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Lithuania/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture

In 1995, by the order of the Minister of Culture, the Lithuanian Libraries Integral Information System (LIBIS) was launched. The main aim of the programme is to create national databases of bibliographies and to design library catalogues. The LIBIS programme has been introduced in the National Library, regional libraries, 60 municipal libraries, Vilnius university library and in special libraries.

In 2005, the Conception of digitalisation of Lithuanian cultural heritage was completed and approved by the government. The Conception incorporates the EU document on digitalisation of cultural heritage, the Action Plan on Coordination of Digitisation Programmes and Policies: Implementation Framework for Digitalisation Coordination Actions in Europe. By order of the Minister of Culture the Council on Digitalisation of Cultural Heritage was established at the Ministry. In 2009, the government approved the Strategy of Digitalisation of Lithuanian Cultural Heritage, Protection of Digitalised Content and Approach 2009 - 2013 (see more in chapter 4.2.2).

In 2009, the Lithuanian Museums Integral Information System (LIMIS) was launched. The aim of the Project is to establish an integrated system for Lithuanian museums heritage digitalisation and to provide internet access to art and cultural objects. In 2010–2012, the LIMIS system was introduced into 4 national and 15 state museums and the possibility of joining the system was created for all Lithuanian museums.

Chapter published: 28-11-2014

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