Saint George on a Bike is a Europeana Generic Services project which aims to improve the quality and quantity of open metadata associated with imagery from European cultural heritage. In this post, the project team take a look at what it aims to achieve.
Europeana increasingly relies on content generated by users or machines that adds value to the cultural heritage data we share, and makes it more accessible and reusable. These projects raise many new questions, including ones related to copyright: what can we enrich and transcribe, and how do we label, or license, the results?
In July, Europeana held its first ‘Lunch Café’ on the theme of ‘Opening Doors’, encouraging discussion around the re-opening of cultural heritage institutions. In this post, Nathan Mannion and Susan Hazan, who led the Café, reflect on re-opening at their own institutions.
As part of our Discovering Europe season, last week we explored how cultural heritage institutions across Europe are starting to open their doors. In this post, Tamara Butigan takes a look at a special reopening initiative from two Serbian museums who are using digitised art from their collections on face masks, offering people a new and timely way to engage with their content.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums continued to build a relationship with their audiences through a range of digital activities. In this post, Chiara Zuanni, assistant professor in digital humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz, presents a map aiming to collect and visualize the digital initiatives promoted by museums in this period.
The Europeana Media player brings Europeana into a new era of IIIF compatible, interoperable and unified playout of audiovisual heritage material online. It builds on the work undertaken over the past ten years by the Avalon Media System and IIIF, and this post with EuropeanaTech takes a look at the history and growth of Avalon Media System.
In June, Europeana brought together 60 cultural heritage professionals from across Europe for a special series of peer-to-peer workshops on ‘Digital transformation in the time of COVID-19’. In this post, Jasper Visser - one of the process’s facilitators - interviews participant Oliver D’huynslager of Design Museum Ghent on his experiences in the workshops and the new and exciting ‘CoGhent’ project.
Lockdown came upon us all fast. Within just a few weeks, almost all museums, libraries, archives and galleries closed. Now, things are beginning to reopen, but opening the doors is much more complicated than closing them. Here, as part of our #DiscoveringEurope series, we look at some useful, imaginative and inspiring examples from cultural institutions around Europe.
In May we launched a phased project to help us identify and shape a capacity-building framework for digital transformation based on the needs of our sector. Here, we recap on the project so far and share our thoughts on the process as we move towards scaling up the second phase.
In this post, we present some of the steps which Europeana will take to help data partners overcome challenges related to copyright in the cultural heritage sector, and share our report into copyright challenges for the sector.
The Europeana Generic Services project Culture Chatbot aimed to help cultural heritage institutions to use chatbots to engage visitors, help them find content and answer common questions. Find out more about what the project achieved and the different chatbots it developed.