The CrowdHeritage project aims to develop an effective web platform to encourage people to help enrich and validate selected cultural heritage metadata - a crucial concern for domain, thematic and national aggregators. In this post, the CrowdHeritage team give us an update on the platform and the project.
The Enrich Europeana platform aims to make it possible for users to transcribe and enrich a wide variety of digital heritage collections. In this guest post, Ting Chung of the Austrian National Library - a project partner in Enrich Europeana - gives us an update on the launch of the project’s new crowdsourcing tool for transcribing, annotating, and georeferencing historical documents.
We’re now halfway through our Europe at Work season, which, in partnership with museums, galleries, libraries and archives across Europe, aims to show 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. Here’s a round up of what we've been doing so far...
The team behind the GIFT project are proud to launch the GIFT Box, a set of free, open-source tools and ways of working to help museums offer richer digital experiences for their visitors. The GIFT Box provides resources to help you design, plan and implement enhanced visitor experiences, and this post takes a look at some of the creative ways it can be used.
Europeana’s current season, Europe at Work, invites people to share stories about working lives past and present. In this post, we offer ideas and inspiration on how cultural heritage institutions can use social media to engage audiences with the season and showcase their own material.
This is the second part of our reporting on the recent events for all things Wikimedia – the annual Wikimania conference, held this year in Stockholm – where Europeana held several associated events. Following the main conference, Europeana convened the inaugural meeting of National Libraries (and equivalent consortium organisations) who are currently working directly with Wikidata and its underlying software Wikibase. This event was organised by our Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt and hosted by our partners the National Library of Sweden. Liam updates us here on the meeting content.
Every year during the Northern summer holidays, approximately 1,000 members of the Wikimedia community – the worldwide group of volunteers and professionals behind projects including Wikipedia and Wikidata – gather for their annual event: Wikimania. This year’s event, hosted in Stockholm, had as its theme the relationship of open-access information to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event's program was chaired for the second year running by Europeana’s own Wikimedia liaison Liam Wyatt, in a voluntary capacity. Today he fills us in on this year’s gathering.
There are tens of millions of items on Europeana Collections but we know that not all of them are easy to find or easy to use and that can be frustrating. So we’re working hard to improve that.
How easy an item is to find or to use depends in part on the types and quality of the information we have about it. This post looks at how Europeana is supporting cultural heritage institutions to improve the digital files (content) and the accompanying information (metadata) that they provide for both new and existing collections.
Since January 2015, Europeana has been one of the European Union’s Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI). In this series, we will look at some of the Europeana DSI activities, giving you a greater understanding of the endeavours and challenges we’re working on right now. We start with the cultural heritage itself. It’s what Europeana is all about.
Rounding out our series on digital storytelling, Gregory Markus, Project Leader at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, lets us listen in on their latest projects. Via the RE:VIVE initiative, they’re reusing cultural heritage material to make electronic music that brings sounds and memories of the past to current audiences.