Access to digital cultural heritage across languages is a priority for the Europeana community and beyond, with a recent EU Presidency meeting in Helsinki highlighting why multilingualism is crucial for us and society. In this post, we explore some of the proposals for improving the multilingual aspects of the Europeana Collections portal and tell you what you can do to help build multilingual systems for digital cultural heritage.
Do you work at a cultural heritage institution with out of commerce works in its collection? Thanks to the the Out of Commerce Works Provisions in the European Copyright Directive adopted in May 2019, it will soon become much easier to share these with the public. But there are some details to be defined at the national level. In this post Ariadna Matas, Junior Policy Advisor at the Europeana Foundation, offers advice on how to get involved in the stakeholder dialogues on out of commerce works that should take place in every EU member state.
In recent years, the threat of climate change has been a topic of conversation around the world, and Europeana has been listening. We have organised our annual conference, Europeana 2019, with our planet in mind, and this post explores some of the decisions we’ve made to help create a more sustainable event.
How can cultural heritage institutions use chatbots to engage visitors, help them find content and answer common questions? The Culture Chatbot project has been exploring these questions, and in this post Pavel Kats from the Jewish Heritage Network, the organisation behind the project, explains the work they have done so far and how you can benefit from their expertise.
Earlier this week we provided the latest information for those attending Europeana 2019, but even if you don’t have a ticket we’ve ensured there are still ways you can follow the conference, connect with those attending and get involved in our interactive sessions.
With under two weeks to go, we are getting very excited to welcome over 300 cultural heritage professionals to The National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. If you’re a ticket holder, read on to make sure you make the most of one of the premier events in the cultural heritage calendar.