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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 a new web page 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…

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….