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Additional of Russian node to European Cultural Heritage Applications Network

Objective

CULTIVATE-Russia will establish a Russian ad-hoc National Node within CULTIVATE, the European Cultural Heritage Network consisting of 15 partners based in 12 European countries. This network continues the successful and fruitful work carried out by the National Focal Points for the Telematics for Libraries Programme under the Third and Fourth Framework Programmes and will expand it to all memory institutions, namely archives, museums and galleries. Since no Russian National Focal Point existed for the Telematics for Libraries Programme under the Third and Fourth Framework Programmes, it is important to establish a formal National Node which Russian cultural organisations can turn to for assistance and information on national and European matters and which can assist EU partners.

Objectives:
CULTIVATE-Russia will:
- Establish the Russian Cultivate node with input and support of all the major stakeholders (ministries and professional groupings) to discharge the functions described below
- Create a communication channel between memory institutions in Russia and their counterparts in the CEE and EU countries and with the IST Programme of the European Commission
- Raise awareness of the IST Programme for the development and use of cultural heritage applications
- Encourage appropriate Russian participation in the IST Programme

Work description:
CULTIVATE-Russia will form part of the CULTIVATE network, extending its coverage to include more than 140 million citizens of Russia. CULTIVATE-Russia will establish a Cultural Heritage Network in Russia, setting up a node to work with those established in the EU and CEE countries by CULTIVATE-EU and CULTIVATE-CEE. Like the nodes in other countries, the Russian node will seek representation from all relevant memory institutions in Russia (libraries, archives, museums, publishers [traditional and electronic]). As part of the wider CULTIVATE network, Cultivate-Russia will aim to use the common infrastructural resources maintained by CULTIVATE-EU (web-page, documents database, e-list, etc.), whilst remaining able to adapt them and add value according to Russian needs and circumstances. Because of the significant sharing of infrastructure envisaged with the rest of CULTIVATE network, CULTIVATE-Russia will run for 18 months only. This is shorter than 36 months for the other parts of the network but should allow all members of the growing CULTIVATE network to develop at about the same pace allowing for time needed to adapt common elements for the Russian market [e.g. translation].

Like the other members of the CULTIVATE network, CULTIVATE-Russia will aim to:
- Create awareness of the IST Programme for the development and use of cultural heritage applications in Russian memory institutions
- Support proposers in preparing and submitting proposals
- Foster the dissemination and exploitation of project results in Russia
- Improve communication between memory institutions in Russia and their counterparts in the CEE and EU countries and with the IST Programme of the European Commission

CULTIVATE-Russia will build on the successful model of National Focal Points which supported the Telematics for Libraries Programme under the 3rd and 4th Framework Programmes

Milestones:
- Creation and integration of the Russian National Node within the CULTIVATE network (workpackage 1)
- Information dissemination (web, e-list, production of area specific information, e-journal, policy monitoring - workpackages 2,3, and 5)
- Calls for proposals (Information Days and support to proposers - workpackage 4)
- Co-operation with other national nodes and management (workpackage 6)

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

THE BRITISH COUNCIL
Address
10, Spring Gardens
SW1A 2BN London
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

MDR PARTNERS
United Kingdom
Address
11 Sanders Drive
CO3 3SE Colchester
SET KULTURNOGO NASLEDIYA
Russia
Address
Vavilova Street, 57
117292 Moskva
THE CENTRE OF INFORMATIZATION IN THE SPHERE OF CULTURE OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF RUSSIA
Russia
Address
5Th Magistralnaya Ulitsa 5
123007 Moskva