The Enrich Europeana project aims to make it possible for users to transcribe and enrich a wide variety of digital heritage collections. To implement the tool, the consortium partners organised engaging events around the theme of the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain. In this guest post from Anca Docolin and Georgeta Topan of the Cluj County Library (Octavian Goga) - partner in Enrich Europeana - we explore the events that took place at their venue last December.
The principle that works in the public domain should remain in the public domain once digitised, which Europeana has defended for almost ten years, was recently incorporated into European law. In this post, we interview Andrea Wallace, Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, about the importance of this provision for the cultural heritage sector and her research on Article 14.
Technoculture podcaster Federica Bressan caught up with Europeana Foundation Executive Director Harry Verwayen at the recent Europeana 2019 conference in Lisbon. In a special podcast edition for EuroScientist, Harry talks about the relevance of Europeana for science professionals, and what Europeana is doing to reduce its carbon footprint.
CultureMoves works to develop technologies that encourage the use, adaption and sharing of content from Europeana in real-life scenarios for tourism and education. In this guest post for Pro News, the team behind the project highlight the tools, activities and events they have been working on.
In a major step towards greater open access in France, Paris Musées is releasing its digital collections into the public domain with a CC0 waiver. Europeana's Douglas McCarthy spoke with Philippe Rivière, Head of Communication and Digital at Paris Musées, to find out more.
This January we look at how the public domain contributes to the re-use of cultural heritage and explore different aspects of open acces. In this post, we begin by highlighting which of the more than ten million public domain works accessible through Europeana were viewed the most last year.