Fast moving technological developments have revolutionised how we access our rich past. Today our cultural heritage presents developers and data modellers with constant challenges - including demands for high resolution content, rights cleared material for creative re-use and immediate access to audio and film. The answer to these and future challenges of storing and exposing our digital cultural heritage in cost effective and innovative ways will be shared by leading technical experts, developers and researchers in Paris at the 2nd EuropeanaTech Conference at the National Library of France On 12-13 February 2015.
Citizens of Serbia urged to contribute to the unique online WW1 archive Europeana 1914-18
Belgians urged to bring their personal stories to collection days at The Royal Library of Belgium and contribute to unique online WW1 archive Europeana 1914-18
Spanish citizens are invited to explore, learn and create with Europeana
The winner of Europeana´s photo competition in Sweden held over the summer is out: Kerstin Namuth and her photo from the historic area Gamla Älvsborg in Gothenburg. The idea was to get Swedes to photograph historical buildings, monuments and sculptures in their country, thus helping in their digitisation. As a result, Swedish culture would be accessible online worldwide and saved for future generations.
One of the world's most important historic book collections, from the Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, www.onb.ac.at), will be made freely available to the public via Europeana.eu. thanks to the library's digitisation programme and Europeana’s introduction of a new rights statement.
Welcome to Europeana Professional, where librarians, curators and archivists share digital expertise.
Who We Are
The Europeana Foundation is the operator of the Europeana service, including the search portal at Europeana.eu and related data services such as the Europeana Application Programming Interface (API) and the Linked Open Data pilot. The Foundation is governed by an Executive Committee and Board, and employs full-time and part-time staff.
The Europeana Network is an open, expert forum comprising content holders and aggregators along with providers of technical, legal and strategic knowledge.
What We Do
- Aggregate – We are building the open, trusted source for European cultural content
- Facilitate – We support the cultural heritage sector through knowledge transfer, innovation and advocacy
- Distribute – We make heritage available to people wherever they are, whenever they want it
- Engage – We cultivate new ways for people to participate in their cultural heritage
- Europeana Professional is the common website for Europeana projects, reaching cultural heritage professionals and technologists. It is the official source for technical information, metadata standards and case studies, and also brings together all project work.
- The Europeana portal is our search engine for the digitised collections of museums, libraries, archives and galleries across Europe.
- Our Virtual Exhibitions feature highlights from our collection.
- The Europeana 1914-1918 project brings together community-contributed content from the time of World War One.