Conference„Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe“
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From 4 to 6 October 2023, the conference “Zugang gestalten! Mehr Verantwortung für das kulturelle Erbe” was held at the University of Münster. It was hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study “Access to Cultural Goods in Digtal Change”. The 13th edition of the conference series was dedicated to the topic “Hindernisse überwinden (Overcoming Obstacles)”: What prevents the digitization of cultural heritage, what hinders accessibility? In Münster, these questions were discussed in general and approaches to overcoming obstacles were sought in a problem-solving manner. The conference was intended to provide an opportunity for constructive dialogue, both with politicians and with the societies of authors, which are increasingly playing a central role in this area. More than 50 speakers contributed their expertise, both in lectures and in parallel working groups.

You can download the conference schedule here (pdf, in German).


Dr. Michael Seemann: „Zugang und Kontrollverlust – Die neuen Abhängigkeiten im Zeitalter von KI“ (in German)

© Foto: Hansgeorg Schöner | Video: Stefan Klatt

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The conference is a joint effort of: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Bundesarchiv, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Deutsches Nationalkomitee für Denkmalschutz, Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Forschungs- und Kompetenzzentrum Digitalisierung Berlin (Digis), iRights e.V., Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg, Wikimedia Deutschland, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM) Karlsruhe. In 2023, the conference was hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study “Access to Cultural Goods in Digtal Change” at the University of Münster, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). Director of the conference series is Prof. Dr. Paul Klimpel, who is fellow at the centre in 2023.