Posted on Wednesday September 24, 2014

About Europeana Cloud

Our project is working towards a cloud-based infrastructure which will:
  • Source, prepare and add new data (2.4 million new metadata records and 5 million digital items) to the Cloud infrastructure;
  • Allow content providers and aggregators to efficiently store, share and provide access to digital cultural heritage;
  • Give researchers new services and tools, with which they can access, work on and share the content stored in the Cloud.
  • Enable everyone to feed back enriched data back into the cloud, for use by institutions and researchers alike.

A brief overview of what we are trying to achieve for content providers and aggregators is given in this video:

The work of the project is divided into seven main areas of focus, known as Work Packages.

WP1 - Assessing Researcher Needs in the Cloud and Ensuring Community Engagement, Agiatis Benardou (Digital Curation Unit, Athens). More Information on WP1

WP2 - Developing the Infrastructure for Europeana Cloud, Pavel Kats (Europeana Foundation, The Hague)

WP3 - Exploiting Europeana Cloud with services and tools for researchers, Erik Duval (University of Leuven, Belgium)

WP4 - Ingestion of Content and Metadata Development, Marian Lefferts (Consortium for European Research Libraries, The Hague)

WP5 - Sustaining the Europeana Cloud: Legal, Strategic and Economic Issues Julia Fallon (Europeana Foundation, The Hague)

WP6 - Dissemination and Networking, Martin Moyle (University College London)

WP7 - Project Management, Els Jacobs (Els Jacobs Advies & Onderzoek, Netherlands)

Project Coordination is carried out by The European Library (Alastair Dunning) and the participants of each individual Work Package come from the more than 30 partners participating in the project. They are:

  1. Stitching Europeana Foundation (Europeana Foundation representing The European Library and Europeana), Netherlands

  2. Ariadne Foundation, Belgium

  3. Athena Research and Innovation Centre, Greece

  4. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library), Germany

  5. Central and East European Online Library (CEOOL), Germany

  6. Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL),United Kingdom

  7. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Italy

  8. Debreceni Egyetem (University of Debrecen), Hungary

  9. Fundación Dialnet (Dialnet Foundation), Spain

  10. Hrvatska Akademija Znanosti I Umjetnosti (Croatian Academy for Science and Arts), Croatia

  11. Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Nationalbibliotek Og Kobenhavns Universitetsbibliotek, (Royal Library and National Library of Copenhagen University), Denmark

  12. Stichting Nederland Kennisland (Kennisland), Netherlands

  13. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen, KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy for Science), Netherlands

  14. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium

  15. Stichting LIBER (LIBER Foundation), Netherlands

  16. Cinecitta' Luce Spa, Italy

  17. Kansallisarkisto (Finnish National Archives), Finland

  18. Llyfrgellgenedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales), United Kingdom

  19. Narodni Technicka Knihovna (National Technical Library), Czech Republic

  20. Stichting OAPEN (OAPEN Foundation), Netherlands

  21. Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (OKF-DE), Germany

  22. The Open University, United Kingdom

  23. Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry), Poland

  24. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  25. Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant Universiteit Van Tilburg (Tilburg University), Netherlands

  26. University College London, United Kingdom

  27. The University Of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  28. Goeteborgs Universitet (Gothenburg University), Sweden

  29. Universite Libre De Bruxelles (Free University of Brussels), Belgium

  30. Universitaet Bielefeld (University of Bielefeld), Germany

  31. University Of Patras, Greece

  32. Stichting Vu-Vumc (Free University of Amsterdam), Netherlands

  33. Els Jacobs Advies & Onderzoek, Netherlands

  34. Semantika, Slovenia

Unfunded partners

  1. University of Sibiu, Romania

  2. DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)