Digital Extra, an EU project financed by the European
Commission’s Life Long Learning programme, develops
training courses with associated eLearning material to
create digital exhibitions. We want to support as many
small and medium-sized museums and other cultural,
alongside training, institutions in Europe with financial concerns inhibiting their potential. We want to provide the eTools they need to produce cultural heritage material, and thus make it accessible to a larger public.
Digital Extra will be having its f nal conference, titled “Online Exhibitions: Low cost, Big results” in Brussels on 16 September 2010. At this international event, consortium members will be coming together to present an overview of the project and Digital Extra’s training courses as well as techniques, strategies, and best e-practices that could be most useful for creating online exhibitions.
The Digital Extra Tool presents a low cost and easy to use alerternative for creating online exhitions. No need to worry about techincal questions and design details because Digital Extra takes care of this for you. Thanks to its design templates, creating an online exhibtion is easy to do regardless if you are tech savvy or not.
As a partner of Digital Extra, Lüerzer Graphik is responible for designing the project’s templates. In cooperation with other partners from Digital Extra, specific tools were designed and developed to create online exhibitions.
Digital Extra’s partner, Werner Matt from Stadtarchiv Dornbirn in Austria, attended the 8th European Conference on Digital Archiving in Geneva, Switzerland from 28-30 April 2010. It was an opportunity to promote the “Digital Extra” project and discuss challenges faced by archiving professionals in today’s digital world.
In April 2010, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano began spewing ash into the sky resulting in a large cloud making its way over Europe. With the subsequent cancellation of more than 500 flights and many of Europe’s major airports closing, the world could only watch and wait. As European travel came to a halt, would partners be able to attend Digital Extra’s meeting in Madrid?
Valorisation is among the priorities of the EU Leonardo da Vinci funding programme. It reflects the European Commission’s request that project outcomes and new knowledge gained should be transferred into mainstream practice and policy development.
The European Commission’s thinking is that Leonardo da Vinci projects should contribute to sustainable innovations in vocational education and training practice. They have identified three main levels of action and influence for project results: