Digital preservation: A pilot study
One of the main tasks of Digisam is connected to a proposal on how coordinated and cost-effective preservation of digital cultural heritage information at Swedish state cultural heritage institutions that collect, preserve, and provide access to cultural heritage material, should be designed. As a first part of our work on this issue, Digisam has carried out a pilot study on long-term digital preservation. In the pilot study, the current state of storage and preservation at cultural heritage authorities, was examined and compared with the current ”state of the art”.
A short version of the report is available in English: Digital Preservation at Cultural Heritage Institutions in Sweden.
An article about the report is published at Digital Meets Culture. Read the article here.
The full-length report in Swedish is published here.
The Conference #nordlod in Malmö, Sweden
More information about the project can be found at Vinnova http://www.vinnova.se/sv/Resultat/Projekt/Effekta/DISKA—Digitala-semantiska-kulturarvsauktoriteter (in Swedish).
Linked Heritage (Coordination of Standards and Technologies for the enrichment of Europeana) was known as a Best Practice Network within the EU Framework Programme ”Competitiveness and Innovation”. Linked Heritage had three missions: To contribute large quantities of new content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors; to demonstrate enhancement of quality of content, in terms of metadata richness, re-use potential and uniqueness; and to demonstrate and enable improved search, retrieval and use of Europeana content. The Project was coordinated by the Ministry of Culture in Italy. Digisam participated in tasks concerning aggregation, vocabularies and semantics, and was for example active in translating course material into Swedish.
Spectrum is a freely available standard for collection management that is used in more than 40 countries. Digisam and the National Heritage Board teamed up to translate and adapt the Spectrum manual to Swedish conditions.
Regulatory and institutional plans
Authorities and institutions directly involved in the Swedish National digitisation strategy should have plans made for their digitisation activities. Digisam coordinated the work on the plans, organized networking events and, supported by a team of experts, developed support documents for the process.