Annabelle Shaw is copyright and rights systems manager at the British Film Institute (BFI) and leads on the rights work for archive digitisation and access projects. In this post for Europeana Pro, she reflects on the approach her institution has taken towards rights research ahead of mass digitisation projects and suggests a fresh way for cultural heritage institutions to look at this important practice.
It’s been more than a year since the Europeana Network Association Education Community officially started its journey. In this post we recognise the best practices of our dedicated members by sharing how they’ve been fostering the use of digital culture in education at the national level - as well as 10 ways new members can contribute in the future!
From September to December 2019, Europeana’s ‘Europe at Work’ season encouraged the public to share their work-related stories, and demonstrated that the working world we inhabit today is rich and varied and is the result of a series of technological and societal changes over time.
Europeana Members Councillors have diverse jobs and wide experience across the heritage sector, but are united by their passion for digital cultural heritage. In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to our Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Lóa Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir discusses her 30 year career as a teacher and the importance of embracing digital resources.
The Enrich Europeana project aims to make it possible for users to transcribe and enrich a wide variety of digital heritage collections. To implement the tool, the consortium partners organised engaging events around the theme of the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain. In this guest post from Anca Docolin and Georgeta Topan of the Cluj County Library (Octavian Goga) - partner in Enrich Europeana - we explore the events that took place at their venue last December.
The principle that works in the public domain should remain in the public domain once digitised, which Europeana has defended for almost ten years, was recently incorporated into European law. In this post, we interview Dr. Andrea Wallace, Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, about the importance of this provision for the cultural heritage sector and her research on Article 14.
Technoculture podcaster Federica Bressan caught up with Europeana Foundation Executive Director Harry Verwayen at the recent Europeana 2019 conference in Lisbon. In a special podcast edition for EuroScientist, Harry talks about the relevance of Europeana for science professionals, and what Europeana is doing to reduce its carbon footprint.
CultureMoves works to develop technologies that encourage the use, adaption and sharing of content from Europeana in real-life scenarios for tourism and education. In this guest post for Pro News, the team behind the project highlight the tools, activities and events they have been working on.
In a major step towards greater open access in France, Paris Musées is releasing its digital collections into the public domain with a CC0 waiver. Europeana's Douglas McCarthy spoke with Philippe Rivière, Head of Communication and Digital at Paris Musées, to find out more.
This January we look at how the public domain contributes to the re-use of cultural heritage and explore different aspects of open acces. In this post, we begin by highlighting which of the more than ten million public domain works accessible through Europeana were viewed the most last year.
As part of Europeana’s Collection Day initiative, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, Ireland, have now hosted their fifth collection day, the last of which was part of the Europe at Work season.
We talk to Senior Curator, Nathan Mannion, about EPIC’s latest Europe at Work Collection Day, 9-10 November 2019, reflecting on his collection day experience and recommendations.
TuEuropeana 2019 visual, reusing Jan Brueghel the Younger, Paradise with the Fall of Man, Mauritshuis, Holandia, public domain ;Fabryka papieru w Krapkowicach, Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe; Grażyna Rutowska, Kontenery na śmieci pod blokiem przy ul. Baczyński
The TuEuropeana project recently ran a poster competition exploring the theme of environmental sustainability to encourage the creative reuse of material accessed through Europeana and Polish digital repositories. In this post, Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Europeana's Content and Exhibitions Coordinator, interviews Maria Drabczyk - Chief International Projects Expert at FINA and Europeana Network Association Members Councillor - about the competition, which Małgorzata was a jury member.