December 2003, n.5
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online the final version of the Charter of Parma, approved
by the National Representative Group for digitisation during the
European Conference of Minerva, last 19 November.
It is a strategic document, the contents of which can be summarized
in ten points: 1. Intelligent use of the Internet 2. Accessibility
3. Quality 4. Intellectual property and privacy 5. Interoperability
and standards 6. Inventories and Multilingualism 7. Benchmarking
8. Relations with European and international institutions 9. Enlargement
and co-operation 10. Future perspectives.
The Italian Presidency, through its National Representative, has
presented this collective work to CAC, The Committee for Cultural
Affairs of the Council of Ministers of the European Union last
27 October 2003.
The document has also been presented to the formal Council of
Culture Ministers last 24 November 2003.
- Online also
the Cultural Website quality principles, draft presented
in the occasion of the European Minerva Conference, Parma, Italy,
20-21 November 2003, produced by the Minerva Quality Working Group
WP5 - Identification of user needs, content and quality framework
for common access points.
It is a decalogue for cultural websites developers.
- The conclusions
of the National Representatives Group after their meeting of 19th
November are also available on line.
online some papers presented at the European Conference of Minerva
"Quality of Cultural Web Sites", Parma, 20-21 November
and 11 December Minerva participated with a delegation of its
experts to the "Italy Israel Bi-National Seminar on Digital
Access to Scientific and Cultural Heritage", which was
held in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Embassy of Italy in Israel, The Ministry of Cultural Heritage
of Italy, The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Italy, the Ministry
of Science and Technology of Israel and the Jewish Agency for
Israel - eJewish.info initiative, in collaboration with Minerva,
has organized the Seminar, which was held in the framework of
the "Agreement between Italy and Israel on Industrial,
Scientific and Technological Cooperation."
The purpose of the Seminar was to increase the mutual acquaintance
of initiatives being carried out in Italy and in Israel in the
area of digitisation of scientific and cultural heritage. There
is already much interest among experts from the Museums, Libraries,
Archives, eGovernment, research centers and technology providers.
The personal contact and acquaintance between experts from both
countries is expected to lead to cooperation and to joint initiatives
Programme and presentations available at the following URL:
Ministero per i Beni e le Attivitą Culturali
Via del Collegio
00186 Roma, Italy
Tel. 06 6723494, fax 06 6723499