The Europeana Foundation Business Plan 2019, subtitled ‘Our common culture’, demonstrates how this year we will work with the Europeana Network Association, the Europeana Aggregators' Forum and a range of other partners to improve the quality of the Europeana Core Service, to find ways to extend that service and to innovate for the sector at large.
During the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europeana worked with cultural heritage institutions and citizens across Europe to share migration stories and objects on Europeana Migration. These stories are part of Europe’s rich and shared history of migration, and help to tell the story of Europe and the people who live here.
As part of the project, we worked with a leading international school, The British School in The Netherlands. Using one of the central themes, 'every object tells a story', as a unit of work in the Autumn term of 2018, more than 50 year 4 students worked with their families and teachers to choose an object to signify their (or their families’) migration stories. They each then wrote their story and digitised their object which was then uploaded to Europeana to sit alongside the stories shared with the migration campaign, as well as some 50 million digital cultural heritage objects. Their stories and personal objects are now part of Europe’s cultural heritage and available for reference and use.
In this case study we hear from Kimberley Harris, a teacher at The British School in The Netherlands about the steps they took, and the things they learned and achieved helping to contribute to the Europeana Migration campaign and its objectives.
This week will see the final round of negotiations about the EU copyright reform that has been in the making since 2016. During a series of meetings in Strasbourg the negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission will try to find compromises on the last controversial elements of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market directive. If they manage to do this, the compromise will go to a final vote by the European Parliament later this spring. If they do not, the efforts to modernise the EU copyright rules will likely be set back by a number of years.
A perspective; The renovation of the Rijksmuseum provided an inspiring example throughout the cultural heritage sector, in many areas of operation: from gallery development, visitor engagement and online access policy. Thanks to their own impact assessment looking at the economic and social impact of the renovation, we've taken a look at what we can learn from that, and how it starts to articulate the value of their digital strategy.
In our latest Impact case study, we hear from Professor Jens Bley, co-founder of eCultureLab and initiator of SmartSquare, an initiative using digital culture in the revitalisation of an urban square in Hamburg, Germany. Read on to find out more on some of the theoretical questions posed by running an impact assessment with multiple stakeholders.
Everybody wants to understand the impact of their work better, but for many the process can seem daunting. In this case study, we hear from Leiden University Libraries’ Marco de Niet on their novel approach to an impact workshop.
Since we launched the first phase of the Impact Playbook, we’ve been delighted to see how many different institutions around the globe have been using it, testing it and holding their own impact workshops. We hear from Maja Drabczyk, Chief International Projects Expert at the National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institute Poland on her work running impact workshops in Poland.