The ETHER Initiative was created in 2008 in response to the emerging demand at the interface of Heritage and ICT. We have since grown and expanded and have introduced a range of products and services dealing with digital heritage and best practices in heritage management.
We provide long-term support for heritage institutions (museums, archives, libraries and galleries) in accordance with international best practice. Our services include both preservation of the physical and creation of the digital.
Our work is structured into these core areas:
Education: a wide-ranging workshop programme concerning heritage management, heritage information and the digital heritage
Conservation and Collection Management: the effective management of collections according to SPECTRUM best practices, best practice in collection storage management, conservation materials and preservation, and database development
Digitisation: developing strategies and helping with digitisation projects throughout the entire digitisation life-cycle, building digital repositories, and developing databases
Governance: how heritage institutions are governed, the development of effective strategies, and the creation and implementation of successful projects
Visitor experience: improving the user experience through a range of innovative technologies, mostly using mobile phones and tablets
“ETHER” derives from the words ETernal HERitage