The 2nd International Conference "Cultural Heritage online – Empowering users: an active role for user communities" was held in Florence on 15-16 December 2009. It was organised by the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Library of Congress, through the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program - NDIIP partners.
The conference topics were related to digital libraries, digital preservation and the changing paradigms, focussing on user needs and expectations, analysing how to involve users and the cultural heritage community in creating and sharing digital resources. The sessions investigated also new organisational issues and roles, and cultural and economic limits from an international perspective.
Rinascimento Digitale Foundation , Italy
Chiara Cirinnà works on European and national projects in the field of digital preservation and digital access to cultural heritage. She is involved in repository design, audit research and projects on trusted digital repositories and legal deposit of digital contents. She holds a PhD in Technology of Architecture, with a thesis on Knowledge Management through the use of semantic web applications.