INDICATE – International Network for a Digital Cultural Heritage e-Infrastructure


INDICATE LOGOINDICATE is a two-years project (September 2010-August 2012), funded in the framework of the Seventh framework programme (e-Infrastructure).

The INDICATE consortium includes 10 partners from 8 different countries.

The goal of the project is to coordinate policy and best practice regarding the use of e-Infrastructures for digital cultural heritage in countries all around the Mediterranean.

The project will establish and stimulate a network of common interest made up of experts and researchers in all the relevant fields, whose sustainability will be planned on a long term beyond the project duration. The network will share experience, promote standards and guidelines, seek harmonisation of best practice and policy and act as a conduit for knowledge transfer from countries with more experience of e-Infrastructures-enabled e-culture to those who are just beginning to investigate this area.

The project will be rooted in the reality of research pilots and case studies which will act as exemplars and demonstrators of the issues and the processes which are relevant to establishing cultural initiatives on the e-Infrastructures platform.

The results will inform a wide-reaching dissemination work-package, including two major public best practice deliverables, one international conference, three technical workshops and one policy workshop.

The project builds on a wealth of experience in effective international coordination of digitisation, digital cultural heritage and e-Infrastructures-enabled culture. It takes full cognisance and advantage of e-Infrastructures and cultural projects which have gone before and will actively seek interaction and synergies with other projects in this area. The impact on international collaboration and on digital cultural heritage in the Mediterranean region will be substantial.

Linked Documents:

  • Poster “The INDICATE e-Culture Science Gateway” (PDF, 8,6 Mb)
  • Poster “The INDICATE e-Infrastructure enabled semantic search service” (PDF, 1,64 Mb)
  • Poster “Semantic Search” (PDF, 3,8 Mb)
  • Handbook on virtual exhibitions and virtual performances – version 1.0 august 2012 (PDF, 10 Mb) – Arabic language version (PDF, 4 Mb)
  • Best practice for applying research pilots and use case studies to digital cultural heritage (PDF, 6,5 Mb)
  • Indicate Brochure (PDF, 1,5 Mb)
  • Paris Declaration (PDF, 1 Mb)
  • Cultural Heritage & Research without limits (PDF , 2.165 Kb)
  • Poster (PDF, 2045 Kb)
  • Postcard (PDF, 535 Kb)
  • Amman: Virtual Exhibitions Workshop – Agenda (Indicate website) – Press release (PDF, 102 Kb) – Presentation (PDF, 1,06 Mb)

The INDICATE e-Culture Science Gateway

The Social Networks’ Bridge Identity Provider


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Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU)
Center for documentation of cultural and natural heritage (CULTNAT)
Ministère de la culture et de la communication (MCC)
National Technical University Of Athens (NTUA)
Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche (ICCU)
Consortium GARR
COMETA – Consorzio multi ente per la promozione e l’adozione di tecnologie di calcolo avanzato
Department of Antiquities
Fundacio privada I2CAT, internet i innovacio digital a Catalunya
Avtorska Agencija za Slovenijo Doo
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Kültür ve Turizm Bakanligi


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