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The national strategy of switching from analogue to digital broadcasting has been adopted, and the "switch off" happened on 17 June 2015.

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Serbia/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.11 New technologies and digitalisation in the arts and culture

The Minister of Culture provides support to the digitalisation of relevant cultural policy information. One of the most important projects is the Internet publication of a GeoCultural Map of Serbia, produced by the Institute for Cultural Development. Recently, in 2014 the Ministry opened a special department for the coordination of the digitalisation efforts of many cultural institutions and joined an international platform for digitalisation under the support of the Council of Europe in order to create conditions for dispersed digitalisation efforts in Serbia to be more coherent and effective.

Several heritage digitalisation programmes have recently been launched such as: HEREIN (digitalisation of tangible heritage), digitalisation of documents from the National Library (out of 2 million books, over 500 000 items have been digitalised) etc. The government appointed working group for digitalisation of heritage started to operate in the autumn of 2007.An important project to reduce the "digital gap" is "Digital school", through which 2 910 schools have received 30 000 computers from the Ministry of Culture. However, all those efforts have not been effective and efficient so far, thus in this domain Serbia has lagged behind.

Chapter published: 17-08-2015

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