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Jerusalem Declaration 2004


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MINERVA Network and Steering Committee

The National Library of Israel

Israel State Archive

Israel Antiquities Authority

Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports
Directorate for Culture

The Department for Museums and Visual Arts

The Department of Public Libraries
Israel Film Archive

Yad Vashem – Holocaust Remembrance Authority

Council for Public Libraries

Ministry of Education
Israel National Commission for UNESCO

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Division for Scientific and Cultural Agreements

The Forum for Preservation of Multimedia Heritage in Israel

ICOM Israel – The International Council of Museums

MALMAD – Israel Center for Digital Information Services

Meital – The Israel Universities Center for Learning Technologies

The Jewish Agency for Israel

Pais Council for Arts and Culture

The Van Leer


The 6th Jerusalem Conference on the
Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

November 10 and 11 at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (map)

Program Online (TBC) 

Registration now open - register here
Embassy of Italy in Tel Aviv

The conference takes place under the auspices of the Italy Israel
Agreement for Cooperation in Education and Culture

Rome Conference
Remote cultures: in search of web users

National Central Library
The Ministry of Heritage and Culture
Central Institute for the Union Catalog of Libraries
Technology Center for Heritage and Cultural activities

November 12, 2009

Courses, seminars and conferences OTEBAC

Admission free
- registration compulsory (Coupon Reservation)

Program (In Italian)

Cultura remota: alla ricerca degli utenti web


Conference: Remote culture: looking for web users

We are widely discussing what it is that has changed in the Web over the last years: are wondering if a renaissance of Tim Berners Lee's original spirit of the universal net is emerging after the crisis of the end of the century. Or, perhaps, are we witnessing a new net-release - Web 2.0. In any case, we are clearly sensing a breath of fresh air on the Web.

Institutions using the Web try to follow quality standards, taking up interactive tools and building virtual communities, mostly evolving overseas. Nevertherless Italian colleagues are just as able, as our foreign colleagues to contribute to the discussion with contents and comments over all the available platforms.

we felt that this was the right moment to organise an event where experts could debate these kinds of subjects that relate to the field of cultural heritage and education, to earnestly face these new telematic challenges.

In the morning we will discuss web users from many points of view: expectations and skills, the digital born and digital emigrants, security, privacy, IPR and open access, aulity of web spaces, the role of the the blogosphere, e-learning 2.0.

In the afternoon, we will present some initiatives aiming at involving users towards CulturaItalia, the portal of Italian culture.

We will then try an experiment: in a especially designed area in Second Life where we will meet Susan Hazan, an international expert of new media with her avatar Jennifer Freund. They will both present to to share with us their experiences from the Sixth International Conference Electronic Visual Arts/MINERVA Jerusalem, speaking of cultural institutions in SL and guiding us in a teleported tour of the cultural second life in sixty minutes, together with the SL Swedish expert Kaja Lurra/Marie Rytkölä
Registration to the guided tour on SL by external avatars (non phisically present in the Conference)
The guided tour is open to 10 external avatars
For registration, write to
Registration to guided tour on Second Life, 12 November 2009

To participate in the guided tour:

  • you must have an avatar and basic knowledge of SL
  • to be able to use "notecards" and "teletransport".


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