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Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 Antonella Fresa Technical Coordinator MinervaEC MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation,

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1 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 Antonella Fresa Technical Coordinator MinervaEC MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation, eContent plus Supporting the European Digital Library

2 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 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 Vilnius, 4th October 2007 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 Vilnius, 4th October 2007 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 Vilnius, 4th October 2007 MINERVA and MINERVA Plus main results: the starting point of MinervaEC 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

6 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 MinervaEC 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.

7 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 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.

8 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 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.

9 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 The 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.)

10 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 Publications under preparation 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

11 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 National workshops National workshops in each partner country to promoter MINERVA and to illustrate its tools and publications Past appointments: Brussels, 24/4/2007 Santiago de Compostela, 11/5/2007 Podram, 2/10/2007 Next planned appointments: Tallin, 18-19/10/2007 Riga, 30/10/2007

12 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 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: –Berlin, 20/6/2007

13 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 Conclusion The MinervaEC workplan is fully correlated with the priorities of the EC Recommendation on the European Digital Library and 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

14 Antonella Fresa Vilnius, 4th October 2007 Thank you for your attention


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