EuropeanaTech is the community of experts, developers, and researchers from the R&D sector within the greater Europeana Network. It provides the expertise and technical know-how that allows Europeana to keep growing and improving.Together, we make sure that Europeana doesn’t just keep up-to-date where technology is concerned; it leads the way. Here are the ways you can get involved.
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.
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.
The focus of this task force is on increasing the support for 3D cultural heritage in Europeana and in increasing the availability of this content for use in education, research and in the creative industries.
The objective of this task force is to foster interoperability across the applications and projects in the Europeana context that produce, publish and/or consume annotations and user sets, by maturing the specifications that are used in the process, notably in terms of data models and APIs.