National, domain and thematic aggregators, support Europeana in its mission to ‘transform the world with culture’. Their primary aim is to support cultural institutions and provide access to authentic, trustworthy and robust data and content that is accessible for use by the general public, education, research and the creative industries.
Europeana works with three types of aggregator:
- National aggregator, whose scope is defined by a specific country or region and whose contributors are situated within that country or region;
- Domain aggregator, whose scope is defined by a particular industry sector (such as museums, archives or libraries) and whose contributors are located in more than one country;
- Thematic aggregator, whose scope is defined by a particular topic or theme (such as fashion or food and drink) and whose contributors are located in more than one country.