Year

2018

Summary

European Digital Treasures: Management of Centennial Archives in 21st Century (European Digital Treasures) aims to bring joint European heritage, especially its digital versions, increased visibility, outreach and use.

Lead Partner

Ministerio De Educacion, Cultura Y Deporte (Spain)

Co-Partner(s)
  • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Direção-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas (Portugal)
  • Factoria Cultural Asociación de Apoyo al Emprendimiento y a las ICCs (Spain)
  • International Centre For Archival Research - ICARUS, (Austria) 
  • Kulturdepartementet - Ministry of Culture (Norway)
  • National Archives Of Hungary (Hungary)
  • National Archives Of Malta (Malta).
Funding Strand

Larger Scale Co-operation Projects

Community Grant

€1,535,401

Description

European Digital Treasures: Management of Centennial Archives in 21st Century (European Digital Treasures) runs from 2018 until 2022. The European Digital Project aims to bring joint European heritage, especially its digital versions, increased visibility, outreach and use. 

Over the last decades, institutions with archival holding have invested important resources to offer access to digitised items. These 'digital treasures' are incorporated as primary sources to free access portals but lack a transformation process. 

The challenges of the digital age are moving memory institutions into new business models and developing institutional enterprises around digitisation. The rapidly changing technology is facilitating a period of experimentation and evaluation of new models. Digital collections have enormous potential for changing the way that information is used, and for developing new ways of preserving, collecting, organising, propagating and accessing knowledge.

The European Digital Treasures project will:

  • Develop new business models for European archives through the realisation of various training workshops, round tables on serious games, as well as artisitic residencies and exchanges for graphic and industrial designers.
  • Create 3 interactive, roaming transmedia exhibitions to provide a major visibility of shared European history through a selection of key documents.
  • Explore new audiences and work with new profiles to promote the archives to new target groups through the realization of an archival literacy online course, the creation of an 'edutainment' App linked to the 3 transmedia exhibitions and connected to social networks creation, by teenagers of a virtual 'European Youths Archives.'
  • Further the cooperation with silver researchers and hobby researchers through surveys and crowdsourcing activities.
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