The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Conference Alert: Europeana

From H-Museum:

Europeana: Europe's digital archive, library and museum Conference:
Users Expect the Interoperable
The Hague, 23/24 June 2008

A conference focusing on interoperability in museums, archives and libraries.

User expectations make interoperability a necessity. The technical solutions are now available to make that interoperability a reality, and the conference will focus on opportunities, solutions, and practical examples in museums and archives.

The conference also features the first preview of Europeana Prototype1

This will be the first opportunity to see a working version of the site. This preview is only being shown to conference delegates.

There will be a session to comment on the prototype, giving delegates the chance to influence development of The feedback from the conference will drive the design and functionality of the public prototype which will launch in November 2008.

The conference is now open for booking.

Attendance at the conference is free.

Members of the Europeana/EDLnet partnership will have their travel and expenses covered for one delegate.

Full details of the conference at

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