Science and culture in the EU’s Digital Agenda
Chair / Department / Institute
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Servei de Biblioteques, Publicacions i Arxius
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Servei de Biblioteques i Documentació
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The Digital Agenda for Europe is the European Union's blueprint for realising the benefits of the digital revolution - in all areas of society, the economy and technology. Scientific and cultural content have long been in the center of this revolution; indeed, the world wide web was conceived as a way to make dissemination of, and access to, scientific information easier. The talk will start with an overview of the Digital Agenda and situate it in overall EU politics. Then three specific areas will be addressed in more detail: the Digital Agenda policies on the dissemination of scientific information (including open access policies), on open public data and on efforts to put European culture online which concerns technical, financial and legal questions.