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Always further - Digitalization : the new renaissance of the Comité des Sages

In a report called "the new Renaissance", the Comité des Sages recommands an always greater effort from the European countries to put online the collections of theirs librairies, archives and museums. The group of reflection on the digitalization of European cultural heritage, composed of Maurice Lévy, Elisabeth Niggemann and Jacques de Decker, as well as Androulla Vassiliou affirms that culture et especially the digitalization of heritage offers many opportunities for the economies and European societies. The main conclusions are the following : the Internet website Europeana is to become the main source of cultural content in Europe, the works protected by copyright but are no longer available on the market must be digitalized rapidly and their authors paid consequently, the orphan works must be the object a European law rapidly.

Moreover, the partnerships between the public and private sectors related to the digitalization of the European heritage must bu encouraged by the State members.

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