January 18, 2021

Czech Republic Will Begin Contributing Financially to Europeana

From the Prague Daily Monitor:

The Czech Republic will financially contribute to the digitisation of European cultural heritage within the Europeana project, Culture Minister Daniel Herman said after a meeting of his EU colleagues yesterday.

The Czech Republic has not yet contributed to the project. We want to redress this because I think that it is one of the important parts of protection of European as well as our – Czech, Moravian, Silesian – cultural heritage,” Herman said.

He would not specify the contribution because the state and the ministry´s budgets for next year have not yet been approved.
“I would not like it to be but a symbolic sum, however,” Herman said.

Herman said the digitisation of heritage can help the police and security forces in fighting trafficking in world cultural heritage that is sometimes also a financial source of terrorist organisations.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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