INDICATE (International Network for a Digital Cultural Heritage e-Infrastructure) is an European Union FP7 project which aims to establish a network of common interest made up of experts and researchers in the field of e-infrastructures and digital cultural heritage at Euro Mediterranean level.
Through the network, the participants can share experience, promote standards and guidelines, seek harmonisation of best practice and policy.
To know more about the project, download the INDICATE booklet (PDF, 1608 kb).
|INDICATE FINAL CONFERENCE|
The conference took place in Ankara, Turkey last 15-16 October 2012
This conference concluded the activities of the project and aimed to present the results achieved and, at the same time, to be the starting point for future cooperation.
Some of the most important issues and processes which are relevant to establishing cultural initiatives on the e-Infrastructures platform and which have been studied and experimented in the INDICATE project will be presented at the Conference, together with key note speeches from the most relevant e-infrastructures initiatives in Europe and in the Mediterranean countries. Strategic views for the future, taking into account the Parisa Declaration will also bet.
The Paris Declaration is the shared vision of the INDICATE consortium for the progress of Digital Cultural Heritage in future years.
Handbook on virtual exhibitions and virtual performances
This handbook is targeted to cultural heritage professionals (curators, archaeologists, art historians, archivists, librarians, designers and web designers, information scientists, communication managers, etc.) working in the valorisation and dissemination of knowledge also through exhibitions and performances made available online.
It intends to provide a useful conceptual tool for the digital transition process regarding cultural heritage, which must be tackled with the right infrastructure and adequate conceptual, theoretical, organizational, and management tools, along with an awareness of the deep changes in prospects arising out of the chance to separate the governance of culture preservation from the strategies to promote cultural heritage, which strategies are often aimed at local tourism marketing and the exploration of new forms of cultural tourism.
Best practice for applying research pilots and use case studies to digital cultural heritage
Download the PDF file (6,5 mb)
This publication is part of a wider initiative aiming to contribute to the implementation of a federated e-Infrastructure dedicated to the research community on Digital Cultural Heritage. Offering an integrated presentation of the best practices encountered along the project, this Handbook originates from the many efforts made by the whole sector in the last years and by many people who are working in this direction.
|INDICATE SHORT SURVEY ON PRESERVATION|
The aim of this short survey is to figure out the ways of a preservation process of digitized records in different countries and different institutions. This survey asks 18 basic questions about the institution characteristics, the digitized content, Nren and Ngi connections, accession to the content, standards used etc. The survey is targeted to the participants which will be chosen from related specialists of public and legal institutions working in this area. Go to the English version survey...
|INDICATE WORKSHOP: STRATEGY AND FUTURE PLANS|
This workshop took place in Paris, last 7 June 2012
The aim of the workshop was to contribute to the harmonization of policies, both across the EU and in other partner countries, especially from the Mediterranean area, for the access of DCH community to e-infrastructures. Particular attention was paid to the need to create a permanent exchange mechanism between the DCH community and the e-infrastructure community, to best practice examples, and to international cooperation.
|INDICATE TECHNICAL CONFERENCE|
The conference took place in Catania, Italy last 20 April 2012
It took place after 20 months of project activities, to present the intermediate project results to an international audience. The aim of the conference was to trigger a discussion about the sustainability of these results, in the frame of a longer vision where INDICATE aims to contribute to the creation of an open science infrastructure dedicated to the digital cultural heritage sector.
|INDICATE Workshop on Geo-coded cultural heritage content|
This workshop took place in Ljubljana last 7 February 2012
The scope of the workshop was:
|INDICATE Workshop on "Virtual Exhibitions"|
This workshop took place in Amman at the Department of Antiquities of Jordan last 11 December 2011 .
The scope of the workshop was to present best practice examples of virtual exhibitions, to discuss how e-Infrastructures can be used to enhance virtual exhibitions applications, to analyse the resources which e-Infrastructures offer, and how they can be deployed to deal with virtual exhibitions implementations.
Register and Sign In on the INDICATE e-Culture Science Gateway
The Digital Cultural Heritage repositories included in the e-Culture Science Gateway (eCSG) of INDICATE are ready for wide inspection and testing.
Instructions about how to register and sign in on the eCSG are available at http://indicate-gw.consorzio-cometa.it/instructions-to-register-and-sign-in.
Once logged in, you are very welcome to leave your comments on the usability of the repositories and on how to improve them.