European Digital Library for the Intercultural Dialogue. Interactive Environments for Education, Cultural Heritage and Civic Empowerment

  • Giuseppe AmorusoEmail author
  • Valentina Battista
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


The European Digital Library project encompasses the establishment of a digital community library based on the use of new technologies for the knowledge dissemination in a European framework and the design of an experiential environment for education, cultural heritage fruition and, active participation in civic society. The project operates within the community libraries proposing the development of experiential services and digital applications. The initiative, promoted by the Puglia Region for the activation of Community Libraries within the regional territory, aims to set up an integrated creative environment supporting local development and socio-educational and tourism-cultural actions. In particular, the community library is dedicated to local activation and cultural cohesion, conceived as an advanced library model offering innovative services for the promotion of reading and culture.


Digital heritage Digital arts Intercultural dialogue Education through digital media Interactive environments Interactive digital publishing 



SMART-IN PUGLIA program (Support, Memory, Arts, Resilience, Territory, Intelligence) is promoted by the Puglia Region (Italy) and it is part of the regional Strategic Plan for Culture. The Strategic Plan (PiiiLCultura in Puglia) is an instrument of planning and development in the short, medium and long term written and built with a functional and participatory method.

The History Digital Library is a community library and a non-profit public cultural project promoted by Comune di Brindisi and operated at the Casa del Turista by the Brindisi Virtual Library consortium: Società di Storia Patria della Puglia, Liceo delle Scienze Umane e Linguistico “Ettore Palumbo”, Associazione Vola Alto.

Both authors developed the research concept and the library layout: Valentina Battista edited the Introduction: learning, technologies, innovation paragraph, Giuseppe Amoruso edited the Interactive environments for education, cultural heritage and civic empowerment paragraph, both the authors edited the Experiential design: the European Digital Library project and the Conclusions paragraph.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Materias s.r.l. c/o, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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