mercredi, janvier 12, 2011

European Union: The High Level Group on Digitisation of Europe's cultural heritage calls for bringing more cultural work online

European Union. The High Level Group on Digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage calls for bringing more cultural work online

The High Level Group on Digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage has submitted its report to Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, and Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner responsible for Education and Culture.

The report calls for more effort to be made to bring European cultural heritage online to make it more accessible. It also highlights the potential economic benefits of digitisation, including through public-private partnerships, to develop innovative services in sectors like tourism, research and education. It also calls for strengthening Europe's digital library, Europeana, and suggests solutions for making copyright-protected works available online.

The report's recommendations will contribute to the Commission's broader strategy under the Digital Agenda for Europe to help cultural institutions transition smoothly into the digital age.

Related Links:
Related Commission press release
High Level Group’s recommendations