Why and how to contribute to Europeana (Learning Object included)

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Book: Why and how to contribute to Europeana (Learning Object included)
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Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021, 3:31 AM


Includes "Aggregation" and "Legal issues"

About the Learning Object


This Learning Object is made up of two parts: one describes, through Europeana's eyes, the reasons why public cultural heritage institutions should contribute to Europeana and how. The other presents the University of Padova experience within the EU-funded project aggregator “Linked Heritage” such as formal and technical steps, timeline and other information useful for the project managers of content providers.

Target audience: decision makers and project managers of public libraries, museums, archives.

Commercial organisations willing to contribute to Europeana can refer to the Linked Heritage Learning Object Public-Private Partnership with Europeana.

The assessment questionnaire has not been prepared for this learning object, as it is intended primarily as a brief information sheet for public cultural institutions interested in finding out the basics about Europeana and the work done in Linked Heritage, and pointing them to the full project content to find out more.


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Using the Learning Object

This learning object can be accessed by any modern Web browser.
The video can be downloaded in High Definition.
The text can be downloaded as a .txt file.

Aim: to provide skill

Use of this Learning Object does not require any technical expertise.

Readings and training materials

Case studies

Training materials


Case studies

Davies, R. 2010, "Europeana and Europeana Local", National Conference Slovenia, Ljubljana, 15 September 2010. Available at: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/73025342/BRANDING-Europeana-and [accessed 15/6/2013]


Messmer, G. 2012, "Making Europe’s cultural treasures accessible: The Europeana Regia and Europeana Libraries projects" Proceedings ECLAP 2012 : Conference on Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment : Florence 7-9 may 2012,  p.143-148. Available at: http://www.disit.dsi.unifi.it/articoli/pdf_5185.pdf [accessed 11/9/2013]


Moutogianni, K., Chatzichristos, C. 2011, "Greece: Greek cultural collections: The path to Europeana in from closed doors to open gates",  Uncommon Culture, vol. 2, no. 3/4, pp. 96-101. Available at: http://uncommonculture.org/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/3635/3003 [accessed 5/6/2013]


Karvonen, M. 2011, "Finland: The national digital library of Finland",  Uncommon Culture, vol. 2, no. 3/4, pp. 88-91. Available at: http://uncommonculture.org/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/3629/3002 [accessed 5/6/2013]

van der Linden, H., Malliet, J., Vissers, R. 2011, "Belgium: Europeana and digital access to cultural heritage. Brussels (Belgium) january 19, 2011", Uncommon Culture,  vol. 2, no. 3/4, pp. 170-173. Available at: http://uncommonculture.org/ojs/index.php/UC/article/view/3658/3015 [accessed 5/6/2013]



Training materials

Guidelines and Best Practises for Setting up National Co-operation Frameworks (en)

This report is a result of a joint work carried out by ATHENA and Europeana. Both projects worked together to recover information on aggregators for their own purposes but also for harmonising the respective content strategies and avoid overlapping and duplication of the efforts. The Survey for Aggregators was also a fundamental background document for the compilation of this report, since they are the realisation of effective cooperation strategies among memory institutions. (2009) 36 p. https://phaidra.cab.unipd.it/detail_object/o:13228


European Union: Commission recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation, (2011/711/EU). Available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:283:0039:0045:EN:PDF [accessed 13/9/2013]



Europeana: FAQ. Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/providers-faq [accessed 1/3/2013]


Europeana: Cost & Benefits. Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/documents/844813/852015/Europeana%20Cost%20Benefits(3).pdf [accessed 1/3/2013]


Europeana: legal requirements for providing data (DEA). Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/licensing

[accessed 1/3/2013]
Europeana: procedure. Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/procedure [accessed 1/3/2013]

Europeana Professional. Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/provide-data [accessed 1/3/2013]

Europeana: technical requirements (ESE and EDM). Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/technical-requirements [accessed 1/3/2013]

Europeana: who we are and what we do. Available at: http://pro.europeana.eu/web/guest/about [accessed 1/3/2013]

Marton, A. 2011, "Forgotten as data – remembered through information. Social memory institutions in the digital age: the case of the Europeana Initiative". PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Availeble at: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/190/  [accessed 10/3/2013]

Museums Computer Group, Museum of London, "Europeana: Connecting society through aggregation". Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/museumscomputergroup/museum-of-london261110 [accessed 27/6/2013]


Musei digitali. Blog di informazione e discussione su tecnologie e musei. Available at: http://museidigitali.wordpress.com/ [accessed 1/3/2013]


Pekel, J. 2011, Europeana: Building a European Identity. Final thesis Master New Media Universitet van Amsterdam. Available at: http://www.academia.edu/1465794/Europeana_Building_a_European_Identity [accessed 4/3/2013]


Purday, J. 2011, "Europeana: from prototype to production". Uncommon culture, vol. 2, no. 1/2, pp. 54-63. Available at:  http://www.firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/UC/ article/view/3940/3141 [accessed 1/3/2013]