May 6, 2021

Finnish Time Machine study finished!

The study “Time Machine in Finland” carried out under the lead of our Finnish Time Machine Ambassador Juha Henriksson, has been successfully concluded and the results will be published Mid May 2021.

Background

Having started in April 2020 with public funding by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland the named study aimed at analysing and evaluating the needs and strengths of the Finnish Time Machine network in order to enrich Time Machine as a whole and learn more about how the Finnish Time Machine members can advance their efforts with the help of Time Machine technology.

The results of the study will be published and discussed during a Webinar on May 19th (11:30 – 13:15 EET) hosted by the Finnish platform for digital cultural heritage Digime (in Finnish only).

Why Finland?

The Finnish Time Machine member network is comprised of many different types of organisations and communities. Naturally, this heterogeneous network exhibits a wide range of strengths and development potential seen from the perspective of Time Machine, such as:

  • GLAM organisations that could significantly enhance the digitisation of their cultural heritage material and make their data available in completely new ways through Time Machine
  • Higher Education facilities whose researchers and teachers are Time Machine’s future user groups
  • Private sector and IT partners that can help forward and implement Time Machine services

26 of the currently 38 Finnish Time Machine members took part in the study! Thank you for your collaboration!

Purpose of the Study

  • Evaluation of already existing technological solutions for the digitization and further processing of (digital) cultural heritage
  • Assessment on how these systems can be incorporated into Time Machine respectively how they can be enhanced with the help of Time Machine technology
  • Elicitation of available source material of Finnish GLAM partners to advance the above-mentioned technological developments
  • Elicitation of user perspectives: How can Time Machine further advance research and teaching?
  • Elicitation of Finnish private sector and IT partner perspectives: identification of opportunities for technical implementation support
  • Fostering new cooperation initiatives

Funding Details

Funding period: 1 April 2020 – 31 December 2020
Supporters: Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland, Society of Finnish Archivists, Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, Music Archive Finland

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