Digital curation is becoming a familiar concept to many in the cultural heritage sector, but do we realise its potential in making digital cultural heritage reusable for research? Agiatis Benardou discusses the work of the APOLLONIS Task Force, and the processes it has followed to help researchers access disparate archives to study the 1940s in Greece.
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.
At its meeting in May 2020, the Europeana Aggregators Forum approved various changes to its governance structure, agreed to set up its own task forces and working groups, and welcomed a closer alignment with the Europeana Network Association.
A new strategy for the Europeana Initiative covering the next five years imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and empowered to make that digital change by Europeana. In this series, we look at the strategy and talk to some of the people who will drive it. Today, we look at the second priority of the strategy - improving data quality.
A new strategy for the Europeana Initiative covering the next five years imagines a cultural heritage sector powered by digital and empowered to make that digital change by Europeana. In this series, we look at the strategy and talk to some of the people who will drive it. Today, we look at the first priority of the strategy - strengthening the infrastructure.
In this post, Kate Fernie and Dimitris Gavrilis tell us about Share3D, a Europeana Generic Services project which uses 3D as a driver to encourage people to explore and re-use cultural heritage content.
The advent of 3D technology is bringing new opportunities for the cultural heritage sector, offering innovative ways to provide access to heritage for education, tourism, research and enjoyment. In this post, we explore the INCEPTION project, which creates 3D models of buildings, monuments and sites, accompanied digitally by contextual technical and historical information.
Europeana has been supporting the discovery of Ireland’s cultural heritage for over a decade and in this post we explore some of the more recent developments, including the work of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) as the new national aggregator.
The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, or Tekniska museet, was one of the first cultural heritage institutions in Sweden to share their data through their national aggregator, and today, more than 128,000 of their objects are available on Europeana Collections. In this guest post, Larissa Borck of the Swedish National Heritage Board interviews Anders Lindeberg-Lindvet, curator at the Tekniska museet, to talk about the importance of openly-licensed content and contributing to Europeana’s Industrial Heritage collection and Europe at Work season.
An accreditation scheme launched in 2019 by the Europeana Aggregators' Forum empowers aggregators to support their contributing institutions and to give those institutions greater assurances in the skills and knowledge of their aggregators, with the goal of working towards improving the quality of data in Europeana Collections.
Today, thanks to the development of the Europeana Publishing Framework, it’s possible to measure the quality of any record in Europeana Collections. Here’s an insight into just some of the activities that have helped us to reach this point.