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1 DC-NET overview Rossella Caffo, Sara Di Giorgio ICCU – Central Institute for the Union Catalogue Italian Ministry of Culture

2 DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE e-Infrastructure EUROPEANA The European Portal DATA MODEL, ORGANISATION, GOVERNANCE NATIONAL & REGIONAL INITIATIVES RECOMMENDATIONS & GUIDELINES 2002 2005 2008 2009 2011 2014 Lund Action Plan Brussels Quality Framework National Digitisation Programmes ATHENA

3 DC-NET ERA-NET A Network for the European Research Area Focus: Digital Cultural Heritage and e-Infrastructures Targets: national-regional digitisation initiatives and Europeana Actions: To establish a dialogue between cultural heritage and e- Infrastructures communities in Europe, To identify a list of priority services which can benefit of e- infrastructures facilities To enlarge the network to the rest of EU Member States To agree a plan of joint activities among digital cultural programmes owners and e-Infrastructures Started in December 2009, it will last on 8th March 2012 (last conference in Rome) A project funded by EC FP7 e-Infrastructures 3

4 Current partners Italy: Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali - Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (coordinator) Belgium: Politique scientifique fédérale/Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid (BELSPO/STIS)* Estonia: Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium France: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Département de la Recherche de l’enseignement supérieur et de la technologie Greece: Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού [Hellenic Ministry of Culture] Hungary: Oktatási Kulturális Minisztérium (Ministry of National Resources) Latvia: Valst Agentura Kulturas Informacijas Sistemas* Slovenia: Ministrstvo za Kulturo Slovenia Sweden: Riksarkivet* (*) Partners delegated by Ministries of Culture ENLARGEMENT IS ON-GOING Latvia, Ireland and Catalunya, UK under finalization 4

5 Priority services A prioritised list of the most immediately important services. 1.Long-term preservation 2.Persistent identifiers 3.Interoperability and Aggregation 4.Advanced search 5.Data resource set-up 6.User authentication and access control 7.IPR and digital rights management The e-Infrastructures, as the enabling factor for the implementation phase Keywords: interoperability, coordination, aggregation

6 The European scenario: JPI Joint programming initiative on Cultural Heritage chaired by Italy: "Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe“ - EC Recommendation 26/4/2010 The approach: to involve Member States, engaging on a variable-geometry basis, in: – defining, – developing and – implementing strategic research agendas JPI endorsed DC-NET

7 Our vision –To investigate the possibility of an infrastructure for the research in the digital cultural heritage –To further develop the national/regional frameworks of cooperation with content providers –To establish a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Culture and the e- Infrastructure providers (National Research and Educational Networks-NREN, National Grid Initiatives- NGI)

8 The project approach Development of a plan of joint activities Dissemination, training and awareness initiatives Advocacy towards policy makers Cooperation with Europeana

9 Europeana Europeana could benefit of such digital cultural heritage e-infrastructure It will be possible to define together added value services The training and awareness initiatives planned by DC- NET will be useful to understand better what the e- infrastructures can offer to the cultural institutions and to Europeana

10 Join the DC-NET Community For Ministries, and national-regional Agencies (programme owners) The instrument: Membership Agreement Scope: to enforse common strategies and to influence national policies For cultural institutions and research centres The instrument: Cooperation Agreement Scope: to participate to the working groups, to agree on common recommendations, to contribute to future implementations For projects and e-infrastructure providers The instrument: Memorandum of Understanding Scope: to define cooperation and joint projects

11 Web site:

12 Thank you Rossella CAFFO DC-NET, INDICATE, LINKED HERITAGE Project Manager Sara DI GIORGIO Technical staff

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