SILS Cradle Seminar: “Digitisation and on-line accessibility of cultural heritage collections in Europe” by Javier Hernandez-Ros

March 20, 2015 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Manning 208

Please join us on Friday, March 20, from 12-1 p.m. in Manning 208 for a SILS Cradle Seminar featuring Javier Hernandez-Ros, EU Fellow at UNC and Head of the Creativity Unit, European Commission.

The session will present the European policies on digitisation and on-line accessibility of cultural heritage, from collections of our memory institutions to born digital content, looking at the achievements and challenges that governments and cultural institutions have faced in the past 10 years (it was in 2005 that Google launched Google Books, its massive books digitisation project). These challenges can be clustered around four types of issues: organisational (who is responsible of what?), financial (who pays? Public private partnerships?), legal (copyright issues, public domain content, open data, web archiving?) and technological (do we have the technologies?). The talk will look at the current trends in the market for accessing and consuming cultural heritage and the opportunities and challenges ahead.