Preserving the past for our future


The First Annual Jerusalem Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

For further information contact Dov Winer or Susan Hazan


Wednesday 30 November - Program

09:00 9:30 - Registration and Coffee

09:00 13:00 - Parallel Sessions

Emerging Technologies for Research and Dissemination of Cultural Heritage


Special Workshop organized by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Dr. Uzi Dahari, Liat           Ayzencot and EPOCH, A Network of Excellence for Open Cultural Heritage, Prof.           Franco Niccolucci, Dr. Sorin Hermon

Presentation: Workshop details

Rachel Kudish-Vashdi, Liat Ayzencot Israel Antiquities Authority:        Presentation: Going Online – From a Well-Established Printed Journal to an E-Journal. Hadashot Arkheologiyot - Excavations and Surveys in Israel, as a Case Study (775 K)

David Gabai – CIO, Israel Antiquities Authority:
Presentation: On the road: toward an Archaeological Knowledge Management System (103 K)


Digitising Broadcasting Archives
Chair: Billy Segal, Moderator, Head of the IBA Film Archive: Opening Speech


Special Workshop organized by the Forum for Preservation of the Audiovisual Heritage in Israel and Presto Space Europe.

Anat Zelcer, Documentary director and editor, Member of the Forum for Preservation of Audio Visual Heritage in Israel
Kobi Povolozky, Optibase, Ingest solutions for telecom operators, service providers, broadcasters and content creators
Gaby Kaufman, ABS, Tapeless workflow at the Knesset Channel
David Amsalem, DALET, Better news archiving, real case studies of broadcasters around the world
Dovev Goldstein, ZOE Interactive, New Media: Cellular, VOD, TIVO, PSP – how can we use and preserve contents in the new media
Guy Ofek, Aman Computers, Phonetic Search in Hebrew
Broadcasters archives discussion, Current affairs

Study for Improving the Quality of Cultural Websites
Chair: Itzhak Brenner
, Chairman ICOMDirector of the Rishon Le-Zion Museum


Special workshop in collaboration between ICOM Israel and the MINERVA Project for Quality of Cultural Sites

Maria Teresa Natale, Ministry of Culture Italy
Planning Kit for a Quality Site for Small and Medium Sized Museums

ICOM Israel: A national museum community online
Oded Avidani, Studio Avidani, Jerusalem

13:00 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 15:30 - Parallel Sessions

Digitising European Jewish Cultural Heritage


Yad Vashem  and                              IDEA

Pavel Jirasek, Director and Zuzana Bauerova, Project Manager
Department of Movable Cultural Heritage Preservation, Museums and Galleries, Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic

Presentation: The Digitisation Program for Jewish Cultural Heritage Preservation of the Czech Ministry of Culture

The Yad Vashem Digitisation Program for Jewish Cultural Heritage in Europe, Dr. Yaacov Lozowick, Director of the Archives Division of Yad Vashem

The Dynamic Action Plan: a roadmap to realizing a common European area for cultural heritage content

Chair: Daniel Bar-Elli, Secretary General, Israel National Commission for UNESCO


Andrea Mulrenin,, Coordinator of the upcoming Austrian Presidency of the EU for the National Representatives Group for Co-ordination of Digitisation in Europe.
Digital Heritage Research, Salzburg Research, Austria

Presentation: The new Dynamic Action Plan, a roadmap to realizing a common European area for digital cultural heritage content.

Maria Guarini and Gianfranco Maiozzi, Ministry of Communications, Web Services and Library, Italy
Presentation: Itinerarium Burdigalense – A pilgrim's journey path since 333 C.E.

DigiTool - Enterprise Solution for Management of Digital Assets


Ex Libris

Ori Ainy and David Zyroff
DigiTool enables institutions to create, manage, preserve, and share locally administered digital collections by improving the integration of digital collections with institutional portals.
Presentation: DigitTool Overview (2.9 Mega)

15:30 16:30 Coffee and Poster Session

16:30 18:00 Gala reception WSA winners recognition, Cocktail


Chairman: Yitzhak Cohen, Deputy General Comptroller, CIO, Ministry of Finance


Our distinguished speakers included:

Prof. Lucio Izzo, Director of the. Italian Cultural Institute, The Italian Embassy in Israel, Greetings from His Excellence Ambassador Sandro de     Bernardin
Pier Giacomo Sola, Coordinator - MINERVA,           Ministerial Network for Valorising Activities in   Digitisation in Europe
Andrea Mulrenin, Salzburg Research,  Address to       the conference for the upcoming EU Austrian


Ilan Maor, Economic Division, the Ministry of           Foreign Affairs
Ronit Ben Dor, International Economic Law, Office of the Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dov Winer, Jewish Agency for Israel, Coordinator MINERVA Network in Israel: Summary of the Conference and the Achievements and Challenges for Digitisation Science and Cultural Heritage in Israel

Virtual Tour

Presentation: In the Beginning: Prehistory and the Origins of Myth, The    Israel Museum,  Jerusalem

Exhibition Curator, Debby Hershman and Doron Eisenhamer, Manager of Computer and Information Systems Department, Gennady Berinski and Eva Gershgal

Recognition of eight national World Summit           Awards (WSA) contest winners

Susan Hazan
World Summit Awards (WSA), Israel Coordinator
Presentation: The Israel World Summit Awards Competition