It is a strategy that covers the entire range of digitization issues, from selection to the preservation and use. The focus of the strategy are the opportunities digitization offers to users, participation and creativity, today and tomorrow and the conditions necessary for this to be possible. It is a strategy that covers the entire range of digitization issues, from selection to the preservation and use. The focus of the strategy are the opportunities digitization offers to users, participation and creativity, today and tomorrow and the conditions necessary for this to be possible.
Gamla Enskede manuella telefonstation. Växelbord, Telehistoriska, CC (by, nc)
Digisam, the coordinating secretariat for digitization, digital preservation and digital available of cultural heritage, which after a government decision is established at the National Archives, during
Marie Andersson, CC (by, nc, sa), Remix av bild av Carl-Gustaf Rosenberg Lars Lundqvist, CC (by, nc, sa)
A huge amount of work has been put in the field of digitisation. And there are a lot of recommendations, best practises, stanadards, guidelines. reports. But for the single institution it´s hard to navigate. We have to facilate. When we started modelleing on the top level and aggregatet as much as possible. We aggree upon a level that i more of conceptual map Steer, produce, preserve, use Infrastructure both tecnically and also the flow of information in the infrastucture. The relation between systems and aggregators,
Kristina Alexandersson, CC (by, nc, sa) To get 24 national governemental agencies agree upon critical strategic issues and establish a true collaboration Think different - not copy the analogue way of working Work from the top and the bottom at the same time. Balance between a topdown strategic and political approach and the necessary work with documentation and quality of the data and information Publish what you can publish and do it now and work transparent and open with enhancing the quality of our information IPR – find the paths in the grey zone. Be sure to know what happens if you take this och that direction with the help of the juridical expertise. But remember that the decision shall be taken by the management not the juridical expertise. Don´t be afraid of to let go of control and let in other in your work ¨
Rolf källman Digisam Swedish National coordination CIDOC 11 juni 2012
COORDINATION OF THE DIGITAL
CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SWEDEN
Digisam - Swedish national coordination of digitisation,
digital preservation and digital access to cultural heritage
Swedish National Archives
CIDOC 2012 Helsingfors
11th of June 2012
• Europe 2020
• Council Conclusions
• National policies
• National digital
In November 2009, the Swedish Government initiated a work
process aiming at a national strategy for digitisation, online
accessibility and digital preservation.
All government cultural heritage institutions (archives,
libraries and museums) were assigned to give basic
information. Other cultural heritage institutions were also
invited to answer.
The responses showed
• Lack of and wish for coordination
• A strong will for development of
cross domain collaboration
The national strategy for digitisation,
digital access and digital preservation
• The national strategy for digitisation, digital access and digital
preservation was established by the Swedish Government on
21 December 2011.
• The aim of the strategy is to regulate the work for the
government agencies and institutions that collect, preserve
and make cultural heritage information available for the end
• The strategy covers the whole range of digitisation issues,
from selection to the preservation and use. The focus is on the
opportunities digitisation offers for use, reuse and creativity,
and what is necessary for this to be possible.
To increase digitisation and accessibility and to
enhance digital preservation of digital cultural
heritage holdings and collections online.
In the strategy it is decided that all government agencies
and institutions covered by the strategy will deliver plans
for digitising and making available their archives,
collections and libraries.
Plans will include selection criteria priorities, and the
volume of digitised material to be presented.
DIGISAM – Secretariat for National coordination of
digitisation, digital preservation and digital access
to cultural heritage
– Coordination of digitisation activities connected
to the national digital strategy.
– Timeframe: 2012-2015
• Is the result of the Governments decision to
broadly embrace the field of digitisation, digital
preservation and online access to the digital
• The main task is to coordinate the work with
national digital strategy between 2012-2015
– Present recommendations for coordinated digital
information management of collections and holdings.
– Develop proposals for cost-effective long-term digital
preservation of collections and holdings.
– Define roles and responsibilities for the work on
aggregation, access and preservation of digital
cultural heritage information.
order to make our
A total of 24 agenciesare responsible
for different perspectives
of the cultural heritage
…and together they form our
What do we hear?
• Digitisation process
• Infrastructure and
• Roles and
DIGISAM´s task is to produce scalable
solutions and recommendations to the
benefit of the cultural heritage sector as a