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  1. 1. Thank you A network model for thecreation & sustainability of cultural heritage Name17 November 2011, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg
  2. 2. Networking Networks to Create Access to Knowledge
  3. 3. Agenda–Overview of Europeana–Vision & Strategic Plan–Aggregation & Distribution–Case study of The European Library–The future
  4. 4. Europeana: The political vision‘Digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material are essential to highlight cultural and scientific heritage, to inspire the creation of new content and to encourage new online services to emerge. They help to democratise access to culture and knowledge and to develop the information society and the knowledge-based economy.’ European Council of Ministers, 20 November 2008
  5. 5. Overview of Europeana– A portal that integrates the digitised holdings of Europe’s libraries, archives, museums and audiovisual collections– Prototype launched in November 2008 with 2 million items– Currently gives access to 20 million items– 1,500 content providers– Interface in 29 languages– Funded mainly by the European Commission
  6. 6. What model are we following?
  7. 7. Europeana is anetwork ofnetworks
  8. 8. AGGREGATEBuild the trusted source for cultural heritage Source content Expand the network Improve data quality
  9. 9. Aggregation structureDomain Aggregators Country Aggregators Museums National Aggregators Museums, libraries & archives Archives Regional Aggregators Libraries Dark Aggregators Film Archives Museums,Sound Archives libraries & archives The European Library Museums, libraries & archives
  10. 10. Growth of The European Library from 2005 to 2009 The European Library 48 Members National Libraries 12/7/2011 20
  11. 11. Pan-European exhibitions 12/7/2011 21
  12. 12. Europeana Libraries = expansion to 448libraries including research libraries 12/7/2011 22
  13. 13. Projects Rhine release (Sept 2010) Europeana Version 2 (Oct 2011)Feb 2009 Europeana v1.0 Europeana v2.0May 2009 Europeana ConnectSept 2008 European Film GatewayMay 2008 Europeana LocalNov 2008 AthenaJan 2009 Presto PrimeJan 2009 ApenetMay 2009 Biodiversity Heritage LibrarySept 2009 Musical Instruments Museum Online →Oct 2009 EU ScreenJan 2010 Judaica Europeana →Jan 2010 Europeana Regia →Feb 2010 Carare →May 2010 HopeApr 2010 Assets
  14. 14. DISTRIBUTEMake heritage available wherever users arewhenever they want it Develop partnerships Upgrade portal Put content in users’ workflow
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  16. 16. Even the Governance ofEuropeana is networked
  17. 17. Stakeholder collaboration at the top levelEuropeana Foundation’s Board of Participants:• ACE: Association Cinémathèques Européennes• CENL: Conference of European National Librarians• CERL: Consortium of European Research Libraries• EMF: European Museum Forum• EURBICA: European Regional Branch of the Int Council on Archives• FIAT: International Federation of Television Archives• IASA: International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives• ICOM Europe: International Council of Museums, Europe• LIBER: Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche• MICHAEL: Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe
  18. 18. Governance StructureEuropeana Foundation
  19. 19. The Future• Economic growth through creativity & access to knowledge
  20. 20. Sustainable?• Europeana, the central service, is funded til 2020• Working on making the supporting network sustainable • And some fun!
  21. 21. Thank