The BalticMuseums team held its first meeting of 2013 in Rostock in Germany, 20-22 February. The workshops of the meeting were concentrating on sharing the content for eguides. This content is produced in various formats like pictures, sounds, videos and graphics. Next to analyzing and presenting which files have been shared a special focus was given to the technical tool for exchanging these files amongst the partners in a systematic way. The copyright situation for each item was discussed, being an important issue when using content in various institutions. The museums in Gdynia, Stralsund and Klaipeda showed the actual status of their eguide tours. The German Oceanographic Museum for example prepares the introduction of the new guides with the opening of the NAUTINEUM for the season on 1 May 2013. A first version of the guide could be tested during the meeting. The team was especially happy to welcome Ms Krüger (EUKOS, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) during the meeting, a member of the project’s German advisory board.
The location of Rostock was chosen due to the recently opened DARWINEUM in the zoo of Rostock, a new exhibition complex that also contains aquaria. During a visit of this new building with Mr Fuchs of Zoo Rostock, the team got many new impressions and also ideas for further cooperation. The next meeting is