In 2011, the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands started releasing images of public domain works online. In 2013, these were all made available in the highest resolution possible, without any copyright restrictions.
What is under consideration in this paper is the long- term sustainability of Europeana: due to severe cuts in the CEF budget, guidelines demand funded initiatives to ‘become self-sustainable’ after only a couple of years of funding.
In order to understand and agree on what success means to us under the new Europeana Strategy 2015-2020, we have researched the ‘impact’ we can expect from Europeana as a Digital Service Infrastructure.
This Annual Reports and Accounts 2012 details the significant progress made by the Europeana Foundation and its partners and projects towards the goals set out in the Europeana Strategic Plan 2011-2015 and the Europeana Business Plan 2012.
Significant endorsements from the European Museum Academy and the Digital Public Library of America were offered to Europeana during 2013, showing us that our work to help create a climate of innovation and interoperability across our sector was strongly welcomed.