The European Community recently held a meeting in Luxembourg to inform potential applicants about their the ICT Policy Support Programme.
30 million Euros have been allocated to the digital libraries strand which aims to improve accessibility, use and preservation of Europe’s rich and diverse cultural and scientific heritage.
The call is broken up into six objectives, three focussing on cultural content and Europeana. The other three focus on ‘scientific’ information and the wider issues surrounding digital libraries.
Three objectives relate to Europeana:
Enhancing/Aggregating content in European
Digitising content for Europeana
Three more objectives relate to further actions in the wider area of digital libraries:
Access to European Rights
Information / Registry of Orphan WorksOpen access to scientific information
Statistics on cultural heritage digitisation activities
For those wanting further details on the call, I have produced a report outlining the details of the call.