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The Community cultural action includes the creation of
facilities for the management and dissemination of cultural items in digital
form and their commercial utilisation.
Management and dissemination of cultural works in digital form
In this context, cultural institutions such as museums, libraries and
archives create tools for new methods of storing, managing and disseminating
digital images and increasing access to European works of art, such as
project, which provides access to virtual exhibitions. The IST programme
also funds several excellence and awareness-raising networks on the use
of technologies by museums, libraries and archives, such as the DELOS
network dedicated to digital libraries.
Under the 6th framework program of research, the Minerva network has been extended to Minerva Plus and also includes the new EU Member States.
The dissemination of cultural goods and services in digital form is promoted by the programmeeTEN, which supports the deployment of telematics and trans-European services in areas of common interest, such as education and culture.
Using European cultural digital content
The MEDIA programme provides support for the creation of catalogues of European audiovisual works in digital format for use via the new digital media.
The ERDF's innovative actions include a section on the information society within which facilities projects can be funded (e.g. virtual museums).
|Last update: 03-05-2006|