The conference theme "Enriching Cultural Heritage" aims to discuss the new ways and possibilities offered by the information society to search and use cultural heritage collections including new cross sector portals, improving interoperability and ways to enrich information via linked open data. It will tackle key actual questions under the subtitles:
Encouraging interoperability of data resources (museums, libraries, archives)
CIDOC2012 Helsinki encourages contributions that address all the facets of improving interoperability, including standards, thesauri, vocabularies and metadata, technical solutions and underlying theoretics. We especially encourage contributions that emphasize co-operation across sectors and focus on users.
Semantic Web, Ontologies and Linked Data
CIDOC2012 Helsinki encourages contributions from semantic web services, ontologies, folksonomies, describing metadata of museum objects enriched with semantic features, active use of the information provided by social communities, geo-spatial tagging and other implementations of semantic web technologies to promote them as a part of everyday museum work in collection management and presentation.
With the theme "Social media" CIDOC2012 Helsinki encourages contributions that share museum's experiences in using social media, the good and the bad solutions, disseminate best practices and demonstrate novel and user-oriented ways of using social media in engaging audiences.
Multilingualism and regional cultures
The CIDOC 2012 conference encourages contributions that present solutions that support multilingual functions in services, thesauri work and semantic connections. We also seek good practices in documenting and presenting minor, regional or marginal cultures to wider audiences and sharing our global heritage with the help of digitization and on-line services.
Innovations in documentation
At the core of digital cultural content lies documentation. The field of museum and cultural heritage documentation is undergoing a major shift when analogue collections are turned digital and digitised repositories and work flows are challenged by born digital objects and repositories without a traditional object behind the information.
CIDOC2012 Helsinki encourages contributions in this session from a broad range of subjects, inviting new and emerging research, innovations and preliminary results from participants interested in sharing their new and exciting results with colleagues.