Interest in open metadata is growing among policy makers, the cultural heritage sector, the research community, and software and application developers. At the European level, the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020 identifies ‘opening up public data resources for re-use’ as a key action in support of the Digital Single Market.
The aggregation landscape is constantly changing and the main objective of Survey for Aggregators #2 was to capture the recent changes and developments in European aggregation to help Europeana align its work with its key stakeholders.
010 was an auspicious year for Europeana. It began with the publication of Europeana – Next Steps, a report by Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, which was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers in May 2010.
2011 is a pivotal year, moving towards a service active in all the four strategic tracks. This year more emphasis and resource is to be placed on Engagement of the user and Distribution of the data, than on Aggregation and Facilitation and this is reflected in the volumes of work within each track.