Firenze: EVA 2011 WORKSHOP "Ten years of networking for digital cultural heritage"


5 maggio 2011 - Eventi ICCU

Venue: Grand Hotel Minerva, Piazza S. Maria Novella

ore 10:30-13:30


Workshop organised by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC) - Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of the Italian Libraries (ICCU)

in the framework of EVA 2011 Florence (4-6 May 2011, download the full programme)

The workshop aims at presenting the state of the art and some highlights European projects in the field of digital cultural heritage where the ICCU participates as coordinator or partner: ATHENA, LINKED HERITAGE, Judaica Europeana, ARROW+, and Europeana 14-18 as to digitisation and aggregation of cultural content, and DC-NET and INDICATE as to the eInfrastructures for the cultural domain within EU and Mediterranean countries.

ATHENA was launched in 2008 under the coordination of the ICCU as contribution of the European museums to Europeana, the European Digital Library. ATHENA ends in April 2011 and introduces in this workshop all the achieved results in terms of tools for supporting museums in aggregating digital content. The work will be carried out with the new focus of enriching the content within the brand new initiative LINKED HERITAGE.

Judaica Europeana and Europeana 14-18 are both projects aiming at feeding Europeana, the European culture portal, of thematic digital cultural content, while ARROW+ is the follow up of ARROW, the a consortium of European national libraries, publishers and collective management organisations which worked to help make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable.

By the other hand, the ICCU coordinates a couple of projects (DC-NET and INDICATE) that explore the connections between the research and digital cultural heritage domains and analyse how eInfrastructures can boost the activities in both worlds.

All the above initiatives are the results of ten years of networking across Europe; in fact, the consortium of people and institutions that originated the MINERVA project got constantly enlarged over the time and it is still able to renovate its goals and create even new project proposals.



Judaica Europeana -




Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts

EVA 2011 Florence


Ten Years of Networking

for Digital Cultural Heritage


5th May 2011

10,30 - 13,30

Venue: Grand Hotel Minerva, Piazza S. Maria Novella - Room B

Chairman: Rossella Caffo, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Roma, Italy

Rossella Caffo (MiBAC, Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane) - introduzione
Da MINERVA a Linked Heritage: dieci anni di networking per il patrimonio culturale digitale

Maria Teresa Natale (MiBAC)
ATHENA: i risultati di un progetto per i musei

Marzia Piccininno (MiBAC, Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane) - Maria Cristina Di Martino (Biblioteca Universitaria Alessandrina, Roma)
Judaica Europeana e Europeana 14-18: digitalizzare per il portale europeo

Antonella Fresa (MiBAC, Istituto centrale per il catalogo unico delle biblioteche italiane)
DC-NET - Digital Cultural heritage NETwork
Linked Heritage - Coordination of standards and Technologies for the enrichment of Europeana
(PDF )

Garbiella Paolini/ Sabrina Tomassini (GARR consortium)
INDICATE - International Network for a Digital Cultural Heritage e-Infrastructure