This February, the Access to Biological Collections Data (ABCD) Schema released ABCD 3.0. Mareike Petersen from the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin explains more about the motivations for the expansion, what’s changed, how it’s been received by the community and what’s next for this two-decade old Schema describing our natural heritage.
From creating educational resources to entertaining GIFs, and from sharing personal migration stories to developing professional expertise at EuropeanaTech, discover ten highlights from 2018 in the Europeana Foundation's Annual Report.
‘Europe’s large-scale digital transformation is a fact. Now is the time to make sure that the offline platforms and infrastructures supporting and driving digital transformation in the cultural heritage sector are as cemented as those online.’
Iași, Romania, (April 17-18) - Europeana brought together politicians, policymakers and professionals from across Europe, under the umbrella of the Romanian EU Presidency, to explore the next horizon of infrastructure needed to support digital cultural heritage.
In the summer of 2018, the Europeana Network Association established itself around six communities (Education, Impact, EuropeanaTech, Research, Copyright and Communicators). One of the first core actions was to develop an activity plan for 2019. The EuropeanaTech steering group hereby present the current form of the EuropeanaTech 2019 activity plan.
At Rewire Festival in The Hague on March 29th, the Instrumental Shifts Symposium, organised by The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative explored the intersections of AI R&D related to music and its impact on the creative sector. EuropeanaTech community manager and RE:VIVE founder, Gregory Markus, wears both of his hats and explains why these meetings are so valuable for both ends of the spectrum.
As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europeana in partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, held 18 collection days in 12 countries on the theme of migration.
With over one billion monthly active users, Instagram is fast becoming the place to see and be seen. You can now follow Europeana on Instagram. Find out why we made the leap and how we squared it with our strict sharing policies.
Speaking at Digital Day 2019 on 9 April, Harry Verwayen, Europeana Foundation Executive Director, said that the Digitising Cultural Heritage declaration was a 'sign of confidence' that the European Union sees the cultural heritage sector as of great social and economic relevance to Europe.