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Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

EuropeanaTech 2015

17 Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France

The second international EuropeanaTech conference took place on February 12th and 13th 2015 in Paris, France. The EuropeanaTech community has grown tremendously since the first EuropeanaTech conference in 2011. Not only in the number of active network members, but also in its impact. Europeana is uniting hundreds of experts from across the EU to share knowledge and jointly shape the future of memory organisations in a networked environment. Specifically on the technology front, Europeana has developed into a point of reference in various areas, including data modelling, innovative reuse of cultural heritage assets, semantic enrichment and –discovery. Several innovations proposed by EuropeanaTech Community have now been adopted by others. Notably, the metadata application profile used by the Digital Public Library of America is based on the Europeana Data Model. Many of the applications and tools developed in the context of Europeana are made available through the Europeana Labs that’s buzzing with activity since it was launched earlier 2015.

EuropeanaTech 2015 brought the international network of technical specialists from memory organisations, research institutions and creative industries together to network and share progress. It discussed topics that the Europeana community should address, and advises on the technical development of Europeana and related initiatives. EuropeanaTech 2015 gathered creative innovators in the heritage domain, ranging from staff contributing to institutional strategy, R&D software developers, academic researchers, managers of future oriented projects and so on.

It was a pleasure meeting you all in Paris!

Conference Schedule

Presenters and abstracts

Presentations given at the conference (not all presentations could be recorded. We apologize for this!)

Bill Thompson, EuropeanaTech 2015 Conference.


  • Tim Gardom Take to the streets! Download poster here
  • Glen Robson and Alan Vaughan Hughes IIIF in Action Download poster here
  • Tristan Roddis Presenting bilingual archival information online Download poster here
  • Maja Wettmark and Robert Engels NRK Origo/Metadata bank Download poster here
  • Vahur Puik — gamified social validation of crowdsourced geotags for historic photographs
  • Ágoston Berger, Márk Báthori and János Pancza ECK Validator – A quality assurance tool for aggregated metadata Download poster here
  • Rihards Kalnins Machine Translation for the 2015 EU Presidency at the Latvian National Library Download poster here
  • Maarten Zeinstra and Patrick Peiffer, batch decision making based on metadata Download poster here
  • Rimvydas Laužikas, Ingrida Vosyliūtė and Justinas Jaronis Beyond the Space: LoCloud Download poster here
  • Scott Renton Metadata Tagging Games at University of Edinburgh Download poster here
  • Lizzy Komen, Kelly Mostert and Brigitte Jansen Europeana TV. Open up culture, enrich television. Download poster here
  • Antske Fokkens, Serge Ter Braake, Niels Ockeloen, Piek Vossen, Susan Legene and Guus Schreiber BiographyNet: Methodological issues when NLP supports historical research
  • Niall O’Leary Let’s Go Europeana! A Visitor’s Guide Download poster here
  • Stanislava Gardasevic Metadata for Serials in Omeka Download poster here
  • Janis Ziedins Feasibility study for using machine translation technology
  • James Heald and Kimberly Kowal Case Study: Mapping the Maps Download poster here
  • Marco Streefkerk Shake before use. Dutch National Strategy for Cultural Heritage Download poster here (licensed under CC BY-SA)
  • Lyndon Nixon and Lotte Belice Baltussen Linking related art objects with a cultural heritage TV program using the Europeana API Download poster here Free Access No Re-Use (for more information click here)

All posters licensed under CC BY-SA license, if not stated otherwise

Blogs and publications around the event

Programme/advisory committee

Lora Aroyo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Emmanuelle Bermes, BNF

Runar Bergheim, Avinet

Chris Bizer, Mannheim University

Paul Clough, University of Sheffield

Dan Cohen, DPLA

Jill Cousins, Europeana Foundation

Tom Cramer, Stanford University Library

Alastair Dunning, The European Library

Alexandra Eveleigh, UCL Administrative Data Research Network

Kate Fernie, 2Culture Associates

Nuno Freire, The European Library

Ana Garcia, European Network of Living Labs

Laurent Gaveau, Google

Stefan Gradmann, Leuven University

Antoine Isaac, Europeana Foundation

Max Kaiser, ONB

Jaap Kamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Ingrid Mason, Australian National Data Service

Peter Kaufman, Columbia University

Carlo Meghini, CNR ISTI

Andy O’Neale, Digital NZ

Johan Oomen, Sound and Vision

Vivien Petras, Humboldt University

Tim Sherratt, Trove

Rob Stein, Deputy Director Dallas Museum of Art

Akihiko Takano, NII Tokyo

Melissa Terras, Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

Vassilis Tzouvaras, NTUA

Jon Voss, LODLAM / We Are What We Do

Marcin Werla, PSNC

Image:Národopisná výstava českoslovanská 1895, courtesy of, Public Domain.