Reflection Group on Digitisation Launches Consultation

20 August 2010 – On 18 August, the European Commission’s Reflection Group (« Comité des Sages ») on digitisation launched  a consultation on how best to foster the online presence of cultural heritage. As Europe’s creative and cultural sectors undergo a revolutionary transition, innovative solutions are needed to keep up with technological advances and reap their full benefits. The Commission has asked the Reflection Group to look at how best to speed up the digitisation, online accessibility and preservation of cultural works across Europe. Contributions to this consultation will feed into the recommendations the Group will make before the end of the year (see IP/10/456). The consultation will run until 30 September 2010. All interested parties – citizens, cultural institutions, public authorities, private companies, NGOs, academic institutions – to give their views on key issues of digitisation.