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Case studies
From May to September, the consortium carried out five case studies.The case studies
were selected according to their illustrative character with regards to the primary study
themes with the help of the Consortium and the Steering Committee.The following case
studies were chosen.
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Scottish Cultural Resource and Access Network (SCRAN), UK (Organisational
change),
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KultureNet, Denmark (National policies and initiatives),
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Germany (Technology),
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Genealogy services: Examples include Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com and
Origins.net (Exploitation),
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National Research Council (CNR), project:"Safeguard of Cultural Heritage", Italy
(National Policies and Initiatives).
Online delphi survey
To make the consulting process more transparent and broaden the opportunity for
experts to give us their input, an online Delphi study in two rounds was carried out with
the help of an electronic questionnaire.The target groups for this study were the small and
medium institutions, umbrella organisations, local and regional cultural decision and policy
makers as well as cultural industry representatives.The study was promoted through over
100 mailing lists.
1
st
Exploratory Round
In the 1st round of the online survey, cultural experts were invited to give their opinion
on major trends arising in the cultural heritage sector by answering open questions. 48
experts participated in this 1st Delphi round and submitted a total of 66 questionnaires.The
results of this first survey, together with the contributions from Interviews and Expert
Round Tables served as input statements in the second Delphi round.
2
nd
Validating Round
Round 2 of the Delphi survey intended to validate the statements previously provided by
the experts by rating them along a structured three point scale (yes, no, not clear).The
thematic issues were the same as in the round I. In this second round we received 154
questionnaires from 62 experts.The list of participating experts can be found in Annex of
this report.
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* 12 experts participated in both rounds.** Experts related to an association, council, commission, trust, or project.
*** Mainly experts related to university institutes and research centres.
Delphi Basic Facts
Questionnaires received
Experts Responded
Duration (2001)
Number of experts came from ...
Archives
Libraries
Museums
Cultural industries
Governmental Organisation
Special interest
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Other
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Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
66
154
220
48
62
110
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May 21 - July 30
Aug. 20 ­ Sept. 25
8
6
12
6
13
17
8
13
20
3
2
5
7
6
11
3
5
8
13
17
25