Europeana - a Digital Service Infrastructure

Europeana is one of the European Union’s Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI). The EU has several of them, others include safer internet for children, electronic health services, and business management. Here, you can find out about the activities and challenges we're working on right now as a Digital Service Infrastructure for cultural heritage as well as some of our achievements from the last year.

Europeana DSI-4 Annual Report 2019-2020

The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) showcases and provides online access to Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage through the Europeana collections website and supports cultural heritage institutions as they adapt to this digital age. Explore the annual report for 2019-2020.


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Title:
Ajuntament de Girona
Creator:
Desconegut
Date:
1926
Institution:
Telemuseet
Country:
Spain
How material gets from galleries, libraries, archives and museums into Europeana Collections
Title:
A man flying in the air with wings and balloons attached to him. Coloured wood engraving.
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

How material gets from galleries, libraries, archives and museums into Europeana Collections

Created: 12 September 2019

Since January 2015, Europeana has been one of the European Union’s Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI). In this series, we will look at some of the Europeana DSI activities, giving you a greater understanding of the endeavours and challenges we’re working on right now. We start with the cultural heritage itself. It’s what Europeana is all about.

How we’re improving the quality of the material in Europeana Collections
Title:
22.0 IBM Diverse maskiner
Date:
1979
Institution:
Telemuseet
Country:
Norway

How we’re improving the quality of the material in Europeana Collections

Created: 20 September 2019

There are tens of millions of items on Europeana Collections but we know that not all of them are easy to find or easy to use and that can be frustrating. So we’re working hard to improve that. 

How easy an item is to find or to use depends in part on the types and quality of the information we have about it. This post looks at how Europeana is supporting cultural heritage institutions to improve the digital files (content) and the accompanying information (metadata) that they provide for both new and existing collections.

How we’re working to make sure culture is for everyone, in any language
Title:
Engels
Date:
1946-01-29
Institution:
Museon
Country:
Netherlands
How we’re using smart tech to create richer cultural experiences
Title:
The handles of a machine are being turned by small people as a figure in the machine is flattened and stretched.
Creator:
Coloured etching by G.A. Sasso after himself.
Institution:
Wellcome Collection
Country:
United Kingdom

How we’re using smart tech to create richer cultural experiences

Created: 11 October 2019

Today, we look at what Europeana is doing to take advantage of the advances in digital technology, particularly ‘smart’ technology, that can bring our cultural heritage to life in exciting ways. 

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