| Table of contents | Foreword | Introduction | Overview of recommendations | Situation analysis | Key Issues | Conclusion | Imprint |



V. Key Issues and Recommendations

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National policies & initiatives Organisational change Exploitation: Valorising cultural heritage resources Technologies for tomorrow's digital cultural heritage
Key issue 1:
A vision for cultural heritage
Key issue 1:
Becoming hybrid institutions
Key issue 1:
Online user attention
Key issue 1:
Providing seamless access
Key issue 2:
Methodologies for digisation
Key issue 2:
Human capitalis key
Key issue 2:
E-reailing - physicalproducts
Key issue 2:
Mass digisation
Key issue 3:
Strengthening small institutions
Key issue 3: Developing cooperation capital Key issue 3:
Digital product development
Key issue 3:
Long term preservation
Key issue 4:
Low-barrier access to CH
Key issue 4:
Supportive infrastructure
Key issue 4:
Digital Commerce (licensing)

Key issue 4:
Born digital resources
Key issue 5:
CH resources for education
Key issue 5:
Protected environments
Key issue 5:
Shared themes

Key issue 5:
New tools in the box
Key issue 6:
Sustainable cultural heritage
Key issue 6:
Intermediaries to reach users
Key issue6:
Subscription-based services

Key issue 6:
The widening technology gap
Key issue 7:
Future R & D compass

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.

 

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