With discussions centred on digital transformations, it's important that we also focus on one important factor: the digital. Europeana is doing just that with the introduction of GLAM tech, a series about thought-leadership and innovation for the GLAM world.
Europeana Executive Director Harry Verwayen was invited to speak at the European Parliament's 'Cultural heritage in Europe: linking past and future' conference on 26 June 2018. The speech he gave highlights the importance of digital cultural heritage within the current digital transformation.
When we spoke to Europeana Network Association (ENA) member Kate Fernie, her background in archaeology became abundantly clear in her vision and role with the ENA. From her love of archives and passion to explore, uncover and build, Kate believes in looking to the past to offer insights into building for the future.
Europeana joined the EdTechXEurope Summit in London for the first time in June 2018. The event is Europe's largest summit that spotlights what they call the ’global learning ecosystem’, connecting startup founders, investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies.
On 20 June, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament voted on the Parliament’s report on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. The vote follows more than 1.5 years of intensive discussions and allows for trialogue negotiations under the Austrian Presidency.
Evidence of the transformative nature of digital is becoming increasingly prevalent, with the digitisation of cultural heritage allowing new ways for cultural objects to be shared and used. But how does this technological shift affect cultural heritage, its societal role and the ways in which cultural identity evolves?
Learning how to share to, build upon, and research with Wikidata were the key lessons from EuropeanaTech 2018. As more cultural organisations proactively engage in freely licensed structured data, Europeana is helping network members gain skills.
We spoke to Ben White, the Head of Intellectual Property from the British Library, about some of the treasures (and challenges) he and the team of curators and project managers have uncovered in their efforts to bring some hundreds of thousands of objects onto digital platforms, and show you how to use them.
In 2009, the National and University Library of Slovenia became the national cultural heritage aggregator for Slovenia. In April 2018, two representatives - Matjaž Kragelj and Mitja Kovačič - visited the Europeana Foundation to discuss all things data. They tell us how their visit went.