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1 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 1 / 9 Antonella Fresa Technical Coordinator MinervaEC MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation, eContent plus Supporting the European Digital Library MinervaEC National Workshop

2 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 2 / 9 MinervaEC: the project Thematic Network Supported under eContentplus Started on 1st October 2006 Duration: 2 years Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Culture 21 EU countries More than 150 cultural institutions from all over Europe

3 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 3 / 9 MinervaEC and the European digital library MinervaEC continues the work undertaken by MINERVA and MINERVA Plus towards the elaboration of a platform of recommendations, guidelines and tools for digitisation. MinervaEC supports MICHAEL and MICHAEL Plus initiatives. MinervaEC is aligned with: i2010 strategy for a European Information Society for growth and employment, the EC Recommendation on digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, and the Council Conclusions. In this light, it contributes to the creation of the European digital library.

4 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 4 / 9 MINERVA and MINERVA Plus: a flashback MINERVA – IST FP5 from 2002 until 2005 7 countries MINERVA Plus – FP6 from 2004 until 2006 14 EU countries + Russia and Israel

5 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 5 / 9 MINERVA and MINERVA Plus at a glance Aligned with eEurope Implementing the Lund Action Plan In synergy with the National Representatives Group (NRG) 5 working groups: Benchmarking Inventories of digital content Interoperability and IPR Quality and user needs Best practices and Competence Centres

6 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 6 / 9 MINERVA and MINERVA Plus main results Annual Reports: 4 editions (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) A set of practical Handbooks: Good Practices Technical Guidelines Good quality cultural websites Cost reduction Multilingual websites and thesauri The Minerva website: 9 NRG meetings under the aegis of 9 EU Presidencies: Alicante-Spain, Copenhagen-Denmark, Corfu-Greece, Parma-Italy, Dublin-Ireland, The Hague-The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bristol-UK, Salzburg-Austria Hundreds of European cultural institutions involved in workshops, seminars, training

7 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 7 / 9 MICHAEL and MICHAEL Plus deploying MINERVA results 2 deployment projects Supported by eTEN Involving 14 EU countries Based on the metadata standard for cultural inventories developed by MINERVA Aimed to build a unique multilingual access point to the digital collections of museums, libraries and archives in Europe Total investment: ˜90 million

8 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 8 / 9 MICHAEL actors and roles Ministries of culture: coordination and financing Central cultural institutes: standardisation and guidelines Technology providers: software implementation Regions and Universities: surveys and local coordination of the cataloguers The actual cultural institutions on the territory: museums, libraries and archives to provide content

9 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 9 / 9 Policy links MICHAEL and MICHAEL Plus have strong policy links The success of the initiative is based on the actual political commitment at national and European levels Main targeted policy domains: –Culture & multilingualism –Education & training –Research & innovation –Tourism & economic development

10 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 10 / 9 R&D initial deploym.full depl. MICHAEL Plus The projects phases Catalogue des fonds culturels numérises (FR) 2002 ………............. 06/2004 …...........… 05/2006.. ………… 05/2008 MICHAEL MINERVA, MINERVA Plus, MINERVA-EC

11 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 11 / 9 i2010 - European Digital Library: the contribution of MinervaEC Digital libraries are organised collections of digital content made available to the public 1 There are a number of priorities to be addressed: -Improve digitisation among museums, libraries and archives -Create new services for integrated access -Generate the conditions for use and re-use of the cultural digital material MinervaEC is working on these priorities 1 – from the EC leaflet on i2010 - ISBN 92-79-02332-2

12 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 12 / 9 i2010 - European Digital Library: the contribution of MinervaEC There are a number of key issues to be addressed at European level, for the European digital library: -Choice of material -Meeting user needs -Leveraging public/private partnerships -European added value -Intellectual property MinervaEC is working on these issues

13 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 13 / 9 MINERVA eC objectives To improve accessibility to and visibility of European digital cultural resources; To contribute to increasing interoperability between existing networks of services; To promote the use of digital cultural resources by business and citizens; To facilitate exploitation of cultural digital resources, providing clear rules for their use and re-use, respecting and protecting the creators rights.

14 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 14 / 9 MINERVA eC targets Beneficiaries of the actions of the project: public and private organisations and institutions that create, collect or own digital content; private citizens, interested in receiving quality contents, reliable and directly responding to their interests; universities and schools, which wants to use cultural contents for educational purposes in a legal and safe environment; small and large enterprises interested in (re)using digital cultural content.

15 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 15 / 9 MINERVA eC impact 3 main directions: Stimulating decision makers and implementers in carrying out their initiatives of content enrichment, Creating the conditions to improve the quality of cultural content and services, Enhancing accessibility to cultural digital content.

16 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 16 / 9 The MINERVA approach The MINERVA eC approach follows the steps of the MINERVA project: a.a tight liaison with the national digitisation policies b.the implementation of the results achieved into new initiatives (e.g. MICHAEL and MICHAEL Plus) c.the involvement of experts from all the cultural institutions (museums, libraries, archives etc.) d.the cooperation with the other networks (EDLnet, EPOCH, DELOS, etc.)

17 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 17 / 9 Expected outcomes 1 publications 2 Annual Reports 5 Thematic publications: Map of the cultural heritage in Europe IPR guidelines Technical guidelines v.2 Directory of the European legislation v.2 Study on the user needs Project dissemination literature

18 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 18 / 9 Expected outcomes 2 national workshops National workshops in each partner country; two formats: –quality of the cultural web sites and Museo&Web –diffusion of the MINERVA tools and publications –Next appointments: Brussels, 24/4/2007 Santiago de Compostela, 11/5/2007 Berlin, 20/6/2007 (working groups meeting) Tallin, 18-19/10/2007

19 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 19 / 9 Expected outcomes 2 plenary meetings Five plenary meetings in cooperation with the future Presidencies: –Helsinki, 12 October 2006 –Berlin, 23 February 2007 –Lisbon, October/November 2007 (date to be confirmed) –Ljubljana, 5-6 June 2008 –France, September 2008 (final event)

20 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 20 / 9 Minerva Award MINERVA Award "Best practice in cultural heritage websites" : assigned to cultural heritage projects that are outstanding realisation of how to make cultural heritage content best available online to different audiences. Focussing on the idea of how to make our rich cultural and scientific content offerings easily findable, The Minerva Award will give recognition to those projects that excel and perform exceptionally well in terms of accessibility, usability and interoperability. An international jury of independent experts will select the most outstanding projects. Winners are then invited to the winners ceremony (June 2008 in Ljubljana) Categories and award critera soon available on the Minerva website.

21 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 21 / 9 Conclusion The MinervaEC workplan is fully correlated with the priorities of the Conclusions of the Council : –To work towards the integration of libraries, museums and archives –To address: IPR, interoperability and multilingualism –To share good practices –To reinforce coordination within and between MS –To contribute to the overview of progress through the publication of the Minerva Annual Reports The agenda of MinervaEC is aligned with TEL/EDL, MICHAEL/MICHAEL Plus and the other initiatives in the sector

22 Antonella Fresa, 24/4/2007 22 / 9 Thank you for your attention

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