Aims of the group: Benchmarking was chosen as a suitable instrument
for making information on the activities of the various
member states, compatible. In this way it is possible to
exchange experiences and good practices and to develop performance
Results: The first phase of the work has been concluded,
the results and data collected and a database has been defined.
This database will be included in the general MINERVA database
and will be accessible on-line.
Material produced: To date, the work undertaken
and the results obtained by the working group, have been
reported in two documents.(Nov. 2002 and Aug.2003)
Inventories, discovery of digitised content, multilingualism issues
Aims of the group: To realise inventories of digital resources and
render existing digital inventories visible.
Results: A table was created for effecting a census of digital
resources. This table was implemented in a database.
Material produced: A report was produced in March 2003.
INTEROPERABILITY AND SERVICE
Aims of the group: to build a common European platform for creating
integrated access to digital resources.
Results: A draft
for the definition of technical standards has been produced.
A report was produced in April 2003.
Identification of good practises
and competence centres
Aims of the group: To promote competence and professional standards
and render them more visible in the sector of European digitalisation.
Results: During the workshop in Alicante (May ’03), 42 good
practices were compiled by the national representatives.
Centres of competence were subsequently identified and guide
Material produced: The group produced a report on the current state
of the work (Nov. ’02) and the manual of good practices
(June ’03). The latter presents a collection of existing
guide-lines organised according to the sections of the manual.
The sections, in turn, reflect the phases in the process
IPR, COPYRIGHT AND DATA
Aims of the group: Analysis of the problems in the field and proposals
for recommendations at the European level.
Results: Analysis of the current situation and a draft of
the document of proposals for the Italian model.