of good practices and competence centres
of this working group (WP6) are:
- to support
the development of skills and increase of efficiency in digitisation
take-up of good practice
promotion of "centres of competence"; the aim is
that these "centres of competence" should be sustained
by national governments.
- to support
MINERVA/WP 2 - 5 in the selection and identification of guidelines.
good practice in digitisation will be selected and promoted from,
in the first place, Member State programmes and projects in order
experiences and skills
- collect consensus
from different communities of users
in cultural heritage under the IST programme like DigiCULT will also
be analysed for potential contribution to good practice.
Organisations and centres with leading skills and competence in key
technical domains will be identified and contacted. The purpose is
to establish a "consortia" of such organisations with services
to support and inform cultural organisations embarking on digitisation.
Information about this "consortia" has to be made accessible
on the web.
As a start,
existing good practices will be identified and promoted in the short
term, with a view to producing a set of consensus guidelines on
good practices at a later date in the project. Relevant standards
will also be identified and recommendations about their application
As a second activity organisations and centres with leading skills
and competence in key technical domains will be identified and contacted.
The Work Plan
At the kick-off
meeting of MINERVA in Rome in April 2002 a work plan for WP6 was
presented and accepted.
and good practice in digitisation are on-going activities; MINERVA
is just a (first) step.
- Focus has
to be on pull factors and not on push factors; otherwise no one
will be interested in these activities, at least not in the long
and good practice (guidelines, standards, recommendations, advice
etc) form together a "wheel" that has to be rolling
on by its own force.
- To underline
the close relationship of benchmarking and good practices MINERVA/WP
2 (benchmarking) and WP 6 have a joint organisation. On top is
a Ministerial Board with representing the Ministries of Culture
in Finland and Sweden. The actual work is carried out by national
project groups, one in Finland (benchmarking) and one in Sweden
(good practice). All matters concerning the relations between
the two work packages are handled by a Finnish-Swedish coordination
group which meet regularly in regular meetings or in meetings
over the phone.
of WP 6
For managing the
task given to WP 6 four working phases has been identified:
of a generic model that define, describe, and delimit the activities
identified in the MINERVA contract ("handling the reality").
- Analyse of
the situation today ("state of the art").
a first version of a web application (prototype) that responds
to the conditions given in the working model ("from words
the entering data elements in the web application (prototype)
and revising the application (prototype) before its acceptance
as the final version ("finalising").