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IMPACT 10th Anniversary Workshop and Writing Sprint

12 December, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 13 December, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Established in December 2012, the IMPACT Centre of Competence in Digitisation will celebrate its 10th Birthday on 12th December 2022. With its foundation in the European-funded IMProving ACcess to Text project (2008-2012) and strengthened through the SUCCEED project (2013-2014).While IMPACT’s original vision of “making digitisation: better, faster and cheaper”, still holds true, a key challenge is how to integrate state-of-the-art digitisation research into day-to-day digitisation practices and operations. As we reach our 10th Anniversary, now is the ideal opportunity to review our achievements of the past and make plans for the future. 

The aim of the IMPACT 10th Birthday Workshop and Writing Sprint is to document the key themes and challenges for the international digitisation community as well pave the way for establishing a common interdisciplinary research agenda for cultural heritage; digital humanities; computer and data science, applied to the field of digitisation. Building on our IMPACT Action Plan 2022, which outlines the crucial role that the Centre of Competence has to play in the digitisation landscape, the workshop will bring together key members from the IMPACT Community, alongside a range of experts and interested parties who are active in the international digitisation community.  

The output of the workshop will be an IMPACT 10th Anniversary White Paper, provisionally entitled: Sharing and Sustaining Digitisation Knowledge. It is expected to explore a number of key themes such as: Digitisation Quality and Standards; Datafication of Digitised Cultural Heritage; Digitisation Workflows and Tools and Digitisation Community Management

The IMPACT 10th Birthday Workshop and Writing Sprint will take place from 12th-14th December 2022 at the University of Alicante, Spain. Participation in the workshop is free of charge and based on by invitation only.

IMPACT 10th Bday Workshop – List of recommended hotels

Draft programme

Monday 12th December 2022

10:00 Meeting of the Editorial Team (IMPACT Core Team & Theme Leaders)

13:00 Welcome. Aims and Objectives of the Workshop. Introduction of the key themes:

  • Digitisation Quality and Standards 
  • Datafication of Digitised Cultural Heritage 
  • Digitisation Workflows and Tools 
  • Digitisation Community Management 

13:30 Writing sprint: Introductory session

14:00 Writing Sprint: Session 1: Definition of Theme and Key Challenges   

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Writing Sprint: Key Challenges Cross-Check

16:15 Reporting Back on Session 1 

17:30 Birthday Celebration and Welcome University of Alicante and IMPACT Executive Board

17:45 KeyNote Panel: The Future of Digitising Cultural Heritage in Europe and Beyond: Key Achievements, Remaining Challenges and Priority Actions

19:00 Birthday Celebration Cocktail

Tuesday 13th December 2022 – Writing Sprint 

09:30 Welcome. State of the Art of the Digitisation Community 

8 Lightning Talks (5-6 minutes) followed by a discussion 

10:30 Coffee

10:40 Writing Sprint: Session 2: State of the Art per Key Theme 

12:45 Reporting Back on Session 2 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Writing Sprint: Session 3: Working Group Tasks and Outputs 

16:00 Coffee 

16:30 Reporting Back on Session 3 and Wrap-up 

20:00 Social Dinner (Self-paid)

Wednesday 14th December 2022 – Editorial Team 

09:30  Welcome and Review of the Writing Sprint 

10:00 Editorial Sprint 

12:00 Wrap up Session 

12:30 Departure / light lunch


12 December, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
13 December, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


IMPACT Centre of Competence
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Universidad de Alicante
Ctra de San Vicente del Raspeig, S/N
Alicante, 03560 Spain
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