- RASTKO Project
A web library of Serbian culture.
- CALIMERA - Cultural Applications: Local Institutions Mediating Electronic Resource Access
The project is focused on local cultural institutions and gives them the role of the key player in the use of new technologies in order to develop services for citizens.
- Culture Programme (2007-2013)
The aim of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 is the facilitation of the mutual understanding and encouragement of creativity, which should help European cultures become wealthier. In the next years, the primary aims of this project will be the mobility of artists and arts and inter-cultural dialogue.
- ERPANET - Electronic resource preservation and access network
The European Commission has established the ERPANET project with the final goal of ensuring that individuals and institutions exchange knowledge about the latest achievements in the development of digital protection in such a way as to link institutions that preserve cultural heritage (archives, libraries and museums) with research institutions, government organizations and software industry.
- EVA – European visual archives
The activities of the EVA project are aimed at facilitating access to the collections of photographs kept at public archives.
- MINERVA – Ministerial network for valorising activities in digitisation
The task of the MINERVA project has been to create a network of EU member-states in order to review, link and harmonize activities implemented in the digitization of scientific and cultural material with the final goal of establishing a standard European platform and making recommendations and guidelines for digitization, definition of metadata, protection and ensuring a lasting approach to digital documents.
- SEPIA -Safeguarding European Photographic Images for Access
SEPIA is an EU project which is focused on the protection of photographic material.
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STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
- ISAD(G) 2:2000 General International Standard Archival Description
The standard contains general rules for describing archival holdings. The goal of the standard is to identify and explain the context and contents of the archival material in order to facilitate its accessibility to users and easily create a single information system within one or several archives.
- ISAAR(CPF) 2:2004 International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families
The international standard providing guidelines for making archival descriptions of legal and physical persons and families (creators of archival holdings). The main goal of this standard is to determine the general rules for making descriptions of the creators of records and context in which the records were created in order to facilitate the access to archival holdings and in order make it easy for the users to understand the context of creation and use of material, its meaning and importance, and in order to understand relations between the previous creators of holdings especially in the cases when legal persons underwent administrative changes and individuals and families underwent personal changes. The standard should also ensure an exchange of information pertaining to these descriptions among institutions, systems and networks. The purpose of the standard is to make uniform guides through archival funds.
- ISDIAH 1:2008 International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings
The goal of this standard is to enable the description of institutions whose main function is to preserve archival holdings and make it easier for the general public to access them. Since archives may be owned by other cultural institutions (libraries, museums), families or individuals, this standard or its subgroup may be applied on them, i.e. it is not limited only to classical archives.
- ISAF – Draft: January 2007 International Standard on Activities/Functions of Corporate Bodies
The standard will provide instructions for preparing a description of functions/activities of legal persons in connection with the creation and use of archives. These descriptions clarify who has implemented a certain function/activity, how and why, when the function/activity started and when it stopped. The separation of the information about the functions from the information about the creators and description of the holdings makes it possible to reduce the repetition of information and to make flexible archival descriptions.
- EAD DTD:2002 Encoded Archival Description – Document Type Definitions.
A standardized set of semantic rules and syntax for coding in the SGML (Standardized General Markup Language) or XML (Extensible Markup Language) for the purpose of web access and data search and exchange. Originally developed in the United States, it has become popular on the international level and is used for the web exchange of heterogeneous archival multilayer descriptions. It is used in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia.
- MoReq: 2001 Model Requirements for the management of Electronic Records MoReq specification
The specification covers a wide spectrum of requirements and is intended for public and private organizations that wish to introduce or properly revise the ESUD system (electronic document management system). If implemented, the requirements included in the MoReq specification should result in an electronic document management system which would have the desired degree of reliability and completeness.
- Recommendation No. R (2000) 13 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on a European Policy on Access to Archives
The Recommendation stresses the need for harmonizing legal norms that treat the accessibility of archival holdings and in that sense offers principles and procedures which should be observed in the process. The Recommendation, among other things, stresses that the main principles on the accessibility of archival holdings should be included in laws, that the accessibility rules should be applied equally throughout the country, that a favored position of any category of users should be prevented, that the free use of archival holdings and means of information is the foundation of the accessibility of archival holdings, etc.
- Recommendation Rec (2002) 2 of the Committee of Ministers and explanatory memorandum Access to official documents
The Recommendation refers only to official documents that are kept by public authorities, and the principles which should be observed under the Recommendation are as follows: to guarantee the right of access to all, to precisely quote any limitations in legal regulations, not making it an obligation for the person making the request to quote the reasons for wanting to access official documents, free of charge accessibility, etc.
- Recommendation Rec (2003)15 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on archiving of electronic documents in the legal sector
The aim of the Recommendation is to draw the attention of member-states (specifically organizations in the legal sector and archiving services) to the risks and problems or archival storage of electronic documents on the one hand and on the other to point at the principles which should be observed to find a suitable solution for the archival storage of electronic documents in the legal sector.
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