Created: 13 April 2015
The Rijksmuseum was largely closed for ten years, which gave them a lot of room to work on their online presence. It is also one of the most visited museums in the world and has a considerable amount of resources for digitisation, marketing and copyright clearance. These are all things that are lacking for most institutions around Europe.
Created: 29 July 2014
If you regularly read the Europeana Pro blog, you have probably already heard of the open access policy of the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. Europeana has, alongside other organisations and initiatives, worked with the museum since 2011 to make their public domain collection available online without restrictions. This has resulted in over 150,000 high resolution images for anyone to view, download, copy, remix, print and use for any purpose they can think of.
Created: 28 November 2011
Interest in open metadata is growing among policy makers, the cultural heritage sector, the research community, and software and application developers. At the European level, the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020 identifies ‘opening up public data resources for re-use’ as a key action in support of the Digital Single Market.
Created: 10 November 2011
The aggregation landscape is constantly changing and the main objective of Survey for Aggregators #2 was to capture the recent changes and developments in European aggregation to help Europeana align its work with its key stakeholders.