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1 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 1 / 9 Antonella Fresa Technical Coordinator MinervaEC MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation, eContent plus Supporting the European Digital Library MinervaEC National Workshop MinervaEC Latvia National Seminar CULTURAL HERITAGE IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT October 30, 2007 Museum of Riga History and Navigation

2 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 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 22 EU countries More than 150 cultural institutions from all over Europe

3 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 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, 30/10/ Riga 4 / 9 MINERVA and MINERVA Plus: a flashback MINERVA – IST FP5 from 2002 until countries MINERVA Plus – FP6 from 2004 until EU countries + Russia and Israel

5 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 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, 30/10/ Riga 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, 30/10/ Riga 7 / 9 MICHAEL and MICHAEL Plus deploying MINERVA results 2 deployment projects Supported by eTEN Involving 18 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, 30/10/ Riga 8 / 9 MICHAEL Users many different user communities –education –cultural tourism –research –co-ordination –and computers …

9 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 9 / 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

10 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 10 / 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

11 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 11 / 9 Cross-domain approach MICHAEL data model is suitable for describing digital collections belonging to every sector of cultural heritage and for recording related and context information: –Institutions –Projects / programmes –Services / products –Physical collections MICHAEL aimed since the beginning at giving integrated access to the whole European cultural heritage through the Internet

12 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 12 / 9 MICHAEL European portal Launched December 2006 Periodical harvesting of the published national instances

13 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 13 / 9 MICHAEL national portals FR 1450 digital collections 500 institutions 250 services-products IT 2588 digital collections 1396 institutions 1404 services/products 1520 physical collections 423 projects/programs UK 766 digital collections 616 services 321 projects 306 institutions

14 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 14 / 9 R&D initial deploym.full depl. MICHAEL Plus The projects phases Catalogue des fonds culturels numérises (FR) 2002 ……… /2004 … … 05/ ………… 05/2008 MICHAEL MINERVA, MINERVA Plus, MINERVA-EC new initiatives: ATHENA, EDL-Local, etc. eEurope …………….. i2010 ……………….. European Digital Library

15 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 15 / 9 MinervEC 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.

16 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 16 / 9 MinervaEC 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.

17 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 17 / 9 MinervaEC 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.

18 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 18 / 9 MinervaEC approach The MinervaEC 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.)

19 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 19 / 9 MinervaEC 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

20 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 20 / 9 MinervaEC national workshops National workshops in each partner country to promoter MINERVA and to illustrate its tools and publications: Brussels, 24/4/2007 Santiago de Compostela, 11/5/2007 Poprad, 2/10/2007 Vilnius, 4/10/2007 Tallin, 18-19/10/2007 Riga, 30/10/2007 Bratislava, 12-13/11/2007 Jerusalem, 20-21/11/2007 …….. in 2008 …..

21 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 21 / 9 MinervaEC project meetings Plenary meetings in cooperation with the EU Presidencies: –Helsinki, 12 October 2006 –Berlin, 23 February 2007 –Ljubljana, 5-6 June 2008 –France, September 2008 (final event) Working groups meetings: –Rome, 5/12/2006 –Berlin, 20/6/2007

22 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 22 / 9 i 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 i ISBN

23 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 23 / 9 i 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

24 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 24 / 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

25 Antonella Fresa, 30/10/ Riga 25 / 9 Thank you for your attention

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