23 EU Member States Sign Up to Cooperate on Digitising Cultural Heritage
From the European Commission:
On April 9th, 23 European countries signed a Declaration of cooperation on advancing digitisation of cultural heritage. They will work closer together to better use state-of-the-art digital technologies in addressing risks that Europe’s rich cultural heritage is facing, enhancing its use and visibility, improving citizen engagement, and supporting spillovers in other sectors such as in tourism.
The declaration has three pillars of action:
- A pan-European initiative for 3D digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites;
- Re-use of digitised cultural resources to foster citizen engagement, innovative use and spill-overs in other sectors;
- Enhancing cross-sector and cross-border cooperation and capacity building in the sector of digitised cultural heritage.
Over the past decade, Member States have actively supported digitisation and digital preservation of cultural heritage and provided access to the corresponding digitised resources for study, use and re-use. Europeana, Europe’s digital platform for cultural heritage, has for example made available over 50 million digital records from the collections of thousands of cultural institutions across Europe.
The Declaration of cooperation on Cultural Heritage was launched at Digital Day 2019 and signed by the following EU countries: Belgium, Czechia, Estonia, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Norway.
Projects on Digital Cultural Heritage Funded by the EU
Direct to Declaration of Cooperation Signed Today
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.