Making Europeana Collections more multilingual is a priority and so we were delighted to take part in an event on 24-25 October with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and cultural heritage institutions on the topic of multilingualism. The two-day event at the Hanaholmen Culture Centre, Espoo, Finland, titled ‘Multilingualism in Digital Cultural Heritage - needs, expectations and ways forward’ was carried out under the umbrella of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which is currently being hosted by Finland.
An accreditation scheme launched in 2019 by the Europeana Aggregators' Forum empowers aggregators to support their contributing institutions and to give those institutions greater assurances in the skills and knowledge of their aggregators, with the goal of working towards improving the quality of data in Europeana Collections.
Today, thanks to the development of the Europeana Publishing Framework, it’s possible to measure the quality of any record in Europeana Collections. Here’s an insight into just some of the activities that have helped us to reach this point.
The Europeana Common Culture project aims to improve the content from Europeana’s national aggregators, as well as support their collaboration and deliver a rich programme of events focused on building capacity in the cultural sector. In this guest post, Larissa Borck from theSwedish National Heritage Board - a Common Culture project partner - discusses their open-access webinar series, ‘Open GLAM now!’, which explores how museums and cultural heritage institutions can open up to audiences with the help of digital data and media.
Europeana Members Councillors have diverse jobs and wide experience across the heritage sector, but are united by their passion for digital cultural heritage. In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council! This month, James Morley discusses working with data gathered during the centenary of the First World War and the importance of creative experimentation.
Running from September 2017-February 2019, the Rise of Literacy in Europe Generic Service project explored the use of written text in European culture from the 6th to the 20th century to tell the story of literacy in Europe. To celebrate the project’s successful completion, Renata Šolar from the National and University Library of Slovenia - which coordinated the project - discusses its achievements and why it was so important for her institution to be involved.