Over the last twenty years, the cultural heritage sector has made an enormous effort to digitise their holdings and to adapt to the new digital reality that is unfolding. The growing collections of digitised and increasingly born-digital data have opened unprecedented opportunities for exploitation by creative industries and individual citizens. Yet the economic and societal benefits of these activities are not immediately obvious, failing to demonstrate the return on investment in digitisation and digital strategies for public engagement
inDICEs is developing a novel methodology that will evaluate the wide-spread effects of this digital revolution and guide its future evolution to further support the investment in digitisation and the creation of frameworks for accessible and reusable cultural assets.
Our methodology combines three strands of research:
- understanding and measuring the socioeconomic impact of access to cultural goods and services and new modes of content production that have been enabled by digital cultural heritage
- mapping IPR regulations on a national and international level to better understand legal constraints for creative reuse and identify areas where policies need to be aligned with practices to enable the promotion and exploitation of cultural assets
- developing new business models and best practices that help individual organisations to overcome bottlenecks in the creative reuse and consumption of cultural assets
Consultation Workshop with Cultural Heritage Sector
In order to collect input for the development of our methodology, inDICEs is organising an online workshop with two sessions on 15-16 September. The aim of these sessions is to understand the needs and concerns of CHI professionals regarding IPR and value chains, future research competencies and change management.
Workshop activities will take place on this platform. Registered participants will receive more information about these activities shortly before the event.