Today, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced a major new Open Access initiative, releasing images of its public-domain works for use without restriction. Jane Alexander, Chief Digital Information Officer at the CMA, gave Douglas McCarthy the inside story behind the announcement.
There has been a lot of buzz around digital transformation - but that doesn’t mean it’s a buzzword per se. Instead of offering to define the meaning of the word time and time again, we're committed to showing it in action. The Transcribathon Finale in Brussels showed this process of digitising once-analogue content - and more than that - offered a powerful way to connect past and present. We speak to competitors aged 16 to 86 about the significance of their contributions to remembering and preserving the past.
Read about the launch of Women’s Season in collaboration with Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, a leading campaigner for women in the digital sector. The Season is part of Commissioner Gabriel’s strategy to empower women and increase their participation in the digital economy. Women’s Season will culminate in March 2019 (with International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March) and will highlight the achievements of both modern and historical women. Find out more, and how you can participate.
We estimated the carbon footprint of Europeana in three different areas: our online services, our office and foreign travel. Learn how we did it, what our results are and what they could mean for your organisation or business.
Freely offering high-resolution public domain images, the Musée de Bretagne is an open access pioneer in the French museum sector. Douglas McCarthy spoke with Céline Chanas and Fabienne Martin-Adam to learn about the genesis, impact and context of the museum’s open access policy.
Presenting digital collections of natural history has its own unique set of challenges. This is something that Europeana's natural history aggregator OpenUp! knows well. With almost 9 million objects on Europeana Collections - visibility and search come with some very specific parameters. The below explores some of these key elements behind presenting natural history objects online and lets you know the best ways to find what you are looking for.
#HackCultura2019 encourages Italian school students to take charge of their national cultural heritage - tangible, intangible and digital - through the development of digital products. It is an initiative of The Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities School network (DiCultHer) in cooperation with the Italian ministries of education (Miur) and culture (MiBAC), INDIRE, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (ICCU), Scholas Ocurrentes, Rai Cultura and Europeana.
The results of the 2018 Europeana Network Association Members Council elections are finally in! Of the 89 candidates who came forward in this year’s elections, our Association members selected 28 excellent candidates to fill the open seats in the Members Council.
The Europeana Network Association has grown to be a thought leader in the cultural heritage sector. So, how could we harness this potential to help steer the European heritage community forward? The Europeana Innovation Agenda was created with exactly this purpose in mind.
On 5 December, over 200 members of the Europeana Network Association gathered in Vienna on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018, dedicated to building communities and celebrating 10 years of Europeana. We would like to thank all of you who came and made this event such a success!