MAY 4th – 9:00 / 18:30 including lunch

Welcome and introduction by the organizers

  • Emiliano Degl’Innocenti – DARIAH-IT
  • Anna Maria Tammaro – Parma University – DILL
  • Rossella Caffo – Michael Culture Association

Technical Guidelines for digitization:

From preparation for digitization to Publication


  • Technical standards
  • The life cycle approach
  • Requirement levels

Preparation for digitisation

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Environment
  • Handling of originals
  • Staff training

The digitization process

  • The selection of materials for digitization
  • The physical preparation of materials for digitisation
  • The digitisation process

Storage and management of the digital master material

  • File formats, markup languages
  • Text capture and storage
  • Still image capture and storage
  • Video capture and storage
  • Audio capture and storage
  • Preservation strategies

Metadata creation capture

  • Appropriate standards and schemas
  • Descriptive metadata
  • Administrative metadata
  • Preservation metadata
  • Structural metadata
  • Collection-level description
  • Terminology standards

Work Group: Preparation of a digitization project


MAY 5th – 9:00 / 18:30 including lunch


Technical Guidelines for digitization: Interoperability, reuse, licenses

Publication: definitions, case studies and tools for Humanities and GLAMs

  • Digital repositories
  • Digital libraries
  • Portals and platforms
  • Aggregators (national, European, domain, vertical)
  • Digital exhibitions

Disclosure of resources

  • Interoperability and Metadata harvesting
  • Distributed searching
  • Open Data and Linked Open Data

IPR & licenses

  • Model of licenses
  • Data Exchange Agreement (DEA)
  • Open Access
  • Reuse: potential and criticisms

Digital Research infrastructures as enablers

  • What is a Digital Research Infrastructure
  • DARIAH-ERIC and the ESFRI landscape
  • DARIAH Services and tools
  • Digital Research infrastructures as enablers for GLAMs and the Research community facing the Digital Turn

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this workshop, the participants are expected:
  • to know about the status of Humanities and GLAMS digitization in Europe;
  • to get in touch with the European Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities and its ecosystem
  • to use the tools available for discovering, using and reusing a digital resource;
  • to understand the workflow to create and manage a digital collection.

Discussion will encourage participants to apply knowledge and experiences to practical situations as they share experiences gained in particular workplaces.

The International Workshop will take place in English exclusively.


Frontal lesson with Question & Answers

Laboratory with Case studies

Work Groups



2 ECTS credits will be recognized to participants



International experts and scholars


Venue and accommodation

Firenze, Villa Morghen Via Feliceto 8 – Italy



The following costs will be covered by the project: attendance, lunch catering, accommodation for 2 nights, materials

The following costs will not be covered by the project: travel to Florence, dinner.



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