Digital Dreams: Call for papers

48th Annual Conference of IALHI-International Association of Labour History Institutions
in association with
Worklab-International Association of Labour Museums
Ghent, Belgium, 6-9 September 2017

Digital Dreams

Information Technology, Social History Research and the Future of Archives, Museums and Libraries

Conference location: De Krook City Library of Ghent
Hosted by Amsab-Institute of Social History


Call for Papers

The use of computers and information technology in museums, archives and libraries has been going on for several years now, however in a number of aspects the digital era in the sector is only beginning, both in the way of opportunities (think Augmented Reality) or as a threat (think Digital Dark Age). The emerging new IT technologies are challenging and changing the traditional policies of museums, archives and research institutes. Smartphones, networks and GIS technologies open up dazzling new opportunities of transmission of our collections and new communication strategies. But will the digital era be a dream or a nightmare? At what cost will it come? Will the new technologies be global or rather widen the gap with the South?

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