WEDNESDAY, 15.09.2021 / THURSDAY, 16.09.2021 IN AUSTRALIA

14.00-14.30 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
21-21:30 Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)
4:00-4:30 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Baltic Heritage Network Annual General Meeting


14:30-15:45 EDT / 21:30-22:45 EEST / 4:30-5:45 AEST
Session 1
Chair: Birgit Kibal

  • Piret Noorhani (Baltic Heritage Network), Opening remarks
  • Anne-Ly Reimaa (Estonian Ministry of Culture), Estonian diaspora policy – more customer-centric approach in policymaking
  • Kadi Sikka and Aap Tepper (National Archives of Estonia), Digital expansion in a time of physical distancing: Large-scale digitisation projects at the National Archives of Estonia
  • Sven Lepa (National Archives of Estonia), Teaching the computer to read: First steps in handwritten text recognition at the National Archives of Estonia


16:00-17:15 EDT / 23:00-00:15 EEST / 6:00-7:15 AEST
Session 2
Chair: Piret Noorhani

  • Marin Laak (Estonian Literary Museum), A game of Ludo: Virtual tours of the Estonian Literary Museum
  • Evita Feldentale (Latvian Occupation Museum), Improvement of the availability of photo collections within the audiovisual archive of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  • Dalia Cidzikaite (Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania), The international project “Migration in Art and Science”: Creating a Lithuanian segment of a new thematic collection in Europeana



THUSRDAY, 16.09.2021 / FRIDAY, 17.09.2021 IN AUSTRALIA

14:00-15:30 EDT / 21:00-22:30 EEST /4:00-5:30 AEST
Session 1
Chair: Kristine Bekere

  • Sirle Sööt, Rein Viira (Association of Estonians in Sweden), How the archive group of the Association of Estonians in Sweden is collecting and describing old photos
  • Piret Noorhani (Museum of Estonians Abroad), VEMU´s leap into the digital world
  • Inese Kalniṇa (Latvian National Archives), Latvian exile (diaspora) archive in Münster from the archivist’s point of view
  • Maira Bundža (Western Michigan University), Latvian collections in major US research libraries: A report from the ASEEES 2020 conference


15:45-17:15 EDT / 22.45-00:15 EEST /5:45-7:15 AEST
Session 2
Chair: Piret Noorhani

  • Ave Maria Blithe (Estonian Archives in the US), Covid restrictions – history repeating itself
  • Kristi Barrow (Estonian Archives in Australia), Starting a social media program
  • Maie Barrow (Estonian Archives in Australia), Sharing our archive with the world
  • Ann Tündern-Smith (Canberra & District Historical Society), Sharing Baltic research with the world by blog