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The following graphic gives an overview of the main research areas the study has covered
as well as the research instruments and the results generated with regards to the primary
target groups of the DigiCULT study.
The study was divided into three research phases:
Phase 1: Fact finding
Phase 2: Expert opinion and trend finding
Phase 3: Analysis, conclusions and recommendations
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Fa c t f i n d i n g p h a s e
The fact finding phase in the first two months of the study should provide an overview of
the state-of-the-art with regards to the five thematic topics of the study, national policies
and initiatives, organisational and financial issues, exploitation and services/demands as well
as technology. A literature review and desk research formed the basis to formulate a final set
of 64 working hypotheses and to formulate a set of research questions as basic instruments
for the field research.
DigiCULT STUDY
Overall view:
Information Society, ICTs and Memory Institutions
RECOMMENDATIONS:
- EC - DG Information Society
- National, regional and local governments
- Funding and professional bodies
- Individual ALM institutions
- Private sector / industry players
Source: Salzburg Research, 2001
Te
chnolo
gy
Organisational &
Financial Aspects
Exploitation
Ser
vices/Demands
Po
licies/Initiati
v
e
s
RECOMMEND
A
TIONS
RESEARCH ISSUES
METHODS:
Desk Resear
ch,
Inter
vie
ws,
Exper
t Round
T
a
b
les,
Case
Studies,
Online Delphi
Future Focus
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