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MED-CULT

Workshop Culture for web, Web for culture
3-4 April 2006. Centre for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Giza, Egypt


The workshop will last two days.

The first day will be open to all the MEDCULT partners and to national cultural institutions representatives (archives, museums, libraries, schools etc.) interested in participating.
Who should attend?
Policy makers responsible for the web communication, representatives of cultural institutions interested in the management of web sites and responsible of their content, general public.

The second day will be reserved to 20 persons about, involved in the planning or realization of a cultural website.


AGENDA
first day

Venue: Auditorium, CULTNAT Premises Smart Village


9:00 – 9:30 Registration of the participants
9:30– 9:45 Opening
9:45 – 10:15

Rossella Caffo, Italian Ministry for Culture Heritage
The MINERVA activities

In this section, the activities of the European project MINERVA (Ministerial Network foR Valorising activities in digitisation) regarding coordination of the digitisation policies and practical products will be illustrated
[.pdf 582kb ]

10:15 – 10:45

The STRABON activities
STRABON is a scientific and technical cooperation programme funded by EUMEDIS and coordinated by Maison des Sciences de l’Homme - Paris. Its objective is to equip the Mediterranean space with multilingual and multimedia information system that comprises consistent units of numeric resources regarding the Euro-Mediterranean cultural heritage and ethical tourism. STRABON not only meets the needs of the research and education, but also the cultural expectations of a very large audience.
Hala Barakat Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) [.pdf 1.6mb]

10:45 11:30

MEDCULT partners presentations (15 minutes each)
Each partner will introduce the state of art of cultural web sites in his/her own country and illustrate the activities carried out by his/her instittution
Maysoon Al-Qatarneh, Department of Antiquities (Jordan) [.pdf 1.4mb]
Mostapha Nami, Centre d’Inventaire et de Documentation du Patrimoine, Ministère de la Culture (Morocco) [.pdf 279kb]

11:30 11:45 Break
11:45 12:15

Maria Teresa Natale, MINERVA Project
MINERVA tools on quality of cultural web sites: Handbooks and Principles

In this section, the main publication on which are based the workshop: the Handbook for quality in cultural Web sites: improving quality for citizens (English version) and Quality Principles for cultural Web sites: a handbook (English and French versions already available, draft of the Arabic version), will be introduced.
[.pdf 230kb]

12:15 12:30

Sara Di Giorgio, MINERVA Project
WAI initiative on accessibility

In this section, the basic principle of the concept of accessibility and the Web Accessibility Initiative of the W3C consortium will be illustrated.
[.pdf 574kb]

12:30 13:00

Maria Teresa Natale, MINERVA Project
Presentation of Museo&Web
(First part)
Museo&Web is a planning Kit for a quality site for small and medium sized museums . It gives practical information about the architecture and the content of a quality and accessible cultural web site.

13:00 14:30 Break
14:30 15:00

Presentation of Museo&Web (Second part)
Museo&Web is a planning Kit for a quality site for small and medium sized museums. It gives practical information about the architecture and the content of a quality and accessible cultural web site.

15:00 15:15

Sara Di Giorgio, MINERVA Project
Web writing

Basic suggestion on the communication via web.
[.pdf 98kb]

15:15 15:30

Maria Teresa Natale, MINERVA Project
IPR and cultural websites

IPR and copyright issues that can be useful to know when implementing a web site.
[.pdf 935kb]

15:30 15:45

Prof.Youssef Ziedan, director of Manuscript Museum/BA
IPresentation on "Heritage Documentation Work of the Manuscript Centre".

15:45 16:00 Break
16:00 17:00 Questions and discussion
17:00 18:00 Visit to CultNat (Optional)

second day

Venue: Training Building – Smart Village


9:30 – 13:00

Online analysis of quality and accessibility of cultural websites
(the trainers will analyse and discuss some cultural web sites proposed also by the participants in the light of the MINERVA quality criteria).

The participants will have to define the structure of a website (metanavigation, main navigation, secondary navigation, footer etc.) and start the creation of a model of home page and secondary page using the templates available through Museo & Web.
Tutor: Andrea Tempera, MINERVA Project
[.pdf 130kb]

13:00 – 14:00 break
14:30 – 17:00

The participants will have to define the structure of a website (metanavigation, main navigation, secondary navigation, footer etc.) and start the creation of a model of home page and secondary page using the templates available through Museo & Web.