The REGNET Project is developing building blocks to set up a service infrastructure for organisations and users in the field of Cultural Heritage. These blocks which constitute the REGNET-System are supporting access to cultural & scientific information as well as to product & service information offered by different organisations. The building blocks are outlined in figure 1 (below).

To achieve the objectives of the REGNET Project the project is divided in two Phases:

Phase I is dedicated to the development and implementation phase to set up the service infrastructure which is build upon the REGNET ‘building blocks’ and consists of three work packages (WP1, WP2, WP3).

Phase II includes the trial service and is defined as Demonstration Phase (WP4).
Other activities include information dissemination, exploitation and project management (WP5, WP6, WP7) and will last during the whole project life time covering both phases.
Since the trial service is integral part of the REGNET project Phase II is not separated from the rest of the project; this means that WP4 (demonstration) is part of an overall and unique project structure.

Work packages are broken down in different tasks each of them having a responsible task manager. The content and targets of each task is contained in a 'task brief' which will be elaborated before a task starts by the responsible task manager according to the descriptions included in the work packages.

Due to the complexity of the project the work plan identifies three work areas (A, B, C) in Phase I and two work areas (D, E) in Phase II.

Work Area A refers to the content creation and content management,

Work Area B refers to the platform engineering (integration of middleware components) and the development of the REGNET building blocks, and

Work Area C covers the enterprise engineering (business process engineering, definition of work flow) and the development of a legal framework.

Work Area D covers the domain specific aspects of the REGNET-System.

Work Area E contains the management of the demonstration phase.

The different Work Packages (WPs) contain:

Analysis of the State of the Art and Development of Concepts

Definition of content to be provided, development of a documentation and digitalisation plan for content creation and management (Work Area A).
Identification of standards to be used, development of the user requirements and system requirements & specifications (Work Area B).
Development of the legal framework and partnership model, definition of supported business functions, identification of market (Segments) and user groups (Work Area C)

Implementation of the System and Preparation of Services and Product Generation

Preparation of content and products (Work Area A).
System implementation; development of the building blocks; integration into the REGNET-System  (Work Area B).
Settlement of the legal framework, business process (re-) engineering, market preparation (Work Area C).

Validation of the REGNET-Demonstrator and Preparation of the Demonstration Phase

Validation of the REGNET-demonstrator; preparation of the demonstration phase.


The REGNET-System will be used in a trial services which includes an initial testing phase (selected users). The REGNET-demonstration part of the project includes: execution of the demonstration phase (trial service); refinement of system and services where appropriate and necessary; analysis of the trial service.

Development of an exploitation plan

Development of an exploitation plan on different levels (content providers,    service providers, business access points).  The plan has to include new models of co-operations and partnerships.

Information Dissemination

Information dissemination will be done using different types of dissemination channels: Project WEB-Site, conferences, seminars, printed and electronic publications. Special attention will be drawn to the participation of project members in relevant standardisation committees and workshops.

Project Management

This work package includes management, reporting, quality assurance, etc. The management activities are split up into contractual and technical matters and are covered by two different partners.