REGNET – Cultural Heritage in Regional Networks

Development of an infrastructure for business processes of cultural heritage organisations

REGNET set up a network of cultural service centres throughout Europe to provide IT-services to cultural heritage organisations and facilitate e-business activities of these organisations. A technical and legal framework for such a service infrastructure was developed. Among the objectives were the development of an infrastructure for B2B and B2C transactions, the integration of a distributed search and retrieval system to achieve a „virtual union catalogue“ and the development of a legal framework necessary for business transactions. Salzburg Research was responsible for designing and implementing the electronic publishing component. This component enables non-expert end users to generate publishing products and to extract existing information from the repositories available in the REGNET system.