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Linked Heritage: Coordination of Standards and Technologies for the enrichment of Europeana

Linked Heritage has 3 main objectives: I) to contribute large quantities of new content to Europeana, from both the public and private sectors; II) to demonstrate enhancement of quality of content, in terms of metadata richness, re-use potential and uniqueness; III) to demonstrate enable improved search, retrieval and use of Europeana content.

Linked Heritage will facilitate and deliver large-scale, long-term enhancement of Europeana and its services. The project will address the problems associated with: Non-standard descriptive terminologies; the lack of private sector and 20th Century content; the preservation of complex metadata models within the Europeana metadata schema.

The consortium includes representatives of all the key stakeholder groups from 20 EU countries, together with Israel and Russia. These include ministries and responsible government agencies, content providers and aggregators, leading research centres, publishers and SMEs. The Europeana Foundation will be involved as subcontractor. Several partners participate in related Europeana ecosystem projects; this guarantees alignment with Europeana’s evolution. In addition, organisations which have not in the past been involved, will contribute for the first time to Europeana. 3 million new items will be delivered to Europeana, covering a wide spectrum of types of cultural content.

CyI Researcher

Sorin Hermon
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Additional Info

  • Acronym: Linked Heritage
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: EC – CIP Best Practice Networks
  • CyI Funding: €57,600
  • Funding Period: 30 months
  • Starting Date: 01/04/2011
  • End Date: 30/09/2013
  • Coordinator: Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche of the Italian Ministry of Culture
  • Partners:

    Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche of the Italian Ministry of Culture, UMA Information Technology GmbH, Packed - Platform voor de archivering en conservering van audiovisuele kunsten, KMKG - Koninklijke Musea Voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Central Library of The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, The Cyprus Institute (CY), Institut Umeni - Divadelni ustav (?), Eesti Vabariigi Kultuuriministeerium (EE), Ministère de la culture et de la communication (?), Université de Savoie, Association Dedale (), Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (), Philipps Universitaet Marburg (), Mvb Marketing Und Verlagsservice Des Buchhandels Gmbh (), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (), University of Patras (EL), National Technical University of Athens (EL), Hellenic Ministry Of Culture (EL), Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar (), Pintail ltd (), An Chomhairle Leabharlanna (), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT), Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza- DigiLab (IT), Università degli studi di Padova (IT), Medra s.r.l. (), C.t.f.r. Srl (), Promoter di Masi Pietro & c s.n.c. (), Valsts Agentura Kulturas Informacijas Sistemas (), Stowarzyszenie Miedzynarodowe Centrum Zarzadzania Informacja (), Instituto Superior Tecnico (), Cordia As (), Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije Za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine (), Fundacio Privada I2cat, Internet I Innovacio Digital A Catalunya (), Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació (), Riksarkivet (), Editeur Limited (), Digital Heritage Lbg (), Collections Trust Lbg (UK)

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