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2 minutes to read Posted on Friday September 1, 2017

Europeana Media Policy

This policy has been developed as part of the initiative to improve the features and functionalities of Europeana Collections and the Europeana APIs. This documentation reflects the requirements for the media files which are linked to from the provided metadata.

Following these requirements will allow Europeana to:

  • Generate thumbnail (preview) images based on media files, and show these images as part of the search results to help users find what they are looking for.
  • Extract technical metadata from media files (e.g. mime-type, image size, colour) to allow for a richer search experience and to power functionalities such as enlarging and downloading images and other media.