Presentation on theme: "Strategies and activities undertaken in Italy for diffusion and dissemination of Minerva products Ministerial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation."— Presentation transcript:
Strategies and activities undertaken in Italy for diffusion and dissemination of Minerva products Ministerial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in digitisation
Strategies and activities 1. Museo & Web. Kit for planning a quality website for small museums; 2. The National Technological Observatory for Cultural Heritage 3. Conference on Web Quality on June 2005 4. Disseminations of the Cultural Quality Web Handbook and its Test bed; 5. The second Italian edition of the Handbook
Museo&Web 1 Museo&Web - Planning Kit for a Quality Site for Small and Medium Sized Museums Project elaborated by the MINERVA Italian working group on quality. Realised by the sub-group for the creation of a web prototype for public cultural web sites.
Museo&Web 2 The technical realisation of this model follows the guidelines in the Handbook for Quality in Cultural Web Sites and the European principles for quality in a cultural Web site. Both of these were defined by the MINERVA project.
Museo&Web 3 Italian and English versions available: This prototype has to be used as a reference model by small and medium sized museums, intending to create a web site.
Museo&Web Characteristics Respects the rules of Accessibility Can be navigated using different types of technology It can be navigated via assistive technologies Users can adapt the neutral graphics
Sections Museum and Web is organised into 4 parts: Structure and Contents of the Prototype Tutorial Quality check Models
Structure and contents of the prototype This section contains indications for organisation of the contents and services, and many examples of sites around the world. It gives advice, for example, on how to publish multimedia contents, (such as Flash animations) in html. It also evaluates whether the rules of accessibility have been respected.
Tutorial How to build web pages according to the rules of accessibility and usability Practical information on architecture, management, inter- operability, copyright, multilinguism issues, etc
Quality check Two tests: 1.to verify on which of the 12 Objectives for a Quality cultural web application your site has been built 2.To evaluate whether the quality principles have been applied
Models There are 3 models to download: 1 home page 2 other pages of a site the templates (in XHTML 1.0 and CSS)
The future of Museo&Web The prototype will be adapted to other categories of cultural subjects, like libraries, archives, territorial heritage, cultural offices. Moreover, thanks to an agreement with the Italian Ministry for Education and University, it is to be adapted to school and university web sites.
The National Technological Observatory for Cultural Heritage A centre of the Italian Ministry for Culture Heritage, created in 2005 to support and to develop digital applications, with particular regards to web sites, in the field of cultural content.
The National Technological Observatory for Cultural Heritage The Observatory is organized and coordinated by the Italian staff of MINERVA Project, who will work together with a network of experts.
The National Technological Observatory for Cultural Heritage The Observatory will deliver information and practical help through a dedicated web site and will offer both services on demand and seminars on quality and accessibility of cultural web sites.
The National Technological Observatory for Cultural Heritage The main users of the Observatory are cultural institutes like museums, libraries, archives, cultural projects that want to improve quality in their web site projects and digital programmes.
The National Technological Observatory for Cultural Heritage The Observatory will cooperate with other national and international centres, like for example: the National Technological Observatory of the Ministry for Education (OTE), the National Center for informatics in Public Administration (CNIPA) the Italian Office of W3C the Italian Union of Blind (UIC)
The second Italian edition of the Handbook New contributes: -The results of the Test bed activities -Cultural Networks and Portals -Web preservation -Semantic Web -Languange in cultural web sites -Web site and Copyright -Technical Standards for quality web
Conference on Web Quality It will take place in Rome on 13-14th of June. Themes: -Quality of web contents in different fields (linguistics, medicine, school, science, journalism…) -Creative commons, Copyright/left -Semantic Web -Test bed of cultural web quality handbook