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Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018

1 September 2018 to 29 February 2020
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The project aims at improving the quality of Europeana’s digital content by developing a standalone online platform for enriching metadata of selected cultural items.

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Users will be able to add annotations, depending on the type of content, missing metadata, and validate existing annotations in a user-friendly way. The enriched metadata descriptions will affect the searchability and usability of the digital content available and improve user experience.

The platform will mobilise and engage different user communities to enrich and validate selected cultural heritage metadata, while raising awareness about cultural heritage assets. It will offer cultural heritage institutions and aggregators the possibility to design and launch ad-hoc crowdsourcing campaigns for metadata quality improvement with gamification elements and measurable results.

It will be used and tested by the three partners (Michael Culture, French Ministry of Culture, and the Europeana Fashion International Association) in six crowd-sourcing campaigns, targeting different audiences on four themes: Fashion, Music, European cities and Sports.

The standalone online platform will connect to the Europeana Core service platform through interaction with the Europeana Application Programming Interface (API), the Annotations API, and the Entity API.

Co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

Project partners

  1. National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  2. Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands

  3. Michael Culture, Belgium

  4. Europeana Fashion International Association, Italy

  5. Ministère de la Culture, France