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Rossella Caffo

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Rossella Caffo is Director of the Library of Modern and Contemporary History in Rome and is entrusted by the "DG for the Technological Innovation and Promotion" of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities to follow ministerial initiatives dealing with new technologies applied to cultural heritage, such as the Italian Culture Portal, and to coordinate the European projects MINERVA eC, MICHAEL/MICHAELplus.
She was the Director of the Information and Statistical Service of the General Secretary of the Italian Ministry for Culture from October 2001 to December 2004 and before then was director of the University library in Cagliari. Since September 2001, Rossella has been the Italian representative to the European National Representatives Group on Digitisation in Culture and is charged with relationships to European Commission DG INFO - Cultural Heritage Applications Unit by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. Rossella was responsible for the CREMISI project, which realised open distance learning training courses in the field of multimedia and IT devoted to librarians, and provided libraries with multimedia services and multimedia classrooms for training. Between 1994 and 1997 she was President of Italian Library Association (AIB) and from 1997 to 2001 was a member of the EBLIDA Executive Committee as the representative of the Italian Library Association.

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