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Posted on Thursday March 14, 2019

Updated on Tuesday October 27, 2020

1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020
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Europeana Common Culture

Europeana Common Culture aims to develop a harmonised and coordinated environment for Europeana’s national aggregators, to collaborate, share resources and technical means, and agree on common recommendations and standards. Additionally, the project will improve the quality of content and metadata to increase user satisfaction.

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The project will contribute to the improvement of up to four million records out of the 13.9 million records currently provided by participating national aggregators to Europeana. These records will be improved to meet at least Tier 2 of the Europeana Publishing Framework. Additionally, up to 1.7 million new records that comply to Tier 3 and Tier 4 will be delivered to Europeana. Concrete pilots on linked data demonstrate innovation in aggregation. Semantic enrichment will be experimented with to improve discoverability and indexing of Europeana records with the intention to make the records better findable and useful for any type of user. Lastly, the project delivers a rich programme of events, training seminars, online presence, and publications, in order to increase awareness of Europeana, and capacity building in the cultural sector.

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

Project partners

  1. Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands
  2. UMA Information Technology, Austria
  3. Flemish Government, Department for Culture, Youth & Media, Belgium
  4. ‘Pencho Slaveykov' Regional Library, Bulgaria
  5. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany
  6. National Documentation Centre, Greece
  7. Petofi Literary Museum, Hungary
  8. Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information, Italy
  9. Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Lithuania
  10. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
  11. Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland
  12. Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Portugal
  13. National Heritage Institute, Romania
  14. National and University Library, Slovenia
  15. Riksantikvarieambetet - Swedish National Heritage Board, Sweden
  16. National Library of Serbia, Serbia
  17. Ministry of Education & Culture, Cyprus
  18. Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, Spain
  19. Consortium of Estonian Libraries Network, Estonia
  20. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  21. National Library of Latvia, Latvia
  22. Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  23. The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars and the other members of Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, Ireland
  24. The National Library of Finland / University of Helsinki, Finland


Project documentation

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