The Europeana Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) showcases and provides online access to Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage.
Europeana DSI-3 is a continuation of the previous Europeana DSI projects (Europeana DSI and Europeana DSI-2). The DSI-3 project operates the Europeana core service platform from mid-2017 to mid-2018.
The Europeana DSI-3 consortium consists of Europeana Foundation as coordinator as well as 28 partners from ten different countries represented by aggregators and expert hubs, developers, experts and organisations with relevant distribution networks.
The consortium that operates the Europeana DSI creates access, interoperability, visibility and use of European cultural heritage in our target markets. The Europeana DSI manages data for use in education, research and creative industries as well as engaging European citizens by providing access to Europeana Collections and Europeana thematic collections.
Europeana DSI-3 will fulfil Europeana’s 2020 strategy and Business Plans as confirmed by the European Commission's Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE), European Commission and Europeana Network Association.
The main objectives are:
Discovery, use and engagement for users in our target markets by operating Europeana as pan-European web-based digital cultural platform
Foster content supply by optimising our data and aggregation infrastructure
Improving (meta-)data and content quality
Foster reuse of digital cultural heritage resources by improving content distribution mechanisms
Maintain an international interoperable licensing framework
Studying the impact of digital cultural heritage