2 minutes to read Posted on Wednesday October 12, 2022

Updated on Wednesday October 12, 2022

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Beth Daley

Editorial Adviser , Europeana Foundation

Europeana highlights - July to September 2022

Every quarter we bring you a round-up of what's been going on across the Europeana Initiative. This time, there’s big news for the future of digital culture in Europe, with the start of work on the common data space for cultural heritage. Also - a new-look Europeana website and our first hybrid annual conference.

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Title:
ASTER AFRICANUS FRUTESCENS FOLIIS ANGUSTIS ET PLERUMQUE CONIUNCTIS.
Creator:
Unbekannt (Stecher)
Date:
1701
Institution:
Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel
Country:
Germany

TOWARDS THE DATA SPACE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE

At the start of September, Europeana won the European Commission’s tender to deploy the common European data space for cultural heritage. Our role in the data space is a fantastic opportunity to continue driving our sector’s digital transformation, as is the Europeana Foundation’s involvement in the new EIT ‘Culture & Creativity’ innovation community. The benefits that collaboration - and data sharing - bring were also emphasised in new case studies from Europeana’s accredited aggregator for photography, Photoconsortium. 

BRINGING DIGITAL CULTURE TO ALL

Did you see the Europeana website’s new look? It’s been redesigned to more effectively communicate what the site is all about and how you can use it. Elsewhere, we’ve looked at how Europeana content is being brought to audiences from museums to the classroom. 

A FOCUS ON EUROPEANA RESEARCH GRANT WINNERS

In 2021, Europeana Research Grants Programme awarded funding for innovative projects exploring crowdsourcing and research. What did the winners achieve? We hear from projects researching the Anthropocene, exploring geodata and helping institutions with crowdsourcing.

TOP READS

A selection of some of the other most-read Europeana Pro News items from July, August and September 2022.

Events

Our first hybrid annual conference took place at the end of September 2022. ‘Europeana 2022: Making digital culture count’ explored a range of issues and big topics relating to how we build the new common European data space for cultural heritage. We also shared our reflections on organising a hybrid event. Elsewhere, an online subtitling contest invited the public to correct AI-generated subtitles on TV clips.

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