Europeana’s APIs allow people to build applications that use the wealth of our collections and Europe’s cultural heritage. Viziel, a platform which has used these APIs to encourage the discovery of digitised cultural heritage objects, shows the breadth of what they can achieve. Jolan Wuyts interviews the platform creator, Avigail Soloveychik to find out more about the platform and process of building it.
With lowered barriers to access and the development of new practices for Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s no surprise that AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector are increasing - a topic in focus on this month on Europeana Pro. In this post, we share work taking place at the Europeana Foundation to create an image classification pilot which uses computer vision algorithms to improve metadata in our records.
We’ve known for a while that our collections website was due for an upgrade, and we’re finally ready to show you what we’ve been working on for the past few months. We’ve developed a demo of an updated Europeana website that is faster, easier to explore, and more accessible. We are excited to be sharing this with you. The final design has not yet been applied, but the demo will give you a good sense of what is coming and give you the chance to provide feedback.
This Task Force aims to foster interoperability across the applications and projects in the Europeana context that produce, publish and/or consume annotations and user sets, by maturing the specifications that are used in the process, notably in terms of data models and APIs.