On 31 March – 1 April St. Petersburg State Unitary Enterprise “St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Centre” successfully organised a conference “Global Experience in Digital Archives Development”, which was devoted to unification of Russian and European standards of digitizing and organised in the framework of the project “Cross Border E-archive”. The event was held in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the Ambassador Hotel and gathered a number of stakeholders from Estonia, Latvia and Russia – project partners, local authorities, archival experts and users skilled in the field.
A local meeting Usability and User Experience design in digital archives with Latvian technology experts was organized by project partner Ideju Forums in Riga on March 26. The aim of this meeting was to discuss how to develop and evaluate methods and tools for assessing the usability of digital archives. The project Cross Border E-archive was represented by Edmunds Vanags, chairman of Ideju Forums, and Toms Kovkajevs, system analyst.
Project manager Edmunds Vanags from non-governmental organisation “Ideju Forums” participated and represented the project “Cross Border E-archive” in European Union Conference “European Data Forum 2014″ that took place in Greece, Athens on 19-20th March. This year actuality was “Open Data, Linked Data, Big data”. Among participants were representatives of the EU countries who exchanged with ideas and experiences that overall strengthen data system, economy and global role.