The common European data space for cultural heritage will support Europe’s cultural sector in its digital transformation and promote the creation, use, and reuse of content in related areas. These could include cultural and creative sectors and tourism, as well as education and scientific research, but also other sectors and their data spaces. Aggregators play a key role in providing entry points into the data space, and their active involvement is crucial for a smooth transition from digital service infrastructure to data space.
In this context, the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum organised its fourth outreach event taking place online on 23 November from 9:45 to 12:30 CET in English. This event was open to all, and stakeholders from the European Commission and cultural heritage institutions were particularly welcome to join!
This event focused on the steps involved in publishing data on Europeana’s infrastructure and the tools provided by Europeana Foundation to aggregators and cultural heritage institutions in this context. Additionally, it explored similar tools and processes made available by aggregators in their own workflows and how this will all work together in the common European data space for cultural heritage.
For those working with digital cultural heritage collections or sharing their data with Europeana, it was an opportunity to find out more about how to contribute to the development of the data space and how organisations and their data can benefit from it. Additionally, it offered the opportunity to learn from aggregators about the process of publishing aggregated data, and see what happens behind the scenes for content and metadata to be prepared for publication. It was a chance to grasp the operational aspects when it comes to presenting data from hundreds of cultural heritage institutions in one platform and facilitating and improving its discoverability and usability.
You can watch the recording of the event and discover the programme below!