The availability of high-quality network infrastructure and ICT services is an important asset for cultural institutions to achieve their goals in the study, protection, and preservation of the digital and tangible cultural heritage.
A technological platform supporting the digitization of European Cultural Heritage
GARR-X Progress actions answer the need of implementing an integrated digital platform including network and ICT services to support digitization activities carried out at the national level or contributing to the Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI). About 57% of European cultural heritage is yet to be digitized and made available to the research community and the citizens. It is therefore to be expected that, in the next few years, the number of users and the requests for support by digitization projects will significantly increase.