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Allez Culture: keep Europe’s culture open to everyone online


Europeana needs our help to persuade the European Union to continue to fund it. Sign the online petition to support in the budget discussions about Europe’s digital infrastructure.

Europeana supports WIPO treaty to facilitate access for visually impaired and print disabled people to published works


The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) are in the final stages of negotiating a treaty which will facilitate access to published works by visually impaired people and those with print disabilities. With more than 314 million blind and visually impaired people in the world and over one million books published each year, less than 5% are made available in formats accessible by blind and visually impaired people. Europeana's Partner organisation, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) have invited the Europeana network to support their efforts in representing over 750,000 professional librarians and over one billion registered library users by encouraging the conclusion of an 'effective' treaty.

Europeana Open Culture App


Today Europeana has launched its first ever free iPad app - Europeana Open Culture. The app introduces the public to some brilliant collections from our great partners that people can explore, share and comment on.

Linked Heritage Seminar on Multilingualism and Terminology


All the slides are now available online.

Hierarchical Objects in Europeana


The EuropeanaTech Task Force on hierarchical objects has finalised its recommendations.

Europeana Collections & Metadata Analysis


Europeana recently finalised a study on Europeana's content, collections and data repository.

Rijksstudio: free creative reuse of Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces


The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam launched Rijksstudio, the new online presentation of 125,000 works in the collection. Thanks to Rijksstudio, web users can to create their own masterpieces by downloading images of artworks or details of artworks in the collection and using them in a creative way.

DigitalHeritage 2013 - Call for participation


First call for participant. Over 13 Conferences, Symposia, Workshops and Exhibitions under one roof.

New Europeana Business Plan


It has been edited in order to truly reflects the needs, priorities and insight of the whole Europeana community. Three were the priorities which emerged during the Business Planning discussions.

Europeana participates in Licenses for Europe


Europeana has been invited to participate in a European Commission initiative called 'Licences for Europe'.

600.000 Linked Heritage metadata in Europeana


Almost 600,000 metadata have been published in Europeana!

Europeana Launches Rights Labelling Campaign


Europeana is starting a rights labelling campaign. Over the next couple of months, it will work with all its data providers to ensure that all objects that are available via Europeana carry a valid rights statement.

A French-speaking discussion list devoted to digital humanities and the modelling of cultural heritage information


A new discussion list has just been created for all those who are interested in the application of ontologies to the digital humanities field (and who have linguistic skills in French, as this is the language used on that discussion list).

Europeana communications update


Europeana Professional Blog, factsheet 2013 and professional articles