Head of Digisam that is a secretariat I´ll try to give you a brief overview on how we currently are estashing a collaborative and coordinated model in the work to reach the national goals for digitisation in Sweden
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
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,
The first step is the plans. We has made the directore
A clear gap between the work that is put down in digtisation and the amount of strategies that are in place. How is it possilble that we can budget such amount of money and resources without strategies decided upon by the managements?
Very few digitisation project has startded as a result of strategic descision made by the management.
Återknyt till situationen i Sverige När vi pratat med alla state agencies and institutions there was a clear lack of knowledge about preservation was scarry Storage, back-up As been said clearly so many times this conference the importance of preserving digital objects is well understood but the key issue is the future possibillities to understand it in the future and be able to experience as it was originally meant. And adress the questions of the needed solutions for preserving Files, Data, Context, Soft- and hardware and processes.
Rolf Källman Models for national collaboration Vancouver sept 2012
MODELS FOR NATIONAL
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
The Memory of the World in the Digital
Age: Digitization and Preservation
Vancouver, September 2012
The Governement decides on the preconditions for
the indivual agency´s operations and through
annual appropriations directives, ordinances and
The Governement and the Public
The Government agencies are the Governement
´s most important instrument in carrying out its
policies and their work is followed up by annual
reports and evaluations
It´s a quite substantial scope for steering the
operations of government agencies but the
government has no power to intervene in an
agency´s decision in specific matters relating to
the application of the law or the due exercise of
Agencies responsible for the
A total of 24 agencies has assignments
concerning different perspectives of collecting,
preservation, digitisation and dissemination of
cultural heritage information and artefacts
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 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
Digisam is a taskforce…
• and 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.
DIGISAM´s task is to produce scalable
solutions and recommendations to the
benefit of the cultural heritage sector as a
• Plans and strategies
• Terminologies and
• Infrastructure and
• Roles and
Definitions Semantic web/LOD
What do we hear when we meat
the agencies and institutions?
National digital agendas
Digitisation as a part of European
strategies for jobs and smart, sustainable
and inclusive growth
Enumerate is an EC-funded project.
The primary objective is to create a reliable
baseline of statistical data about digitization,
digital preservation and online access to cultural
heritage in Europe.
In early 2012 the ENUMERATE network carried
out a short Core Survey across Europe.
More than 2500 institutions from 29 European
countries participated in the survey and the
number of valid responses is close to 2000.
The Core Survey has gathered data about:
– The digitisation of collections
– The cost of digitisation efforts
– Access to digitised heritage collections
– The preservation of digital heritage materials
Some highlights of the findings
• c20% of all collections have been digitised and
• c57% still needs to be digitised (for 23% of
collections over all there is no need to digitise);
• More than 50% of cultural heritage institutions
collect born digital materials;
• c34% of institutions have a digitisation strategy;
“A document formally approved within an
organisation, describing the way the
organisation will be active in the
preservation of its digitised and born
Road Map for Preservation
Digital Preservation Services:
State of the Art Analysis
Digital Cultural Heritage – Road
Map for Preservation (DCH-RP)
• Implement stategies top-down
• Make plans that can be compared and measured
• Aim for measurable effects in the society
• Never walk alone
• Gather the leading institutions
• Be flexible, transparent, inclusive
• Identify and agree upon the most strategic issues
• Think scalable
• Find the individuals who has a passion and desire
for braking new grounds.
• The others will follow, or perhaps they won´t
The modern Information Society…
…is about Infrastructure
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