Digital transformation is a phrase that's been reverberating through political spheres. But what exactly does it mean? And just where do we fit in this transformation? We posed these questions to Europeana Foundation Executive Director Harry Verwayen who spoke about values and impact and offered a more personal perspective into what it means to transform the world with culture on a daily basis.
With discussions centred on digital transformations, it's important that we also focus on one important factor: the digital. Europeana is doing just that with the introduction of GLAM tech, a series about thought-leadership and innovation for the GLAM world.
Europeana Executive Director Harry Verwayen was invited to speak at the European Parliament's 'Cultural heritage in Europe: linking past and future' conference on 26 June 2018. The speech he gave highlights the importance of digital cultural heritage within the current digital transformation.
Evidence of the transformative nature of digital is becoming increasingly prevalent, with the digitisation of cultural heritage allowing new ways for cultural objects to be shared and used. But how does this technological shift affect cultural heritage, its societal role and the ways in which cultural identity evolves?