Europeana DSI-3

The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) showcases and provides online access to Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage.

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017

Updated on Wednesday March 11, 2020

1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018
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Europeana DSI-3 is a continuation of the previous Europeana DSI projects (Europeana DSI and Europeana DSI-2). The DSI-3 project operates the Europeana core service platform from mid-2017 to mid-2018.

The Europeana DSI-3 consortium consists of Europeana Foundation as coordinator as well as 28 partners from ten different countries represented by aggregators and expert hubs, developers, experts and organisations with relevant distribution networks.

The consortium that operates the Europeana DSI creates access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in our target markets. The Europeana DSI manages data for use in education, research and creative industries as well as engaging European citizens by providing access to Europeana Collections and Europeana thematic collections.

Europeana DSI-3 will fulfil Europeana’s 2020 strategy and Business Plans as confirmed by the European Commission's Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE), European Commission and Europeana Network Association.

The main objectives are:

  • Discovery, use and engagement for users in our target markets by operating Europeana as pan-European web-based digital cultural platform

  • Foster content supply by optimising our data and aggregation infrastructure

  • Improving (meta-)data and content quality

  • Foster reuse of digital cultural heritage resources by improving content distribution mechanisms

  • Maintain an international interoperable licensing framework

  • Studying the impact of digital cultural heritage


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