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Why join Europeana?


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This slideshow gives an overview what Europeana offers cultural institutions when they join Europeana.

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Why join Europeana?

  1. 1. Why join Europeana? A brief overview what Europeana is, why cultural institutions should join and how. @EuropeanaEU
  2. 2. Content à What is Europeana? à à à • Vision & Mission • History • Structure • Statistics The mutual benefits What does Europeana offer? • Network • Knowledge • Technology • Outreach How to join?
  3. 3. What is Europeana?
  4. 4. Europeana’s vision and mission à Europeana is a catalyst for change in the world of cultural heritage. à Our mission: The Europeana Foundation and its Network à create new ways for people to engage with their cultural history, whether it’s for work, learning or pleasure. Our vision: We believe in making cultural heritage openly accessible in a digital way, to promote the exchange of ideas and information. This helps us all to understand our cultural diversity better and contributes to a thriving knowledge economy.
  5. 5. History of Europeana à April 2005: Jacques Chirac wrote to European Commission President à à à à à à à José Manuel Barroso, recommending the creation of a virtual European library EC’s Information Society and Media Directorate had been supporting European digital information exchange projects for 15 years September 2005: publication of EC’s i2010 strategy on digital libraries 2007: European Digital Library Network – EDLnet – began building Europeana, funded under i2010 November 2008: Europeana prototype launched Summer 2010: prototype became an operational service funded under the EC’s CIP ICT-PSP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme) January 2011: New Renaissance Report published - endorses Europeana as ‘the reference point for European culture online’ September 2012: Europeana metadata released under CC0 waiver, making it freely available for re-use
  6. 6. How does Europeana get its content? à Through its aggregation structure, Europeana represents 2,300 à à organisations across Europe From 150 Aggregators • Promoting national aggregation structures • More efficient than working with every individual content provider • Helps to achieve international standardisation End-user generated content • Crowd-sourcing projects such as Europeana 1914-1918 and Europeana 1989
  7. 7. Europeana Aggregator Model Domain Aggregators National initiatives Libraries National Aggregators e.g. Culture Grid, e.g. The European Library Regional Aggregators Archives e.g. APEX Audiovisual collections e.g. EUScreen, European Film Gateway Thematic collections e.g. Judaica Europeana, Europeana Fashion e.g. Musées Lausannois
  8. 8. Types of aggregators Cross domain Single Domain National Initiatives National Organisations National Organisations Direct Suppliers National Europeana Projects (themes) Projects (domain) Single Domain organisations Pan-European
  9. 9. Europe’s cultural heritage portal à 29m records from 2,300 à à à à à à European galleries, museums, archives and libraries Books, newspapers, journals, letters, diaries, archival papers Paintings, maps, drawings, photographs Music, spoken word, radio broadcasts Film, newsreels, television Curated exhibitions 31 languages
  10. 10. Countries providing content
  11. 11. Why join Europeana?
  12. 12. “We are doing the same thing, for the same reason, for the same people, in the same medium. We should be doing it together.”
  13. 13. Mutual benefits... What institutions can offer What Europeana can offer à à à à à à à à à à à à à à High quality metadata Access to content Checking of rights Network Participation Endorsement Europeana Network Legal expertise Technical expertise API Tools Standards Metrics Endorsement Outreach
  14. 14. ...for our users all over the world à Easy access to high quality metadata and content à Collect material from different sources and put it in new à à à à à contexts Connect with other initiatives like the Digital Public Library of America, Trove. Make your material available to everyone for creative re-use Greatly enhance the possibilities for education and research Make your material findable in search engines Drive traffic to your site by linking users back to your website.
  15. 15. Europeana Network à Over 800 connected people from Galleries, à à à Libraries, Archives, Museums, Creative Industries, NGO’s and companies Knowledge sharing platform Providing a forum for informed debate & collaboration Connecting Europeana to the cultural heritage sector
  16. 16. Knowledge à Europeana has been leading international research on various topics such as: • Intellectual Property Right • Metadata Schemas • Business Models • User Engagement à Europeana is there to help you deal with various issues à All documentation is openly available online
  17. 17. Technology à Europeana and its partner projects have produced a wide range of technologies such as: • The Europeana Data Model (EDM) • EDM mapping tools • Public Domain Calculator • An API • Embeddable Search Widget à Europeana is there to help you deal with various issues à All tools and documentation are openly available online
  18. 18. Outreach à Europeana can put your efforts in a spotlight à • 50.000 mailing list subscriber • 23.000 Facebook members • 12.500 Twitter followers Work together on blog posts, articles and documentation • End-user blog - • Professional blog -
  19. 19. Public Mission à Reach out to a massive amount of new potential viewers and à à users of your material Get involved in creative projects that re-use your data in innovative ways Helps you achieve your public mission. e.g: "Enable access to everyone who wants to do research" - British Library, Our Mission and 2020 Vision "The Federal Archives have the legal responsibility of permanently preserving the federal archival documents and making them available for use." - German Federal Archives - Responsibilities
  20. 20. Interested?
  21. 21. Get in touch! à Fill in the Partnership request form you can find below • (or at: à If you have any questions at the moment, please get in touch with:
  22. 22. Looking forward hearing from you