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We're in Paris for ichim05 - the 9th conference in the ICHIM series. It began in 1991 as the International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums. At least a few of those words are applicable now... 

In 1999, when it was clear that no-one knew what ICHIM stood for, we started using the International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting. But does anyone know what “informatics” means? Here in Paris, because of the “faux ami” informatique it seems to have some meaning, but elsewhere? Certainly Medical Informatics now means something, and there's an emerging discourse of Social Informatics ... but in culture and heritage?

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