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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, museums continued to build a relationship with their audiences through a range of digital activities. In this post, Chiara Zuanni, assistant professor in digital humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz, presents a map aiming to collect and visualize the digital initiatives promoted by museums in this period.
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.
Oral testimonies can be an important way to understand historical events. They have been the focus of the research project, ‘Memories of Occupation in Greece’, which brought together a number of oral testimonies into a digital collection. In this post, Agiatis Benardou interviews historian Anna-Maria Droumbouki about the project.
Thanks to crowdsourcing, researchers, experts and cultural heritage professionals from across the globe can now add to RKDartists&, one of the largest art databases in the world. In this post, Edda Japing, Digitisation Process Coordinator at the RKD, tells us about the Artists4All app which makes this possible, and how crowdsourcing can be an important element in research.
Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar, as well as one of Europeana 2019’s Unsung Heroes for her work with the Europeana Research Community. In this post, she discusses the concept of a GLAM lab and her contribution to Open a GLAM Lab, a book for everyone interested in experimentation with digital collections.
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.
Europeana has been a partner in the Time Machine project since its beginnings. Now, Europeana and Time Machine have signed a statement of collaboration to work together to explore opportunities to further their partnership, building upon existing synergies between the work and ambition of the two organisations.
From 27-29 November, 269 cultural heritage and technology professionals from 37 countries met in Lisbon, Portugal, to connect the Europeana Network Association communities. Here are a few highlights and the links you need to revisit and relive the Europeana 2019: Connect Communities conference.
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, Maria Engberg, Senior Lecturer at Malmö University, discusses building an interdisciplinary research environment and her enduring fascination with digital literature.
In recent years, the threat of climate change has been a topic of conversation around the world, and Europeana has been listening. We have organised our annual conference, Europeana 2019, with our planet in mind, and this post explores some of the decisions we’ve made to help create a more sustainable event.