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Progress Report 2007 Italy

Regione Lombardia. Direzione Generale
Culture Identità autonomie della Lombardia

Via Pola, 12

20124 Milano

: Italy

Web page:

Name: Ornella Foglieni

Soprintendente regionale per i beni librari


Phone: +39 2 6765 2647

: +
39 2 6765 2733

Mission Statement: Cultural heritage preservation and

Lombardia Beni Culturali

( http://

It is a regional web site publishing the Regional Cultural Heritage Info
Systems’ data

SIRBeC started in 1992
; about 65.000 fil
es of Cultural
Heritage are available (catalogues of art goods and objects, architectures,
archeological finds, prints and engravings, pictures, ethnic and
anthropological pieces and sounds). SIRBeC’s catalogue is extimated to
contain about 600.000 records
. Descriptions are based on national

Lombardia Storica


It is a portal collecting historical and archival resources as old
municipalities archives, histori
cal sources and ancient medieval
documents enhanced by Regione Lombardia, with the Statal Archive in
Milan and other Government institutions (about 40.000 items) started in
2002 and technically supported by Universiy of Pavia..

In “Lombardia Storica” 3
00.000 records of archival inventories are now
available and there is also the digitization of the most ancient medieval
texts (8

century) in the “Diplomatic digital Code of the Medieval
Lombardy”,(5000 items) made with XML language marquer wi
th a
special DTD

Software used

The input records in the catalogue of “
Lombardia Beni Culturali
” is
done with a stand alone Access application system s/w Sirbec. .
Afterwards, data are collected in the central database managed in Oracle

by Lombardia Informatica Spa

the institutional supporter
for informatics for Regione . Thereafter the data are sent into PostgreSql
tables where is operating a query
retrieval system and presentation with

The archive’s description data in the
PLAIN project, part of

, works in the same way: data capture in local environment
collected by s/w Sesamo (Access application), data migration to the

main national project managing data for archives

in Oracle
environment ,
then to PostgreSql for queries.

Future projects:

A project is working since 2006 to integrate the different environments
within a unique portal including all the Cultural Heritage information
systems in Lombardy to assure:

Interoperability and easy acc
ess to different data bases

achievement of a remarkable scale economy

improvement of new services including English translation for
presentation and query

connection with the national portal Cultura Italia and EU Culture Portal

connection with national

projects: SBN and MANUS environment and
the (Internetculturale Portal including BDI and MICHAEL )

Main catalog / Union Catalog for books: SBN

Bibliotecario Nazionale Since 1986

General search and link services including Digital library