Europeana aggregators

Aggregators work with cultural heritage institutions to gather authentic, trustworthy and robust data and make it accessible through Europeana. All Europeana aggregators are members of the Europeana Aggregators' Forum (EAF), a network of national, regional, domain and thematic aggregators who - among others - work to exchange the knowledge and best practice that supports aggregation and data sharing with Europeana. 

Domain & thematic

Domain and thematic aggregators define their scope by cultural sector (such as museum, archive or library) or by topic and theme (such as fashion). They work with contributors based in different European countries.

National & regional

National and regional aggregators define their scope by specific country or region. They work with contributors situated within that country or region.

Steering Group

The Steering Group of the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum is made up of three elected representatives from accredited aggregators and one representative of the Europeana Foundation. 

Outreach

The Europeana Aggregators’ Forum organises regular events to show cultural heritage institutions how they can engage with and share their data with Europeana.

Europeana Aggregators’ Forum outreach event
Title:
Servizio fotografico Villa Lagarina
Creator:
Monti, Paolo
Date:
1978
Institution:
Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (BEIC)
Country:
Italy
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Europeana Aggregators’ Forum outreach event

Discover the role of aggregators and cultural heritage institutions in collecting, maintaining and increasing discoverability of content in the context of the common European data space for cultural heritage.

Task Forces and Working Groups

Through Task Forces and Working Groups, the Europeana Aggregators’ Forum collaborates with other pillars of the Europeana Initiative to address key issues in the digital cultural heritage sector. Explore some below.

Digital Transformation Task Force
Title:
Carpentry class at a Jewish school
Date:
c.1921-1922
Institution:
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Country:
United States of America

Digital Transformation Task Force

This Task Force aimed to build capacity for digital transformation across Europeana. It was a joint Task Force from the Europeana Foundation, Europeana Network Association and Europeana Aggregators’ Forum. 

News from the Europeana Aggregators' Forum

Case studies highlight the benefits of sharing high quality cultural heritage data with Europeana
Title:
Animal locomotion. Plate 624
Creator:
Eadweard Muybridge
Date:
1887
Institution:
Girona City Council
Country:
Spain

Case studies highlight the benefits of sharing high quality cultural heritage data with Europeana

Created: 15 September 2022

Europeana’s accredited aggregator for photography, Photoconsortium, has published two case studies which highlight the benefits that publishing data on Europeana has brought for two cultural heritage institutions.

‘Golf is Art’ brings sporting content from Europeana to new audiences
Title:
Detail from Golf at St. Andrews, c. 1905
Creator:
Aberdeen University Library G.W. Wilson collection
Date:
1905
Institution:
Sportimonium
Country:
Netherlands

‘Golf is Art’ brings sporting content from Europeana to new audiences

Created: 29 August 2022

The recently opened ‘Golf is Art’ exhibition at the Museo della Grafica in Pisa explores the world and heritage of the sport. Europeana aggregator Photoconsortium tells us about the exhibition, and how they worked with the institution to incorporate sporting content from Europeana into its displays.

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