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2 minutes to read Posted on Thursday July 12, 2018

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

portrait of Emily D’Alterio

Emily D’Alterio

Former Editorial & PR Officer , Europeana Foundation

GLAM tech: a new series focusing on all things tech

GLAM tech is a new series on Pro News about thought-leadership and digital innovation in the GLAM world.

Healthy human adult brain viewed from the side, tractography | Dr Flavio Dell'Acqua, Wellcome Collection, CC BY
Healthy human adult brain viewed from the side, tractography
Dr Flavio Dell'Acqua
Wellcome Collection
United Kingdom

Tech in focus: what you want to know

Building on the momentum gained from the EuropeanaTech 2018 conference, the GLAM tech series talks all things tech: from APIs to IIIF, and from the challenges of link rot to the success of innovators in digital cultural heritage.

Bringing together almost 300 innovators, EuropeanaTech 2018 highlighted the need and passion for discussion and community in the GLAM sector. Some attendees focused on practical problem-solving, while others engaged in thought-provoking debate. So what have we learned since the conference? What are the next innovations within the GLAM community?

A space to share challenges and successes

We asked EuropeanaTech Community Manager Gregory Markus about the importance of digital innovation for cultural heritage institutions, and the benefits that communities can bring. Gregory says, ‘Next to content, tech is essential for all GLAMs. If we move forward together, we'll all benefit.’

According to Gregory, the challenges faced by tech professionals are often universal. The overwhelming consensus from EuropeanaTech 2018 was that innovations and challenges are best shared and that there is a passionate group of professionals ready to contribute. Gregory says, ‘It makes the spirit of innovation and development more potent because the knowledge being shared is relevant to everyone.’

Each week we will be sharing insights and innovations, and looking at challenges that affect people working in GLAM tech.

The next edition of EuropeanaTech ‘Insight' is set to be released before the end of the year, which will further explore some of the insights gained from the conference.

More information about Europeana’s tech community (and our other communities) will be shared in a series of posts in August 2018. If you would like to contribute to the series, contact Emily D’Alterio, Europeana Editorial and PR Officer.