Since its establishment in 2001, our Greek partner DAISSy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Sociotechnical Systems) Reasearch Group of Hellenic Open University (HOU) has participated in more than 60 national and European projects, in various frameworks (i.e. FP5, FP6, FP7, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus+, etc.), amassing a total funding of more than 2,5M Euro.
Today the Group employs more than 30 persons (including University professors, PhD and MSc holders, researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence, natural and social sciences, experienced ICT engineers, programmers and administrative personnel) who work to address societal needs by developing ameliorative technology and constantly pursuing innovation.
Currently and among other tasks, DAISSy implements Biblio in direct cooperation with the Distance Library and Information Center of HOU.
DAISSy links the Biblio project with other recently completed and ongoing projects of similar content, as well as with its wide network of educators, students, authorities, businesses, NGOs, associations, chambers, networks, consultants, media enterprises and other stakeholders and the broad academic community of HOU, to achieve promotion, exploitation, and sustainability of results.
One of the projects coordinated by DAISSy and relevant to Biblio is the “Mu.SA-Museum Sector Alliance”, which in many ways inspired the design of the Biblio project. Mu.SA addressed the shortage of digital and transferable skills identified in the museum sector and supported the continuous professional development of museum professionals. It produced a range of innovative outcomes, such as European profiles of emerging job roles in museums, modular VET curricula combining training modules for digital and transversal competences, a European specialization course that combines e-learning, face to face instruction and work place learning, and a MOOC for acquiring the basic competences and European communities of practice, which engage in sustainable peer learning through an online platform.
DAISSy Research Group coordinated the Mu.SA project and gained valuable experience, which will be fully exploited within the current implementation of the Biblio project.