D2.1 Faro research and ICT recommendations

D2.1 “Faro Convention realisation” is (a) an extensive literature review on the Faro Convention and accompanying material, (b) a review of interactions and social paradigms that follow and implement the principles of the Faro Convention and (c) a presentation of the main implementation guidelines so that PLUGGY can adhere to the principles of the Faro Convention.

D2.1 explores the relevant literature, scholarly publications, and project reports and guidelines originating from the implementation of Faro in order to ensure:

  • That the project will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Faro Convention guiding principles.
  • That the project’s deliverables will adhere to the principles of the Faro Convention and will address the concerns of the final users in terms of inclusivity, flexibility, and adaptability to their ever-changing needs and demands.
  • The proper use of PLUGGY’s Social Platform and the accompanying Curatorial Tool to assist in the implementation of the Faro Convention’s goals.
  • That the project will reflect the latest and most current results of research in the field of cultural heritage, its impact on communities, and its potential for ameliorating the living conditions of individuals and communities.

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D2.2 Users Engagement Report

The purpose of this deliverable is to analyse projects related to the field of cultural heritage and extrapolate the techniques they used for user’s engagement. In order to create an efficient connection between the users and the platform, the application of a good user’s engagement techniques is essential. With a good plan the platform and its related applications will be able to engage and entertain the users, which in turn will increase the chance of success of the project. Users engagement is a vast topic and as such, there are many different interpretations of it, for this reason a great number of projects were analysed in order to provide a concrete answer to this challenge.

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D2.3 Social Platform Design and Specification

This deliverable is intended to be the reference document for the development of the PLUGGY’s Social Platform modules. It centralises the requirements that this module will satisfy and the decision processes that have led to these requirements. To remain useful for PLUGGY’s developers, it is meant to be a live document, firstly released early in the project as a draft, and updated over the project’s course. The deliverable uses a combination of text, UML diagrams, and graphics to illustrate user interface design decisions.

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D2.5 IPR Report

Deliverable D2.5 “IPR report” presents the results of an analysis of various licenses that can be used within PLUGGY both in relation to (1) the software platforms and applications that will be deployed and released and (2) the data that will be gathered from existing archives and/or archived and curated by the PLUGGY users.

This deliverable describes a strategy that takes into consideration both the open source approach adopted by the consortium and the possibility for any external organization or developer to create non-commercial and/or commercial applications by retaining (in whole or in part) their copyright in the creative works and information embodied into their derivative applications.

The deliverable identifies as suitable open source licenses for the PLUGGY software applications and components both GPL v3 (for the PLUGGY website, the augmented reality app, the sonic app and the gamification app) and MIT (for the PLUGGY backend components and the geolocation app).

As for the IPR strategy more strictly connected to content and depending on the conditions of use of the original materials, the PLUGGY platform users should be able to opt for either a customized commercial licence or for the Creative Commons BY. This license allows for the broadest forms of re-use of existing works and materials created by users while respecting the right to paternity of the original author(s).

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