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With special software programs,- as for example Touchgraph.com, the interconnectedness of several websites on the internet can be traced and visualised. The illustration shows the interconnectedness of the Democracy Center Vienna with other webpages.

Research project within the call SciENCE for creative industries, funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF).

This research project aimed at developing new models and strategies for potential providers and/or uses of digital archives of cultural heritage in Vienna and at positioning these archives in the international environment. It analysed the role of digital archives as repositories and public interfaces of content produced in the Creative Industries. It focused on the cultural, economic, legal and user aspects in order to draw a detailed picture of how digital archives may shape access to the cultural heritage of our society.

Based on a thorough analysis of the structure and potential value of existing Viennese digital archives (some are still operating offline), the project documented und interpreted the complex legal framework to provide and/or use digital archives in a user-friendly knowledge base. Specific models and strategies to overcome the growing barriers to quality and content driven digital archives (open access approach, limited database access) were analysed and their potential effects for the Creative Industries in Vienna were discussed. The analysis of international experiences provided the basis for a user-oriented strategy to communicate and use these models in the future, even beyond academia.

The project was designed as an interactive, interdisciplinary research package. The experienced and highly qualified team of international consultants was well-versed in applied science studies, social science, law, library science, science and technology policies, as well as modern contemporary history with special emphasis on Internet applications.

From October 21-22 the international conference Open Access to Digital Archives and the Open Knowledge Society took place.

Executing organisation: Democracy Center
Project manager: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Oliver Rathkolb
Project partners: Austrian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA), Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Michael Nentwich, Vienna University of Economics, Institute for Civil and Commercial Law, Ass.-Prof. DDr. Walter Blocher, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe

Staff:
Democracy Center:
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Oliver Rathkolb oliver.rathkolb@univie.ac.at
Mag.a. Gertraud Diendorfer diendorfer@demokratiezentrum.org
Dr. Vrääth Öhner
Mag.a Maria Wirth, wirth@demokratiezentrum.org
Mag.a Nina Friehs

Austrian Academy of Sciences/Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA):
Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Michael Nentwich

Vienna University of Economics, Institute for Civil and Commercial Law/Department of Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law:
Ass.-Prof. DDr. Walter Blocher, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe, Mag. Peter Trybus, Mag. Markus Popolari

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Conference

Open Access to Digital Archives and the Open Knowledge Society
Vienna, 21/22 October 2005
organized by the Democracy Center

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