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The DigiCULT navigator to collecting and managing born digital resources
In those European Member States that have a legal deposit system, national
governments should expand the legal deposit to include electronic and born-
digital material.
In countries without a legal deposit system, national governments and regional
authorities should nevertheless appoint trusted organisations to collect, make
accessible and preserve born digital cultural resources. These trusted
organisations should then enter into negotiations with content providers to
approve on rights agreements for deposit and future use.
The European Commission should support actions to raise awareness for long-
term preservation of born digital resources outside the cultural heritage
community.
In particular, such actions should address industry as well as all other areas where born-
digital material is created, to facilitate awareness at the beginning of the resource life cycle,
at the creation stage.To this purpose, the European Commission should also publish
preservation guidelines for non-cultural sectors (e.g. accompanying measures, take-up
actions, etc).
In addition, the European Commission should support R&D in the following
areas:
Preservation solutions for dynamic digital objects (e.g. how to preserve WWW content
that has been generated dynamically from a database as the content resource).
New approaches to naming on the web and further development of persistent identifier
systems as basic requirement for effective rights management with digital cultural
heritage resources.
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