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SELECTED TAG: Europeana
August 23, 2012

Report on Semantic Interoperability with Europeana

EUscreen released a new public deliverable this week, titled Report on semantic interoperability with Europeana. The deliverable illustrates the technical platform created to support interoperability. It describes the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), which is the chosen technology for exporting metadata items to Europeana. OAI-PMH is a low-barrier and widely used mechanism for…

June 29, 2012

EU Award for Cultural Hackers

Watch Neelie Kroes’ plea to embrace open culture The Potential of Open Data Europeana recently showcased award-winning apps that demonstrate the social and commercial possibilities of open cultural data and its potential to touch everyday lives, at the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly. MEP Silvia-Adriana Ticau presented the winning developers with their awards at a…

March 21, 2012

What is Linked Open Data?

Linked Open Data is gaining traction in the information world – but remains a concept difficult to comprehend for non-technical users.  Europeana recently launched an animation to explain what it is and why it’s a good thing, both for users and for data providers. Linked Open Data – What is it? from Europeana on Vimeo. At EUscreen,…

December 2, 2011

Business Models for Open Data

On December 1st, Europeana published its second White Paper, The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid: a Business Model perspective on Open Metadata [PDF]. The title, ‘The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid’, centres on Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting, The Milkmaid. In a survey Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum found over 10,000 poor, yellowing copies of their great picture online….

November 21, 2011

Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation

The European Commission has just adopted a Recommendation on Digitisation and Digital Preservation, asking Member States to step up their efforts, pool their resources and involve private actors in digitising cultural material and make it available through Europeana. The recommendation invites Member States to: Put in place solid plans for their investments in digitisation and…

October 25, 2011

Europeana and DPLA Announce Collaboration

– Press Release: Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate .  The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which will provide access to digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums in the United States, announced today that it will design its technical structure in a way to promote interoperability with that…

October 19, 2011

Conference Report: Stockholm EUscreen Conference

By and large we’ve reported on this blog about the preparations for the EUscreen conference, which was held on September 14-15th at the National Library of Sweden. We’ve been hard at work gathering the presentation slides and videos for those who couldn’t attend or would like to review a number of topics. In this conference…