This November, Europeana - Europe's digital library, archive and museum - celebrates two significant milestones - its fifth birthday and the arrival of its 30 millionth cultural object, two years ahead of the 2015 target.
Slovaks are being given the chance to contribute to a unique pan-European digital library - Europeana - and to preserve individual memories of the First World War as part of a project called Europeana 1914-18.
The year of 1989, a period of time which changed our lives completely, holds a treasure trove of extraordinary stories of ordinary people. We want to preserve these memories for future generations and share it with the whole world.
Les Archives de France, la Bibliothèque nationale de France, la Mission du Centenaire et Europeana 1914-1918 organisent La Grande Collecte entre le 9 et le 16 novembre 2013.
The Europeana Foundation, responsible for Europe’s pioneering online museum, library and archive, has been presented with this year’s European Museum Academy Award.
As we are getting closer to 2014, which marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, Europeana, Europe's digital library, archive and museum, has embarked on a mission to collect and publicise family memories and personal accounts of the war online, so that coming generations have a better understanding of its impact on ordinary people in Europe.
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.