This week will see the final round of negotiations about the EU copyright reform that has been in the making since 2016. During a series of meetings in Strasbourg the negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission will try to find compromises on the last controversial elements of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market directive. If they manage to do this, the compromise will go to a final vote by the European Parliament later this spring. If they do not, the efforts to modernise the EU copyright rules will likely be set back by a number of years.
A perspective; The renovation of the Rijksmuseum provided an inspiring example throughout the cultural heritage sector, in many areas of operation: from gallery development, visitor engagement and online access policy. Thanks to their own impact assessment looking at the economic and social impact of the renovation, we've taken a look at what we can learn from that, and how it starts to articulate the value of their digital strategy.
In our latest Impact case study, we hear from Professor Jens Bley, co-founder of eCultureLab and initiator of SmartSquare, an initiative using digital culture in the revitalisation of an urban square in Hamburg, Germany. Read on to find out more on some of the theoretical questions posed by running an impact assessment with multiple stakeholders.
Everybody wants to understand the impact of their work better, but for many the process can seem daunting. In this case study, we hear from Leiden University Libraries’ Marco de Niet on their novel approach to an impact workshop.
Since we launched the first phase of the Impact Playbook, we’ve been delighted to see how many different institutions around the globe have been using it, testing it and holding their own impact workshops. We hear from Maja Drabczyk, Chief International Projects Expert at the National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute Poland on her work running impact workshops in Poland.
2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Europeana is its digital face - making our cultural heritage work in the 21st century where people want it - in their social media, for education, research or for new applications. The Europeana Business Plan 2018 outlines the achievements we're planning for this important year.
Since our Impact Playbook was launched in October 2017 it has been downloaded over 1,500 times by cultural heritage professionals. Dafydd Tudur, Head of Digital Access at the National Library of Wales tells us about his experience using the Playbook: