2 minutes to read Posted on Tuesday September 1, 2015

Updated on Tuesday March 9, 2021

portrait of Henning Scholz

Henning Scholz

Partner & Operations Manager , Europeana Foundation

Publishing Framework

The Europeana Publishing Framework makes it easy for you, our data partners, to see how the quality of the metadata and content you provide affects how we can surface, showcase and promote it on the Europeana collections website and beyond. It also reflects how others can view, share and work with it. 

The tiers 

To manage data and deliver it in higher quality to our audiences, the Europeana Publishing Framework offers guidelines around the quality of content and metadata shared with Europeana. The content and metadata which data partners can provide will depend on their own agendas and capabilities. However, the higher the quality of information provided, the more benefit created for audiences and the greater the potential use in education, research and the creative industries. 

To help our partners understand what we mean by ’quality’, the Publishing Framework outlines different layers for content and metadata, which we refer to as ‘tiers.’ The content tiers were developed in 2015 and the metadata tiers added in 2019.

You can explore an overview of these tiers through the videos and documents below. Each tier is based on real examples and has been developed through discussions in Europeana-led projects, Task Forces and working groups.

Content Tiers

The content tiers can be used to determine the quality of your online collection. With quality we mean the quality of the content, for example the photos of an object or the audio quality of a sound recording, as well as other aspects including link, display, and rights statements. Find out more about how and why Europeana encourages its data providers to open up their collections for reuse.

In the video below, Henning Scholz discusses the impact that content quality has on how your collection can be used and surfaced in Europeana and by our audiences.

Europeana Publishing Framework: Content from Europeana on Vimeo.

The image below offers a recap of the content tiers to help you determine what tier you want to be in (click to download).

Metadata Tiers

The metadata tiers can be used to determine the quality of your online collection. Metadata is important to allow people to find your collections.

In the video below, Henning Scholz discusses the impact that metadata quality has on how data can be used and surfaced in Europeana and by our audiences. 

Europeana Publishing Framework: Metadata from Europeana on Vimeo.

The image below is a recap of the metadata tiers and helps to determine what tier you want to be in (click to download).

 

Your ambitions

‘The more you give, the more you get’ is the essence of the Europeana Publishing Framework. Do you want to move up in content and/or metadata tier(s)? In the video below, Henning Scholz gives a short recap of what the advantages are for your institution. 

Europeana Publishing Framework: Essence from Europeana on Vimeo.

Read the full Publishing Framework

Download the Europeana Publishing Framework below to read more about the tiers, how to work on content and metadata quality, and how we can help you. 

The 2015 Framework, including the content tiers, is available in eight languages. Please note that the 2019 version, which includes the metadata tiers, is only available in English. 

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