Work package 7: Dissemination
Start month: 1
End month: 30
- Ensuring and enabling efficient communication about the outcome of the project
Description of work
WP7 is responsible for the dissemination of the findings, outcomes and results of the DCA project. In order to guarantee maximum impact, adequate dissemination is key. It is the aim of WP7 to make available all useful implemented tools, guidelines and workflows developed within DCA to as broad an audience as possible. Several target groups have been identified here, from other contemporary art professionals to students. WP7 has identified the different target groups in D7.1. – Dissemination plan. This also includes an identification of the most suitable tools for dissemination (publicity material, presentation formats etc.), descriptions of planned dissemination activities (press releases, presentation at relevant events etc.) and a schedule for the implementation of tools and activities. The efficiency of the plan will be assessed at regular intervals in cooperation with WP1 and if necessary there will be a process of refining, updating and amendment.
Dissemination will not only have to take place once results can be presented; it is equally important to raise awareness about the scope of the DCA project and its relations to Europeana from the project’s launch on. WP7 has created a project website for the publication of general project information (D7.2. – Project website). It will be regularly updated with new information on progress and project achievements and activities (D7.4. – Documentation on project findings and press releases/briefings). This website has been made according to the requirements of the Anysurfer label, a Belgian quality mark for accessible websites. In addition to this online information platform a template for presentation software (PowerPoint, NeoOffice, OpenOffice) has been created and updated when necessary, together with complete, ready-to-use presentations. These can be deployed by partners who wish to raise awareness about the DCA project in their own countries, professional associations, etc. (D7.3. – Presentation software template and ready-to-use presentations).
A final task of the WP7 will be liaising with stakeholders at a national and European level, e.g. the Europeana team, other European projects and ventures that play into the objectives of the project, national aggregators etc. DCA will actively search for dissemination opportunities during professional conferences on the digitisation of (contemporary) cultural heritage. WP7 will share the task of representing the project in these different contexts with WP1 (project management).
- D7.1. Dissemination plan (M03)
- D7.2. Project website (M03)
- D7.3. Presentation software template and ready-to-use presentations (M03)
- D7.4. Documentation on project findings and press releases/briefings (M30)
- Work package 1: Project Management
- Work package 2: Partner coordination and technical specification of collections
- Work package 3: Metadata requirements for digitising and archiving contemporary art
- Work package 4: Digitisation (supervision)
- Work package 5: Preparation, aggregation and ingestion of content
- Work package 6: Long-term sustainability (guidelines for long-term preservation of digital files)
- Work package 7: Dissemination
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- ASSETS aims to improve the usability of Europeana
- ATHENA aggregates museum content and promotes standards for museum digitisation and metadata.
- BHL-Europe brings biodiversity heritage into Europeana.
- CARARE aggregates content for the archaeology and architectural heritage.
- ECLAP will build a digital performing arts library.
- EURO-Photo digitises photographs from news agencies.
- European Film Gateway (EFG) aggregates cinema related material.
- Europeana Connect adds sound material to Europeana.
- Europeana Local brings content from regional and local content holders.
- Europeana Regia is digitising royal manuscripts from Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
- Europeana Travel will bring material associated with travel,trade,tourism and migration in Europeana
- EuropeanaPhotography will bring photographic collections online.
- EUscreen contributes television material to Europeana.
- HOPE aims to improve access to digital social history collections.
- JUDAICA Europeana looks at the Jewish contribution to Europe’s cultural heritage.
- MIMO will create a single access point to digital content and information about musical instruments.
- Natural Europe connects the digital collections of natural history museums.
- The European Library aggregates the content of national libraries.
- thinkMOTION gathers content from the field of motion systems.