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XI APPENDICES
OpenHeritage Enabling the European Culture Economy
The OpenHeritage is an IST-research project (2001-2002) funded under the 5th Frame-
work Programme aiming to create an IT infrastructure and service to improve access to
information resources and collections held by regional museums and galleries.
http://www.spacespa.it/openheritage/index.html
RENAISSANCE A Virtual Journey in a Renaissance Court
Virtual Renaissance Court is a R&D project that aims at developing a new genre of
edutainment applications featuring: a high quality graphical interface, networked co-
operative environments, scientifically validated contents and an innovative pedagogical
approach.This will enable the reproduction of historically fascinating environments while
using the appealing interface of a game in order to teach history.The project foresees the
development of a prototype reproducing life in a Renaissance court, a 3D multi player
Internet application where the users can play the role of different courtiers at the same
court.
http://renaissance.iridon.com/
Luxembourg
SCHEMAS Forum for Metadata Schema Implementers
SCHEMAS provides a forum for metadata schema designers involved in projects under
the IST Programme and national initiatives in Europe. SCHEMAS informs schema imple-
menters about the status and proper use of new and emerging metadata standards.The
project will support development of good-practice guidelines for the use of standards in
local implementations and will investigate how metadata registries can support these aims.
http://www.schemas-forum.org/
Netherlands
EVA European Visual Archive
The project aims at investigating issues of enhancing access to historical photographic
collections.These issues include: copyright, selection procedures, user surveys, digitisation
techniques, description standards, pricing policy and digital information management
systems. Based on the outcomes of this research a web-based information system is being
developed.The system will contain descriptions and digital images that belong to the
photographic holdings of two City archives: the London Metropolitan Archives and the
City Archives of Antwerp.
http://www.eva-eu.org
Projects of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands
Atlas Van der Hagen en Atlas Beudeker (1997-1998), in co-operation with the British
Library
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Digitised (1998-1999), in co-operation with Utrecht
University, Department of Computer & Humanities.
Digitisation of black & white and colour microfilms (1998-1999)
Digital Historical Atlas (1999-2001), in co-operation with the Rijksmusem, Amsterdam.
http://www.kb.nl/kb/resources/frameset_kb.html?/kb/sbo/digi/digdoc-en.html