Beth is a cultural and creative writer and Europeana's Editorial Adviser. She works on helping engage a broad range of audiences in Europeana’s work and content. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, runs workshops and has published a novel called ‘Blood and Water'.
Europe at Work shares the story of Europe through our working lives in the past and present. It aims to show that the working world we inhabit today is rich and varied, and tells the story of technological and societal changes over time.
In this series, we look at how our own cultural heritage sector is being transformed by digital technology, through the eyes of professionals who have really made a difference. Today, Astrid Verheusen, Executive Director of LIBER.
Supporting cultural heritage institutions to improve the quality, openness and usefulness of their digital collections is vital. To this end, quality guidelines related to metadata have been added to the Europeana Publishing Framework. In this Pro News series, we look at what this standard for metadata means in practice, why it’s important and how we have worked with our partners to reach this milestone.
As part of the Europe at Work season, Dr Marinos Ioannides - Chair of the Digital Heritage Research Lab at the Cyprus University of Technology - talks to us about his work developing innovative algorithms that can create 3D reconstructions of heritage monuments, turning tangible blocks of stones - and their stories - into digital records.
Europeana Communicators recently held their first ‘Solve-It-Session’ webinar on digital storytelling. Here, we look at the topics and themes that came up and share the recording so you can watch again.
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.
The working world we inhabit today is rich and varied, and tells the story of technological and societal changes over time. Starting today, Europeana’s new season, ‘Europe at Work’, brings stories of our personal working lives together with archive material on industrial and labour-related heritage.
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.
The Digital Europe Programme is a new funding programme from the European Union which will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy. Europeana will be co-financed by this programme from 2022. Take the EU's survey on the priorities of the programme now and show them that support and ambition for digital cultural heritage is vital.
Today, as part of our digital storytelling series, Peter Soemers, chair of Europeana Communicators (a specialist community of the Europeana Network Association) provides some insights and tips for social media storytelling following his recent 10-day, 150-tweet @OpenGLAM Twitter takeover.
In June, we highlighted a new European Commission report confirming continued Member State support for Europeana and for common efforts on digital preservation. Now, let’s look more closely at how Member States - through their ministries of culture - are working with aggregators to encourage the use of standards for digital culture and what that means for the data provided by your own institutions.
In June, we highlighted a new European Commission report confirming continued Member State support for Europeana and for common efforts on digital preservation. Here, we look at where and who the report comes from and how it relates to the work of cultural heritage institutions across Europe.
On Friday 13 September at 10:00 CEST, Europeana Communicators, a specialist community of the Europeana Network Association, presents a ‘Solve-It Session’ on digital storytelling. This hour-long webinar helps participants promote digital cultural heritage by sharing knowledge, tools and best practices. Today, we meet one of the session’s speakers - Federica Bressan, an academic researcher and the power behind the Technoculture podcast.
Are you looking for new ways to engage with and develop your audiences? Are you interested in communicating with or about culture using digital tools? Then join our first Solve-It-Session webinar on the theme of digital storytelling on Friday 13 September at 10:00 CEST.
At Europeana 2019: Connect Communities, you can get hands on with digital culture and explore its impact on our sector, and indeed, our world. Today, we release the first details of sessions at Europeana 2019, and a draft copy of the programme.
With the launch this week of the Europeana Newspapers thematic collection, Dr Matteo Romanello, winner of a Europeana Research Grant in 2018, tells us about impresso - a new project exploring ways to use digitised newspaper data for research.
With the new Europeana Newspapers collection, Europeana Collections gives access to hundreds of newspaper titles and millions of newspaper pages. Today, Clemens Neudecker tells us all about how the collection was put together, and what it can be used for.
This month on Europeana Pro News, as the academic year draws to a close, we’re looking back to see what we, and our education community, have learned over the last months. Today, Ivana Štiglec, an English and German teacher, moderator for the Europeana Massive Open Online Course, and a Europeana Teacher Ambassador in Croatia, gives us her top three lessons learned.
Are you interested in the interesting and complex jobs in digital cultural heritage? So are we. So each month we dive into the work of professionals in the sector. This time, we speak with Members Councillor Michal Čudrnák on the Velvet Revolution and his passion for meeting and working with inspiring and diverse people.
This month on Europeana Pro News, as the academic year draws to a close, we’re looking back to see what we, and our education community, have learned over the last months. Today, Ryszard Markowicz, a teacher and Europeana User Group member in Poland, gives us his top three lessons learned.
You probably know what your institution is doing for digitisation. You might even know a bit about national policy in your country. But do you know what the picture is across the EU? The new European Commission report on Cultural Heritage: Digitisation, Online Accessibility and Digital Preservation confirms continued Member State support for Europeana and for common efforts on digital preservation.
This month on Europeana Pro News, as the academic year draws to a close, we’re looking back to see what we, and our education community, have learned over the last months. Today, Teresita Gravina, a junior high school teacher and Europeana Teacher Ambassador in Italy, gives us her top three lessons learned.
This month on Europeana Pro News, as the academic year draws to a close, we’re looking back to see what we, and our education community, have learned over the last months. Today, Bridget Martin, a history teacher in residence at EUROCLIO, gives us her top three lessons learned.
Adopted into the Europeana Network Association last August as one of its six specialist communities, Europeana Communicators now has over 100 members, and has recently welcomed a new steering group. Find out who's who, what we've been doing, and what's coming up! Maybe even join us!
Are you interested in the interesting and complex jobs in digital cultural heritage? So are we. So each month we are going to take a deep dive into the work of professionals in the sector. This time, we speak with newly elected Members Councillor Flavia Bruni on 16th-century books and national cataloguing.
With over one billion monthly active users, Instagram is fast becoming the place to see and be seen. You can now follow Europeana on Instagram. Find out why we made the leap and how we squared it with our strict sharing policies.
Speaking at Digital Day 2019 on 9 April, Harry Verwayen, Europeana Foundation Executive Director, said that the Digitising Cultural Heritage declaration was a 'sign of confidence' that the European Union sees the cultural heritage sector as of great social and economic relevance to Europe.
The Europeana Foundation’s Business Plan for 2019 is now available for download. Discover our ‘three horizons of innovation’, all of which have human interaction at their heart. What role will you play?
Discovering inspiring content in Europeana Collections with or without a specific search should be quick and easy. A range of developments over the last year is helping to deliver a better online experience.
It’s easy to search for something on Europeana Collections and see results in your own language. Ongoing developments are helping to make those results richer by including results from other languages too.
(L-R): Professor Lorna Hughes - Chair of the Europeana Research Advisory Board with the 2018 Europeana Research Grant winners: Dr Elizabeth Benjamin, Dr Saverio Vita, Dr Berber Hagedoorn
- Europeana Foundation
Back in September, we asked Europeana Network Association members to share their favourite moments - whether that was a collection, idea, conversation or event - from the first 10 years of Europeana. Those moments were shortlisted and as part of the Europeana tenth anniversary celebrations, 10 were presented at the AGM in Vienna last week.
'Technoculture' is a series of podcasts about culture, technology and the human condition. In episode nine, Federica Bressan, a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, talks to Europeana Foundation Executive Director Harry Verwayen about all things Europeana.
The first Europeana website went live ten years ago today - on 20 November 2018. Today, in a special video, Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation says thank you to everyone who is or has been involved in the journey so far.
Last week, Harry Verwayen, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation, appeared at THE ARTS+ festival in Frankfurt to take part in visionary discussions about a new ecosystem for the future of culture as part of an #InnovationSummit.
THE ARTS+ festival in Frankfurt this week released a manifesto on supporting innovation for culture and creative sectors - the result of several months of work from the 14 partners (including Europeana) of its #InnovationSummit.
Europeana Communicators is a group for cultural heritage activists with communication skills and influence. We discuss the latest cultural campaigns from Europeana, as well as the important communications topics and approaches relevant to the cultural heritage world today. Join and be part of a movement promoting digital cultural heritage across Europe.