A Newsletter on Digital Culture
igiCULT.Info, the newsletter of the DigiCULT Forum project,
presents a mix of news items, announcements and articles that
cover technologies development and culture. In this issue, you
will find a summary of the first DigiCULT Forum, that took place in
Barcelona on May 6th, dealing with the topic, "Integrity and
Authenticity of Digital Objects". An interview with one of the Forum
participants, Luciana Duranti, draws attention to the urgency in solving
the problems related to this subject.
Note that the second Forum, on Digital Asset Management Systems
(DAMS), will take place on September 3rd, in Essen, Germany, within
the context of the AIIM Conference @ DMS EXPO Europe. Please see
further for details.
DigiCULT Forum has in place a Steering Committee to monitor and
advise on the progress of the project. In this issue, Paolo Buonora, Italian
State Archives, a member of this Steering Committee, will provide his
thoughts on where the focus of the DigiCULT Forum should lie.
N T E RV I E W
On behalf of the DigiCULT-team,
Guntram Geser, John Pereira, Friso Visser
`The fast pace with which technology for creating and
recording of information is developing, threatens the
authenticity of records. Archivists, and governments, and
other institutions, who rely on these records are losing
control, I would not hesitate to call the situation
disastrous', states Luciana Duranti.
Find interview on page 3
All photographs of Barcelona were taken by John Pereira,
ELCOME TO THE NEWLY LAUNCHED
igiCULT Forum, launched in March of this year, as an IST
Support Measure (IST-2001-34898), will establish a regular
technology watch for the cultural and scientific heritage sector.
Based on the results of the strategic study `Technological Landscapes for
Tomorrow's Cultural Economy' (named DigiCULT), and building on the
knowledge and expertise of over 50 cultural heritage and technology
experts, DigiCULT Forum will monitor the technological developments
relevant to, and in the cultural and scientific heritage sector.
The DigiCULT Forum, will discuss and analyse current and future
trends in several technology domains, that have or will have, an impact
on digital culture. Along with monitoring technological developments,
DigiCULT Forum will also broaden its scope to include, organisational
and financial aspects, exploitation, as well as future trends in the area of
new services and user demands, pertaining to the cultural domain.