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Digital Libraries in Brasil
GLAM, data and importance of the dialogue

Digital transformation, besides being a phenomenon of prime importance in the reconfiguration of social dynamics in the twenty-first century, has had a significant impact on the field of cultural heritage. Digital technologies have enabled the expansion of access to cultural collections, as well as bringing challenges related to the excess of content and the transience of some of this content.

By Leno Veras

One of our goals is to use of metadata from collections – still little-explored by museums, archives, libraries and galleries as a means of disseminating the collections. Our mission, especially in the context of institutions for safeguarding symbolic goods (material and immaterial), is to develop mechanisms to promote the broad use of open data from the collections – such as images, sounds, films and digitised objects.

For this, it is necessary to understand how the data should be organised by cultural institutions as well as establishing a closer dialogue with developers. Applications, platforms, interfaces: there are many ways to build interaction interfaces with knowledge repositories, which increasingly become convergence tools for educational, information and communication activities.

The broadening of the scope of this information is one way for cultural institutions to work with audiences beyond their usual public and is an efficient way to reach different target groups, thereby building new collaborative networks. We believe that information and communication technology developers and those responsible for safeguarding cultural heritage can together open new paths for the collectivisation of knowledge, empowering institutions of history and memory.

We believe that information and communication technology developers and those responsible for safeguarding cultural heritage can together open new paths for the collectivisation of knowledge, empowering institutions of history and memory.

Leno Veras

This desire for international collaboration and ambition to improve our local activities inspires our work with the Emerging International Voices project. We are seeking to share initiatives that harness digital culture as a force for building an interconnected society, to facilitate the production, systematisation and dissemination of knowledge.

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