Preservation as an e-infrastructure service: a Roadmap for digital cultural heritage


WP_20140922_010The Final Conference of DCH-RP Project took place at the National Central Library of Rome, and it was organised under the umbrella of the Italian EU Presidency.
The main objective of the workshop has been to provide an overview of the main outcomes achieved by the DCH-RP project, focusing on the Roadmap for Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage and on the potential role of e-infrastructure in the preservation of DCH.
A round table discussion on the topic “From the Roadmap to its implementation” has brought together various experts and researchers representing e-infrastructures, publishers, cultural and research institutions to discuss the sustainability of the project, giving a perspective on future activities and challenges for the implementation of an e-infrastructure-based preservation system.


Programme and presentations

10.00-10.30 Welcome and Introduction, Andrea De Pasquale (Director of the National Library), Rossana Rummo (Director General for Libraries, Cultural Institutes, and Copyright)

10.30-11.00 – Keynote speech, William Kilbride, Executive Director (Digital Preservation Coalition), Preservation strategies for digital cultural heritage (download PDF)

11.00-13.00 – First session – The political framework, Chair: Jean Moulin (BELSPO, Belgium)

11.00-11.20 Wim Jansen (European Commission), European Commission activities on e-Infrastructures: current status and vision towards Horizon 2020 (download PDF)

11.20-11.40 Rossella Caffo (ICCU Director, DCH-RP project coordinator, Italy), The DCH-RP Project and the challenges for DCH (download PDF)

12.10-12.30 Federico Ruggeri (Consortium GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network organization), The role of e-Infrastructure for the preservation of cultural heritage (download PDF)

12.30-13.00 Börje Justrell (Director at the National Archives of Sweden) and Antonella Fresa (Promoter Srl and DCH-RP Technical Coordinator), Digital Cultural Heritage Roadmap for preservation: an Open Science Infrastructure for DCH (download PDF)

13.00-13.20 Agostino Attanasio (Director of the National Central State Archive), Strategies and activities of the National Central State Archive: a good practice in public-public partnership (download PDF)

14.30-17.20 Round table: From the Roadmap to implementation, Chair: Wim Jansen (European Commission)


  • Börje Justrell, (Director at the National Archives of Sweden)
  • Michel Drescher (
  • Tim Devenport (DCH-RP Project)
  • Norbert Mayer (EUDAT Project)
  • Mariella Guercio (APARSEN Project)
  • Franco Niccolucci (ARIADNE Coordinator)
  • Enzo Valente (e-IRG, Director of Consortium GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network organization)
  • Giovanni Bergamin (Central National Library of Florence, Magazzini Digitali)
  • Marie Véronique Leroi (French Ministry of Culture)
  • Fulvio Marelli (ESA, SCIDIP-ES Project)
  • Luigi Briguglio (Engineering, SCIDIP-ES Project)
  • Mirella Serlorenzi (Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome)

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