Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. Highlights from October to December 2020 include the Europeana 2020 conference, reports on the cultural heritage sector and COVID-19, a new exhibitions partnership with the European Parliament, GIF IT UP 2020 and webinars to join or watch again!
We’re really excited to announce details of our digital events ‘Spring Programme’. Between April and summer we will be joined by over 22 experts in digital cultural heritage who will share their experiences on topics related to our capacity building work. Read on to find out more about the programme of events and how you can participate.
The inDICES project is hard at work carrying out research into the impact of digitisation and intellectual property regulations on cultural heritage institutions. Colleagues from the project share the findings of a recent analysis on copyright for cultural heritage institutions in different countries.
Europeana’s APIs allow people to build applications that use the wealth of our collections and Europe’s cultural heritage. Viziel, a platform which has used these APIs to encourage the discovery of digitised cultural heritage objects, shows the breadth of what they can achieve. Jolan Wuyts interviews the platform creator, Avigail Soloveychik to find out more about the platform and process of building it.
With lowered barriers to access and the development of new practices for Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s no surprise that AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector are increasing - a topic in focus on this month on Europeana Pro. In this post, we share work taking place at the Europeana Foundation to create an image classification pilot which uses computer vision algorithms to improve metadata in our records.
It is time to launch the fifth call for proposals within the Europeana Research Grants Programme to support events around the theme Crowdsourcing and Research. This year, part of the programme’s budget (EUR 25,000) is allocated to special prizes for tutorials showcasing innovative ways to use digital cultural heritage in Higher Education.
In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to Europeana Network Association Members Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Georgia Manolopoulou shares her work and the important role Europeana can play in shaping cultural citizenship.
On Europeana Pro this month, we are exploring AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector, and shining a light on women leading research, projects and work in this area. Today, Dr. Marieke van Erp discusses the importance of collaboration between computer science and cultural heritage, and introduces us to the new Cultural AI Lab.
How do we embed digital transformation in an institution? How do we make digital strategy a priority and influence policy-making? A new leadership programme, run by Europeana and the DEN Academy, aims to explore this question at an organisational level for the cultural heritage sector - find out how.
On Europeana Pro today, we launch the ‘Europeana Foundation Business Plan - Towards a digital public space for cultural heritage’. In this post, we look at how we have approached our business planning during these turbulent times.
Europeana's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion translates to many different actions we will take as an organisation and around it. One of them was formalising a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) cross-team that can structure the work across the Europeana Foundation. But what is a cross-team? How does it fit in the wider structure of the Europeana Foundation, and who is involved?
With lowered barriers to access and the development of new practices for Artificial Intelligence (AI), it’s no surprise that AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector are increasing. In this post, we are delighted to introduce the winning projects from EuropeanaTech’s first Challenge for Europeana AI/ML Datasets!
On Europeana Pro this month, we are exploring AI-related activities in the cultural heritage sector, and shining a light on women leading research, projects and work in this area. Today, Dr Maria-Cristina Marinescu tells us about machine learning for cultural heritage in the Saint George on a Bike project and how AI can help the sector to create rich metadata.