Digital transformation is impacting more than just cultural heritage - it's transforming classrooms. From university assessments to in-class activities, our favourite example of digital transformation, transcribathons, are connecting those in education and research to the past in ways that have more impact than ever before.
The first Europeana Education MOOC, ‘Europeana in your classroom’, delivered by European Schoolnet (EUN), ran between 30 April – 15 June 2018. The course introduced participants to the Europeana platform to help them build learning scenarios using digital culture and fostering the 21st-century skills.
On 5 December 2018, during the Europeana Network Association AGM, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary and the European Year of Cultural Heritage at the Technisches Museum Wien in Vienna, Austria. Today, we’re delighted to announce the first of the conference details.
We spoke to Dr Anette Hagan, Rare Books Curator (for early printed collections to 1700) from the National Library of Scotland about what makes libraries still relevant in a contemporary society, their value for the community, and why literacy is still important today.
The second call for the Europeana Research Grants Programme gave three early-career scholars the opportunity to develop their projects thanks to Europeana funding. We hear from winning scholar Matteo Romanello about what he has been working on.
The EuropeanaTech community has been growing over the last nine years. With Europeana Network Communities in focus this month, we get insights from one of the more established communities, learn how they continue to gain momentum and find out what's coming up next.
Libraries have been cultural hubs for centuries, but with the shift toward digital publishing, the conversation has shifted to their relevance, or assertions of their waning relevance, in a digital age. However, according to Elen Haf Jones from the National Library of Wales, while the library has evolved, it holds its place as a ‘valued cultural institution that serves as the memory of a nation’.
Imagine you’ve discovered a great object on Europeana Collections. You want to use it, but you’re not sure how to do it correctly. Would it be easier for you to understand and share if the copyright and reuse information was correct and available in your native language? We believed it would and our Copyright Community has made it happen.
As a part of Europeana Migration, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin has been hosting a series of collections days. We speak with Senior Curator, Nathan Mannion about what it takes to delve into Ireland’s migration history, and the sweet fickleness of personal legacy.