Why is digitization of cultural heritage important?

Why is digitization of cultural heritage important?

Digitisation of cultural heritage can be a crucial tool in today’s efforts towards the conservation, renovation, study and promotion of European cultural resources. Cultural heritage organisations are joining forces and adopting new technologies to preserve and share information about our heritage.

What does it mean to digitize a collection?

In the context of libraries, archives, and museums, digitization is a means of creating digital surrogates of analog materials, such as books, newspapers, microfilm and videotapes, offers a variety of benefits, including increasing access, especially for patrons at a distance; contributing to collection development.

Why do we digitize collections?

Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library’s value.

What does heritage Collection mean?

Heritage is the full range of our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture. Heritage includes, but is much more than preserving, excavating, displaying, or restoring a collection of old things.

Are there technical guidelines for digitizing cultural heritage materials?

The document below, revised by the Still Image Working Group in 2015 and approved in September 2016, is an update of the 2010 Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials: Creation of Raster Image Master Files.

Why is the European Commission interested in digital preservation?

That is why the Commission monitors progress in terms of digitisation, online access and digital preservation through the implementation of the Commission Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation (2011/711/EU).

What is the progress of the cultural heritage sector?

This Consolidated Progress Report shows the progress made by Member States with some important themes emerging such as use of 3D technology for digitisation of cultural heritage artefacts, monuments and sites, as well as initiatives to enhance cross-border cooperation and digital capacity in the cultural heritage sector.

Where can I find fadgi compliant digital guidelines?

Together, these guidelines and the DICE testing and monitoring system provide the foundation for a FADGI-compliant digitization program. Download OpenDice and AutoSFR open source software and manuals.