Monday, November 26, 2012

DCH-RP Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation

For a few weeks ago, I participated at the 4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Heritage - EUROMED 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus. The conference was a large multidisciplinary event focusing on research related to digital cultural heritage and new technologies. At the conference, I participated at the session about e-Infrastructure Programmes, where four different projects about digital infrastructures were presented.

The title of my presentation was “Cultural institutions and the e-infrastructures: DC-Net, Indicate, DCH-RP projects” and was about the overall vision of the common data infrastructure for digital cultural heritage by presenting the background picture with the two inter-related projects that were carried out, funded by the European Commission under the FP7: DC-NET, (Digital Cultural Heritage Network) and INDICATE(International Network for a Digital Cultural Heritage e-Infrastructure) that were the basis for the DCH-RP project. Research infrastructures play today an important role for digital cultural heritage as a potential channel for the delivery of advanced services to the digital cultural heritage. 

DCH-RP (Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for Preservation) project is a coordination action supported by EC FP7 e-Infrastructures Programme. The project aims to produce and validate a "Roadmap for Preservation," which describes how to preserve the digital heritage through an integrated e-infrastructure. Roadmap will be validated through the "proofs of concept", where cultural heritage institutions will experiment with e-infrastructure services, in collaboration with e-infrastructure providers. Practical tools for decision-makers will also be developed.

The project started on 1 October 2012 and will run for 24 months.

More information is available on the project website.

Sanja Halling, Digisam

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