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2 minutes to read Posted on Thursday May 15, 2014

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Focus on re-usable datasets

In April we added over 1 million new items to Europeana. The majority of these new collections are openly licensed and re-usable.

Each month sees a wealth of new content added (we now have over 33 million items available) so here on Europeana Labs we feature datasets that we think will be of particular interest for re-use. Crucially these have an open license and direct access to media files.

Explore the latest datasets

In our data section each featured dataset has a link to the main site (the Europeana Portal) where you can browse items, filter by your own terms, and follow links to the source material.

Recent examples of re-usable datasets

Browse datasets by themes

You can browse all of our growing inventory of datasets by themes such as Natural History, Maps and Photographs.

Datasets for API users

Within each dataset entry there's a link to the API Console, a place to see how API calls are constructed and where you can play around with your own variants to extract custom data.

You'll also find more techniques in our documentation on Querying Providers and Datasets using the Europeana API

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