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Member States expert group on digitisation & digital preservation

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The group implements the Commission recommendation on Digitalisation & Digital Preservation, exchanges information and good practice and assists the Commission in monitoring developments in the way in which digital culture can be marketed.
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The Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation (MSEG) was set up in 2007. It replaced an informal intergovernmental group on digitisation. The group mandate was extended until 2015.

Who participates?

Representatives come from the national ministries and/or national cultural institutions of all EU countries.

What are the group's objectives?

  1. To monitor progress on the implementation of the Commission Recommendation of October 2011, on digitisation and digital preservation.
  2. To exchange information and good practices of Member States’ policies and strategies on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation.
  3. To assist the Commission in monitoring developments regarding the way cultural digital resources can be innovatively re-used to offer economic opportunities to the cultural and creative industries.

What has been achieved so far?

Member States regularly report on the progress they are making by implementing the 2011 Recommendation on digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation, and its predecessor. Member States are moving forward progressively but a lot has still to be achieved.

Member States Expert Group on Digitisation and Digital Preservation Meetings