The Ministry of Cultural Heritage’s project on Italy’s museums, integrated with CulturaItalia, will be available online within the next few days.

This comprehensive registry will make it possible to search for and admire masterpieces of art from a great many different collections

Thanks to the participation of hundreds of Italian regional and state museums, the MuseiD-Italia digital project is kicking off.

This digital library of Italy’s most important museum collections has been promoted and created by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

MuseiD-Italia is born, an online digital display case for sites of cultural interest.

MuseiD-Italia.

This initiative, a veritable national registry of museums and sites of cultural interest, is integrated with CulturaItalia, the Italian cultural portal. 
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Like the latter, it is funded by e-gov 2012 Plan of the Department of Innovation and Technology of the Ministry for Public Administration and Innovation, now called the Agency for a Digital Italy.

The Portal.


The portal, which will make its online debut in the next few days, makes it possible to search for and compare works from collections belonging to a great many different insitutions, find information on temporary and permanent exhibitions throughout Italy, and track down information on state-owned monuments, facilities, collections, parks and gardens. 
It also provides news on infomobility and communication and awareness-raising campaigns on Italy’s cultural heritage targeting specific users.

News on infomobilit.

 
All resources listed are also georeferrenced, making it possible to find on a map the museums and collections featured in the portal and digital display case.
 
MuseiD-Italia was established thanks to collaboration between local agencies, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage’s regional directorates, and museum hubs with the goal of drawing together existing digital resources and digitalizing new ones.
It will also guarantee, as early as its first few weeks of life, the online visibility of some of the most noteworthy works from Italy’s museum, archaeological, environmental, architectural, historic, artistic, scientific, ethnic, and anthropological heritage.
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The operational phase of the digitalization process is about to kick off, in collaboration with Emc and Dedanext: about 40 million pages will be photographed at very high resolution and archived in a format suitable to both conservation and consultation.

Over 80,000 manuscripts with about 40 million pages: these are the invaluable holdings of the Vatican Apostolic Library, which has recently approved - with Emc and Dedanext, part of Dedagroup Ict Network – a project to digitalize library holdings. 

The Vatican Library project is part of the broader “Information Heritage” initiative, which aims to protect information and documents of relevance by making them available in digital format for education and research purposes.
The Vatican Library to digitalize 80.000 manuscripts with around 40 million pages.
Preserving the Library’s collections over time and making them accessible through the use of innovative storage platforms: the multi-year digitalisation project will make it easier to consult the library’s holdings, much as in the past information was preserved and passed on thanks to the printing press and the work of amanuenses.
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After several years of preliminary studies, the programme now enters the operational phase.


Data will be archived using the Flexible Image Transport System (Fits) open standard format, which is already in use in scientific fields such as astrophysics and medicine. 

This format was chosen because it guarantees maximum reproducibility over time and is compatible with numerous applications. 
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Each individual page will be photographed at very high resolution and archived in a format suitable to both conservation and consultation.
 
The initial implementation phase will last about three years, during which time Emc will provide a total storage capacity of 2.8 Petabytes, using leading platforms such as Isilon, Atmos, Data Domain, NetWorker and VNX. 
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During this phase, Emc will be assisted by technological partners Dedanext and Dedagroup, who will be in charge of the project design phase and the implementation of the company’s storage platforms.
Read also: MuseiD-Italia Is Born, An Online Digital Display Case For Sites Of Cultural Interest.
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