Preservation as an e-infrastructure service: a Roadmap for digital cultural heritage - Final Conference of DCH-RP

Italy - Rome

22 September 2014 - DCH-RP events

2014 Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union - Logo

Venue: Rome, National Library, v.le Castro Pretorio 105

The Conference has been organized by the Central Institute for Union Catalogue (ICCU), in cooperation with the National Central Library of Rome, under the umbrella of the Italian EU Presidency.

The main objective of the workshop has been to provide an overview of the main outcomes achieved by the DCH-RP project, focusing on the Roadmap for Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage and on the potential role of e-infrastructures in the preservation of DCH.
A round table discussion on the topic “From the Roadmap to its implementation” has brought together various experts and researchers representing e-infrastructures, publishers, cultural and research institutions to discuss the sustainability of the project, giving a perspective on future activities and challenges for the implementation of an e-infrastructure-based preservation system.


9.30-10.00 - Registration

Welcome - Andrea De Pasquale (Director of the National Library)
Introduction - Rossana Rummo (Director General for Libraries, Cultural Institutes, and Copyright)

10.30-11.00 - Keynote speech
William Kilbride, Executive Director (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Preservation strategies for digital cultural heritage (PDF, 941 kb)

11.00-13.00 - First session - The political framework
Chair: Jean Moulin (BELSPO, Belgium)

Wim Jansen (European Commission)
European Commission activities on e-Infrastructures: current status and vision towards Horizon 2020 (PDF, 3,184 kb)

Rossella Caffo (ICCU Director, DCH-RP project coordinator, Italy)
The DCH-RP Project and the challenges for DCH (PDF, 314 kb)

11.40-12.10 Coffee break

Federico Ruggeri (Consortium GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network organization)
The role of e-Infrastructure for the preservation of cultural heritage (PDF,1,836 kb)

Börje Justrell (Director at the National Archives of Sweden)
Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for preservation: an Open Science Infrastructure for DCH (PDF, 741 kb)

Agostino Attanasio (Director of the National Central State Archive)
Strategies and activities of the National Central State Archive: a good practice in public-public partnership (PDF, 878 kb)

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-17.20 Round table: From the Roadmap to implementation
Chair: Wim Jansen (European Commission)


Börje Justrell, (Director at the National Archives of Sweden)
Michiel Drescher (EGI)
Tim Devenport (DCH-RP Project)
Norbert Mayer (EUDAT Project)
Mariella Guercio (APARSEN Project)
Franco Niccolucci (ARIADNE Coordinator)
Enzo Valente (e-IRG, Director of Consortium GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network organization)
Giovanni Bergamin (Central National Library of Florence, Magazzini Digitali)
Marie Véronique Leroi (French Ministry of Culture)
Fulvio Marelli (ESA, SCIDIP-ES Project)
Luigi Briguglio (Engineering, SCIDIP-ES Project)
Carlo Meghini (ISTI - CNR, PRELIDA project)
Mirella Serlorenzi (Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome)

15.30-15.50 - Coffee break

17,20-17,40 Rossella Caffo: Conclusions and future activities beyond DCH-RP