In recent years, the threat of climate change has been a topic of conversation around the world, and Europeana has been listening. We have organised our annual conference, Europeana 2019, with our planet in mind, and this post explores some of the decisions we’ve made to help create a more sustainable event.
Making Europeana Collections more multilingual is a priority and so we were delighted to take part in an event on 24-25 October with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and cultural heritage institutions on the topic of multilingualism. The two-day event at the Hanaholmen Culture Centre, Espoo, Finland, titled ‘Multilingualism in Digital Cultural Heritage - needs, expectations and ways forward’ was carried out under the umbrella of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which is currently being hosted by Finland.
How can cultural heritage institutions use chatbots to engage visitors, help them find content and answer common questions? The Culture Chatbot project has been exploring these questions, and in this post Pavel Kats from the Jewish Heritage Network, the organisation behind the project, explains the work they have done so far and how you can benefit from their expertise.
The Enrich Europeana platform aims to make it possible for users to transcribe and enrich a wide variety of digital heritage collections. In this guest post, Ting Chung of the Austrian National Library - a project partner in Enrich Europeana - gives us an update on the launch of the project’s new crowdsourcing tool for transcribing, annotating, and georeferencing historical documents.
Earlier this week we provided the latest information for those attending Europeana 2019, but even if you don’t have a ticket we’ve ensured there are still ways you can follow the conference, connect with those attending and get involved in our interactive sessions.
We’re now halfway through our Europe at Work season, which, in partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, aims to show that the working world we inhabit today is rich and varied and is the result of a series of technological and societal changes over time. Here’s a round up of what we've been doing so far...
With under two weeks to go, we are getting very excited to welcome over 300 cultural heritage professionals to The National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. If you’re a ticket holder, read on to make sure you make the most of one of the premier events in the cultural heritage calendar.
The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, or Tekniska museet, was one of the first cultural heritage institutions in Sweden to share their data through their national aggregator, and today, more than 128,000 of their objects are available on Europeana Collections. In this guest post, Larissa Borck of the Swedish National Heritage Board interviews Anders Lindeberg-Lindvet, curator at the Tekniska museet, to talk about the importance of openly-licensed content and contributing to Europeana’s Industrial Heritage collection and Europe at Work season.
As part of Europe at Work we look at how EUROCLIO is using industrial heritage material to create learning resources for educators on their Historiana portal. This post explores their Women Working source collection, which encourages students to consider how the availability of source material from a certain period influences and shapes our perspective of that time.
The team behind the GIFT project are proud to launch the GIFT Box, a set of free, open-source tools and ways of working to help museums offer richer digital experiences for their visitors. The GIFT Box provides resources to help you design, plan and implement enhanced visitor experiences, and this post takes a look at some of the creative ways it can be used.
How do you engage students with the abstract concepts taught in STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) classes? By using Europeana Collections to create inspirational teaching resources! In this post we hear from Teddy Tablante from the Youtube channel Branch Education, whose videos on steam engines won this year’s Europeana STEM Challenge.
If you missed out on tickets to Europeana 2019, don’t fear! We’ve got your back by introducing livestreaming of a Europeana event for the very first time. Read on to find out how you can keep up with Europeana 2019 from the comfort of your own home.