MAXICULTURE: Assessing the Impact of EU Projects in the Digital Cultural Heritage Domain

  • Francesco Bellini
  • Antonella Passani
  • Francesca Spagnoli
  • David Crombie
  • George Ioannidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8740)


This paper describes the MAXICULTURE methodology for the socio-economic impact assessment of the DigiCult domain and projects funded by the European Commission, including the development process and the implementation trajectory for the MAXICULTURE lifecycle. With the term DigiCult domain we refer to a specific research field of the European Commission in which projects investigate how ICT instruments and future development can be applied to the Cultural Heritage sector for improving access to digital cultural resources and the related user experience, in order to also increase the innovation, the growth of the domain and the interlink with Culture and Creativity industries. The MAXICULTURE methodology is presented here in its second revision while the final version will be made available at the end of the MAXICULTURE project after being tested with DigiCult projects. This document incorporates the feedback received from projects.


Socio-economic impact assessment Digital Cultural Heritage Digital Preservation Creativity Innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Bellini
    • 1
  • Antonella Passani
    • 2
  • Francesca Spagnoli
    • 1
  • David Crombie
    • 3
  • George Ioannidis
    • 4
  1. 1.Eurokleis s.r.l.Italy
  2. 2.T6 Ecosystems SrlItaly
  3. 3.VandejongNetherlands
  4. 4.IN2 Search Interfaces Development Ltd.UK

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