V. Key Issues and Recommendations
The Key Issues and Recommendations section provides a synthesis of the results and findings in the four main chapters of the DigiCULT study.
The DigiCULT study is based on the analysis of expert opinions in the cultural heritage sector. This includes a number of expert round table discussions, the advice from a Steering Committee of knowledgeable experts and "practitioners", interviews with experts on the various facets of the digital landscape and a very successful online Delphi survey that elicited thoughtful views from a variety of international sources. Case studies involving experts, policy makers and the actors of the cultural heritage community completed the basis for this research.
Each section of the DigiCULT Executive Summary highlights a key issue based on a specific set of research results followed by concise recommendations on policy, administrative, economic and technological issues faced by the memory institutions and society at large.
The following figure provides an overview of the key issues and recommendations addressed in the four chapters of the Executive Summary.
While it is not exhaustive, the summary is a guide for understanding the present state of European cultural heritage in the Information Society and lays out a roadmap for action in the years to come.
We believe that this is a reasonable view of how the cultural landscape will unfold.