The Enrich Europeana platform aims to make it possible for users to transcribe and enrich a wide variety of digital heritage collections. In this guest post, Ting Chung of the Austrian National Library - a project partner in Enrich Europeana - gives us an update on the launch of the project’s new crowdsourcing tool for transcribing, annotating, and georeferencing historical documents.
100 years have passed since the end of World War One and we are still unlocking the personal stories and experiences from this period. In the lead up to the Centenary Tour Finale event in Brussels, we offer to shed more light onto one such story and artefact; that of Kurt Geiler and his life-saving bible. We share an in-depth interview with Kurt’s grandson Markus Geiler, exploring the digital transformation of this artefact and the impact of digitising cultural heritage.
To mark the ending of the World War One centenary, and to showcase Europeana 1914-1918, we have joined forces with the House of European History for a very special series of events on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 November.
Digital transformation is impacting more than just cultural heritage - it's transforming classrooms. From university assessments to in-class activities, our favourite example of digital transformation, transcribathons, are connecting those in education and research to the past in ways that have more impact than ever before.