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Measuring the impact of DIgital CulturE

Project description

Our cultural heritage in the digital age

The advancement of digital technologies is changing our cultural experience, increasing opportunities for access and participation. New forms of creation, production, distribution, access and participation are transforming the use and reuse of cultural assets. The EU-funded inDICEs project will measure and assess the economic and social impact of digitisation of cultural heritage on access to European cultural goods and services and their modes of production. The results will be useful for cultural heritage institutions to assess how ready they are to embrace the digital transformation. The project will bring together world-leading research groups in the domains of cultural economics, intellectual property law and digital humanities.

Objective

The goal of inDICEs is to empower policy-makers and decision-makers in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitisation in their sectors and address the need for innovative (re)use of cultural assets.
To this end, inDICEs will (i) Develop a comprehensive methodology to measure and assess the economic and social impact of digitisation of cultural heritage on the access to European cultural goods and services and their modes of production; (ii) Produce in-depth comparative analyses of the impact of digitisation and IPR regulations on the access to European culture and on creative cultural production; (iii) Formulate policy recommendations and develop novel solutions and business models to overcome bottlenecks in the creative (re)use and consumption of cultural assets; (iv) Establish an open observatory to track policies and trends over the long-term; (v) Empower Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs) to make strategic self-assessment about their readiness for the Digital Single Market and adaptation to the current legal frameworks in order to foster their digital transformation.
As a result, policy-makers will have a solid framework to assess the impact of cultural heritage and a dashboard to keep track of the advancement of the impact of cultural heritage in Europe. For their own part, CHIs will be able to make strategic decisions that will enable them to increase their positive contributions to the Cultural and Creative Industries and society and advance in the Digital Single Market.
inDICEs brings together internationally renowned research groups in the domains of Cultural Economics, IP Law and Digital Humanities, representatives from the CCI with deep insights in the sector, Non-governmental organisations with substantial outreach capacity, social innovators and platform developers.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2019

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Coordinator

Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche
Net EU contribution
€ 255 500,00
Address
Viale del castro pretorio 105
00185 Rome
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Other funding
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