Within the context of MACE, a two-day international conference entitled “Online Repositories in Architecture” was organised by EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education) and Collaboratorio in the frame of “La Biennale di Architettura 2008”. It offered the opportunity to make MACE known to a wider public and, mostly, to summon educators, researchers, students, archivists, IT practitioners, and managers of major European architectural portals in order to share knowledge and experience, to convey approaches and research, to promote conceptual and technological tools, to search for common or integrated visions. Conference participants also learned how to tag, classify, find, retrieve, use and make available digital architectural contents, scattered over different websites, databases, and digital archives on the Internet.
The conference was structured around a series of presentations with selected papers, complemented with roundtable debates, outlined in three sessions on the following themes:
1. “Education: Teaching Architecture in the Digital Age”
2. “Digital Architectural Archives: Preservation, Dissemination and Use”
3. “An European Network of Architectural Contents”