In our ‘Professionals in Focus’ series, we speak to Europeana Network Association Members Councillors about their roles, working lives and plans for their time on the Members Council. This month, Cosmina Berta discusses her role at the German Digital Library (DDB) as well as the challenges and opportunities of heterogeneous data.
Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar, as well as one of Europeana 2019’s Unsung Heroes for her work with the Europeana Research Community. In this post, she discusses the concept of a GLAM lab and her contribution to Open a GLAM Lab, a book for everyone interested in experimentation with digital collections.
There are tens of millions of items on Europeana Collections but we know that not all of them are easy to find or easy to use and that can be frustrating. So we’re working hard to improve that.
How easy an item is to find or to use depends in part on the types and quality of the information we have about it. This post looks at how Europeana is supporting cultural heritage institutions to improve the digital files (content) and the accompanying information (metadata) that they provide for both new and existing collections.
Since January 2015, Europeana has been one of the European Union’s Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI). In this series, we will look at some of the Europeana DSI activities, giving you a greater understanding of the endeavours and challenges we’re working on right now. We start with the cultural heritage itself. It’s what Europeana is all about.
Interest in open metadata is growing among policy makers, the cultural heritage sector, the research community, and software and application developers. At the European level, the Digital Agenda for Europe 2020 identifies ‘opening up public data resources for re-use’ as a key action in support of the Digital Single Market.