical experience at the College of Communication and Business attending a training on digital marketing.


Éva Kómár 
Petőfi Literary Museum

Museum librarian, museum IT specialist and staff member in Petőfi Literary Museum since 1993. In the 1990’s her main job was taking care of the writers’ legacies. Since 2003, she has been engaged in the methodological issues of exploring museum special materials in database systems as well as in online publication of digital contents. Participates in the preparation of the sectorial aggregation service of the Hungarian National Museum as well as international projects for the development of digital content services. Currently specialized in organization, operation and use of museum collections management technologies and providing info-communication support for new exhibitions.


Lajos Lovas 
Hungarian National Digital Archives and Film Institute

General Director of the Hungarian National Digital Archives and Film Institute, he was born in 1967, Budapest. Professor, sociologist, PhD student at ELTE Graduate School of Literary Studies, Péter Zsoldos prize winner writer, member of the Hungarian Writers' Association. In 2011, Ministerial Commissioner, responsible for the establishing of the Hungarian National Digital Archives and Film Institute later General Director of the institution. Earlier he worked for the State Secretariat of Culture of the Ministry of National Resources as a head of the department responsible for digitization. Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Hungarian News Agency, vice president, director of the Public Environmental Research Institute.


Balázs Mischinger 
Basiliskus Kft.

Chief technology officer at Basiliskus 3D Graphics Studio. The company is currently working with two pieces of 3D scanner and four 3D printer, and tries to provide services for the sectors (museums, goldsmiths, modelers, board game makers, animators, etc. ...), where the technology is not widespread. The company is dedicated to provide 3D solutions to diverse problems with competitive price and quality, which allows the partners to select the most appropriate solution for them.


Magdolna Nagy 
Education and Training Centre in the Open Air Museum

Since December 2012, she is responsible for marketing and communication activities of the Education and Training Centre in the Open Air Museum, including its website, the image of the Autumn Festival of the Museums and the website and communication of the Festival. She has seven-year experience in online marketing (British Council), previously managed marketing-communication departments at international companies. She has a BA in economics and marketing and MBA.


Edina Németh 
National Innovation Office

She has worked in European research programs and has supported information and communication technology projects and applicants since 1999. She has been supporting the European Union’s Research Framework Programme since the fifth framework programme. She took part in creating many projects and in European professional task forces (European Research Area, ICT Research Portal, EU13). At the moment she is the national relationship manager of Horizon 2020 ICT and FET programmes at the National Innovation Office.


László Peregovits 
Natural History Museum

Graduated as a research biologist at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1983. During the next three decade he was a chief museologist of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. His research interests are taxonomy, biogeography, biological databases, digitalisation of cultural heritage. From the 2000’s he led the Hungarian teams in several EU Framework projects (e.g., BHL-Europe, BioCase, Fauna Europe, STERNA, Synthesys). Since the mid-1980s leading his own firm dealing with editing, desktop publishing, database design. Among others they designed and implemented the digital racing system of the Hungarian Horse Racing Company and based on that the digitalisation of company journals publishing.


Péter Peti 
Tripont Fotó Videó Kft.

After graduating as a telecommunications engineer, he worked for Malév for decades. After the change of the government system in Hungary, he took up different positions in private sector, benefited from his systematic approach. Since 1988, he has been dealing with digital image capture theory and practice. Founder of www.terasz.hu, an online cultural magazine being active since the turn of the millennium. As a photographer, his interest has turned towards the technical photography in recent years.


Miklós Rajczy 
Natural History Museum

Graduated as a research biologist at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1976, PhD in botany (bryophyte taxonomy). Joined the Hungarian Natural History Museum in 1976 as the Curator of Bryophytes in the Botanical Department. From 1989 to 2014 was the leader of IT in HNHM. From the 80's he has been concerned with scientific and collection databases. He was the IT member of the HNHM team in various EU projects as MUSoNET, STERNA, BHL-Europe, EDIT, Natural Europe, Synthesys.


Dávid Ritter 
Technology Council of the National Information Infrastructure Development Institute

Since 2005, he has headed the Information Technology Directorate of Eötvös Loránd University. He is responsible for the operation, management and development of the university's IT infrastructure and services. As President of the Technology Council of the National Information Infrastructure Development Institute, he deals with the issues of the application, development and integration of information technology related to Hungarian higher education, research institutions and public collections. He is particularly interested in content management, introduction of new technologies and respectively their interaction.


Zsófia Ruttkay 
Moholy-Nagy University of Art

Worked for 25 years in domestic and Dutch academic institutions as an IT researcher in artificial intelligence and computer graphics field. Her pioneering researches – including the topic of virtual people – are internationally recognized. She, as an assistant professor at Moholy-Nagy University of Art founded the Creative Technology Lab using her experience gained abroad. The Lab’s interdisciplinary researches and experiments mainly focus on the usage of new technologies in the field of learning, reading and cultural heritage conservation by creation of new genres.


Szabolcs Serfőző 
Museum of Applied Arts

Since 2011, he has been a staff member at the Museum of Applied Arts, the editor of the institution's online collection database; between 2012 and-2014 technical coordinator of the PartagePlus project.


Zita Sor 
Hungarian National Museum

Photo restorer at the Hungarian National Museum. She graduated from the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Cultural Anthropology, later she got post-graduation at the Academy of Fine Arts with specialization in paper and leather restoring. In 2003, she spent nine months at the 
George Eastman House photo restoration workshop. She completed a training course called "Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs' at the Getty Conservation Institute at the University of Fine Arts Bratislava, entitled "Fundamentals of the Conservation of Photographs', and was admitted to the advanced photo restoration training course of the same institution.


Ildikó Sz. Fejes 
Hungarian National Museum

Born in 1967 in Budapest, Hungary, she graduated from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts majoring in history and archaeology. She earned a postgraduate degree in European experts at University of Miskolc, Faculty of Economics. In 2014, she acquired Arts & Business Manager qualification at University of Applied Sciences, Budapest. She has more than twenty years working experience in the Hungarian National Museum: including database building, participating in Internet and multimedia content development EU projects. Since 2011, she has been heading the National Museological Methodology and Information Centre (OMMIK). 
OMMIK as a background institution supports the work of the Department of Public Collection of the Ministry of Human Capacities by gathering, organizing, ongoing maintenance of data related to museums and by providing support for the museums themselves. As a centre for digitization methodology, OMMIK also provides professional information services and fulfils organization and co-ordination tasks as well.


Zoltán Szatucsek 
Hungarian National Archives

Manager of the Co-ordination Centre of the Hungarian National Archives, chief archivist. He earned a degree in Debrecen as a historian. Since 1997, he has worked for the Hungarian National Archives. He is specialized in the preservation of electronic records and digitization of archival. Member of the Expert Group of Archives of the European Commission, Chairman of the DLM Forum Foundation established by the Committee and represents the MNL in the European Archives Portal Project Executive Committee. On behalf of the MNL, he was the initiator and the leader of the Electronic Archives project side completed in 2013. His current fields of interest are the history of archives, theory of archives and the role of the archives among the cultural institutions of the modern society.


János Tari 
AVICOM

President of AVICOM, associate professor at the Department of Communication and Media Studies of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. During his 33-year chief curatorial activity at Museum of Ethnography he participated in several ethnographic and anthropological documentaries, interactive museum exhibits, publications and audio-visual as well as he created the ethnographic digital film archive. AVICOM officer since 1992.


Judit Tóvári 
Esterhazy Károly College

She earned a degree in history and library at Eötvös Loránd University, later PhD degree in history. She is a lecturer at Esterhazy Károly College and Eötvös Loránd University, teaches BA, MA and PhD students. Her field of research includes the sources of digital library, library processing of electronic bibliographic sources, e-learning methodology.

PRESENTATIONS

The presentation covers the following topics: presentation of the 3D scanning, brief comparison of different technologies and their limits; possible uses

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The lecture focuses on the topics: the structure of the Horizon 2020 program, the three main pillars; Horizon 2020 tender opportunities on information

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Building a museum aggregation system poses several problems for both the collection and the server side.

During the Digitized Legislative Body of Knowledge (DTT1) project 2 million pages of Hungarian-language books published between 1850 and 2010 (legal,

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Museums have employed audio guides for more than 50 years. The technologies evolved from radio to MP3-players, until mobile phones came on the scene.

The government considers the domestic ICT sector and the inherent economic and social development opportunities particularly important, recognizes the

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What are the opportunities for museums to excel in a digital and high tech world?

Hungary has an incredibly rich cultural heritage. The preservation, the digital documentation of the heritage and its presentation in a spectacular way is

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The collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum (HNHM) is one of the largest, internationally recognised and used asset in Hungary.

The site mokk.skanzen.hu launched in May 2013 won international recognition (FIAMP: Web'Art Golden Prize Special Award) after domestic success by its

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The presentation is an instalment to previous year’s talk. Now there are 638 archives opposed to last year’s 95, the National Archives of Hungary’s

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The presentation raises a problem to which the Hungarian museology pays little attention: the issue of the end-products of digital printing technology

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Europeana started 5 years ago as a big political idea to unite Europe through culture by making our heritage available to all for work, learning or

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Today, not only companies operating in the private sector, but also the cultural institutions need to use a variety of marketing tools and channels to

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There is a strong claim from the public to access to the museums’ cultural assets online, but the museums lag behind to fulfill that expectation.

The public collection institutions, in particular the libraries which have become pioneers in the worldwide spread of IT applications since the 1960s.

The rapid development of digital technology has changed the cultural and learning habits of young people, which a museum cannot ignore when it comes to

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The ELDORADO project being implemented under SROP tender aims to create a complex digital service system based on the collections of libraries and intends

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The Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund will support Hungary about 7,500 billion HUF over the next seven years.

This presentation will preview Object:Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949, a digital research platform to be launched by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in

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Digital contents stemming from the last decades offer new opportunities for cultural institutions to build more efficient and innovative services based on

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AVICOM continually draws the museum professionals’ attention to the state of the art audio-visual methods and the possibilities offered by new

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The presentation describes cloud-based system built by MANDA. At the moment, the cloud-system is being uploaded materials by tools and labour provided by

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The advancement of digital recording technology has enabled the future generation to access, research the cultural heritage the past has left us.

The Terminology Management Platform (TMP) – Linked Heritage and the AthenaPlus software development projects – allows cultural institutions to publish easily their terminologies in Linked Data

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Between 2012 and 2014, the Museum of Applied Arts participated in a large-scale international digitization project.

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