A recent Decree adopted by the Italian Ministry of Culture sets minimum fees for the use of cultural heritage and its digital reproduction, even if in the public domain. Deborah De Angelis and Laura Sinigaglia from the Creative Commons Italy chapter tell you about the Decree and how it limits the circulation of Italian State-owned cultural heritage and restricts access to culture and knowledge.
The ‘Biblioteca Estense’ in Modena has embraced digital solutions to share its collections online, and in this post, Martina Bagnoli, the director of the ‘Gallerie Estensi’, presents the newly launched ‘Estense Digital Library’.
The advent of 3D technology is bringing new opportunities for the cultural heritage sector, offering innovative ways to provide access to heritage for education, tourism, research and enjoyment. In this post, we hear about how Invasioni Digitali (Digital Invasions) - a crowdsourcing initiative which aims to promote the value of and engagement with local heritage - has made 3D a feature of ‘invasions.’
Are you interested in the interesting and complex jobs in digital cultural heritage? So are we. So each month we are going to take a deep dive into the work of professionals in the sector. This time, we speak with newly elected Members Councillor Flavia Bruni on 16th-century books and national cataloguing.