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Exploitation plans for the platforms and services tested during the course of the pilots – need to be provided.

Dissemination and communication activities need to constitute an integral part of the – proposed work. They should address not only experts, but also public authorities and relevant stakeholders who could play a role for the future deployment or replication of the envisaged solutions/services, as well as the public at large.

Proposals should include specific and realistic quantitative indicators to monitor – progress at different stages in the project life.

Expected impact

Establishment of common strategies, methodologies and standards for delivering user driven, innovative Internet-enabled services through open platforms for with proven efficiency in accelerating the provision and wider up-take of those services.

Showcases of valued added and users interest for services based on NGA networks.

– Improved capacities for SMEs to develop, validate and rapidly scale-up new product – and services through open platforms.

This Working Group includes representatives of the pilots addressing "Smart" cities that have been selected under CIP- ICT-PSP calls in 2010 & 2011 (see http://www.fireball4smartcities.eu/?p=156).

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The Digital Agenda for Europe promotes the creation, production and distribution of digital content and services for a vibrant single market.

This theme contributes to the design of added-value products and services across Europe based on high-quality digital content.

The theme 2will support:

Objective 2.1Europeana18 and creativity;

– Objective 2.2 Open Data and open access to content;

– Objective 2.3 eLearning.

– The total funding available for this theme is 41 M€, encompassing three objectives.

Objective 2.1 – Europeana and creativity (24 M€)

The 'European Competitiveness Report 2010' identified the cultural and creative industries as one of Europe's most dynamic sectors. According to some recent estimates, the cultural and creative industries is one of Europe’s most dynamic sector and it accounts for 4.5% of total EU GDP and some 3,8 % of its workforce.. The future of this industry is "digital" and its positioning world wide depends on whether it can embrace ICT and make the best use of it as it has started indeed to do in areas like digital games or industrial design.

The aims of the objective are:

• to ensure access for all citizens to Europe's cultural resources;

• to lay down the best conditions for further development of our creative and cultural capacities and of our industrial presence on this field;

• experimenting with models, innovative applications and services for creative re-use of cultural resources, and in particular the material accessible through Europeana.

Activities shall be carried out in full respect of copyright and related rights.

The objective is supported by four distinct target outcomes, each with specific funding instrument.

a) Content for Europeana Funding instrument: Best Practice Network – It is intended to support several Best Practice Networks Focus and outcomes The aim is to enhance the Europeana content base by aggregating cultural heritage content complementing collections already accessible through Europeana and be representative of 18 www.europeana.eu

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the diversity and richness of Europe's cultural heritage. The content must be of interest to a broad public.

Support will go to projects addressing the following actions:

Aggregation19 of existing digital cultural heritage content held by cultural institutions – (libraries, archives and museums) and private content holders (e.g. publishers) in the Member States or associated countries in order to make it accessible through Europeana.

Explore the potential of cloud computing technologies for Europeana experimenting – with new ways of aggregating, storing, and re-using digital content, particularly for small and medium cultural heritage institutions.

Work on interoperability protocols between Europeana and third-party content – management systems in order to step up support to re-use of digital content.

Conditions and characteristics

The content to be contributed to Europeana, which may include different types of – material (e.g. books, audiovisual, sound, archival records), should be held by cultural institutions and private content holders from different Members States and associated countries.

The quality and quantity of the digital content (and related metadata) to be effectively – contributed to the project by each content provider must be clearly identified.

The criteria for the selection of the content to be aggregated should be clearly identified.

– The proposal should demonstrate the European added value of bringing the selected content to Europeana and that the content to be contributed constitutes critical mass.

The metadata to be contributed to Europeana should comply with technical and – licensing conditions and agreements in force as agreed by the Europeana Foundation.

The consortium must demonstrate to have the rights to provide access to the content – through Europeana and, where possible cater for the reuse of the material for creativity.

The consortium must include content providers and can also include national or domain – specific aggregators.

Expected impact Increase quantity and quality of digital content available through Europeana (towards – the 30M objects 2015 target) from across Europe and associated countries.

b) Experimenting with the use of cultural material for creativity Funding instrument: Best Practice Network – It is intended to support several Best Practice Networks 19 An aggregator in the context of Europeana is an organisation that collects metadata from a group of content providers and transmits them to Europeana. Aggregators gather material from individual organisations, standardise the file formats and metadata, and channel the latter into Europeana according to the Europeana guidelines and procedures. Aggregators also support the content providers with administration, operations and training.- Europeana Aggregators’ Handbook (2010)

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Focus and outcomes Experimenting with models, innovative applications and services for creative re-use of cultural resources and in particular the material accessible through Europeana.

The actions should lead to open lab environments for experimentation, creative applications and services that make the best use of Europeana cultural resources. This should pave the way to a wider re-use of our cultural resources and boost creativity and business development.

Conditions and characteristics

Proposals should:

Involve the creative industry to extend the use of cultural heritage resources beyond – Europeana's portal (e.g. use of Europeana's content for education, leisure, tourism, games and research);

Clearly identify the proposed scenarios for experimentation, applications and services – to be stimulated through the BPN.

Address the necessary licensing or clearing arrangements for any Intellectual Property – Rights (IPR) of content, services or applications arising from the project to ensure their wider use and dissemination of the project output.

Describe the exploitation/business potential of the proposed solutions.

Expected impact

Increase substantially the use and re-use of cultural heritage resources (and in particular – those available through Europeana) by creative industries, organisations and individuals and bring out the economic potential of digitisation actions in Europe through innovative applications and services.

c) European Rights Information management Funding instrument: Pilot B– It is intended to support two pilot actions - the first on a Registry of Orphan Works for Audiovisual content to and the second on an Open Infrastructure for Managing Rights Online Focus and outcomes The aim is to develop and demonstrate solutions to provide better information on rights to users and to facilitate clearance of these rights.

Building on ongoing work at national and European level, the aim of this objective is to

support 2 pilots:

a) One pilot on Registry of Orphan Works for Audiovisual Content: to develop, test and demonstrate interoperable systems for the exchange of rights, the creation of a registry of

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audiovisual works (in particular orphan works and out-of-commerce works) and rights and a comprehensive network of rights clearance centres.


b) One pilot on Standards for better rights information for companies and end-users, in order to facilitate the development of systems for online rights trading including automated licensing. The aim is to create an interoperable communication layer between registries and user transaction services through the identification of standards for identity and semantic interoperability, tested in a limited number of proof of concept demonstrations.

Conditions and characteristics

Proposals have to align with relevant policies, strategies and activities at European and national level.

The issues addressed and the way to tackle them should have a European dimension, – i.e. they should impact on a large number of users in the largest possible number of Member States or associated countries.

The users and their needs, also beyond the consortium participants, must be clearly – identified. Proposers must present an analysis of demand based as much as possible on quantified evidence. Users and their needs are to be at the centre of the proposed approach.

Exploitation plan, dissemination and communication activities need to constitute an integral part of the proposed work, addressing not only experts, but also public authorities and relevant stakeholders.

Proposals should include specific and realistic quantitative indicators to monitor – progress at different stages in the project's lifetime.

Specific to a):

The consortium must include representatives of all relevant stakeholders, e.g.

– audiovisual rights holders, cultural institutions, reproduction rights organisations, etc.

The consortium and its members must ensure the availability of the necessary – information on the rights status of audiovisual works to be covered by the project.

Links with on-going initiatives/projects such as the Arrow project20 (and its follow up) – should be clearly identified.

Specific to b):

The consortium must include representatives of all relevant stakeholders, e.g. publishers – and other rights holders, technology and standardisation experts, etc.

The infrastructure should support better verification systems for rights information (for – companies and end-users) and more cost-effective trading in rights across different sectors. It should enable transparent operations and adopt – as much as possible - nonproprietary standards, protocols, and licensing schema (open nature).

Expected impact 20 http://www.arrow-net.eu/

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Enabling the retrieval of information on the copyright status and data about European – works and the identification of appropriate rights holders.

Establishing a registry of audiovisual works and rights (in particular orphan works and – out-of-commerce works).

Facilitating the clearance of rights for out of distribution works in view of their – digitisation and online accessibility.

Creating a sustainable open infrastructure facilitating trading in rights across Europe.

d) Thematic Network on new business models for publishing in the digital age Funding instrument: Thematic Network– It is intended to support one Thematic Network Focus and outcomes Establishing a network of publishers and ICT solution providers to discuss, create and experiment with strategies for business models and revenue streams for publishing in the digital age.

The network should carry out joint activities identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities.

Conditions and characteristics

The network should include a balanced mix of publishers and ICT solution providers.

– The network should engage with stakeholders beyond the consortium participants.

– Target constituencies must be clearly identified.

Activities should include roadmaping for developing, validating and promoting – innovative business models and revenue streams in feasible scenarios.

The consortium should demonstrate convincingly its capacity to elaborate valid – strategies, disseminate and promote the uptake of the results in the majority of the EU Member States or associated countries.

Expected impact Reinforce partnership and consensus among stakeholders on the innovation potential – offered by ICT to support the evolution of the publishing sector in the digital age.

Objective 2.2: Open Data and open access to scientific information (12 M€) The DAE recognises21 that making public sector information (PSI) available on transparent, effective, non-discriminatory terms can stimulate content markets as it represents a major resource for innovative applications and services. This objective stimulates the opening up 21 http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/fiche-dae.cfm?action_id=162&pillar_id=43&action=Action%203

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of European data resources for re-use by businesses. Moreover, specific activities will discuss legal aspects of Public Sector Information and standards for open data. In particular, as Geographic Information represents a significant component of PSI and is an important source of potential growth of innovative online services, this objective contributes to opening up and harmonising GI data resources for cross-border applications and services.

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