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Consultation of the research community


The Future of the Past – Shaping new visions for EU-research in digital preservation

Workshop, 4-5 May 2011, Luxembourg

Digital preservation research is laying the grounds for future applications and services that help to preserve the memory of our past and present in the digital age. The European Commission has been supporting this research for almost a decade now, building on the excellence of European researchers in the field and contributing to their strong position worldwide.

On 4-5 May 2011, the Cultural Heritage and Technology Enhanced Learning unit hosted a workshop for invited experts in the field. It was attended by around 60 representatives from universities and research centres, memory institutions, industry and other organisations such as foundations dedicated to digital preservation.

The event started with a stock-take of achievements and ongoing activities funded under the ICT programme, presenting the portfolio of digital preservation projects and the research roadmaps proposed by the community so far. This presentation was based on a report commissioned for the event which can be downloaded in the documents section below.

The main part of the workshop consisted in group discussions providing input to the digital preservation research agenda within Horizon 2020 , the next EU framework programme for research and innovation (2014-2020).


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