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.
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.
As part of our series this month on digital storytelling, Sofie Taes and Valentina Bachi join us from Photoconsortium – part of the collaborative team behind ‘WeAre#EuropeForCulture’ – to share how they’re blending crowdsourced heritage with institutional heritage to bring stories across Europe to life.
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 the second of our session’s two speakers - Marianna Marcucci, digital strategist and co-founder of Invasioni Digitali.
This month, we’re taking a closer look at digital storytelling, and its importance in the cultural heritage sector. Beyond being a catchy term that sounds techy and cutting-edge, what is digital storytelling?
Funding from the 2018 Europeana Research Grants Programme provided support for three early-career scholars to develop projects related to the theme of The First World War. Read on for information about Berber Hagedoorn's project.
Funding from the 2018 Europeana Research Grants Programme provided support for three early-career scholars to develop projects related to the theme of The First World War. Read on for information about Elizabeth Benjamin's project.
Funding from the 2018 Europeana Research Grants Programme provided support for three early-career scholars to develop projects related to the theme of The First World War. Read on for information about Saverio Vita's project.