Following the 1st Summer School held in Budapest last 2 July – 6 July, 2012, the ADA 2013 course is intended to serve as a bridge between archival students, archivists, curators, researchers, legal experts and policymakers whose work deals with digital records, cultural heritage collections and/or open data.

One of the broad purposes of the course is launching an itinerary to reform the political and statutory landscape by uniting the efforts of key stakeholders.

Directed by Pierluigi Feliciati, supported by CEI, OSF and FGCAD  post-degree Master, the ADA 2013 Summer School will be co-directed by Gabriella Ivacs and Milena Dobreva and will rely on an international faculty, composed by well-known experts.

The ADA 2013 School International advisory board is composed by Margaret Crockett (Deputy Secretary General of the International Council of Archives, ICA), Milena Dobreva (Senior Lecturer in Library Information & Archive Sciences at the University of Malta). Andy O’Dwyer (Project Manager at BBC, UK), Charles Farrugia (President of the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers, ACARM, and National archivist of Malta), Pierluigi Feliciati (Lecturer of Information Science applied to Cultural Heritage at University of Macerata, Italy), Vera Franz (head of the Information Policy and Intellectual Property Reform initiatives at the Open Society Information Program), prof. Mariella Guercio (professor on ERMS and archival science at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy), Gabriella Ivacs (Chief Archivist, Archives and Records Operations at Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary), Maurizio Lunghi (Scientific director at Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Florence, Italy and member of the Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science Network), prof. Stefano Pigliapoco (senior lecturer of ERMS and director of the FGCAD post-degree Master course at University of Macerata, Italy), Prof. Istvan Rev (Director of Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary), Harry Verwayen (Business Development Director at Europeana, Den Haag, Nederlands).