The strategic project entitled "Digitalization and Development of Digital Culture"

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Continuation of processes related to digitisation, storage and making available of various types of digital heritage resources in Poland (museums, libraries, archives, audiovisual and historical monuments), including for re-use, where digitisation should be understood as a modern form of conservation and preservation of the most valuable cultural resources. One of the key elements of the project is a grant programme called "Digital Culture", the aim of which is to provide access to and enable re-use of digital resources for popularisation, educational and scientific purposes, including the development and digitisation of cultural heritage resources.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Within the framework of the Programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage entitled "Digital Culture", 254 projects have been subsidized so far from 2016 to 2019, the aim of which is not only to support activities aimed at digitalization and making digital cultural resources available, but also their re-use. The Programme also includes tasks supporting national and ethnic minorities, as well as people with disabilities. More and more projects also concern digitalization of monuments (3D, gigapanorama). So far, 49 historic buildings have been digitalized under the Program, including 18 monuments from Poland from the UNESCO World Heritage List. Projects aimed at protecting folk culture or intangible heritage are also implemented. In 2019 alone, almost 120,000 cultural heritage objects were digitised from the Digital Culture Programme funds (including library, museum, archival, historical and audiovisual resources), and made available in open access - over 135,000 resources.
Since 2016, as part of the TuEuropeana project, implemented thanks to the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage by Filmoteka Narodowa-Institut Audiovisualny, over 760 people have been trained, mainly scientists, educators, librarians, employees of cultural institutions and the creative sector in the re-use of digital resources made available by cultural institutions in Poland and worldwide.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Within the framework of the Minister of Digital Culture Programme in 2016-2019, 254 projects were co-financed for a total amount of over PLN 27 million.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Competence Centres for Digitalization (National Institute of Museums and Collections Protection, National Library, National Digital Archive, National Heritage Institute, Film Archive National Audiovisual Institute)
Public Sector
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Continuation of the programme to support the development of digital culture, including digitisation and long-term archiving.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)