MINERVA is a network of Member States and Ministries to discuss, correlate and harmonise activities carried out in digitisation of cultural and scientific content for creating an agreed European common platform, recommendations and guidelines about digitisation, metadata, long-term accessibility and preservation.
MINERVA Digitisation Project
Heritage Malta has been entrusted to be Malta’s representative on the National Representatives Group – a steering group from EU Member States and Associated Countries for the activities related to the co-ordination of digitisation policies and programmes, with special emphasis on cultural and scientific resources and on the contribution of public cultural institutions. Its stated mission is to monitor progress regarding the objectives encapsulated in the Lund Principles. The NRG has several initiatives and projects running, the most prestigious being the Minerva Network (MInisterial NEtwoRk for Valorising Activities in Digitisation) which has been funded by the 6th Framework programme under the Information Society Technologies Area.
Subsequently, Heritage Malta embarked on a number of activities to create awareness in this area, establish general principles in the digitisation process and create synergy between institutions.
Heritage Malta is also seeking sponsors in this area of digitisation who will provide assistance in the creation of digitisation projects and assist in their implementation and dissemination of information.
National Digitisation Policy for Cultural Heritage – PDF file on the National Digitisation Policy.